What is your opinion: The Gold Coast project as a bright future for the island of Pag or just an investor? The Golden Coast project was presented at the Mimara Museum in Zagreb Ede Marzic, an investment that envisages the construction of an entire new town on Pag in which, according to the investor’s plan, more than 10.000 people would live, reports Jutarnji list. The whole project also has its own promotional bus which promotes the investor’s vision of the development of Pag. The psychology and play on words behind the whole project is interesting, and it best reveals the front image of the bus (above) and the rear image of the bus (below). Of course, the attachment points out that no one is against the whole project. An interesting idea, perhaps to give the investor the entire island of Pag on a 100-year concession, and to make it a new “Cote d’Azur”? We do not need such investments. Especially the story of how to create a paradise on earth and great benefits for the locals. A paradise on earth that would be empty for most of the year and a ghost town, of the closed type, probably with cheap foreign labor, all using the main natural resource for a small concession fee. Of course, the intentions of investors are earnings and that is legitimate, in fact, earnings are the meaning of every business. Of course this is just my opinion, without any bad intentions. Rather, the investor has his own vision and wants to make money, which is absolutely legitimate. He offered his project and vision and put it on the table. Maybe the project is realized, and maybe not, like any other investment. But it is my opinion that we do not need such investments, in the context of closed resorts for the elite. From the music, the statements of the locals, the arguments and counter-arguments, the visuals, etc.… everything is nicely connected from frame to frame. What I’m sure of, no shots are random in this video. Watch the promotional video describing the entire investment and the project “Pag – Gold Coast” Comment: How about giving the whole island of Pag to investors for a concession? Of course from the perspective of investors this story could not be better, something similar to the theme of concessions on the beaches, to close and put a fence only for hotel guests. For the investor “golden coca”. The city for 10.000 people who would come to Pag a couple of times a year and would never go out of the “resort” makes no sense. Zlatna obala Hrvatske – reportage by Goran Milic / YouTube.com Promotional video Gold Coast When you look at the whole article, one of the conclusions that can certainly be drawn is that in fact the whole project is not in the interest of the investor, nor his earnings. No, the investor does all this exclusively for the prosperity of the island of Pag and its local population. Good marketing and a story that has been read for a long time. Also, I am fascinated by the fact that the desire to help the local population has been repeatedly emphasized. Everything is very nicely packaged through both videos. Everything has already been invented – it is one of the slogans of the whole project. That already closed resorts have long been invented and long ago proved to be bad for the whole local community in other countries, such as Spain, Turkey, Greece… Indeed, and Spain realized that this was the wrong direction of development, today they see it on their skin and they are now trying to develop tourism in a slightly different way (a little late when the coast as a major resource was destroyed). Croatia has the most valuable resource, and that is nature, ie the sea coast, which, fortunately for us or unfortunately (incompetence), is not completely destroyed, and therefore very attractive to large investors. This artificially dug canal would be the heart of the Pag residential project, the moment with which the island would gain access to the open sea for the first time and naturally connect to the existing Pag canal, concludes the Jutarnji list supplement. The golden coast of Croatia, as the whole project is called, would be golden only for the investor, and at least for the local population of the island of Pag. Looking for information about the project, I found this interesting article where the investor talks a little more about the whole vision of the project. The well-known journalist Goran Milić leads us through the entire article, whose credibility I assume should give credibility to the whole project? But I have to admit that the promotional video of the whole project is very cleverly put together, of course in the interest of investors. It’s as if the video director is Hollywood director Oliver Stone or Steven Spielberg with the support of top marketing and communication experts. The owner of the Hotel Pag and Camp Šimuni announced earlier that the realization of the project would cost between 500 and 700 million euros, and on Tuesday the first simulations of the settlement in the Pag bay Dinjiška were presented. Maržić’s plan is to dig a canal that would connect Dinjiška Bay with the town of Pag and whose entire course would be built and inhabited residential, luxury real estate, apartments and villas equipped with the best and most expensive furniture, but also a complete service that would include daily restaurant services and delivery of three meals daily to the doorstep, garage spaces for cars, hotel accommodation for residents and service staff, obligatory with knowledge of the mother tongue of the residents and with the manners of the best European and world catering workers. The dream of the generation of the island of Pag, everyone will sell to the country and give everything just to realize the project, sadness and grief, there is no future, the Government is praying, everyone is for the project, everyone is interested in this project, great future, rebirth are some slogans that are pulled through the video. As if there is no alternative, and the investor is the only savior. According to Maržić, it should be a luxury closed city, the most elite sea oasis in the world, with a complete service and other infrastructure adapted to the elderly who will be able to buy residential real estate on the island of Pag, each with its own berth or luxury yacht, and with access to the open sea, which Pažani, Maržić claims, will get precisely thanks to his vision.
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“Irefuse to have what happened to Jack be for nothing,” she said. LITTLESILVER – Dawn Wilcox, an avid runner who has organized her fair share ofraces, said she realized just how different the inaugural Ridge Road Run forSuicide Prevention was going to be last year while helping out at the racepacket pickup the day before the event. Eulner,19, who just wrapped up his freshman year at the University of South Carolina, willagain serve as co-director for the race. He agreed it wasn’t until participantsbegan to arrive to pick up race packets at Road Runner Sports in Shrewsbury theday before the race that he realized the impact the race would have. While heassumed most runners would be local, Eulner said he was surprised by big groupsthat arrived from North Jersey and one man who showed him photos of hisgrandson who had died by suicide and who just looked like a “popular, normalkid who played football,” said Eulner. Thisyear’s race will be held at RBR in Little Silver – a few miles down Ridge Roadfrom last year’s setting in Rumson – Sunday, May 19 and will feature a numberof events, including a 5K, a 1-mile fun run and kiddie dash. Proceeds for thisyear’s race will benefit local organizations, designated by each high school,which Wilcox said helps benefit members of the community. Proceeds from the race will benefit mental health programs at the three organizing high schools and the Mental Health Association of Monmouth County. Forthose wishing to watch the race and cheer on the runners, the course starts infront of RBR and heads down Harding Road to Rumson Road, loops through HanceAvenue and Vista Drive before heading back to the high school on Rumson Roadtoward Harding Road. Organizersare hoping for better weather than last year’s race day, which was cold andrainy with a driving wind. But that didn’t stop all involved from feeling thewarmth of what they were doing. Helooped in students from nearby high schools – and tapped into Wilcox’sexpertise organizing races – to establish the Ridge Road Run, which was held inApril 2018 at RFH. “TheRidge Road Run was more than just a platform for suicide awareness andprevention,” said Lori Jarck, mom to Pierce, a junior at RFH at the time of hisdeath and member of the school’s lacrosse team. “It was a place where we couldremember and honor the lives of our loved ones who died by suicide.” “Wehad family members coming in and showing pictures of loved ones they had lostand telling us why this was so important to them,” said Wilcox, who organizedthe Little Silver 5K for 10 years and continues in her role as one of threedirectors of the Ridge Road Run. “It was so emotional and the energy was justso different compared to other races.” Participantscan form a team or join one of the over 30 teams registered for this year’srace, like #loveyoumorejackmoore, a group running in honor of Jack Moore ofFair Haven, a college sophomore who died by suicide in 2016, or Breaking theBarriers, in memory of Matawan teen Jordan Phillips who died by suicide inApril 2017. Studentsfrom Red Bank Regional (RBR), Rumson Fair Haven (RFH) and Red Bank Catholic(RBC) high schools came together last year to organize the Ridge Road Run aftereach school community was touched by suicide. What they thought would be a wayfor students to put aside rivalries and unite in showing support for thosestruggling with mental health issues and beginning a discussion about suicide,instead grew into a sizable race that attracted almost 1,500 participants andraised over $118,000 for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention andMental Health Association of Monmouth County. This article originally appeared in the May 9-15 print edition of the The Two River Times. RBR junior Claudia Kelly, 17, Little Silver – who serves as race co-director again this year – said a number of people came up to her last year to say, “You don’t know how much this means to me.” Kelly, like most of the race’s organizers, had been touched by someone who struggled with depression and suicidal ideation and she wanted to do something that would give her peers an opportunity to start talking about it. Shrewsburyresident Michael Eulner was a senior at RBR last year. He was galvanized to dosomething to prevent another student suicide after seeing on social media howRFH students were impacted by the death of their classmate, Pierce Jarck, inOctober 2017. Mooresaid her mission since Jack’s death is to encourage open conversations aboutsuicide and the Ridge Road Run provides a platform to do that in a “verynon-threatening way.” But she thinks kids are more open to those discussions,which is important with all the stress and anxiety teens face and the addedpressures of social media. “We are a little snapshot of what’s going on in theworld today.” “I can’t change the past, but we can try to change the future,” said Phillips, whose son was a freshman at Matawan High School at the time of his death and a member of the school’s marching band. What’smost special about the race, according to Christine Moore – whose son, Jack,died by suicide in 2016 – was that students from three local high schoolsorganized it. “The kids embraced this on their own,” she said. “They didn’t doit because a grown-up told them it would be a good idea.” It’sthe stigma of suicide, Jarck said, that needs to be removed and people need tolearn how to talk about it, even though it can be difficult and uncomfortable. If you or someone you know has thoughts of suicide, there are people who want to help. Reach out to the National Suicide Prevention Hotline at 1-800-273-8255 or Text HOME to 741741 to contact a trained crisis counselor. A confidential and anonymous helpline for New Jersey’s youth and young adults called 2nd Floor can be reached at 1-888-222-2228. LuannePhillips, whose son Jordan died by suicide in April 2017, will be at the raceagain this year and said she loved that the kids were the ones who organizedthe event and wanted to start the conversation. “It was reallyone of the most empowering days,” said Moore, Fair Haven, whose son Jack was 19and preparing to start his sophomore year at the University of Richmond when helost his battle with depression and anxiety. Reflecting on race day, she said, “Itwasn’t a sad day. I can’t stress that enough.” Get the 4-1-1 on the Ridge Road Run By Amy Byrnes The 5K race will kick off at 8:30 a.m., followed by a 1-mile fun run at 9:30 a.m. and a kiddie dash at 10 a.m. To sign up for a race, volunteer or make a donation, head to the Ridge Road Run website at ridgeroadrun.org. Describedby participants in last year’s race as “empowering” and “special,” this year’sRidge Road Run for Suicide Prevention is set for Sunday, May 19 at Red BankRegional High School in Little Silver and offers lots of opportunities toparticipate. Hesaid he thought, “This just can’t happen again,” and began talking to RBRadministrators and staff to see what he could organize to help shine a light onsuicide and mental health. As class president, he said he felt like he was in aposition to be able to create awareness throughout the Two River area. “Myson, Pierce, led a full, vibrant, loving and caring life and I hope that hewill be remembered how he lived and not how he died,” said Jarck. “The Ridge Road Run gave us the chance to outwardly and openly honor and remember our beloved Pierce.”