CNTB has announced a competition for the election of directors of representative offices in London and Seoul

first_imgAt the beginning of November, the CNTB opened an office in China, specifically in Shanghai, and now competitions have been announced for the selection of directors of representative offices abroad in the United Kingdom with headquarters in London and in South Korea with a representative office in Seoul, where the representative office opens for the first time. . “A competition has been announced for the director of the future office in South Korea, where we are opening our representative office for the first time, since this is a market that offers great potential for Croatian tourism. Our long-term goals imply an even stronger positioning of Croatia in distant markets, which is why we recently opened an office in China, and after Seoul we are following the procedure for opening an office in Los Angeles. The UK market is also extremely important to us, which from year to year increasingly participates in the overall results of tourist traffic and from which we are growing at a rate of 8 percent this year. We expect that quality individuals and proven professionals will apply for the competition, whose work will significantly contribute to the further positioning of Croatia as a quality and desirable tourist destination.”, said the director of the Croatian Tourist Board Kristjan Staničić.The Tourist Board of the CNTB has formed a Commission for the evaluation of received candidatures for the purposes of implementing the tender. Barbara Mesić, Chief Adviser to the Minister of Tourism, was appointed President of the Commission, and the members of the Commission are CNTB Director Kristjan Staničić, CNTB Tourist Board representatives Boris Žgomba, Tomislav Fain and Marcel Medak and Professor Dragan Magaš who is a member of the Commission as an external associate. After the deadline for applications, the commission will evaluate the received applications, conduct interviews with selected candidates, which will inform the Tourist Board, to which it will send its nomination proposal. In addition to the conditions prescribed by the Labor Act and the Ordinance on special conditions that must be met by employees of the tourist office, interested candidates must also meet the conditions prescribed by the competition itself. Candidates must, among other things, have completed at least a specialist graduate or university degree, have at least three years of work experience in tourism and / or marketing, actively know one language with knowledge of another world language or know the language of the country in which they will perform duty of the director, to know the tourist market for which they are applying and to make a proposal of their work program of the representative office.The British market is important for our country, and interest in Croatia is growing from year to year. Thus, in the first nine months of this year, there were 8% more arrivals and overnight stays than last year, ie 850.000 arrivals and 4.4. million overnight stays of guests from the UK. They mostly stayed in hotels and then in household facilities, while they spent the most nights in Dubrovnik, Split, Konavle, Pula and Poreč. The average daily consumption of tourists from the UK according to the TOMAS survey is 139 Euros, which puts them in second place in terms of consumption, immediately from guests from the USA who on average achieve the highest daily consumption of 158 Euros.Applications and evidence of eligibility and curriculum vitae of candidates must be submitted no later than 15 days from the announcement of the competition, or until December 13, 2018. years. Find out more about the conditions of the competition in the attachment.Attachment: CNTB has announced a competition for the election of directors of representative offices in London and SeoulRELATED NEWS:THAI AIRASIA X COMING TO CROATIA NEXT YEAR?last_img read more

Liverpool begin search for new manager

first_imgFormer Borussia Dortmund coach Jurgen Klopp is the early favourite to take over at Anfield.To action on the pitch, Arsenal are up to second in the Premier League.Their 3-0 home win over Manchester United was enough to leapfrog their fellow title-challengers and move to within two points of leaders Manchester City.North London rivals Tottenham are just three points further back thanks to a 2-2 draw at Swansea.They’re only behind Everton on goal difference The club parted company with Brendan Rodgers a few hours after the 1-1 draw at Everton in the Premier League yesterday. A statement from the owners says it was a “difficult decision” but provides them with the best opportunity for success on the pitch.Rodgers had been in charge of the Reds for three years. last_img read more

Forecasts for Sumner County Wheat Harvest 2014 range from dire to horrendous

first_img Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The latest outlook of the Sumner County wheat harvest for 2014 is from dire to horrendous… or bad to outright dismal… or.. you get the picture.The latest National Agricultural Statistics Service report stated on Monday that 59 percent of the winter wheat in Kansas is in poor to very poor condition. About 29 percent is listed as fair with just 11 percent rated as good and 1 precent excellent.Wellington Farmers Coop Manager Curt Guinn said as of last week that his elevator was expecting about half what was taken in 2013.“We took in about 4 million bushels in 2013,” Guinn said. “I’m thinking we would be lucky to get to 2 million this year.” Still, Guinn said there is a possibility that some farmers in the north part of the county could still harvest a decent crop. As for the area’s in the south and west part of the county — no so much.The Kansas Wheat Commission in its latest report estimated that the crops will be around 30.8 bushel per acre in the south-central Kansas area. In 2013, yields were averaging in the upper 60s. Some got into the 70s and even 80s. Not this year.Guinn said Sumner County farmers are playing a guessing game whether to wait out this year’s harvest and salvage a crop, putting the wheat to pasture or tilling it up and seeing if they could raise a spring crop.Currently according to the National Weather Service Center in Wichita, the area has had 2.56 inches of precipitation since Jan. 1 and 1.57 inches since March 1. Sumner County is currently in a D3-D4 drought stage – ranging from “extreme drought” to “Exceptional drought.” Exceptional drought is considered the maximum level of drought one can be (see graphic and info here). http://droughtmonitor.unl.edu/Home/StateDroughtMonitor.aspx?KSAccording to an article in today’s Wichita Eagle, Mike Smith, an executive vice president of Accuweather states that the jet stream is unusually weak for this time in May. If it continues, it is going to be a big problem locking central Kansas in a drought.Wichita broke high temperature records three times and recorded the earliest 100 degree day in history.However, Paul Pastelock, head of the long-ranging forecasting for AccuWeather, told the Eagle the ridge of high pressure that can make for a long, hot summer when it sets up over Kansas, is likely to be south and west of the Sunflower State this year.That happened in 2013, when Wichita had one of its wettest summers on record. Nuances in where the ridge actually sets up will have much to do with how much precipitation Wichita and southern Kansas receive this summer, Pastelok said.“I don’t think it’s going to be the classic ‘dome of death,’ ” Pastelok said.The NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center projects above-average precipitation for Kansas from June through August.Follow us on Twitter.last_img read more

Eureka! Pols strike Cailfornia gold

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! THE next Gold Rush is on. All across America, as politicians head into the setup year for the 2008 presidential election, candidates are singing “California, Here I Come” and jumping aboard airplanes headed for the Golden State. On Tuesday, it was Democratic Sen. Barack Obama of Illinois staging a rally in South Los Angeles before raising $1.3 million at a Beverly Hilton Hotel fundraiser sponsored by the founders of the DreamWorks movie studio. One day later, Republican Sen. John McCain of Arizona took the spotlight, choppering around the Los Angeles and Long Beach harbors with Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and decrying the poor state of port security. And on Friday, New York Sen. Hillary Clinton, the early Democratic front-runner, enjoyed a San Francisco luncheon with supporters. So as always, California is the cash cow of American politics. This role has become so established and pivotal in national campaigns that the week’s biggest political headlines came not from candidates insulting each other or staking out new positions, but when movie and music mogul David Geffen, a former Bill and Hillary Clinton donor and fundraiser, trashed both Clintons while switching to Obama. It’s not just presidential hopefuls who extract wads of money out of Californians, but candidates for the House and Senate, too. As long ago as 1982, when former Vice President Al Gore was a lowly first-term Tennessee congressman hoping to win a nomination for the Senate seat once occupied by his father, he began building a base of contributors in California. As of last Oct. 1, the likes of Connecticut’s Joe Lieberman, Virginia’s George Allen and Pennsylvania’s Rick Santorum each had pulled more than $500,000 from California pocketbooks for their Senate campaigns. That’s nothing compared to what presidential candidates like Hillary Clinton ($3.8 million), McCain ($759,000) and then-possible candidate Evan Bayh of Indiana ($1.2 million) had reaped from their 2006 California sojourns. Those numbers will be dwarfed by what is raised here this year, as national campaigns get into gear. Example: Obama bested most of last year’s numbers in just one glitzy evening, and he’ll be back at his California ATM next month. Most prospective presidential candidates have already spent plenty of time here, laying their groundwork. Clinton, along with 2004 Democratic vice presidential nominee John Edwards and Wisconsin’s Russ Feingold, all campaigned with defeated Democrat Phil Angelides last fall during his futile run for governor. Republicans McCain, Mitt Romney of Massachusetts and George Pataki and Rudy Giuliani of New York hit the hustings with Schwarzenegger. All knew Schwarzenegger was sure to beat Angelides, but all wanted a major California politician in their debt, so they were willing to invest their time and energy. You’d think with all those candidates – and many more – coming here to seek money, they might care a bit about California. But no, when it comes to getting anything done for this state in Washington, representatives of other states more often than not display an ABC (anywhere but California) attitude. That’s why California still gets back just 79 cents in federal spending for every dollar its citizens put into the federal kitty. In all, taxpayers here plunk down $52 billion more each year than comes back to the state in highway funds, homeland-security spending and even military expenses. What’s more, whenever federal officials begin considering shutdowns of military bases, their lists always include more installations in California than anywhere else. Maybe it’s time some of the big political donors milked regularly by candidates from every other part of America attached some strings, at least informally, to their contributions. There would be nothing illegal in saying that they would give money only to candidates who take care of California. But that’s unlikely. For one thing, many of the largest California donors came here from other places to which they still maintain emotional and business ties. For another thing, many donors are issue-oriented, not worried about which state gets federal jobs or other largesse. According to the Washington-based Center for Responsive Politics, 16 of the country’s top 100 political donors live in California. That’s about one-third higher than the state’s proportion of the national population, making California a big target for anyone who needs money to use elsewhere. Some donors will give to candidates who strongly back women’s rights and abortion choice, like Clinton. Others look for solidly anti-abortion candidates like Santorum. Others seek national candidates dedicated to ensuring the survival of Israel. Causes like global warming, energy independence and the protection of federal lands also draw issue-oriented donors who don’t care much about state lines. This helps explain why Californians give so much while their state gets short shrift in federal spending. One thing about this year that’s different, though, is that some of the campaign dollars raised here will likely be spent here. That should be one major effect of switching the California primary to Feb. 5, a change likely to become law this spring. It’s also reasonable to expect more political spending here in the fall 2008 runoff season than we’ve recently seen. For Schwarzenegger has proven that Republicans can still win here, despite the fact that the state has gone Democratic in the last four presidential elections. This means whoever gets the Democratic nod will have to defend California’s huge bloc of electoral votes, while Republicans suddenly have reason to think they might actually stand a chance here. Thomas D. Elias is a writer living in Southern California. Write to him by e-mail at tdelias@aol.com. last_img read more