Pula Airport expects 600 thousand passengers

first_imgAfter record June, July and August, in which Pua Airport recorded three consecutive months with more than 100.000 passengers for the first time, as well as a record number of air operations, they continue with record arrivals in September.Namely, on September 12, 2018, Pula Airport expects 600 thousand passengers, who have not been at the Pula airport since the independence of Croatia, and at the beginning of August last year’s record of 500.000 passengers was achieved.This summer, Pula was connected by direct flights from 20 countries, with 76 destinations with direct flights, in cooperation with 42 companies. “We closed last year with 595.495 passengers, while this year we expect to cross 700.000 passengers and we immodestly hope to cross the number of passengers from 1987, the year when 701.370 passengers passed through our airport. So far, the total traffic from January to August has increased by 20% compared to last year, although our forecasts were an increase of 15% increase in the number of passengers. ” points out the director of Pula Airport, Svemir Radmilo.It is extremely important that flights with 17 companies to 22 destinations can still be realized until the end of September when the lines to: Belgrade, Zurich and London Heathrow are active, and by the end of October Pula Airport has open flights to another 20 destinations. , and these are still London, Oslo, Nantes, Frankfurt, Dublin, Rotterdam, Edinburgh, Moscow, Leeds Bradford, Manchester, Warsaw, Dusseldorf, Cologne, Berlin, Brussels, Hamburg, Stuttgart, Bristol and Helsinki, Liverpool.”It should be pointed out again that the reason for such figures lies in the fact of synergistic action of all stakeholders in tourism in Istria. There is primarily the Istria County Tourist Board, then the hotel industry with its investments in new hotel facilities, as well as the art of negotiating and introducing all carriers to the beauties of Istria and opportunities for a beautiful and attractive vacation provided by all destinations within the airport. Our job is to bring Europe closer to Istria, but also to show Istria to Europe, because we have something to show and something to be proud of. ” Radmilo concluded.last_img read more

Mutabaruka talks religion

first_img Share FaithLifestyle Mutabaruka talks religion by: – March 16, 2011 Share 192 Views   no discussions Sharing is caring!center_img Internationally recognised dub poet Mutabaruka will be one of the main presenters during the United Theological College of the West Indies’ (UTCWI) Founders’ Week, which began on Monday at the College’s Golding Avenue complex.The barefooted, highly respected Rastafarian performer, who speaks today, will present his views on the topic ‘A Rastafari Prospective on the Hebrew Bible’.Scheduled to begin at 11:15 a.m., the dub poet’s lecture will have an audience of almost 300 pastors who have gathered for five days, in honour of Reverend D. William Wilberforce Watty, a Caribbean theologian and former president of UTCWI.According to president of UTCWI – the first female to hold that position – Rev Dr Marjorie Lewis, “Dr Watty had been confirmed to attend the conference but, at the last minute, had to cancel his appearance because of health issues. Unfortunately, he was advised not to travel at this time but UTCWI is looking into the possibility of Dr Watty participating through a Skype network connection on Friday.”However, daughter Lenore Watty is expected to represent the Watty family at the Founders’ Week celebrations. In honour of Dr Watty – who Lewis said always encouraged his students to think critically and to engage in spirited debate and committed praxis – the overall theme chosen for the UTCWI Founders’ Week is ‘Iron Sharpeneth Iron: Seeking Meaning Through Conversations on the Hebrew Bible’.Among the topics to be explored this week are ‘Allegorical Hermeneutics: The New Thought Approach to Biblical Interpretation’, presented by Rev Dr Mary Tumpkin, and ‘The Place of the Hebrew Bible in Islam’, with presenter Kwaku Ahmed.Open day and family reunionThere will be an open day and family reunion on Thursday, with an outing planned for families of former UTCWI lecturers. Lewis said the ground floor of the University of the West Indies Chapel was filled with delegates who participated in the opening service on Monday. Rev Dr George Mulrain, Connexional, president of the Methodist Church in the Caribbean and the Americas, was the preacher.UTCWI was established in 1965 by a number of mainline churches to prepare persons from across the Caribbean and Central America for ministry in the Christian Church. Today, UTCWI not only provides basic training for the sponsoring denominations (Anglican, Baptist, Moravian, Methodist, Lutheran and United Church), but offers academic degrees at undergraduate and postgraduate levels to an expanding student body, including students from evangelical and pentecostal churches.Source: The Gleaner Tweet Sharelast_img read more

McClair handed SFA role

first_imgFormer Scotland striker Brian McClair is leaving Manchester United to become the Scottish Football Association’s performance director. McClair will take on responsibility for implementing the SFA’s performance strategy, which is designed to improve the development of elite players. The governing body wants most of the Scotland team to have emerged from its performance programme by 2020. However Wotte, who quit in October 2014 just over three years into the long-term project, recently warned that Scottish football risked going backwards unless more youth coaches focused on developing individuals rather than winning. The Dutchman encountered some opposition to his methods and approach but McClair arrives with a strong reputation in Scotland. The former Motherwell and Celtic striker, who won 30 international caps, has worked for United for the last 13 years after rejoining the club in a coaching role. McClair, who will assume control of seven regional performance schools, said: “I am extremely proud to have been given the responsibility to help Scottish football move forward as performance director of the Scottish FA. “I am sure my experiences can be of benefit to Scottish football and having spent the majority of the last 30 years in England with Manchester United I am looking forward to coming home, working with the coaching team at the Scottish FA and the clubs, and sharing the knowledge I have built up in that time to take on this new, exciting challenge.” Regan added: “The process of identifying a new performance director was thorough and hugely uplifting when we considered the quality of candidates. “Brian very quickly became a stand-out with his blend of experiences not just from his trophy-laden career as a player at Manchester United, and his international contribution, but the depth of his coaching experiences with one of the biggest and most successful teams in the world. Press Association “He has been at the cutting edge of coaching evolution, analysis and performance management at Manchester United and the recruitment panel were convinced he was the ideal person to lead the performance strategy into an exciting new era, enhancing the current provision while demonstrating the benefits of the investment so far to the future of Scottish football. “I would like to thank Gordon, Walter and Andy for their invaluable input.” Manchester United’s executive vice-chairman, Ed Woodward, paid tribute to a player who was an instant hit at Old Trafford after becoming the first United player in 20 years to hit 20 league goals in a season. He said: “Brian’s association with Manchester United started in 1987 and, regardless of where he is located, he will always be part of the family. “As a proud Scotsman, this is a wonderful opportunity for him and he goes with our blessing and our good wishes for the future. “In his time as academy manager, he has maintained and enhanced its reputation around the world and made a valuable contribution to the club’s success.” The 51-year-old will succeed Mark Wotte from June 1 after ending a 25-year spell at Old Trafford that culminated in his current role as director of the youth academy. An SFA statement read: “He was identified unanimously as preferred candidate during a recruitment process which involved the current Scotland national coach, Gordon Strachan, previous national coaches Walter Smith and Andy Roxburgh, as well as the Scottish FA’s chief executive, Stewart Regan.” last_img read more