BREAKING: University announces further information about this year’s exams

first_imgThe exams platform will be available for use from Trinity, while all exams scheduled to take place this term will happen in Weblearn. The new platform, which has been in use by the Medical Sciences Division since 2018, will feature 3 specific modes for typed, handwritten, and mixed exams. Students completing handwritten or mixed mode exams will be given 30 minutes of technical time to scan and upload their exam material.  The University has announced the launch of its new exams platform in collaboration with Inspera Assessment, a European e-assessment provider, which will be available to demo from late February. More detailed information about this term’s academic provision has also been released, including the announcement that those taking exams this term will be expected to take the same number of papers and assessments as usual, unless this was previously confirmed to change (as is the case with Classics Moderations). Dissertations and project work will be adapted for the context so that they maintain “the same intellectual rigour,” and the university has acknowledged that some projects may have to be designed, or redesigned, in order to account for the inaccessibility of some resources. Placements and year abroad projects will continue to go ahead with increased consideration of risk, although the university has noted that students “will not be required to take up a year abroad or other placement against their wishes.” The new academic provisions information summarises some of the details previously released by the university, including encouraging students to keep a record of disruption faced if they wish to apply for Mitigating Circumstances. The provisions also confirm that most students can expect entirely online teaching for the start of Hilary term, with the exception of some research students. All exams scheduled to take place in Hilary will be online, with the exception of one medical exam.  Students normally entitled to 25% extra time for exams will be given an additional hour to complete their exams in Inspera, and any students entitled to more than 25% extra time will by default be given an exam duration of 8 hours. Courses that already have longer online exams, such as some English exams, will not generally be giving additional time. Further details for international students will be released later in February, but the university has announced that students in different time zones should be able to complete their exams in daytime hours.last_img read more

Little Shop of Horrors to Take Center Stage at Music Pier

first_imgThis fall, the Greater Ocean City Theatre Company (OCTC) is excited to present Little Shop of Horrors, which is perfect for the spooky Halloween season.Howard Ashman and Alan Menken (Disney’s The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, and Aladdin) are the creative force behind what has become one of the longest-running off-Broadway shows.Performance dates are Nov. 1 and 2 at 7:30 p.m. at the Ocean City Music Pier, Moorlyn Terrace and the Boardwalk.Tickets are $15 per person and are available for purchase by calling 609-399-6111 or visiting oceancityvacation.com/boxoffice.An exciting mix of R&B, gospel, rock and roll and 1950s doo-wop, Little Shop of Horrors tells the story of meek floral assistant Seymour Krelbourn and a new breed of plant he names “Audrey II” after his co-worker crush. Set in the backdrop of downtown skid row, Seymour is promised fame and prosperity by his carnivorous companion, provided he keep Audrey II well fed with human blood – by any means necessary.OCTC’s production of Little Shop of Horrors is sponsored by Ocean City Coffee Company and Shriver’s Salt Water Taffy and Fudge. The show is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI) and directed by Brandon Monokian, with sets by James Hartman, lighting by Tom Williamson, costumes by Laura Bretherick, choreography by Michael Hartman and musical direction by Andrew Hink. OCTC’s production of Little Shop of Horrors features 25 students in seventh through 12th grades from area schools, including Ocean City High School, Egg Harbor Township High School, Upper Township Middle School and Ocean City Intermediate School.Leading the cast of student performers are Erik Wagner (Seymour), Ruby Doran (Audrey), Logan Brown (Orin), Aiden Brandt (Mushnik), Mia Watson (Audrey II) with the “Ronnettes” being played by Julia Wilson, Emily Wynn, Maria Stathakopoulos, and James Craver. The Ocean City Music Pier serves as the venue for the Ocean City Pops.last_img read more

Watch David Grisman Deliver A Musical History Of Bluegrass

first_imgDavid Grisman, perhaps better known by the nickname “Dawg” given him by the late Jerry Garcia, is more than just one of the finest mandolin players of this or any generation, he’s also a true student of bluegrass music. Over his storied career that has seen him play alongside notables like Garcia in the legendary Old And In The Way he has also performed and recorded with Red Allen, Peter Rowan, Stephane Grappelli, the Grateful Dead, John Hartford, Del McCoury, Bonnie Raitt, Linda Ronstadt, Earl Scruggs, James Taylor and Doc Watson after his tutelage from the late, great Ralph Rinzler.Over the weekend, Grisman and his band The Bluegrass Experience performed at the Clear Creek RapidGrass Bluegrass Festival. Dawg took the opportunity to take the fans in the audience to school, recounting a brief history of the beginnings of bluegrass, from the early recordings that made tiny regional acts into recording stars to Bill Monroe and his backing band, The Bluegrass Boys, from who, an entire genre of music was named.Our own Rex Thomson was on hand and filmed a trio of songs and their scholarly introductions that we’re pleased to share with you. Enjoy!“The Gold Watch and Chain” by The Carter Family“I’m Rolling On” by The Monroe Brothers“Will You Be Loving Another Man” by Bill Monroe & the Bluegrass Boyslast_img read more

Why You Should Consider a Career in Technology Sales

first_imgAccording to the Women in Sales at Dell EMEAWe recently interviewed various women in sales across the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region at Dell EMC to get their insights on what motivated them to go into sales, what keeps them intrigued, life at Dell and lastly what they believe are the biggest misconceptions about a career in sales.Diana Boos, Switzerland, Inside Sales Account Manager – Acquisition“Though I’ve been working in IT for many years, I still find it exciting as it is a constantly changing world.  In my current role at Dell EMC, I’m responsible for acquiring new business opportunities within the Public customer sector. In addition, I manage all aspects of the customer and partner relationships. One might think that technology sales is a little too technical, that there is a typical sales play that must be adhered to and it’s a better match for males, however, in contrary your basically conversing with various clients and doing it in your own way.“Furthermore, if you like working with international teams and in a fresh environment, Dell EMC is the place to be. Industry 4.0 and digitalization are future trends that you will not only read about but you will be in the middle of these solutions at Dell EMC.”Bouchra El Mernissi, France, Partner Account Manager – Channels “Initially I didn’t have any experience in technology. However, IT is everywhere so I was interested joining an IT company. Additionally, the fact that IT is considered as a male domain motivated me even more to join.“My role entails selling Dell EMC solutions to partners who in turn resell to end users. I also work with a virtual team and we work on account strategy, sales enablement and pipeline management.“I believe that the biggest misconception women may have about sales is that it’s too difficult for them, too much pressure, high targets that are unattainable and that there might not be much of a work-life balance. Yes, there is pressure, but more so it is challenging and this is what motivates me.“Dell EMC provides a multitude of jobs and there are great opportunities to grow. For example, I changed roles just after 18 months to a new opportunity I wanted to pursue. The organization offers rewarding experiences, advancement and on top of that, balance.”Olga Nikrasova (pictured), Sweden, Account Executive – Channels“I was working as a Project Manager on a small team at a small company and felt that I needed a change in my professional life, something to motivate me more.  I had a friend that worked at Dell at that time and whenever she spoke about her work it sounded like such a fun and challenging environment.  So I decided to apply to an open position even though I had no background in technology or sales. Seven years later, I’m still at Dell, I’ve had several roles, and I’m still enjoying the continuous challenges.“I am responsible for one of our largest partners in Sweden. My work consists of, amongst other things, keeping the relationship between our companies strong, assisting the sales teams in larger deals/opportunities, keeping track of certifications and providing necessary trainings for the partner with year on year growth as a primary objective.“I think the biggest misconception is that being in sales is tough and competitive. I mean, it can be, but most of the time you work as a team involving specialists in different areas so when you win a deal you win as a team and everyone gets credit for it. It’s so much more about teamwork than anything else really, which also makes it a lot more fun.“Dell EMC is a great workplace due to the culture, the people and the opportunities. Most of the managers at Dell started out in Inside Sales and worked their way up, which says a lot about a company where people choose to stay for the endless possibilities to evolve professionally and personally. Working in sales is not only fun but also educational and can be a great stepping stone in your career.”Laure Masson, France, Account Executive“At first, IT wasn’t an obvious choice for me, but I became more intrigued when realizing the impact that IT can have on our customers’ business and strategy. IT is everywhere! Though at the start of my career my scope was related to product management, it quickly appeared to me that the most interesting part of it was to talk about our customers’ challenges and articulate the right solutions to help them.“I’m currently responsible for a group of private sector large customers in the Paris area, and my day to day job is to ensure (together with my team) that we assist our customers in the best way by leveraging the Dell EMC strategy to meet their expectations and ensure a high level of satisfaction. The larger our footprint is in our customer’s IT strategy, the better opportunity we have to grow revenue and profit.“One of the things I enjoy the most about my job are the challenges. When a customer is facing a business challenge, or is aiming to transform part of its business, this is where our job makes the most impact. When we succeed in building the right relationship with the customer, then they consider us as trusted advisors, and are keen to discuss challenges to formulate a strategy together. The Digital Transformation that every industry is facing today generates a lot of thinking among our customers, and our strategy hinges on helping them take the best turns to remain competitive.“To me, women might perceive the sales role as tough; a job where you need to be aggressive in your approach to be relevant, where negotiation is the only way to make a move with the customer and where basically a woman might not feel comfortable. Selling IT is different from selling windows or carpets, it is all about going along with your customers’ challenges and priorities, and being identified as the right person they can rely to make the right decisions.“I would like to let all females know what it is to have a career at Dell EMC.  You’ll discover various jobs. Being a sales person at Dell EMC will give you the opportunity to drive and contribute to the company’s strategy and be involved in a fantastic momentum such as Digital Transformation, Internet of Things and Artificial Intelligence. At Dell EMC you learn a lot on a daily basis and it is possible to take new challenges while driving your career efficiently.”Mette Wesby, Norway, Inside Sales Manager“I started in IT when I was 17. I started working in technical support for internet. Then I studied Web design. After that I started to work at 21 years old at Dell in Copenhagen. Currently, I work as an Inside Sales Manager. As an Inside Sales Manager, I develop, communicate and execute specific sales strategies and activities.“The biggest misconception that females may have about sales is that it’s a man’s job. However at Dell EMC, we focus on Diversity and Inclusion, which contributes to making the organization an even better place to work and this in turn drives greater outcomes for our business and customers.”Angela McMillan, United Kingdom, Inside Sales Manager – Acquisition “I worked at HP for 7 years in Services. Dell opened in Glasgow and I fancied a change so I decided to apply for a support role, mainly to get my foot in the door. I started in the Global Customer Program team, which stood me in great stead for learning the systems and understanding the sales cycle and serving customers.“Today I’m the UK Inside Sales Manager for the Acquisition – Commercial business team. I really enjoy managing people, helping them to strive to do better and hitting the number, on their own foremost, then as part of a team.“The biggest misconceptions women may have, is that it is a ‘Man’s World‘– and indeed it is not. I work for a female manager who has been extremely successful during her time in Dell. Dell EMC is a fantastic company to work for, I have grown up at Dell I guess, engaged, married and now I am having my first baby, and in that time I have moved teams 5 times and been promoted 4 times.“The sky is the limit!”Ane Bessermann, Denmark, Sales Director – Public “I started working in sales 18 years ago, by coincidence. I was applying for a job in marketing, but was convinced to go after a job in sales instead (at the same company). First I was really quite surprised by this suggestion; I definitely didn’t see myself as a “typical sales person.” In my mind, a typical sales person working with IT, would need deep technical knowledge, as well have very good negotiation skills and maybe be a bit the annoying/persistent persona, like the sales people you sometimes meet over the phone, trying to sell you a new insurance or newspaper subscription.“But I decided to try it out, and I have stayed within sales ever since. It turned out that selling is about people, relationships, teamwork, trust, listening, learning, network, competition, agility, being smart and clever – and a lot more. And in technology sales, a sales rep is not “one size fits all.” To compensate for my lack of technical knowledge, I have managed to team up with colleagues who have excellent technical skills. It’s all about being part of a great diverse team, and knowing how to engage with the right colleagues at the right time.“I enjoy the engagement with people (colleagues, customers and partners). I like working out the strategy and trying to find better and smarter ways to do things. I like how we work and win as a team, and I like winning over our competitors.  No two days are the same, and there is a lot of empowerment and flexibility in a job in sales – even if you are not a manager.“A job within sales is a good way to practice your leadership skills. You play an important role getting people working together around closing a large deal (product specialists, finance, pricing, etc.). If you are the person people want to work with, you are already closer to being a success.“No matter what career path you chose in the long run, having tried a sales role will always be a good experience to bring into every job role since you learn how to deliver a clear message and convince people to be on your team.”Key TakeawaysIf you are considering a career in IT sales, heed the wise words of these women who have enjoyed success and boundless opportunity in their field.  Realize it’s a career based on relationship building and team collaboration in which no two days are the same.  As these women shared, Dell offers a diverse environment with great career opportunities and flexibility within the sales profession.So we encourage you to take a risk, discover something new and challenge yourself!To learn more about our sales opportunities across EMEA visit: jobs.dell.com/EMEA-saleslast_img read more

25th Tradewinds Exercise Begins in Bahamas

first_imgBy Dialogo March 05, 2009 More than 400 U.S. service members, Caribbean nations’ security forces personnel and British Royal Marines, as well as numerous Caribbean nation officials were on hand for the opening ceremonies of the 25th annual Tradewinds exercise here, March 4. “This exercise is yet another demonstration of the U.S. government’s commitment to the peace and security of the Bahamas, the Caribbean Region, and the Western Hemisphere through a continuous program of cooperation among all partner nations,” said Timothy Zuniga-Brown, Charge d’Affairs, U.S. Embassy, Bahamas, in his opening remarks. Tradewinds is a Chairman of the Joint Chiefs-directed, U.S. Southern Command-sponsored annual exercise, designed to improve cooperation and interoperability of partner nations in responding to regional security threats. “The Tradewinds exercise, now in its twenty-fifth year, has established itself as an essential and dynamic collaborative framework for improving cooperation and inter-operability among participating countries, to confront head on, grave security challenges in the Caribbean region,” said Hon. O.A. “Tommy” Turnquest, Minister of National Security, Bahamas and guest speaker of the event. During his remarks, Turnquest thanked the U.S. government and Southern Command for its support through Exercise Tradewinds, and the Enduring Friendship program, through which the nation received four interceptor vessels to help strengthen the defense force’s security efforts. “The focus of this year’s activities on maritime interdiction is critical and timely, and is in line with our determination that every effort should be made to prevent a significant upsurge in drug trafficking in the Caribbean region,” said Turnquest. U.S. Marine Corps Lt. Col. Trent Blackson, Marine Corps Forces, South exercise director, emphasized the effect of the cooperative effort. “Exercise Tradewinds 2009 provides an excellent opportunity for our forces to train together to counter the illicit trafficking threat,” said Blackson. “We have brought together a team of experts with wide-ranging skill sets, to improve our collective capability across the Caribbean Basin to stop the flow of illegal narcotics, weapons, explosives, terrorists and human trafficking.” Given those issues affecting maritime traffic, as well as the areas vulnerability to natural disasters such as hurricanes, Turnquest said he is “pleased with the focus on search and rescue operations, with emphasis on command and control,” and is “convinced the training will provide invaluable expertise and experience for all participants. Tradewinds 2009 is a maritime operations exercise that supports SOUTHCOM’s theatre security cooperation objectives and exercises the assets and capability provided under the Enduring Friendship program. Enduring Friendship is a SOUTHCOM-sponsored program to build maritime security capabilities throughout the Caribbean. The program provides high-speed interceptor boats with extensive communication and surveillance suites, as well as a command, control and communication package that links Joint Interagency Task Force-South (JIATF-S) with partner nation’s operations centers to track and coordinate seizure of illicit maritime traffic. The nations participating in Exercise Tradewinds 2009 include Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Grenada, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Nicaragua, St. Kitts-Neves, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and Grenadines, Suriname, Trinidad-Tobago, the United Kingdom and the United States. Tradewinds 2009 includes personnel from the U.S. Marine Corps, Coast Guard, Army, Navy, Air Force, National Guard, JIATF-S, Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS) and Drug Enforcement Administration. Additionally, partner nations’ maritime security forces, Royal Marine Commandos and the personnel from the Caribbean Regional Security System will participate. Tradewinds is a Chairman of the Joint Chiefs-directed, U.S. Southern Command-sponsored annual exercise, designed to improve cooperation and interoperability of partner nations in responding to regional security threats. “The Tradewinds exercise, now in its twenty-fifth year, has established itself as an essential and dynamic collaborative framework for improving cooperation and inter-operability among participating countries, to confront head on, grave security challenges in the Caribbean region,” said Hon. O.A. “Tommy” Turnquest, Minister of National Security, Bahamas and guest speaker of the event. During his remarks, Turnquest thanked the U.S. government and Southern Command for its support through Exercise Tradewinds, and the Enduring Friendship program, through which the nation received four interceptor vessels to help strengthen the defense force’s security efforts. “The focus of this year’s activities on maritime interdiction is critical and timely, and is in line with our determination that every effort should be made to prevent a significant upsurge in drug trafficking in the Caribbean region,” said Turnquest. U.S. Marine Corps Lt. Col. Trent Blackson, Marine Corps Forces, South exercise director, emphasized the effect of the cooperative effort. “Exercise Tradewinds 2009 provides an excellent opportunity for our forces to train together to counter the illicit trafficking threat,” said Blackson. “We have brought together a team of experts with wide-ranging skill sets, to improve our collective capability across the Caribbean Basin to stop the flow of illegal narcotics, weapons, explosives, terrorists and human trafficking.” Given those issues affecting maritime traffic, as well as the areas vulnerability to natural disasters such as hurricanes, Turnquest said he is “pleased with the focus on search and rescue operations, with emphasis on command and control,” and is “convinced the training will provide invaluable expertise and experience for all participants. Tradewinds 2009 is a maritime operations exercise that supports SOUTHCOM’s theatre security cooperation objectives and exercises the assets and capability provided under the Enduring Friendship program. Enduring Friendship is a SOUTHCOM-sponsored program to build maritime security capabilities throughout the Caribbean. The program provides high-speed interceptor boats with extensive communication and surveillance suites, as well as a command, control and communication package that links Joint Interagency Task Force-South (JIATF-S) with partner nation’s operations centers to track and coordinate seizure of illicit maritime traffic. The nations participating in Exercise Tradewinds 2009 include Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Grenada, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Nicaragua, St. Kitts-Neves, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and Grenadines, Suriname, Trinidad-Tobago, the United Kingdom and the United States. Tradewinds 2009 includes personnel from the U.S. Marine Corps, Coast Guard, Army, Navy, Air Force, National Guard, JIATF-S, Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS) and Drug Enforcement Administration. Additionally, partner nations’ maritime security forces, Royal Marine Commandos and the personnel from the Caribbean Regional Security System will participate.last_img read more

Colombia and Ecuador Destroy Seven Drug Labs on Shared Border

first_imgBy Dialogo August 13, 2012 On August 9th Colombia and Ecuador dismantled seven drug labs, found on their shared border during a joint operation, according to Ecuador’s Interior Ministry. In a press release, the ministry indicated that six labs were discovered on the Colombian side during the operation on August 8th, in which the district attorney’s office and police from both nations participated. The drug-processing facilities were located in the bordering area between the coastal province Esmeralda, Ecuador (northwest) and the Colombia’s Nariño region, in which authorities also destroyed coca crops. “Thanks to this collaboration, we were able to dismantle a drug processing network that thrived on the chemical consumption in Ecuador and the raw material (coca leaves) from Colombia”, he added. The operation left seven detained in Ecuadorian territory. Since last January, Ecuador has seized about 18.5 tons of drugs, mainly cocaine. The amount of drugs seized reached 26 tons in 2011, compared to 18 tons in 2010 and the record of 68 tons in 2009. On July 25th, President Rafael Correa said, Ecuador, which borders with Colombia, is applying mechanisms to prevent the infiltration of international drug trafficking organizations.last_img read more

How to improve the success of your credit union website

first_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr In our previous article, we determined that the success of your website is determined by its conversion rate. So what if you’ve done the calculations and are less than impressed with the results?We’ve got three words for you: Conversion Rate Optimization (CRO). By focusing on this process, you can influence your conversion rate in the right direction and encourage people down the funnel.Now we could write a whole post on Conversion Rate Optimization, but our goal for today is to give you a nice and tidy overview before you dive into the nitty-gritty details. Let’s take a look at the four steps you can take to increase your conversion rate.What are the steps to Conversion Rate Optimization?1. Analyze: Analyze your conversion funnels to see how they are performing. What’s working, and what isn’t? Where are the biggest dropoffs? continue reading »last_img read more

Endicott Village Board holds executive meeting

first_imgStay with 12 News on air and online as we continue to follow this developing story. Endicott Mayor Linda Jackson told 12 News during the two-hour meeting, most of which was held in Executive Session, the Village attorney “explained that the Department of Environmental Conservation and SungEel Americas MCC are working on the new information they received.” SungEel Americas MCC is the company wanting to open the facility. ENDICOTT (WBNG) – Village leaders met over Zoom Wednesday night to discuss the latest developments for the proposed lithium ion battery recycling facility. This comes six days after a letter from the DEC to SungEel that called for further investigation into chemicals that may be processed at the plant.last_img read more

Styleword Tummy Control Leggings Are ‘Buttery Soft’ and Smooth

first_imgUs Weekly has affiliate partnerships so we may receive compensation for some links to products and services.Finding affordable leggings that measure up to pricey name brands is truly our expertise. The satisfaction we get is twofold: While the thrill of the hunt is actually exhilarating, we also love helping savvy shoppers save serious coins.- Advertisement – These leggings from STYLEWORD are our latest find, and shoppers claim that they’re seriously living up to their high expectations. The thousands of reviews speak for themselves, and we can’t resist picking up a pair right now!STYLEWORD Women's High Waist Yoga Pants with Pockets Workout LeggingsAmazonSTYLEWORD Women’s High Waist Yoga Pants with Pockets Workout Leggings See it!- Advertisement – Get the STYLEWORD Women’s High Waist Yoga Pants with Pockets Workout Leggings for prices starting at just $15, available at Amazon! Please note, prices are accurate at the date of publication, November 3, 2020, but are subject to change.The material of these leggings is being described as “buttery smooth” by loyal fans, which is music to our ears. They are made from a four-way stretch fabric that’s opaque, so you can squat and work out in them with confidence. No wardrobe malfunctions here, ladies! See-through garments may have their time and place, but the gym certainly isn’t one of them.They’re also high-waisted, which is probably our favorite style of workout bottoms. They help taper the tummy area with the help of a thick waistband, and the quality material can help smooth you out and make your body look incredible!STYLEWORD Women's High Waist Yoga Pants with Pockets Workout LeggingsSTYLEWORD Women’s High Waist Yoga Pants with Pockets Workout Leggings Amazon- Advertisement – See it!Get the STYLEWORD Women’s High Waist Yoga Pants with Pockets Workout Leggings for prices starting at just $15, available at Amazon! Please note, prices are accurate at the date of publication, November 3, 2020, but are subject to change.Did we mention that these leggings come in a series of chic colors and prints? There are so many choices, it’s almost overwhelming. You can take your pick from animal prints, floral patterns and nearly every shade of the rainbow. There are also two different styles to choose from — a slightly shorter capri and a full-length pair.These leggings are truly fantastic, and we can’t believe how affordable they are. With all of the options up for grabs, it’s going to be difficult to narrow it down to just one pair!See it: Get the STYLEWORD Women’s High Waist Yoga Pants with Pockets Workout Leggings for prices starting at just $15, available at Amazon! Please note, prices are accurate at the date of publication, November 3, 2020, but are subject to change.Not what you’re looking for? Check out more styles from STYLEWORD and shop all of the exercise and fitness gear available at Amazon! Don’t forget to check out all of Amazon’s Daily Deals here!Check out more of our picks and deals here!This post is brought to you by Us Weekly’s Shop With Us team. The Shop With Us team aims to highlight products and services our readers might find interesting and useful, such as face masks, self tanners, Lululemon-style leggings and all the best gifts for everyone in your life. Product and service selection, however, is in no way intended to constitute an endorsement by either Us Weekly or of any celebrity mentioned in the post.The Shop With Us team may receive products free of charge from manufacturers to test. In addition, Us Weekly receives compensation from the manufacturer of the products we write about when you click on a link and then purchase the product featured in an article. This does not drive our decision as to whether or not a product or service is featured or recommended. Shop With Us operates independently from advertising sales team. We welcome your feedback at [email protected] Happy shopping! – Advertisement –last_img read more

Modern Interpretation of History – Open Interpretation Center in Klis

first_imgAt the foot of Klis Fortress, one of the most significant symbols of turbulent Croatian history, the long-awaited Interpretation Center was opened, where computer 3D holographic projections show visitors the extremely rich historical and cultural heritage of the region, but also its recognizable gastronomic and oenological features.   The project of a summer stage at the fortress worth 5.3 million kuna is being prepared, and already this June the Municipality is announcing a tender for the sale of land intended for construction of an attractive hotel, which aims to attract future investors and offer additional tourist facilities. The connection of modern technologies and historical-cultural heritage results by an innovative interpretation of the past areas of the Municipality of Klis and offering a high quality experience of the destination. The Klis Fortress is visited by an increasing number of domestic and foreign tourists every year, so last year a record of 70.000 visitors, mostly thanks to the project of revitalization and restoration of the Klis fortress, which became planetarily recognized thanks to the filming of HBO’s series “Game of Thrones”.  In order to display “Revived histories”, this project started four years ago when the Municipality of Klis and the Klis Entrepreneurship Incubator applied to the tourism development fund at the relevant ministry. The project also includes exterior lighting of buildings in the very center of the place with a display of known locations and the possibility 3D mapping on the outer walls of the interpretation center thus, without additional interventions in the space, an attractive visual content is obtained. RELATED NEWS: “We are extremely proud that we can offer added value to everyone who comes to Klis and visits the Klis Fortress, one of the most important cultural and historical monuments in Croatia, through the Interpretation Center. This is a place where visitors to Klis will be able to get important information about the specifics of the region, modern centuries-old history of our region, but also where they will begin their research and learning about all the values ​​of the destination and what we offer. By caring for heritage, we valorize our greatest historical and cultural wealth and invest in its further development, so that, thanks to EU funds, the beautiful Klis walls will soon be illuminated by new LED lighting, giving them a completely new perspective. “, said the Mayor of Klis Jakov Vetma during the opening ceremony of the center.  In the Klis Interpretation Center, visitors can immerse themselves in incredibly realistic and visually attractive depictions from the glorious past of Klis, once the first Croatian capital and the royal capital of the Trpimirović dynasty. Apart from history lovers, the content of the Interpretation Center will be interesting for tourists who will get the necessary information about the entire tourist, eno-gastronomic, accommodation and cultural offer of the Kliška region by simply using touch screens. Find out more about the sale of land for hotel construction in the attachment. Klis Fortress attracts more and more tourists every year These funds are further invested in projects aimed at raising the standard of living of the local community through the arrangement of kindergartens and schools, sports facilities, transport and tourism infrastructure, incentives for young families who want to work and live in Klis and encourage and develop new economic and entrepreneurial initiative, Vetma points out and adds: “As a cult place of the Croatian past and the starting point of national history, Klis deserves to restore the status of a city that it once had and become a historic city and tourist destination where guests will stay even longer. In Klis we do not strive for mass, but thoughtful and sustainable tourism, and although we are most recognizable by the Klis fortress, we plan to develop in other segments of the tourist offer because we have the potential – from geo-traffic advantages, culture, agritourism, potential eco-ethno villages, adrenaline parks…”, Vetma pointed out and announced new investments. The number of visitors continues to grow, so, compared to last year, a record year, in the first 5 months of this year, Klis recorded an increase in the number of visitors by more than 60%, while the fortress’s revenues exceeded the amount of HRK 3 million, which is an exceptional result for a municipality with just over 5 inhabitants.  The project of adapting and equipping the existing facility into an interpretation center is valuable million of which 410.000 were co-financed by the Ministry of Tourism, with 150.000 the project was supported by the Split-Dalmatia County, while the remaining amount was financed by the Municipality of Klis. JAKOV VETMA, KLIS MUNICIPALITY: IN CASE OF CONTINUATION OF EXCELLENT TOURIST RESULTS, WE WILL REDUCE THE PRICES OF KINDERGARTENS IN KLISlast_img read more