CNTB opens online applications for the Annual Croatian Tourist Awards

first_imgThe award is also given for an agency worker, a tourist guide, an employee in a hotel or camp, an employee in a restaurant or bar, a private landlord, a host of a tourist farm, a maritime worker, a road worker and a salesman. The Days of Croatian Tourism, the largest gathering of tourist workers in Croatia, will not be held this year due to the coronavirus epidemic. Candidates for the selection of employees of the year can be submitted by tourist boards exclusively through the county tourist board, professional associations, companies, local self-government units, the Ministry of Health, the Ministry of the Interior, other Ministries of the Republic of Croatia and the Croatian Institute of Public Health. Croatian National Tourist Board already the eighteenth year awards prizes Man – the key to success, employee of the year. The awards are part of the program to mark the Day of Croatian Tourism, the largest gathering of tourism workers in Croatia. The public call is available on the official website Croatian National Tourist Board, and the application form is available via LINKS. Applications are accepted exclusively through the online application form until 11 November 2020 by 12:00. Photo: HTZ Following this, this year the Croatian National Tourist Board will reward employees who have made a significant contribution to the quality of tourist services and safety, health and protection during the tourist season 2020, and has opened online applications for Annual Croatian Tourist Awards 2020 in the category “Man – the key to success, employee of the year”.center_img Man – the key to success, employee of the year The goal of this award is raising the quality of service and hospitality of employees in tourism and other tourism-related activities, which directly affects raising the level of guest satisfaction, spreading the positive image of Croatian tourism and the overall experience of Croatia as a tourist destination. Reward “Man – the key to success, employee of the year” this year is awarded in total 12 categories. From that three are new: for border police officers, health care workers and civil protection workers. Man – the key to success, employee of the year However, the Croatian National Tourist Board has decided to reward employees who have done their job well, dedicatedly and in the best possible way in significantly more difficult conditions. Photo: HTZlast_img read more

Belgium could be at start of localized coronavirus ‘second wave’, virologists say

first_imgTopics : Health Minister Maggie de Block on Friday said “the numbers are clearly not good” and called on Belgians to respect social distancing rules.Prime Minister Sophie Wilmes postponed this week a further easing of rules on social gatherings after infections climbed, and said she could not rule out the reintroduction of lockdowns in worst-hit areas.The government will meet on July 23 to discuss its response to the uptick in new cases. Belgium may be at the start of a second wave of coronavirus infections after reporting a 32% increase in weekly cases, though for now the resurgence appears more localised than the initial outbreak, virologists said on Friday.Belgium, which has reined in the coronavirus after becoming the worst-hit mid-sized country in the world, reported zero new COVID-19-related deaths in 24 hours on July 14 for the first time since March 10.But the national public health institute Sciensano said on Friday that new infections have been increasing. From July 7-13, the country recorded an average of 114.7 confirmed new COVID-19 cases per day, a 32% increase from the previous week.center_img This was still significantly below the 1,600 daily new cases the country logged at the peak of the pandemic.”With the latest numbers and the recent increases of confirmed cases, you can clearly see that we are at the start of a second wave,” virologist Marc Van Ranst told Belgium’s Radio 1.However, Yves van Laethem, a spokesman for the Belgian health ministry, told Belgian broadcaster RTBF that the prospect of a second wave appeared to be localized to particular provinces for now. Speaking to Le Soir newspaper, virologist Marius Gilbert echoed this, adding that transmission rates remain relatively low.The so-called reproduction rate of COVID-19 infections, which shows the average number of infections caused by each person with the virus, has increased in Belgium to above 1 for the first time since the peak of the pandemic on April 4.last_img read more

Exclusive: Hearts part ways with Herbert Addo ‘by mutual consent’

first_imgHerbert Addo has parted way with Hearts of Oak by mutual consent, according to several Joy Sports sources within the club.The embattled coach has seen his stock drop sharply for months now, especially in the wake of the exits from the Caf Confederations Cup and the MTN FA Cup.”An official statement will be given in the coming hours, but I can confirm that Herbert Addo will not be our coach when we play our next game,” one source said.Another source added: “We had high hopes for the team but a combination of factors have led to this point and we had to agree that this is best for both sides.”Hearts have had a disastrous season, having never been more than 8th position this entire campaign – and they are staring down the relegation barrel with nine matches to go.Joy Sports had reported a three-match ultimatum for the coach early last week, a story the team’s hierarchy had rubbished at the time. His appointment David Duncan had been sacked, Mohammed Polo had taken over and that affair also lasted just six months.The scale of the hatred between fans and the dribbling magician rendered the relationship untenable, so Polo had to go and his deal was not renewed.A period of scouting was done quietly and Herbert Addo was mentioned as Polo’s heir. A colourful unveiling was done on July 31 at the premises of Metro TV (above, pictured). “This is evidence of where we want to take Accra Hearts of Oak to, we want to win the upcoming league and more that’s why we have gone for the best coach in the land,” gushed Togbe Afede XIV, the team’s board chair.“We want to establish Hearts of Oak as an international club way beyond Ghana and Africa. Coach Addo, it’s a great honour for us to have you. We look forward to working with you and we look forward to celebrating victory after victory, glory after glory.“We want to return to the days when we were ranked the 8th best club in the world and we believe you can do it. The sky is the limit.”In the end, Herbert could not even reach for the clouds.The beginning Addo, notoriously picky with those he works with, was given the laxity to get a back-room team. They were introduced together with him that Thursday afternoon.Sabahn Quaye made a return to the club as Team Manager, Edward Ansah also came back as goalkeepers’ trainer, with Dauda Lutterodt as youth coach and Stephen Abugri as assistant coach.His immediate past record after an impressive season with Inter Allies had put him in a good position, after charging them up the league table into the top six when relegation was looking certain for the Tema-based club. Herbert even got them to the FA Cup final, where they lost to Kotoko.Pre-seasonBetween the time Herbert took over and when this season started, Herbert had the luxury of five months to build a crack team. Before the season started in January this year – due to the protracted court case between King Faisal and the Football Association – Addo had been one of the coaches excited about the extended period of inactivity.“For me the fact that the league has not started is quite positive because it gives my team the chance to play a lot of practice matches as we seek to know each other more.”His comments came in the wake of the massive player overhauling Addo supervised in the hope of building a winsome Phobian side for the future.He brought in close to ten players, including Foovi Aguidi, Issah Mumuni, Soulama Abdoulaye and Kwame Kizito. Others were Hamza Mohammed, Leonard Tawiah, Seidu Mutawakilu and Isaac Oduro as well as Vincent Atinga. Hearts fans expected an exciting season. What they got was plenty heartache.The seasonHis remit was simple: to better the Phobians’ third-place finish from last season, when Polo had allowed Hearts to be bettered by Kotoko and Heart of Lions.The dream to restore the Phobian glory started well, as Herbert led his team to a 1-0 win against WAFA. But soon, the knives were out.Critics started pointed out that the coach was tinkering with his side too many times, as he regularly failed to trot out starting lineups fans agreed with. And most of the time, the fans were right as his teams failed to gel, or to win. Indeed, his savior in the first ten games or so was Gilbert Fiamenyo whose red-hot form earned him the name Lewandowski. By the end of March, the bulky striker had eight goals, which gave Herbert some reprieve.But soon, the goals stopped. And the murmurings became louder.  The quality of the football was not impressive, too. “Even trapping and passing the ball in a sequence is a problem,” reports Joy Sports Benedict Owusu.But the coach has remained adamant on many occasions that his team needs time to find a rhythm and the veteran has regularly taken his players to the cleaners for their poor showing.Key momentsThe defeat to Esperance was probably a crucial tipping point.The coach severely wounded the pride of his club when, after a 5-1 aggregate thrashing in the Caf Confederations Cup to Esperance, he declared Hearts unprofessional.A day later, board member Frank Nelson was in the Joy FM studios defending him.  “Herbert  Addo was giving a judgmental statement based on what he saw in Tunis,” said Nelson.All this was after the team had successfully beaten three teams to reach the cusp of the money zone. But it proved a step too far and in many ways, was the beginning of the end.High pointsHerbert will be remembered for beating Kotoko in the league and winning the Presidents’ Cup on July 1, also against their archrivals.He was hailed after finishing AS Police, Olympique d’Ngor, and Djoliba on his way to meeting Esperance.The low points Major sources of critique included league losses to Hasaacas and Edubiase. The Hasaacas loss was the first time the Sekondi side had won this millennium in Accra while Edubiase, who have had a poor season as well, surprised pundits with the 2-1 in Accra.Also of interest was the exit from from the FA Cup at the weekend, which was the final straw.SuccessorJoy Sports had reported earlier on Tuesday that former Amidaus boss Tony Lokko had agreed personal terms, and at the time of this report, it looked likely he would succeed Herbert at Hearts.No official response from the club has been forthcoming on that story.RecordPlayed: 38 matches, Wins: 16, Draws: 12, Lost: 10–Follow Gary on Twitter @garyalsmith. Get more with the #JoySports hashtag on Facebook/Twitter.last_img read more