With a diverse and rich program in the historic center of Nin, on Saturday, August 19, the Romantic Night is held for the third time in the most romantic destination – Nin.The event is organized by the Tourist Board of the City of Nin and invites tourists to come to the old town of Nin at 20.30 when this event begins. “ Share your most beautiful moments of life on the wall of memories: photos, drawings, messages… Kiss your loved one in the places marked for a “kiss point”, dance at a romance concert, take a seat on a romantic “lover bench”. Buy a rose at magic fairies and win valuable prizes and more. Come on a romantic night – there are romantic experiences to remember. ”Call from the Nin Tourist Board.Nina was awarded this flattering title by the portal www.europeanbestdestinations.com in August 2015, declaring it the most romantic destination in Europe for that year out of about 50 cities that entered the competition for the title. On that occasion, the Tourist Board of Nin then organized the event Romantic Night, and that evening the city became a city of love in which everyone who was touched by “Cupid’s arrow” was waiting for a number of attractions. The event has taken place so far and attracts an increasing number of tourists, especially couples in love who want to feel the charms of romance in this old Croatian town.Often tourism workers forget that everyone, including tourists, remembers experiences and those little things that marked their lives. And that is why this story from Nin is very important and significant because it spontaneously and unobtrusively “plays” with the strongest emotion, and that is love. Someone once said a long time ago: “People change, but memories stay forever“. It is precisely these memories and experiences that we must provide to our tourists, and not sell the form without content through the classic rent of accommodation and the sun and the sea. “The Romantic Night event in the most romantic destination in Europe – Nin is being held for the third year in a row. In 2014, Nin entered the selection of the 48 most romantic cities in Europe by EBD – European Best Destination, and in 2015 it received the official logo of the Most Romantic Destination in Europe, which it can use in its promotion. Nin wants to be branded primarily as a romantic city, which includes existing brands: Nin is the first capital of the Croats, one of the oldest cities in the Mediterranean, a European destination of excellence, etc. In Nin, everything is in the sign of romance: the church of St. The cross, which is called the smallest cathedral in the world, the church of St. Nikola, then Gregory of Nin and his thumb, which many touch for happiness, the Queen’s beach that offers a breathtaking view and many other romantic symbols of Nina“, Explains the director of the Tourist Board Nina, Ph.D. Marija Dejanović added that tourists are very receptive to the event and note that Nin is increasingly visited by young couples.Photo: Boris KačanAs banal as the Wall of Memories may seem to you, it is one of the most significant emotions. Tourists leave through a signature, a postcard, a message… part of themselves on the wall. And that’s the best marketing possible, especially if we do remarketing and remind them of that moment. Tourists have literally left a part of themselves, and that is not to be forgotten. Is it? Now imagine that they have that picture on their fridge that they look at every day… smart enough.As Nin bears the official label “European Best romantic destinations”, and I have written a couple of times that the EBD title is as credible as the destination makes it credible, Nin is skillfully and interestingly played and communicated as a city for romantics through the 3rd Romantic Nights in Nin. Zagreb and Nin have slanted the mentioned title to make and tell a new story, while Zadar has not, with the proviso that it should be emphasized that the Tourist Board of Nin has much less resources, both financial and human in relation to the mentioned cities. But they struggle, they don’t whine about how impossible it is and according to their resources, even beyond their means they tell great tourist stories. They give that emotion and energy more, and it is definitely felt. And tourists feel it too.And that Nin tells its story in a quality and long-term way, is evidenced by the growing number of arrivals and overnight stays. Thus, Nin is one of the two Croatian record holders in terms of population growth during the summer. According to the estimates of the Croatian Chamber of Commerce, the population of Nin, a city with about 3000 inhabitants, increases by almost five and a half times during the summer season due to tourists. “Last year, on Romantic Night in Nino, a couple received as a reward a romantic dinner where a young man, Nino, proposed to his girlfriend. Recently, two more young couples got engaged in Nin, and often couples can be seen taking photos on the streets and sandy beaches of romantic Nin. All this affects the increase in attendance in Nin as a tourist destination for romantic souls”, Says Marija Dejanovic.Romantic night in Nin / Photo: Boris KačanWhat characterizes this event as well as Nin in general, which is all spontaneous, without some classic exaggeration and inflating, ie commercialization. And this is exactly where Nina’s greatest charm is, which makes a man, including a guest, feel natural and relaxed. Imagine drinking a glass of indigenous wine with your sweetheart on a sandy beach, two chairs, one table and your moment. An invaluable experience, right? It is remembered, it is an experience, not accommodation.If Nin itself had a small wind back from tourist institutions, I am sure the whole of Europe would know about Nin. I honestly don’t know why Zadar doesn’t promote Nin, even Zadar itself has a greater interest of its own due to the sale of quality and authentic content. Also, as well as the CNTB, which should be much more proactive, especially when we talk about smaller tourist areas, not to mention the importance, potential and importance that Nin carries and represents. It is necessary to go a little outside the security of its offices in Zagreb, in fact, much more often if the CNTB cares about the development of tourism.Nin is so small, and so big, important and significant for our culture, tourism, identity… and definitely a tourist destination that has the most unique, amazing, diverse and authentic tourist stories in Croatia. Nin has yet to be discovered as they certainly deserve much more attention due to their incredible variety, authenticity and significance. I sincerely hope that through strategic and sustainable development, Nin will forever remain as it is, with soul and story. Also, I hope that in the future it will not fall under the pressure of mass tourism, but work to increase quality, not quantity, as a year-round tourist destination because it certainly can and should be.Related news: NIN CHOCOLATE FEST AS A GREAT AUTHENTIC TOURIST STORY
6 Paradise Place, Surfers Paradise was the second house to be built at Budds Beach.A BUDDS Beach property once earmarked as part of a site for Sea World has hit the market.It was 1962 and the late Phon and Margaret Blondell bought a 506sq m block on the riverfront in Surfers Paradise.The pair paid developer Keith Williams about £3000 for the land. 6 Paradise Place, Surfers Paradise is going to auction on October 28.They built the second house on Budds Beach – a modest two-storey three-bedroom brick home for themselves and their daughters – Jackie Blondell and Gabrielle Pollock.“Apparently (tourism figure and resort developer) Keith Williams was going to put Ski Gardens (now Sea World) there,” Ms Pollock said.“But people there at the time decided they didn’t want fast boats in the area so they put in a speed limit.” The house is largely in original condition..Ms Pollock said putting the house, in mostly original condition, on the market was bittersweet for her family.“We’re finding it really difficult,” Ms Pollock said.“But we thought we want someone to take advantage of the fantastic position.“Whether they keep the house or knock it down, we just want someone to enjoy it as much as we did.” 6 Paradise Place, Surfers Paradise.Instead, the sisters enjoyed an “amazing childhood” by the river.“We were one of the only brick houses there as most people were building houses out of timber and fibro,” Ms Pollock said.More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North3 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa23 hours ago“It was a great childhood – we would run straight down the jetty and jump off into the river every afternoon after school.” 6 Paradise Place, Surfers Paradise- the jetty remains there today.The family even has a street named after them in Budds Beach – Blondell Ave.“Surfers Paradise will always be our home,” Ms Pollock, a grandmother-of-one said.“People always look at it with outside eyes but to us it’s home and like anybody else’s home town.” The late Phon Blondell (left) with daughters Gabrielle Pollock and Jackie Blondell on their jetty at their Budds Beach property in the 1960s.Their father Phon could see the potential of the area – he was an earth mover and heavily involved in developing Chevron Island and Isle of Capri.“Dad helped dredge the sand and made a lot of the bridges,” she said.“He was involved in building a lot of what it there now.” The bathroom.Ray White Prestige Gold Coast agent Glen Williams is taking the property at 6 Paradise Place to auction on October 28. It is one of only nine waterfront blocks on Budds Beach. 6 Paradise Place, Surfers Paradise.
Changes to the 2015 work programme for the European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority (EIOPA) has seen cuts to work on risk-evaluation frameworks for pensions and solvency requirements.The European Commission and the Council both supported budget cuts and staff freezes at all the European Supervisory Authorities, of which EIOPA is one.After a 7.6% reduction in budget, the authority has made amendments to its work plan for 2015.Areas completely scrapped by EIOPA include providing technical advice on the IORP II Directive and in particular the areas around risk-evaluation frameworks for pension scheme board remuneration. The Directive is currently sitting with the European Parliament after MEPs named former Irish junior minister Brian Hayes as rapporteur, who will now lead negotiations between the Parliament, Commission and Council.Other areas reassessed by EIOPA include advice to the Commission on solvency requirements for pension schemes – not currently included in the IORP Directive but being worked on by the authority in the form of its holistic balance sheet.It will also scale back work on the transferability of pension rights and forcing information disclosure, in a raft of reductions affecting its consumer protection programme.EIOPA said changes to the work programme did not just mean cuts and some policies saw either a reduction in allocated resource or were relegated in priority.Overall, across its insurance and occupational pensions responsibilities, the authority said 31 products were reduced in scope, 12 downgraded in priority and 27 cut entirely.A spokesman said: “The limitations faced from human resource and budget perspectives have led to difficult choices, where even high-priority products had to be postponed or even cut.“Products that are severely hit are to be found in, for instance, the areas of financial stability and consumer protection.”EIOPA said it would continue working on its overall impact assessment for the IORP Directive despite cuts to its advice.It said it still planned to run stress tests for pension schemes in 2015, with it remaining a high priority and accounting for 2.8 full-time equivalent employees (FTE).It said the development of the holistic balance sheet would also remain a high priority, accounting for 0.6 FTE.EIOPA’s funding has become a contentious issue in recent times, with the European Commission and Parliament set to remove taxpayer funding entirely and introduce an industry levy.It is currently funded through Commission grants and contributions from national regulators.Last month, Parliament’s Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee (ECON) said the new funding regime should be agreed by 2017.Jonathan Hill, commissioner for Financial Stability and Financial Services, told IPE in an interview in March that, despite the funding shifts, there would not be an overhaul of the way EIOPA functioned.He said a Commission review showed EIOPA worked well and that no overhaul was foreseen.However, he added: “It should be possible to achieve [private funding] in a simple way, although it is a bit too early to speculate on any concrete proposal at this stage.”In November, EIOPA, alongside its fellow ESAs, said budget and staff freezes would hamper policy implementation and did not reflect the additional workload being added simultaneously.
NBA trade rumors: Trail Blazers get Hassan Whiteside from Heat According to source, Blazers will add one more player this summer – a center – and will enter training camp with 14 players. Will talk this and more today at noon in my @TheAthleticNBA Q&A https://t.co/0Mx8BE0ec5— Jason Quick (@jwquick) July 17, 2019Greg Monroe, Pau Gasol, Kenneth Faried and Kosta Koufos, among others, are some of the veterans at the position who remain unsigned. Koufos has received interest from at least four teams, according to an earlier report from Yahoo Sports.The Trail Blazers have already acquired one big man this summer as they landed Hassan Whiteside from the Heat. Related News The Trail Blazers are still looking to bolster their frontcourt.Portland is hoping to add a center before training camp, according to a report from The Athletic, which cites an unidentified league source. “Acquiring Hassan is an impact move for our roster,” Portland president of basketball operations Neil Olshey said in a statement earlier this month. “He is an elite shot blocker, rebounder and paint presence on both ends of the floor. We have pursued Hassan through multiple avenues at various times in his career and are ecstatic to be adding him to our organization.”Whiteside has averaged 13.4 points, 11.4 rebounds and 2.3 blocks over 343 career NBA games.“This is a fresh start,” Whiteside said at his introductory press conference with Portland. “I really think this team is on the verge of doing something really special.”Watch: Portland Trail Blazers introduce center Hassan Whiteside at press conference in Las Vegas https://t.co/QPxx1yJ9Te— KGW News (@KGWNews) July 11, 2019Whiteside said he has already begun to develop a relationship with Trail Blazers star Damian Lillard.“I’ve never had anybody approach me like that,” Whiteside said, via The Athletic. “What Dame showed me was how serious he is and what kind of leader he is. That made me even more excited about coming here because he was showing me his teammate side, his leadership side.” NBA trade news: Trail Blazers acquire Kent Bazemore, send Evan Turner to Hawks Trail Blazers center Jusuf Nurkic broke his leg in late March and missed the rest of the season. There is no timetable for when he’ll be back on the court, although Olshey said in May that Nurkic was “on a great trajectory in terms of returning to play.”The Trail Blazers finished last season with a 53-29 record and advanced to the Western Conference finals, where they were swept by the Warriors.