Interpret Europe certificates awarded to Podravina interpretation guides

first_imgSource / photo: TZP Središnja Podravina; Podravski.hr Interpret Europe – European Association of Heritage Interpretation (European Association for Heritage Interpretation) today has thousands of members in more than 55 countries in Europe and the world. In addition to the course for guide interpreters, Interpret Europe conducts training for coaches, hosts, planners, writers and a revived history. The education was approached out of the desire to present the extremely rich natural and cultural heritage of Podravina in a different way through a personal approach, interaction and storytelling. It was attended by 18 participants who learned about the importance of interpreting natural and cultural heritage, the roles of interpreter guides, techniques and creation of interpretive speech, and the interpretation of revived history. The training was held during September in Hlebine, Goli and Virje. The course was organized by the Tourist Board of the Central Podravina region, and conducted by Iva Silla, a certified trainer from Zagreb, with the assistance of Elizabeta Milanović Glavica, director of the Central Podravina Tourist Board. The participants translated everything they learned in theory in the field into inspiring speeches about the specifics of the municipalities of Virje, Hlebine and Gola, which they held in different places in order to meet all the prerequisites for obtaining the Interpret Europe certificate.center_img “This education is an investment in creating innovative tourism products that will, I hope, connect the local community in joint projects.”, Said Milanović Glavica. The training was co-financed by the Croatian National Tourist Board, through a public call, and the first training of this type was held in a rural area on the continent. The Tourist Board of the Central Podravina region organized a ceremonial awarding of certificates to interpretation guides who have successfully completed the training under the Interpret Europe license, reports Podravski.hr.last_img read more

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Direct Booker ranked 7th among the TOP 50 property management agencies in the world

first_imgDirect Booker currently has 22 franchises in 9 countries that include Montenegro, BiH, Slovenia, Serbia, Albania, Poland, Italy and Peru. The business model of this agency was developed in Dubrovnik and is currently expanding worldwide by contracting franchises. They currently manage more than 7600 units, and the agency’s goal is to further contract new franchises as well as grow accommodation units. Property management agencies manage accommodation units on leading accommodation booking portals, and only agencies that run at least 1.000 facilities are selected from Rentals United.center_img Rentals United, one of the most powerful channel managers in the world, ranked Direct Booker 7th among TOP 50 largest private accommodation agencies in the world.last_img read more

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Voters send clear message on health care

first_imgThe health-care message was hammered home in Virginia and Maine by huge electoral margins. In exit polls across the Old Dominion, 2 out of 5 voters identified health care as their top concern — more than twice as many as named any other issue.Among those health-care voters, 77 percent favored the Democratic candidate, Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam, who supports Obamacare and expanding Virginia’s Medicaid program under the law; just 23 percent backed the Republican, Ed Gillespie, who opposes both.In Maine, a referendum to expand Medicaid under Obamacare, which would extend health insurance to some 80,000 low-income adults,won in a landslide, 59 percent to 41 percent.That was a direct rebuke to the Republican governor, Paul LePage, who vetoed Medicaid expansion five times after it was approved, also five times, by the state legislature.The outcome in Maine, which would become the 32nd state to expand Medicaid under Obamacare but the first to do so by referendum, may prompt similar ballot measures in other GOP-dominated holdout states.Nationwide, some 2.5 million uninsured adults who could gain access to Medicaid live in the remaining states that have balked at expansion; about 15 million Americans have signed up for Medicaid under the expansion.It’s not that Americans haven’t heard Republican arguments that expanding health coverage to vulnerable adults will translate into a long-term expense for states – although under Obamacare the federal government will cover at least 90 percent of the cost. Categories: Editorial, OpinionThe following editorial appeared in The Washington Post:There’s a long list of issues on which President Donald Trump’s administration, and Republicans generally, are out of step with most Americans, yet on few of them is the chasm so broad or so deep as on health care.On Tuesday, voters made that clear in a pair of purple states, Virginia and Maine, while for the past week Americans across the country have been surging to sign up for health-care coverage under the Affordable Care Act, which the White House and congressional Republicans have tried to repeal and, failing that, sabotage. In fact, voters have taken into account those warnings — as well as the likelihood that expanded Medicaid will create jobs and bolster the finances of some hospitals — and decided they favor expansion anyway.The Trump administration and Capitol Hill Republicans are deaf to the fact that too many Americans lack health insurance.Even after Congress’s attempts to repeal Obamacare; even after the administration slashed outreach and marketing efforts for the open-enrollment period; and even after Trump killed subsidy payments to insurers, threatening higher premiums for some policies, sign-ups through HealthCare.gov had roughly doubled in the enrollment period’s first week, through Nov. 7, compared with the previous year.No matter how often Trump and the GOP call for a federal retreat from ensuring decent health care and insurance, Americans are plainly unconvinced.In fact, there is every indication, including rising approval ratings for Obamacare itself, that the public has rejected the Republican health-care agenda in favor of an active government role.They delivered that message about as clearly as imaginable on Tuesday. Will Republicans in Virginia and around the nation finally pay heed?More from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusEDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationEDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homeslast_img read more

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Property shares perform poorly in 10-year hangover

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Trouble in Paradise

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Royal Mail site gets sorted

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The rise and fall – and rise again – of internet hotels

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Prescott rules out CSC’s Oxford city centre transformation

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Mayoral pledge

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Minister confirms supplementary business rate

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