Green Mountain Coffee Roasters to make Dunkin’ Donuts coffee available in K-Cups

first_imgGreen Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc. (GMCR) (NASDAQ: GMCR), a leader in specialty coffee and coffee makers, and Dunkin’ Donuts, a market leader in the hot regular, flavored and iced coffee categories, today announced a promotion, manufacturing and distribution agreement that will make Dunkin’ Donuts coffee available in single-serve K-Cup portion packs for use with Keurig® Single-Cup Brewers. Financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed.‘GMCR’s agreement with Dunkin’ Donuts is part of our strategy of aligning with the strongest coffee brands to support a range of consumer choice and taste profiles in our innovative Keurig Single-Cup Brewing system’Beginning this summer, Dunkin’ Donuts will offer 14-count boxes of authentic Dunkin’ Donuts coffee in single-serve K-Cup portion packs exclusively at participating Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants in the U.S. and Canada. GMCR will exclusively package the new Dunkin’® K-Cup portion packs using coffee sourced and roasted to Dunkin’ Donuts’ exacting specifications. Dunkin’ K-Cup portion packs will be available in five popular Dunkin’ Donuts flavors, including Original Blend, Dunkin’ Decaf, French Vanilla, Hazelnut and Dunkin’ Dark®. In addition, participating Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants will, on occasion, offer Keurig Single-Cup Brewers for sale.‘GMCR’s agreement with Dunkin’ Donuts is part of our strategy of aligning with the strongest coffee brands to support a range of consumer choice and taste profiles in our innovative Keurig Single-Cup Brewing system,’ stated Lawrence J. Blanford, GMCR President and CEO. “Dunkin’ Donuts has top quality coffee, an extremely loyal customer base and impactful advertising programs. Combine those assets with consumers’ enthusiastic response to Keurig’s Single-Cup Brewing technology and we believe this alliance represents a truly exciting opportunity for both companies, with the potential to strengthen Keurig brewer adoption by consumers in one of the fastest-growing categories of the coffee industry.’”We believe customers will be delighted to learn that ‘America’s Favorite Coffee’ will soon be able to be prepared in America’s fastest-growing single-cup brewing system,’ said Nigel Travis, Dunkin’ Brands CEO and Dunkin’ Donuts President. ‘By introducing Dunkin’ K-Cup portion packs and making them available exclusively in our restaurants, we are giving more people more occasions to enjoy Dunkin’ Donuts coffee and more ways to enjoy using their Keurig Single-Cup Brewing Systems. We believe this alliance of two brand leaders means incremental sales for GMCR, for Dunkin’ Donuts and for our Dunkin’ Donuts franchisees.’According to The NPD Group / CREST®, Dunkin’ Donuts serves the most hot traditional and iced coffee in America,* selling more than one billion cups of hot and iced coffee every year. Dunkin’ Donuts uses 100% Arabica coffee beans, and the company’s coffee specifications are recognized by the industry as a superior grade of coffee. Dunkin’ Donuts was recently ranked number one in customer loyalty in the coffee category for the fifth consecutive year by the 2010 Brand Keys Customer Loyalty Engagement Index. Additionally in 2010, Dunkin’ Donuts opened more net new locations globally than any other quick-service (QSR) brand.GMCR’s Keurig Single-Cup brewers for in-home and office use utilize patented, innovative brewing and single-cup technology to deliver a fresh-brewed, perfect cup of coffee, tea, or cocoa every time at just the touch of a button. Brewers with Keurig Brewed® technology were the top five selling coffeemakers in the U.S. on a dollar basis for the period of October through December 2010 and represented an estimated 49% of total coffeemaker dollar sales for that period according to The NPD Group / CREST®.*For Quick Service Restaurants Year Ending October 2010.About Dunkin’ DonutsFounded in 1950, Dunkin’ Donuts is America’s favorite all-day, everyday stop for coffee and baked goods. Dunkin’ Donuts is a market leader in the hot regular/decaf/flavored coffee, iced coffee, donut, bagel and muffin categories. Dunkin’ Donuts has earned the No. 1 ranking for customer loyalty in the coffee category by Brand Keys for five years running. The company has more than 9,700 restaurants in 31 countries worldwide. In 2010, Dunkin’ Donuts’ global system-wide sales totaled $6 billion. Based in Canton, Mass., Dunkin’ Donuts is a subsidiary of Dunkin’ Brands, Inc. For more information, visit is external).About Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc. (NASDAQ: GMCR)As a leader in specialty coffee and coffee makers, Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc. (NASDAQ: GMCR), is recognized for its award-winning coffees, innovative brewing technology, and socially responsible business practices. GMCR’s operations are managed through three business units. The Keurig business unit is comprised of Keurig, Incorporated, a wholly owned subsidiary of GMCR. Keurig is a pioneer and leading manufacturer of gourmet single-cup brewing systems for both at-home and away-from home use, predominantly in North America. The Specialty Coffee business unit produces, markets and sells coffee, tea, hot cocoa and other beverages in a variety of packaging formats, including K-Cup® portion packs for Keurig Single-Cup Brewers. The Canadian business unit produces, markets and sells coffees in K-Cup portion packs and other packaging formats and is responsible for managing the Van Houtte business as well as the grocery channel for all GMCR coffee brand sales in Canada. GMCR supports local and global communities by offsetting 100% of its direct greenhouse gas emissions, investing in sustainably-grown coffee, and allocating at least five percent of its pre-tax profits to socially and environmentally responsible initiatives.GMCR routinely posts information that may be of importance to investors in the Investor Relations section of its website, including news releases and its complete financial statements, as filed with the SEC. The Company encourages investors to consult this section of its website regularly for important information and news. Additionally, by subscribing to the Company’s automatic email news release delivery, individuals can receive news directly from GMCR as it is released.Dunkin’ Brands, Inc. Forward-Looking StatementsCertain statements in this press release express our opinions, expectations, beliefs, plans, objectives, assumptions or projections regarding future events or future results, including, among other things, our results of operations, financial condition, liquidity, prospects, growth, strategies and the industry in which we operate, and therefore are, or may be deemed to be, ‘forward-looking statements.’ These forward-looking statements can generally be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology, including the terms ‘believes,’ ‘estimates,’ ‘anticipates,’ ‘expects,’ ‘seeks,’ ‘projects,’ ‘intends,’ ‘plans,’ ‘may,’ ‘will’ or ‘should’ or, in each case, their negative or other variations or comparable terminology. These forward-looking statements include all matters that are not historical facts. Due to the risks and uncertainties inherent in forward-looking statements, actual results could differ materially from those stated or implied in this press release. We do not undertake to revise or update any of the forward-looking statements contained in this press release as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.GMCR Forward-Looking StatementsCertain statements contained herein are not based on historical fact and are ‘forward-looking statements’ within the meaning of the applicable securities laws and regulations. Generally, these statements can be identified by the use of words such as ‘anticipate,’ ‘believe,’ ‘could,’ ‘estimate,’ ‘expect,’ ‘feel,’ ‘forecast,’ ‘intend,’ ‘may,’ ‘plan,’ ‘potential,’ ‘project,’ ‘should,’ ‘would,’ and similar expressions intended to identify forward-looking statements, although not all forward-looking statements contain these identifying words. Forward looking statements made by GMCR in this press release include: we believe this alliance represents a truly exciting opportunity for both companies with the potential to strengthen Keurig brewer adoption by consumers in one of the fastest growing categories of the coffee industry. These statements are based on information available to the Company as of the date hereof; and GMCR’s actual results or performance could differ materially from those stated or implied, due to risks and uncertainties associated with its business, which include the risk factors disclosed in its Report on Form 10-K, which GMCR filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on December 9, 2010. Forward-looking statements reflect management’s analysis as of the date of this release. The Company does not undertake to revise these statements to reflect subsequent developments, other than in its regular, quarterly earnings releases. Source: WATERBURY, Vt. & CANTON, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)-2.22.2011last_img read more

Bicentennial of the Revolution

first_img Argentina commemorates the 200th anniversary of its Revolution on May 25. The nation broke colonial ties with Spain in 1810. At that time, Argentines set up an autonomous local government called the Primera Junta (First Board), composed of intellectuals and military leaders. The country declared its independence on July 9, 1816. The first constitution was adopted in 1853. The bicentennial is celebrated nationwide throughout the year. The festivities include patriotic ceremonies, conferences, sports and technology events, and the inauguration of bicentennial cultural centers. Details of the program are available at By Dialogo January 01, 2010last_img read more

Paraguayan Military and Police Provide Free Medical Care with U.S. Assistance

first_imgBy Dialogo July 12, 2012 With the advice and assistance of Special Operations Command South (SOCSOUTH) Civil Affairs planners, Paraguayan Military Civil Affairs soldiers teamed up with Paraguayan National Police units to provide medical attention and education to rural Paraguayans June 2-3. The two security services provided medical care to over 2,400 rural residents at the ’12 de Abril’ school, Arroyito, District of Horqueta, Department of Concepcion. The area is only accessible by dirt and mud roads, providing no access to ambulances and little patrolling for National Police. The local residents had little to no past positive exposure to municipal or national security forces operating in their district. The Medical Civic Action Program (MEDCAP) provided the opportunity for the military and police to serve a vulnerable population, develop rapport between the two partner nation services, and build community relations. “Projects like these are important in Paraguay because of the vast under governed parts of the country which are taken advantage of by either drug trafficking organizations or violent extremist organizations in the region,” said a Sgt. 1st Class Hansel Delgadillo, a SOCSOUTH Civil Affairs planner. “These programs portray a positive unified front on behalf of the local government, the national police and military in an area where residents routinely protested against the local government and had little to no trust in the police because of perceived corruption.” General Gonzalez, the Paraguayan 4th Army Division commander, oversaw the entire military-police operation in Arroyito. He noted that due to the community outreach, this was the first instance his troops could fully operate in Arroyito. The military and police brought a group of doctors, surgeons, dentists, nurses and dental technicians to provide medical services to the community members. The Ministry of Public Health deployed a mobile dental clinic unit for the event. Rural residents received treatment for a total of 9,379 different medical cases in the areas of internal medicine, gynecology, pediatrics, ophthalmology, dentistry, and outpatient surgery. In addition, laboratory and pharmacy services were provided. “The medical staff was very attentive and we are very thankful for their services,” said a woman who attended the event. “This is the first time we have received this type of treatment. The hospitality has been great, along with the treatment and excellent service.” SOCSOUTH Civil Affairs planners received a $70,000 operating budget from the U.S. Southern Command Humanitarian Assistance Program (HAP). The funds were used to pay for medical equipment and prescriptions donated to the Paraguayan government for the MEDCAP, as well as school supplies that were donated to the ’12 de Abril’ school and medical supplies donated to the local Arroyito clinic. Arturo Rene Urbieto Cuevas, the Mayor of Horqueta, was ecstatic to have the military and police collaborate to provide needed medical screening and treatments to the residents of his district. To aid with the operation, he donated 100kg of meat for the meals that were served to the attendees. “I’m thankful for the training the U.S. has provided us and I’m going to teach the police the same type of training so that they can build up their capability,” said Col. Monges, leader of the Paraguayan Military Civil Affairs directorate. In the past, the police and military have not always presented a unified front. In the recent past, however, the military civil affairs and National Police have collaborated on civil registrations throughout Paraguay. This MEDCAP, named Plan Nepohano 17, was the first full partnership between the military and police for community medical outreach. Together, they provided medical screening and treatment, security for the event, transportation for rural residents, and provided a lunch meal both days of the operation. “I’m very thankful and like the joint effort of everyone working together so we could answer the call for all the necessities that are out here,” said a general surgeon with the National Police’s FOPE (Fuerzas de Operaciones de Policias Especiales). “It feels good. It’s a good opportunity to work with another force.” In addition to the medical care rendered, representatives from the Ministry of Justice and Work were present to register rural residents into the national database, update and issue identification cards, and register firearms. For many residents, this was the first instance of receiving a Paraguayan ID card. In addition to sending the military and police medical staff to Arroyito, MEDCAP staff provided a shuttle, transporting residents from the outlying rural townships to receive the free medical services. Most residents of the Horqueta area live well below the poverty line. They are subsistence farmers, selling just enough vegetables or livestock to pay for gasoline for their motorcycles. Many families do not own cars and are not able to make regular trips to metropolitan areas for medical attention. “Without them coming here, we would have to travel to Concepcion or Horqueta and we don’t really have the means to do that,” said a local elderly woman. “Sometimes when we go there, they do not give us medication, so this is big for us and we are very happy about it.” “The objective is for the people to gain trust and for there to be a dialogue, for them to get closer in the relationship between the people and the police department,” said the Chief of the National Police’s Rural Operations Unit (Comandos de Operaciones Rurales). “It’s clear that when we talked to the communities, it’s about gaining their trust and letting them know that the government and police are here to support them.” Commissioner Lara, the Chief of the National Police’s COR unit said, “The working relationship between the military and the National Police is coming along really well, they have invited me to come along and be a part of future MEDCAPs.” “Working with our partner nation Civil Affairs counterparts was an incredible experience,” said Delgadillo. “Their long hours of work before, during and after an operation to ensure all aspects of the mission is covered and executed to standard makes our job in Paraguay that much easier.” SOCSOUTH Civil Affairs planners are already coordinating the concept of operations for three more MEDCAPs to be conducted in collaboration with the Paraguayan military and National Police in the near future.last_img read more

Training Voyage by Chilean Navy Training Vessel Esmeralda Bolsters Cooperation with Partner Nations

first_imgThe Chilean Navy invites representatives from other branches of the Armed Forces, Carabineros and Investigation Police (PDI), as well as navies from other countries, to participate in these instructional tours. Captain Carlos Fiedler Pinto, Commander of the Esmeralda, told Diálogo, that such tours bolster cooperation and friendship between the Armed Forces of partner nations through “participation with units and personnel in naval exercises inside and outside our territory; the involvement of forces and media in peace operations and UN operations; permanent representatives to international maritime organizations and Navy attachés; operational and educational exchanges for Officers and Enlisted personnel; and through visits by our Naval authorities to different navies and armed forces around the world.” During the mission, the students are receiving lessons in theory and practice that help them perfect their maritime skills in realistic conditions at sea. The training, supervised by the Chilean Navy’s Directorate of Education, provides the students with the opportunity to work with sails, learn how to conduct navigation on the bridge or operate engineering systems in the machine room, navigate by the stars, compose essays on professional topics related to the Navy, and stand guard duty at different control points and stations on the ship. It includes several conferences focusing on fighting new threats from transnational criminal organizations and other illegal groups. Wide array of training activities “You have the privilege and the honor to sail on an old-fashioned barquentine, which will allow you to forge your professional abilities and to live out the camaraderie and discipline of our Navy every day on board,” Bachelet told the students. During its voyage, the ship will also participate in two of the most significant regattas in the world: Sail Bremerhaven on the coast of the North Sea, Germany, and Sail Amsterdam, which involves thousands of sailing vessels, and is held every five years. For six months, the crew of 313 – including 30 women and 15 Ensigns – will participate in the training voyage. They are training with guests from other institutions: Two representatives from the Army, one from the Air Force, one from the Carabineros, one from the PDI, and 10 from foreign navies from countries the ship will visit. The Chilean Navy Training Vessel Esmeralda, also known as the Dama Blanca or White Lady, has launched on a training tour that will visit 11 ports in nine countries. A six-month voyage “This tour is an important milestone in the history of our training vessel. We can claim with pride that 60 generations have learned about the sea and its environment on board this ship, which has left a distinguishing mark on them, as can only be imparted by a sailing training vessel like the one in our Navy.” center_img “We try to give the Ensigns every sort of skill and knowledge so they can acquire leadership and command skills during their careers and become true leaders,” Capt. Fiedler said. “The seamen are introduced to the most technical trades and assignments since they will operate and maintain the equipment and weapons system in the performance of their profession.” The Esmerelda’s first stop was June 7, in Arica, Chile, to participate in the 135th anniversary of the “Assault and Capture of Cape Arica.” It arrived at the bay accompanied by missile crafts Chipana and Angamo; over the weekend, the ship opened its doors to receive hundreds of Arican visitors, who got to know a little more about the principle work conducted by the students who began their instructional tour. President Michelle Bachelet bid farewell to the training vessel on May 29, accompanied by Minister of Defense José Antonio Gómez, Commander-in-Chief of the Chilean Navy, Admiral Enrique Larrañaga, and other Naval and civilian authorities. It departed on May 31 from the Molo Abrigo pier in Valparaíso, carrying both Ensigns who had recently graduated from the Naval School and Sailors who had successfully completed their training at the Seamen School. Both are training to become future Officers and Non-Commissioned Officers (NCOs). By Dialogo July 07, 2015 Moving forward, the training vessel’s itinerary includes visits to Willemstadt, Curaçao, on July 1; Rouen, France, on August 4; Bremerhaven, Germany, on August 12; Amsterdam, Netherlands, on August 19; London, United Kingdom, on August 26; Lisbon, Portugal, on September 8; Cadiz, Spain, on September 15; Recife, Brazil, on October 13; Buenos Aires, Argentina, on November 4; and the Chilean port of Punta Arenas on November 19. It will return to Valparaíso on December 6 after having toured over 40,000 kilometers, spending 138 days at sea and 52 in port, “equivalent to a trip around the world,” said Capt. Fiedler. Training mission promotes cooperation The voyage and other such training missions provide an opportunity to “foster camaraderie and leadership with justice and loyalty,” said retired Captain Javier Erazo Wiegand, who served twice on the crew of the Training Vessel Esmeralda. The first time was in 1984, and the second in 1996, as the ship’s Navigation Officer and assistant to the Commander at the time. last_img read more

Welcome back to a new decade of banking

first_img 1SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Bryan Clagett Bryan is on the executive team and singularly focused on driving revenue growth through a variety of new initiatives that help financial services and fintech become ever more relevant to … Web: Details Just like that, another decade has slipped us by. It went like a blur, didn’t it?So here we are, once again, contemplating what the future will bring. In a commoditized industry like financial services, forecasting the future is no easy task and simply stating “expect more of the same” really isn’t very inspirational. So rather than pulling out the Magic 8 Ball or paying a visit to Zoltar the Fortune Teller, I’m going to focus on what we know will continue into the Roaring Twenties.Banking Will Remain A ChoreNothing we do will ever make banking “fun”. It’s a chore no sane human looks forward to. That said, it is something that most of us have to do. Reducing friction must be a priority if you are to stay important to the members you serve.Digital platformification will remain critically important. “Bring the branch experience back to the member through their digital platform,” said Danny Payne of Jack Henry & Associates.  “The moment of need and opportunity to solve that need is the difference between being a true partner vs a place to deposit and withdraw your money.”Data Will Remain KingWhile controversy continues around data, it will remain on your strategic front burner. It helps you remain relevant and offer solutions that are in the proper context. In the past 10 years we learned how data can be used to better engage members and help them and you, better understand financial needs.Now we need to put data to work. “Data and data analytics with an eye toward practical application, solving real problems for their businesses and consumers needs to be a priority,” said Sarah Snell Cooke, Cooke Consulting Services  “Execution must follow insight’, she cautions.Andrew Smith of ClearBank, London thinks data will still open the industry to further disruption. “Understanding banks don’t own customers, nor their data. That small mindset change will lead to vast disruption,” he stated via Twitter.You Need To Build a Strong Culture Transforming culture will remain a priority and will impact all ranks of your credit union. Getting your team to constantly find ways to reduce member friction could be a competitive advantage.“I’d like to see banks start to commit to establishing a true culture of innovation,” said Corey LeBlanc of Origin Bank. “One that sees budget allocation for advancement throughout the year and embraces the value of granting our customers the ability to bank with us how they choose,” he added.Products Will Matter More Than EverDifferentiation of financial services products will increasingly become important and key strategic imperatives. Already we are seeing new challengers like Betterment offering highly competitive checking accounts.Ron Shevlin of Cornerstone Advisors, who has occasionally referred to financial institutions as “financial motels” said recently on Twitter that,  “providing (or demonstrating) value for the checking account relationship” should be a top priority in 2020.“My legacy banks are deposit warehouses. I have more loyalty (and am paying more fees) to fintech firms that use AI to better understand and respond to my needs,” added Jim Marous, Publisher and Fintech Influencer.Branches Will EvolveChase is already showing there is life in the branch. They are strategically expanding their footprint nationwide. Yet at the same time, they are retooling staff and expectations as to how the branches will be used.“Branches are the heart of the company,” said Gordon Smith, Co-President and Co-Chief Operating Officer, and Consumer & Community Banking CEO of Chase. “Whenever we move into a new location, it’s the branch that drives all of the business we do.”That’s a familiar statement, taking me back to 1998, when we said we need to build high tech, high touch financial institutions. Maybe, just maybe, the future is here today.Cheers to a another decade of banking transformation. It’s slow and steady, but I assure you, financial services is evolving!last_img read more

Long Island Fourth of July 2016 Events

first_imgGrucci Fireworks at Orient Yacht ClubOrient Yacht Club, 2110 Village Lane, Orient. Free. 9:15 p.m. July 2.Grucci Fireworks at Sag Harbor Yacht Club27 Bay St., Sag Harbor, Free. 9:30 p.m. July 2.1861 Independence Day CelebrationParade, historic craft demonstrations, contra dancing, storytelling, military drills, fiddle music and brass band concerts. Old Bethpage Village, 1303 Round Swamp Rd., Old Bethpage. $10 adults, $7 kids ages 5-12, seniors and volunteer firefighters. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. July 4.  Downtown Glen Cove July 4 Celebration9 Glen Street/Morgan Memorial Park, Glen Cove. Free. 10 a.m. Children’s Bike Parade, 7:30 p.m. Summer Concert. 9 p.m. Fireworks. July 4.Valley Stream’s Annual 4th of July Fireworks ShowValley Stream Park, Firemen’s Field 128 Albermarle Ave. $5. July 4.Bellmore Striders Independence Day 4 Mile RunPettit Avenue, Bellmore. 1 mile youth run 8 a.m., 4 mile adult race 8:30 a.m. July 4.MORE: There are a ton of farmers’ markets on Long Island. Find one near you. Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York By Olivia Booth and Kate NalepiskiCelebrate our great nation’s birthday at any one of these events across Long Island that are fun for the whole family!4th of July Celebration for Kids1st – 5th grade only. Connetquot Public Library, 760 Ocean Ave., Bohemia. Free. 10 a.m. June 29. Connectquot River FireworksConnetquot River, Oakdale. 9:15 p.m. June 30Greenport Fire Dept. Annual Carnival and Fireworks ShowPolo Grounds, Moore’s Lane, Greenport, Free. 6 p.m. July 1-4.Children’s Main Street 4th of July Celebration ParadeBay Shore Bandshell, Main Street, Bay Shore.  Free. 1-4:30 p.m. July 1.Southampton Firecracker 8K Run and 3M WalkAgawam Park, 25 Pond Lane, Southampton, $30 before July 1, $35 DOS. 8 a.m. July 2.TD Bank’s “Celebrate America” Fireworks and ShowEisenhower Park, East Meadow, Free. 5 p.m. July 2.MORE: Outdoor movies are hardly a thing of the past. Check out where you can see an outdoor movie with your family Port Jefferson 4th of July ParadeWest Beach, Port Jefferson, Free. 10 a.m. July 4. Stars over Montauk- Fireworks at Umbrella BeachUmbrella Beach, Montauk. 9 p.m. July 4.Slomin’s Presents Grucci Fireworks SpectacularPennysaver Amphitheater, Farmingville, Free. 9:15 p.m. July 4.Fireworks at Jones Beach State ParkOcean Parkway, Wantagh, Free. 9:30 p.m. July 4. 59th Annual Shelter Island Fireworks ShowCrescent Beach, Shelter Island, Free. 9-10 p.m. July 9. Rockville Centre Fireworks ShowMill River Park, Rockville Centre, Free. 9:15 p.m. July 9.Salute to America with Six GunJohn J. Burns Park, Massapequa. Concert 7 pm, fireworks 9:45 p.m. July 12.last_img read more

Opatija declared the best destination in Southeast Europe in the field of congress tourism

first_imgOpatiji je jučer u beogradskom Sava centru na konferenciji „Turističko tržište Jugoistočne Evrope – SEET 2017“, koja se održava pod pokroviteljstvom Ministarstva trgovine, turizma i telekomunikacije Republike Srbije, dodijeljena nagrada BRAND LEADER AWARD 2017 za najbolju destinaciju jugoistočne Europe u području kongresnog turizma, kao lideru u postavljanju novih standarda u konkurentnosti kroz organizacijsku i operativnu izvrsnost, kontinuirane inovacije i investicije, multidisciplinarnost sadržaja i usluge najviše kvalitete.Nagradu su preuzele gđa Vera Aničić, zamjenica gradonačelnika Grada Opatija i Suzi Petričić, direktorica Turističke zajednice grada Opatija. U radnom dijelu konferencije SEET 2017 gospođa Aničić je predstavila turističku ponudu grada Opatija u okviru panel rasprave pod nazivom „Magično iskustvo tokom svih godišnjih doba“, a koju je pratilo više od 400 sudionika: turističkih djelatnika, medija i predstavnika državnih i lokanih uprava, javnih i financijskoj institucija iz Srbije, Slovenije, Hrvatske, Kine, Crne Gore, Makedonije, Njemačke, Mađarske te Bosne i Hercegovine. Uz zdravstveni i wellness turizam, vrhunsku gastronomiju, poslovni turizam te brojna kulturna događanja kroz cijelu godinu Opatija potvrđuje svoj status cjelogodišnje destinacije. U pogledu upravljanja razvojem turizma, fokusiramo se posebno na razvoj kongresnih vidova. Godišnje se u Opatiji održi oko 400 kongresa, a većina kongresa su stručno-znanstveni skupovi iz područja medicine i farmacije te u kongresnoj sezoni (travanj-lipanj i rujan-studeni) udjel kongresnih gostiju u ukupnom broju gostiju čini 20-25%.” Aničić pointed outU sklopu konferencije predstavnice Opatije održale su i niz sastanaka na kojoj je naglasak dan na mogućnostima uspostave letova iz Beograda te suradnji s kineskim partnerima, a susrele su se i s izvanrednim i opunomoćenim veleposlanikom Republike Hrvatske u Republici Srbiji gospodinom Gordanom Bakotom i opunomoćenim ministrom u Veleposlanstvu Republike Hrvatske u Republici Srbiji Stjepanom Glasom.”We met with great interest from Serbian partners, who are interested in our programs throughout the year. This year, guests from Serbia positioned among the top 10 markets with an increase in the number of overnight stays of 10%, and we believe that the positive growth rates will continue in the future. We also used our stay in Belgrade to present the program of events, especially in December when the Chocolate Festival and the most beautiful Advent by the sea are held in Opatija.” ističe Petričić.last_img read more

Stewart’s should put out recycling bins

first_imgCategories: Letters to the Editor, Opinion Re Oct. 28 letter, “Grateful for changes in Charlton Stewart’s”: In response to Jean Weed regarding the new Charlton Stewart’s and her misguided gratitude, this store shouldn’t have been allowed in this location.As a resident of the West Charlton/Galway community for 32 years, I strongly disagree with Ms. Weed. The West Charlton United Presbyterian Church has been compromised. The Stewart’s Corp. has control of 50 percent of a historic site with commercial buildings now occupying two of the corners at the intersection.The Stewart’s Corp. is conducting this sort of activity everywhere in the Capital Region, and the town of Charlton and its small community have fallen victim. As an environmentalist, I approached the Stewart’s Corp. five years ago and asked them if they would consider placing recycling bins outside their stores. They refused. This could have been an opportunity for a this convenience store company with over 300 locations to set a precedent and lead by example in showing environmental responsibility.Now Stewart’s has come to my community and paved paradise, and there’s still no recycling. I invite Ms. Weed to join forces with me and approach Stewart’s Corp. once again on this recycling issue. We need to be advocates for our community and our planet.Robert ThorpeGalwayMore from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusEDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsEDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationPolice: Schenectady woman tried to take car in Clifton Park hours after arrest, release in prior the…last_img read more

Negros Occidental farmers get land titles

first_imgThe Department of Agrarian Reform installed and gave land titles to farmer-beneficiaries in Barangay Nanca. DAR NEGROS OCCIDENTAL BACOLOD City – Sixty-four farmers wereinstalled and 25 others were given land titles in separate landholdingsceremonies by the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) in the northern part ofNegros Occidental this month. The said recipients can now work inthe 10 hectares of land previously owned by the Precious Agricultural Corp.,and formerly managed by the group of Abelardo Bantug III. Last Jan. 10, farmer-beneficiariesreceived titles for 16 hectares landholdings in Barangay Sicaba that wereformerly owned by Arsenio Jison during the awarding rites held at the DAR-CadizCity Municipal Office. The two properties of five hectareseach are both located in Barangay Nanca.Tessie Pedrosa, municipal agrarian reform program officer of E.B. Magalona toldthe farmer-beneficiaries to make the lands be purposeful and productive.     The ARBs are now the owners of 26.27hectares of landholding comprising 57 titles and sub-lots.     Eighteen La Castellana town farmersreceived titles for the 8.76-hectare property Felix Feria Jr. used to own inBarangay Cabagna-an last Jan. 16, while 41 beneficiaries received CLOAs in aproperty in Hacienda Jimenez, Barangay Mansalanao on Jan. 7. center_img “Always pay your land amortizations ontime,” he added. This month, there were a total of 66farmers in two separate rites that were installed and awarded land titles byDAR-Negros Occidental in towns of Binalgbag and and La Castellana.      Ramon Abiera, municipal agrarianreform program officer of Cadiz City, said that the beneficiaries of the landsshould be thankful and also to the services provided to them by the government. On Monday, DAR-Negros Occidentalreported the installation of the agrarian beneficiaries (ARBs) in E.B. Magalonatown on Jan. 24.  Meanwhile, 11.1 hectares oflandholding in Hacienda Tilangkoy Gamay, Barangay Payao in Binalbagan wereoccupied by seven farmers on Jan. 15. The said property was previously owned byConsuelo Lopez and Jose Nadie Arceo.(Witha report from PNA/PN)last_img read more

Fergie not thinking about director role

first_img Press Association Speaking to the wider media ahead of Saturday’s Barclays Premier League encounter with Norwich at Old Trafford, Ferguson expanded on his theories, arguing that the Red Devils are working towards what he believes is the “brilliant” Bayern Munich model by installing Sir Bobby Charlton as a director and a number of former players – including Peter Schmeichel, Andy Cole and Gary Neville – as ambassadors. “That’s a long time away (being a director at the club), I hope,” he said. “The role Bobby Charlton has played at the club has been fantastic. “He has been a tremendous support to the manager and a lot of the players. “I think Bayern Munich is the perfect model. “It’s no problem having a replica of that for this club who have had so many great players over the years and who are now ambassadors now like Andy Cole, Bryan Robson, Peter Schmeichel. “There are quite a few of them here now and that’s a role we should be using as well.” Sir Alex Ferguson hopes any move onto the Manchester United board is a long way off.center_img In an extensive interview with the new twentyfour7 magazine, Ferguson outlined his plan for the future. “There’s no getting rid of me. I will probably become a director,” he said. “Nobody knows. Neither do I. It won’t be a doctor that tells me to quit.” last_img read more