A common ticket to Lika includes 8 attractions in Lika

first_imgZajedničku ulaznicu destinacije Lika moguće je kupiti u Nacionalnom parku Plitvička jezera ili online na stranici Nacionalnog parka Plitvička jezera.  Cijena ulaznice je 350 kn za odrasle i 250 kn za djecu od 7 do 18 godina, što je ušteda od gotovo 50% jer kad bi se karte kupovale pojedinačno iznosile bi 630 kn.  In the destination Lika there are 3 of 8 national parks in Croatia, Velebit Nature Park as the largest protected natural area in Croatia, the only cave park in the world and the birthplace of one of the world’s most famous geniuses – Nikola Tesla. That is why the Lika Destination Cluster is working on branding the entire destination as a region of protected natural areas, which is also one of the goals of forming a joint ticket for the Lika destination.  National park Plitvice LakesNorthern Velebit National ParkPaklenica National ParkVelebit Nature ParkBarać’s cavesGrabovača Cave ParkCroatian Center for Indigenous Fish and Crustacean Species of Karst Waters Otočac andNikola Tesla Memorial Center Smiljan Taking into account the fact that Plitvice Lakes National Park is annually visited by 10% of all tourists visiting the Republic of Croatia, the goal is for this large number of tourists to discover other, lesser known, but also attractive natural beauties of Lika, in order to prolong the stay and increase tourist consumption. By purchasing a joint ticket for the destination Lika, one ticket at a unique price enables entry into as many as eight protected natural areas. The joint ticket of the destination Lika was formed in cooperation with the Cluster Lika Destination and attractions which includes: Tako će posjetitelji uz kupljenju kartu za Nacionalni park Plitvička jezera dobiti i vaučere za besplatan ulazak na osam zaštićenih područja “Lika destinacije”, čime će posjetitelji umjesto 630 kuna za sve ulaznice imati trošak od 350 kuna. Motivirani dosadašnjim uspjehom Klaster Lika Destination i zaštićena prirodna područja u destinaciji Lika i ove  sezone formiraju zajedničku ulaznicu destinacije Lika s ciljem poticanja duljeg zadržavanja turista u destinaciji te brendiranja destinacije Lika kao destinacije zaštićenih prirodnih područja.  Purchased vouchers can be used until September 30 this year. Find out more HERElast_img read more

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BLOG: Capital BlueCross Announces Donation to Equip Police with Naloxone (ROUND-UP)

first_img December 15, 2015 BLOG: Capital BlueCross Announces Donation to Equip Police with Naloxone (ROUND-UP) By: Sophie Stone, Deputy Press Secretary Government That Works,  Round-Up,  Substance Use Disorder,  The Blog Yesterday, Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs Secretary Gary Tennis and Pennsylvania Physician General Dr. Rachel Levine stood with Capital BlueCross officials as they announced their latest action in battling the heroin crisis in Pennsylvania. Capital BlueCross has donated $100,000 to further equip police across Pennsylvania with naloxone, a lifesaving opioid overdose reversal drug. Police have reversed more than 500 overdoses over the past year.The donation will be distributed by the Pennsylvania District Attorneys Association in Capital BlueCross’ 21-county service area.The Wolf administration is leading efforts to fight the heroin and opioid addiction and overdose epidemic. The 2015-16 budget includes a $9 million initiative to combat the heroin epidemic. Earlier this month, Department of General Services Secretary Curt Topper announced that Pennsylvania Capitol Police are now trained to administer and will carry naloxone. In October, Pennsylvania’s Physician General Dr. Rachel Levine signed a statewide standing order for naloxone, making it possible for all Pennsylvanians to access the life-saving drug. The Wolf Administration announced in April that the Pennsylvania State Police would carry naloxone, so that those troopers who are first on the scene of an overdose can have another tool on-hand during these emergencies.Check out some of the coverage of yesterday’s announcement:LNP: Capital BlueCross contributes $100,000 to get heroin antidote naloxone to police.“Capital BlueCross said Monday it is giving $100,000 to police departments in 21 Pennsylvania counties including Lancaster so they can purchase the heroin antidote naloxone. The announcement was praised by state health officials, who say the state is battling the worst epidemic of drug overdoses and deaths it has ever seen. ‘With this money, we have the potential to help not only hundreds of people with the disease of addiction, but the thousands of family members and friends whose lives are also affected,’ said Gary Tennis, secretary of the Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs.” [LNP, 12/15/15]Harrisburg Patriot-News: Midstate insurer provides another dose of heroin overdose life-saver.“Capital BlueCross said Monday it will spend another $100,000 to put naloxone into police cars in its 21-county service area that includes the midstate… State officials recently said that as of late November, police officers had used naloxone to save 453 overdose victims… State Secretary of Drug and Alcohol Programs Gary Tennis said, ‘For the second time, [Capital has] stepped forward as a leader in fighting the worst overdose death epidemic this state has ever seen … With this money, we have the potential to help not only hundreds of people with the disease of addiction, but the thousands of family members and friends whose lives are also affected.’” [Harrisburg Patriot-News, 12/14/15]WITF: Health insurer donates $100K for life-saving drug for overdoses.“Capital BlueCross is donating $100,000 to equip police officers with a life-saving drug. The contribution comes less than a year after it first offered $50,000 to departments to purchase naloxone, and just as Pennsylvania’s heroin death toll is expected to top last year’s high. That’s despite more than 500 life-saving uses of naloxone, which reverses a heroin or other opioid overdose in a matter of minutes. Capital BlueCross’s donation will pay for 1,000 naloxone kits, which many police departments now carry.” [WITF, 12/14/15]York Daily Record: BlueCross donates $100k for Naloxone.“Central Pennsylvania insurance company Capital BlueCross has donated another $100,000 to supply Pennsylvania police with the medication that reverses heroin overdoses… ‘What it effectively does is, at $100 a kit, you’re talking about saving 1,000 lives of Pennsylvanians,’ [York County District Attorney Tom] Kearney said. ‘And that is just incredible.’ Gary Tennis, secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs, said, ‘On behalf of all the people whose lives will be saved by this generous donation, I thank Capital BlueCross.’” [York Daily Record, 12/14/15]ABC27: Capital BlueCross donates $100K for heroin antidote.“Capital BlueCross is donating $100,000 to get a heroin antidote to police departments in central Pennsylvania. The donation will pay for 1,000 naloxone kits, which cost about $100 each. Naloxone, also known as Narcan, can reverse the effects of a heroin overdose. Pennsylvania police departments have reversed 522 overdoses since they began carrying naloxone this year.” [ABC27, 12/14/15]center_img See Secretary Gary Tennis’ blog about Continuing Pennsylvania’s Fight Against Heroin.Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolf SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

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A bird’s eye view from Birdwood

first_imgWhen you hit the wall, stop swimming.The home is listed for sale without a price guide.Follow Kieran Clair on Twitter at @kieranclair Thankfully, you can’t escape the view.There’s even a cantilever infinity edge pool which will make your dip a little more thrill seeking. More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this homeless than 1 hour agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investorless than 1 hour agoThe home has a spectacular finishThe home offers a four-bedroom, two-level contemporary design nestled between the trees surrounding its 1300sq m sloping site. There are architectural features throughout.Features include Miele appliances, timber joinery, waterfall island bench and ducted airconditioning. This Toowong home offers a bird’s-eye view across the treetopsIF you’d like to get high above Brisbane and enjoy it’s surrounds, this ridge top western-suburbs home should be on your radar. 372 Birdwood Terrace, Toowong is all about the elevation, with a view that runs across the treetops through to the CBD skyline.last_img read more

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Wenger fumes over gruelling schedule

first_imgLondon, United Kingdom | AFP | Arsene Wenger has criticised the gruelling schedule that forces Arsenal to play three games in the space of just seven days.Wenger’s side eased to a 2-0 win over West Bromwich Albion in the Premier League on Monday thanks to Alexandre Lacazette’s brace at the Emirates Stadium in London.But Wenger and his players had little time to reflect on that success before they board a flight to Belarus for Thursday’s Europa League clash with Bate Borisov.Once that draining trip is out of the way, Arsenal have been given only 48 hours to recover before they are due to host Brighton in another important Premier League fixture early on Sunday afternoon.Wenger is frustrated by the way the Premier League fixture planners give in to the demands of television broadcasters without considering the effect it has on players.Asked if he would field a weaker team against Borisov in Europe’s second-tier tournament, Wenger said: “I have a decision to make. At the moment I would say the schedule for us is a bit cruel.“We play Monday night, we play in Borisov on Thursday, and we play Sunday morning.“We have to accept it, but I will go with a team of senior players and certainly a young bench. “There’s no need to talk to the Premier League because it is television who decides.“For the team selection it has an impact.”In the midst of such a busy week, Wenger was relieved to see off obdurate Albion, who could have taken the lead but had an early penalty appeal not given before Lacazette opened the scoring with a 20th-minute header.Lacazette doubled Arsenal’s lead with a second-half penalty awarded for Allan Nyom’s foul on Aaron Ramsey.With four goals since his close-season move from Lyon, the France striker is starting to repay his hefty price tag.“He’s not only a goal scorer, his link up play is good, he fights as well,” Wenger said.“He’s not fazed by the physical challenges West Brom gave us. Overall he adapts very well.”Share on: WhatsApp Pages: 1 2last_img read more

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Cover 2: Even Sherman and Rice can’t help Stanford

first_imgFormer U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, center watches play between Dayton and Stanford during the first half in a regional semifinal game at the NCAA college basketball tournament, Thursday, March 27, 2014, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)Welcome back to BracketRacket, the one-stop shopping place for all offbeat NCAA tournament needs. In today’s edition, we plumb Richard Sherman’s psyche, debunk Peyton Manning’s talismanic quality, examine Mitch McConnell’s phobia and go channel-surfing with John Calipari. Without further ado:___CELEBRITY ALUM(S) OF THE DAYStanford was getting sliced-and-diced again as the second half began, right in front of his eyes. Somebody had to step in.“They need a lockdown defender,” a member of the CBS broadcast crew said.Conveniently, one happened to be sitting nearby. Two if you count Condoleezza Rice.Richard Sherman’s seat at the South Regional in Memphis was a row in front of hers (from Twitter: http://bit.ly/OZBii9 ). But then he got his tickets from Tim Tebow (same agent.).Rice has been a fellow, a professor and the provost at Stanford, and U.S. Secretary of State, but apparently she doesn’t have as much pull. Either way, and other than Dayton clocking the old alma mater 82-72, they appeared to be having a grand time.You might recall that Sherman, who plays cornerback for the Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks, made sideline reporting hazardous duty for a few minutes a few months ago (via YouTube.com: http://bit.ly/1g5GN4H ).But Thursday night, he was his off-the-field self, which is to say both engaging and chilled when AP freelancer Clay Bailey asked whether it was tough watching his team get beat without jumping in.“Not when it’s not your sport,” Sherman replied coolly. “It’s easier to watch when it’s not your sport.”That explains a lot.___CELEBRITY ALUM OF TOMORROW?Meanwhile, the last guy who crossed Richard Sherman’s path in his sport probably regrets it still.That would be his opponent in the Super Bowl nearly two months ago, Denver Broncos quarterback and Tennessee alum Peyton Manning.Manning’s Vols face Michigan on Friday at Lucas Oil Stadium — aka “The House That Peyton Built,” by turning the once-sorry Indianapolis Colts franchise into a powerhouse before he left town in late 2011. Even if he doesn’t put in an appearance during the game, someone asked Tennessee coach Cuonzo Martin whether some of the old Manning magic might rub off on his team.“I hope so,” Martin said. “He’s texted me several times wishing us good luck.”Decide for yourself whether that’s a good thing. There’s the recent Super Bowl loss, then there’s the time Manning turned up at the women’s Final Four at Indy in 2005, when Pat Summitt’s Lady Vols lost to Michigan State. And just last October, the Colts spoiled Manning’s “homecoming” and ended Denver’s quest for an unbeaten season with a 39-33 win.The Vols will understand if he has a previous commitment to honor — somewhere else.___TODAY IN KENTUCKY BASKETBALLFor a guy with two teams still in it, Mitch McConnell probably can’t wait for the tourney to end. It’s been one headache after another.The senate minority leader was raised in Louisville, got his B.A. there, and by most accounts is a rabid Cardinals fan. But he got his law degree from Kentucky.AP’s intrepid congressional reporter, Donna Cassata, tried to get him on the record last year about which team he backs. She looked on helplessly Tuesday as McConnell — who was in the middle of a back-and-forth with reporters about the Ukraine — sidestepped the question yet again, ahead of Friday night’s Louisville-Kentucky clash at the Sweet 16 in Indianapolis.“You know, I didn’t get this far in my line of work by answering questions like that,” he said to laughs. “That is the hottest issue in our state.”McConnell briefly distracted the gathering by citing an article he’d read that when “college basketball is on, there are more eyeballs watching college basketball in the Louisville, Kentucky, media market than any other media market in the country. So it is a passion in our state.”OK, we get it.So who you got?“My law school classmate, the governor, has refused to take a position on this important game,” McConnell finally said, “and I think he’s got it right.”By recent standards, that was practically a command performance. The other question McConnell has been ducking lately is how a clip of Duke basketball players celebrating their 2010 national championship wound up in a campaign video that hit all the state’s other touchstones: horse racing, bluegrass, guns and American flags.The images of the team in white and blue reveling as confetti rains down was on for no more than a split-second. Even so, a few of those “eyeballs” saw it and nearly popped out of their passionate owners’ heads. McConnell’s campaign blamed the mistake on the vendor. Might it have been pressure instead?The incumbent Republican is up for re-election in November, likely against Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes. If nothing else, she was a lot more candid about her bracket. She picked Wichita State to beat Kentucky (didn’t happen) and Florida to beat defending champ Louisville in the title game.Not saying McConnell’s campaign shouldn’t be nervous.But at the moment, Grimes seems more focused on winning her office pool than the senate seat.___SEE NO EVIL — AND ANYWAY, THE ADULT CHANNELS HAVE BEEN BLOCKEDWaiting around to play a basketball game can be tough on the nerves. With so many of his highly regarded freshmen finally fulfilling their promise, Kentucky coach John Calipari is worried more about egos.At Thursday’s news conference, he repeated the instructions he gave his young Wildcats when they were finished with practice and under lockdown (presumably) in their hotel rooms. He’d rather they stare at blank walls and then hear about how good they’ve become.“Don’t watch any TV,” Calipari began. “Watch the History Channel, watch Biography, watch the military channel, watch movies and don’t read anything, don’t look at anything.”He better hope his players aren’t nearly as sharp as some his fans (see above). Because the way March Madness is settling in, UK basketball will probably make a cameo on all those channels and more.We suggest Animal Planet’s “River Monsters”, which was the go-to show for UConn star Shabazz Napier last year when he wanted to avoid any mention of the tournament. OK, so UConn was barred from last year’s NCAAs because of academic sanctions, but they weren’t going to get mentioned, anyway. Not only that; it’s all fishing all the time.“I love fishing,” said Napier, whose Huskies face Iowa State on Friday night in New York. “And I could get the smallest fish, but I think it’s the biggest fish ever.”Quit bragging.___STAT OF THE DAYIn honor of the bluegrass state, STATS offers handicappers this tip: Based on the experience level of the teams, each of Friday’s four regional semifinals is a potential mismatch. Looking at total tournament man-games on each team’s roster entering 2014, the matchups break down this way: Michigan State (49 man-games) vs. Virginia (three); Louisville (53) against Kentucky (nine); Michigan (47) battling Tennessee (five) and Connecticut (23) vs. Iowa State (nine).And they’re off!___QUOTE OF THE DAY“People grieve for a year after the game. People celebrate for a year after the game. I’ve tried to not make it bigger than it is. But it doesn’t work.” — Calipari on the Louisville-Kentucky rivalry.___THURSDAY’S RESULTSRegional SemifinalsSouth RegionalAt Memphis, Tenn.Dayton 82, Stanford 72Florida 79, UCLA 68West RegionalAt Anaheim, Calif.Wisconsin 69, Baylor 52Arizona 70, San Diego State 64FRIDAY’S GAMESRegional SemifinalsEast RegionalAt New YorkUConn (28-8) vs. Iowa State (28-7)Michigan State (28-8) vs. Virginia (30-6)Midwest RegionalAt IndianapolisKentucky (26-10) vs. Louisville (31-5)Michigan (27-8) vs. Tennessee (24-12)last_img read more

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New biography looks at Michael Jordan, NBA’s only Black team owner

first_imgCharlotte Bobcats owner Michael Jordan looks up at the scoreboard during the first half in Game 3 of an opening-round NBA basketball playoff series against the Miami Heat in Charlotte, N.C., Saturday, April 26, 2014. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)(NNPA)–It is old news that Michael Jordan once considered himself a racist, but the revelation has taken on new life in light of a new biography of the basketball legend amid the public pillorying of Clippers owner Donald Sterling.In the just-published Michael Jordan: The Life, author Roland Lazenby presented what he calls “the first truly definitive study of Jordan: the player, the icon, and the man.”As part of that study, Lazenby offers a look inside Jordan’s upbringing in Wilmington, N.C., during a time when Jim Crow was king and the Ku Klux Klan its chief henchman.Lazenby said his research revealed just how powerful the Klan’s hold once was in that state. “North Carolina was a state that had more Klan members than the rest of the Southern states combined,” the American sportswriter told Sports Illustrated in a May 7 article.“As I started looking at newspapers back in this era when I was putting together Dawson Jordan’s [Michael’s great-grandfather’s] life, the Klan was like a chamber of commerce. It bought the uniforms for ball teams, it put Bibles in all the schools. It may well have ended up being a chamber of commerce if not for all the violence it was perpetrating, too.”North Carolina’s atmosphere of unrelenting racism took a mental toll on African Americans, too, he found. For Jordan the situation crystallized when he saw the critically-acclaimed television miniseries “Roots.”“It was hundreds of years of pain that they put us through, and for the first time, I saw it from watching ‘Roots,’” Jordan said in a May 1992 interview with Playboy magazine. “I was very ignorant about it initially, but I really opened my eyes about my ancestors and the things that they had to deal with.”Jordan was 15 at the time and also had his first personal brush with racism. “I threw a soda at a girl for calling me a nigger,” he said. “It was a very tough year. I was really rebelling. I considered myself a racist at that time. Basically, I was against all White people.”It took a year for Jordan to surmount his bitter outlook, and it was his parents who helped him overcome it, his biographer said.“It would be very easy to hate people for the rest of your life, and some people have done that,” he recalled of their advice. “You’ve got to deal with what’s happening now and try to make things better.”For many North Carolina Blacks, making things better meant achieving economic success, which informed Jordan’s athletic and entrepreneurial achievements, Lazenby said. For that reason, Jordan’s is a “Black power story,” he argued.“As I researched, the whole thing began to take form in my mind that we really don’t think of Michael Jordan that way. He’s been lampooned a lot because he was so great as a player that no matter what he did people were going to be disappointed in him,” Lazenby said. “…It’s an economic story. It’s a Black power story. It doesn’t come from politics or protests, it comes right off the Coastal Plain of North Carolina and out of the African-American experience.”While Jordan historically takes a back seat on issues of race, the Charlotte Bobcats owner recently waded into the public debate over the racist remarks made by his fellow franchise owner, Donald Sterling.“There is no room in the NBA – or anywhere else – for the kind of racism and hatred that Mr. Sterling allegedly expressed,” the five-time NBA MVP said in a statement. “I am appalled that this type of ignorance still exists within our country and at the highest levels of our sport. In a league where the majority of players are African-American, we cannot and must not tolerate discrimination at any level.”He later lauded NBA Commissioner Adam Silver’s decision to ban Sterling for life.“I applaud NBA Commissioner Adam Silver’s swift and decisive response today. He sent a powerful message that there can be zero tolerance for racism and hatred in the NBA,” Jordan said. “I’m confident that the league, our players and our fans will move on from this stronger and more unified.”Special to the AFROlast_img read more

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Family woes keep Miller in California

first_imgWASHINGTON – Rep. Gary Miller, R-Diamond Bar, has not returned to Washington since announcing last month that his 33-year-old daughter had died unexpectedly. While colleagues said they don’t expect Miller to return to Congress until next year, an aide Thursday said the congressman has not yet made any schedule decisions. For now, Miller is remaining in California and declining media requests, said his spokesman Scott Toussaint. “He is still taking time with his family at this point. He appreciates that so many people have kept him in their thoughts,” Toussaint said. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhicker: Clemson demonstrates that it’s tough to knock out the champMiller announced Nov. 25 that his daughter, Elizabeth Miller of Atlanta, had died. He has not disclosed the cause of death. His daughter’s death came just days after Miller’s grandchildren were taken from California by their mother, Jennifer DeJongh. She and Miller’s son, Brian Miller, have been involved in a custody dispute involving the children. Toussaint said there has been no word on the whereabouts of the children. [email protected] 202-662-8731last_img read more

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Calls for pressure to remain on Moville Community College project

first_imgFianna Fáil TD for Donegal, Charlie McConalogue says he will continue to keep pressure on the Department of Education to ensure works at Moville Community College are progressed as speedily as possible.The Donegal TD raised the matter in Dáil Éireann through a Parliamentary Question and was told by the Minister for Education and Skills, Joe McHugh TD, that he was conscious of this project and the efforts of the local community to help progress it.In reply to Deputy McConalgue’s query, the Minister said the provision of a standalone extension project for the school has been devolved for delivery to Donegal Education and Training Board (DETB) and a new architect has been recently appointed. The Minister added that the new architect has recently provided a revised Stage 2A submission, intended to address a number of issues with the initial design and provide for improved new building layouts.Deputy McConalgue was told that Department officials are currently reviewing this submission and are also reviewing recommendations of a report recently provided to the Department, following surveys to investigate issues with the school’s main existing building.While the Minister has said that his Department will respond to Donegal Education and Training Board shortly, Deputy McConalogue has pledged to ensure the matter is kept high on the agenda.He said: “In response to my query, the Minister has informed me his Department officials have a number of documents to review and says they will work closely with DETB to ensure all oustanding issues are resolved. “I will also be closely monitoring the situation to make sure this happens and will keep pressure on the Department to ensure everything can be quickly put in order to allow for the submission of a planning application shortly,” Deputy McConalogue concluded.Calls for pressure to remain on Moville Community College project was last modified: October 24th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Latest speculation over Phillips and Gray, Blues tipped to sign Kenedy

first_imgA round-up of the latest transfer speculation involving QPR, Chelsea and Brentford…Midlands newspaper the Express & Star reports that West Brom have warned QPR they will not pay £10m for Matty Phillips and are ready to look elsewhere. West London Sport revealed on Sunday that Rangers had rejected a bid from Albion for the 24-year-old winger.The Express & Star later reported that Albion were moving closer to a deal and believed a compromise could be reached over a fee.Fans on Twitter react to QPR rejecting Phillips bidBut now it is being reported that Rangers have dug their heels in and that Baggies boss Tony Pulis has told them he will end his interest in Phillips if they refuse to budge.Kenedy is set complete a move from Fluminense to Chelsea this week, Brazilian media have reported.The Daily Mirror say Chelsea were interested in Pedro but that the Spain winger has decided to stay at Barcelona.Meanwhile, Hull City, who have been linked with Andre Gray, reportedly need to offload players before they can move for the Brentford striker.The Hull Daily Mail say the Tigers are being inhibited by a struggle to sell strikers Nikica Jelavic, Dame N’Doye and Abel Hernandez.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

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Skills project to ‘honour Anene Booysen’

first_img19 April 2013 A R10-million skills development and job-creation investment in construction-related programme will be launched by Higher Education and Training Minister Blade Nzimande to honour Anene Booysen and benefit the Bredasdorp community. The 17-year-old teenager and her small Overberg town of Bredasdorp in the Western Cape, came under intense national and international media spotlight in February following her brutal gang-rape, mutilation and murder. Nzimande – through the Construction Sector Education and Training Authority (Seta) and in partnership with the Cape Agulhas Local Municipality – will launch the project on Saturday with the intention of benefiting locals in various training including apprenticeships, learnerships and Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) programmes. Nzimande said the impact of the training, particularly of the largely unemployed youth, will be positive and make a difference in the impoverished rural town near the southern-most tip of the African continent in the Western Cape Province.‘Long-term, sustainable benefits’ “In addition to about 700 learners receiving different training programmes, each trainee will also receive a monthly stipend of about R1 500, which will help in alleviating the socio-economic conditions of the community in the short term while the skills they will receive will lead to longer-term more sustainable benefits,” he said. The training will last for a minimum of nine months and a maximum of 12 months depending on field of training, with a stipend of R1 500 per month per learner who will receive short skills programmes, learnerships and apprenticeships. “Because we recognise that in our communities there are quite a number of informally trained and skilled artisans, this investment will also include an RPL process so that these artisanal skills can be formally recognised and certified,” he said. “This is very exciting as our economy needs artisans now more than ever.’ The short skills programmes will include electrical construction, health and safety and solar geyser installation, while learnerships will be in community house building and road construction. There will also be apprenticeships offered in carpentry, plumbing and electrical construction. About 250 learners will be taken through a construction RPL process. Source: SANews.gov.zalast_img read more

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