The Ministry of Tourism co-finances 2,2 pupils and students with HRK 423 million

first_imgIn the school year 2017/2018, the Ministry of Tourism, based on the Program for Encouraging the Education of Personnel in Hospitality and Tourism – Scholarships 2017, will co-finance 423 pupils and students who are educated for hospitality and tourism occupations related to the development of special forms of tourism compared to last year when 229 scholarship holders were co-financed it represents a significant increase from 194 scholarship holders. The Ministry of Tourism will allocate HRK 2,2 million for this purpose.These are scholarships implemented by the Ministry of Tourism in cooperation with companies, ie hotels, camps, tourist agencies and county chambers of crafts, in such a way that each stakeholder participates with 50 percent and HRK 2,2 million has been set aside for this purpose this year. Funds for this year’s public call were awarded to scholarship holders of 23 companies and 1 county chamber of crafts: Adriatic Luxury Hotels Inc., Dubrovnik – 14 scholarship holders, Turist Ltd., Varaždin – 6 scholarship holders, Eridan Ltd., Kastel Stari – 1 scholarship holder, Imperial dd, Rab – 1 scholarship holder , Uniline doo – 2 scholarship holders, Valamar riviera dd, Poreč – 200 scholarship holders, Maistra dd, Rovinj – 8 scholarship holders, Grand hotel Lav doo, Podstrana – 9 scholarship holders, Atrium – hotel grupa doo, Split – 9 scholarship holders, Jadranka hoteli doo, Mali Lošinj – 21 scholarship holders, Hotels Njivice doo, Njivice – 3 scholarship holders, Toplice Sveti Martin dd, Sveti Martin na Muri – 2 scholarship holders, Pakoštane dd, Pine Beach Pakoštane – 2 scholarship holders, Lpd tours doo, Baška – 1 scholarship holder, Plava laguna dd, Poreč – 9 scholarship holders, Laguna Novigrad dd, Novigrad – 11 scholarship holders, Ture doo, Postira – 1 scholarship holder, Hotel Medena dd, Seget Donji – 9 scholarship holders, Manas doo, Split – 3 scholarship holders, Ordesa doo, Split – 1 scholarship holder, Chamber of Crafts Varaždinske counties – 12 scholarship holders, Sunce koncern dd, Zagreb – 88 scholarship holders, Hotels Živogošće dd, Živogošće – 17 scholarship holders, Lovrito doo, Sesvete – 1 scholarship holder. “Quality workers are the basis for the continued growth and development of Croatian tourism, because in tourism, man is primarily the key to success. That is why we are actively working to increase the attractiveness of jobs in tourism through scholarship programs aimed at raising the quality of staff in the hospitality and tourism, and thus the growth and development of the entire Croatian tourism. Through them, we encourage the education of students and vocational professions and connect them with future employers during their schooling, and we are especially pleased that this year there is even greater interest in scholarships from students, but also large tourism companies, our partners in this project, so this year the Ministry of Tourism co-finances 423 scholarship holders, or 194 scholarship holders more than last year.” said Minister Cappelli.Based on this program, pupils and students are entitled to a maximum of 600 kuna monthly scholarship, namely students from September 1 of the current to June 30 next year, and students from September 1 of the current to August 30 next year. Immediately after the completion of regular schooling, ie studying, the partner has the obligation to conclude a fixed-term employment contract or a trainee employment contract with the scholarship holder. During the receipt of the scholarship, the scholarship holder has the obligation to regularly perform a professional internship, enroll in classes / year in the regular term and remain employed in the company for at least as long as the scholarship lasted. The public call was open until November 17, 2017, and you can see the Decision on the selection of partners and the number of scholarship holders at the following link: http://www.mint.hr/default.aspx?id=370 .By the way, since 2008, when the ministry implemented this program, over 900 scholarship holders have been co-financed.


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Viola M. Zeigler, 86

first_imgViola M. Zeigler, 86, Greensburg, Indiana, passed away on Thursday, February 18, 2016 at the Aspen Place Health Campus in Greensburg.Born June 23, 1929 in Greensburg, she was the daughter of Daniel L. and Eva I. (White) Ogden.Viola graduated from Greensburg High School. She was a member of the First Baptist Church and the Greensburg Country Club. She had worked for over 20 years at Bohn Aluminum, then for several years as a police dispatcher for the Greensburg Police Department, and she then worked for a few years as a receptionist at the Greensburg Multi Specialty Clinic until her retirement.She was married to Robert D. Zeigler on October 4, 1947 and he preceded her in death on August 24, 1994.She is survived by one daughter, Marcia (Arthur J.) Barnes, Greensburg; three brothers, Norman Thomas Ogden, Greensburg, Paul P. Ogden, Greensburg, Gerald Ogden, Polk City, FL; three granddaughters, Kimberly (Jon) Porter, Laura (Andrew) Reiger, Lisa (Charles) Fogg; seven great grandchildren, Mary Kate, Emma, and Rebekah Porter, James Andrew and Grace Elizabeth Reiger, Adam Clinton and Sarah Valentina Fogg,She was preceded in death by her parents, husband; four brothers, Robert, Carl, Charles and Harold “Eddie” Ogden; two sisters, Eva Deloris Voiles and Dorothy Huber.Visitation will be held on Sunday from 1 to 4:00 p.m. at the Porter-Oliger-Pearson Funeral Home in Greensburg.Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, February 22, 2016 at the funeral home with Rev. Jon Porter and Rev. Greg Redd officiating.Interment will be held in the Kingston Cemetery.Memorials may be made to the Samaritans Purse.Online condolences can be made to the family at www.popfuneralhome.comlast_img read more

Writer’s fans seek poetic license for his L.A. digs

first_imgBrutally frank and often obscene, Bukowski was a heavy drinker who wrote poems that rely on the musicality of colloquial speech, instead of rhyming meter. Born in Germany in 1920 and raised in Los Angeles, Bukowski won many readers in Europe before breaking through in the United States. But after he did break through with the 1971 novel “Post Office” – which he wrote at De Longpre – Bukowski’s public image was burnished as something more than the “dirty old man” he claimed to be. Movies were made about his life. He hung out with such luminaries as actor Sean Penn and moved to a nice house in San Pedro. Voice for down, out After he died in 1994, his papers were placed in a collection at the Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens, where he had often dropped off his wife before going to Santa Anita to bet on the horses. Admirers describe Bukowski as the quintessential Los Angeles writer, and as a voice for the down and out. But the owners of the De Longpre fourplex apartment complex have a different view of the writer. And they say there’s no reason to designate the home he lived in from 1963 to 1972 as historic. One of their accusations has caught Bukowski readers off guard. “He was an anti-Semite, and he was pro-Nazi, and (Bukowski fans) have to read about it, and they have to know about it,” said Victoria Gureyeva, one of the property’s two owners. Gureyeva, a Jewish refugee from the Ukraine, said she bought the apartment complex five years ago not knowing that Bukowski had lived there. “At that time, if they loved him so much or so deeply, why no one during those five years said nothing, didn’t say a word about Charles Bukowski?” she asked. To support her accusation that Bukowski had fascist leanings, Gureyeva points to the writings of Ben Pleasants. A Bukowski acquaintance, Pleasants has written that Bukowski made anti-Semitic comments and expressed admiration for Nazism, especially as a young man. But Bukowski biographer Neeli Cherkovski, author of “Hank: The Life of Charles Bukowski,” said that was not the Bukowski he knew. As a Jewish teen impressed by some of Bukowski’s early writing, Cherkovski sought out a 40-year-old Bukowski in 1960, and the two started a friendship that spanned decades. “I challenge anybody to find any hint of anti-Semitism or pro-Nazism in any of his books,” Cherkovski said. Cherkovski also disputes what he calls another misconception about Bukowski – the title “Poet Laureate of Skid Row” that some give him. Hollywood years Bukowski lived for years in Hollywood, not on Skid Row, and he moved to a house in San Pedro with a pool and a couple of nice cars, Cherkovski said. The apartment on De Longpre, where Cherkovski spent a lot of time, was the lived-in, “mildewed” Hollywood – not the Hollywood of glitz and glamour that Bukowski loathed, Cherkovski said. There was a banana plant out front, and inside was a cluttered living room with an Underwood typewriter on a table near the window, he said. These days, the apartment complex is vacant, the residents all gone. The nearest neighbors are a homeless couple – George Padilla and Linda Vellutini – who live in an RV on the street out front. Every day for the past couple of weeks, at least one visitor interested in Bukowski – usually male and often of college age – has approached the chain-link fence surrounding the property. “They look around first and make sure that they’ve got the right spot,” said Vellutini, 56. “And so I talk to them and let them know that they do.” Lauren Everett, 26, a Silver Lake resident who works as a temp and started reading Bukowski in high school, is more than just a passing fan of Bukowski. She wrote the application seeking historical designation for the property after seeing the Craigslist ad. A city report before the Cultural Heritage Commission notes that when he lived at De Longpre, Bukowski wrote “Post Office,” his newspaper column “Notes of a Dirty Old Man” and other works, and he used the apartment as a setting for his novel “Women.” From outside, the apartment looks a lot like it did when Bukowski lived there, Everett said. “It’s not the most glamorous place. It’s pretty bare-bones,” she said. “But it doesn’t look any worse, certainly.” City Council President Eric Garcetti, who represents the area, supports the application to designate the property as historic, spokeswoman Julie Wong said. The application also has received the support of the city’s Office of Historic Resources and the Los Angeles Conservancy. “The nomination really makes a strong case that this particular residence was pivotal in the writer’s career,” said Mike Buhler, director of advocacy for the conservancy. Cherkovski, who remembers Bukowski as a wryly funny man who play-acted the wild-man part, noted that Bukowski’s real “temple” was the Santa Anita Race Track. The biographer said he wonders what Bukowski would think about a proposal to put a literary center at the old apartment. Cherkovski said, “A signpost would be fine.” [email protected] 818-546-3304160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Everyone agrees there’s nothing about the architecture that makes poet Charles Bukowski’s former Hollywood apartment stand out. At 5124 De Longpre Ave., it’s just a small, stucco structure. On a recent day, a lone shoe sat on the trash-strewn, cracked pavement fronting the low-slung home. A small chimney streaked with grime stands beside a tree, and everything is fenced off and boarded up. But it was here – before his glory days – that Bukowski lived for most of the 1960s, trudging off daily to his post office job and coming home every evening to get drunk and write. “This is where he stopped thinking of himself as a working-class stiff in a post office and realized he was a world-class poet,” said Richard Schave, 38, who leads a bus tour of Bukowski haunts and is pushing to have the home classified as a historic structure. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREPettersson scores another winner, Canucks beat KingsAnd if Bukowski’s fans succeed in their bid for historical designation, it will be one of the rare times the city has placed that status on a building solely because of who lived there, not for its architectural significance. In July, the owner of the apartment complex at 5124-51263/4 De Longpre in Hollywood posted a for-sale ad on Craigslist.com, suggesting a buyer could pay $1.3million for the property, tear down the buildings and build new. But the ad prompted a flurry of activity among Bukowski fans, who organized to try to save the property. While the building’s owners are vowing to fight the designation because of the restrictions it would carry, officials with the city and the Los Angeles Conservancy support the application from Bukowski’s fans. The Los Angeles Cultural Heritage Commission is scheduled to consider the application for historic designation today. If the commission approves it, it will go to the City Council for a final vote. last_img read more