The new visual identity of Karlovac County was presented

first_imgKarlovac County, which in recent years has seen an increase in the number of tourists, has received a new tourist visual identity and has designed the overall identity of the brand, which should further position it on the tourist map of Croatia with international recognition.   If you want to find out more about the development of tourism in Karlovac County, below you can study the strategy for the development of tourism in Karlovac County until 2025. The new tourist visual identity was designed by the team of the Millennium Promotion Agency, and was inspired by the key advantages and associations of the County – rivers, forests and a unique geographical position – in the heart of Croatia. Cover photo: Davor Rostuhar – writer and photographer / Karlovac County Tourist Board / Illustration HrTurizam.hr “The logo of Karlovac County is a graphic interpretation of a windmill – children’s toys composed of drops that symbolize the many rivers and streams of the county, or leaves that are a symbol of the richness of forests. And in the performance we were inspired by the mill spoons from Rastok. And all this with the recognizable Karlovac Star in the center, which in turn symbolizes the geographical position and belonging to the destination”Said Vladimir Resner, author of the new visual identity of Karlovac County, which symbolizes joy, diversity and playfulness. In addition to tourist applications, the logo has its derivatives for other activities in the county.   Every brand should be simple and recognizable, communicatively clear and visually impressive, and at the same time based on reality, ie identity, potentials and the offer of the destination., points out prof. dr. sc. Božo Skoko from the Millennium Promotion and adds: “To define the basic elements of brand identity, it is important to explore the opinion of the community as the bearer of identity in the destination area. I am glad that the thoughts of the external experts coincided with those in the county. The richness of natural beauties, unique rivers and forests, preserved cultural heritage, traditional products and gastronomy make Karlovac County indigenous and attractive to various segments of guests. Its additional trump card is the proximity of Zagreb, but also the fact that it lies on key traffic corridors, which make it easily accessible. “ said Skoko, who has been working with the Millennium Promotion destination branding team and designer Vladimir Resner in recent months to define the identity and personality of the Karlovac County brand.  Side dish:center_img And since a new slogan was presented along with the sign In the media really (In the middle of things) the author explains that the new slogan is not only technical information about the geographical position of the County, but also carries an emotional value – a message that says that in that county they deal with important things, that they are fast and efficient, and tell tourists how they are in the center of events, in the heart of Croatia. By the way, Karlovac County is considered the greenest Croatian county, it is rich in rivers, it leans on the most visited Croatian national park Plitvice Lakes, and spatially connects Pannonian Croatia with the Adriatic and Slovenia with Bosnia. This was precisely one of the foundations for the creation of a new visual identity. Indigenousness, openness, dynamism, excitement, inspiration and fairytale are the key elements of the Karlovac County brand, point out the Millennium Agency, and hold that the differentiation of the county is based on its unique nature and geographical and traffic position. “It is accessible and offers an extremely natural environment, suitable for creating attractive tourist facilities, activities, experiences and experiences. It has an exceptional historical and cultural heritage, as evidenced by stories and legends, attractive architectural buildings and unique historical monuments, works of art and greats who grew up here, lived or were inspired, such as Nikola Tesla, Seljan brothers, Ivana Brlić Mažuranić, Juraj Križanić, Vjekoslav Karas, Frankopan family… At the same time, the inhabitants of the county are hospitable and open, enterprising and proud of their identity, they live with nature, preserve tradition and develop a quality eno-gastronomic offer.”Explain from the Millennium Agency. Analysis of the state of tourism development in Karlovac County until 2025 Karlovac County Tourism Development Strategy until 2025last_img read more

Home missing back door sells for $709,980

first_imgThe home has a renovated kitchen.Mr Torres said location won out in the end, with the family who purchased the house desperate to get into the local school catchment.“It was the school catchment that drew a lot of prospective buyers to the property,” he said.The price was higher than many in the area but Mr Torres said he was witnessing a lot of competition to get into the local market. One of the bedrooms in the Mansfield home.“I think there has been very little stock in terms of houses in Mansfield and surrounding areas,” he said.“What we’ve been seeing is a bit of competition and urgency from buyers trying to get in the market.” REAL ESTATE: 43 Aminya St, MansfieldThis Mansfield home sold for $709,980 – except it’s missing one thing.Place Coorparoo lead agent Will Torres said the price the house fetched was unusual because the house did not have a back door.“It is a little bit unusual in terms of the local market,” Mr Torres said. “The main concern from buyers was having to go through the front to access the back of the property.”center_img More from newsCrowd expected as mega estate goes under the hammer7 Aug 2020Hard work, resourcefulness and $17k bring old Ipswich home back to life20 Apr 2020The living space at 43 Aminya St, Mansfield.The two-level home has three bedrooms,a massive laundry, renovated bathroom and kitchens, and undercover parking for four cars.last_img read more

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first_imgn Shortlisting of qualified bidders for the Taipei – Kaohsiung high speed line in Taiwan could be announced this month following close of tenders on January 15. The winner should be announced in November.n South Korea’s Ministry of Transport & Construction is planning to proceed with a 66 km high capacity rail link from Seoul to the future international airport being built on reclaimed land in Inchon harbour off the west coast. Private enterprise will be asked to fund the scheme next year.n As the merger trend continues in the USA, look for pressure to build for some form of open access following a Surface Transportation Board ruling on January 2 that railways serving utilities had the right to set their own prices and routes. Three utilities had filed against Conrail and Union Pacific in 1994, claiming that the railways had prevented them from lowering coal delivery costs by using a competitor for part of the journey.n Watch for award of a contract for up to 30 light rail cars for Dublin. Bidders in the closely fought contest include GEC Alsthom with its Citadis design and Siemens with a version of the Combino.n Belgian National Railways expects to place a contract next month for 80 Class 41 two-car DMU sets; supplier tipped to win the deal is GEC Alsthom Transporte of Spain. Other bidders include Jenbacher Werke, Siemens and Bombardier Eurorail. A contract for 240 double-deck coaches is also in the offing.n New Jersey Transit is seeking firms interested in a DBOM project for a 55 km light rail network connecting Camden with Trenton. Diesel powered vehicles are specified, and some funding will need to be arranged by the contractor. An extension between Camden and Glassboro may be included in the package.last_img read more

Czech membership in third-pillar pensions continues to shrink

first_imgCzech third-pillar funds registered a further fall in membership as the new system enters its second year.According to figures from the Association of Pension Funds of the Czech Republic (APF CR), as of the end of March 2014, the number of participants totalled 4.92m, a fall of 0.8% since the start of the year.The number of members of the so-called “transformed” funds, which were closed to new entrants in November 2012, declined by nearly 70,000 as retirees cashed in their benefits.The replacement “participation” funds increased their membership by nearly 29,000 to 1.2m. So far, the participation funds, which require a higher contribution to qualify for an additional state contribution, have not proved as popular as the transformed ones.In addition, unlike the one-size-fits-all transformed funds, the participation funds, with their range of risk profiles, do not offer a guaranteed return.Assets under management in the transformed funds grew by 2.9% year to date in Czech koruna terms to CZK289bn (€10.5bn), and those in the participation funds by 43.7% to CZK1.8bn.The transformed fund investment strategies remained extremely conservative, with Czech government bonds accounting for nearly 70% of aggregate portfolios, a further 22% in other bonds and money market instruments, and only 1.5% in shares and participation certificates.Membership of the second-pillar funds also grew, 0.8% to 82,630, which is surprising given that the current government intends to abolish it by 2016, while assets increased by 88.9% to CZK654m.Despite their wider investment horizons, around a half of second pillar and participation fund assets were placed in bank deposits and similar accounts.A pension reform commission appointed by the government to produce a plan for dismantling the system while safeguarding individual members’ accumulated assets started work in mid May.last_img read more

Development popular with buyers seeking affordability in hot spot

first_imgBexley at Wooloowin is proving popular with buyers who can’t afford a home in a million-dollar plus suburb.Buyers are taking advantage of homes being built close to million-dollar suburbs.Research from CoreLogic shows Brisbane’s inner north is home to the city’s most expensive real estate, with suburbs such as Ascot and Clayfield, both boasting median values above $1 million.Cedar Woods senior development manager Peter Starr said suburbs undergoing a revitalisation would become increasingly popular. He said Wooloowin was significantly more affordable, with the median home costing $792,500. An emerging restaurant and bar scene in nearby Albion was transforming the area into a cultural hub.Mr Starr said Cedar Woods had identified the trend when it hand-picked Wooloowin for its new luxury terrace home project, Bexley, set to take advantage of its position in inner Brisbane’s price growth corridor.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus13 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market13 hours ago Bexley at Wooloowin.The 14 terrace homes feature three and four bedrooms, with 144sq m to 195sq m of living space, and are priced from $795,000.The two and three-level terrace homes have been designed by the award-winning Rothelowman architects and are ideal for those who want the space and comfort of a home with the convenience of apartment living.Hutchinson Builders has been appointed to undertake early site works at Bexley, paving the way for civil works and construction of the first stage of terrace homes.Mr Starr said several prospective purchasers at Bexley who had been looking at Ascot and Clayfield had realised they could move a few minutes down the road to Wooloowin and be in a new home for much less. “We anticipate Wooloowin will join the list of Brisbane’s blue ribbon suburbs in future,’’ he said.last_img read more

Cash starts to flow for Pembrokeshire marine renewables

first_imgThe Port of Milford Haven has allocated £650,000 to start dockyard improvements as part of a project set to make Pemborke Dock a center for marine renewable energy research and development.The dockyard improvements will form part of Pembroke Dock Marine – the £76 million Swansea Bay City Deal project.The project will see the Port of Milford Haven partner with Marine Energy Wales, ORE Catapult and Wave Hub to develop a world-class center for marine energy research and development, fabrication, testing and deployment, in Pembrokeshire.The funding will maintain momentum on the crucial planning and consenting work and will help ensure building work can begin shortly after the City Deal business plan has been signed off, the Port of Milford Haven said.Alec Don, Chief Executive of the Port, said: “Pembrokeshire’s capacity to capitalize on its unique location and supply chain, next to one of the country’s richest areas for marine renewable energy, is limited only by its intent to put in place the infrastructure, partnerships and funding necessary.“The Port is only one of the partners involved in the project, of course, accounting for 37% of the total package, but we are stating, in the clearest terms possible, that we are committed to making Pembroke Dock Marine a world-leading center in this fast-growing sector.”The Port of Milford Haven’s Engineering Director Tim Bownes, who is heading up the Pembroke Port element of the project, said there will be a comprehensive period of consultation, during which the views of stakeholders, including the general public, will be sought.“This is an exciting project that could transform the area and it will bring opportunities for local people and businesses,” said Brownes. “We will be asking all interested parties to come forward if they have any questions about the project. Our door will be open. There will also be formal consultations taking place in due course.”last_img read more

Supreme Court sides with Hobby Lobby on HHS mandate in 5-4 decision

first_imgLifeSiteNews 20 June 2014This morning the U.S. Supreme Court decided closely held corporations with religious objections cannot be compelled to furnish potentially abortion-inducing drugs to their employees by a 5-4 decision.The Religious Freedom Restoration Act of 1993 (RFRA) allows for closely-held corporations like Hobby Lobby to maintain their religious outlook and still do business, the majority ruled in a 49-page opinion written by Justice Samuel Alito. The law holds that government may only impose a mandate that burdens religious business owners’ consciences if the government has a compelling interest in doing so and uses the least invasive means possible.“We must next ask whether the HHS contraceptive mandate ‘substantially burden[s]’ the exercise of religion,” the justices wrote. “We have little trouble concluding that it does.”“We reject HHS’s arguments that the owners of the companies forfeited all RFRA protection when they decided to organize their businesses as corporations rather than sole proprietorships or general partnerships,” they added. “The plain terms of RFRA make it perfectly clear that Congress did not discriminate in this way against men and women who wish to run their business as for-profit corporations in the manner required by their religious beliefs.”The ruling holds that the HHS mandate is not the least invasive alternative. “The mandate plainly fails that test,” the opinion holds.http://www.lifesitenews.com/news/breaking-supreme-court-sides-with-hobby-lobby-on-hhs-mandate-religious-freelast_img read more

Ceferin: European competitions will finish in August

first_img Loading… Read Also:La Liga clubs get nod to train with 14 players from May 18 “Everyone has to play their [European] knockout matches,” Ceferin stated. “And if you can’t play in your own country, you will have to do so at a neutral venue. “I don’t understand why the French authorities do not allow a match to be played behind closed doors in France.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 “In principle the idea is to stay in the same cities. There are problems with three cities, we will have to talk about it later, but we hope that they can be played in the 12 planned cities, or at least in nine, 10 or 11 of them.” France has terminated sporting activity until September which puts in doubt how PSG and Lyon will play their remaining Champions League matches this season. “We have an idea but we have to wait for the executive committee of UEFA to confirm the dates,” he told beIN Sports. “I can say that the European season will be finished, if everything is as it is now, in August. “As things look now, I’m sure that we can finish the European season and this means UEFA competition.” Even though several nations have cancelled their domestic divisions, they are still required to finish the European campaign and play qualifiers for the 2020/21 season. “I think the majority of leagues will finish the season. The ones who will not, it’s their decision but they will still have to play qualifiers if they want to participate in UEFA competition,” he said.Advertisementcenter_img UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin is confident that the Champions League and Europa League will be completed by the end of the summer. Ceferin was unable to give specific dates for those games but feels they will be wrapped up by August. Promoted ContentCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayThese Films Were Sued For The Weirdest Reasons12 Flicks That Almost Ended Their Stars’ Careers8 Fascinating Facts About Coffee8 Addictive And Fun Coffee FactsThis Guy Photoshopped Himself Into Celeb Pics And It’s Hysterical8 Ways Drones Will Automate Our FutureDisney’s Live-Action Simba Was Based On The Cutest Lion Cub EverWhy Do So Many Digital Assistants Have Feminine Names & Voices?Ever Thought Of Sleeping Next To Celebs? This Guy Will Show YouBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made15 Celebs Who Fell From Grace With Their Careerslast_img read more

Gower leaves Swans

first_img “I’m sad to be leaving, but it is in the best interests of both myself and the club,” he said. The 34-year-old had made 145 appearances for the Swans since joining on a free transfer from Southend in 2008, and helped them win promotion to the Premier League through the play-offs in 2011. But Gower has found opportunities limited since Michael Laudrup succeeded Brendan Rodgers and, having spent the latter part of the season on loan at Charlton, has decided to end his spell in south Wales. Mark Gower and Swansea have agreed to terminate the midfielder’s contract a month early.center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Sachin Tendulkar, Laxman Served Notice For Conflict of Interest

first_imgNew Delhi: Mumbai Indians (MI) mentor Sachin Tendulkar and his Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) counterpart V.V.S. Laxman have been issued notices by BCCI Ombudsman D.K. Jain for alleged ‘conflict of interest’ in their involvement with the Indian Premier League teams as well as being a part of the still existing Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) of the BCCI.Jain has asked both Tendulkar and Laxman to send their responses by April 28. It also asked the BCCI to file its response in the matter.In the notice, Jain wrote: “A complaint has been received by the Ethics Officer of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) under Article 39 of the Rules and Regulations of the BCCI, regarding certain acts, allegedly constituting as ‘conflict of interest’ on your part.“You may file your written response to the accompanying complaint, supported by duly executed affidavit, on or before 28th April 2019, with the office of the Ethics Officer, BCCI, Mumbai, for further proceedings in the matter.”Delhi Capitals advisor Sourav Ganguly had earlier been asked to submit his role in the IPL outfit by Jain for the same reason as he is the third member of the CAC. The CAC had last picked Ravi Shastri as the coach of the national team. Tendulkar and Laxman have been served the notices after Sanjeev Gupta, a life member of the Madhya Pradesh Cricket Association, filed a complaint alleging that like Ganguly, the other two members of the CAC were also violating the BCCI’s conflict of interest rules. In his email to Jain, Gupta had alleged that Tendulkar and Laxman breached Rule 38 of the BCCI Constitution.“Nobody can evade by blatantly violating the Lodha reforms/Honorable Supreme Court verdict and the BCCI Constitution Rule 38 on the plea of being ‘advisor’ and ‘honorary’. In Rule 38 (4), there are many posts which are honorary [but] that does not mean that those post holders can hold more than one post at a time on the plea of being ‘honorary’,” Gupta had written. (IANS)Also Read: SPORTS NEWSlast_img read more