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Prize competition “Be innovative, tourism offers you a job”

first_imgAs part of this year’s Tourism Job Days, the Ministry of Tourism is organizing a competition “Innovative be – tourism offers you a job” for secondary catering and tourism schools and universities with programs in the field of tourism and hospitality.According to the Ministry of Tourism, the aim of the competition is to promote catering and tourism occupations and tourism as an attractive department that provides employment opportunities. High schools for catering and tourism and higher education institutions with programs in the field of tourism and catering can apply for the competition. Applications are accepted from January 15 to January 29, 2018, and the award ceremony will be held on February 2, 2018 in Split at the Tourism Job Days 2018.The total prize fund is 50.000 kuna:1st place: HRK 25.000, with the purpose of a study visit to the Culinary Center in the Basque Country (Basque Culinary Center),2nd place: HRK 15.000, with the purpose of a study visit to the Center of Excellence for Hospitality and Tourism in Austria,3rd place: 10.000 kn, with the purpose of a study visit to a hotel company in Croatia.The competition “Innovative be – tourism offers you a job”, along with the Job Days event held in Osijek, Zagreb and Split this year, organized by the Ministry of Tourism, the Ministry of Labor and Pension System and the Croatian Employment Service, is one of the measures of the Ministry of Tourism catering and tourism occupations and tourism as an attractive sector that provides employment opportunities.Tender documentation:Instructions for applicantsApplication formRelated news:WORK DAYS IN TOURISM IN OSIJEK, ZAGREB AND SPLITINVITATION TO EMPLOYERS TO EXHIBIT AT TOURISM DAYS 2018last_img read more

Church and state should be separate

first_imgCategories: Letters to the Editor, Opinion Mr. Hughes also asserted that the Johnson Amendment empowers the federal government to “punish the clergy and their churches if they choose to speak out and guide their members in regard to choosing government representatives or to comment on legislation” and he urges churches “to permanently regain their guidance role in government affairs.”Thomas Jefferson stated: “History, I believe, furnishes no example of … a people maintaining a free civil government” in a society where clergy dominate and further stated that the clergyman, “In every country and in every age … has been hostile to liberty. He is always in alliance with the despot, abetting his abuses in return for protection to his own.”I believe it’s reasonable to conclude that the Founding Fathers attempted to build a “wall of separation between church and state,” with each institution functioning fully independently of one another, as part of their efforts to ensure the establishment of a sustainable democracy, rather than a theocracy.A February 2017 poll conducted by the National Association of Evangelicals — 89 percent of Evangelical leaders said they don’t think pastors should endorse politicians from the pulpit.Paul DeierleinSchenectadyMore from The Daily Gazette:Troopers: Schenectady pair possessed heroin, crack cocaine in Orange County Thruway stopSchenectady’s Lucas Rodriguez forging his own path in dance, theater, musicSchenectady man dies following Cutler Street dirt bike crashEDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesSchenectady NAACP calls for school layoff freeze, reinstatement of positions Re Jan. 2 letter, “Let churches have freedom of speech”: Mr. Wallace Hughes begins by stating “The churches’ influence on our Constitution is obvious. U.S. Law is based on Judeo-Christian principles. Our democracy, Constitution, and Christian heritage eroded due to church muzzling legislation.”John Adams stated “The government of the United States is not, in any sense, founded on the Christian religion.” The Constitution doesn’t include a single reference to “God,” “the Almighty,” nor any other moniker for a deity. Furthermore, the First Amendment states, “Congress shall make no law respecting the establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof.” In Thomas Jefferson’s words, adoption of this amendment “was meant to comprehend, within the mantle of its protection, the Jew and the Gentile, the Christian and the Mohammedan, the Hindu and Infidel of every denomination.”last_img read more

UTRGV seeks revenge on Grand Canyon

first_img February 28, 2020 STEPPING UP: The Vaqueros are led by Lesley Varner II and Javon Levi. Varner is averaging 14.8 points and 6.1 rebounds while Levi is putting up 11 points, 7.9 assists and 2.3 steals per contest. The Antelopes have been anchored by Alessandro Lever and Carlos Johnson, who are scoring 16 and 15 per game, respectively.KEY CONTRIBUTIONS: Levi has made or assisted on 42 percent of all Texas Rio Grande Valley field goals over the last three games. The junior guard has accounted for 12 field goals and 21 assists in those games.YET TO WIN: The Antelopes are 0-9 when they score 62 points or fewer and 12-7 when they exceed 62 points. The Vaqueros are 0-10 when they fail to score more than 67 points and 12-6 on the season, otherwise.ASSIST-TO-FG RATIO: The Vaqueros have recently used assists to create buckets more often than the Antelopes. Grand Canyon has 40 assists on 79 field goals (50.6 percent) across its previous three outings while Texas Rio Grande Valley has assists on 51 of 78 field goals (65.4 percent) during its past three games.DID YOU KNOW: The disruptive Texas Rio Grande Valley defense has forced opponents to turn the ball over on 24.9 percent of all possessions, the ninth-best rate in the country. Grand Canyon has a forced-turnover percentage of only 16.9 percent through 28 games (ranking the Antelopes 313th among Division I teams). Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditTexas Rio Grande Valley (12-16, 7-7) vs. Grand Canyon (12-16, 7-7)Grand Canyon University Arena, Phoenix; Saturday, 8 p.m. ESTBOTTOM LINE: Grand Canyon goes for the season sweep over Texas Rio Grande Valley after winning the previous matchup in Edinburg. The teams last played on Jan. 30, when the Antelopes outshot Texas Rio Grande Valley 58 percent to 46 percent and made six more 3-pointers en route to an 87-79 victory. Associated Press center_img UTRGV seeks revenge on Grand Canyon ___For more AP college basketball coverage: https://apnews.com/Collegebasketball and http://twitter.com/AP_Top25___This was generated by Automated Insights, http://www.automatedinsights.com/ap, using data from STATS LLC, https://www.stats.com,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6last_img read more

Dodgers 2019 spring training preview: Will 3rd time be the charm?

first_img Dodgers hit seven home runs, sweep Colorado Rockies Cody Bellinger homer gives Dodgers their first walkoff win of season Fire danger is on Dave Roberts’ mind as Dodgers head to San Francisco There really is only one way for the Dodgers to silence such talk – get back to another World Series and write a different ending.Flawed though they might have been, individually, the Dodgers shed a lot of productive players this offseason – outfielders Matt Kemp and Yasiel Puig and pitcher Alex Wood were traded to the Cincinnati Reds, catcher Yasmani Grandal signed with the Milwaukee Brewers and shortstop Manny Machado remains among baseball’s unemployed masses.That group combined to give the Dodgers 421 hits, 81 home runs, 258 RBIs and 223 runs last season, plus Wood’s 151-2/3 innings (second on the team behind Clayton Kershaw). It’s a lot to replace and the Dodgers “intentionally shuffled the deck a bit,” as Roberts put it, betting on a more balanced roster (with the addition of outfielder A.J. Pollock and the return of shortstop Corey Seager), a renewed commitment to grit (personified by veteran catcher Russell Martin) and investment in their bullpen (Joe Kelly).“I think this team is just as talented, for me,” Roberts said, citing one of the deepest groups of starting pitchers in baseball and a bullpen fortified by the signing of Kelly. “And I think in practice it’s better because it’s a more balanced ballclub. Pollock is a big part of that. Now on any given night, regardless of who we’re facing, it’s going to be a tough offense to navigate.“I think getting arguably our best player from two years ago back healthy is something that’s a big deal. … I just don’t see any weaknesses with this ballclub where last year you could argue if we faced a lefty we could be exposed a little bit.”Dodgers president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman spent much of his winter trying to fill vacancies in the front office. Hanging over every move, though, was the overarching question of what it will take for the Dodgers to finish their unfinished business.“A big focus for us this offseason was ‘How do you achieve more consistency?’ ” Friedman said. “I think the team last year was the most talented team I have ever been around. But for a host of reasons, some bad luck, some real, we weren’t as consistent. And I think a big thing for us is to avoid the games where we score zero, one or two runs. As often as we can, score three or more and we will win a lot of games doing that, especially with our pitching staff.”The Dodgers were held under three runs in a game 43 times last season and lost 39 of them, many early in the year as injuries to Seager and Justin Turner fueled a “World Series hangover” that made their sixth consecutive NL West title their most difficult.“Two years in the World Series is fun. Awesome. But that feeling at the end is not,” Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen said. “You want to have that great feeling.”As spring training begins, the most significant questions facing the Dodgers are:WHEN WILL COREY SEAGER BE READY TO PLAY?The Dodgers (and Seager) have been cautiously optimistic about his recovery from hip and elbow surgeries last year. But Seager wasn’t scheduled to start taking actual batting practice until right before camp opens and his throwing program only recently progressed to long toss from 120 feet. Realistically, don’t look for Seager to appear in any Cactus League games until some time in March and don’t be surprised if he starts the season on the Injured List with a rehab assignment in the minors to shake off the rust.HOW WILL THE CATCHING TIME-SHARE SHAKE OUT?Russell Martin will turn 36 on Friday and his days of being a 130-game catcher are in the rear-view mirror. Austin Barnes regressed badly as a hitter in 2018 and has to regain the career momentum he had in 2017. The Dodgers will have to sort out how much playing time each can handle – and deserve. However it shakes out, the Dodgers will be hard-pressed to minimize the offensive dropoff from departed Yasmani Grandal.Related Articles WHERE DOES ALEX VERDUGO FIT IN?The Dodgers’ top prospect (unless you prefer Double-A catcher Keibert Ruiz), Verdugo has spent most of the past two seasons at Triple-A where he hit .321 with an .842 OPS. He has nothing left to prove there and could start to regress if handed another plane ticket to Oklahoma City. The Dodgers were willing to trade Verdugo this winter. Instead, he comes to camp with a crowded group of outfielders fighting for playing time.WHO WILL BE THE ODD MAN (MEN?) OUT IN THE ROTATION?The Dodgers’ depth in starting pitching is the envy of 29 other teams. Even with the trade of Alex Wood to Cincinnati, they have six players in camp this week who made at least 15 starts for them last season – Clayton Kershaw, Walker Buehler, Rich Hill, Kenta Maeda, Ross Stripling and Hyun-Jin Ryu. Add in Caleb Ferguson (who pitched well out of the bullpen in the second half last season), Julio Urias (fully recovered from 2017 shoulder surgery), Dennis Santana and Brock Stewart. The spillover will splash into the big-league bullpen or Triple-A OKC’s rotation.HAVE KERSHAW AND JANSEN PICKED UP SPEED?Most Cactus League ballparks come without radar guns so the answer to this might have to wait until the regular season begins. Both Kershaw and Kenley Jansen had – by their lofty standards – sub-par seasons in 2018 with much attention given to decreased velocity on their fastballs. After signing a new contract last fall, Kershaw said he was focused on “proving a lot of people wrong.” Jansen, meanwhile, has put health issues behind him and promised to “get ready” for a bounce-back season. How Dodgers pitcher Ross Stripling topped the baseball podcast empire center_img If at first you don’t succeed, try – try again?The Dodgers will begin reporting to Camelback Ranch on Tuesday (though many have already moved their offseason workouts to the complex) and open their second consecutive spring training as the National League’s reigning champions.It has been almost two decades since any team went to three consecutive World Series – the New York Yankees did it four years in a row from 1998-2001 – and even longer since a National League team has done it. You have to go all the way back to the World War II era to find a three-year run atop the NL. The 1942-44 St. Louis Cardinals did it.Perhaps more relevant for these Dodgers, only once in major-league history has a team lost in back-to-back World Series (as the Dodgers have done) and then returned to win the championship in the third year (as the Dodgers vow to do) – the 1923 Yankees of Babe Ruth and friends. Dodgers’ Max Muncy trying to work his way out of slow start Those Yankees did add a future Hall of Famer in Lou Gehrig during the 1923 season (though he played only 13 games in his MLB debut). Much of the focus on these Dodgers has been on what they couldn’t do the past two Octobers or what they didn’t do this winter – sign Bryce Harper or trade for J.T. Realmuto. But rather than focus on what they missed out on, Manager Dave Roberts plans to remind his team this spring what they have accomplished.“I think there’s going to be an intentional shift of narrative for me to the players as far as – this core group has done a lot of great things,” said Roberts, whose teams have won 287 games over the past three seasons and extended a run of division titles to six in a row (the third longest by any team in the divisional era). “This organization is very successful and I think you wouldn’t get that from what’s outside the organization … the people making the most noise.”Roberts refers to the chattering class, amplified by Twitter, that views the Dodgers as merely the last loser for failing to win either of the past two World Series, labeling any season that doesn’t end with a champagne party as a failure.Between vacations in Italy and Jackson Hole, Wyoming – and agreeing to a new four-year contract – Roberts took note.“It was something during the winter – and I can’t recall what moment it was – but it was just really clear to me that this is some unfair criticism,” Roberts said. “When you tell me that there’s one team that wins it all and for us, with what we’ve done, that last year was all for naught? I refuse to believe that. That just doesn’t make any sense to me.” Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more