Representatives of UNESCO in the monitoring mission to resolve the issue of Plitvice Lakes National Park

first_imgAs part of the activities aimed at reducing the pressure on the Plitvice Lakes National Park initiated by the Ministry of Environmental Protection and Energy, representatives of UNESCO and the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), which conducts expert evaluations for UNESCO, arrived in Croatia for a reactive monitoring mission. will give his opinion on the situation in the park as well as the optimal solutions.The representative of the UNESCO Secretariat Sussana Kari and Pierre Galland from IUCN met today in Zagreb with representatives of the Ministry of Environmental Protection and Energy, the Ministry of Construction and Physical Planning, the Croatian Environment and Nature Agency, the Croatian Institute for Spatial Planning, the Ministry of Tourism and Hrvatske vode and JU NP Plitvice Lakes. The meeting reviewed the situation in the Plitvice Lakes National Park, and discussed, among other things, the problems of a large number of visitors, problems with the spatial plan and related issuance of building permits, inspection, water supply and drainage system.Representatives of the reactive monitoring mission during their stay in Croatia will visit the Plitvice Lakes National Park and hold meetings with representatives of the Park, local self-government and all other stakeholders involved in the issue of over-attendance.Photo: Plitvice Lakes National ParkThe reactive monitoring mission was called by the Ministry of Environmental Protection and Energy, aware of the problems in the Plitvice Lakes National Park regarding the pressure from visitors as well as the intensified construction of facilities. “Our main goal is the effective protection and preservation of the Plitvice Lakes National Park through better management of visitors and increased control over the construction of facilities and other infrastructure, so that the pressure of tourism would not endanger the natural values ​​for which the park is included in the UNESCO list. stand out from the Ministry of Protection, Environment and Energy.The Ministry, in cooperation with other bodies, will develop a joint action plan to address the identified problems for each of the sectors (spatial planning and construction, nature protection, water management) and in accordance with UNESCO instructions, after the mission, take further necessary steps to address the issue. .last_img read more

Chess24 Banter Blitz Cup: Carlsen’s road to the finals

first_imgAswe reported earlier, the Chess24 Banter Blitz Cup started September 25 lastyear with 128 players (the site says 133, but no evidence showed the number wasmore than 128) from all over the planet playing a 7-round individual knockouttournament. Carlsen made his debut in the round of 64, where he progressed byfirst beating a gallant Argentine GM Alan Pichot, 9-3, and then demolishingSpanish GM Jose Fernando Cuenca Jimenez, 8½-½, to advance to the Round of 16. There,he crushed Georgian GM Ivan Cheparinov, 8½-1½. Incidentally, Cheparinov – theformer second to erstwhile world champion Veselin Topalov, was a nativeBulgarian who switched federations in 2018. Also, among the elite players whofailed to make it during the early knockout stages are GMs Leinier DominguezPerez, David Navara, Peter Svidler, Romain Edouard, Etienne Bacrot, and GataKamsky. Carlsen, M (2876)-Mamedov, R(2645) [B52] ******* Aswe also reported earlier, Carlsen went on to beat GM Nils Grandelius in thequarterfinals and then GM Sanan Sjugirov in the semifinals. Here are some ofhis wins in the previous rounds: Carlsen, M (2876)-Pichot, A(2590) [B20] The key to our last problem is 1.Nb3!.Black’s futile options are: 1…f6 2.Qe7#; 1…Bf62.Qh7#; 1…e2 2.Bc2#; 1…Qd2 2.Rxf4#./PN (1.2) 2019 Carlsen, M (2876)-Cuenca Jimenez,Jose Fernando (2523) [A45] (4.2) 2020 1.d4 Nf62.Bf4 c5 3.d5 b5 4.c4 b4 5.Nd2 g6 6.e4 Bg7 7.Ngf3 d6 8.Qc2 0-0 9.Bd3 e5 10.Bg5h6 11.Bh4 a5 12.h3 a4 13.g4 b3 14.axb3 axb3 15.Qd1 Rxa1 16.Qxa1 Na6 17.Ke2 Nb418.Qa3 Qb6 19.Ra1 h5 20.Bxf6 Bxf6 21.gxh5 Bxh3 22.Rg1 Kg7 23.Qxb3 Ra8 24.Bb1Qc7 25.hxg6 fxg6 26.Nxe5 Bxe5 27.Qxh3 Rh8 28.Qf5 Qf7 29.Nf3 Bxb2 30.e5 Qxf531.Bxf5 1-0 PUZZLERS (3.13) 2020 Carlsen, M (2876)-Cheparinov, I(2670) [A45] 1.e4 c5 2.Na3 g6 3.h4 d5 4.exd5 Qxd5 5.h5Bg7 6.Nf3 Nc6 7.Bc4 Qd8 8.d3 Nh6 9.c3 Nf5 10.Nc2 Nd6 11.Bb3 Na5 12.Bf4 Nxb313.axb3 b6 14.d4 cxd4 15.Ncxd4 Bb7 16.Qe2 0-0 17.hxg6 hxg6 18.Be5 Ne4 19.Qe3 f620.Ne6 Qd5 21.Nxg7 fxe5 22.Qh6 Rxf3 23.gxf3 Kf7 24.Rg1 Qc6 25.fxe4 Qxe4+ 26.Kd2Rd8+ 27.Kc1 Qd3 28.Ne6 Kxe6 29.Qxg6+ Qxg6 30.Rxg6+ Kf5 31.Rg7 Bf3 32.Rxa7 Rd1+33.Kc2 Rf1 34.c4 Rxf2+ 35.Kc3 e4 36.Raxe7 Kf4 37.Rgf7+ Ke3 38.Rf6 Rf1 39.Rxb6Rc1+ 40.Kb4 Rh1 41.Rbe6 Rh2 42.c5 Rxb2 43.c6 Rc2 44.c7 Ke2 45.Rxe4+ Bxe446.Rxe4+ 1-0 By A.E. Boy Espejo Jr. (2.1) 2019 MATEIN TWO. Theremaining semifinals bout of the Chess24 Banter Blitz Cup between GMs AliresaFirouzja and S.L. Narayanan is still to be played as we write this, so let’sdiscuss right now how the first finalist – world chess champion Magnus Carlsen– got to the finals. WHITETO MOVE, 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.Bb5+ Bd7 4.c4 Nc6 5.Nc3g6 6.d4 cxd4 7.Nxd4 Bg7 8.Be3 Nf6 9.h3 0-0 10.0-0 a6 11.Bxc6 bxc6 12.Rc1 c513.Nde2 Bc6 14.f3 Nd7 15.b3 Re8 16.Qd2 Rb8 17.Bh6 Bh8 18.Rb1 Nf6 19.Nf4 Qa520.Rfc1 Qa3 21.Nfd5 Bxd5 22.exd5 Qa5 23.Re1 Ng4 24.Na4 Bd4+ 25.Kf1 Qxd2 26.Bxd2Ne5 27.Ba5 Rb7 28.Rbd1 Nd7 29.g4 f6 30.Kg2 Kf7 31.Re4 h5 32.Bc3 Be5 33.f4 f5 34.fxe5Nxe5 35.Rxe5 dxe5 36.Nxc5 Rc7 37.Ne6 Rcc8 38.Bxe5 hxg4 39.hxg4 a5 40.Rh1 1-0 1.d4 Nf6 2.Bg5 d5 3.Nd2 e6 4.e3 Be7 5.c3 0-06.Bd3 b6 7.f4 Bb7 8.Bxf6 Bxf6 9.Ngf3 c5 10.h4 h6 11.g4 Be7 12.g5 h5 13.g6 fxg614.Bxg6 Nd7 15.Ng5 Nf6 16.Bxh5 Qd6 17.Bg6 Bc6 18.h5 Be8 19.Qb1 cxd4 20.cxd4 Rc821.h6 Rc1+ 22.Qxc1 Bxg6 23.hxg7 Kxg7 24.Ndf3 Qb4+ 25.Kf2 Ng4+ 26.Kg3 Nh627.Nxe6+ 1-0last_img read more

Guyana Market Vendors Union may be wasting their time

first_imgDear Editor,The executive of the Guyana Market Vendors Union (GMVU), which was recently launched, is completely wasting its time and energy and that of its wider membership (the vendors) as it seeks to obtain recognition by and to dialogue with the Town Clerk Royston King, who is just too egotistical to give them the light of day.The President of this union (GMVU), Eon Andrews was once a Councillor with the Georgetown Municipality.At a meeting held recently at City Hall, where he met with more than 40 fruit and vegetable vendors from the Bourda Market area, the Town Clerk sent a clear message to the GMVU of his lack of interest in dealing with them by instructing the vendors to form a representative committee which would meet regularly with the City’s administration for bargaining and evaluation. At that meeting he declared that no one, including a union, could force City Hall to permit vending if it does not allow it. In fact he said, “No union can breach Market By-Laws, no union can breach the agreement we have and I want you to understand that.”Before that, Royston King clearly stated that he was only willing to meet with the newly-formed Guyana Market Vendors Union, after it provides necessary documentation to verify its legitimacy. It is unbelievable that King, of all persons, would make such demands for legitimacy when there are so much unlawful activities occurring daily at City Hall. If that union does not become more proactive and militant, King will no doubt continue to brutalise the vendors as he has been doing to the “Parliament View Mall” occupants, the wholesale vendors on the Merriman’s Mall and the hairdressers, cosmetologists, tattoo artists and barbers that he rounded up and also placed on the Mall in most unhygienic conditions. They can’t beg him for a meeting. They have to take the type of action that will force him to recognise them and be inclined to bargain with them.Sincerely,Jermain Johnsonlast_img read more


first_imgThe proud community of Glenfinn came together to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the ordination of Fr. Lorcán Ó Searcaigh.The popular priest was originally ordained at St Mary’s Star of the Sea Church, Annagry, by Bishop Anthony MacFeely on Sunday 9th June 1974. And four decades later Fr. Ó Searcaigh celebrated mass in a packed Glenfinn’s, Our Lady Of Succour Church on Friday evening 6th June 2014.Along with special guests Bishop Philip Boyce were members of Fr. Ó Searcaigh’s family as well as one priest who had made the special journey from Australia. Fr. Eddie Gallagher paid tribute to Fr. Ó Searcaigh during the mass with wonderful stories of the Priest’s Ordination day.A request from the popular priest was that the local School children should wear their Communion costumes and join Fr. Ó Searcaigh on the alter to partake in a section of the mass.Just before the final blessing the packed Church were treated to Irish dancing and Irish traditional music by the young people of Glenfinn. After the celebration mass, people made their way to the parish hall for refreshments to round off an amazing historic event to help celebrate with Fr. Ó Searcaigh his 40 year anniversary.Many thanks to the website for the information and  photo. COMMUNITY HELPS POPULAR PRIEST CELEBRATE 40TH ANNIVERSARY OF HIS ORDINATION was last modified: June 7th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Fr Lorcan O SearcaighGlenfinnordinationlast_img read more