first_imgSGS, the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company, has awarded ISO certificates in ACI marinas for three areas of activity, namely ISO 9001: 2015 for the area of ​​quality management system; ISO 14001: 2015 for the area of ​​environmental management system and ISO 50001: 2011 for the area of ​​energy management systems.Thus, 22 ACI marinas, as part of the largest marina system in the Mediterranean, by meeting strict certification requirements, confirmed their focus on responsible business, responsible energy use and environmental protection, with the aim of improving the quality and safety of guest service, business processes and contributions. in promoting sustainable tourism in Croatia, point out the ACI marina.”I am extremely pleased with the fact that ACI has shown with this international certificate that it is a company that works intensively and will continue to work to raise the quality of business and that is aware of the need for environmental protection and efficient use of energy. Our efforts are aimed at bringing the quality and diversity of service in Croatian nautical tourism in general to the level of excellence so that Croatia is recognized as a destination for top nautical tourism. By continuous investments in the organization, facilities, human resources and environmental protection, we have a long-term impact on increasing quality and raising standards in marinas, but also with business partners and in the entire destination, which is reflected in a number of other tourism and industry.” said the President of the Management Board of ACI, Kristijan Pavićut, and added that this achievement is an additional confirmation that ACI is a leader in the segment of Croatian nautical tourism, but also an additional incentive to achieve excellence.   The director of the certification department of SGS Adriatic, Drago Goić, stated during the presentation of the certificate: “Certificates are awarded for a period of three years, and SGS is obliged to conduct an inspection every year in order to gather evidence of continuous improvement of the management system according to these standards. Boat satisfaction, environmental protection and energy efficiency are the basic goals of certified systems. ”last_img read more


first_img The Super Eagles could do more by turning set pieces into victory songs, writes Ikechukwu James“So, your prediction about the Super Eagles came to pass!”“I gave no prediction about the Eagles. I only made an objective and empirical analysis and came to the logical conclusion.” “They did crash out at the very First Round as you said. But most of the analysts thought Nigeria would do well in Russia, at least Second Round or Quarter Final. Some even didn’t rule out a Semi-Final or appearance at the Final!”“What should we do now to those analysts? They did give Nigerians a false hope?”“We should lock them up.  After all a particular country in Europe attempted to jail its scientists for poor analysis of a potential earthquake.”“It’s clear they’ve burnt their fingers again. Unfortunately, if they don’t learn from this, they will lead the nation astray the next time.”“The good thing is that no one can blame the President for the poor results at Russia 2018.”“Indeed, under the present administration, they got unprecedented support. ‘Unprecedented’, in its true meaning, not the hackneyed use by politicians.”“No problem of match bonus, squabble over allowances or even players quarrelling with one another, as often the case in the past.”“The winning bonus was even increased from 10,000 Pounds to 15,000 Pounds at a time!”“The government did more than enough and the administration deserves all plaudits for that. But those players cannot give what they don’t have, as you pointed out before they departed the shores of this country to Russia”“Yes, most of these players don’t get a good deal when they move to European clubs. Hence they have no good opportunity to develop their soccer talent and play in the top teams in Europe. Sitting on the bench or being on loan from time to time isn’t the best for our players.”“That’s true. I often wonder the role of the Nigeria Football Federation on this. The president can’t leave the most important affairs of government to come help you manage these boys.”“Have you asked why they don’t play in Real Madrid, Barcelona, Manchester City, Liverpool, Manchester United, Chelsea, Juventus, Napoli, Bayern Munich, Borussia Dortmund and so on? I think most of these players are average, and we need to accept that reality. Of course, they can improve with time.”“Yes, it’s not enough to say you play in the English Premier League, do you play for the top teams?”“But my major gripe with the Super Eagles’ managers and NFF over the years has to do with how the players waste set pieces – free kicks, corners, etc. It is most disturbing.” “Yes, I know you worry a lot over this for many lamentable years. You did write about this after the Nations Cup, tagged Ghana 2008. Unfortunately, the players continue to squander set pieces while other countries maximise theirs to coast home to victory.”“Of course, I remember my points then. ‘Although the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon are hated world over for their rough tackles, we must not close our eyes on the sense of urgency with wish they played at that Ghana 2008. Every set piece was like a penalty – and that thrilled my heart.’ Just how many corners and free-kicks do Super Eagles usually fling away! What actually do you learn in training if you play 20 corner kicks and 20 free-kicks without threatening a goalkeeper with any? ”“It was the same situation in Russia 2018. The Super Eagles wasted all the corner kicks and free-kicks while other countries benefited from such. Not even one single corner kick moved close to threatening a goal-keeper or caused the spectators to rise in panic or joy of a near goal. It was not good at all. The coach and NFF ought to worry gravely about this. What exactly do you do in training? In the match against Iceland, the Eagles had no single shot on goal for the first 45 minutes. That was shocking to anyone!” “Yes, I watched Germany 2006. Watched Italy, Argentina and others. Set pieces were regarded almost as penalty kicks. So I began to wonder why over the years, Nigeria had not mastered the art of scoring through set pieces. So many goals were scored by great and serious teams through set pieces. We either balloon our free-kicks to the skies or in the hands of the goalkeeper.  Perhaps one out of 200 may threaten a goalie and hit the back of the net! No, it’s damn shameful how the Eagles waste set pieces. How I wish we could learn to do it like Brazil, Italy, Argentina. But we need not go that far; even our own neighbour here, Cameroon, had mastered the art of turning set pieces into victory songs. Did we see how Ghana edged out Morocco and steamrollered their ambition of proceeding further in the competition through set pieces in Ghana 2008 Nations Cup? Look at that free-kick that Michael Essien converted into a TV goal! That, like the commentator remarked, only happens in training. That is the product of training. But when you claimed you had a wonderful training but on the big occasion, you throw away free-kicks and corners, what should we make of that? And I have to calm my anger at this stage.”“Really, it’s unfortunate Nigeria couldn’t go far at the ongoing World Cup. Some small businesses will surely be affected, especially the Match Viewing Centres. You know enthusiasm will wane once Eagles are no longer in the competition.”“I did enjoy some of the meals served at one of the Viewing Centres, especially the Ofada Rice.”“I used to like the rice. But I had to give it up because of the stress my wife used to go through in picking out the stones before cooking.”“I didn’t see a single grain of stone in the one I ate at that Viewing Centre and I was told it was the Ofada Rice produced by the Ogun State Ministry of Agriculture. As a matter of fact, I went to buy a bag after that restaurant experience. The name is MITROS Ofada Rice and you can buy a bag as low as N2,500. So nutritious and not a single grain of stone can be found in it.”“I guess that was the one launched last December by the Ogun State Governor Ibikunle Amosun. The man is really trying.”“I think so. A lot of people like Ofada. Buhari is really determined with this rice matter. But let’s hope the Eagles, the coach and NFF will absorb the lessons of Russia 2018 and perform better at the next tournament! They need to do something better with set pieces. We need to be scientific with the way we play soccer. Football has become a science.”James, a sport enthusiast and social commentator, wrote from LagosShare this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more