Today, the decision on the new director of the CNTB Main Office

first_imgAt the end of May, more precisely on May 30, the competition for the director of the Main Office of the CNTB ended, which lasted 60 days.Eight applications were received for the competition, seven applications were received on time, while one application was received outside the deadline. In the following period, a Commission for the evaluation of candidacies was formed by the Tourist Board of the Croatian Tourist Board, consisting of: Boris Žgomba as President of the Commission, also a member of the CNTB Tourist Board and President of Uniline, Barbara Mesić, member of the Commission and Chief Advisor to the Minister of Tourism. Željko Kukurin, member of the Commission, also a member of the Tourist Board of the CNTB and President of the Management Board of Valamar Riviera dd, Marcel Medak, member of the Commission, also a member of the Tourist Board of the CNTB and director of Daruvar Spa, and prof.dr.sc. Dragan Magaš from the Faculty of Tourism and Hotel Management in Opatija.By the end of June, the Candidate Evaluation Committee gave each of the seven candidates the opportunity to present the CNTB’s work program for the next four years, and a decision should be made today, ie a proposal to the Tourist Council, which should then make a final decision.By the way, unofficially, the following seven candidates applied for the competition: Dejan Bosak from Ugo group, Davorko Obuljen – former President of the Management Board of Hotel Maestrali and former Deputy Prefect of Dubrovnik-Neretva, Joško Stella – Director of the Split-Dalmatia Tourist Board, Kristijan Staničić – Former President of the Management Board of the Liburnia Riviera Hotels and candidate for mayor of Rijeka in the last local elections, Katarina Miličević from the Institute of Tourism, Tonči Glavina – co-owner of a tour operator for children and youth tourism and the first specialized hostel for young people Eklata and director of the Business Incubator Klis doo, while the last candidate comes from the hotel industry.More expertise and professionalism, and less politicsI sincerely hope that finally in Croatia, and thus in this competition, the main guiding thread will be expertise and professionalism, and not who is closer to the fire and who is pulling harder from the political side. It is important to respect the expertise and competence as well as the vision of the development of each candidate, and then let the shortlist, ie the finalists, where the little things decide, choose politics according to the political key.As I communicate on a daily basis with all profiles of tourism experts from all over Croatia, I can freely determine how the vast majority are dissatisfied and how they want change. To the question of how and when it will be better, I give a clear and only possible answer: That the profession, both at the destination and in the whole of Croatia, unites and asks politics to respect the profession, professionalism and business processes of the 21st century. I know your answer, but it’s up to the people. A change of the whole paradigm is needed, and this is possible only if the profession unites and seeks changes, not from political connotations but exclusively from market bases, ie needs.Synergy, expertise and professionalism – must be key criteria, we can no longer afford to be different because the competition does not sleep, in fact, while we talk for ten years about changes and new regulations, tourist land… competition has already made a hundred changes.It’s all up to the people, it’s all up to you. The synergy of all tourism workers is crucial for the strategic development of tourist destinations.last_img read more

Kyle Farmer rescues Dodgers with two-run, pinch-hit double in 9th

first_imgKemp and Dodgers manager Dave Roberts were ejected following that inning-ending strikeout.The Dodgers scored first on a home run by Joc Pederson leading off the game, his eighth home run of June.Chatwood sidestepped any more damage despite five walks, a hit batter (Chris Taylor took one off the back of his helmet) and a wild pitch in his five innings. The Dodgers’ next run didn’t come until the sixth inning when the Cubs infielders lost a ball in the sun – which briefly made an appearance – and Yasiel Puig’s pop-up fell for an RBI double.Maeda wasn’t quite as effective at avoiding paying for his control problems.Two singles and a walk loaded the bases for the Cubs in the second inning. Maeda was one pitch away from getting out of the inning but Kris Bryant lined a full-count pitch down the left-field line for a two-run double. PreviousCHICAGO, IL – JUNE 19: Cody Bellinger #35 of the Los Angeles Dodgers and Austin Barnes #15 of the Los Angeles Dodgers after the Dodgers took the lead against the Chicago Cubs during the ninth inning in game one of a doubleheader on June 19, 2018 at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois. The Dodgers won 4-3. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Joc Pederson (31) runs the bases after hitting a home run during the first inning of a baseball game against the Chicago Cubs on Tuesday, June 19, 2018, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Matt Marton)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Joc Pederson (31) runs the bases after hitting a home run during the first inning of a baseball game against the Chicago Cubs on Tuesday, June 19, 2018, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Matt Marton) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsChicago Cubs starting pitcher Tyler Chatwood (21) delivers during the first inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Tuesday, June 19, 2018, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Matt Marton)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Joc Pederson (31) is congratulated by teammates in the dugout after hitting a home run during the first inning of a baseball game against the Chicago Cubs on Tuesday, June 19, 2018, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Matt Marton)Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Kenta Maeda (18) delivers during the first inning of a baseball game against the Chicago Cubs on Tuesday, June 19, 2018, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Matt Marton)CHICAGO, IL – JUNE 19: Kenta Maeda #18 of the Los Angeles Dodgers pitches against the Chicago Cubs during the first inning in game one of a doubleheader on June 19, 2018 at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Kenta Maeda (18) wipes away sweat during the second inning of a baseball game against the Chicago Cubs on Tuesday, June 19, 2018, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Matt Marton)Chicago Cubs’ Kris Bryant (17) hits a ground rule two RBI double during the second inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Tuesday, June 19, 2018, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Matt Marton)Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Kenta Maeda (18) smacks his leg after pitching during the second inning of a baseball game against the Chicago Cubs on Tuesday, June 19, 2018, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Matt Marton)Chicago Cubs’ Kris Bryant (17) runs on a ground rule two RBI double during the second inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Tuesday, June 19, 2018, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Matt Marton)Chicago Cubs’ Kyle Schwarber (12), left, and Addison Russell, right, high-five after scoring during the second inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Tuesday, June 19, 2018, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Matt Marton)Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Kenta Maeda (18) wipes his face in the dugout after being relieved during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Chicago Cubs on Tuesday, June 19, 2018, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Matt Marton)Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Kenta Maeda (18) delivers during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Chicago Cubs on Tuesday, June 19, 2018, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Matt Marton)Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Kenta Maeda (18) walks off after being relieved during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Chicago Cubs on Tuesday, June 19, 2018, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Matt Marton)Chicago Cubs’ Jason Heyward (22) points after scoring during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Tuesday, June 19, 2018, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Matt Marton)Chicago Cubs’ Anthony Rizzo (44) hits an RBI single during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Tuesday, June 19, 2018, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Matt Marton)CHICAGO, IL – JUNE 19: Ben Zobrist #18 of the Chicago Cubs forces out Chris Taylor #3 of the Los Angeles Dodgers at second base during the fourth inning in game one of a doubleheader on June 19, 2018 at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)Chicago Cubs center fielder Ian Happ, left, and right fielder Jason Heyward try for the ball hit for a double by Los Angeles Dodgers’ Yasiel Puig (66) during the sixth inning of a baseball game on Tuesday, June 19, 2018, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Matt Marton)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Matt Kemp (27) argues with home plate umpire Tripp Gibson (73) after he was called out on strikes during the fifth inning of a baseball game against the Chicago Cubs on Tuesday, June 19, 2018, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Matt Marton)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Matt Kemp (27) argues with home plate umpire Tripp Gibson (73) after he was called out on strikes during the fifth inning of a baseball game against the Chicago Cubs on Tuesday, June 19, 2018, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Matt Marton)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Matt Kemp (27) and manager Dave Roberts (30) are ejected by home plate umpire Tripp Gibson (73) as third base coach Chris Woodward (45) looks on during the fifth inning of a baseball game against the Chicago Cubs on Tuesday, June 19, 2018, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Matt Marton)CHICAGO, IL – JUNE 19: Yasmani Grandal #9 of the Los Angeles Dodgers argues a strikeout call with umpire Tripp Gibson #73 during the ninth inning in game one of a doubleheader against the Chicago Cubson June 19, 2018 at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois. The Dodgers won 4-3. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Justin Turner (10) points to Kyle Farmer after scoring during the ninth inning of a baseball game against the Chicago Cubs, Tuesday, June 19, 2018, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Matt Marton)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Kyle Farmer (17), left, and Justin Turner, right, hug after the baseball game against the Chicago Cubs on Tuesday, June 19, 2018, in Chicago. The Los Angeles Dodgers won 4-3. (AP Photo/Matt Marton)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Austin Barnes (15) scores during the ninth inning of a baseball game against the Chicago Cubs on Tuesday, June 19, 2018, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Matt Marton)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Kyle Farmer (17) hits an RBI double during the ninth inning of a baseball game against the Chicago Cubs on Tuesday, June 19, 2018, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Matt Marton)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Justin Turner (10) scores during the ninth inning of a baseball game against the Chicago Cubs, Tuesday, June 19, 2018, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Matt Marton)CHICAGO, IL – JUNE 19: Cody Bellinger #35 of the Los Angeles Dodgers and Austin Barnes #15 of the Los Angeles Dodgers after the Dodgers took the lead against the Chicago Cubs during the ninth inning in game one of a doubleheader on June 19, 2018 at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois. The Dodgers won 4-3. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Joc Pederson (31) runs the bases after hitting a home run during the first inning of a baseball game against the Chicago Cubs on Tuesday, June 19, 2018, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Matt Marton)NextShow Caption1 of 28Los Angeles Dodgers’ Joc Pederson (31) runs the bases after hitting a home run during the first inning of a baseball game against the Chicago Cubs on Tuesday, June 19, 2018, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Matt Marton)ExpandCHICAGO — With the Dodgers down to their last strike, Kyle Farmer came through with a two-run double in the top of the ninth inning for a 4-3 victory over the Chicago Cubs in the first game of a doubleheader Tuesday afternoon at Wrigley Field.Farmer’s pinch-hit double salvaged a game that, before Farmer got off the bench, saw the Dodgers go 1 for 12 with runners in scoring position and have three players ejected for arguing called third strikes.Cubs starter Tyler Chatwood and Dodgers starter Kenta Maeda struggled to find the strike zone. The two combined for 10 walks, with Chatwood going five innings. Maeda walked a career-high five while lasting only 3-2/3 innings.Home plate umpire Tripp Gibson had his own problems finding the strike zone. He angered the Dodgers with a series of called strikes in the early innings. It came to a head in the fourth when Justin Turner and Matt Kemp each got in Gibson’s face after called third strikes. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorcenter_img Two innings later, Maeda gave up a two-out single and walked his career-high fifth batter, prompting Roberts to replace him with Adam Liberatore. Anthony Rizzo dropped an RBI single into left field.Sign up for our Inside the Dodgers newsletter. Be the best Dodger fan you can be by getting daily intel on your favorite team. Subscribe here.It stayed that way when the Cubs stranded the bases loaded in the bottom of the eighth.Cubs manager Joe Maddon opted to go with lefty reliever Justin Wilson in the ninth – not former Dodger Brandon Morrow, signed as a free agent to be the Cubs’ closer this year.  Morrow is dealing with a sore back.Wilson walked pinch-hitter Austin Barnes to start the ninth, the Dodgers’ eighth walk of the game. One out later, Turner moved the tying run into scoring position with a single.That brought Yasmani Grandal to the plate. When Gibson called a third strike on him that looked low, Grandal complain in animated fashion and flung his bat away when Gibson ejected him from the game.Farmer came up as a pinch-hitter and lashed a grounder down the third-base line, past a diving Bryant. Barnes and Turner scored as the ball rattled down the left-field line.Kenley Jansen closed it out in the bottom of the ninth, converting his 16th consecutive save situation.last_img read more

Driver who caused death of Army rank charged

first_img…granted $500,000 bailNavin Rampersaud of Schoonord, West Bank Demerara on Thursday appeared before Leonora Magistrate Rochelle Liverpool on the understated charges.(1): That on December 10, 2017 at Pouderoyen, West Bank Demerara, he drove a motor vehicle recklessly, thereby causing the death of 22-year-old Guyana Defence Force (GDF) Lance Corporal Marvin Dodson of Cross Street, Alexander Village, Georgetown.(2): That on the same day and at the same location, he drove a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol, thereby causing the death of Dodson.(3): That on the same day and at the same location, he failed to render assistance after an accident had occurred.The 31-year-old Rampersaud denied all the charges brought against him, and was placed on $500,000 bail. He will return to Court on January 8, 2018.RECAPThe accident in which Dodson lost his life occurred at about 03:10h on the day in question, while Dodson was among a group of partygoers who were milling outside of a popular bar/nightclub.Minibus BTT 8922 was reportedly proceeding in a southerly direction along the eastern carriageway of the West Bank Demerara public road allegedly at a fast pace when it slammed into Lance Corporal Dodson.Following the accident, the allegedly drunken driver had reportedly attempted to flee the scene, dragging the victim’s body along the roadway as he proceeded.Dodson was subsequently picked up and rushed to the West Demerara Regional Hospital (WDRH), where he was treated before being transferred to the Georgetown Public Hospital (GPHC) in light of the severity of his injuries. He succumbed to his injuries at the GPHC while in surgery.The driver of the speeding minibus had stopped a short distance away from the point of impact. As a result of what had transpired, he was allegedly assaulted by a group of angry persons who were present outside the nightclub at the time of the accident.Shortly after, he was whisked away by officers and transported to the WDRH for medical attention as well. He was later arrested and charged for the offence.last_img read more