Duchess Camilla’s Bugle Horn Brooch in The Rifles Portrait: Details

first_imgListen on Spotify to Get Tressed With Us to get the details of every hair love affair in Hollywood, from the hits and misses on the red carpet to your favorite celebrities’ street style ‘dos (and don’ts!) A brooch is commonly favored accessory by those of the British royal family, especially Queen Elizabeth II. The monarch has quite an impressive collection, including inherited pieces from Queen Victoria and Queen Mary as well as specially commissioned ones she was gifted over the years.But an all time favorite has to be the True Lover’s Knot, which the queen wore to Duchess Kate’s wedding back in 2011.- Advertisement – The Meaning Behind Duchess Camilla's Brooch in Her Newest PortraitDuchess Camilla. Courtesy of Clarence House/InstagramNow that’s a standout accessory. Duchess Camilla wore a meaningful brooch for her newest royal portrait.On Thursday, November 5, a portrait of the Duchess of Cornwall was unveiled to commemorate her role as Colonel-in-Chief of The Rifles. On her elegant green top, the 73-year-old royal wore a silver Bugle Horn brooch. This piece of jewelry, which was commissioned by The Rifles, represents the heritage of the regiment. In fact, every rifleman wears a silver bugle as their cap badge.- Advertisement – The photograph was taken last month at Clarence House after the Prince Philip transferred his role over to the duchess in July. However, on Wednesday, November 4, Duchess Camilla attended the 92nd Field of Remembrance at Westminster Abbey in her new role, wearing the same brooch on a dark green coat quite reminiscent of her portrait ensemble.In a message to the regiment, the Duchess said, “Riflemen, with the rest of our nation, I am profoundly in your debt for all that you do, especially during these troubled times. Continue to uphold those qualities of discipline, courage and sense of humour that my father spoke of and be proud of all that you represent.”She concluded, “Wherever you may be viewing this message, on operations in Afghanistan, deployed to Estonia, on exercise in the U.K. or indeed, enjoying some much-deserved leave, thank you from the bottom of my heart.”- Advertisement – – Advertisement –last_img read more

Derby manager Phillip Cocu self-isolating after CEO Stephen Pearce tests positive for coronavirus | Football News

first_imgpreview image Derby manager Phillip Cocu will not be in the dugout for his side’s match against Barnsley on Saturday after the club’s chief executive officer Stephen Pearce tested positive for coronavirus.Derby released a statement confirming Pearce has Covid-19 and after meetings with chairman Mel Morris and Cocu earlier on Thursday, all three will now self-isolate.- Advertisement – – Advertisement – “As a result of individual meetings with executive chairman Mel Morris CBE and manager Phillip Cocu over the course of today, they must also take part in a period of self-isolation, for 14-days, under UK Government and club protocol.“Derby’s first-team coaching staff will oversee Saturday’s Sky Bet Championship fixture at home to Barnsley in Cocu’s mandatory absence.”Assistant manager Chris van der Weerden is expected to lead the Rams alongside first-team coaches Twan Scheepers and Liam Rosenior. – Advertisement – “County can confirm that its chief executive officer, Stephen Pearce, has this evening (Thursday) tested positive for Covid-19 during a routine test,” said the statement.“Pearce is currently asymptomatic and, in line with UK Government and club protocol, will now self-isolate. Highlights of the Sky Bet Championship match between Derby and QPR 2:03 – Advertisement –last_img read more

Seymour Topping, Former Times Journalist With an Enviable View of History, Dies at 98

first_imgNationalist forces in the field had surrendered. Nanking would soon be taken. The war was over.Mr. Topping, in his memoir, recalled the parting: “As I mounted my horse, Wu came up beside me, put his hand on the saddle, and said gently, speaking in English to me for the first time, ‘I hope to see you again. Peaceful journey. Goodbye.’” In the morning, after the guns fell silent, a “deputy commissar” calling himself Wu came to the hut and returned Mr. Topping’s confiscated typewriter and camera. A military escort and horses were waiting to take him back, Wu told him.“You know, I came here to tell your side of the story,” Mr. Topping said.“You cannot help us,” Wu said softly.- Advertisement – He was born Seymour Topolsky in Manhattan on Dec. 11, 1921, to Russian immigrants, Joseph and Anna Seidman Topolsky. His mother had seen her mother slain in a Cossack pogrom in a Jewish village in Ukraine. His father, who left behind relatives who were killed in the Holocaust, Anglicized the surname.As a teenager, Seymour read Edgar Snow’s epic “Red Star Over China,” and dreamed of being a foreign correspondent. After graduating from Evander Childs High School in the Bronx in 1939, he attended the University of Missouri, whose journalism school was the nation’s oldest and had good contacts in China. – Advertisement – He earned a degree in 1943, and as a member of the Reserve Officers Training Corps was called into the wartime Army and became an infantry officer in the Philippines, where he was discharged in 1946. Through contacts in Manila, he was hired by the International News Service and, while lacking experience, eagerly accepted an assignment to northern China, covering a decades-old civil war that had resumed with full fury after World War II.By 1949, after covering Chiang’s defeat in Manchuria and joining The A.P., Mr. Topping was in Nanking as Communist forces advanced on the Nationalist capital. He went to the front, crossed a no man’s land and was taken prisoner by Communist guerrillas. He thus became the only Western reporter with Mao’s forces as the decisive battle loomed.The captive was marched for miles to a field headquarters on a battleground cratered by shell fire and strewn with bodies and the wreckage of American-made Nationalist vehicles. At gunpoint, he was put into a hut, where he lay all night listening to the artillery.- Advertisement – – Advertisement –last_img read more

Britain ranks flu pandemic among top threats

first_img The document is part of Prime Minister Gordon Brown’s overhaul of homeland security strategy, according to an Associated Press (AP) report. It said Brown ordered the drafting of a list of threats shortly after he replaced Tony Blair in June 2007, arguing that previously classified assessments should be made public. See also: Calling itself “a first attempt to inform the public more fully of the types of risks that we face,” the report invites readers to provide feedback for consideration in future updates. The report is described as “an assessment of the most significant emergencies which the United Kingdom and its citizens could face over the next five years,” including accidents, natural events, and malicious attacks. The National Risk Register, prepared by Britain’s Cabinet Office, depicts pandemic flu as the biggest threat in terms of potential impact on the country, well above such risks as terrorist attacks, coastal flooding, and major industrial accidents. It says a pandemic could infect as much as half of the British population and kill as many as 750,000. Noting that 228,000 Britons died in the flu pandemic of 1918-19, the document says that history, scientific evidence, and modeling suggest that up to half the UK population could contract the flu and between 50,000 and 750,000 people could die of it. Previous government assessments also have mentioned the possibility of 750,000 deaths, the AP story said. “Experts agree that there is a high probability of another influenza pandemic occurring, but it is impossible to forecast its exact timing or the precise nature of its impact,” the report states. Aug 8, 2008 (CIDRAP News) – A new report from the British government ranks pandemic influenza very high on the list of major security threats to the United Kingdom. The government also has “advanced supply agreements” to buy enough doses of pandemic-specific vaccine for the whole population, if needed, but delivery of the first doses would not start until 4 to 6 months after the emergence of the pandemic, according to the report. Full text of report “Normal life is likely to face wider social and economic disruption, significant threats to the continuity of essential services, lower production levels, shortages and distribution difficulties,” the document states. The document also discusses the threat of other new and emerging infectious diseases. It says the risk that a major new disease will arise in or spread to Britain is low. However, the emergence of a flu pandemic or other widespread infectious disease abroad could cause some of the 12 million British nationals living abroad to return home, which would have “a short term but significant impact” on the areas where they settle. The Register is intended to help people improve their own preparedness for the various threats. It lists further information resources, discusses business continuity planning, and offers suggestions for individual, family, or community-based preparations. The 52-page report portrays a pandemic as somewhat less likely than terrorist attacks on transport and crowded places but just slightly less likely than severe weather. The report does not suggest a numeric probability for any given event, but it portrays the comparative likelihood and impacts of various threats on a graph. Although the report does not rank threats in order of overall seriousness, a spokeswoman for the Cabinet Office said it does indicate that a pandemic is considered the most pressing concern, the AP reported. British Cabinet Office page with introductory information and links to the reporthttp://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/+/http://www.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/reports/national_risk_register.aspx Concerning preparations, it says the government has stockpiled enough oseltamivir (Tamiflu) to treat up to 25% of the population. “This should be sufficient to treat all those who fall ill in a pandemic of similar proportions to those that occurred in the 20th century,” it states.last_img read more

A promotional film for the promotion of free climbing in Istria was presented

first_imgOrganized by the Administrative Department for Tourism of the Istrian County and the Istrian Development Tourist Agency – IRTA doo, and in cooperation with the City of Buzet and the Tourist Board of the City of Buzet, a promotion of free climbing in Istria was held at the Ročki Dom kulture, ie a new promotional video.The aim of the promotional film is to promote Istria with an emphasis on the sports lifestyle of climbers and what attracts them when climbing outdoors. Outdoor and active tourism have a significant contribution to the increase in the number of overnight stays and arrivals in Buzet, especially in the pre- and post-season, said Mila Nežić from Buzet Tourist Board and added that in the area of ​​Buzet there are 11 climbing sites with over 500 routes. offers the possibility of year-round climbing.By the way, in the whole of Istria there are currently 25 arranged and marked climbing areas, which speaks enough about the potential as well as the seriousness of the entire destination in the development of outdoor tourism. “Destination development of Istra outdoor products began in 2014, first with mass and popular activities Istra bike and Istra trails (running / walking), and then started with the same concept of development Istra climbing, for which data were collected on this offer in Istria. “Pointed out Martin Čotar from the department for Bike & Outoor, which operates within IRTE, and added that the systematic destination management of outdoor products and offers is unique in Croatia, and in Istria is of great importance due to the development of alternative forms of tourism, which is supported by the diversity of such offers in Istria.”The realization of this video was primarily due to the promotion of free climbing in Istria, and how Istria would be presented from a completely new perspective. The Head also emphasized that the project was launched in accordance with the goals of the Administrative Department for Tourism arising from the Master Plan for Tourism Development of Istria until 2025, to encourage the development of the interior and other less developed areas of Istria, extension of the tourist season, development of selective forms of tourism , and a sustainable and responsible way of managing the resources of our region. In this way, the balanced development of Istria and the development of year-round tourism, the creation of new motives for coming to Istria, as well as other positive effects on Istrian tourism are enabled. ” pointed out the head of the Board for Tourism Nada Prodan Mrakovic.The product is visually and organizationally harmonized with the Istra outdoor concept and the entire offer can be found on the web portal www.istria.climbing.com which is directly installed in the roof portal www.istria-outdoor.com. Rounded and great tourist story.The Giants from level52 on Vimeo.<br />
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The EBRD has invested 70m euros in D-Marin marinas operating in Croatia, Greece and Turkey

first_imgAs part of the largest investment in the tourism sector in its history, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has signed an agreement to purchase approximately 25 percent of the shares, becoming a shareholder in D Marinas BV, a holding company currently operating a network of 10 marinas in Croatia. Greece and Turkey, which operate under the D-Marin brand. The EBRD’s 70m-euro investment will finance the company’s development plans, including marina management development, future acquisitions and deleveraging.D Marinas BV is the largest and only international chain of marinas in the eastern Mediterranean, and in Croatia they are present in Šibenik, which manages more than 8000 berths. The owner of the company is Doğuş Holding AS, one of the leading business groups in Turkey and a long-term partner of the EBRD, while the expansion of the business will enable the development of tourism at the local level, further growth and job creation, the Dogus Group reports.”With this investment, the EBRD confirms its long-term commitment to supporting the development of the Croatian economy. Tourism is one of the most powerful generators of growth in these countries, so we expect this investment to open up new opportunities for local entrepreneurs and create new jobs. The beginning of the tourist season is the right time to sign an agreement on such an important investment, by which the EBRD provides much-needed capital to continue development.” said Jurgen Rigterink, EBRD Vice President.The project also includes the use of technical resources from the EBRD’s Special Shareholders’ Fund, which are intended to finance educational programs aimed at opening new opportunities for part-time education, especially for young people and women. The investment was realized within the new EBRD Inclusive Tourism Program for the Eastern Mediterranean, which aims to support the growth and development of tourism at the local level through investments in hotels and tourism companies.The EBRD signed its first project in Croatia in 1994 and has since invested more than 3,6 billion euros in 198 projects. The bank’s activities cover all areas of the economy, but are particularly strong in the areas of infrastructure, entrepreneurship, financial institutions and energy. The EBRD is also involved in dialogue on economic policy measures, capital market development and regulatory reform.D-Marin operates 10 marinas in Croatia, Greece and Turkey, making it one of the largest international chains in the Eastern Mediterranean. D-Marin employs a total of 502 employees, of which 155 in Croatia. “The cooperation between the company D-Marin and the EBRD started in 2013 on the project for the development of the marina D-Marin Dalmacija and since then it has successfully continued to the mutual satisfaction. We have also collaborated on projects related to socially responsible business in the form of education of Croatian students who see their future career in this segment. Meanwhile, D-Marin has become a strong brand in nautical tourism and one of the leading marine management companies in the world. Today’s signing is therefore extremely important for D-Marin, and therefore for Croatia. I thank the EBRD for its trust. ”  said Burak Baykan, CEO of D-Marin.Photo: Ferit F. Şahenk and Jürgen RigterinkFerit F. henahenk, CEO of Doğuş Group, said that this partnership especially confirms the efforts and successes of Turkey in its intention to become a world-famous brand, and added: “We are proud that the long-term strategy of the Doğuş Group to invest in tourism, especially in marinas, has been recognized by such an important institution as the EBRD. The success of D-Marin, especially in the eastern Mediterranean, where the tourist potential is constantly growing, is confirmed by this agreement and according to our strategy we continue to further expand our business in this region. I hope that we will continue to seek new valuable investments together with the EBRD in Turkey and in the Mediterranean area. This agreement is also a proof of the great progress that the Turkish business community has made in recent years around the world. I believe that our partnership will be a positive contribution to the EBRD, Doğuş Group and all countries in which we are active in business. ” concluded Sahenk.last_img read more

The system of renting electric bicycles in Pazin was presented

first_imgSanja Kantaruti, director of the Tourist Board of Central Istria, stated that the Tourist Board of Central Istria, by the decision of the Tourist Board, financed the purchase of three of the four electric bicycles that will be available to citizens and visitors to Pazin. In addition to the rental system, the service station also contains a separate charger for visitors’ private bicycles, which is compatible with other charging stations located in the area of ​​(central) Istria. E-bike filling stations in the surrounding towns were centrally financed by the Tourist Board of the Istrian County and local self-government units with the aim of further development and better positioning of Istria as a cycling destination. The Pazin station will complete the existing network and thus provide a complete system so that users can easily visit various locations in central Istria using electric bicycles. The map of bicycle paths in the area of ​​central Istria, which was made as part of a project co-financed from EU funds under the leadership of the Central Istria LAG, also contributes to this. The map of the trails has marked and main attractions for visitors, from cultural and natural sights to catering and accommodation facilities. Information on cycling tours, e-bike stops and filling stations from all over central Istria, natural and cultural attractions and heritage of this area and gastronomic and other offer that central Istria offers will contribute to better circulation of visitors, more developed area and higher tourist consumption, ie general development. Entrepreneurship and Hospitality in Tourism ” Kantaruti pointed out. The system includes an energy-independent system of public rental of electric bicycles to customers (e-bike share) with the addition of the service of a small bicycle service station (bike point) and information stations for all cyclists and other visitors.  The use of the system is fully automated, so the use and billing will be carried out by scanning the QR code and card payment via smartphones and / or pylons installed at the station. The system is equipped with four MTB bikes, and the rental will take place this year from August to the end of October. The rental system will be available every day from 6 am to 20 pm, while rented bicycles will be able to return to the system 24 hours a day. Three tariffs for bicycle rental have been introduced: 1 hour HRK 20,00, half-day (7 hours) HRK 120,00 and all-day rental (14 hours) HRK 200,00. System services – rental, charging and repair of electric bicycles in the city center The system also has a small service station in its rear part, equipped with a bicycle stand, a tool for minor repairs and a separate charger. The service station will be available, free of charge, to private owners of mechanical and electric bicycles. Electric bicycles have an autonomy of 40 to 70 kilometers, depending on the type of ride and terrain.  E bike share / point in Pazin is the first public e-bike rental system in Istria set up outside the system of coastal tourist centers.center_img Active tourism is one of the main tourist products of the area of ​​Central Istria and the landscape and terrain of the interior is optimal for the development of cycling tourism and accompanying facilities. “Pazin bike” is the name of a new system for renting and repairing electric bicycles set up by the City of Pazin in the center of Pazin, which is available to citizens and tourists of Pazin from today. The development of Istria as a destination for cycling and general active (outdoor) tourism is a clear priority of development in the current and future period, and a new system that represents an additional tourist offer in Pazin, but at the same time promotes green technologies presented. Photo: Central Istria Tourist Boardlast_img read more

The Irish tourism industry is demanding a reduction in VAT from the new government

first_imgThe association said that the state invests 186 million euros a year in tourism, and that revenues from direct taxes related to tourism are around 2,1 billion euros. They are thus calling on the new government to commit to an immediate increase in investment of 20m euros. “There is no better sector to invest in to ensure balanced regional development.” In its annual report, published last month, the association states that the Irish tourism economy has recorded its first decline in eight years. “Tourism is still the largest domestic industry, as well as the largest regional employer, but Brexit, rising VAT and increased operating costs have made trade conditions difficult for 20 tourism and hospitality companies in the country.”, Said the president of the association Ruth Andrews. “Furthermore, the fund for ‘Brexit without a deal’ should be released now that it would mitigate the negative impact on Irish tourism”, It was concluded in the manifesto. Experts from the Irish tourism industry said growth of 65 per cent could be expected if the incoming government returns the tax rate to 9 per cent. The Irish Tourism Association, which is made up of tourism companies and stakeholders, issued its election manifesto and said Brexit, weakening demand and rising operating costs led to a 1 per cent drop in revenue in 2019. Irish Examiner. In addition to the reduction of income tax, the association announced that insurance costs must be resolved. “The Judicial Council must be established without delay, as new guidelines for the amount of damages and greater transparency in the ways of collecting premiums”, It is stated in the manifesto. They also believe that flight taxes should not be refunded to support air access to Ireland. Source / photo: Irish Examiner; Pixabaylast_img read more