In September last year, Nin was hit by a natural disaster, an unprecedented flood that caused enormous material damage. The damage was great, the whole infrastructure was damaged, the road, Solana Nin, various farm buildings, the bridges connecting the old town were demolished, and there was also a great erosion of the beaches, which were practically completely destroyed. The total estimated damage has risen to over 50 million kuna, point out the city of Nin.Today, the situation has normalized after the floods, in fact, Nin is breathing with full lungs, reconstruction works are going on throughout the year. The most important question I personally asked myself after the tragedy that struck Nin was: Will Nin be ready for the upcoming tourist season?This was the most important and imperative, that Nin be ready by the next tourist season, because if that does not happen, Nin would suffer even more damage through reduced economic activity through tourism, which is the main driver and support of the whole of Nin.How important tourism is for Nin is shown by the fact that the oldest Croatian royal city is a record holder in terms of population growth during the tourist season. According to the Croatian Chamber of Commerce (Estimation of the increase in the number of consumers and the potential of food and beverage consumption in the tourist season ), the city of Nin in Zadar County, with about 3000 inhabitants due to tourists increase by almost five and a half times during the season. Thus, the number of inhabitants, according to the analysis of the Croatian Chamber of Commerce, jumps by 461 percent in August, which would mean that Nin has 16.500 inhabitants in the summer. Also, last year in Nin was a record tourist season, when over 1,3 million overnight stays were realized, mostly from Germany, Poland and the Netherlands.In the meantime, there is no need to worry about it. ”The extent of the flood in Nin is best illustrated by this aerial shot / Source: YouTube Dalibor LovricAs the mayor of Nin, Emil Ćurko, points out, the reconstruction is going according to plan and Nin is satisfied with the pace, and thanks to the quick reaction of the Government and various Ministries who gave maximum support to Nin to rebuild Nin as much as possible without interruption. economic activity through tourism which is an extremely important income to Nin. “ The natural disaster hit us hard, but also shook us a little in a positive way, regardless of all the problems we had. We were united by this tragedy, and I must commend the Government and the Ministries for their help and understanding for all the problems that came after the flood. Without the support of the State, it is certain that Nin could not be rebuilt for years with its own funds. Everything is relatively quickly agreed and defined, and we are satisfied during the renovation. Most importantly, we are ready for the tourist season, and the renovation is going according to plan. ” points out the mayor of Nin, Emil Ćurko.We have trained the city, even more, than to prepare for the tourist season. “A lot of things prevent us from working at a faster pace than everyone would like. There are simply procedures that must be followed that take a lot of time. From the preparation of various studies, tenders for the selection of contractors, the preparation of environmental studies, studies, various paperwork, etc.… which unfortunately last and some things we can not influence ” Ćurko pointed out and emphasized that a lot had really been done in a relatively short time.The natural disaster caused us a lot of mud, mud, and destroyed the beaches, but we practically renovated 90% of the beaches and that is the most important thing, says Ćurko, adding that according to the expected number of tourists, the beaches are 100% ready or will be the main tourist destination. season. “All works that will be during the season will not interfere with guests or traffic through the port, so the reconstruction will be possible in 6 and 7 months. We lost about 50.000 cubic meters of sand in the flood. A part of the Queen’s Beach was destroyed, as well as the Ždrijac Beach, which was practically 100% destroyed. As far as bridges are concerned, the tender of Hrvatske ceste for the rehabilitation of bridges is underway, so we will most likely find out the contractor by 15.06. Then we will estimate when we will start with the complete renovation, since we will study in the tourist season, we will most likely work only the upper bridge, because it is slightly dislocated from pedestrians and traffic, so part of the work will certainly be done during the season. After the start of construction and the lower bridge, everything will have to be well coordinated again, because sludge has accumulated under the bridge, which has an unpleasant smell when it is excavated, so some of this work will have to be done at the beginning of the year. concludes Ćurko and emphasizes that by next year all the works will be finished and Nin will be more beautiful than ever.In the meantime, there is no need to worry about it. ”Ždrijac Beach – renovation and arrangement after flood / Source: YouTube Dalibor LovrićMarija Dejanović from TZ Nina: There are no cancellations and we expect an even more successful tourist seasonThat Nin is ready for the tourist season is also confirmed by Marija Dejanović, director of the NZ Tourist Board, who points out that this year, regardless of everything, she expects daily tourist growth. “Of course, the wounds will remain and be visible, because these large wounds, ie the destroyed bridges, cannot be completely rebuilt so quickly. This is an issue that is quite complex because it is a matter of historic bridges and requires a whole procedure, from conservation supervision, to conduct public tenders… however, it is done to the maximum of all services and the restoration goes its course”Dejanovic points out.The city and the tourist board have set up information boards in the city to inform tourists about the natural disaster that has occurred and to know that they are in the process of reconstruction. Also, all tourist employees, especially the hosts in the family accommodation, got involved in the communication with the regular guests and sent their guests all the information about the course of the renovation. It is precisely this communication that is certainly largely due to the fact that there is no drop in reservations. “Tourists react extremely positively to information boards, ask questions, want to help, and they are not bothered by reconstruction at all or disturbed by peace. They understand the whole situation and are glad that reconstruction is being done at every step. Also, the hosts in the family accommodation regularly communicate with their guests to inform about the process, so far no one has reported a drop in reservations. Dejanovic pointed out.Sandy beaches are created by the influence of sea waves, tides and winds, and a large part of the reconstruction on Queen’s Beach was helped by nature, says Dejanović and emphasizes that the beaches will be renovated and ready for tourists. “As for the Ždrijac beach, interventions are still underway, but it will be ready by the beginning of the season. Solana Nin also suffered great damage, but got back on her feet very quickly”Concludes Dejanović and adds that this disaster cannot be survived through one season, but through a couple of seasons.Nin saltworks in full operationIn the meantime, there is no need to worry about it. ”The flood almost completely destroyed the Nin saltworks, which was the first to be hit, and more than two thirds of the harvest, worth around 1,5 million kuna, failed. Thus, the administrative building, the museum and the salt house, the salt production pools, the warehouse were flooded, and practically everything was flooded, and the total damage was in the millions. But, as they say, after the rain comes the sun, and from Solana Nin after this tragedy, they immediately decided to start the renovation and renovation, and today they proudly point out that no matter what, they are ready to welcome guests.” Last year we had multi-million damage. Our pools, museum, salt house and many products were flooded. We didn’t wait for help, but we rebuilt everything ourselves so that this season we could welcome tourists to the saltworks again and start the salt harvest. We did not receive any help, and we invested over three million kuna of our own funds. The season has already started and we hope that this year we will have more luck with the end of the tourist season, and that disasters will bypass us.”Points out Sanja Stamenić Oštrić, marketing director of Solana NinNew promenade – Romantic bridgeIn the accident and tragedy that happened to Nina, many good things happened, one of them is the new wooden bridge that was originally built to connect the old town with the coast, and will now remain as a new additional tourist product and promenade to improve the flow of tourists towards the old town. By the way, Nin, among other titles, holds the title of the most romantic destination in Europe since 2015.And the story of Nina is hard to tell in a nutshell, you first need to define where to start. Is it from the oldest Croatian royal city, the cradle of the Croatian state, the church of St. Cross, which is named as the smallest cathedral in the world, the church of St. Nikola, Solani Nin where sea salt is produced in a natural and ecological way only with sun, sea and wind, healing mud, Queen’s beach, Natura habitat, EDEN – European destinations of excellence, rare plant and animal species with 8 NATURA 2000 habitats, 5 endemic , 4 critically endangered, 1 endangered and 5 sensitive plants, I “scratched” Šokolijada samo a only on the surface of the rich history, culture and tourist stories that Nin tells. Perhaps it is best to start from the first step, and that is to come and experience Nin live. If there is one thing I can be sure of and guarantee, then it is precisely that everyone in Nin will find something that will delight them.Nin is so small, and so big, important and significant for our culture, tourism, identity… and definitely a tourist destination that has the most unique, amazing, diverse and authentic tourist stories in Croatia. I sincerely hope that through strategic and sustainable development, Nin will forever remain as it is, with soul and story. Also, I hope that in the future it will not fall under the pressure of mass tourism, but work to increase quality, not quantity, as a year-round tourist destination because it certainly can and should be.The most important news was that Nin is ready for the tourist season, to recover and to continue one of the main economic activities. Every guest who comes to Dalmatia should experience the story of Nin, because it is an excellent quality and authentic tourist product.Related news:NIN CHOCOLATE FEST AS A GREAT AUTHENTIC TOURIST STORYNIN DEVELOPS A NEW TOURIST PRODUCT – BIRDWATCHING TOURISMHOW NIN SKILLFULLY PLAYS WITH THE STRONGEST EMOTION – LOVETHE MAGIC THAT COMES AND DISAPPEARS – SAND FESTIVAL IN NIN
Saudia Arabia on Thursday banned pilgrims from visiting Islam’s holiest sites to try to contain the spread of the deadly coronavirus as the number of deaths soared in neighbouring Iran and new cases were reported in Europe.China is no longer the only breeding ground for COVID-19 as countries worry about possible contagion from other hotbeds of infection, including Iran, South Korea and Italy.There are now more daily cases being recorded outside China than inside the country, where the virus first emerged in December, according to the World Health Organization. President Emmanuel Macron said France, the world’s most visited country, was preparing for a jump in coronavirus cases.”We are facing a crisis, an epidemic that is coming,” he said during a visit to a hospital in Paris where the first French person carrying the virus died Tuesday.But President Donald Trump has played down fears of a major outbreak in the United States, the world’s largest economy.”I think that there’s a chance that it could get worse, a chance it could get fairly substantially worse, but nothing’s inevitable,” Trump told reporters Wednesday.His comments contradicted US health officials who urged Americans to be ready to cancel mass gatherings and work from home. There are 60 cases in the US so far.The US Centers of Disease Control and Prevention said it had detected the first case of unknown origin in the country, signalling that the virus may be spreading within communities.Contagion fears With the virus spreading in the Middle East, Saudi Arabia suspended visas for visits to Islam’s holiest sites for the “umrah” pilgrimage, an unprecedented move, raising questions over the hajj which starts in July.The kingdom — which hosts millions of pilgrims every year — said it was also suspending visas for tourists visiting from countries where the new virus is a “danger”.In neighbouring Iran, the health ministry reported seven new deaths over the past 24 hours, taking the overall toll to 26, the highest outside China.Tehran imposed domestic travel restrictions for confirmed or suspected cases and slapped curbs on visits to major Muslim pilgrimage sites, while Iran’s neighbours have shut their borders.Several governments have also advised against travel to Italy — which has 400 cases and 12 deaths, and South South Korea, which has almost 1,600 cases, the highest number outside China. Even China — which sealed off an entire province and shut down cities across the country to contain the virus — is now worried about importing cases and ordered people arriving in Beijing from affected countries to go into 14-day self-quarantine.But UN rights chief Michelle Bachelet voiced concern Thursday about the widespread use of quarantine, and said the epidemic had “set off a disturbing wave of prejudice against people of Chinese and East Asian ethnicity”.The virus is believed to have originated in a market in the central Chinese city of Wuhan, where it is suspected of having hopped from animal to human.China reported 29 more deaths Thursday — its lowest daily tally since January — and 433 new cases, most of them in hard-hit Hubei province and well below massive increases from just a week ago.Zhong Nanshan, a respected scientist who advises the government, said China would have had far fewer cases if action had been taken as early as December — a rare critique from a prominent insider.Hubei officials have been accused of initially covering up the outbreak and silencing a whistleblowing doctor who later died from the disease.Nevertheless, Zhong said he expected China to bring the epidemic under control by late April.But other countries have now become sources of concern. Warnings against ‘panic’ In Latin America’s first case, the 61-year-old patient had travelled to Italy’s Lombardy region, the epicentre of the outbreak there.In Romania, a man was infected after coming in contact with a visiting Italian. Countries from Denmark to Spain and Algeria have also reported infections linked to Italy.The first cases in Afghanistan, Pakistan and Estonia involved people who had been in Iran.The WHO has urged countries to prepare for a potential pandemic, though it stopped short of declaring one.Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison, however, said his government was “effectively operating now on the basis that there is one — a pandemic”.But EU Health Commissioner Stella Kyriakides appealed for calm.”This is a situation of concern, but we must not give in to panic.”Topics : More than 2,700 people have died in China and some 78,000 have been infected. The outbreak has spread to dozens of other countries, where there have been more than 50 deaths and 3,600 cases, raising fears of a pandemic.Jitters over the epidemic have rocked global markets, while sports matches and festivals across Europe have been cancelled.The US and South Korea on Thursday postponed forthcoming joint military exercises because of the outbreak, while Japan’s prime minister called for schools to close nationwide for several weeks.- ‘Facing a crisis’ –
He added that the administration had coordinated with the Education and Culture Ministry regarding the school closures and examination suspensions. The provincial administration will prepare the learning materials so they will be ready by Monday.According to the administration, there are 1.5 million students across Jakarta; 124,000 of whom are 12th grade students who will participate in final examinations.“Few children have tested positive for COVID-19. However, they can be carriers [of the virus] and infect adults,” Anies said. “Furthermore, adults taking their children to school can also be infected. Therefore, we need to lower the risk.”Read also: Outbreak breakout: COVID-19 patient flees isolation ward in JakartaJakarta previously decided to temporarily close several tourist destinations and entertainment places owned by the administration, including Ancol Dreamland Park, Ragunan Zoo and the National Monument. Weekly Car Free Day on Jl. Sudirman and Jl. MH Thamrin was also suspended for two weeks.“We are not locking down Jakarta. However, we ask all citizens to be responsible for our health,” the governor said.The government announced on Saturday that the number of people confirmed to have contracted COVID-19 had surged to 96, five of whom died of the disease. (mfp)Topics : The governor went on to say that the administration would review the policy at the end of the second week of suspension, depending on the development of the COVID-19 situation.Read also: Some Jakarta schools close for fear of COVID-19The decision was made after a meeting on Saturday between several healthcare professional organizations, including the Indonesian Doctors Association (IDI) and the Indonesian Pediatrician Association (IDAI), as well as WHO representative to Indonesia N. Paranietharan, who joined the meeting through a video call.Anies also suggested that non-formal educational institutions shift to long-distance learning to prevent the spread of coronavirus in the city. The Jakarta administration will close schools across the city and suspend examinations for two weeks starting from Monday as part of measures to prevent further spread of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in the capital city.“The Jakarta administration has decided to close all schools in the city. All students will study through long-distance learning,” Jakarta governor Anies Baswedan said during a press briefing at City Hall on Saturday.“The National Examination for vocational high school students, which is slated to start on Monday, as well as school examinations will also be suspended.”
Howard-Browne, originally from South Africa, was arrested at his home under a warrant charging him with misdemeanor offenses of unlawful assembly and violation of public health emergency rules, the sheriff’s office said later.The emergency health orders limit public gatherings in the county to fewer than 10 people and require residents to stay at home except as otherwise necessary.The Tampa Bay Times reported the preacher posted $500 bond and was released from jail shortly after he was booked on the charges, each carrying a maximum penalty of 60 days in jail and a $500 fine if he were convicted.Chronister said his office had contacted the church’s attorneys and its leaders at least twice over the weekend imploring them to cancel Sunday’s services at the Pentecostal church, to no avail. Topics : The pastor of a megachurch in Tampa, Florida, was arrested on Monday on charges of holding prayer services in violation of public health orders temporarily banning such gatherings to limit the spread of coronavirus infections, authorities said.Rodney Howard-Browne, co-founder of the River at Tampa Bay Church, is accused of presiding over two services on Sunday attended by hundreds of parishioners, some of them ferried there by bus transportation his church provided, Hillsborough County Sheriff Chad Chronister said.”His reckless disregard for human life put hundreds of people in his congregation at risk and thousands of residents who may interact with them this week in danger,” Chronister told a news conference. The sheriff said Howard-Browne’s defiance was especially baffling because his 4,000-member congregation had the technology to broadcast its services live on both television and the internet.’God heals’Howard-Browne quoted biblical scripture in his own defense during Sunday morning’s 3-1/2-hour service, livestreamed on social media, declaring: “No plague shall come nigh thy dwelling, no weapon formed against them,” according to the Tampa Bay Times.”Suddenly we are demonized because we believe God heals, that the Lord sets people free, and they make us out to be some sort of kooks,” the newspaper quoted him as telling worshipers.Members of the congregation, many standing shoulder to shoulder, although some apparently separated in church by empty seats, cheered and applauded his remarks, the Times said.Chronister disputed Howard-Browne’s assertions that the public health orders in question exempted religious services as essential gatherings or that they trampled constitutional rights to freedom of religion.”It’s unfortunate that the pastor here is hiding behind the First Amendment,” the sheriff said.State Attorney Andrew Warren also cited scripture in supporting the sheriff.”There’s no more important commandment than to love thy neighbor as thyself,” he said. “Loving your neighbors is protecting them, not jeopardizing their health by exposing them to this deadly virus.”Nearly 5,500 people have tested positive in Florida for COVID-19, the highly infectious respiratory disease caused by the novel coronavirus, including more than 60 who have died.
A hospital in the southern French city of Lyon is testing patients with a new machine that enables them to breathe into a tube to see whether they have COVID-19 in a matter of seconds.The machine is entering a second trial phase after three months of use on dozens of people, among whom about 20 had the virus and the others did not. Unlike the uncomfortable standard PCR (polymerase chain reaction) tests, it is not invasive and provides an immediate result.”It’s the same principle as a classic breathalyzer test,” Christian George, director of research at the National Centre of Scientific Research at the la Croix-Rousse hospital, told Reuters. “The machine will register the molecules in the exhaled air and then detects the traces of the sickness.”Jean-Christophe Richard, head of intensive care at the hospital, said the objective was to have the machine fully operational by the end of the year.”This type of quick test means we will have the results straightaway and can then move the patient to the right area of the hospital. As we now have a few efficient treatments, the quicker we can diagnose the quicker we can treat them,” he said.Bruno Lina, an independent virus expert who has been consulted on the machine, said it was a step in the right direction, but at this stage was too expensive for widespread distribution in hospitals.”If our hypothesis is proved correct we could see second or third generation machines that cost less and that would specifically home in on the markers of the infection that we have identified,” Lina, who heads the National Enterovirus and Parechovirus Reference Centre, saidTopics :
The home at 5 Weir St, Moorooka, is up for sale.This triple gabled Queenslander has been like a revolving door for Rochelle Johnston’s family.The home at 5 Weir St, Moorooka, has been in and out of Mrs Johnston’s family since her grandfather built it in 1938. The lounge has ornate detailed ceilings.More from newsCrowd expected as mega estate goes under the hammer7 Aug 2020Hard work, resourcefulness and $17k bring old Ipswich home back to life20 Apr 2020There are four bedrooms, the master featuring a walk-in wardrobe and its own sunroom.The spacious kitchen has had a modern facelift with a retro twist, keeping bevelled glass cabinets. The dining room at 5 Weir St, Moorooka.There is a separate dining and living area, along with a second sunroom.Mrs Johnston said the home evoked feelings of nostalgia.“I like to sit and read in the sunroom at the front,” she said.“I remember my grandmother sitting out there and catching the breeze coming down the hill.” This bedroom has a bench window nook.The home was a “central meeting point” when Mrs Johnston was growing up.“My grandmother was the head of the family,” she said.“We’d have a sleepover and it felt to me there was always enough space and beds to cater for 12 grandchildren.” The home has a modern bathroom.She said the house would best suit a family.“It would be great for a family who could love it like it is and maybe wants to do something to it down the track,” she said.“It would be wonderful for them to create memories like I did.” The modern kitchen has a retro twist.The home was sold after her grandmother died, and it was later purchased by her cousin.Again it was sold and bought back by Mrs Johnston and her husband, David, 15 years ago.“It is a bit sad to be moving on,” Mrs Johnston said.The family is downsizing as their children Samara, 18, and Will, 16, contemplate moving out.The property features gorgeous bay windows with bench seat nooks, polished timber floors, and ornate decorative ceilings.
NN Investment Partners – Willem Schramade has been appointed as a senior portfolio manager for impact investing. He joins from Robeco, which he joined in 2007 as a global equity analyst. Before joining Robeco, he worked at PriceWaterhouseCoopers and General Electric.Sarasin & Partners – Jeremy Thomas has been appointed head of global equities. He joins from Allianz Global Investors, where he managed global and UK equity mandates for over 12 years. Before then, he was at ISIS Management (now part of F&C) and began his career at Schroders.Barings Real Estate Advisers – Göran Bengtsson has been named head of the Nordics. Based in Stockholm, he will be responsible for sourcing and executing deals, as well as overseeing all asset management activities within the region. He will also be responsible for opportunities to expand the business in the Danish and Norwegian markets. Bengtsson joins from Aberdeen Asset Management, where he was head of asset management for the Nordics for the past three years.Xafinity – Matthew Course has been appointed as a senior investment consultant. He began his career at Legal & General Investment Management as a client relationship manager before moving to Stamford Associates as an investment consultant and latterly at Lloyds Banking Group and Mercers, where he was a principal in the Implemented Investment Solutions Team. PKA, PFA, Candriam Investors Group, Lombard Odier Investment Managers, AlphaGen Capital, NN Investment Partners, Robeco, Sarasin & Partners, Allianz Global Investors, Barings Real Estate Advisers, Aberdeen Asset Management, XafinityPKA – The DKK250m (€33.6m) Danish labour-market pensions provider has hired a sales expert from the country’s largest commercial pension fund, PFA, to lead the new drive to win customers both individually and within corporate contracts. Søren Bang Palfelt, who has been responsible at PFA for sales and advice to companies, organisations and pension funds, will start his new job at PKA on 1 December.Candriam Investors Group – César Zeitouni has been appointed head of long short equity. From 2001, Zeitouni managed a long-only fund in the technology and telecom sectors at IT Asset Management. He then transferred to Exane AM in 2006, where he launched and co-managed a TNT equity market neutral fund and where, these past two years, he managed a long-short fund.Lombard Odier Investment Managers – The Volantis investment management team is to join the firm from AlphaGen Capital. The team manages more than $1bn (€908m) in assets in UK equity long/short and long-only strategies. The eight person team will join Lombard Odier IM’s existing 1798 hedge fund strategies platform, based in London.
Following the sale of its non-utility U.S. natural gas storage facilities, U.S. energy company and LNG operator Sempra Energy continued to shed its assets.Sempra Energy said on Tuesday that it entered into an agreement to complete the sale of its remaining wind operating and development assets to American Electric Power (AEP) for $551 million in cash.Joseph A. Householder, president and COO of Sempra, stated, “The agreement to sell our U.S. wind assets along with the previously announced sales of our U.S. solar and natural gas storage assets are expected to generate approximately $2.5 billion in cash proceeds to support our growth plan as we strive to become North America’s premier energy infrastructure company.”To remind, Sempra completed the sale of its non-utility U.S. natural gas storage facilities last week to a unit of energy private equity firm ArcLight Capital Partners.Sempra initially agreed on the sale in early January for $328 million in cash. The assets included in the sale is the Mississippi Hub storage facility with a working capacity of 22.3 billion cubic feet (Bcf) of natural gas, and the Bay Gas storage facility with a working capacity of 20.4 Bcf of natural gas. Both facilities will be operated by ArcLight’s unit Enstor Gas.The company added on Tuesday that the sale of its unit Sempra Renewables would include seven wind projects in which the company is either the operator or has a stake in. AEP will also acquire all of Sempra Renewables’ wind projects currently in development.The sale is expected to be completed in the second quarter of 2019.
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Batesville, In. — Applications are now being accepted for the Home School Exploration Scholarship.The scholarship offers one- 1 to 4 credit hour class, tuition, technology fee or hybrid fee. The deadline to apply is December 17, 2018.Information sessions are planned in Batesville at the Ivy Tech Community College campus on Tuesday, December 4 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. and in Lawrenceburg at the Ivy Tech Community College campus on Monday, December 3 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.