first_imgAn interesting workshop on the sustainable development of cultural tourism was held in the Museum of Vučedol Culture, organized by the Croatian Tourist Board. The workshop was held within the project “European Destinations of Excellence” (EDEN), and part of the entire program included a two-day study trip of journalists who got to know the beauties of Ilok, Vučedol and Vukovar. These are the destinations that are this year’s winner of the national EDEN election for 2016/2017. year, which was held on the topic of “Cultural Tourism”.On behalf of the Croatian National Tourist Board, the workshop was attended by Slavija Jačan Obratov, Director of the Sector for Destination Management and Offer Development Support, who stressed the importance of promoting cultural tourism. “Communicating emotions and creating experiences play a key role in promoting the offer of cultural tourism. The promotion of lesser-known and non-traditional tourist destinations, the creation of a European network of destinations that develop sustainable forms of tourism and the reduction of seasonality are the basic goals of the EDEN project, launched in 2006 by the European Commission.”, Pointed out Jačan Obratov.The director of the Vukovar-Srijem County Tourist Board, Rujana Bušić Srpak, emphasized that the basic tourist identity of this county is based on cultural attractions. Lidija Komes, EDEN Ambassador to Croatia, Mirela Hutinec, Director of the Museum of Vučedol Culture, Ružica Marić, Director of the Museum of Vučedol Vukovar City Museum, Jasna Babić, director of the Tourist Board of the City of Vukovar and Ivica Miličević, director of the Tourist Board of the City of Ilok.Museum of Vučedol Culture, VukovarIn order to show the participants good examples from practice, Gorana Barišić Bačelić, director of the Fortress of Culture, spoke from Šibenik, emphasizing the excellent results of visits to the two city fortresses, which have been visited by more than 550 visitors since the opening. She also added that in their case it was important not only to successfully implement the reconstruction projects of the fortresses in Šibenik, but also to effectively manage the post-project period. The conclusion of the workshop is that creative, modern and innovative models of cultural heritage management are increasingly in trend and that they need to be offered to foreign and domestic guests because Croatia is truly a country of rich cultural heritage.Unfortunately, this very interesting workshop was not announced, at least to the media, nor to the general public, which is a great pity and omission, because the general public was not aware of its holding, and accordingly could neither educate nor join the workshop.last_img read more


first_imgStuff co.nz 26 August 2016Family First Comment: The sad reality of prostitution – irrespective of the age….“Lauren agreed to having sex for money – she wanted to get her mum out of financial trouble. But now, aged 23, she realises she was a vulnerable child and she is still paying the price and trying to make sense of the memories. Looking back she can see she was being groomed, heavily influenced by adults she trusted. And the world of prostitution was glorified.”Lauren Darlington looked every bit the sweet 16-year-old with a mouth full of braces when her mum forged her birth certificate so she could work as a prostitute. Seven years later she is real, raw about her demons, blogging to touch others.“I wasn’t eating well or sleeping and I was using drugs the clients would give me at work to keep me awake,” Lauren said of her time as an escort in Sydney, Australia.“Mum got half of what I made for ‘driving me around’.”Lauren agreed to having sex for money – she wanted to get her mum out of financial trouble. But now, aged 23, she realises she was a vulnerable child and she is still paying the price and trying to make sense of the memories.Looking back she can see she was being groomed, heavily influenced by adults she trusted. And the world of prostitution was glorified.“Mum’s friend spoke about how easy it was to sleep with guys for money. She saw them as bags and jewellery and new clothes. She had me around male friends older than me and was saying how beautiful I was and encouraged me to be with her friend, an older male.“Looking back she was grooming me to be a prostitute. She took me shopping, did my makeup, it was like a never-ending sleep-over,” Lauren said. “I became suspicious when I found business cards for an escort agency. She lied and said she cleaned banks of a night. But earned A$600 a night?”At the time Lauren and her mum were on welfare. Money was tight.“They did a lot of drugs around me and one day on the way to her drug dealer’s place it came up that she was a prostitute. Mum blurted out she had been one before so could never again and the talk of the money and how ‘easy’ it was. I offered to do it for us. And that’s something I have always said and held guilt around. It was my choice.”With a history of self harm and a fragile mindset, being plunged into the seedy adult world was damaging.“I was hit, degraded, the mind games … I was 16 and looked it and covered in fresh scars. But I turned off. The Valium mum would give me and lack of sleep helped.”READ MORE: http://www.stuff.co.nz/world/australia/83588868/australian-woman-rebuilds-her-life-after-mother-forced-her-to-work-as-a-prostituteKeep up with family issues in NZ. Receive our weekly emails direct to your Inbox.last_img read more


first_imgWinston was quick to point out that wasn’t the case despite the Rams last-ditch efforts.”We finished,” he told reporters. Related News QB Jameis Winston on what the key to the game was:“We finished.”— Carmen Vitali (@CarmieV) September 30, 2019Indeed, Tampa Bay did. Jameis Winston had a very brief reaction after the Buccaneers held on to beat the Rams, 55-40, at LA Memorial Coliseum on Sunday.The fifth-year quarterback entered the game after a tough Week 3 loss to the Giants where the Bucs had an 18-point lead at halftime but wound up losing by one point. Rams’ Aaron Donald on slow start to 2019: ‘I’ve got to get myself going’ Winston was 28-of-41 passing for 385 yards and four touchdowns in the team’s second win of the season. He also threw two interceptions with one returned for a pick-six late in the fourth quarter.Rams cornerback Marcus Peters had a 32-yard interception returned for a touchdown to bring Los Angeles within five points. But yet another big play on defense, this time by former-Ram-turned-Buc Ndamukong Suh, sealed the victory.Here come the #LARams@MarcusPeters PICK-6! 🚨 #TBvsLAR📺: FOX📱: NFL app // Yahoo Sports appWatch free on mobile: https://t.co/lm0vvtP8ei pic.twitter.com/yBg5kb3ROt— NFL (@NFL) September 29, 2019Shaq Barrett forces the fumble and @NdamukongSuh takes it to the house against his former team!@Buccaneers cross the 50-point mark. #TBvsLAR📺: FOX📱: NFL app // Yahoo Sports appWatch free on mobile: https://t.co/lm0vvtP8ei pic.twitter.com/zX85i504Uc— NFL (@NFL) September 29, 2019Winston wants to make sure the team remains on an even keel when it enters its Week 5 matchup in New Orleans against the Saints.last_img read more


first_imgJames Franklin answers questions from reporters after he was introduced as Penn State’s new football coach during a news conference on Saturday Jan. 11, 2014, in State College, Pa. (AP Photo/John Beale)PITTSBURGH (AP) – Penn State football coach James Franklin did nothing “inappropriate” when he contacted the woman who claims four of Franklin’s former players at Vanderbilt University raped her last year, a Tennessee prosecutor said Thursday.“I can’t comment on it much other than to say the statement we’ve always made is there is no indication that coach Franklin did anything inappropriate in this investigation,” Nashville Deputy District Attorney Tom Thurman told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (http://bit.ly/1lDBY8Z ) in a telephone interview.Any contact Franklin had with the woman wasn’t significant to the case, Thurman added.Franklin denied wrongdoing earlier this week when attorneys for a former Vanderbilt player charged with raping the woman along with three former teammates accused prosecutors of mishandling evidence in the case.Thurman told The Associated Press on Wednesday that the filings by defense attorneys for Brandon Vandenburg were “an obvious tactical ploy by Mr. Vandenburg’s attorneys to intimidate the victim and malign veteran prosecutors.” The filings could also taint the jury pool and prevent a fair trial of the charges, Thurman said.Vandenburg’s attorneys contend prosecutors have concealed evidence from them, including text messages, phone records and call logs from Franklin.The defense filings said the alleged victim told detectives that Franklin contacted the woman days after the alleged June assault, telling her “they cared about her” because she assisted with recruiting.The defense attorneys also claim that Franklin had previously “called her in for a private meeting and told her he wanted her to get 15 pretty girls together and form a team to assist with the recruiting even though he knew it was against the rules.”“The allegations I did something wrong are simply not true,” Franklin said in a statement Tuesday, when the contents of the documents were first reported. “I have cooperated fully with the authorities in this matter, but, out of respect for the legal process, I am not able to comment any further.”___Information from: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, http://www.post-gazette.comlast_img read more


first_imgFacebook0Tweet0Pin0 Submitted by Thurston CountyIncreased Enforcement for June and JulyAmericans love to celebrate the Fourth of July with family, friends, food and fireworks, but too often alcohol turns the party into a tragedy, making this iconic holiday one of the most deadly days of the year on the nation’s roads.That’s why this June through July, Thurston, Gray’s Harbor, Cowlitz, and Lewis Counties are stepping up police presence throughout the entire southwest Washington region as part of the “DUI Summer Kick-Off” enforcement crackdown to catch and arrest impaired drivers who put themselves and others at risk.“Local police will be out in force throughout this Independence Day, on the lookout for motorists who have had too much alcohol to be behind the wheel of a vehicle,” said Thurston County’s Target Zero Manager Jerry Noviello.  “Police will have zero tolerance for drivers who drink and drive this July 4th, putting themselves and everyone else on our roads at risk of life and limb.”While death and injury are of course the most serious of possible consequences of drunk driving, there are other negative considerations that can affect lives for many years, including loss of a driver licenses, vehicle impoundment, jail time, lawyer fees, court costs, insurance hikes, just to name a few.Be safe while you’re having fun this summer.  If you’re impaired, use a taxi or call a sober friend or family member. And if you happen to see a drunk driver on the road, don’t hesitate to contact local police.last_img read more