Lecturer – Philosophy – (ADJ000109)

first_imgThe Department of Philosophy at the University of Houston invitesapplications for part-time lecturer positions. L ecturerappointments are non-tenure-track positions and are made on asemester to semester basis. Preferred candidates will have a PhD inPhilosophy, however candidates with a MA in Philosophy may also beconsidered. Applications should include the following: evidence ofeffective teaching, cover letter, CV, and unofficialtranscripts.The University of Houston is an Equal Opportunity/AffirmativeAction Institution. Minorities, women, veterans, and persons withdisabilities are encouraged to apply.Qualifications :Preferred candidates will have a PhD in Philosophy, howevercandidates with a MA in Philosophy may also be considered.Notes to Applicant: Official transcripts are required for afaculty appointment and will be requested upon selection of finalcandidates. All positions at the University of Houston are securitysensitive and will require a criminal history check.last_img read more

Open Rank – Postdoctoral Associate or Research Associate

first_imgJob DescriptionSeeking a postdoctoral associate or research associate position(depending on experience) in High Energy Theoretical Physics andString Theory in the Department of Physics at Virginia Tech. Thefocus of the position is on string theory, including stringcompactifications, sigma models, F-theory, effective theories andstring geometry and phenomenology.This position is available starting from August 2021 and isrenewable for up to two years (i.e. three years duration in total),depending on performance.Candidates should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae,publication list, and a brief research statement. In addition, theyshould request that three letters of reference be submitted ontheir behalf by email to [email protected] .Review of applications will begin December 1, 2020; however, theposition will remain open until filled.Required QualificationsA strong background in string theory with a history ofpeer-reviewed publications is necessary.To be considered for the research associate position, a master’sdegree in a relevant field and prior research experience isrequired.To be considered for the postdoctoral associate position, adoctorate degree in a relevant field is required.Good collaborative skills.Preferred QualificationsProgramming experience.Ability to work under limited supervision.For research associate position, some experience mentoring juniorresearchers.Appointment TypeRestrictedReview Date12/1/2020Additional InformationApplication materials should include a 1) publication list and 2)research statement.The successful Candidate will be required to have a criminalconviction check.About Virginia TechDedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve),Virginia Tech pushes the boundaries of knowledge by taking ahands-on, transdisciplinary approach to preparing scholars to beleaders and problem-solvers. A comprehensive land-grant institutionthat enhances the quality of life in Virginia and throughout theworld, Virginia Tech is an inclusive community dedicatedto knowledge, discovery, and creativity. The university offers morethan 280 majors to a diverse enrollment of more than 36,000undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in eightundergraduatecolleges , a school ofmedicine , a veterinarymedicine college, Graduate School , and Honors College . The universityhas a significant presence across Virginia, including the Innovation Campusin Northern Virginia; the Health Sciences and Technology Campus inRoanoke; sites in Newport News and Richmond; and numerous Extension offices andresearchcenters . A leading global research institution, Virginia Techconducts more than $500 million in research annually.Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, orapplicants on the basis of age, color, disability, sex (includingpregnancy), gender, gender identity, gender expression, geneticinformation, national origin, political affiliation, race,religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status, or otherwisediscriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about,discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation ofother employees or applicants, or on any other basis protected bylaw.If you are an individual with a disability and desire anaccommodation, please contact Jackie Woodyard at [email protected] during regular businesshours at least 10 business days prior to the event.Advertised: October 1, 2020Applications close:last_img read more

Mouthing off

first_img“I absolutely eat what I cook. You have to remember that when I was modelling, the girls Christy [Turlington], Naomi [Campbell], Cindy [Crawford] were all a size 10. We weren’t the size girls are now; we were slim, not skinny”Supermodel-turned-baker Lorraine Pascale, who is soon to open a second branch of Ella’s Bakehouse and is currently fronting Baking Made Easy on BBC2, on how you can have your cake, eat it and not have to stick your fingers down your throat”It’s really a diet that brings food back on to the plate that people thought they were not allowed to eat. It acts like a fibre in the body and does not get absorbed in the small intestine. It also triggers fat-burning enzymes and helps you to feel fuller”At last! With all the gluten- and wheat-dodging going on, Ellen Kunes launches The CarbLovers Diet, which lauds resistant starches, as found in the likes of rye and grainy bread”It was a weird thing to happen, I just felt a wee pop in my groin. Right away, I thought, ’Oh no, I might miss the Celtic game.’ I was really gutted at that moment”Mark Peat, captain of minnows Berwick Rangers and a Greggs worker, nearly misses the chance of a lifetime to topple Celtic in the Scottish Cup after picking up an injury loading the van. It made no difference he was passed fit and they lost 2-0last_img read more

Cakewatch update

first_imgThis is the woman police are searching for in connection with the nation’s first recorded case of cupcake rage. The customer in question allegedly went berserk in Cardiff cupcakery Sugarswirlz when it ran out of her favourite ’Sweet Tooth Fairy’ cupcakes, smashing up the shop and assaulting staff. The net is closing.Cupcakers, don’t have nightmares, do sleep well.last_img

moe. Delivers Emotionally-Charged Huckleberry Jam Set [Audio/Video]

first_imgmoe. played their second-to-last show before the coming hiatus to an appreciative crowd of long time fans and fresh faces last night at the Huckleberry Jam Festival. While bassist Robert Derhak seeks treatment for a rare but highly survivable form of cancer, the band will take time off for the healing process. Idahoans have been looking forward to moe.’s return to their fair state, and even though the circumstances had a somber edge, they were more than pleased at the stellar performance they witnessed.Last week’s show in New York served as a celebration for the band’s oldest fan base while the Huckleberry Jam gave moe.rons from the further reaches of the nation to come by and wish Derhak well. In the end it was a chance get down with the band for the last time for the immediate future, and thanks to a stocked set list, there was something for everyone.moe. and Aqueous To Join Forces As “moe.queous” At Brooklyn Comes AliveFrom set one opener “Moth” on, the music never stopped. Before they managed to finish “Moth,” the band wandered musically from a spacey solo into the well-received opening strains of “Puebla.” The massive jam from guitarist Al Schnier in the back half of “Puebla” calmed slightly before picking up pace and morphing into a ripping take on the Chuck Garvey led “Annihilation Blues.”Check out some video posted by moe. of their run closing first set below:moe. only paused a moment at best before the psychedelic strains of “Silver Sun” wafted from Schnier’s guitar. Drummer Vinnie Amico displayed his usual depth and control–as no matter the pace needed, the timing was ever-perfect. The last note of “Silver Sun” morphed perfectly into a set closing pair of songs from Garvey, “Four>Akimbo,” a spirited, extended instrumental, improvised intro.Observant fans had noted the lack of Derhak-led pieces in the first set, which though disappointing is perfectly understandable in light of the medical issues he faces. Luckily for all in attendance, his playing hasn’t been affected at all and his vive was up to backing vocal duties and even a couple of leads.Second set opener “Recreational Chemistry” showcased the band at their most expressive. Derhak strummed, plucked and slapped his bass with a frenzied passion that has made him a force to be reckoned with over the last few decades. Percussionist Jim Loughlin delighted as always with his bag of tricks, including his ever sharpening mallet skills as they progressed into the nearly instrumental “Meat.”As the crowd joyfully digested the massive “Meat” they were given, moe. gracefully returned to the final strains of the show opener “Moth” to close the set. Again, with the hiatus looming, it was nice of them to provide a sense of musical closure to their adoring fans who will be counting the days until their beloved band returns to the stage.Here are some second set highlights from the band’s Facebook:One of the greatest messages in any of moe.’s songs comes in the Garvey-sung “Wind It Up,” and it served as the perfect first of the two song encore that closed the show. “As the crowd passionately joined in the sing-around-chorus “Be on my side, I’m on your side,” the message was abundantly clear. They were there to represent a nation of fans who want nothing more than the speedy return to full health from the man who has stood at the center of the stage for as long as moe. has made their magic.Taking the mic for moe.’s last song of the night, Rob Derhak used the moments before to thank the audience and quietly promise to be back “…sometime soon.” Guitarist Al Schnier thanked the festival for allowing them an extra half hour of stage time to thank the fans who traveled from all points to come and see their band off in style.As the last note rang out, Derhak again thanked the crowd and told them he loved them. Though he surely knows after these last weeks of massive outpourings of well wishes that his love is returned, magnified a thousand times over. Cancer is a scourge on all walks of life, and most of us have had someone we know and love affected by the disease’s many forms.I’ve been lucky enough to get to know Mr. Derhak over the years and I know him to be a man of layers. Under a sometimes thick skin is a heart of gold, but under that is someone who enjoys a good fight, a hard knock, and the satisfaction of rising up after taking a blow. That spirit should serve Derhak well in this fight, and on behalf of Live For Live Music, and the nation of moe.rons of who I am proudly a member, I wish him a speedy and full recovery.Get well sir…we will be waiting when you are ready to rock once again!.moe has one final performance at LOCKN’ with Phil Lesh before taking their hiatus.Listen to last night’s full show below, courtesy of mark r. smith:moe. | The Huckleberry Jam | 07-28-2017 | Donnelly, IDSet I: Moth>Puebla>Annihilation Blues, Silver Sun, Four> AkimboSet II: Recreational Chemistry>Meat>MothEncore: Wind It UpEncore II:Captain America[Cover photo by Paul Citone from previous show]last_img read more

Relive The Magic Of Lettuce’s Star-Studded JGB Tribute At LOCKN’ With This Pro-Shot Video

first_imgOn Saturday night, the funk gurus of Lettuce performed their second and final set at LOCKN’ Festival in Arrington, Virginia. Following up their Thursday night performance, which saw them and Thursday’s headliners, Umphrey’s McGee, offer up one of the most buzzed-about transitions of the weekend, for their late-night Saturday set, Lettuce played a late-night tribute to Jerry Garcia Band with a truly all-star cast. In addition to former Lettuce guitarist Eric Krasno, the funk act also welcomed out a number of special guests, including members of Dead & Company, Tedeschi Trucks Band, and more.You can watch the first few songs from this already-legendary set below. To open up the show, Lettuce kicked off the JGB celebration at the Relix Stage with the instrumental “Finders Keepers”, an instrumental tune written by Merl Saunders that was frequently recorded and performed by Saunders and Jerry Garcia, followed up by a take on Smokey Robinson‘s “I Second That Emotion”, led by keyboardist Nigel Hall. For their first guests of the night, Dead & Company bassist Oteil Burbridge (who was celebrating his birthday) and Tedeschi Trucks Band keyboardist (and Oteil’s brother) Kofi Burbridge and vocalists Alecia Chakour (who formerly sang with Lettuce) and Mark Rivers joined the set for a dub-heavy rendition of Peter Tosh‘s “Stop That Train”. Opening and closing with Oteil scatting, eventually, Eric Krasno took the lead vocals on the song, highlighting his vocal abilities, which he began showing off on his debut solo album, Blood From Stone.You can also listen to the full performance below, courtesy of Randy Bayers and Funk It, which saw Lettuce also welcome out Bob Weir and John Mayer, and some unexpected lead vocals from Adam Smirnoff, Benny Bloom, and Jesus Coomes. Enjoy![Video: Nick Kosot/Relix][Audio: Randy Bayers and Funk It]Setlist: Lettuce with Eric Krasno | LOCKN’ Festival | Infinity Downs Farm | Arrington, VA | 8/25/2018Set: Finders Keepers, I Second That Emotion, Stop That Train$*+, After Midnight*#, Sugaree*#%, Tangled Up In Blue*#%, That’s What Love Will Make You Do*#%, How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)*#%, Cats Under The Stars*#, They Love Each Other*#$ with bassist Oteil Burbridge | + keyboardist Kofi Burbridge | * vocalist Alecia Chakour and vocalist Mark Rivers | # with John Mayer | % with Bob Weirlast_img read more

50 receive Dean’s Distinction awards

first_imgThey’ve served the University with distinction. Now, Dean Michael D. Smith of Harvard’s Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS) is recognizing their service.On Tuesday (June 8), Smith honored 50 FAS staff with the first Dean’s Distinction award, created to celebrate the FAS’s highest-achieving employees.At an afternoon ceremony in the Faculty Room of University Hall, Smith expressed gratitude for the many contributions made by all nominees, and especially by award recipients, during a particularly demanding period in the School’s history.“Over the past two years, the FAS has faced more than its fair share of challenges,” said Smith, the John H. Finley Jr. Professor of Engineering and Applied Sciences. “Especially in those early days of 2008, the way ahead was truly an open question, and solutions to the problems in front of us were far from obvious. But fairly immediately, I started to hear encouraging stories, stories of how staff members’ innovative ideas and collaborative spirit had created unexpected wins.“Since then, it has become clear that our staff have made important contributions across every unit and at every level,” he told the gathering of awardees, their guests, and supervisors. “You have forged new partnerships, created better ways of doing things, and changed the way we think about what we do. At a time when financial resources have been in short supply, ideas and energy have not.“I created the Dean’s Distinction as a means to honor this important work, to recognize the considerable talent of FAS staff members, and to shine a light on these exceptional contributions to the FAS mission,” Smith said. “Harvard’s faculty and students could not reach the heights they aim for without your hard work.”Leslie Kirwan, dean for administration and finance, noted the importance of recognizing collaboration, hard work, and commitment from staff and managers.“As someone who has helped other complex organizations navigate trying times, I know firsthand the amazing results that individuals and work teams can accomplish through personal commitment, innovative thinking, and just plain hard work when the chips are down,” said Kirwan ’79, M.P.P. ’84, “and when they do, how important it is to take the time to recognize and thank them for those contributions.”Following Kirwan’s remarks, Smith called each honoree to the front of the room to the applause of colleagues.Recipients of the Dean’s Distinction received a personalized keepsake with an image of the wall-mounted banjo regulator clock that hangs in the dean’s office. The clock was presented to Harvard in 1829 by Simon Willard, who was the Keeper of the Clocks for half a century, overseeing the periodic maintenance of all College timepieces.“Now, every day, when I wind Mr. Willard’s clock, I am reminded not only of his lifetime of service to Harvard, but of the hard work and dedication of FAS staff members. You are critical to the pursuit of the School’s mission of excellence in teaching and research,” Smith concluded.The awardees were selected from more than 100 individuals nominated by faculty and staff in more than 20 FAS divisions and units. Nominees spanned the full spectrum of service time, from one to 43 years, and more than a third of those nominated were members of the Harvard Union of Clerical and Technical Workers (HUCTW).The recipients of the 2010 Dean’s Distinction award are:Fred Burchsted, Harvard College LibraryAnne Marie Calareso, Harvard College Program in General EducationLaura Chivers, PsychologyKathleen Cloutier, African and African American StudiesJerome Connors, Chemistry and Chemical BiologyWilliam Cooper, Freshman Dean’s OfficeRose Cortese, East Asian Languages and CivilizationsJames Costello, Molecular and Cellular BiologyKelli Costello, Office of Undergraduate EducationJessica Cundiff, Museum of Comparative ZoologyRobert Daley, FAS Finance OfficeElizabeth Doyle, Humanities Faculty ServicesMichelle Durocher, Harvard College LibraryGustavo Espada, East Asian Languages and CivilizationsEllen Fox, GSAS Student ServicesJeanne Gaunt, Harvard College LibraryZachary Gingo, Physical Resources and PlanningWendy Guan, Center for Geographic AnalysisPatricia Harrington, Harvard College Administration and FinanceErnst Sebastian Hierl, Harvard College LibraryRobert LaPointe, GSAS AdmissionsLisa Laskin, Harvard Summer SchoolAlan Long, Research Administration ServicesMargaret Lynch, Human and Evolutionary BiologyGerald MacDonald, FAS Instructional Media ServicesSusan Marine, Harvard College Office of Student LifeJoseph Martinez, Museum of Comparative ZoologyKaren Woodward Massey, Research Administration ServicesAnna McDonald, EnglishJosh McIntosh, Harvard College Office of Student LifeDenise Medeiros, Physical Resources and PlanningChristianna Morgan, Women, Gender and SexualityStephanie Nasson, FAS Finance OfficeOlesia Pacholok, Office of AdmissionsSandra Parada, Physical Resources and PlanningDavis Pasquariello, FAS Instructional Media ServicesBarry Reed, FAS Instructional Media ServicesAnn Richards, EconomicsDale Rinkel, StatisticsJoan Smeltzer, PsychologyHelena Sousa, Physical Resources and PlanningJulie Stephenson, Office of the RegistrarRichard C. Stokes, Rowland InstituteLindsay Strogatz, Harvard-Yenching InstituteGeoffrey Tierney, Organismic and Evolutionary BiologyMatthew Tobin, FAS Finance OfficeGwen Urdang-Brown, EnglishTanya Washburn, FAS Adaptive Technology LabVaughn Waters, FAS Information TechnologyRobert Eric Young, Office for Faculty Affairslast_img read more

Books that pop

first_img 3With each new spread, a fresh scene opens in “Welcome to the NeighborWood.” 11Tiny tips of green asparagus are lined up like nature’s birthday candles in “A Pop-Up Culinary Herbal.” 5Laser cutters have produced more intricate designs in recent decades. The possibilities of pop-ups far exceed peekaboo with paper.The art and science of paper folding grew from ritual beginnings in Buddhist Japan to a globally used art form. The shift from two to three dimension provides unique advantages — not just added life in surreal scenes, but realistic sculptural effects, as in children’s books, and representations of changes in time and space.Take a look through the gallery to see where examples pop up across Harvard’s libraries. 16Pages in this hand-tinted 1792 volume look deceptively static, but flaps move to reveal a transformation. 1It may look like child’s play, but the mechanics of pop-ups are often quite sophisticated, as seen in the complex design of an animal within its natural habitat. 19This 1932 book, “Rodchenko on Moscou,” documents the extensive reconstruction of the city at the height of Stalin’s power. 13“Renovating History” gives different 3-D treatments to the same 2-D drawing. 17The book is actually a project bid for landscape architect Humphry Repton, who hand-illustrated the pages. The flap reveals the proposed changes for the grounds of an English estate. 9The more intricate the pop-up, the more planning and engineering it requires. “Dancescape” by Paul Johnson is pictured. 14A bookcase rising in relief requires substantial mechanical planning. 20Accordion foldouts reveal the lives led behind a building’s façade. 2Pop-ups help make a molehill mountainous. 7Pop-up interpretations of a quote breathes life into a prisoner’s words, and the artist’s interpretation of them. 12A hand seemingly strokes the spread in a limited edition at Houghton. 8A face accordions out in this retelling of a Mexican folk tale by artist Joe D’ambrosia. 10Jaunty chard stalks rise from the leaves of a culinary herbal book. 4Change in dimension can bring an element of theater when pages become a stage for pop-up characters, as seen in Kara Elizabeth Walker’s 1989 tome, “Freedom: A Fable.” 18An inset under the flap reveals illustrations of the underground infrastructure of the building in the photo. 15Movable books — featuring simpler construction, like flaps and revolving discs — predate pop-ups. This example is one of the earliest from Harvard’s collections; the diagram and flap teach mathematicians and artists to understand perspective. 6A handmade book, “Sentences — Words Spoken in Prison to an Artist,” doesn’t follow a narrative but instead is a series of paper sculptures unified in theme.last_img read more

Talbot Team

first_imgErica Chaney and Shamona Willis, both Talbot County natives, have joined the staff of the local University of Georgia Cooperative Extension office in that county.Chaney is the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) program assistant and Willis is the county Extension 4-H educator. “I’ve always liked working with people and meeting new people,” she said. “When the job with UGA Extension became available, I saw it as a good opportunity to go back to my community and give back.”Chaney will be teaching Food Talk nutrition lessons in the community through EFNEP, a federally funded program that is free to low-income Georgians.“There are eight Food Talk sessions and after completing them all, participants receive a certificate and a recipe book,” she said. “I’ll be teaching how to prepare budget-friendly, quick, healthy and affordable meals.”Chaney is searching for partners to work with to reach as many people in the county as possible.“I can go out anywhere in the community as long as I have a table and a skillet,” she said. “I’m from Talbotton (in Talbot County), so I know a lot of people, but there are also a lot of new people. I really think this program will be good for the community.”So far, Chaney has met with the local senior center, the Talbot County Housing Authority and Family Connections to discuss offering EFNEP to their clients. She would also like to teach EFNEP sessions to Head Start staff, to parents and in churches.“Talbot County is really spread out, so I really want to go to each town — Woodland, Box Springs, Junction City and Geneva. I want everyone to have an opportunity to attend the EFNEP classes.”Chaney has a heart for her hometown and county, and she is emotional when she talks about the tornadoes that ripped through the county this year.“This is my home and when I came back to visit and help, I didn’t recognize my home. It was devastating,” she said. “But we are rebuilding, and everyone is okay. That’s all that matters.”A 1990 graduate of Central High School, Chaney attended Tuskegee University and Flint River Technical College. She later earned her Certified Nursing Assistant license and worked in the medical field and with the Talbot County Board of Education in the Head Start program, the Early Reading First program and as a substitute teacher.Willis, the new 4-H Educator served at the Talbot County Library for 18 years, beginning as a circulation clerk and serving as branch manager for the past 10 years. She also ran the bookmobile for two years, which allowed her to get to know a lot of residents.“Through the library, I worked with the last 4-H agent and that drew my interest to the position,” Willis said. “I enjoy doing crafts and working with children. So far, this position has opened me up to a lot of different areas; I’m learning right along with the kids.”Willis meets with the elementary, middle, and high school students on the third Monday and Tuesday of each month. Georgia 4-H curriculum is designed to educate children is specific areas, but the 4-H agent is able to personalize the lessons.“Right now, I’m teaching agriculture and science-based lessons and then we will move into healthy living,” she said. “With my ninth graders, we are learning about money. I tweak the programs so that I can deliver them in a fun, interactive way.”A 1997 graduate of Central High School, Willis graduated from North Central University with a master’s degree in business administration-management in 2017. Willis grew up participating in Talbot County 4-H and her daughter, Kimeyata Willis, also participated as a Talbot County 4-H’er. She remembers going to camp at Rock Eagle 4-H Center and sending her daughter there.“Now, I will be the one reassuring the parents that I will bring the children back the same way I got them,” she laughed.Willis looks forward to bringing new 4-H programs to the county, like poultry judging and BB sports.“There are a lot of different things that other communities do that we have been missing out on,” she said.For more information about Talbot County Extension, visit the office from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, at 401 Washington Avenue, Talbotton, Georgia.last_img read more

In November, most tourists spend the night from Germany and Slovenia

first_imgSignificant increase in tourist arrivals and overnight stays  Compared to November 2017, the City of Zagreb had 10,2% more arrivals and 12,2% more tourist nights. Most overnight stays of foreign tourists were realized by tourists from Italy (7,0%) and Bosnia and Herzegovina (6,9%). Tourists in the age group of 35 to 44 realized the most overnight stays, 38 thousand, which is 22,9% of the total number of tourist overnight stays in the City of Zagreb. Domestic tourists realized 13,3% more arrivals and 13,6% more overnight stays in November 2018 compared to November 2017. Foreign tourists realized 25,4% more arrivals and 20,0% more overnight stays compared to November 2017. In the group Hotels and similar accommodation tourists had at their disposal a total of 38 thousand rooms and suites (which is 50,0% of the total number of available rooms and suites) with a total of 74 thousand permanent beds (which is 42,2% of the total number of available permanent bed). The average occupancy of rooms was 33,4%, and permanent beds 27,4%. Source: CBS In the group Hotels and similar accommodation available most rooms and permanent beds Foreign tourists realized 16,4 million arrivals and 82,7 million overnight stays, which is an increase in arrivals by 6,6% and an increase in overnight stays by 3,6%. In the first eleven months of 2018, tourists realized 18,3 million arrivals and 88,9 million overnight stays in commercial accommodation facilities, which is an increase in arrivals by 7,0% and an increase in overnight stays by 3,9% compared to the same period in 2017. The highest number of overnight stays of foreign tourists in November 2018 was realized by tourists from Germany, 65 thousand overnight stays (12,5% ​​of the total overnight stays of foreign tourists) and tourists from Slovenia, with 61 thousand overnight stays of tourists (11,6% of the total overnight stays of foreign tourists tourist). Compared to November 2017, tourists from Germany increased their overnight stays by 48,1%, and tourists from Slovenia increased their overnight stays by 28,4%. In November 2018, more than 372 thousand tourist arrivals and 781 thousand tourist nights were realized in commercial accommodation facilities. Compared to November 2017, there were 21,0% more arrivals and 17,9% more overnight stays. In November 2018, the highest number of tourist nights was realized in hotels, 510 thousand overnight stays, which is 65,2% of the total number of overnight stays. Compared to November 2017, hotels achieved an increase in arrivals by 21,3% and an increase in overnight stays by 17,6%. Source: CBS Most overnight stays of foreign tourists were realized by tourists from Germany (24,1%), Slovenia (8,7%), Austria (8,5%), Poland (7,3%), the Czech Republic (6,2%) and Italy. 6,0%). Most overnight stays of tourists from Germany and Slovenia In November 2018, there were 76 thousand rooms, apartments and camping places available to tourists with a total of 176 thousand permanent beds. The highest number of tourist arrivals and overnight stays in November 2018 was realized by the County of the City of Zagreb, 89 thousand arrivals and 167 thousand overnight stays, which is 24,0% of the total arrivals and 21,3% of the total realized tourist nights, according to data from the Central Bureau. statistics (CBS). In the first eleven months, an increase in tourist arrivals and overnight stays In the first eleven months of 2018, domestic tourists made 10,3% more arrivals and 8,3% more overnight stays than in the same period last year. Most nights spent in hotels This is followed by overnight stays of tourists from Austria (10,5%), Italy (7,9%), Korea, the Republic (5,2%) and the USA (4,8%).last_img read more

Winter program in Dubrovnik presented

first_imgRELATED NEWS: “The Frankfurt-Dubrovnik direct winter air route has been running for the third year in a row within the framework of strategic projects of the Croatian Tourist Board, the Dubrovnik Tourist Board and Croatia Airlines. She added that at the initiative of the Dubrovnik Tourist Board and Croatia Airlines, all open hotels in Dubrovnik participate in winter programs during the winter. Vlašić expressed her satisfaction with the excellent air connections between the two cities and the number of German tourists, who are in 3rd place in the top list of the most numerous guests in Dubrovnik, “she said. Director of the Dubrovnik Tourist Board, Romana Vlašić. More about the program of the event “Magical winter in Dubrovnik”Look HERE By the way, in 2018 there were 77 German guests, 723% more than in the previous year, and they realized 22 overnight stays, 273% more than in 764.  At the end of last week, a presentation of Dubrovnik and direct flights Frankfurt – Dubrovnik was held in Frankfurt for about fifty German travel agents and tourist journalists, co-organized by the Dubrovnik Tourist Board, the Croatian national carrier Croatia Airlines and the Croatian Tourist Board.  In the Croatian restaurant Damiro Westsite in the center of Frankfurt, the director of the Croatian National Tourist Board in Frankfurt, Romeo Draghicchio, emphasized that the promotion of Dubrovnik in the winter months fits into the strategic plans of Croatian tourism which aim to extend the season in which Dubrovnik Frankfurt and its surroundings are an ideal area for attracting additional guests even in winter due to the direct winter connection. center_img This winter, Dubrovnik will be connected with seven world capitals (Frankfurt, London, Istanbul, Warsaw, Rome, Barcelona and Athens) and with its domestic destination, Zagreb. The director of the Croatia Airlines branch in Frankfurt, Mato Radić, presented the winter flight schedule with an emphasis on the direct flight Frankfurt-Dubrovnik, three times a week during the winter months, while the director of Obzor putovanja in Zagreb, Silvana Turčić, presented the winter package arrangement for Dubrovnik.  The Tourist Board of the City of Dubrovnik has designed and printed leaflets about all events during the winter in Croatian, English and German, which will be available to all visitors to the city in the information offices of the Tourist Board. DUBROVNIK EXPECTS OVER HRK 10 MILLION IN REVENUE FROM THE TOURIST FEE FOR CRUISESlast_img read more

Hidden Cooly gem has views from Surfers Paradise to Kirra

first_img67C Rutledge St.The main residence is a two-storey four-bedroom house with ocean views from Kirra to Surfers Paradise.“The view is not just a blanket view but I can actually watch the waves coming through,” Ms Fenelon said. “It’s really striking.”The ground-level includes an open-plan tiled dining and living area that opens out to an infinity pool and covered deck.More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North11 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa1 day agoThere is also a bedroom and bathroom on this level as well as a double carport.Upstairs is another living area with timber flooring opening out to a covered balcony.Three bedrooms are on this level including the master with its wide ocean outlook.A separate one-bedroom granny-flat to the left of the house features a bathroom, high ceilings, timber louvres and glass sliding doors overlooking the pool.“The granny flat has got a really lovely view as well,” Ms Fenelon said.“You could use it for an income or if you wanted some sort of office space, it would be perfect for that.” 67C Rutledge St, Coolangatta.NESTLED on the hilltop in Coolangatta is one of the Gold Coast’s hidden gems offering privacy, space and style.The property at 67C Rutledge St, with a main four-bedroom residence and separate one-bedroom granny flat is bordered by a rainforest reserve and offers a stunning view of the Coast.Mother-of-four Natalie Fenelon bought the property last year after moving from Melbourne.“The thing that I was so struck by is it it’s right next to a rainforest,” she said.It’s just amazing — if I was staying I would pull the fence down on one side.“You really do feel quite a way from it all but then, coming from inner-city Melbourne I liked that I could pop down to the main part of Coolangatta and have a coffee.”“It’s got a really love sense about it.” 67C Rutledge St.The house was renovated eight years ago with the final touches completed early in 2016.Ms Fenelon, a sculptor by trade, she hoped the new owners would appreciate the tranquillity of the property.“I really hope it goes to somebody who really will enjoy the peace of it,” she said.Base Property Group — Coolangatta agent Ben Stephens said Rutledge St was tightly held.“The house is in a location that rarely comes up,” he said.center_img 67C Rutledge St.last_img read more

Coaches Corner Monday Night On WRBI

first_imgListen Monday Night (9-16) for Southeastern Indiana’s Top Local Sports Show, Coaches Corner, with Hall of Famer, Ron Raver at 6 at Ison’s Family Pizza.Guests include Mike Meyers-Greensburg Girls Soccer, Troy Davis-Greensburg Cross Country, and Eric Heppner-Batesville Football.A big thanks to The Crew at Ison’s Family Pizza for hosting Coaches Corner.last_img

Registration open for Greensburg chamber dinner

first_imgGreensburg, In. — The Greensburg/Decatur County Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual banquet and membership meeting on Friday, Nov. 16, 2018, at Indiana Grand Racing and Casino. The event features the presentation of the prestigious Don Horan Community Service Leader of the Year Award, considered Decatur County’s most distinguished honor.The Award, which was previously known as the Community Service Award, has been presented annually by the Greensburg/Decatur County Chamber of Commerce since 1975. It was first established in 1961. In 2013, the name of the award was changed in honor of local community-minded philanthropist and business leader Don Horan.Many outstanding contributors to the betterment of Greensburg and Decatur County have won the award as its intent is to honor those who have dedicated themselves to improving life in Greensburg and Decatur County.Other awards presented at the annual banquet include the Entrepreneur of the Year Award and the Chamber’s Small Business Grant presentation of $1,000 to a member in good standing, who has applied and been selected by a committee.Following dinner, the Chamber of Commerce will conduct a brief business meeting and that will be followed by the annual awards presentation.The evening will conclude with entertainment, comedian Steve Soelberg from Salt Lake City, Utah, a regular performer with Dry Bar Comedy, who provides comedy funny for everyone.Registration and cocktails begin at 6 p.m. with dinner scheduled for 6:30 p.m.Tickets are $40 each or a table of 8 seats for $300 when purchased by Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018. After Nov. 7, the price increases to $50 for an individual ticket and $350 for a table of 8 seats.You may purchase your seats online at www.greensburgchamber.com, then under the events calendar and click on 2018 Annual Awards & Recognition Dinner.Seats may also be purchased by calling the Chamber office at 812-663-2832.Must be 21 years of age to attend.last_img read more

Franklin County reports no new cases

first_imgBrookville, IN—On Wednesday, the Franklin County Health Department announced receiving no new positive cases for COVID-19. Officials would like to remind citizens, while no new positives were received, it is vital to continue to stay home as much as possible, continue to practice social distancing, and wear a mask in public when social distancing is not possible.Health officials also announced that the Indiana State Department of Health has selected Franklin County for a drive-thru testing site.  The testing will run May 28 through 31, from 9 am to 6 pm each day.  Testing will be held at the Franklin County Fairgrounds by the block building.  Only one person per vehicle will be tested.  Individuals are to remain in their vehicle.  ISDH announced the guidelines for testing are:  symptomatic healthcare workers, first responders, essential workers and/or are in a high-risk category due to age, weight, or underlying conditions.  This opportunity is also available to individuals that live in the same residence as one of the priority categories and are symptomatic.  All individuals must be an Indiana resident and show a valid Indiana driver’s license or identification.For information on the governor’s program to connect small businesses and nonprofit organizations with PPE to safely reopen, go to https://backontrack.in.gov/ppemarketplace.htm.last_img read more

Michael Jackson’s oldest child graduates college

first_imgThe 22-year-old thanked his uncle Tj Jackson who served as his guardian and motivator since Michael died nearly 10-years ago and also thanked his uncle’s two brothers.It is unclear what Prince plans to do with his degree, however, he did report that his degree focus was on entrepreneurship. Congratulations are in order for the Michael Jackson household! Michael Joseph Jackson Jr. also known as Prince Jackson has officially graduated from college.The eldest of the late Michael Jackson’s children graduated Saturday from Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles with a bachelor’s degree in business administration.last_img read more