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

Allseas Buys Dutch OTEC Firm

first_imgSwiss marine contractor Allseas has acquired Bluerise, a specialist developer of Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion (OTEC) technology that delivers renewable energy solutions.Based in Delft, the Netherlands, Bluerise has been researching and developing OTEC technology for 9 years, designing systems that utilise the natural temperature difference in the ocean between cold deep water (5°C) and warm surface water (25°C) to generate clean electricity.Allseas will use its offshore expertise and record of deep-water technologies to advance Bluerise concepts and accelerate the implementation of OTEC technology for renewable energy projects.To remind, Bluerise was recently declared bankrupt by the court in Den-Haag.The company which last year partnered with Ecopower Lanka to build an ocean thermal energy conversion (OTEC) project in Sri Lanka, filed for ‘suspension of payments’ due to the inability to pay the employees and its creditors.last_img read more

Jones announces departure from Syracuse, aims to play professionally

first_imgMookie Jones announced in a statement through his agent, Zachary Charles, that he is finished playing basketball in Syracuse.“As most of you already heard, I am not coming back to Syracuse for my final season,” Jones said in the statement.The university suspended Jones for one year after an SU student accused him of cyberbullying last fall. The suspension affected his eligibility as an athlete as this season would have been his last due to NCAA rules, which require athletes to complete their careers in five calendar years.Due to the suspension, he would not have been able to return to school until January. After missing a year of classes, he would not have been eligible to join the team as athletes must maintain progress toward their degree to remain eligible in sports.Jones decided to leave SU and sign with Charles, an agent with 610 Sports and Entertainment Management. The agency, founded by president and agent Corey D. McCoy in 2005, represents former NBA guard Damon Jones among others.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textJones thanked his coaches, teammates and Syracuse fans in the statement. He also said he plans to return to Syracuse to complete his degree.The former SU guard, who played in seven games for the Orange last season, will now pursue a career in professional basketball. He said he hopes to play in the National Basketball League of Canada next season.“I look forward to playing very hard and proving to every one that I was meant to play this game,” Jones said. Comments Published on August 4, 2012 at 6:00 pm Contact Ryne: rjgery@syr.edu Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

University pledges career support for graduates

first_imgUSC’s Rossier School of Education, ranked No. 17 among graduate schools by U.S. News & World Report, announced Thursday that the school will grant professional support to any alumnus who reaches out.Beginning on Thursday, the USC Rossier Commitment will provide any alumni with ongoing resources to help them excel in their professional career. Alumni can call the “rapid response team,” which includes a Rossier faculty member who will help create a plan for improvement and guide alumni to resources to help them achieve professional success.“I am exceedingly proud of the USC Rossier Commitment to stand behind our graduates and their abilities to improve student learning,” Rossier Dean Karen Symms Gallagher told USC News. “I challenge other colleges and universities to join us and take responsibility for the quality of their graduates and America’s teachers. As the country focuses on effective teaching to improve student outcomes, we are doing our part to support our graduates in evolving their practice and being the most impactful teachers they can be.”A program has been established to administer the USC Rossier Commitment, which includes a hotline and an email that students and alumni can use to contact the school. Gallagher is starting the rapid response team with nine staffers, three of whom are from the teachers education program. These staffers will conduct program diagnosis and plan development. The faculty could even visit the school site to assess graduates’ work. A roster of resources is also available for the graduates.Gallagher estimated that about 25,000 graduates are eligible for the service, but she didn’t expect an initial flood of calls. Rossier operates a large online program, and about 2,000 students graduate from the school four times a year. Of this number, 1,800 are part of the online program.Though a press release sent out by USC News referred to the new program as a “groundbreaking pledge,” some experts disagreed about how big the news truly was.Rick Hess, political scientist and education analyst at the American Enterprise Institute, told USA Today that USC’s move was “less a game changer than an admirable and ambitious effort to provide much needed support to new teachers.”The USC Rossier Commitment will enhance the efforts to evaluate and improve the school’s program, Gallagher said. The school is committed to providing graduates with research-based knowledge and skills to make a difference in the classroom by delivering academically rigorous programs that combine theory and practice. Follow us on Twitter @dailytrojanlast_img read more