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USS Jefferson City Heads for Six-Month Deployment

first_img View post tag: City USS Jefferson City Heads for Six-Month Deployment Training & Education View post tag: Naval USS Jefferson City (SSN 759) departed Naval Base Point Loma for a scheduled six-month Western Pacific deployment, April 9. Share this article Back to overview,Home naval-today USS Jefferson City Heads for Six-Month Deployment View post tag: Deployment View post tag: Six-monthcenter_img The Los Angeles-class, fast-attack submarine’s deployment is in support of the Chief of Naval Operations’ Maritime Strategy. Jefferson City’s missions will focus on maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts, which help establish conditions for regional stability. The deployment is part of an on-going rotation of deployed forces to support maritime security operations and operations in international waters around the globe, working with other coalition maritime forces. During the past few months, Jefferson City has conducted several training exercises off the coast of California and is fully prepared to deploy.Jefferson City was commissioned Feb. 29, 1992. Measuring more than 360 feet long and displacing more than 6,900 tons, Jefferson City has a crew of approximately 140 Sailors. Jefferson City is capable of supporting various missions, including anti-submarine warfare, anti-surface ship warfare, strike, surveillance, and reconnaissance. She is one of six Los Angeles-class submarines homeported in San Diego and is commanded by Lt. Cmdr. John Croghan.[mappress]Press Release, April 10, 2014; Image: US Navy View post tag: Navy View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Jefferson April 10, 2014 View post tag: US View post tag: headslast_img read more

Mayor’s Message: April 16

first_imgDear Friends,The city was made aware this week of an Instagram account that describes predatory and sexually harassing behavior among members of the Ocean City Beach Patrol.The account includes anonymous posts about unnamed individuals inside and outside the workplace.The Cape May County Prosecutor’s Office has begun to investigate the allegations that have been posted there.Investigators urge anyone with information or who has been a victim to contact the Prosecutor’s Office at 609-465-1135, report it anonymously through the Cape May County Sheriff’s Tip Line at cmcsheriff.net (click on “anonymous tip”), or call Cape May County Crime Stoppers at 609-889-3597.The city has strict sexual harassment policies and procedures in place and acts immediately on every reported complaint.I have directed Fire Chief Jim Smith to build on existing policies and do whatever it takes to ensure employees feel safe coming forward.I want to continue to make sure all our city team members work in a safe environment.I want to let everybody know that our Tax Collection Office can now accept credit or debit card payments.Taxpayers can now use this feature (fees apply) and pay through an electronic transfer from bank accounts (free).These are added conveniences for those whose taxes are not paid through escrow accounts.I also want to remind everybody that a public comment period for the proposed offshore wind project near Ocean City continues through April 29 and one virtual session remains – at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 20.If you support or oppose this project, or just have questions, this is an opportunity to be heard by the agency that will decide on the project application.More information is available here. Justin Juliano in our Community Services Department will be available to guide citizens through the process of commenting if they run into trouble. He’s at 609-399-6111, ext. 9336 or [email protected] regards,Mayor Jay A. Gillian Mayor Jay Gillianlast_img read more

Indiana second best state to drive in, according to study

first_imgIndianaLocalNews By Brooklyne Beatty – January 19, 2021 2 621 Pinterest Twitter Pinterest Facebook Google+ TAGSdriveIndianarankedstudyvehicleWallethub Twittercenter_img Facebook Indiana is the second best state to drive in, according to a recent WalletHub study that worked to determine the states that provide the best commuting conditions.WalletHub compared the 50 states across four key dimensions:Cost of Ownership and MaintenanceTraffic and InfrastructureSafetyAccess to Vehicles and MaintenanceIndiana ranked second overall, and second in the Cost of Ownership and Maintenance category. The Hoosier state ranked 22nd in Traffic and Infrastructure, 33rd in Safety and 19th in Access to Vehicles and Maintenance.Other top-ranked states include Texas, North Carolina, Iowa and Tennessee. The worst state to drive in was determined to be Hawaii.To view the full study, click here.  WhatsApp Google+ Indiana second best state to drive in, according to study WhatsApp Previous articleForever Learning Institute soon enrolling for spring semesterNext articleCrowdfunding campaign launched for Hums Park Hammock Station Brooklyne Beattylast_img read more

iPad receives rave reviews

first_imgAfter completing Notre Dame’s first iPad-based e-reader pilot class in October, Corey Angst and his Project Management students found that the device lived up to its widespread media hype. “My students felt that the iPad would be useful before they even began using it, and there was hardly any change in that belief over the course of the class,” said Angst, assistant professor of management at the Mendoza College of Business. Angst administered four surveys to his students throughout the course: one before the students received their loaned iPads, one three weeks into the course, one at the end of the course and one a few weeks after returning the devices to the University. He said these surveys provided him with valuable feedback as to whether or not iPads play a significant role in an individual student’s learning experience in relation to a specific course. “One of the goals of this pilot was to monitor the usefulness of the iPad in a classroom setting, and the survey results showed that the students’ opinions on this remained relatively constant,” Angst said. “This seven-week class showed that there is tremendous value in the device, but not necessarily in the way we anticipated.” Both Angst and Jon Crutchfield, academic technologies consultant, emphasized the fact that high expectations usually go hand in hand with brand-new technologies, but these expectations usually give way to marked decreases in user satisfaction. However, that trend was not observed in this initial test run at Notre Dame. “As people begin to use new technologies, their satisfaction usually goes way down once they start to find the limitations of a device,” Crutchfield said. “In this case, the satisfaction level of students on the final survey was almost identical to the expectations expressed in the first survey.” In response to the survey question, “Which statement best sums up your general feelings about using the iPad in the Project Management course?” only two of Angst’s 36 students chose the answer “I didn’t like it,” as opposed to 12 students who answered that they loved using the device during the class. According to Angst and Crutchfield, the most widely observed drawback to the iPad was its e-reader capabilities, which contrasted with their initial prediction of the device’s viability as an alternative to traditional textbooks. Crutchfield noted that most students had difficulty annotating and highlighting text in the electronic version of their textbook and that making the transition from a traditional textbook proved challenging. “We thought the e-book aspect would be the strongest determinant of value for students,” Angst said. “Instead, students felt there were limitations to reading books on the device, but they were willing to give up optimal book reading for the iPad’s other advantages.” Angst and his students cited the device’s portability, consolidation of information in one place, easy access to content, functional versatility and connectedness as the iPad’s advantages. Angst also said many of the applications available on the iPad have significantly improved since the beginning of the class, and he predicts the iPad and other e-readers will function better as textbook alternatives in the future. Two focus groups met to discuss the role of the iPad in the Notre Dame classroom after the Project Management class ended. Student members of these groups were able to provide feedback about how they adapted to using the devices daily. “Some older students told us that they had learned how to study successfully over the course of their time at Notre Dame, so asking them to switch to a different style of learning was a challenge,” Crutchfield said. “Some of the students were more successful than others at taking what they know and using it differently.” The focus groups also compiled a list of the pros and cons of using iPads in the classroom. However, the surveys Angst administered to his students provided more specific student responses to their individual use of the iPads. “One thing that struck me was my students’ responses to whether they thought they could learn more in any class, not just Project Management, using the iPad,” Angst said. “Fifteen of them felt that they would learn more just by having the device available.” Although students were encouraged to use the iPads as they wished without being extensively trained, Angst said that professors who teach iPad-based classes in the future should have an understanding of apps that are available, as well as provide students with some guidelines as to the device’s capabilities in relation to their specific class. “Professors can set themselves up for failure if they allow student use of the device to be entirely organic,” Angst said. “Some students will embrace the freedom, but others won’t bother to figure out how to use it if they are focused on more important things in terms of academics.” In terms of the ways students used the iPad to fit their needs, Crutchfield said he was surprised that a few students typed all their class notes on the iPad’s keyboard. “It’s not the greatest keyboard in the world, so we expected that to be a challenge,” Crutchfield said. Despite the device’s drawbacks, Crutchfield said only two students had technical problems with their iPads, both of which he said were easily resolved. Additionally, the device’s monitored security settings prevented one student from losing all his data when his iPad was stolen from his car. Both Angst and Crutchfield said that the pilot was valuable in highlighting the fact that introducing the devices at an earlier point in students’ college careers would help facilitate further integration of the device into regular learning. “When students were asked how the devices would have affected their learning if they had been given to them as freshmen, most agreed that they would have learned to study using the tools provided,” Crutchfield said. Angst said the ultimate goals of these pilot classes are centered around the student and his or her individual needs. “It all comes back to the student choosing a device that allows them to do the things they personally need to do, whether it’s the iPad or another device,” Angst said. Overall, Angst and Crutchfield said the pilot achieved the goal of providing more information about the use of e-readers in the classroom, and it will continue as the more data is gathered from the current round of classes using the iPad, including First Year of Studies Dean Hugh Page’s Contemplation and the First Year Experience class, librarian Cheri Smith’s Library Research course and Professor Erin Ponisciak’s Law School 101 class. The devices will be used in a Law School course and at least one foreign language course next semester, Crutchfield said. “We weren’t looking to see if the iPad was the perfect e-reader or classroom support technology,” Crutchfield said. “But it gives us a baseline to compare similar devices in the future, which we still intend to do.”last_img read more

Annual ‘Revue’ to incorporate political themes in comedic sketches

first_imgMove over, Alec Baldwin — the Knights of Keenan Hall are entering the political satire arena with this year’s Keenan Revue, “State of the Revuenion.”The Revue will be performed at 7 p.m. in Stepan Center on Thursday, Friday and Saturday.Senior Jean Carlo Yunen, this year’s Keenan Revue director, said the idea for the theme developed from a desire to bring the Notre Dame community together through laughter in spite of any political disagreements.“Seeing the country divided and the current political situation, we thought we could do something about it,” he said. “Not make fun just because we want to make fun, but [knowing] we could bring people together in laughter despite what their differences were and make a commentary on what the state [of the country] is. [It] doesn’t necessarily drive most of our skits in many ways, but it’s something that is still there.”While the idea for the State of the Revuenion theme had been discussed in previous years, senior Revue producer T.J. Groden said the current political climate offered the perfect opportunity to explore the theme.“State of the Revuenion was one of those puns that was on the list but didn’t get chosen,” he said. “Then this year, with all that was happening, it was just the sort of defining dialogue of the year. We thought it was an appropriate time to use that theme to engage in that dialogue a little bit.”The Keenan Revue publicity directors capitalized on this year’s theme by putting up posters modeled after presidential candidate poster and staging mock protests against the Keenan Revue — during which Keenan Hall residents chanted “Not my Revue” — to generate increased buzz about the event, sophomore publicity director Henry Mulholland said.“We usually do a flash mob dance, and we totally butchered it last year,” he said. “So we were trying to think of something else we could do and we thought it would be funny to have a protest against ourselves. … I think it was a really important year last year in terms of the election, and everything, so we all thought that would be a fun way to make fun of ourselves and also continue with the theme.”Mulholland said he hopes those who might have had a negative reaction to the publicity campaign come to the Revue to engage in a dialogue about the various events the Revue will parody.“Even if it does spark a little fire for people, I think it’s good,” he said. “I think what the Revue does is just kind of get people talking in a good way about topics that might be sensitive for people, so it’s a good thing overall that people will be coming out for the Revue based on however they feel.”While some of the skits address national events and discussions, Groden said they all relate to the University in one way or another.“Some of our more politically-bent skits involve Trump juxtaposed with a Notre Dame figure or put in a Notre Dame setting, so we’re sort of exploring those topics,” he said. “With those national topics we sort of bring it in to more of the Notre Dame [and] local level.”Junior Wilson Barrett, returning head writer for the Revue, said adding aspects of Notre Dame to political skits allowed the writers to present a fresh take on frequently parodied figures and events.“I think there’s so much conversation and comedy around President Trump right now that it’s hard to add a new voice to that conversation sometimes,” he said. “I think the place that we can lend our voice most strongly is maybe on a Notre Dame level. … I think that’s the fun of the Revue is that you throw in outside stuff and you let that affect what goes on, but I think it’s a Notre Dame show about Notre Dame.”While some of the material in the Keenan Revue may be considered controversial, the head staff was careful to not cross any lines in deciding what to include in the show, something Groden said was not made any more difficult by this year’s theme.“There were definitely a lot of skits that were way too inappropriate or they’re just a little or a lot over that line, and we wouldn’t put [that] onstage and put Keenan’s name behind it,” he said. “But I wouldn’t say that this year there were any of those that were because of the theme or the political dynamic.”Junior John McDonough, one of two new head writers along with junior Michael Di Re, said while the head staff was conscious of not crossing any lines, they also gave Keenan Hall residents the freedom to take risks during tryouts.“The tryouts the first time are just the Keenan guys, and we try to give the fairest feedback,” he said. “We’ve done this for a little bit, so we know what works and what’s okay and everything, but you’ve kind of got to give room for people to give it a shot, and then if you see them cross the line you pull them back.”The process of creating the show and determining content is left primarily to the hall residents, Keenan rector Noel Terranova said.“I just on the front end try to set the right vision for what we want the show to be,” he said. “For the most part, they kind of know how to produce the content that actually meets our goals of doing something that’s both funny and insightful and actually reflects the values of Keenan Hall and the Notre Dame community.”Aside from political skits, Barrett said the show includes parodies of University President Fr. John Jenkins and head football coach Brian Kelly.“I think on campus we have powerful or well-known people like coach Kelly and Fr. Jenkins that I think we’ve done a better job than ever [parodying],” he said. “And, obviously, Brian Kelly has done a better job than ever. We just want to say thank you to him, he’s done a great job in giving us material. … [Those are] the other areas that we delve into most, I’d say.”Groden said this event would not be possible without the support of former Keenan Hall residents who offered donations to pay for the show.“Our tickets are free — and they always have been — but we rely on the generous support of our alumni,” Groden said. “… It is tens of thousands of dollars to put on the show, so we really rely on [their generosity].Aside from alumni contributions, however, the head staff relied on the support of current Keenan Hall residents to make the Revue a success. This year, Groden said, over half the Keenan Hall residents are involved with the Revue in one way or another.“That was one of our big goals this year, was to try to get as many people involved — especially freshmen — as involved in the show as possible,” he said. “So there are only so many people that will be onstage and that you’ll see in the spotlight, but for every one person onstage there are five or six guys behind the scenes … [to] make the show possible.”Tags: Keenan Hall, Keenan Revue, president trumplast_img read more

Fire Ant Secrets

first_imgThe terrain of Brazil and Argentina may hold the secret to fire ant problems inGeorgia, says a University of Georgiascientist. Ken Ross is going there next weekto find out. “We’ll actually be collecting fire ants,” said Ross, an entomology professorwith the UGA College of Agriculturaland Environmental Sciences. “One of the primary emphases of the research is tostraighten out the taxonomy of the fire ants.”In other words, Ross is trying to find out just how many species of fire ants there areand exactly where they live.”A new species has been introduced here,” Ross said. “And we’re tryingto pinpoint where it came from. We’re trying to determine just how many species there aredown there.”Ross will spend a month traveling from the foothills of the Andes to the Atlantic Oceanlooking for the fiery pests.”We need to collect samples of fire ants from a wide range of where they occur inSouth America,” Ross said. “We’ll be looking at the morphology — the externalcharacteristics like the length of the leg or the shape of the head that will distinguishone species from another. We will also be looking at the genetic makeup, because you canoften get more information.”Many fire ant species look so much alike that scientists must rely on new genetictesting to see if they’re the same species or a new breed.”It’s also very important to do this kind of on-site study,” Ross said.”If you determine where in the native range this species comes from, you can answermany questions.”Understanding the ecology of the fire ants’ natural habitat may reveal the secret tocontrolling the species.”We can find out what they’re doing here and how they may have gotten here. And wecan search for natural enemies,” Ross said.”We need to know where to look in the native range to attempt to find new naturalenemies of the ants,” he said. “We can introduce those enemies here in theUnited States to bring the population under control without having to use chemicals.”Ross will travel throughout southern Brazil and northern Argentina east of the Andes.Fire ants aren’t found in the mountains or in the area west of them.”We know there are 20 or so described species,” he said. “And we suspectthere are others that you can’t tell apart by their external characteristics. We suspectwhen we look at the genetics we will find more species. They look and behave alike. Soit’s hard to tell them apart.”The research is funded by the NationalScience Foundation and the National Geographic Society. “National Geographic supports allsorts of biological projects that include a geographical component,” Ross said. He said funding was also available because the fire ant is such a well-known, prevalentU.S. pest.”We have also learned a lot about the social aspects and the nativepopulations,” he said. “We can’t continue these in-depth studies of the socialbehaviors until we go to the native land. We can’t identify the species without goingthere.”By 1994, fire ant populations were in 156 of Georgia’s 159 counties. On average,Georgia households spend $34 million each year trying to kill fire ants. The fierystingers are mainly nuisance pests. But they’re a threat to young children.If Ross’s research turns up the biological control agents he’s looking for, he may finda cost-effective, environmentally sound way to offer relief from the annual sting of fireant control.last_img read more

Dominican Republic Military and National Police Compete in Sporting Games

first_img“Of all the high-performance athletes in the Dominican Republic, 98 percent are members of the Armed Forces and the police,” said Colonel Julio César Hernández Olivero, the Army’s director of athletics. “Most of the participants in the Military Games are high-performance athletes; however, Cadets and Officers from Military missions also participate in these games.” Athletes from the Armed Forces are competing in various sports, including baseball, soccer, table tennis, track and field, shooting, handball, karate and cycling. “Of all the high-performance athletes in the Dominican Republic, 98 percent are members of the Armed Forces and the police,” said Colonel Julio César Hernández Olivero, the Army’s director of athletics. “Most of the participants in the Military Games are high-performance athletes; however, Cadets and Officers from Military missions also participate in these games.” And for more than 40 years, they’ve maintained a tradition of athletic excellence through the annual competition. For example, on March 31, the National Police team won the Olympic wrestling tournament with a total of 113 points; the Air Force came in second with 102 points; the Army followed with 54; and the Navy placed fourth with 19. In 9mm pistol shooting, meanwhile, the Army’s team won for the 17th straight year with 2,190 points — just ahead of the Air Force, which earned 2,135 points. Athletes from the Armed Forces are competing in various sports, including baseball, soccer, table tennis, track and field, shooting, handball, karate and cycling. And for more than 40 years, they’ve maintained a tradition of athletic excellence through the annual competition. For example, on March 31, the National Police team won the Olympic wrestling tournament with a total of 113 points; the Air Force came in second with 102 points; the Army followed with 54; and the Navy placed fourth with 19. In 9mm pistol shooting, meanwhile, the Army’s team won for the 17th straight year with 2,190 points — just ahead of the Air Force, which earned 2,135 points. By Dialogo April 08, 2015 About 4,500 athletes from the Dominican Republic’s Army, Navy, Air Force and National Police are participating in the 46th Armed Forces and Police Sporting Games. The athletic competition brings the participants closer to the civilian population, and also helps keep young people away from criminal activities. Games build rapport between the Military and police and civilians In particular, participants in the games often build relationships with younger members of the community. “They become an example for our young people who are just beginning their lives, and they have a positive effect by preventing teenagers from getting involved in illegal activities,” Pou said. “The federations benefit in that the athletes are being trained year round. It also gives us the opportunity for these athletes to spread the information and organization we have in our institutions, and this leads to closer relationships with the civilian population,” Hernández Olivero said. “The federations benefit in that the athletes are being trained year round. It also gives us the opportunity for these athletes to spread the information and organization we have in our institutions, and this leads to closer relationships with the civilian population,” Hernández Olivero said. In particular, participants in the games often build relationships with younger members of the community. “They become an example for our young people who are just beginning their lives, and they have a positive effect by preventing teenagers from getting involved in illegal activities,” Pou said. The Ministry of Defense, through the Armed Forces Athletic Circle and the National Police, presided over the event’s opening ceremony on March 26 at Tetelo Vargas Stadium in the province of San Pedro de Macorís. The athletic competition began more than three weeks earlier, on March 3, and is scheduled to conclude on May 22. Many high-level athletes, Military members or police officers Many high-level athletes, Military members or police officers About 4,500 athletes from the Dominican Republic’s Army, Navy, Air Force and National Police are participating in the 46th Armed Forces and Police Sporting Games. The athletic competition brings the participants closer to the civilian population, and also helps keep young people away from criminal activities. The Ministry of Defense, through the Armed Forces Athletic Circle and the National Police, presided over the event’s opening ceremony on March 26 at Tetelo Vargas Stadium in the province of San Pedro de Macorís. The athletic competition began more than three weeks earlier, on March 3, and is scheduled to conclude on May 22. These sporting events do more than provide Soldiers and police the opportunity to display their athletic skills: by engaging in friendly competition, they enhance the Military’s relationships with the National Police as well as with citizens. Games build rapport between the Military and police and civilians These sporting events do more than provide Soldiers and police the opportunity to display their athletic skills: by engaging in friendly competition, they enhance the Military’s relationships with the National Police as well as with citizens. Organizers created an event “intended to entertain and educate the Dominican people through sport, so they can see our armed forces and its components, in the role of free competition, peace, solidarity, brotherhood, as agents of society that are useful and proper in fulfilling their duties, and to show the best of them to all the nation,” said Vice Admiral Juan Ramón Soto de la Rosa, director of the Armed Forces and the National Police Athletic Circle, during the opening ceremony. Organizers created an event “intended to entertain and educate the Dominican people through sport, so they can see our armed forces and its components, in the role of free competition, peace, solidarity, brotherhood, as agents of society that are useful and proper in fulfilling their duties, and to show the best of them to all the nation,” said Vice Admiral Juan Ramón Soto de la Rosa, director of the Armed Forces and the National Police Athletic Circle, during the opening ceremony. last_img read more

Opatija does not want new apartments, but investments in hotels

first_imgAccording to the Novi List, the whole story is stuck on urban plans that stipulate that the project should plan 75 percent of hotel rooms in the area, which investors did not fit into the vision. The implementation of this Decision in relation to the previous amount of tax is estimated to lead to an increase in income from taxes and surtaxes on income of HRK 151.537, point out the city of Opatija. In recent days, there has been news in the media that the City of Opatija has rejected an investment worth 50 million euros by the Maltese company AX Holding, which intended to build a complex for renting accommodation units for the elderly in Ičići, ie a five-star aparthotel and 200 apartments. . “Much has been written lately about the City of Opatija refusing a “valuable” investment of 50 million Euros for an aparthotel in Ičići, on the plateau of the former hospital. One would say at first, so what is it to these people to refuse a commendable investment. In that area, the urban plan voted in the City Council envisages the construction of a hotel. We do not want additional apartments in a valuable area. Investors from Malta have planned about 200 apartments there. This, of course, opens the possibility of selling them because Croatian regulations do not sufficiently regulate this issue. In the end, Ičići would get residential dormitories instead of hotels. We didn’t want to allow that.”Pointed out the first man of Opatija, Ivo Dujmić, and added that in the meantime, the Ičići Local Board requested that the conditions for that location be further tightened. The mayor of Opatija, Ivo Dujmić, points out that they do not want new apartments, but investments that will increase hotel accommodation units. So the whole story got its final epilogue. We should certainly praise the Decision of the City of Opatija, regardless of whether we agreed with it or not, because the strategic development of the destination is crucial, and which is so lacking in our tourism. We need to know what we want and where we see each other in x years. What is our tourist vision and thus the vision of the city’s development. Development by inertia and without strategy has just led us to a situation where the entire city infrastructure is cracking from year to year due to the growth of tourism. According to the guidelines of the GUP, we define the future development of tourist destinations, and according to the GUP, it is clearly defined that Ičići do not want the construction of new apartments, but the day-to-day development of hotel accommodation capacities. Namely, according to the Urban Plan, the construction of exclusively tourist purposes is planned in that area – ie hotels with a minimum of 75 percent of accommodation in rooms and a maximum of 25 percent of apartments, while potential investors proposed an investment of about 200 units of apartment accommodation. Photo: TZ Opatija / Marin Ćuk Vurnek The City of Opatija has made a Decision on the amount of flat tax per bed, accommodation unit in the camp and accommodation unit in the facility for Robinson accommodation. The proposal of the Decision was made after consultations of all local self-government units in Liburnia, where it was agreed that the amount of flat tax per bed will correspond to the amount of sojourn tax for 2019, ie it will amount to a maximum of 345 kuna per bed or accommodation unit. Related news: The highest amount of tax will apply as before to those settlements in the City of Opatija that are classified in A class of tourist places. However, unlike the previous situation, the settlements of Poljana and Oprić, which have so far been in the lowest class of tourist places (D), would be equated with the settlements of Veprinac, Pobri and Dobreć (classified in class C), since there are no major differences between these settlements. would justify a different tax liability. At the same time, the lowest lump sum tax per bed or accommodation unit would in future be applied to the settlement of Vela Učka, which is classified in the C class of tourist places, and this proposal seeks to encourage the development of tourism in the least developed part of Opatija. In the area of ​​Opatija, Ičići, Ika, Veprinac, Dobreć and Pobri there are 947 tenants with 3.788 beds In the end, we should certainly praise and mention that last year an agreement was reached on the joint branding of the Opatija Riviera, so Matulji, Ičići, Mošćenička Draga, Lovran and Opatija are under one brand – the Opatija Riviera. Cover photo: Pixabay.com Flat rate for renters 345 kuna per bed last_img read more

Reality Check: Hillary Clinton’s history with same-sex marriage

first_imgKRDO.com 27 July 2016Family First Comment: Gosh – Hillary used to believe in Marriage as one man one woman. But politics slowly changed that. “I have a strong record on same sex marriage.” ~ @HillaryClinton#HillaryLies pic.twitter.com/95ho72J7cj— Neil Turner (@NeilTurner_) March 13, 2016“Could have been sooner.” During the primary season, “Saturday Night Live” comic Kate McKinnon schooled Hillary Clinton on punctuality when it came to supporting same-sex marriage equality.At the star-studded second night of the Democratic National Convention, former President Bill Clinton praised his wife’s efforts toward international human rights — focusing on women and the LGBT community.“She went to Beijing in 1995 and said that women’s rights are human rights and human rights are women’s rights,” he said. “She worked to empower women and girls around the world.”While many would agree the first major party female presidential nominee has aggressively advocated gender equality, it’s important to question whether she made “the same exact declaration on behalf of the LGBT community” as Bill Clinton claimed.Hillary Clinton initially expressed staunch disagreement with same-sex marriage during her first run for Senate. In early 2000, she stated plainly: “I think a marriage is as a marriage has always been, between a man and a woman.” She quickly clarified that she was strongly supportive of civil unions, but maintained her stance against same-sex marriage well into her term as senator.In 2006, she told gay rights activists that she would support same-sex marriage if it was introduced in New York. However, she still expressed greater comfort with “states making the decisions.”Throughout the 2008 presidential campaign, Clinton remained opposed to same-sex marriage. She did come out and support repealing portions of the Defense of Marriage Act — a law her husband signed in 1996 that prohibited same-sex couples from accessing certain benefits.In 2011 Clinton declared, “Gay rights are human rights, and human rights are gay rights,” and following her resignation in February 2013, she quickly came out in support of the growing marriage equality movement, saying LGBT Americans should be treated as “full and equal citizens, and they deserve the rights of citizenship. That includes marriage.”While Hillary Clinton has certainly warmed to the gay community during her political career, Bill Clinton’s implication that Hillary has supported gay rights throughout the years is false. http://www.krdo.com/news/cnns-reality-check-team-vets-the-dnc-claims/40901124Keep up with family issues in NZ. Receive our weekly emails direct to your Inbox.last_img read more

Swans to appeal Fabianski red card

first_img A statement read: ” Swansea City can confirm that the club will be appealing the red card issued to goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski against West Ham on Sunday. “The club officially informed the Football Association by today’s 1pm deadline. “The Polish international, who faces a one-match ban, was shown a straight red card by referee Chris Foy for impeding Diafra Sakho and denying a clear goalscoring opportunity in the 68th minute of the defeat at the Boleyn Ground. “The FA will make a decision on the appeal ahead of Sunday’s Barclays Premier League clash with Spurs at the Liberty Stadium.” The Poland international was dismissed in the 68th minute of the match at Upton Park for impeding West Ham substitute Diafra Sakho as he burst through on goal. However, Swansea manager Garry Monk said after the 3-1 loss that he expected the club to appeal the decision, saying there was both a handball by Sakho in the build-up and that it was not a clear goalscoring opportunity either, and on Monday the Welsh club confirmed they had been in touch with the FA. Press Associationcenter_img Swansea have announced they will be appealing the red card shown to goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski during Sunday’s Barclays Premier League defeat to West Ham.last_img read more