Are they taking the Mannekin Pis?

first_imgThis little curio popped into our inbox tagged with the eyebrow raising heading: “Belcolade’s chocolate Manneken Pis jets in for 20 Years of Passion celebrations”, accompanied by a snap of a nude child made of chocolate.The press release revealed it was to do with Belcolade celebrating 20 years of producing Belgian chocolate. They chose to mark the occasion with a chocolatey version of Manneken Pis – which translates as ’little man pee’ – one of Belgium’s most famous landmarks.We’re still not quite sure how our friends at Belcolade managed to equate “20 Years of Passion” with chocolate statues of peeing children. But marketing assistant Lydia Baines explains the UK side of the celebrations: “During this leg of his celebratory tour, we took the Mannekin Pis to Big Ben and Buckingham Palace, an English pub, and even a game of cricket, before being guest of honour at Belcolade UK’s celebrations.”Fifty-five of these statues were shipped out to 16 countries worldwide. Belcolade teams from around the world will be snapping “Pis boy” at famous landmarks and the photographs will be exhibited in Brussels this summer.Forget Brussels, we think it should be put forward for the Turner Prize.last_img read more

Author: Fall is a great time to visit Indiana Dunes National Park

first_img Twitter Facebook (“indiana-dunes-state-park-1848559” by Adam Asar, Public Domain) With the coronavirus limiting a lot of indoor activities, one national park expert and author says now is the perfect time to go outdoors and consider a visit to Indiana Dunes National Park.Becky Lomax wrote “Moon USA National Parks: The Complete Guide to All 62 Parks”. Lomax has always been impressed with Indiana Dunes.“Right now, this is peak fall migration and the time to go there because all of the birds that are heading south come right down the shorelines of Lake Michigan and funnel right through the park. If you want to do some wildlife watching and bird watching, this is the time to go there,” said Lomax.Indiana Dunes National Park has a wide variety of wildlife, including white-tailed deer, red fox, raccoons, opossums, cottontail rabbits, various rodents, Canada geese, gulls, squirrels, hawks, turkey vultures, mallards, great blue herons, songbirds, and garter snakes.Lomax says walking along the beaches of Indiana Dunes is neat enough no matter the season.“You can also ride a bike up and down the roads. There are also hiking trails there,” said Lomax.Lomax reminds you that you need to make sure you always check the Indiana Dunes website for updated coronavirus restrictions before you decide to do anything with the family.“That involves things like boat tours, bus tours, staying in campgrounds, staying in lodges, etc. All of those things you need to check on before you go,” said Lomax.Indiana is home to three National Parks sites: Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial, George Rogers Clark National Historical Park and Indiana Dunes National Park. Twitter IndianaLocalNews Pinterest Pinterest Author: Fall is a great time to visit Indiana Dunes National Park By Network Indiana – October 16, 2020 0 379 Facebook WhatsApp Google+ Google+ WhatsApp Previous articleGrandfather pleads guilty in toddler’s cruise ship deathNext articleGirl, 3, dies after being dropped off at hospital with life-threatening injuries Network Indianalast_img read more

Guidance: National framework for NHS continuing healthcare and NHS-funded nursing care

first_imgThe national framework for NHS continuing healthcare and NHS-funded nursing care sets out the principles and processes for deciding eligibility.NHS continuing healthcare is an ongoing package of health and social care that is arranged and funded solely by the NHS where an individual is found to have a primary health need. Such care is provided to an individual aged 18 or over to meet needs that have arisen as a result of disability, accident or illness.last_img

NOLA Legends To Team Up For All-Star Celebration Of New Orleans Music During Jazz Fest

first_imgOn Friday, May 3rd, an all-star cast will come together for a late-night tribute to the music of New Orleans during this year’s New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. Dubbed NOLA 50: Celebrating The Music Of New Orleans, the performance will honor the beloved music of New Orleans at the French Quarter club, One Eyed Jacks, and feature a slew of iconic New Orleans musicians, modern-day local heroes, several members of Dumpstaphunk, Lettuce, and more.For half a century, the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival has consistently shined a spotlight on the Crescent City as one of the cultural capitals of the world. As Jazz Fest celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2019, Live For Live Music Presents: NOLA 50 will take the audience on a retrospective tour of the music and musicians that have helped build this legacy in the Big Easy.GRAMMY Lifetime Achievement award winner and bass hero, George Porter Jr. of The Meters, will lead the charge alongside Dumpstaphunk keyboardist/vocalist Ivan Neville. They will be joined by Neville’s fellow Dumpstaphunk members, Ian Neville and Alvin Ford Jr. on guitar and drums respectively, as well as Lettuce’s Adam “Shmeeans” Smirnoff on guitar and Eric “Benny” Bloom on trumpet. Guitarist and vocalist Walter “Wolfman” Washington, recent recipient of OffBeat Magazine’s Lifetime Achievement Award, will also join the band for this special occasion, as will the versatile and enigmatic saxophonist and late night jazz fest favorite, Skerik. More special guests will be announced in the coming weeks.Tickets to NOLA 50: Celebrating The Music Of New Orleans are on sale NOW at this link. For full event information, as well as the event poster by artist Kellin Townsend, see below.Date: Friday, May 3rd, 2019Show: Live For Live Music Presents: NOLA 50 – Celebrating The Music Of New OrleansArtists: George Porter Jr., Ivan Neville, Walter “Wolfman” Washington, Ian Neville, Alvin Ford Jr., Eric “Benny” Bloom, Adam “Shmeeans” Smirnoff, Skerik & More…Venue: One Eyed Jacks – 615 Toulouse St, New Orleans, LA 70130Tickets: $43 Advance / $48 Day Of ShowTime: Doors –  10:00 PM / Show – 11:00 PMlast_img read more

Keep Score at Home with Our Printable Tony Awards Ballot

first_img View Comments Broadway’s biggest night takes place on June 12, when Tony winner James Corden hosts the 70th Annual Tony Awards. Print out the scorecard below so that you can keep track of how your favorites do throughout the ceremony. Will Hamilton beat The Producers’ record-breaking haul of 12 trophies in 2001? Tune into CBS at 8/7C and stay with us,, during the evening for unparalleled coverage, both behind the scenes and on stage at the Beacon Theatre.Download your copy here!last_img read more

Young entrepreneurs

first_imgCreated businesses based on their talents”The students used a survey to determine what businesses areneeded in the area,” said Diane Sumner, Jasper and Jonescounties’ Extension 4-H agent. “Then they looked at theirpersonal skills and talents before deciding on a business tostart.”Sumner said her goal was to make the program fun while teachingthe students important skills they can use for a lifetime. Thestudents had to set goals for their businesses, develop marketingand business plans and determine what they would do with theirprofits.The program also taught the students how to estimate supplies andlabor costs before setting a price on their wares. * Charity Daniel launched Charity’s Creations, specializing incloth jewelry pouches, shoe bags and other items.* Rebecca Bean began her own cattle-raising company, Over theMoon Cattle.* Katie Amos created Candles by Katie.* Stephen Daniel founded Stephen’s Benches, Birdhouses andBookcases.* Carrie Howell started Confetti Candles.* Leslie Peterson unveiled Udderly Adorable Gifts, bath productsmade from goats’ milk.* Colton Strawn produced Professional Printing.* Holly Ellington opened Hollie’s Hobbies.* And Kelsey Matthews started her own house-cleaning business.The students marketed their products to their teachers, their parents’ co-workers and their church friends. “Two of the girls are selling their product through their Mom’s home business,” said Sumner. “They also have rented booths and craft fairs.” By Sharon OmahenUniversity of GeorgiaThe economy picked up a bit recently in two Georgia counties,where 10 new businesses opened their doors. All 10 businessowners are too young to own homes or drive cars.The young entrepreneurs all got their start as participants in”Get Ready, Get Set, Start Your Own Business,” a program offeredby their county Extension Service offices’ 4-H program and fundedby Jones County Family Connection.The program was open to sixth- through eighth-graders from Jonesand Jasper counties. It began last October, when the studentsstudied the success of Chick-fil-A Founder Truett Cathy. “A team of sisters, Brittny and Mariah Smith, borrowed money fromtheir mother to start their basket-making business, BriMarCreations,” Sumner said. “Theirs ended up being one of the mostprofitable student businesses, even after paying back theirstart-up loan.”The student businesses established through the program werediverse: * Daniel Peterson and Zeke Marzigliano started Dixie Woodworking,creating handcrafted bluebird houses.* Amelia Thomaston began Desserts in a Jar.* Dana Sires created Dana’s Pillow Cottage. They turned down start-up loansNone of the students opted to borrow money to start theirbusinesses. At least not from the 4-H program.center_img “The program actually had funds available to loan the studentsfor use in starting up their businesses,” Sumner said. “The ideawas for them to borrow the money, and then learn about loans andhow to pay them back.” The future meets the presentThe young entrepreneurs ended the program with a reception tointroduce the new businesses to area business leaders. “The hardest part for many of these students was meeting andtalking with the adult business leaders,” Sumner said. “Theyreally had to psyche themselves up to shake hands and make eyecontact.”Sumner said she was pleased to see how much the students learnedin addition to the main points of running a business.”They learned how to set goals and to stick with it until theirgoals were accomplished,” she said. “They also learned to presentthemselves as professionals, a skill that should serve them wellas they enter the work force in a few years.”As the program ended, the students all left with a little moremoney in their pockets than when the program began. Sumner cameaway with pride in her students’ accomplishments.”When one of the young men arrived at the reception in a suit andtie, I was so proud,” said Sumner. “You never know what anactivity like this will do for a child down the road. Even ifthey never go into business, the life skills they learned willstay with them into adulthood.”last_img read more

Tips and Tricks For Living The #Vanlife During The Winter

first_imgWhile good tires will keep you safe, it’s good to carry some simple and inexpensive recovery gear in case you get stuck. We recommend carrying a light duty shovelto dig yourself out. A simple tow strapis also a good idea. It won’t help you when you’re alone, but in our experience, you’re never too far from a good ol’ boy with a beefed-up pickup just waiting to pull somebody out. This can also save you from an expensive tow in a pinch. We also carry a small 12volt air compressorto keep our tires properly inflated to ensure a good grip on snow and ice. There are some people out there who will say that airing your tires down in the deep stuff can help, however, we’ve never tried this so we’ll let you do your own research. Lastly, a bag of kitty litter can be a good option for getting some extra traction if you get stuck. Many #vanlifers out there use propane (little buddy style) heaters. These are by far the most affordable option, however, there are several drawbacks. Propane heat introduces a lot of moisture and fumes into your vehicle. For this reason, proper ventilation and a carbon monoxide detector are crucial. These can also be a fire hazard. Having some simple recovery gear can get you out of a jam A heater isn’t necessary, but it helps Remember, if you don’t vent your vehicle, you’ll wake up moist and that can be extremely unpleasant in the winter. Winter has already shown its face in Colorado this year. With the arrival of “OctSNOWber” we thought it would be a could time to share some of our tips and tricks for living in a van during the winter months. We spend most of the winter braving the cold and chasing snow in the Canadian Rockies. While this can be an extremely rewarding experience, it requires some serious preparation and planning to make sure we stay safe out there. We found this out the hard way. It may seem obvious to some, but when traveling in unfamiliar places, we found it to be MUCH harder to find a safe place to sleep (legally). In the summer, it’s simple. Find a Forest Service road and drive down it until you find a place to park. In Winter, this is a terrible idea. Most campgrounds are closed and many forest service roads are closed or at the very least, impassible. Our advice is to plan ahead and try to find a place to park before the sun goes down. We had a few scares last year when driving into the unknown. Look into areas where snowmobiling and backcountry skiing are prevalent. We found that these trailheads and parking areas tend to be plowed, or at least packed down enough to make a safe place to sleep. In the winter we look for more heavily used areas. Finding a place to sleep is much harder in the winter Having a good set of tires and chains is not an option, it is essential. There are plenty of heating options out there. Some are more expensive than others. For the long haul, a good gasoline or diesel heater is our favorite option. These forced air furnace style heaters are the most expensive, but also the safest to in an enclosed space. We use a Webasto, but there are plenty of knock-off heaters on the market as well. These forced air furnaces run off of your normal fuel tank, are super-efficient and have an external exhaust so you don’t have to worry about dangerous fumes in the van. This heating option is very dry and won’t introduce extra moisture in your van. One of the most common questions we get about our van is whether we have four wheel drive or not. We don’t, and even if we did, a good set of winter rated tires would still top this list. You hear it all of the time, four wheel drive won’t help you one bit when you need to stop in a hurry. However, a good set of tires will. We run Falken Wildpeak A/T3Wtires. While these are technically not a dedicated snow tires, they are fully winter rated and specifically designed for deep snow. We chose these because we can run them year round without the need for a second set of tires specifically for the winter months. We also cary a set of tire chains as an extra insurance policy. There are many other options out there and you’ll need to find something that works best for you. We went to bed one night outside of Big Sky, Montana and woke up to several feet of unexpected snow. Luckily, our nice set of tires was able to get up back to the plowed pavement. Don’t wanna get stuck, and miss out on fresh tracks? Invest in good tires. Do it. Live the #vanlife in the winter and don’t let people tell you that you can’t. Just plan for bad weather, be prepared, and ski all of the powder days that your friends wish they could. Final Thoughts Despite your heater, liquids will freeze This includes your water tank, water lines, and faucet. Unless you spend your entire time in your van with your heater running this WILL happen. Keeping your water tanks full will help them from freezing quickly. Whenever we know we won’t be in the van for a few hours we take extra care to drain our water lines and make sure there isn’t any pressure in our water pump or faucet. This season we are exploring some options like 12volt water tank and line heatersthat are designed for RVs. Our concern here is that anything with a heating element will drain your auxiliary batteries much faster. Only time will tell if this is a good fix or not. There is one way for this tour to be a reality– our sponsors! Sending a thank you shout out to all of our awesome sponsors that make this tour happen: Sea to Summit, Mountain House, Lowe Alpine, Leki, Big Agnes, Stio, Roofnest, and Franklin County, VA. For more info on our sponsors, check out the post, “Live Outside and Play is Back!” If you want to tough it out, you could also invest in a good four-season sleeping bag and lots of blankets.last_img read more

Strategic partnership agreement between FC Bayern Munich and Istria signed

first_imgThe strategic partnership between FC Bayern Munich, as one of the largest football clubs in the world, and Istria, the most important tourist destination in Croatia, is the largest and most important marketing project in tourism, and for Istria a strategic project in destination positioning.Istria is the only tourist region, not only in Croatia but also in the wider Mediterranean region, which was the first to launch large strategic partnership projects. The basic idea of ​​this model is significant support in the function of positioning and promoting the destination of Istria in our most important emitting markets. “By networking promotional activities, we want to use the reputation of our strategic partners, their recognizability and quality in a way that the identification and valorization of large and well-known brands is associated with Istria and thus build part of their reputation and recognition in the ISTRIA brand.” they point out from the Tourist Board of Istria, and the project was also supported by the CNTB.This process of cross marketing and cobranding in the tourism industry is a novelty in creating new values ​​and identification and networking of marketing activities through synergy in specially selected markets and, within that, according to specially selected target groups.The key word in this segment is the market: namely, Germany is our most important and largest emitting market, and within Germany, Bavaria certainly has the largest share. Istria is a tourist destination that is dynamically changing and raising the level of quality of services, services, but also infrastructure. “In this sense, the most important mission is to present all the news from the destination to new guests from Germany, those of higher purchasing power, who will, we hope, from now on have Radar facing Istria and Croatia“Emphasize from the Tourist Board of Istria.Choosing FC Bayern Munich is a logical choice of partner for Istria in this respect: it is one of the world’s largest and most important football clubs with huge media influence, gathers a large number of fans around the world, leads an exceptional base of followers on social networks.This cooperation opens a much wider story than the branding itself, and the specific projects within the strategic partnership Istria – FC Bayern, which was concluded for three years are:Project of the show match between the legends of FC Bayern and Istria / the legends of CroatiaProject of presenting Istria and Croatia during the matches in the VIP zone at the Allianz arena stadium, with the participation of high guests and partners of Istria and a potential visit of the FC Bayern legendProject of presenting Istria and Croatia “Matchday presenter”Project of holding a training camp in Istria for the first women’s team of FC BayernPossibility of holding a key annual FC Bayern workshop (for FC Bayern partners)Presentation of the Istrian accommodation tourist offer via FC Bayern’s club media channelsFor promotion and marketing within the strategic partnership, Istria will receive additional media space in the segment of digital marketing (Media budget)“Photoshooting” project: shooting three players from the first team of FC Bayern with the possibility of using the material for promotional and marketing purposes of IstriaFC Bayern Munich 4th most valuable club in the worldEnglish football giant Manchester United last year became the most valuable football club in the world by dethroning Real Madrid, which has held first place in the rankings for the past four years, while FC Bayern Munich holds fourth place with $ 2,71 billion, according to Forbes magazine. (1. Manchester United – 3,69 billion dollars, 2. Barcelona – 3,64, 3. Real Madrid – 3,58, 4. Bayern Munich – 2,71, 5. Manchester City – 2,08). Bayern Munich, on the other hand, ended last year with as many as 290 club members.Apart from branding and huge marketing by connecting with one of the strongest football brands and the development of sports tourism, especially in the pre- and post-season, the most important fact is that Germany is our main emitting market.FC Bayern football club is one of the most successful sports clubs in the world that has won all international and national titles (28 German championship titles, 5 Champions League titles, 18 German DFB Cup titles) FC Bayern in 2016/2017. FC Bayern München eV is owned by its 640 members and the basic shareholder of FC Bayern München AG. (dd) (Audi, Allianz, Adidas 290.000%).More than 340.000 members are organized in more than 4.300 official FC Bayern fan clubs that support the team globally. When we talk about social networks, FC Bayern has over 49 million followers on Facebook, 12,5 followers on Instagram, 6,2 followers on Twitter, 446,500 followers on Snapchat and they have over 870.000 subscribers on the official YouTube channel.last_img read more

The first navigable cinema in Croatia: In Vukovar, from this weekend, movies while sailing on the Danube

first_imgThis is an innovative project, and the interest in cinema screenings is great. The idea arose during the Vukovar Film Festival when documentaries were shown on this recognizable Vukovar tourist ship. The special atmosphere of swimming with movies, popcorn and everything that goes with the cinema will attract visitors from all over Croatia to the city on the Danube. Continental tourism, especially here in the Far East, needs such ideas and initiatives because they are the ones that can start the dormant ship of Slavonian tourism. Vukovar offers more and more content, and more and more private renters are slowly emerging, and it seems that in the easternmost county, the city on the Danube will be the first to move bolder forward in the development of tourism. „Severy Friday and Saturday, starting at 21 pm, film screenings will be shown on our tourist boat. On Fridays it will be documentaries, and on Saturdays feature films. On Friday we will start with the documentary “Beatles” while on Saturday we will show the feature film “Parasite” which won an Oscar, said boat owner Zrinka Sesto.   With this content, Vukovar gets another top tourist product, which is also unique and the first in Croatia, if not in this part of Europe. Agencies, you have another great content that you can offer to the market – the first cinema on the beautiful blue Danube. An interesting cinema project on the Danube starts this weekend in Vukovar. This is the first navigable cinema in Croatia called “Navigation Cinema – Sail – In cinema on Danube” launched by the Vukovar travel agency Danubiumtours. Such a simple and original idea, and a completely new tourist product on the map of Vukovar that could attract tourists from all over the region. Since the cinema screen is installed on the electric solar passenger ship Magenta 1 in Vukovar, the necessary silence during film screenings is ensured because such a ship practically does not produce any sound since it is powered by electricity. “I am sure that not only the people of Vukovar but also the citizens from the surrounding area, the whole of Croatia, but also the tourists who visit Vukovar during the year will enjoy our sailing cinema. Depending on the interest, the navigation cinema will be able to be rented, we leave the possibility for groups to rent a boat and watch a movie of their choice as part of various gatherings and celebrations, such as birthdays, anniversaries, bachelorette parties and the like, ” concludes the Sixth. There is a lot of potential in the East, but unfortunately decision makers do not recognize tourism in Slavonia as a branch in which they should seriously invest. It is tourism to impoverished Slavonia that could be the straw of salvation.last_img read more

Quality home hits the market for the first time in over 59 years

first_img49 Upland Road, St Lucia.Mr Poulsen’s dad died in 2014 and his mother died last year.As an only child, the property was left to him.“This was the house I grew up in,” Mr Poulsen said.“My parents went to the University of Queensland and so did I,” he said.More from newsDigital inspection tool proves a property boon for REA website3 Apr 2020The Camira homestead where kids roamed free28 May 2019 49 Upland Road, St Lucia.He said, during the 70s, he worked with his father to build under the house, creating a massive mancave-like area.“It was a special project between dad and myself,” Mr Poulson said.The home is on a 506sq m block and goes to auction on Saturday at 11am. 49 Upland Road, St Lucia. 49 Upland Road, St Lucia.For Jeff Poulsen, the auction of his parent’s St Lucia home this weekend will be a tough one.Mr Poulsen said he was finding it hard to let the post-war home, circa 1958, go.“My parents built it in 1958,” Mr Poulsen, an engineer, said. “They moved to Brisbane from Rockhampton about a year or two earlier.“My dad got an architect to draw up the plans for him. They built it and then went to England for a year and came back.” 49 Upland Road, St Lucia.He said he had many fond memories growing up at 49 Upland Rd, however it was the most recent which meant a lot to him.“Going with my kids to visit their grandparents was something special,” he said.“It was nice seeing the little kids with their grandparents.“My daughter used to stay for half a week with my parents while she studied psychology.”The property is located directly opposite the University of Queensland. Mr Poulsen said he hoped a university professor would move into the home with their family.“This home has a post-war style. There’s no one in our family who can maintain and look after it,” he said.last_img read more