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  • moe. Announces 2018 Summer Tour, Shows With Phil Lesh & Terrapin Family Band

    first_imgmoe. Upcoming 2018 Tour DatesApr. 20 Lincoln Theatre Washington, DCApr. 21 Down by Downtown Fest Roanoke, VAApr. 22 Pisgah Brewing Co. Black Mountain, NCApr. 24 Wellmont Theatre Montclair, NJApr. 26 & 27 Higher Ground Burlington, VT *SOLD OUTApr. 28 Calvin Theatre Northampton, MAMay 25 – 27 Summer Camp Music Fest Chillicothe, ILJun. 3 Music on the Mothership Taos, NMJun. 29 & 30 Terrapin Crossroads San Rafael, CA *w. special guest Phil LeshJul. 1 Terrapin Crossroads San Rafael, CA *w. Terrapin Family BandJul. 3 The Catalyst Santa Cruz, CAJul. 4 & 5 Belly Up Solana Beach, CAJul. 6 Fonda Theatre Los Angeles, CAJul. 7 Pappy & Harriet’s Pioneertown, CAJul. 11 Belly Up Aspen, CO *acoustic showJul. 12 Red Rocks Amphitheater Morrison, CO *w. Pigeons Playing Ping PongJul. 13 Waiting Room Outdoors Omaha, NEJul. 14 The Truman Kansas City, MOJul. 15 The Pageant St. Louis, MOJul. 18 Tippecanoe Amphitheater Lafayette, INJul. 19 Goodyear Theater Akron, OHJul. 19 – 21 Peach Music Fest Scranton, PAView All Tour Dates Today, moe. has announced their 2018 summer tour dates, including their return to the West Coast for the first time since early 2016. These new tour dates will begin after two previously announced festival appearances at Summer Camp Music Festival over Memorial Day Weekend and Taos, New Mexico’s Music on the Mothership on June’s upcoming summer tour kicks off with a three-night run at the iconic San Rafael, California venue, Terrapin Crossroads. On June 29th and 30th, the band will be joined by former Grateful Dead bassist Phil Lesh while on July 1st, moe. will split the bill with the entire Terrapin Family Band. The band will continue their California tour with dates in Santa Cruz, Solana Beach, Los Angeles, and Pioneertown before heading for Colorado, where they’ll perform in Aspen on July 11th.This Aspen show comes ahead of the band’s highly anticipated return to Red Rocks Amphitheatre on July 12th with Pigeons Playing Ping Pong. After this monumental fan-favorite show, moe. will head eastward, with new dates announced in Omaha, NE; Kansas City, MO; St. Louis, MO; and Lafayette, IN. moe.’s summer tour will end with a performance in Akron, OH on July 19th ahead of a performance at The Peach Music Festival in Scranton, PA.A limited amount of presale tickets are available here starting at 10 am (local) today, Wednesday, April 11th. Tickets go on sale to the general public on Friday, April 13th, at 10 a.m. (local). For more information about moe. and their upcoming touring schedule, you can head to their website here. You can also check out a list of tour dates below.last_img read more

  • Ring Elementary School Students Celebrate The Patchwork Elephant

    first_imgRing UPK students, Jude carlson, Oliva Evans, Liam Alexander, and Nolan Farrar Bauer, show off their patchwork elephant tissue art project. (JPS Image)JAMESTOWN — Elephants, reading and art were the order of the day for Ring Elementary School UPK students in Terry Ortiz’s and Jill Anderson’s classrooms.Ring UPK student, Remy Monn, creates her “patchwork” elephant. (JPS Image)The teachers are reading ELMER, the Patchwork Elephant to their students as part of their study of the letter “E.” They are using the book to reinforce the letter and its sound.Weekly, the teachers introduce one letter and its sound until they have taught the entire alphabet to their students.ELMER, the Patchwork Elephant is the story of being yourself and accepting your differences. One day, Elmer becomes tired of being a patchwork elephant so he discovers a tree of grey colored berries and covers himself, so he blends in, looking like all of the other elephants. Ring UPK student, Jude Carlson, shows off his elephant ears during a parade to celebrate the book, ELMER, the Patchwork Elephant. (JPS Image)When he returns to his herd, he finds they were all too quiet and boring. A rainstorm washes off Elmer’s gray color and reveals his patchwork colors. All the elephants love Elmer’s best trick.So, once a year they celebrate with a parade where all of the other elephants decorate themselves in colorful patchwork and Elmer in all gray.Anderson and Ortiz decided to have students create “elephant head pieces” as a craft for the letter “E” including tracing the upper-case E on each ear of the elephant.Ring UPK student, Cora Berg, creates squares on her “patchwork” elephant. (JPS Image)The students wore their creations in an “elephant parade” outside the school, just like in the book. Students were also learning their shape of the week – a square.The book tied into the shape with a tissue paper art project and creating squares on an elephant drawing and coloring in the patchwork.“The story is a great way to reinforce the letter ‘E,’ as well as telling a great story of friendship, getting along and being original in who you are,” said Anderson. Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)last_img read more

  • Interview with Lieutenant General Guy Thibault, Chair of the Inter-American Defense Board

    first_imgBy Dialogo February 10, 2012 In December 2011, Lieutenant General Guy Thibault, head of the oldest defense and security cooperation organization in the world, spoke with Diálogo during the Caribbean Nations Security Conference (CANSEC 2012) in St. Kitts and Nevis. Founded during World War II, the Inter-American Defense Board has since evolved and adapted to address the security challenges impacting the Western Hemisphere today. Diálogo: What is the Inter-American Defense Board? Lieutenant General Guy Thibault: The IADB is a unique hemispheric body created in 1942 with a focus on defense cooperation since World War II. It is actually the oldest defense security cooperation mechanism in the world, for multilateral organizations. So it focuses largely on issues of military affairs, defense affairs, and has representation from most of the nations within the Organization of American States (OAS), so truly, is a hemispheric body with representation from Canada, the United States, South America, the Caribbean and Central America. We have 27 member-nations. Diálogo: How is the IADB related to the OAS? Lt. Gen. Thibault: In 2006 there was a change in the institutional relations with the OAS. The IADB was created as an entity of the OAS which is our hemispheric political body. This set of changes came from the recognition that we needed to evolve the way that the defense and the Armed Forces were being integrated into the political system that we have in the hemisphere. So this board, which was created in 1942 by the Armed Forces, by Defense Ministries to take care of defense cooperation had not evolved and adapted with the changes in our security situation. Today, unlike in 1942, we don’t see the typical defense threats that we had seen during World War II, and the threats today are largely what we characterize as multidimensional security threats. In 2003, there was a special conference that was held in Mexico, Conferencia Especial sobre la Seguridad en las Américas [Special Conference on Security in the Americas], and that conference, just brought a new set of challenges to our countries, challenges of transnational crime, illicit drugs, proliferation of small arms, irregular migration, the natural disasters that this region sees regularly. So making the IADB part of the organization of the OAS was with the intention of making sure that defense and Armed Forces issues are better integrated within the overall hemispheric political decision making bodies that we have, that are dealing with multidimensional security threats. Diálogo: What you just said explains in some way why the word “defense” is part of the Inter-American Defense Board’s name, when there is not a real defense problem in our hemisphere… Lt. Gen. Thibault: We recognize that the Armed Forces or Armed Services in each one of our countries serve multiple roles today. In a country like Canada, we have our Canadian Forces deployed in missions around the world, in United Nations peacekeeping missions as observers. We also have a major operation that has been ongoing for many years now in Afghanistan… When you look at what the Armed Forces are doing, they have multiple roles using the capabilities that are unique to the Armed Forces in terms of equipment, their training, their organization, their ability to do complex tasks. That exact same multipurpose use of the Canadian Armed Forces is true in all of our Armed Forces. We can see examples today where the Armed Forces which were created effectively to protect the state, to protect the interest of the state, need to be involved in all aspects of the threats to our societies. In Brazil we have the Brazilian Army involved in operations in the favelas; in Central America, in Colombia, we see operations which are truly important to protect the states against the transnational crime and narcotrafficking activities. So while we might not have traditional defense threats in terms of external state on state, the utility of the Armed Forces is essential for the countries to be able to confront the challenges we face. At the hemispheric level, a board such as the IADB, where we can share information, experiences, where we can consider how to take the lessons from humanitarian assistance/disaster relief in Haiti, in Chile, and get ready for the next major disaster that strikes is what the IADB is all about. So while defense is in the name, we are part of a larger security architecture. Diálogo: Where do you see the IADB biggest contribution in the Western Hemisphere? Lt. Gen. Thibault: With a hemisphere as diverse as what we see in the Americas, with the United States on one side and the Caribbean on the other, it is true that the issues are very different and the challenges in each region are very different. So I think that the area where the IADB can truly add value is in ensuring that we are sharing information between all countries, that we are learning effectively from each other. That’s where we are going to see the greatest contribution. Right now, sharing information across the hemisphere is very different. Why is it different? In some cases because is very complex. There are so many organizations involved in this issue that it is difficult to share. Given the network we have with our 27 member countries, we have a role to play in terms of doing a better job of information sharing. The second area where I think we can really add value is when a disaster strikes, a natural disaster, a man-made disaster… we need to act. And in order for us to act we have to ensure that the political decision makers at the highest level in the hemisphere are supported by good information. So, I as the chairman of the IADB have a role to serve as an advisor to the Secretary General, to the OAS as a body. I think that I can, on behalf of the member states, help to add value and make sure that the decision makers are being informed by good military advice. So the answer is information sharing and military advice. Diálogo: In your presentation during Cansec 2012, you said that you were tasked with improving information sharing. How do you plan to accomplish this? Lt. Gen. Thibault: The task that we have is more complex than just information sharing. The task that I have comes from the General Assembly of the OAS, which includes bringing forward a plan to enhance our ability to respond. So information sharing is really just one part. There are many aspects to enhancing our ability to respond. One is to know where we have gaps in certain capabilities. Another is to know where the most probable crisis will occur and then focus on it by working with regional mechanisms to really see what they would need in terms of programs to support and build capacity, if it is an issue of a lack of equipment or capabilities… We have a role to play in terms of the assessment of the gaps in the most compelling problems, based on the regions, based on the specifics of those regions. It is true that in certain parts of the hemisphere we don’t have a problem with capacity, we have loads of capacities. I think that is quite important that we focus on gaps and assessments of the needs and that information sharing is going to be an important part of enhancing our ability to respond. So clearly information sharing means that you have to have a means to share information. Given today’s increasingly open information systems, it is incumbent on us to look at the Internet as a mechanism to create community that will allow us to effectively share information. In this case, in humanitarian assistance/disaster relief, so we are exploring a system such as APAN (All-Partners Access Network) which we know has many significant advantages for us. It is Internet based, it is open access, it is proven… so I think a system like APAN is a very good choice for us. There are other ways, but right now we are focused on exploiting the potential of APAN as an information sharing mechanism for the countries in the hemisphere. Diálogo: Tell us a little bit about the Inter-American Defense College, part of IADB. Lt. Gen. Thibault: The Inter-American Defense College is also an old institution. For countries who don’t know very much about it, I would encourage them to consider sending students to participate in these programs, focused on military and civilian officials, and designed to be an advanced study in terms of hemispheric defense and security cooperation. Today we have a year-long program with over 60 students representing 16 countries representing all of the languages of the OAS: French, English, Portuguese and Spanish. We also have a student from China. The experience that these students will get is unique and an important part of their understanding of the Inter-American system. If one of the functions of the Chairman of the IDB is to predict where the next crisis will happen, then we should define what we understand by crisis and what size of crisis we are referring to, that is, its magnitude. My country, Guatemala, with nearly 1 thousand kilometers of border with Mexico is too vulnerable to interest groups that exploit that vulnerability, the absence of State, precisely. And so, in the Naval sector in the Pacific and Atlantic our weaknesses are obvious, not only to the State, but to the multilateral agencieslast_img read more

  • Valdespino wins 2003 ABA Pro Bono Publico Award

    first_imgValdespino wins 2003 ABA Pro Bono Publico Award June 1, 2003 Regular News Jacqueline Valdespino of Coconut Grove will receive one of the 2003 American Bar Association Pro Bono Publico Awards during the ABA Annual Meeting in San Francisco at a noon luncheon August 11 at the Moscone Center.ABA President Alfred P. Carlton, Jr., will host the Pro Bono Publico Awards luncheon, and San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown is the invited keynote speaker.Receiving awards with Valdespino — who also won Florida’s Tobias Simon Pro Bono Service Award this year — will be Kimball Anderson of Chicago; Mary Pat Toups of Laguna Woods, Calif.; the law firm of Latham & Watkins; and the Legal Division of Pfizer Inc., in New York.Valdespino will receive this year’s ABA Ann Liechty Pro Bono Child Custody Award, presented in memory of a former Pro Bono Publico Award recipient to honor a lawyer who has provided outstanding free legal services to children in custody cases.Valdespino has dedicated her 16-year legal career to enhancing the lives of children through the delivery of quality free legal services to children in child custody proceedings. She has served as a guardian ad litem in numerous family and matrimonial cases, and in 1997 was named as the Put Something Back organization’s Guardian Ad Litem of the Year. Since 1992, when she established her own law practice, Valdespino has accepted 33 pro bono guardian ad litem assignments, to which she has dedicated nearly 2,000 hours of work. She also served on the board of directors of the Child Abuse Prevention Program in Miami and as a mentor in The Florida Bar Family Law Section Mentor Program.“The individuals and firms receiving 2003 ABA Pro Bono Publico Awards have displayed tireless dedication to ensure that legal services are available to so many people in need,” said Debbie Segal, chair of the ABA committee. “Their creativity, energy and innovative approaches set an example for the entire legal profession. They deserve our highest commendation.”Anderson, of Chicago, was instrumental in developing the concept that members of his law firm should individually pledge to undertake a minimum of 35 hours of pro bono work, a significant departure from the “collective” goals most firms establish. He also led the private bar’s efforts in 2002 to persuade then Illinois Gov. George Ryan to commute the death sentences of all Illinois death row inmates, a natural extension of his extensive pro bono work representing those sentenced to death.Toups, of Laguna Woods, Calif., has spent her legal career in pro bono service. Since being admitted to the California Bar in 1974, she has been a volunteer lawyer at the Legal Aid Society of Orange County and the Public Defenders’ Office at the Orange County Juvenile Court. She has worked pro bono at the Volunteer Attorneys Office of the Superior Court of the District of Columbia, where she represented abused children. She currently provides pro bono services to the elderly, works as a volunteer lawyer on the American Association of Retired Person’s legal hotline, and serves as a volunteer lawyer to senior citizens at the Senior Citizens Legal Advocacy Program of the Legal Aid Society of Orange County.Latham & Watkins, an international law firm with more than 1,400 lawyers in 20 offices worldwide, has a longstanding commitment to providing pro bono legal services, financial support, and volunteer time to charitable organizations and to individuals throughout the world. It is a founding member of the Law Firm Pro Bono Project and is a signatory to the Law Firm Pro Bono Challenge — a commitment to devote an annual average of 60 hours per lawyer to free legal representation.The Legal Division of Pfizer Inc. has a long record of pro bono work, which it formalized in 2001 by establishing its in-house pro bono program, which features a full-time legal division staff position dedicated to the delivery of pro bono services.center_img Valdespino wins 2003 ABA Pro Bono Publico Awardlast_img read more

  • HR Answers: Data shows men commit the most expense report fraud

    first_imgMen are the biggest offenders of expense report fraud by a wide margin, according to the latest data from AppZen’s Expense Report Audit platform. Of all expense fraud detected by AppZen, only 12.3 percent of fraudulent reports were submitted by women, while 87.7 percent were submitted by men.What causes the gender gap? Although it’s hard to nail down the exact reasons, there are a few possible explanations to consider.One explanation is that there are slightly fewer women than men in the workplace worldwide. The Pew Research Center analyzed the labor force data of over 114 nations between 2010 and 2016. Across all these countries, the share of women in the workforce is 45.4 percent. Since there are fewer women in the workplace, women have less opportunity in general to commit expense report fraud. ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading »last_img read more

  • Google, Amazon, Apple and [insert your name here]

    first_imgThere is no shortage of speculation on the number of trends and types of challenges that lie ahead for credit unions in the coming months. While the top industry priorities differ — depending on which study you review or expert you believe — FinTech, along with the knowledge of how to effectively use account holder data, are expected to play pivotal roles in helping traditional institutions remain competitive with the many new players entering the financial services arena.Interestingly, Fintech — which is said to have been coined by CitiCorp in the early ‘90s to overcome a reputation for resisting technological collaboration with outsiders — was later added to the financial industry glossary to describe technology innovations that support back-office functions, and improve efficiencies and service delivery. Today, technology and digital service platforms add convenience, speed, and access to multi-functional capabilities and services that consumers rely on to manage their daily finances. In a recent survey by Market Force, 37 percent of respondents identified a lack of help to improve their financial well-being as a reason to switch financial service providers. For technology giants — like Google, Amazon, Apple and a host of others — this has opened a whole new market opportunity.Avoiding technology is no longer a viable alternativeWhile credit unions may lack the scope and scale to compete with larger institutions and the FinTech giants, they can address the technology elephant in the room by using data analytics more effectively to capture information that identifies the specific needs of account holders, and by offering personalized expertise and services that will help consumers to maintain or improve their financial situation. In today’s technology-driven world, failure to do so can lead to increased account closings and a decline in overall performance. Following are a few ways to get the full benefit of emerging technology innovations in order to build a more tech-savvy workplace for your employees, deliver a more consistent service experience for account holders and boost your ability to compete in your market:1. Make sure your account and program management software are up to date. Maintaining access to intuitive information that helps you determine account holder needs is key to making effective program offering decisions, as well as delivering consistent, exceptional service and identifying strategy changes to address emerging consumer trends.If your core software doesn’t provide the details you need, or it requires employees to manually key in information to access different reports and account status, it’s time to consider an upgrade. New, intuitive data analytics can provide vital information to help you keep track of daily account activity, make sure your service programs are performing efficiently and maintain consistent communication with account holders.2. Upgrade outdated computer systems. As consumer service expectations continue to change, old-school computer systems that continually require upgrades to avoid security vulnerabilities or other problems, or that operate in silos are inefficient and can limit program and service capabilities.  On the other hand, cloud technology offers greater access to data, provides a safeguard against on-site computer glitches, ensures regular data backups and allows everyone to work from the same software version at all times. Replacing cumbersome PCs also frees up workspace that can be used for other purposes to increase workplace efficiency.3.Take a look at your training strategy. Successful outcomes depend largely on how well employees understand the capabilities your technology provides, as well as how to access and use data to get the most benefit for your institution and your account holders. Cross-training programs allow you to maintain consistent program knowledge among multiple individuals and ensures uninterrupted excellence in account holder service during staff vacations or illnesses.Providing different training platforms helps to ensure that all employees benefit from the information, whether they learn more effectively through one-on-one interaction, group settings or online offerings.Off-site training opportunities allow individuals to step away from the everyday responsibilities for a full emersion in the subject matter. Training that provides an opportunity to network with industry colleagues gives your staff exposure to new perspectives and strategies that can be valuable when they return to your institution. And training options that include professional education credits (CPEs) offer an extra benefit for employees with specialized degrees or areas of interest.In addition to making sure everyone is up-to-speed on program management tools, new technology and account holder service techniques, your employee training investment also can energize your staff, increase their confidence level when dealing with complex issues or account holder needs, and improve overall morale. Address the future with confidenceAccording to a recent consumer survey by BAI, the top banking priorities for 2019 include:delivery of tools and options to customize banking solutions;improving the omnichannel experience;transforming branches for a better in-person experience with experts to help achieve financial goals; andenhancing the mobile channel.None of these can be accomplished successfully without the support of effective technology and informed, confident personnel.As FinTech giants and other non-financial service organizations continue their migration into the banking services arena, you can protect your institution’s interests and increase your opportunities for success with a better understanding of how to utilize data and innovation wisely. Partnering with a service provider that offers expertise in profitability program development, technology and training proficiency can give you the on-going support necessary to achieve better performance for your institution, improved service experiences for your account holders and the ability to remain competitive in the ever-changing marketplace. 1SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Mark Roe Prior to joining JMFA, Mark was a sales manager in the Texas market for a major bank with headquarters on the West coast. His experience also includes managing the accounting, … Web: Detailslast_img read more

  • How would your credit union answer this question?

    first_imgWhat does your credit union do to encourage diversity in its leadership ranks and workforce?I don’t want to get into a political discussion by asking this question. I’m only asking it because it’s a question your credit union, along with most other businesses, is going to be asked if it hasn’t been asked already. Diversity is back in the news but this time I get the sense that a substantial portion of the public wants to see some results. For example, Amazon is now committed to diversifying its board of directors following an outcry among its employees and shareholders after it rejected a resolution at its annual board meeting on taking steps to increase the diversity of its board. In addition, a major law firm actually had to apologize after sending out a picture of its new class of partners comprised of one white female and white males.Then there’s the political reality. You actually have a subcommittee of the House Financial Services Committee created to address diversity issues. [CUNA submitted a letter to this committee pointing out that 52% of credit union CEO’s are female.] And don’t forget, Dodd-Frank mandated that financial regulators, including the NCUA create offices of Minority and Women Inclusion. For the past few years it has requested credit unions to voluntarily submit self-assessments of their diversity practices. continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

  • Make it a meeting members can’t refuse

    first_imgIn 2016, BECU ($19.6B, Tukwila, WA) changed the format of its traditional annual meeting and launched its first-ever Member Summit. Beyond simply reporting on the business of the credit union, BECU designed a meaningful event that provided useful financial education.Here, Rachel Van Noord, director, community outreach for BECU, offers insight about the genesis of the Member Summit and advice for credit unions interested in incorporating financial education into their own annual events.What brought about BECU’s Member Summit?Rachel Van Noord: Prior to creating the Member Summit in 2016, there was not a lot of member interest in our traditional annual meeting. We wanted an event members would want to attend, and we wanted to create awareness that BECU is a co-op that exists to help members. We surveyed members and discovered they wanted more of a financial seminar or workshop — not another meeting. With this feedback, we created the Member Summit. ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading »last_img read more

  • The Masters: Shots of the day from third round at Augusta National | Golf News

    first_imgDustin Johnson holds a four-shot lead after 54 holes at The Masters and is favourite to claim a second major title; Rory McIlroy, Patrick Reed and Shane Lowry all feature in the top shots from day three at Augusta National By Ali StaffordLast Updated: 14/11/20 11:53pm 3:54 – Advertisement – – Advertisement – Take a look at the best shots from the third day of The 84th Masters at Augusta National A bunker hole-out from Rory McIlroy lifted the world No 5 inside the top 10 and Shane Lowry also chipped in from off the putting surface, while Abraham Ancer and Justin Thomas produced impressive approaches into the par-four 11th. – Advertisement – Take a look at the best shots from the third day of The 84th Masters at Augusta National Hole-outs, ridiculous iron play and some monster putts all feature in the top shots from an entertaining third day at The Masters.Dustin Johnson pulled clear of the field with a brilliant bogey-free 65 in the third round at Augusta National, with a stunning approach setting up a tap-in eagle at the second and a 40-foot birdie putt at the fourth helping him quickly move ahead.Johnson flicked a wedge to kick-in range at the seventh and showed off more short-game magic to open up a four-shot advantage, while Sungjae Im, who is one of his closest challengers, chipped in from off the 11th green on his way to a third-round 68. – Advertisement – The Masters – Live November 15, 2020, 3:00pmLive on Rickie Fowler holed out from an unusual spot at the seventh and Bernhard Langer continued to roll back the years by draining a 63-footer at the 16th, with Charl Schwartzel, Patrick Reed, Justin Rose and Lee Westwood among the others to feature in the day’s best efforts! Dustin Johnson equalled the 54-hole record at Augusta National by getting to 16 under Dustin Johnson equalled the 54-hole record at Augusta National by getting to 16 underDustin Johnson equalled the 54-hole record at Augusta National by getting to 16 under Dustin Johnson equalled the 54-hole record at Augusta National by getting to 16 under Click on the video above to see the top shots from the third round of The Masters! Watch the final round of The Masters live on Sunday on Sky Sports. Live coverage begins with ‘Live from The Masters’ from 2pm, ahead of full coverage from 3pm on Sky Sports The Masters, with bonus feeds available via the red button. Get Sky Sports Golf for just £10 a month All four days of The Masters exclusively live. Get our £10 golf offer. Find out more here. last_img read more

  • A total of 92 applications were received for the competition for the election and appointment of the director of the CNTB representative offices

    first_imgThe members of the Tourist Board were presented with the status of applications for the competition for the selection and appointment of the director of the Croatian National Tourist Board in seven markets, ie in Austria, the Czech Republic, Slovenia, Sweden, Hungary, Slovakia and China.The tender was announced on April 11, 2018 and was open until April 26, 2018, and within the specified deadline, a total of 92 applications. The greatest interest was expressed for the Austrian market (19 applications) and for the Slovenian market (14 applications) and the Slovak market (14 applications).A detailed processing of all received candidatures and verification of compliance with the formal requirements of the competition is underway. Upon completion of the processing, a special commission in charge of conducting the selection procedure will meet, which is appointed in the following composition: the President of the Commission is appointed Barbara Mesić, Chief Advisor to the Minister of Tourism, and the members of the Commission are the Director of the CNTB Kristjan Staničić, representatives of the Tourist Board of the CNTB Boris Žgomba, Tomislav Fain i Marcel Medak and professor Dragan Magas who is a member as an external collaborator.The following directors of the representative office were appointed to new mandates in September last year:Nera Miličić for Germany (head of the Munich branch office)Viviana Vukelic for Italy (also covers the Spanish market)Agnieszka Anna Puszczewicz for PolandRomeo Draghicchio for Germany (re-election)Danijela Mihalic Djurica for France (re-election)Ivan Novak for Benelux (re-election)Ina Rodin for the USA (also covers the Canadian market) – (re-election)Rajko Ruzicka for Russia (covers Ukraine and other markets in the region) – (re-election)last_img read more