Today, the Minister of Tourism Gari Cappelli visited the County of Međimurje, where in Čakovec he met with the County Prefect Matija Posavac with whom he discussed the development of tourism on the continent and development projects in the county. Also, a ceremonial signing of the grant agreement from the Tourism Development Fund for two interpretation centers was held.At the moment, tourist projects worth around HRK 8 million are being prepared in Međimurje County, and accommodation capacities have increased by 30 percent. Great attention will be paid to the development of special forms of tourism such as cultural and religious tourism through the valorization of cultural heritage, then health and sports tourism, cycling and enogastronomy, said Posavec and stressed that tourism has great potential to stimulate the economy, but also other industries such as agriculture and therefore special attention will be paid to connecting tourism and gastronomic products through rural tourism, but also other forms of tourism.On that occasion, Minister Cappelli expressed great satisfaction with the approach, planned activities and the development of tourism in Međimurje County. “As a tourist destination, Međimurje provides an exceptional contribution to the overall development of continental tourism in Croatia, a segment whose development we will intensively encourage in the coming period through numerous grants from the Ministry of Tourism. Rich in natural beauty, various offers of active and sports tourism and eno-gastronomy, Međimurje is on the European map of attractive tourist destinations, which is confirmed by excellent tourist results. This is the result of continuous investment of the public sector and the tourist community, increase of accommodation capacities and introduction of new tourist contents, but also confirmation of dedicated and creative work of all tourist workers whose work contributes to the development of Međimurje tourism. Congratulations to all on the excellent results and I am happy to point out the County of Međimurje as an excellent example of how to develop tourism on the basis of sustainable development and destination management, where the most important are man, culture and tradition”Minister Cappelli pointed out.During his stay, Minister Cappelli visited the multimedia display of the Mura Ecomuseum Visitor Center. On that occasion, a ceremonial signing of a grant agreement from the Tourism Development Fund for the project “Scaffolding Wooden House – Interpretation Center” co-financed by the Ministry of Tourism in the amount of HRK 231.800,00 and the project “Interpretation Center Dravski zlatari” in the amount of HRK 700.000,00. . The signing ceremony of the contract with the Minister of Tourism Gari Cappelli was attended by the Mayor of Sveti Martin na Muri Dražen Crnčec and the Mayor of Donji Vidovec Josip Matulin.”For the development of year-round tourism, it is extremely important to offer visitors quality and diverse services and offers, which also increases the overall impression and attractiveness of the destination. That is why the Ministry of Tourism, through a grant program from the Tourism Development Fund, supports and encourages projects aimed at developing public tourism infrastructure such as arranging or building visitor centers, cycling, riding or walking routes and new beaches, thus creating new attractions. basis, ie additional motives for arriving at the destination. I believe that these interactive interpretation centers will be a new tourist attraction and an additional motive for the arrival of many guests in Međimurje County. ” Minister Cappelli pointed out during the signing ceremony.The project “Skelarska drvena kuća” was conceived as an interpretation center for the area of Sv. Martin na Muri and the whole of Međimurje, which will be located within the tourist destination Ekomuzej Mura. The Mura Ecomuseum covers the area along the Mura River along the Croatian and Slovenian borders and offers an exceptional mosaic of biodiversity and landscape and cultural diversity, traditional knowledge preserved by the natives and ethnologically colored traditional events./ / / THE MINISTRY OF TOURISM CO-FINANCES BEACHES, VISITOR CENTERS AND INTERPRETATION CENTERS WITH 20 MILLION HRK”Dravski zlatari Interpretation Center” is located in the center of Donji Vidovec – the last place in Europe where the art of washing gold still lives. The center will provide a year-round interpretation of “gold laundering” while until now it was possible only 1-2 months a year, depending on weather conditions. With the help of the latest technologies and multimedia, guests will be shown in an interactive way the historical and cultural heritage and the art of washing gold of Međimurje goldsmiths.According to data from the eVisitor system, Međimurje County was visited by 68 guests from the beginning of the year to mid-December, who spent 162 nights, which is an increase of 18 percent in arrivals and 17 percent in overnight stays compared to the same period last year. The largest number of guests who visited Međimurje County were from Slovenia, Germany and Austria, while the most visited destinations were Sveti Martin na Muri, Čakovec and Prelog.
Floyd Tingle, 76, of Benham passed away at 1:50am, Tuesday, October 3, 2017 at the Manderley Health Care Center in Osgood. He was born at Benham on July 25, 1941 the son of Stanley and Elsie Gelvin Tingle. He was married to Betty Loydene Hunt and she preceded him in death. Survivors include his sister Ruth (Delza) Thornton of Benham; his niece Sherry (Danny) Bauer of Dillsboro; great-niece Danielle Bauer of Louisville and great-nephew Matthew Bauer of Dillsboro. He was also preceded in death by his parents, and his brothers Ralph and Alton. Mr. Tingle attended the Benham and Cross Plains Schools and was a farmer his entire life. Floyd and his brother Alton were avid tractor collectors, especially Farmall, but also any old tractors. Floyd was a member of the Ripley County FARM club, as well as tractor collecting clubs in Rushville, Brookville, and Greensburg. He also enjoyed fishing. Funeral services for Floyd will be held on Saturday, October 7th at 1pm at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles with Randy Thieman officiating. Burial will be in the Benham Cemetery. Visitation will also be on Saturday from 10am until time of services. Memorials may be given to the Benham Cemetery in care of the funeral home.
Clare reached their first All-Ireland Hurling final since 2002 with a sparkling display at Croke Park, where they mastered Munster neighbours Limerick by 1-22 to 0-18. Press Association Tony Kelly was another who stamped his class on the contest, hitting four scores from play to cap a wonderful display. Clare led by seven points at half-time, and although Shane Dowling narrowed the gap with a string of frees, Limerick never looked like getting the better of their in-form opponents. Davy Fitzgerald’s Banner heroes led all the way, buoyed by an early goal from Darach Honan, to set up a meeting with another Munster side, Cork, in the decider on September 8. Colin Ryan laid on a finishing master-class, hitting 11 points, nine of them from frees, on a day when his side could do no wrong.
0Shares0000AFC Leopards winger Paul Were wheels away from bandari’s Duncan Otewa during their Kenyan Premier League match at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos on April 28, 2019. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluNAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 29 – After making an impact immediately after joining the den, AFC Leopards head coach Andre Cassa Mbungo wants to retain defensive midfielder David ‘Cheche’ Ochieng and winger Paul Were for the 2019/20 season.The two Kenyan internationals signed short term contracts with the club after cutting off stints abroad and Mbungo, though ambitiously wants to retain them for the new season. Also top on the Rwandese tactician’s wish-list is defender Soter Kayumba who is on loan from Sofapaka till the end of the season.“As a coach it is always important to have good players in your team and it is my wish that they remain here if we have a chance to keep them. It is my wish but also, it is up to the office to make that work out so I hope after the season ends, they can talk to them and we have them for the next campaign,” Mbungo told Capital Sport.AFC Leopards winger Paul Were and midfielder David ‘Cheche’ Ochieng walk off the pitch at half time during their Kenyan Premier League match against bandari FC at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos on April 28, 2019. PHOTO/Timothy Olobulu“Were and Cheche have brought in some very good experience and helped the team improve. Soter also has made a good impact in defense and these are the kinds of players that will help the team regain its former glory,” added Mbungo.Were has three assists in three games for Ingwe and has been sensational since his return after four years while Ochieng has been a cog since joining at the start of the second leg.The former Sweden and USA based defender has provided the key passes for all three goals Were has assisted and their link up play has been phenomenal.Nonetheless, both Were and Ochieng are keen for a return to Europe and their performances for Ingwe over this period has proved it would be hard to keep them.Meanwhile, the tactician hopes he can spur Leopards to finish the season within the top five. Their 2-1 victory over Bandari on Sunday saw them move to 34 points but remained 10th in the standings, six points shy of their desired spot.AFC Leopards head coach Andre Cassa Mbungo shouts instructions on the touchline during his side’s Kenyan Premier League match against Bandari FC at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos on April 28, 2019. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluMbungo believes with the improved performance, they can match up their ambition and has called on his players to keep the form rolling.“It is always important to work hard and win when you play teams that are ahead of you. It was a tough game (against Bandari) and the ones that remain will be even tougher. We just need to keep working hard and get points that will move us up,” further stated Mbungo.Ingwe travel away to Nzoia Sugar on Labor Day, May 1 hoping to keep the winning streak. Three points in their away trip on a ground that is more or less their home ground will potentially take them two spots up to eighth.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)