Suzana Markovic elected president of the Cultural Tourism Association of the Croatian Chamber of Commerce

first_imgThe new president of the Cultural Tourism Association of the Croatian Chamber of Commerce was elected at the election session held on February 28 in the Croatian Chamber of Commerce Suzana Markovic, director of marketing and sales of Ban tours from Zagreb, and they were elected vice presidents Josipa Kovačić, from the Illyricum agency from Split and Renata Nevidal, from the company Globtour Event from Zagreb. She has been appointed Business Secretary of the Community Saša Zrnić from the Sector for Tourism of the Croatian Chamber of Commerce.”I consider the community of cultural tourism of the Croatian Chamber of Commerce extremely important for all of us who are in this industry, especially for travel agencies that organize trips for which culture is a significant content in the products they sell. I will advocate for the promotion of cultural content through adequate tourism products designed in cooperation between the private sector and cultural institutions and establishments. The ultimate goal is for the agencies to attract as many cultural tourists as possible to Croatia, who will know how to appreciate and be able to properly consume the rich cultural heritage of Croatia. Through the HGK Community platform, we will continue to cooperate even more intensively on this issue with the Ministry of Tourism and the Ministry of Culture. “, pointed out Suzana Markovic.Presenting the Action Plan for the Development of Cultural Tourism Vesna Rajković from the Ministry of Tourism pointed out the establishment of an inter-ministerial Working Group for the implementation of the Action Plan. “We need to do much more to facilitate the sale of cultural tourism products and speed up procedures in this area,” said Rajkovic, adding that the Action Plan and the Working Group seeks to achieve joint action of all stakeholders in cultural tourism, achieving strategic goals related to infrastructure. product packages, marketing, partnership and education in this activity.”The European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018, declared by the European Commission under the slogan “Our Heritage: Where the Past Meets the Future”, includes an initiative at European, national and local level, and a synergy of all European initiatives in the field of culture is expected. One of the initiatives within the announced year is the Tourism and Heritage initiative”, Said Anuška Deranja Crnokić from the Ministry of Culture, presenting the European Year of Cultural Heritage, within which the Ministry of Culture will organize about twenty events at the national level and activities included in the European Heritage Days program.last_img read more

Computer time is modern parents’ bribe and threat

first_imgBBC News 22 January 2015The Childwise survey, which has been tracking family life in the UK since the 1990s, shows a surge in the number of tablet computers used by children.But it suggests that parents use time on tablet computers as a way of rewarding or punishing their children.The study shows young people spend more time online than watching television.This latest report from Childwise, the 21st annual survey, shows children’s lives suffused with technology, using tablet computers, laptops, videogames and smartphones.Tablets ‘modern treat’  The study, based on a representative sample of more than 2,000 children across the UK, aged 5 to 16, shows that two of the most popular destinations are YouTube and the online game Minecraft.The use of tablet computers is overtaking laptops among young children, says the survey – and it suggests they have become important bargaining chips in family negotiations“Parents like tablets because they are controllable – a tablet can be given or taken away to reflect good or bad behaviour, in a way that is not possible with a conventional television set or computer,” says the research.“Apps can be purchased as rewards, and, with the growing use of tablets in primary schools, there are strong perceived educational advantages.”Research director Simon Leggett says tablet computers are particularly likely to be seen as the young person’s personal possession, making the arguments about restrictions even more fraught.Access to the internet is now so integrated into young people’s lives, he says, that they see access as a fundamental right rather than a privilege.This will strike a chord with many families, suggests Cathy Ranson, editor of the Netmums parenting website.“Banning screen time is the modern version of “grounding” kids,” she said.She said a study of Netmums users had found many parents using limits on computers as a punishment or reward, replacing “traditional treats”.But she warned that too much emphasis on access to screen time could prioritise computers “to the exclusion of real family life”. read more

Mourinho: I ‘ll Not Repeat My Past Mistakes at Spurs

first_img“I realised I made mistakes,” he said.“I’m not going to make the same mistakes. “I’ll make new mistakes – but not the same.”Mourinho, who would not be drawn on what mistakes he was referring to, added: “”I am humble, humble enough to try and analyse my career – not just the last year, but the whole thing, the evolution, the problems and the solutions. Not to blame anyone else.“It was a great thing. I went really deep with that analysis. A break was very positive for me. It was the first summer I did not work and I felt a little bit at a loss during that pre-season.“I was always humble, in my way. The problem is you didn’t understand that.”The 56-year-old’s time at Manchester United came to an end last December with the club 19 points behind Premier League leaders Liverpool.Mourinho had also reportedly fallen out with £89m signing Paul Pogba and was criticised by fans towards the end of his tenure for playing dull, defensive football.The former Porto, Chelsea and Real Madrid manager’s departure from Old Trafford continued his run of having never completed four consecutive seasons in charge of a club.“When I don’t win I cannot be happy and I cannot change that,” Mourinho added. “That is my DNA.“I hope I can influence my players, because if you are happy losing football matches it is very hard to be a winner.“Sometimes you have to work with people you don’t love and work well. I have principles that I cannot change and one of those is that I don’t think I can change.”Mourinho spent nearly £400m on 11 players during his two years at Manchester United, but believes he has already inherited a quality squad at Spurs.“The best gift for me, I don’t need players,” he added. “I am happy with the ones I have.“I just need more time with them. I know them well from playing against them, but you never know them well enough.”The 56-year-old takes charge of a Spurs side that are 14th in the Premier League with just three league wins all season.However, he is confident the club’s fortunes will soon turn around and they will be back challenging at the top of the table in the near future.He said: “We cannot win the Premier League this season, but we can win it next season. Not will, but can.”Despite Tottenham’s poor start to the season, Pochettino’s departure on Tuesday had come as a surprise to many with the club having reached the Champions League final – where they lost to Liverpool – just six months earlier.Mourinho paid tribute to his predecessor, saying: “I have to congratulate him for the work he has done.“This club will always be his home. This training ground will always be his training ground. The door will always be open for him.“He can come when he wants. When he misses the players, when he misses the people he worked with. The door is always open for him.“He will find happiness again. He will find a great club again. He will have a great future.”Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram New Tottenham Manager, Jose Mourinho, insisted yesterday that he will not make the same mistakes at Spurs that he did in previous managerial roles.The Portuguese replaced Mauricio Pochettino on Wednesday, ending an 11-month spell out of management following his sacking by Manchester United.Mourinho described himself as humble in his first news conference as Spurs boss, saying he spent his time away from football analysing his career.last_img read more