“SOLD OUT” has become a symbol of one of our tourist events

first_imgHow to attract tourists to the sea in the off-season, without having anything to do with the sun and the sea. The answer is clear – quality content, such as the excellent concept of Wine & Walk in north-western Istria.A beautiful walk by the sea and the medieval walls of Novigrad, a relaxed atmosphere, tasting top wines and food and hours of enjoying the beauties of northwestern Istria marked this year’s Wine & Walk by the sea in Novigrad – the simplest description of Wine & Walk by the sea held in Novigrad this weekend .This more than successful concept is a real concrete example of how tourism develops 365 days a year, in this case in the off-season. Certainly it should be emphasized that this story has absolutely nothing to do with the sun and the sea as the main motive for coming.In the morning, more than 500 walkers gathered, who received their tasting glasses, vouchers and a map at the start and set off on a Novigrad adventure. Through a journey of 10 kilometers along the trail, they enjoyed visiting local wine cellars, walking through olive groves, vineyards, but also the medieval city walls, and on the way they were greeted by a rich gastronomic and wine offer of the best Istrian winemakers. “Despite the announcements of bad weather, all registration fees were sold out even ten days before the event. Today, 500 walkers enjoyed a walk through the Novigrad vineyards, numerous Istrian delicacies and a view of the sea, and after the hike, the fun continued on the Novigrad square where even more guests gathered.”, Said Vesna Ferenac, director of the Tourist Board of the City of Novigrad.Eight influencers from Slovenia, Italy, Austria and Croatia, who are part of this year’s Best of the Northwest campaign and introduced northwestern Istria as an Influencer Friendly Destination, joined the walkers on the trail. Great addition and extension of the story.In a couple of years, this whole story has gained a lot of Wine & Walk ambassadors, to the extent that demand is much higher than capacity and the question arises: Should I spread the event or not? Perhaps the best answer to this question are the extensions created by Istria Wine% Walk, one in the pre-season called Sweet Wine & Walk and the mentioned Wine & Walk by the sea. Which, of course, in my opinion, was the right move of the organizers, because otherwise the quality and attractive leisure that adorns this great tourist story would be lost.”SOLD OUT” has become a symbol of Wine & Walk”Sold out” is already a traditional phenomenon in north-western Istria through the excellent concept of Wine & Walk.If you are wondering why “Sold out” is synonymous with Wine & Walk, at least when we talk in our tourist frameworks, the answer is very simple? Because all tickets are sold within 24 hours and all over the internet. Visitors call and wait for the day when tickets will go on sale, without the organizers limiting ticket sales, a smart move because they keep the quality that would surely be lost in the crowd, they could talk to thousands of visitors.And yes, it is important to point out that these are mostly visitors from Slovenia, Austria and then from Croatia. So, people from Zagreb get in the car and come to Istria for the weekend, and in this case the motive for coming is Wine & Walk.Those who want development are growing, while others are whining, sticking to the status quo and saying that it is not possible. It is possible, but it takes a lot of effort and time, there is no success overnight. Quality, diverse and authentic content is the only solution to extend the tourist season. Definitely one of the best Croatian tourist stories.And my personal experience and why I consider Istria Wine & Walk one of our best tourist stories, find out in the attachment.RELATED NEWS:last_img read more

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People moves: Old Mutual Global Investors recruits institutional lead

first_imgOMGI, Schroders, Jupiter, LOIM, Mediolanum, TPR, Aberdeen Standard Investments, Pensioenfederatie, Code Pensioenfondsen, Pensioenfonds Robeco, JP Morgan AM, BMO GAM, TTF, ISS-oekomOld Mutual Global Investors – OMGI has appointed Martin Visairas as managing director, institutional, with responsibility to service and expand the company’s institutional client base. He will join the business on 22 August. Visairas was most recently at Citi , where he worked after leaving Old Mutual Asset Managers, an OMGI predecessor company, in 2010. At Citi he was responsible for linking hedge fund clients with leading institutional investors across the US, Europe and Asia Pacific. Schroders – Schroder Real Estate has hired Robin Hubbard to lead its global real estate capital raising and joint venture strategy. As reported earlier this week by IPE Real Assets , the €17bn manager recruited Hubbard from InfraRed Capital Partners where he was director of investor relations and business development. He has been tasked with growing the firm’s direct real estate relationships with institutional investors in North America, Australasia and Europe.Jupiter Asset Management – Alejandro Di Bernardo and Joel Ojdana  have been appointed as analysts in the manager’s fixed income team. Di Bernardo will join as an emerging market debt analyst focusiing on Latin America. He was previously a high yield and leveraged loans analyst at Deutsche Asset Management in New York. Before that he worked at Citigroup and Accenture in South America. Ojdana will focus on generating US-focused ideas for Jupiter’s unconstrained bond strategy. From 2015 he  worked as a credit analyst at Balyasny Asset Management and Seaport .  Lombard Odier Investment Managers – LOIM has appointed François Meunier as an equity portfolio manager, based in London. The Swiss asset manager said the newly created role would see Meunier focus on companies demonstrating strength in “disruption and innovation broadly across sectors, up and down the value chain”. He joins from Morgan Stanley where he was head of technology equity research since 2010. During this period he also acted as an adviser to the office of the UK prime minister – which was David Cameron until June 2016 – and France’s economy ministry. He previously lead technology equity research at JP Morgan Cazenove for six years.Mediolanum Asset Management – The Irish asset management company of the Mediolanum Banking Group has hired Astrid Schilo as multi asset strategist and Inma Conde as head of manager research. A German native, Schilo was most recently research senior principal at Accenture Research, where Mediolanum said she was involved in a major artificial intelligence project. Conde joins from Minnesota Philanthropy Partner, one of the largest community foundations in the US, where she was director of investments. The Pension Regulator (TPR) – The UK regulator for pension schemes has added three new members to its determinations panel ahead of new regulatory oversight powers for defined contribution master trusts. TPR’s authorisation regime for the multi-employer vehicles begins on 1 October.Sarah Chambers , Antony Townsend , and Mike Urmston will take up their posts next month, the regulator said, bringing the total membership of the determinations panel to 12 – albeit temporarily. Three existing members are to step down in July 2019, once the new regulatory regime is up and running.Tony Foster and David Latham have been re-appointed to the panel for a second term.Chambers is involved with several influential UK organisations including the Legal Services Consumer Panel, the Electoral Commission, the Judicial Appointments Commission and the Civil Aviation Authority’s consumer panel member. Townsend is the Financial Regulators Complaints Commissioner, a role he has held since 2014. He is on the regulatory boards for the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants. Urmston is chair of insurers Phoenix Life and AIG Life, and is a former chief actuary and finance director for Aviva. Aberdeen Standard Investments  –André Haubensack has been appointed head of distribution for Switzerland. The appointment follows the merger of Standard Life Aberdeen PLC and Aberdeen Asset Management last year. Haubensack joined Standard Life Investments in 2014 as part of the acquisition of Ignis Asset Management. Aberdeen Standard Investments said it expects to announce two new appointments for the distribution team for Switzerland in the coming weeks. Before joining Ignis Asset Management Haubensack was a director at New Star Asset Management and Credit Suisse. Pensioenfederatie – Leon Mooijman has started as policy advisor at the Dutch Pensions Federation. He joined from Nationale Nederlanden , where he has been client director, corporate pensions during the past two years. Prior to this, he was head of the pensions team of employer organisation AWVN since 2002. Mooijman has been a trustee at the pension fund Kartonnage & Flexibele Verpakkingen as well as at the scheme Noblesse on behalf of AkzoNobel. Between 2008 and 2016, he was a member of the advisory board of pensions magazine Pensioen Bestuur & Management.Code Pensioenfondsen – Loes Ypma and Frans Prins have been appointed as member and adviser, respectively, of the monitoring committee for the Dutch pension fund code as of 1 October. Ypma is on the town council of Almere and was a member of parliament for labour party PvdA between 2012 and 2017. Prins is chairman of the supervisory board (RvT) of APG ’s €1.2bn staff pension fund as well as chair of the pension fund of carbon firm Norit . He has been director of the Pensions Federation as well as PWRI, the €8.7bn pension fund for disabled workers. Ypma and Prins succeed Cateautje Hijmans van den Bergh and Loek Sibbing, respectively. The monitoring committee is chaired by Margot Scheltema.Pensioenfonds Robeco – Tom Steenkamp has been named chairman of the €641m Pensioenfonds Robeco. He is to succeed Harry Horlings, who left Robeco for NN IP last spring. Steenkamp, a senior investment consultant at Robeco as well as professor of investment and finance at Amsterdam’s Free University (VU), is already deputy chair of the company scheme. Fieke van der Lecq will leave as a member of the pension fund’s supervisory board. She will be replaced with Peter Priester.JP Morgan AM – Matthijs Claessen has been appointed executive director at JP Morgan Asset Management, tasked with generating new instutional business in the Netherlands and Belgium. He joins from NN Investment Partners, where he left as director for institutional business development. He has also worked at NN IP’s predecessor ING IM.BMO Global Asset Management – The investment manager has hired three new staff for its Amsterdam-based operations as of 1 July. Alexander van Aken has started as director and portfolio manager as well as delegated chief executive for fiduciary management, responsible for expanding the company’s fiduciary services in the Netherlands. Van Aken reports to Bart Kuijpers. He joined from SEI Investments, where he has been director, client services during the past nine years, focusing on fiduciary services.Pieter van Stijn has become director, governance and sustainable investments. Prior to this, he was senior responsible investment advisor at the €215bn asset manager PGGM. Martijn Moens has also joined BMO AM, with responsibility for leading the marketing activities on mainland Europe. Moens joined from Fidelity, where he was head of marketing and corporate communications for the Benelux.Transparency Task Force – John Howard is to become the founding chair of the UK campaign group’s advisory board. A former BBC TV and radio presenter, Howard chaired the UK regulator’s Financial Services Consumer Panel for three years until 2008. Other previous roles include being a member of the board of the Financial Ombudsman Service and also a non-executive director of Ofgem, the energy regulator. He is currently vice chair of the Family Building Society and a member of Scottish Widows’ independent governance committee and with profits committee. ISS-oekom – Stefan Löbbert  will join the ESG rating and research provider’s sales team in Munich next month. The company described him as “one of the most prominent experts on sustainability in the financial sector in Germany”. He joins from HypoVereinsbank/UniCredit Bank, where he was the long-standing head of corporate sustainability.last_img read more

Nancy Cornett

first_imgNancy Cornett, 70 of Milan, passed away at U.C. Medical Center, December 11, 2016 in Cincinnati, Ohio. Nancy was born Friday September 27, 1946 in Milan, IN the daughter of Clayton and Mary (Negangard) Haessig. She married Eli Cornett June 26, 1965 and he preceded her in death June 8, 2013.Nancy was a homemaker. Nancy enjoyed teaching Sunday school, fixing meals with the ladies and the church, camping, crocheting, watching grandchildren at their sporting events, doing ceramics, taking pictures, playing cards but mostly she loved spending time with her family.Nancy is survived by Sons: Todd (Nikki) Cornett of Lawrenceburg, Aaron (Sharon) Cornett of Milan, and Bryan (Melissa) Cornett of Cincinnati.  Brothers: Pat Henry Haessig of Washington D.C., Randy Haessig of Mexico; Sister: Elaine Mortara of Versailles. 5 Grandchildren: Sarah, Emily, Landon, Lucas, Chelsea.  She was preceded in death by her parents and her husbandFuneral service will be 12 PM Saturday December 17, 2016 at St. Paul United Methodist Church, 8930 N. St. Road 101, Sunman 47041 with Pastor Bill Helms officiating. Burial will follow in St. Paul Cemetery.  Visitation 5-8PM Friday at Laws-Carr-Moore Funeral Home, Memorials may be given to St. Paul United Methodist Church. Laws-Carr-Moore Funeral Home entrusted with arrangements, Box 243, 707 South Main Street Milan, IN 47031; (812)654-2141.  Go to www.lawscarrmoore.com to leave an online condolence message for the family.last_img read more

​Man Utd agree to extend Smalling loan at Roma

first_img Promoted ContentBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them40 Child Actors Who Turned Into Gorgeous Adults11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table Top7 Of The Wealthiest Universities In The World8 Shows That Went From “Funny” To “Why Am I Watching This”Top 7 Best Car Manufacturers Of All TimeWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?Top 10 Most Populated Cities In The WorldBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeTop 10 TV Friends Who Used To Be EnemiesWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?7 Universities In The World Where Education Costs Too Much It would be a loan extension for this season, with an obligation to buy for €17-18 million. read also:Smalling ‘proud’ to play for Roma United wanted more money, but have lowered their asking price due to Smalling’s insistence and the COVID-19 pandemic. Smalling has emerged as one of the most consistent centre-backs in Serie A this season. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Manchester United have agreed a contract extension with Roma for Chris Smalling. Smalling The English defender is on loan with the Italian giants, and hopes for next term as well. Football Italiasays Roma are close to an agreement with United.Advertisementcenter_img Loading… last_img read more

Man Utd agree deal with Inter for Alexis Sanchez

first_img ‘Unofficially, we’ll make it official tomorrow morning,’ said Marotta. Sanchez endured a nightmare 18 months at Old Trafford Read Also: Europa League: Man United, Inter reach Europa League last eight ‘The player is entirely owned by Inter. We have a contract with him for three seasons.’ With Inter in the other half of the Europa League draw, United could potentially face the Serie A giants in the final if both sides manage to progress. That would mean United come up against three former palyers, as Romelu Lukaku and Ashley Young are both at the San Siro. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Manchester United forward Alexis Sanchez will be unveiled as an Inter Milan player on Thursday after the Serie A giants agreed to sign the Chilean on a free transfer. Sanchez, 31, became United’s record earner in 2018 when he joined the club from Arsenal on wages of £450,000-a-week.However, the Chile international managed just five goals in 45 appearances for United and was loaned to Inter Milan on a season-long deal at the start of the campaign. After recapturing his form, Inter were keen to make Sanchez’s move a permanent one and United have agreed to waive a transfer fee in order to get the former Barcelona attacker off the books. Under the terms of Sanchez’s loan, the Chilean would have been prevented from featuring in the Europa League knockout stages. However, Inter’s chief executive Giuseppe Marotta confirmed before tonight’s game against Getafe that Sanchez will be confirmed as a Inter player on Thursday.Advertisement Loading… center_img Promoted ContentThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A Drone7 Things That Actually Ruin Your Phone5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This Year27 Animals That Don’t Need Color To Be CoolWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?Best & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeCan Playing Too Many Video Games Hurt Your Body?5 Reasons Why The Black Widow Solo Movie Will Be Awesome6 Unforgettable Shows From The 90s That Need To Make A Comebacklast_img read more

Neymar, Nike end romance after 15 years

first_img Promoted ContentWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?The Funniest Prankster Grandma And Her Grandson6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A DroneThe Highest Paid Football Players In The World18 Cities With Neverending Tourist-FlowTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The WorldWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better9 Talented Actors Who Are Only Associated With One Role2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of AnimeA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic Bombs Brazilian news site UOL said Neymar and Nike had failed to reach a deal on how much money he would be paid for renewing his contract.It said negotiations between the company and the footballer’s agents had run into trouble months ago.Neymar’s communications team did not immediately respond to a request for comment.Puma likewise did not immediately respond to questions about reports the company was in talks to sign him.Brazilian newspaper Folha de Sao Paulo said Neymar’s last deal with Nike was an 11-year contract that was only set to expire in 2022, worth a total $105 million.Neymar, who is fresh off the heartbreak of narrowly losing the Champions League final to Bayern Munich, holds the record for the most expensive football transfer in history.PSG paid 222 million euros to bring him from Barcelona in 2017.Forbes magazine, which ranks him the world’s seventh highest-paid celebrity, estimates his earnings for this year at $95.5 million, including endorsement deals.Neymar signed his first deal with Nike as a youth standout at Brazilian side Santos, which sold him to Barcelona in 2013.With his skinny good looks, tattoos, ever-changing hairstyles and huge following on social media, the player soon exploded onto the international scene, dazzling the football world with the skills he honed playing five-a-side “futsal” on the mean streets of suburban Sao Paulo.But his brand, already blemished by tax fraud allegations over his murky transfer to Barca, was badly dented last year when a Brazilian woman accused him of raping her. Media reports said the 28-year-old Paris Saint-Germain and Brazil talisman was in talks with Nike’s German rival Puma. Loading… center_img Read Also: Barcelona send law firm packing for advising MessiNike expressed its “deep concern” at the time, but stood by the player after police closed the case, citing a lack of evidence.Neymar will still wear Nike apparel on the pitch: the company sponsors both PSG and the Brazilian national team.The company sponsors many of the most iconic names in sports, including Michael Jordan, LeBron James, Cristiano Ronaldo, Serena Williams, Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Renowned sports kits manufacturers Nike revealed it had parted ways with Neymar on Saturday, ending one of its most high-profile sponsorship deals a decade and a half after signing the star striker as a 13-year-old prodigy. “I can confirm Neymar is no longer a Nike athlete,” a spokesman for the US sportswear giant, Josh Benedek, said in an email to AFP, without giving details.Advertisementlast_img read more

Carver – No favours from Allardyce

first_img Carver said: “Kevin was great for this football club, great, and he’s been great for Sam everywhere he’s gone. “But like Joey last weekend, he won’t be doing us any favours. Joey didn’t do us any favours, and I’m sure Kevin will be the same.” The equation for Carver and his players is quite straightforward: win and they are safe regardless of what Hull do at home to Manchester United. But that is something they have not managed since February 28, and anything less could prove fatal with the Tigers, who trail the Magpies by two points, enjoying a superior goal difference. Carver could have midfielder Siem de Jong back at his disposal following his return to training after a thigh problem, but central defender Mike Williamson is definitely available once again after serving a two-match ban for his dismissal at Leicester. The head coach, of course, suggested Williamson had deliberately collected the red card in the immediate aftermath of a damaging 3-0 defeat at the King Power Stadium, but he insists the rift his comments caused has healed. Carver said: “I’ve shaken hands with Mike and that’s forgotten. I’m like that. I can fall out with someone one day and then be their best friend the next – look at Craig Bellamy a few years ago. “That’s just the way I am. I don’t hold a grudge and that’s important. I’ll say what I have to say, as I did with Mike, but then I’ll clear the slate.” Press Association There is little love lost between the club and a man who used his pay-off to buy a Costa Blanca holiday home which he named ‘Casa St James”. But Carver knows even if there were no history between the parties, professional pride would dictate that the Hammers would arrive on Tyneside looking for three points, regardless of the consequences for their hosts. The 50-year-old said: “No matter who it is – and I know Sam has been the manager here and Neil McDonald is at the club, who is a good friend of mine – you want to win games. “No matter who you’re playing against, and even when people are saying there’s nothing at stake, you still want to win. Your pride tells you that. This weekend is going to be no different. “But I’m not bothered about what he’s thinking or who is coming here. I’m just bothered about us, I really am. “I’ve not spoken to anyone. Neil has sent me a text, but I’ve not even replied to him. He’s my mate, but I’m not interested in West Ham United and Sam.” Allardyce will not be the only man within the visitors’ camp with a connection to Newcastle with former skipper Kevin Nolan, who led the club back into the top flight after relegation in 2009 and who is revered on Tyneside for scoring a derby day hat-trick against Sunderland, also north-east-bound. Nolan played in the same Newcastle team as Joey Barton, whose current employers QPR fought back to not only deny Newcastle a first victory in 10 attempts at Loftus Road last weekend, but take all the points to plunge their visitors deeper into the mire. John Carver is expecting no favours from Sam Allardyce as he attempts to keep Newcastle in the Barclays Premier League. The latest man to be handed the managerial reins by owner Mike Ashley at St James’ Park will go head-to-head with the one he sacked in January 2008 with the Magpies in desperate need of a first victory in 11 attempts if they are to condemn Hull to the drop and survive. Allardyce, who was appointed by former chairman Freddy Shepherd just days before Ashley launched his successful take-over in May 2007, was shown the door after only eight months at the helm. last_img read more

FIFA Sacks Deputy General Secretary Kattner

first_imgFIFA monday sacked deputy general secretary Markus Kattner for financial ‘breaches’ linked to his job.Kattner had been acting general secretary after previous general secretary Jerome Valcke was also dismissed for irregularities.“Kattner has been dismissed from his position effective immediately,” the world body said in a statement. “FIFA’s internal investigation uncovered breaches of his fiduciary responsibilities in connection with his employment.”FIFA said it would not comment further but “will continue its cooperation with the relevant authorities.” Kattner, a German, had also been FIFA’s longstanding financial director.The world body named Fatma Samoura as its new general secretary at a congress this month.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Students say Local Triptrotters improve abroad experience

first_imgIn the last four years, Denisha Brekke, a senior majoring in business administration, has visited four continents and six different countries, all through programs run by the Marshall School of Business.All of the trips — ranging from Santiago, Chile her freshman year to Stockholm, Sweden just a month ago — have been unique and eye-opening experiences for Brekke, but there is one thing that set some of the trips apart: being shown around by a local host.These hosts are known as Triptrotters, students from universities abroad who are interested in showing their cities to visiting travelers.“What happens on these trips, especially in big groups of people, is you get there and for going out [at night] you’re on your own and a lot of people are clueless,” Brekke said. “And if you have a host, they can advise you and tell you about the best places to go.”In addition to being in the know about good clubs and restaurants, cafes and hangout spots, being paired up with a local Triptrotter adds a new dimension to global networking and helps to build cultural understanding, according to Brekke.Jamie Kwak, a 2010 graduate who majored in accounting and travelled to Budapest, Hungary through the Experiential Corporate Environment Learning Program run by Marshall, echoed Brekke’s sentiment that finding a local guide, as opposed to going on a formal tour, is invaluable.“One place we went [in Budapest] there were a bunch of local students sitting around the fire drinking tea and eating these weird fish cracker things,” Kwak said. “And you just don’t see that when you go on tours with the big companies.”There are efforts within the university to help facilitate these individual connections that can add depth to a study abroad experience.This type of exchange and the expansion of the Trojan family is one of Marshall’s main goals in planning their international programs, according to Sean O’Connell, the director of International Programs at Marshall.“Almost all of the visits and internship placements are made either with companies in which Trojans are employed, or Trojans own or connections through Trojans abroad,” O’Connell said. “In these programs the true vastness of the Trojan network really becomes something tangible for students and faculty.”O’Connell said Marshall’s study abroad office believes it is important to support students while they’re abroad, but sometimes the best form of support is letting them experience the culture.“At Marshall we recognize that with study abroad, quite a bit of the learning takes place outside of the classroom, and so we want the students to have access to these individuals, and the lessons they can teach, while they are away from campus,” O’Connell said. “It’s also great to see a friendly face when you are halfway around the world.” Correction: A previous version of this story stated that “Students say local guides improve abroad experience.” They are known as Local Triptrotters, not local guides.last_img read more