Law on hunting sent to the Croatian Parliament

first_imgAt yesterday’s session of the Government of the Republic of Croatia, the Draft Bill on Hunting was accepted and sent to the Parliament for adoption.The newly proposed legal solutions create preconditions for the introduction of more order in hunting. Starting from better management of hunting grounds, through breeding, protection and trade of game through the use of hunting weapons, to regulating the relationship between hunting licensees and hunting rights providers. Furthermore, the new law establishes the preconditions for stronger development of hunting tourism, revival of hunting customs and traditions, and more effective involvement of hunters and their associations in the development and improvement of hunting as a significant economic branch of the Republic of Croatia.”The century-old tradition of hunting in the Republic of Croatia, the number of game we have today and the diversity of flora and fauna in our forests can be thanked, among other things, to hunting societies that conscientiously and dedicatedly care for more than a thousand hunting grounds in Croatia. But together we must also take care of the game that does some material damage to public and private property. This regulation provides an optimal solution to the problem of wildlife in order to protect people and property with maximum protection of the wildlife population and rational management of the resources we have. The decentralization of hunting supervision and management proposed by law will enable better management that will be harmonized with the situation and needs of a certain area.. “Said Minister Tomislav Tolusic.The novelty proposed by law is the possibility of establishing private hunting grounds of 500 ha of uninterrupted land of one owner, as well as establishing a private hunting ground by merging the land of several owners, if each owner has an area of ​​not less than 500 ha and together form an uninterrupted whole. Due to easier, more complete and faster implementation of the law in the field of prevention of damage to game and damage to game on agricultural crops, regional self-government units The proposal of the law provides the possibility: to reduce the number of certain species of game that endanger the health of humans, livestock, other game, other animal species or cause other damage, make a decision to reduce the number of certain birds to prevent serious damage to ponds and waters.Additionally, the species Crow (Phalacrocorax carbo sinensis) is included in the list of species considered game.The law also regulates the prevention of damage from game in traffic and on agricultural land, because it puts all participants on an equal footing with more clearly defined rights and obligations. The current legal solution has not satisfactorily regulated issues of this nature, which, due to uneven court practice, has generally resulted in lengthy court proceedings that have resulted in the blockade and liquidation of hunting associations.Also, with the aim of avoiding lengthy court proceedings, the proposed changes to the distribution of funds collected from fees for concessions and leases of hunting rights enabled the Ministry of Agriculture to provide financial resources for securing hunting grounds and financing them.last_img read more

The Ministry of Tourism and Sports held a meeting with regional tourist boards

first_imgToday, the Minister of Tourism and Sports Nikolina Brnjac held a working meeting with representatives of county tourist boards. In addition to the Minister, the meeting was also attended by State Secretary Sandra Herman and the Director of the Croatian Tourist Board Kristjan Staničić.  All participants in the meeting agree that the opportunity for development certainly “lies” in the use of EU funds, but also in the harmonization of the Ordinance and timely guidelines for the implementation of work and programs as well as the exchange of experience and knowledge. Representatives of regional tourist boards presented concrete problems to the minister and associates and suggested proposals in order to better adapt to the COVID situation, expressing satisfaction with this form of cooperation.  Minister Brnjac thanked those present for their work so far and pointed out that such coordination will be held more often in order to better implement strategic and operational plans. “You are the backbone of our system. I believe that through open dialogue and timely exchange of information, we can contribute to a better and more systematic solution to the challenges in the coming period. “, Minister Brnjac emphasized.center_img Photo: Ministry of Tourism and Sports Minister Nikolina Brnjac pointed out that now is the opportunity for a strategic turn, both in the organization of the tourism sector and in finding the best solutions for the coming period. “We have started the initial administrative steps to develop a long-term sectoral strategy called the Strategy for the Development of Sustainable Tourism until 2030. For the first time, we are in the process of preparing an Environmental Impact Study. These are documents on which it is important to reach an agreement between the private and public sectors because they will determine the further direction of tourism development.” Minister Brnjac added and called on representatives of tourist boards to cooperate and proactively communicate.last_img read more

Leisure Tyne

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What Edu told Arsenal squad in first meeting with players on US pre-season tour

first_imgAdvertisement Edu has joined up with Unai Emery’s Arsenal first team squad on their pre-season tour of America (Picture: Getty)New Arsenal technical director Edu told the first team squad he intends to take a hands-on approach to his role.The 41-year-old, a former Arsenal midfielder and member of the club’s most recent Premier League title-winning squad, flew to America earlier this week after his period with the Brazil international team ended in this summer’s Copa America success on home soil.Edu will oversee many of the club’s long-term objectives but he insists he will remain intrinsically linked with the first team squad and told the players his door is always open when he met Unai Emery’s squad earlier this week.AdvertisementAdvertisementHe said: ‘There are a lot of things to do, but I will try to explain to you a little bit about almost everything.ADVERTISEMENTMore: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘People always say that the technical director has to look after and be involved in the process of signing players, selling players, keeping players, loaning players.‘That’s an important part of the job of course and I understand that. But for me there are more important things in front of that – we have to look after what we have today.‘We have to work hard today. We have to look after our squad today. The future is the future, and signing players means sometimes the future, and of course I have to be involved in that process, but I also have to take care of today.‘I explained to the players when I arrived that I’m not the guy who stays inside the office and waits for someone to knock on my door and send a message to me. Metro Sport ReporterSaturday 20 Jul 2019 4:58 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link2.4kShares What Edu told Arsenal squad in first meeting with players on US pre-season tour Edu was a member of Arsenal’s 2003/04 Premeir League title-winning side (Picture: Getty)‘I want to be involved in the process, I want to be on the inside, I want to be with them, I want to be with Unai, I want to be with the staff as well, to try and advise them if they need it, and give some advice for them.‘Being involved is important and that’s what I really believe from today.‘The link with the academy is very important because people always forget about it, because they talk about signing big names, but we have to take care of the academy as well. That’s one point I have to be linked with.’More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal Comment Advertisementlast_img read more

Remarks by Governor Tom Wolf at Martin Luther King Day of Service

first_imgRemarks by Governor Tom Wolf at Martin Luther King Day of Service SHARE Email Facebook Twitter January 18, 2016center_img Remarks 21st Annual Greater Philadelphia Martin Luther King Day of ServicePhiladelphia, PATRANSCRIPT:Good Morning and welcome to the 21st Annual Greater Philadelphia Martin Luther King Day of Service.I’m so honored to be able to welcome the 5,000 volunteers that will participate in this event here at Girard College today.Greater Philadelphia Martin Luther King Day of Service is the largest King Day event in the nation with over 135,000 people across the region participating in a service project.And today we honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., a servant leader dedicated to justice, equality and fairness.I’m reminded today about the importance of leadership in service to the citizens among us in most need.And of Dr. King’s urgent persistence in moving people of his time toward a better democracy.A democracy based on the ideals of leaders that preceded him.A system that leaders before him established here in Philadelphia.Where all men are created equal.And now, during our time, we continue that legacy in our work to make life better for citizens of our great state.We continue moving our government towards fairness and equality in opportunity.This day continues to inspire me and I’m thankful that I’m able to return as Governor and work shoulder to shoulder with so many of you.Because I know that there are thousands, hundreds of thousands in this region alone, that are coming together in service to others today.Thank you to all the organizations here today, and particularly Global Citizen and its president, Todd Bernstein.You all have truly given breadth and momentum to this movement, and Pennsylvania, the United States, and the world is all the better for I.###Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: read more

Teacher: ‘I won’t break up a fight’

first_imgPhysical restraint laws making teachers feel ‘powerless’Stuff 11 September 2018Family First Comment: First they came and undermined parents. Now the government is undermining teachers. And it will all end in tears – and a violent undisciplined society.  “Teachers were doing what they thought was right and “that’s the important part, but sometimes that’s forgotten when they’re investigated”, he said.”Some primary school teachers are refusing to break up fights between students for fear of being investigated.More than 2000 incidents of teachers restraining primary students have been reported since the new physical restraint laws came into force a year ago – an average of 13 reports a day.When Amy Cunningham, a teacher at Rowandale School in south Auckland, broke up a fight in her classroom, she was asked to follow protocol and report it to the Ministry of Education.The thought of her actions going on the record troubled her for weeks until her principal reassured her that it was part of the process.Since then, she’s decided to never touch a child to break up a fight.“I would stand in the middle of it so that it’s me that would take the hits,” she said.READ MORE: read more

Removal of median strip from Bacolod street eyed

first_imgAccording to Ramos, this move willimprove the over-all traffic condition of the city. The reserved area may be paved, butcommonly it is adapted to other functions; for example, it may accommodatedecorative landscaping, trees, or a median barrier. A median strip or central reservationis the reserved area that separates opposing lanes of traffic on dividedroadways. This proposal, however, earned the ire of local residents, including environmentalists as it entails cutting down trees in the area. They claim that there is no congestion along that stretch of road and by cutting down trees – which brings cleaner air to the city – would only be detrimental to safety and health. Ramos authored a resolution enjoiningthe City Engineer’s Office (CEO) to consider the removal of the island.  The said resolution was passed to the CityCouncil last week. “The CEO will study and consider thepossibility of removing the center island to ease traffic congestion along thesaid areas,” he said.center_img According to Leonardia, he is open tothe request of the city council. He noted that the city government will form ateam to evaluate and enforce the proposals./PN The councilor added that the centerisland has outdated its original purpose and these spaces can be utilized tomaximize road use. On his part, Mayor Evelio Leonardia said he will seek the approval of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources relative to the resolution because of the existing trees in the center island. BACOLOD City – In a bid to ease themetro’s traffic woes, Councilor Dindo Ramos is proposing to remove the medianstrip on Narra Avenue at the Capitol Shopping Center.last_img read more

IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National Point Standings Through March 15

first_imgIMCA Modifieds – 1. Chaz Baca, Mesa, Ariz., 713; 2. Hunter Marriott, Brookfield, Mo., 596; 3. Ricky Thornton Jr., Chandler, Ariz., 404; 4. Spencer Wilson, Minot, N.D., 382; 5. Kelsie Foley, Tucson, Ariz., 374; 6. Marlyn Seidler, Underwood, N.D., 373; 7. Cody Laney, Torrance, Calif., 369; 8. Colin Deming, Hobbs, N.M., 331; 9. Jeffrey Abbey, Comanche, Texas, 325; 10. Tim Ward, Chandler, Ariz., 287; 11. Brent Schlafmann, Bismarck, N.D., 278; 12. Russell Allen, Brawley, Ca­lif., 272; 13. Lance Mari, Imperial, Calif., 270; 14. Jason Wolla, Ray, N.D., 269; 15. William Gould, Cal­era, Okla., 267; 16. Scott Sluka, Casa Grande, Ariz., 262; 17. Cory Sample, Winnemucca, Nev., 261; 18. Garth Dushanek, Avondale, Ariz., 259; 19. Jason Noll, Peoria, Ariz., 257; 20. Brian Schultz, Casa Grande, Ariz., 252.IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Cars – 1. Michael Day, Greenville, Texas, 112; 2. Austin Mundie, Carroll­ton, Texas, 88; 3. Andy Shouse, Oklahoma City, Okla., 76; 4. Chris Kelly, Oklahoma City, Okla., and Marcus Thomas, Corsicana, Texas, both 69; 6. Brandon Jennings, Moore, Okla., and Shane Sellers, Tuttle, Okla., both 67; 8. Chad Wilson, North Richland Hills, Texas, 66; 9. Logan Scherb, Decatur, Texas, 61; 10. Gary Owens, Pauls Valley, Okla., 59; 11. Cody Whitworth, Okla­homa City, Okla., 57; 12. Dillon Laden, Blanchard, Okla., 54; 13. Chad Koch, Lakeside City, Texas, 53; 14. Travis Scott, Washington, Okla., 52; 15. Taylor Courtney, Fort Worth, Texas, 43; 16. Elliot Amdahl, Flandreau, S.D., 42; 17. Loyd Clevenger, Newalla, Okla., 41; 18. Daniel King, Conroe, Texas, George White, Fort Worth, Texas, and John Ricketts, Burleson, Texas, each 40.IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars – 1. Dean Abbey, Roanoke, Texas, 345; 2. Westin Abbey, Coman­che, Texas, 327; 3. Kirk Martin, Weatherford, Texas, 311; 4. Mark Adams, Fort Worth, Texas, 286; 5. Cody Center, Mesa, Ariz., 260; 6. Dennis Losing, Apache Junction, Ariz., 246; 7. Bryce Pritchett, Combine, Texas, 217; 8. Shelby Williams, Bonham, Texas, 216; 9. Zach Spillman, Mar­ble Falls, Texas, 211; 10. G. W. Egbert IV, Belton, Texas, 208; 11. Dennis Bissonnette, Stephen­ville, Texas, 206; 12. Duain Pritchett, Combine, Texas, 196; 13. Elijah Zevenbergen, Ocheyedan, Iowa, 189; 14. A.J. Dancer, Red Rock, Texas, 177; 15. Vance Honea, Phoenix, Ariz., 175; 16. Nicholas Langer, Glendale, Ariz., 169; 17. William Gould, Calera, Okla., 167; 18. Dillon Smith, Hewitt, Texas, 163; 19. Damon Hammond, Burleson, Texas, 158; 20. Charles Cosper, Belton, Texas, 147.IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks – 1. Bradley Stafford, Desert Hills, Ariz., 253; 2. Allen Hakes, Phoe­nix, Ariz., 238; 3. Max Zachrison, Surprise, Ariz., 217; 4. Kyle Cardinal, Paradise Valley, Ariz., 200; 5. Joe Vlasity, Glendale, Ariz., 196; 6. Joseph Peterson, Chandler, Ariz., and Brian Johnson, Yuma, Ariz., both 145; 8. Lenna Miller, Yuma, Ariz., 133; 9. James Robinson, Yuma, Ariz., and Leonard L. Manos, Yuma, Ariz., both 107; 11. Jason T. Beshears, Yuma, Ariz., 102; 12. Da­vid Irvin, Clarkdale, Ariz., 99; 13. Mike Erwin, Yuma, Ariz., and Rick Hibbard, Yuma, Ariz., both 98; 15. Taylor Huss, Fairbury, Neb., Brady Bencken, Oakley, Kan., and Ryan Wilkerson, Midland, Texas, each 79; 18. Brent Wofford, Yuma, Ariz., Roy Armstrong, Beatrice, Neb., and Michael Wat­kins, Hawley, Texas, each 74.Smiley’s Racing Products Southern SportMods – 1. Tyler Bragg, Springtown, Texas, 343; 2. Trevor Raney, Sherman, Texas, 309; 3. Gabe Tucker, Carbon, Texas, 297; 4. Justin Nabors, Kemp, Texas, 227; 5. Ronnie Bell, Lorena, Texas, 208; 6. Shane Priddy, Merkel, Texas, 186; 7. Dustin Robinson, Post, Texas, 181; 8. Rodney White, Ector, Texas, 153; 9. Kyle Wilkins, Italy, Texas, 147; 10. Justin Shaw, Sweetwater, Texas, 145; 11. Scot Raney, Sherman, Texas, 144; 12. Steve Hayes, Eastland, Texas, 143; 13. Nick Clinkenbeard, Weatherford, Texas, 138; 14. Hay­den Wade, Waco, Texas, 136; 15. Tyler Fain, Tuscola, Texas, 132; 16. James McCreery, Midlothian, Texas, 130; 17. Gerald Henderson, Georgetown, Texas, 122; 18. Thomas Walp, Olney, Texas, 121; 19. Jake Upchurch, Grand Prairie, Texas, 120; 20. Jay Coone, Weatherford, Texas, 119.Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods – 1. Chase Alves, Chandler, Ariz., 640; 2. Jason George, Laveen, Ariz., 600; 3. Mark Harrison, Coolidge, Ariz., 457; 4. Mark Madrid, Phoenix, Ariz., 427; 5. Chris Toth, Holtville, Calif., 385; 6. Kyle Smith, Yuma, Ariz., 354; 7. Austin Howes, Memphis, Mo., 335; 8. Bo Partain, Casa Grande, Ariz., 299; 9. Ethan Braaksma, Newton, Iowa, and Arie Schou­ten, Blair, Neb., both 292; 11. Sean Isaacks, Tucson, Ariz., 286; 12. Fred Ryland, Brentwood, Calif., 280; 13. Marlowe Wrightsman, Peoria, Ariz., 252; 14. Chase Rudolf, Prole, Iowa, 243; 15. Wayne Dotson, Bakersfield, Calif., 228; 16. Miles Morris, Yuma, Ariz., 227; 17. Brady Bjella, Willis­ton, N.D., 213; 18. Eric Folstad, Glenburn, N.D., 207; 19. Dennis Gates, Claypool, Ariz., 180; 20. Jorddon Braaten, Central Point, Ore., 179.Mach-1 Sport Compacts – 1. Howard Watson, Weatherford, Texas, and Julia Childs, Weather­ford, Texas, both 207; 3. Scott Newbury, Rhome, Texas, 183; 4. Harold Clifton, Stephenville, Texas, 151; 5. Clifton Whisenant, Proctor, Texas, 146; 6. Brian Bagent, Killeen, Texas, 145; 7. Rick Saupp, Stephenville, Texas, 131; 8. Pamela Whisenant, Proctor, Texas, 105; 9. Dakota Dees, Weatherford, Texas, 104; 10. Jack Lewis, Temple, Texas, 99; 11. James T. Morehead, Cleburne, Texas, 96; 12. Bill Hall, Killeen, Texas, 94; 13. Robert Rutledge, Azle, Texas, 68; 14. Billy Ayres Jr., Phoenix, Ariz., 67; 15. Jacquelyn Parmeley, Phoenix, Ariz., 65; 16. Joshua Young, Be­atrice, Neb., 35; 17. Josh Black, Beatrice, Neb., 34; 18. Charles Burrows, Azle, Texas, and Brian Cronin, Lincoln, Neb., both 33; 20. Shawn Hein, Beatrice, Neb., 32.last_img read more

Moster named as Commended Student in 2020 National Merit Scholarship Program

first_imgBatesville, IN—Mr. Andy Allen of Batesville High School announced today that Adam S. Moster has been named a Commended Student in the 2020 National Merit Scholarship Program.  A Letter of Commendation from the school and National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC), which conducts the program, was presented to senior, Adam Moster.  Adam is the son of Sebastian and Angela Moster.About 34,000 Commended Students throughout the nation are being recognized for their exceptional academic promise. Commended Students placed among the top five percent of more than 1.5 million students who entered the 2020 competition by taking the 2018 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT®).last_img read more

Halfpenny steers Toulon into final

first_img The Wales full-back booted six penalties and a conversion of wing Bryan Habana’s interception try midway through the additional 20 minutes as Toulon triumphed 25-20 to book a Twickenham final appointment with fellow French heavyweights Clermont Auvergne on May 2. Leinster gave as good as they got for most of the contest, with centre Ian Madigan kicking five penalties and flanker Sean O’Brien scoring a late try, but it was Madigan’s pass that South African speedster Habana intercepted to see Toulon home. Toulon, bidding to become the first team in 20 years of European knockout club rugby to win three successive tournaments, were pushed all the way by a Leinster side that delivered its best performance of this season’s competition. Ultimately, though, they were left to reflect on what might have been, conceding 13 points during extra-time after holding Toulon 12-12 after 80 minutes. But Toulon will need to deliver a far more clinical display if they are to threaten Clermont in what will be a repeat of the 2013 European final. England international Steffon Armitage had to be content with a place on the Toulon bench, providing cover for the back-row trio of Juan Smith, Juan Martin Fernandez Lobbe and Chris Masoe, while Matt Giteau partnered Mathieu Bastareaud in a midfield of contrasting styles. Leinster, meanwhile, fielded an unchanged team from the side that edged past quarter-final opponents Bath two weeks ago as they looked to reach a fourth European final in the past seven seasons. Toulon exerted pressure from the start, and they almost went ahead after five minutes when a steepling Frederic Michalak kick failed to be gathered by Leinster wing Fergus McFadden or full-back Rob Kearney, and Toulon skipper Chris Masoe touched down. Referee Wayne Barnes, though, brought play back for an early infringement after playing advantage, and Halfpenny booted Toulon ahead. But the lead proved to be short-lived as Madigan passed 100 points in Europe this season with an angled penalty that tied things up, and he landed two further penalties during a four-minute spell that left Toulon with food for thought. Leigh Halfpenny kicked Toulon into the Champions Cup final at Twickenham next month and kept his team on course for an unprecedented European title hat-trick following an extra-time finish at Stade Velodrome. Leinster did not to need to do anything spectacular, it was more a case of keeping pressure on Toulon and making them concede penalties, with Madigan in the mood to gratefully accept his opportunities. Halfpenny narrowed the deficit via his second successful penalty 11 minutes before half-time, and there remained little to enthuse the crowd in terms of attacking rugby, as both teams seemed intent on trying to dominate midfield exchanges. Armitage entered the action five minutes before half-time, replacing an injured Smith, but Leinster still held the advantage, having rarely been threatened by a Toulon team that often built solidly, yet lacked a final thrust. Michalak, who had failed to spark Toulon during the opening half, lasted just eight minutes of the second period before being subsituted, with head coach Bernard Laporte sending on Rudi Wolf and moving Matt Giteau from inside centre to fly-half. Halfpenny then missed a difficult penalty, but he made amends with a 55th-minute penalty that drew Toulon level and at least breathed life into a game riddled by errors and that cried out for some attacking initiative. Leinster continued to absorb Toulon’s somewhat limited attacking game, and as the clock ticked down, it became a battle of wits and which team could control its nerve. Madigan showed signs of cracking when a penalty attempt 15 minutes from time hit the post, which gave Toulon an opportunity to counter-attack, forcing their opponents into some frantic defending. Leinster kept their defensive line intact, but they were punished at the breakdown by Barnes, and Halfpenny’s fourth successful penalty made it 12-9. But Madigan continued to match his fellow marksman blow for blow, finding his range from just inside Toulon’s half with a superb strike that levelled things up once more entering the closing 10 minutes. Gopperth had a chance to win it for Leinster with two minutes of normal time remaining, but his drop-goal attempt drifted agonisingly wide, then Armitage landed a final-kick penalty well short, which meant 20 minutes’ extra-time. Halfpenny and Madigan exchanged further penalties during the early flurries of extra-time, before Toulon’s New Zealand World Cup-winning lock Ali Williams was sin-binned for taking out rival lock Devin Toner in the air from a restart. It appeared a harsh call by Barnes, yet Toulon galvanised themselves via another Halfpenny penalty and Habana’s breakaway score that finally broke Leinster, even though O’Brien crashed over from close range with five minutes left. Press Associationlast_img read more