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

#Djokovid: tennis star mauled over coronavirus ‘horror show’

first_imgWorld number one Novak Djokovic was widely condemned on Wednesday for hosting a tennis exhibition where he was one of four players to test positive for the coronavirus, a lapse that sent shudders through a sport struggling to get back on its feet.The Serbian star said he was “deeply sorry” in an unstinting apology for the now-cancelled Adria Tour, where social distancing was minimal and matches were played in front of thousands of fans.However, criticism was swift and heavy, with many voicing concerns over attempts to restart professional tournaments in August, including the US Open Grand Slam is which is scheduled to begin on August 31. PR disaster Djokovic is unbeaten this year, a run that includes winning his 17th Grand Slam title at the Australian Open, but COVID-19 has been a public relations disaster for the eccentric Serb.Even before the Adria Tour, he was criticized for breaking lockdown rules to train in Spain, and he then raised eyebrows by insisting he wouldn’t be prepared to vaccinate against the coronavirus.Djokovic also described limits on players’ entourages at the US Open as “extreme” and “impossible”, again putting him at odds with much of public opinion.His latest misstep has caused some to question his presidency of the ATP (Association of Tennis Professionals, or men’s tour) Player Council, which advises the ATP board.Tennis has been particularly hard-hit by the coronavirus pandemic and the resulting travel restrictions because it is a global circuit with players from all over the world.”I think there’s a lot of his peer group who are scratching their heads,” celebrated coach Paul Annacone told Tennis.com.”I was totally anxiety-ridden and very disappointed because the restart, or the reimagining of how we can start [tennis] is just about eight weeks away. And with all these opportunities to try to start in a progression, to me, it felt like they skipped about 15 steps.”Martina Navratilova, who won 18 Grand Slam singles titles, tweeted: “Yikes… this is not good and it’s a pattern… What now, US Open? Roland Garros? We have a lot of work to do.”Brazil’s Bruno Soares, a doubles player who sits on the Player Council, called the Adria Tour a “horror show”, while ATP chairman Andrea Gaudenzi said it was a lesson for other tournaments.”It’s a little bit like when you tell your kids when they try to learn to ride the bike to wear the helmet,” Gaudenzi said. “It’s ‘no, no, no’.””And they ride the bike, they fall, and then they wear the helmet.” Djokovic, Grigor Dimitrov, Borna Coric and Viktor Troicki all tested positive after taking part in the Adria Tour, where players embraced across the net, played basketball and even danced in a nightclub.”I am so deeply sorry our tournament has caused harm,” Djokovic, 33, said in a statement. His wife Jelena also tested positive after attending the “philanthropic” tour in the once war-torn Balkans.As the mocking hashtag #Djokovid circulated online, Australia’s Nick Kyrgios, so often in the crosshairs for his own on-court indiscretions, said the incident was pure “stupidity”.”Don’t @ me for anything I’ve done that has been ‘irresponsible’ or classified as ‘stupidity’ — this takes the cake,” tweeted the world number 40. Topics : Britain’s Andy Murray, a three-time Grand Slam winner who has known Djokovic since their junior days, said: “I don’t think it has been a great look for tennis.””In hindsight, it’s not something that should have gone ahead,” Murray told reporters.”It’s not surprising how many people have tested positive after seeing some of the images of the players’ party and the kids’ day. There was no social distancing in place.”Some people have said maybe this has put the US Open in doubt –- which it may well do. But the measures and the protocols they have in place at the USTA (United States Tennis Association) are different to Serbia and Croatia. No fans for a start.”last_img read more

Auston Matthews scores against Lightning, pulls within one of Rocket Richard leaders

first_imgAll alone in the sweet spot 🚨#LeafsForever pic.twitter.com/mMsihpr8r3— Toronto Maple Leafs (@MapleLeafs) March 11, 2020It ended up being the game-winner in a 2-1 victory for the Maple Leafs. The win was huge for Toronto in the playoff race, with the Florida Panthers lurking just one point behind the Leafs coming into the night. They now have a three-point cushion over Florida with 12 games left to play. Matthews’ goal also brought his tally to 47 on the season, just one behind Boston’s David Pastrnak and Washington’s Alex Ovechkin in the race for the Rocket Richard Trophy.MORE: Rocket Richard Trophy trackerThe race looks like it’s coming down to ​the wire. Pastrnak has failed to score in his last two games, while Ovechkin has notched three in three games to move into a tie for the lead. The Capitals superstar has played one less game than the other two, so he holds a slight advantage for the time being.  Matthews also continues to chase Rick Vaive’s record for most goals in a season by a Maple Leafs’ player. Matthews needs eight more goals in 12 games to surpass Vaive’s 54. After two games without a goal, Auston Matthews has scored once again.Early in the third period of Tuesday night’s game against Tampa Bay, Matthews received a pass across the front of the goal from teammate Mitchell Marner. Finding himself all alone, he rifled a one-timer past Lightning goalie Andrei Vasilevskiy to give Toronto a 2-1 lead.last_img read more