The Meeting Point Sopot project was presented, which aims to emphasize the historical heritage in the tourist offer of Vinkovci

first_imgStudents of two Vinkovci high schools, Secondary Vocational and Carpentry Technical, presented their project Meeting Point Sopot for the realization of which they received a non-refundable 20 thousand kuna at the public invitation of the Ministry of Tourism to secondary vocational and art schools.The Ministry of Tourism, with the aim of promoting and strengthening the competencies of vocational professions, awarded a total of 395 thousand kuna in grants, up to 20 thousand kuna per school, for 15 projects of secondary vocational and art schools, and Vinkovci are very proud to recognize their idea. As stated in the call, grants are awarded to projects that promote a new tourism product to strengthen the overall competitiveness of the destination where the school is located, based on linking public, civil, private sector and science, positive environmental effects and the inclusion of strategically defined special forms tourism.Sopot is a favorite picnic spot of Vinkovci residents and a locality of top potential, and it was named after the culture that was developed in the area of ​​the oldest European city, from the Neolithic period, and that is the reason why this project was nominated. a trail that stretches all the way along the Bosut River and thus additionally connects the Sopot picnic area with the city, and offers the people of Vinkovci and their visitors additional content on the promenade itself. As explained by Mirjana Jakšić, initiator and leader of the Meeting Point Sopot project, professor of professional subjects in tourism at the Secondary Vocational School, the goals achieved by the implementation of this project are in line with the Tourism Development Strategy of the Republic of Croatia until 2020.The project was realized in the synergy of students from two vocational schools, so the idea was for students of the Secondary Vocational School, tourist high school and tourist-hotel salesman, to collect material on Sopot culture, make a brochure on the educational trail and promote Meeting Point Sopot as a new tourist product. students of the Carpentry Technical School, occupation carpentry technician and carpentry technician designer, making boards. “The project wants to show that the historical heritage is a very important aspect of the offer of the city of Vinkovci, in which it should be continuously invested and placed on the market as a unique product. We want to create awareness of the importance of tourism, which is manifested through the general raising and creating positive attitudes of the population about tourism, we improve the tourist offer with additional content, and in our case it is arranging an educational trail through the interpretation of cultural and historical heritage. culture and recreation services. Also one of the goals of the project is to strengthen the partnership and cooperation of various stakeholders in tourism as well, and certainly the environmental orientation of the project presupposes the rational use of available resources and promotes healthy living related to walking or cycling along the river Bosut”, Says Mirjana Jakšić, adding that their desire is to develop historical tourism, as a subtype of cultural tourism, but in a way that the contents of the educational boards are easily understood by all. He reminds that according to the existing tourist infrastructure of Vinkovci – three hostels and five hotels of various categories – the Meeting Point Sopot project is very realistically set according to the target market segments: students, lovers of culture and history, business guests.last_img read more

First ODI in St Lucia – Windies look to continue dominance against Afghanistan

first_imgGROS ISLET, St Lucia (CMC) – West Indies will hope to avoid any embarrassing hiccups and impose their obvious superiority on minnows Afghanistan when the two teams meet in the opening day/night One-Day International of the three-match series here today.The preceding Twenty20 series, which ended in a clean sweep for the hosts, highlighted the massive gulf between the two sides and the one-day side will be heavily favoured to extend that success in the three contests at the Darren Sammy National Stadium.More significantly, the series – regardless of the weakness of the opposition – offers West Indies a golden opportunity to turn the page on a recent run of troubling results that have seen them win just once in their last 12 outings in bilateral series.And captain Jason Holder was quick to reiterate the importance of the tour, urging his players to be at their best and to ensure a series win.“I think we all know the importance of this series. We’ve just come off the Tests, a tough loss against Pakistan in the last one-day series,” the all-rounder said here yesterday.“I felt we showed some promise there. We had a lot of good positives coming out of that series but we didn’t get over the line in terms of the end result.“I think coming into this series is an opportunity to win a series so the guys have to be very disciplined, always set up our process boxes and once we tick them, more often than not we’ll come out on the winning end.”The Windies are currently ranked ninth in the international one-day rankings, only above Afghanistan in 10th and Zimbabwe in 11th. It is a ranking that caused them to miss out on the ongoing Champions Trophy in England and forced them to turn their attention to the Asian side.Regardless of the weakness of the opposition, however, Holder said he had much regard for their bowling attack, one which included the likes of exciting teenage leg-spinner Rashid Khan.He explained while he was keen on using the series to give each member of his 13-man squad a chance to play, winning was the chief priority and this would be the ultimate focus of the series.“The first objective is to win the series and I think once we win the series then you can afford to give everybody the opportunity to play but we must play it (series) seriously,” Holder said.“It is a very important series. We’ve got to beat Afghanistan. They’ve got a very good bowling attack in my opinion and if we are complacent, that could hamper us. I am very, very confident about this tour.“This is an opportunity for the guys to stamp their authority and get some runs underneath their belts.”The venue has not been a happy hunting ground for West Indies in the past, providing just one win in 11 ODIs in the last nine years.Holder, however, said he expected his side to make the most of the excellent conditions at the ground to undermine Afghanistan.“The history here in St Lucia offers a bit for the faster bowlers up front but having said that, if you are a batman and you get past that first half an hour, it becomes an easier track,” Holder pointed out.“I wouldn’t say easy-paced but the pace is consistent and the bounce is consistent … and I think it has generally been a good wicket here. We have some fast bowlers in our side who can extract some pace and bounce and we expect that from them.”Today’s contest bowls off at 14:30hrs.last_img read more

Spelinspektionen clears four of underage betting allegations

first_img Winning Post: Swedish regulator pushes back on ‘Storebror’ approach to deposit limits August 24, 2020 StumbleUpon Soft2Bet continues new market drive with Irokobet launch August 26, 2020 Share Submit Share Related Articles Global Gaming adds sportsbook extension to Ninja property August 25, 2020 Swedish gambling regulator Spelinspektionen has ruled that four operators have been cleared following allegations that they had offered markets on sporting events which included a ‘majority of participants’ under the age of 18. ATG, Betsson, Hillside Sports and Kindred Group-owned Spooniker all had cases cleared by Spelinspektionen after it was initially thought that the four operators had offered markets on the individual performances of under-18 players in a football match. Swedish laws and definitions on underage match wagering are established under ‘Gambling Act Chapter 8‘ provisions.The regulator has previously suggested that offering markets on underage players can be seen to increase the danger of minors being exposed to attempts to manipulate sporting results.Hillside, the operating subsidiary of bet365 in Sweden, has previously been issued a penalty fee of SEK10m (£801,108) after the regulator said the operator had offered odds on five football matches in which a majority of players were underage. Spelinspektionen has since reviewed the penalties, stating that none of the four operators had breached license conditions as the featured players who were eligible for the bets in the games were, for the most part, over the age of 18.In its ruling, Spelinspektionen has confirmed that it is working towards the development of regulations which will focus on bans and restrictions on betting in order to tackle match-fixing in professional sport. The regulator said betting on the individual performance of under-18s will be taken into account when drafting these rules.last_img read more