UBUK gets into the Christmas spirit early

first_imgUnited Biscuits UK (UBUK) is ready with its Christmas range, including new, redesigned and returning cakes and biscuits for the festive season. New to the McVitie’s range is a Disney Cookies & Cream biscuit assortment and a Classic Collection Gifting Tin. Newcomers include a Penguin Yule Log, following the success of Penguin Mini Rolls, while making a return for 2009 is McVitie’s Christmas Jamaica Ginger & Rum cake; McVitie’s Irish Cream Bars; and McVitie’s Mint Digestive Slices.www.unitedbiscuits.co.uklast_img

Šibenik the most successful destination in the county – awards were given to 22 tourist entities in Šibenik-Knin County

first_imgŽeljana Šikić, director of the county tourist board, emphasized that at this moment this destination is really living its dream in the tourist context. The city of Šibenik continues its continuous growth in tourism. Recall that this city after the collapse of large factories in the mid-nineties had only one option – to turn to tourism. After years of investing in tourism, Šibenik has become a recognizable tourist destination. “This recognition means a lot to us because this is our first real year-round season. We are glad to be recognized in our local community for our results this year. The results are above our expectations, and the announcements for next year tell us that it will be even better, ” said Magda Lakoš Mioč, director of the Bellevue Hotel. “It does not mean that we have reached the final peaks and that we should enjoy the laurels. In terms of tourism, we are developing in enviable dynamics and, more importantly, in the right direction. For this we must thank the decision makers who visionarily and purposefully manage the development of destinations and do not allow tourism to happen to us by accident, but also all the valuable initiatives, individuals, entrepreneurs and creatives who also contribute. That is why we have a destination that they watch from the sidelines and with admiration from some other destinations that are stronger in terms of tourism than ourselves ” concluded Šikić. On this occasion, Mayor Goran Pauk emphasized that all successes in tourism are made by people who give one personal component to everyone who comes to this county, and thus provide guests with the unique thing that this region has to offer. Winners of the Golden Bowl for 2019. “We especially like this award because we all know that Šibenik practically did not have a strong tourist sign until five or six years ago. We managed to turn that story around in relation to our competitors in the county. Together we will be as strong as the center of the county. Croatia will soon take over the presidency of the Council of Europe, and Šibenik is one of the five cities in Croatia that is ready to receive these guests as a tourist, ” pointed out the mayor of Šibenik Željko Burić. Recognition City of Šibenik – najuspješnija turistička destinacija 2019.Recognition City of Drniš – the most successful green destination 2019.Recognition of the Project “For Zlarin without plastic” – contribution to the brand of a sustainable tourism destinationRecognition to the Knin Museum – Knin Fortress – a contribution to the cultural offer and heritage preservationRecognition to the Croatian Travelers Club Travel Agency– doprinos turističkoj ponudi kreativnim agencijskim programimaRecognition to the Travel Agency ActiveDestination – doprinos i promociju aktivnog turizmaPriznanje Apartmani Mara &EnchantingApartment – Zajc family – promotion in family accommodation 2019Recognition of marinas D -Marin Mandalina – doprinos razvoju nautičkog turizmaRecognition of taverns Prslika – doprinos razvoju i promociji autohtone gastro ponudeRecognition restaurant Tri piruna – gastro ponuda 2019.Recognition Jurlin’s court – doprinos turističkoj ponudi selektivnih oblika turizmaRecognition Hotel Scala – mali obiteljski hotel 2019.Recognition Hotel Bellevue -family hotel 2019Recognition camp Rehut – mali kamp 2019.Recognition Zoran Jajac – chef godine 2019.Recognition Tina Biluš – turistički vodič 2019.Recognition Željko Krnčević – contribution to the improvement of the development of cultural tourismRecognition Sailing Club Val – contribution to the nautical destination brandRecognition Interpretation Center of the Cathedral of St. Jacob Civita sacra – Palača Galbiani – inovacija godineRecognition of the event “Festival days”- promotion of traditional dishes and foods interpreted in top gastronomyChocolate Bagatin Award – TUŠ – suvenir godine 2019.Recognition of the event “Lightislife”- event of the year 2019 22 Golden Boules, awards of the Šibenik-Knin County Tourist Board, were awarded to those deserving of tourism in 2019 at the Civitas Sacra Cathedral Museum, and the city of Šibenik was declared the most successful tourist destination in this county. Among the winners is the family hotel Bellevue in Šibenik, behind which is the first season of work. “Zato i imamo ovu nagradu, da pokažemo ljudima koji se trude da taj trud i prepoznajemo” said Spider.last_img read more

Governor Wolf, Philadelphia Phillies and MLB Announce 2026 All-Star Game in Philadelphia

first_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Governor Wolf, Philadelphia Phillies and MLB Announce 2026 All-Star Game in Philadelphia Press Release Philadelphia, PA – As part of the 250th anniversary of American independence, Governor Wolf joined Major League Baseball (MLB) to announce the Philadelphia Phillies will host the 2026 All-Star Game and related All-Star Week events.“As the birthplace of our country, bringing the MLB All-Star Game back to Philadelphia is the perfect way to celebrate the 250th anniversary of American independence,” said Governor Wolf. “Hosting massive sporting events like Baseball’s Midsummer Classic or the 2017 NFL Draft brings even more excitement to the city and generates a huge economic impact for workers and businesses.”The governor joined Major League Baseball Commissioner Robert D. Manfred, Jr., Phillies Managing Partner John Middleton, current and former Phillies All-Stars, Mayor Jim Kenney and other local officials for the announcement near Independence Hall. This will be the fifth time the city has hosted the All-Star Game and the first at Citizens Bank Park. The 1976 All-Star Game was held at Veterans Stadium to mark the nation’s bicentennial.An estimated 100,000 fans will attend the multi-day event, providing an important boost for the region’s tourism and hospitality industry.“Pennsylvania is proud of our place in the history of our country and with baseball,” said Governor Wolf. “The commonwealth is home to two great MLB teams, numerous minor league and independent teams and the amazing Little League World Series in Williamsport. We will be proud to welcome fans from around the world to Philadelphia for this showcase event.”In preparation for the 250th anniversary of the nation’s independence, the legislature and Governor Wolf took action to create the Pennsylvania Semiquincentennial Commission in June 2018, becoming the second state to formally start the planning process. The governor appointed supermarket magnate and philanthropist Patrick Burns as chairman. The commission will engage people in all 67 counties to celebrate 250 years of commonwealth history and the contributions of all Pennsylvanians.center_img April 16, 2019last_img read more

Indiana to offer Psychological First Aid training in response to COVID-19 epidemic

first_imgStatewide—The Indiana Family and Social Services Administration, in partnership with the American Red Cross Indiana, announced today a series of trainings in Psychological First Aid for Hoosier health care and social services professionals. Psychological First Aid is an approach to helping people who have been exposed to a disaster or traumatic event, in this case the COVID-19 pandemic. Beginning next week, the Red Cross will offer two virtual, instructor-led for health care professionals, social services professionals and the like who may be able to help administer Psychological First Aid should they encounter Hoosiers experiencing distress or needing help coping.“Being a health care professional is a calling, and now is our time to rise to that calling,” said Jennifer Sullivan, M.D., M.P.H., FSSA secretary. “In this time of enhanced anxiety and uncertainty, we want to do all we can to equip health and wellness professionals with effective tools to support the mental well-being of Hoosiers. Psychological First Aid is a tried-and-true approach to reducing the emotional effects caused by traumatic events, so that Hoosiers have the best chance of maintaining normalcy.”The Red Cross and FSSA are making two opportunities available for professionals to participate in this virtual training. To register for one of the trainings, click the link on the preferred date below to register. Only the first 30 registrants will be accepted for each training session.Tuesday, March 24, 2020, 1 – 4 p.m. EDTTuesday, April 7, 2020, 1 – 4 p.m. EDT“We know that both medical and mental health providers are likely to encounter individuals who are experiencing various levels of emotional distress about the outbreak and its impact on them, their families and communities,” said Jay Chaudhary, director of the Indiana Division of Mental Health and Addiction. “Providers should know how best to acknowledge the uncertainty people feel about emerging diseases and help Hoosiers understand that there is an emotional component to potential health concerns. This Psychological First Aid training is designed to help in this effort.”DMHA also recommends that Hoosiers feeling distress or anxiety due to the pandemic call the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s Disaster Distress Helpline at 800-985-5990. This hotline provides live crisis counseling and is toll-free, multi-lingual and confidential. A text option is also available: Text “TalkWithUs” to 66746 to connect with a trained crisis counselor.last_img read more

USC football: Carroll: Recruit’s words got ‘twisted’

first_imgUSC coach Pete Carroll said Friday he is “not fazed” by a university investigation into whether NCAA rules were broken in the recruitment of star tailback Joe McKnight because “nothing happened so we won’t get penalized.” McKnight caused a controversy during his news conference to announce he signed with USC on Wednesday, when he suggested he picked the Trojans after he listened to a conversation between Carroll and former tailback Reggie Bush. McKnight followed up his initial comments and said they were mistaken. “The way he says what he said, his words might have been twisted,” Carroll said. “They never talked and never had a conference call or speakerphone conversation. Joe knows that. “I’m not worried about it one bit. There are phone records to show it never happened and if it comes down to it, they will find that out.” Under NCAA rules, former players are forbidden to speak to recruits because they are considered boosters or representatives of the university. USC’s compliance office is investigating the matter. Carroll said he considered setting up a conference call with Bush and McKnight during a home visit in Louisiana last week but was told by his staff such a conversation was against the rules. Instead, Carroll said he spoke to Bush. Before he signed, McKnight was concerned about possible NCAA penalties against USC involving allegations Bush received improper benefits from agents. Carroll said Friday he was looking for a tape of Mc- Knight’s news conference because he was concerned the tailback’s comments were “twisted.” center_img “When Joe was trying to get ahold of me, he wanted to know what was going on, so I talked to Reggie and asked for some details and got him up to date,” Carroll said. “That conversation with Bush (and McKnight) never existed. Reggie and everyone will tell you it didn’t happen.” Carroll said he blames Louisiana State fans for the controversy, because they are unhappy McKnight left the state and chose USC. “The LSU people are going crazy with it,” he said. “Everyone down there is raising a stink. There’s nothing to worry about. It absolutely did not happen.” Although the incident drew national attention Friday, even if a conversation took place, NCAA sources said it likely would be considered a secondary violation, which does not result in significant penalties. McKnight, who is from River Ridge, La., was rated the No. 1 tailback in the nation by Rivals.com. His commitment helped give the Trojans a recruiting class that was ranked the nation’s best by several national services. [email protected] (818) 713-3607 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more