A panel was held in Split on the impact of tourism on the urban aspect of the city

first_img“We have no plan, and the City should have it. For an organized size such as a city or county or state, and in the age in which we live, a development plan must exist. If it does not exist, then it is irresponsible behavior towards the city, citizens and the state. The development program must be made for a minimum of eight and a maximum of 10 years, because every incoming city council should have an inherited plan.”, Said Miličić and added that he believes that citizens should have insight into it, as well as the right to express their views on it. He also stressed that Split must develop elite tourism, and not, as he put it, “Zimmer frei” tourism. As part of the seminar, a panel was held on the topic “On the edge: Does Split exist after tourism” with the participation of Jakša Miličić, former mayor of Split, during whose mandate the city experienced great demographic expansion and realized several major projects important for the city Babić, art historian, former rector of the University of Split and the initiator of numerous public and cultural initiatives. The GradOdrasta initiative was created after a group of architects and urban planners, at the invitation of the Zagreb Architecture Salon, made a detailed analysis of the state of space in Split for presentation at the 53rd Zagreb Architecture Salon in 2018. The analysis resulted in a map called Disaster map, which is a set of data on communal, spatial and urban facts about the city of Split, and which was presented at the seminar City on the brink of disaster 2018. A three-day seminar for architects, urban planners and activists “City on the brink of disaster 19” was held in Split this weekend, organized to network active citizens and professionals and exchange knowledge and experiences related to the healthy development of the city, Slobodna Dalmacija reports. The interlocutors discussed contemporary social developments and the long-term consequences that unplanned and devastating aspects of tourism will have on the city. With the experience of another season that brought chaos in traffic, social and economic form, the panel raised the question of whether there is an option in which Split will survive everything that has happened to it in recent years.center_img Referring to the degradation of urban space and the environment of the city in which we live, work and create, the initiative through various activities seeks to make citizens aware of the right (and necessity) to be involved in spatial planning processes, equip them with the necessary tools and knowledge to respond in a timely manner. “Split pushes the boundaries of what is conceivable, real, legal and surreal in its spatial development on an almost daily basis. Our starting point is to problematize the complete dependence of Split on the growth of tourism, as well as a kind of decadence in which the city falls, completely leaving the quality of life to the urban element, “she said. on behalf of the organizer Antonija Kuzmanić. Source / photo: Free Dalmatia; A city on the brink of disaster 19last_img read more

Forestry, Wildlife & Parks Division Recognises International Mountain Day

first_img Share Tweet Share InternationalLifestyleLocalNews Forestry, Wildlife & Parks Division Recognises International Mountain Day by: – December 10, 2019 Sharecenter_img 35 Views   no discussions Sharing is caring! PRESS RELEASE:                 INTERNATIONAL MOUNTAIN DAY  2019Morne Trois Pitons is the second tallest mountain in Dominica. Photo credit: panoramio.comEvery December 11th, the United Nations (UN) raises awareness about the importance of mountains and focuses on the opportunities and on the development of mountains. This day also educates people in understanding the role of mountains in the environment and its impact on life. The theme of International Mountain Day 2019 is “Mountains matter for Youth”. The theme focuses on the youth so that they can come forward as active agents of change and as future leaders of tomorrow. It is necessary to educate children and people that mountains provide fresh water, clean energy, food, and recreation.Mountains are home of the 15% of the world´s population and a quarter of the world’s land animals and plants. They provide freshwater for everyday life to half of humanity. Their conservation is a key factor for sustainable development.Unfortunately, mountains are under threat from climate change and over-exploitation. As the global climate continues to warm, mountain people — some of the world’s poorest — face even greater struggles to survive. The rising temperatures also mean that mountain glaciers are melting at unprecedented rates, affecting freshwater supplies downstream for millions of people.This problem affects us all. We must reduce our carbon footprint and take care of these natural treasures.In commemoration of this day the Forestry, Wildlife and Parks Division has organized a hike to the Boiling Lake that includes various hiking clubs, students from the Dominica State College and members of the general public. The Division also continues its educational school awareness programs on the importance of the sustainable use of our natural resources.last_img read more

Seniors honored by DCHF

first_imgFrom front to back are:  first row, (left to right) Teha Merkel, Danielle Baugh, Leah Broderick, Audrey Schwier and Tara Cummings; second row, Paige Blades, Emma Stuehrenberg, Bailey Hartman and Taylor Grehl; third row, Audrey Kinne, Corryn Caudy and Emily Muckerheide; and fourth row, Casper Stow, Scott Webb and Jacob Christie.Lawrenceburg, In. — The Dearborn County Hospital Foundation recognized 17 high school seniors at their annual scholarship banquet hosted by the Dearborn County Country Club. Each received a $500 scholarship from the DCH Foundation High School Senior Scholarship ProgramScholarship winners were residents and/or graduates from schools in Dearborn, Franklin, Ohio, Ripley or Switzerland Counties. All plant to continue their education at an accredited college or university in the fall.The Anna F. Woods Estate Award, which went to Casper T. Stow of Vevay, a graduate of Switzerland County High School, who will pursue an Associate’s Degree in Nursing at Ivy Tech Community College-Indianapolis.The Edward & Grace Gray Scholarship to Scott W. Webb, graduate of Rising Sun High School, who will major in occupational therapy at the University of Indianapolis.The Elizabeth Anderson Scholarship went to Teha R. Merkel, graduate of Jac-Cen-Del Junior-Senior High School.  She will work toward her Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree at the University of Indianapolis.The DCH Medical Staff Award went to Jacob D. Christie of Batesville.  Jacob is a graduate of Batesville High School and will pursue a Bachelor of Science in Nursing at the University of Indianapolis.The Dearborn-Ohio County Medical Society Scholarship was given to Corryn D. Caudy of West Harrison, a graduate of East Central High School who will be a pre-medicine student at Indiana University.Tara N. Cummings of Guilford was presented with the Helen Swaithes Conrad Scholarship. Tara is an East Central High School graduate who will attend IUPUI to earn her Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree.The Henry W. Conrad, M.D., Scholarship went to Leah A. Broderick of Bright, a graduate of East Central High School who will attend the University of Indianapolis for her Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree.Paige E. Blades, a graduate of Franklin County High School, received the Noshir R. Toddywalla, M.D., Memorial Scholarship.  She will major in physical therapy at the University of Indianapolis. The award was presented by Jared Ewbank, representing the Toddywalla family.Two DCH Auxiliary Awards  were given to Audrey L. Kinne of Vevay, a graduate of Shawe Memorial Junior-Senior High School, who will attend St. Mary-of-the-Woods College to major in physical therapy and Emily R. Muckerheide of Metamora, a graduate of Batesville High School, who will major in occupational therapy at the University of Indianapolis.E.G. McLaughlin, DCH Foundation Treasurer and President/CEO of United Community Bank, awarded four scholarships.  The United Community Bank Award was given to Taylor M. Grehl of Aurora, a graduate of South Dearborn High School who will major in psychology at Manchester University. The Anna Cook O’Brien Awards went to Kelsey J. Ball of Brookville, and Laura M. Meer of Batesville.  Kelsey is a graduate of Franklin County High School who will attend the University of Louisville for her Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree; and Laura, a graduate of Batesville High School, will study radiologic technology at Northern Kentucky University.The Lawrenceburg Lions Club Scholarship went to Audrey J. Schwier of Lawrenceburg.  Audrey, a graduate of Lawrenceburg High School, will work toward her degree in pharmacy at the University of Cincinnati.The Dearborn County Hospital Federal Credit Union Awards went to Danielle E. Baugh of Versailles, a graduate of South Ripley High School who will attend the University of Evansville; Bailey M. Hartman of Batesville, a graduate of East Central High School going to Ball State University; and Emma L. Stuehrenberg of Cross Plains, a graduate of South Ripley High School who will earn her degree from Northern Kentucky University. All are pursuing nursing degrees.last_img read more

Sunderland make Ki signing

first_imgSunderland have signed Swansea midfielder Ki Sung-Yueng on a season-long loan. “The 24-year-old South Korean international is the club’s 11th summer signing. He is not eligible for today’s game against Crystal Palace.” Ki started his career at FC Seoul and moved to Europe when Celtic gave him his big chance in January 2010. He won the Scottish Cup and league during his time at Parkhead, scoring 11 goals in 85 games and prompting the Swans to invest a then club-record £5.5million to secure his services in August last year. However, just 12 months into a three-year deal, he finds himself surplus to requirements after Swansea boss Michael Laudrup this summer added the likes of Jonjo Shelvey and Jose Canas to his central midfield ranks. Ki will link up with international colleague Ji Dong-Won at the Stadium of Light. The former Celtic player, 24, made 38 appearances for the south Wales side in all competitions last season but has fallen down the pecking order this term and has been allowed to leave. Sunderland confirmed on their website: “Sunderland have signed midfielder Ki Sung-Yueng from Swansea City on a season-long loan. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more