New awards for the Dubrovnik Gardens of the Sun.

first_imgDubrovnik Gardens of the Sun once again won international awards this year, which is the best indicator of excellence, as well as confirmation of the leading position in the field of family and wellness tourism in Europe.As part of the renowned 2017 World Luxury Spa Awards, the Dubrovnik Gardens of the Sun resort won the award for the best luxury spa resort in Croatia (Best Luxury Resort Spa), and the best spa in the destination (Luxury Destination Spa). The World Luxury Spa awards are given for high quality standards within the luxury wellness segment, and are part of the world-renowned organization World Luxury Awards, which awards prizes for impeccable service and facilities in the hotel industry.”In recent years, we have invested a lot in the development of the spa concept, as well as the improvement of the overall wellness experience in order to exceed the expectations of our guests and maintain the position of the best SPA resort in the region. These awards are a confirmation that we are on the right path, and I congratulate my staff on their success and continuous work and effort.”Said on this occasion the general manager of the resort, Christian Larss Kreković and adds that the Resort for the second year in a row won recognition in the prestigious competition 2017 Junior Design Awards – a silver award for best family hotel (Best Family Hotel, UK & Worldwide).By the way, Dubrovnik Gardens of the Sun, a luxury five-star resort, is located on the coast in Orašac near Dubrovnik and is part of the prestigious group The Leading Hotels of the World. In addition to luxury accommodation in 201 rooms within the hotel and 207 residences, the resort offers an award-winning spa, sports center, 16 different bars and restaurants, a beach and three outdoor pools, and one of the best conference centers in the region.Related news:Dubrovnik Gardens of the Sun has joined The Leading Hotels of the Worldlast_img read more

GLMS call for ratification of Macolin Convention at CoE hearing

first_img ESI Digital – No Drama Please… Esports growth should be treated as business as usual  August 20, 2020 Share StumbleUpon SBC Magazine Issue 10: Kaizen Gaming rebrand and focus for William Hill CEO August 25, 2020 Related Articles Share BetInvest: The benefits of separating esports betting markets August 7, 2020 Submit Ahead of the release of the upcoming PACE Report, representatives from the Global Lottery Monitoring System (GLMS) have called for further ratifications of the Macolin Convention, in a bid to crack down on suspicious betting activity.Attending the October 1 Hearing of the Committee on Culture, Science, Education and Media of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe in Strasbourg, GLMS General secretary Giancarlo Sergi explained that is greatly important that stakeholders implement the Convention, and offer education and prevention activities.Alongside representatives from FIFA, ARJEL, INTERPOL and the Portuguese NOC, the upcoming report of MP Roland Büchel “Time to act: Europe’s political response to fighting the manipulation of sports competitions”  (Doc. 14518) was analysed. Sergi explained: “Lotteries and GLMS have always shown their strong support to the Convention and look forward to further supporting the CoE with its promotion. Indeed, it is in the highest interest of the sports movement that the Macolin Convention is timely implemented.”GLMS Deputy General Secretary, Vagelis Alexandrakis, added:  “We congratulate the Parliamentary Assembly of the CoE, and notably the rapporteur, for the initiative of this report, which we hope will send out a strong message to states across the world for more ratifications. “As the Convention Follow-Up Committee will have to be convened soon, it is of significance that states ensure their participation in it with full voting rights from the very beginning.”A draft of the report “Time to act: Europe’s political response to fighting the manipulation of sports competitions” (Doc. 14518) is due to be discussed in the next hearing of the PACE in December.It is expected that the full report will be adopted by the Plenary in April 2020, just before the UEFA Euro 2020 and the Summer Olympics in Tokyo.last_img read more

All Earth Dwellers Invited to Environmental Day

first_imgBy Jenna O’DonnellLITTLE SILVER – Earth Day is still a month away, but borough residents don’t have to wait until April to grow a little greener.The Little Silver Environmental Commission will host its annual Environmental Day this Saturday to give residents in the borough and surrounding area a chance to recycle old clothing and electronics, learn from experts at beekeeping, composting and gardening workshops and learn more about local environmental initiatives.The four-hour event, hosted at the Woman’s Club of Little Silver, 111 Church St., has grown each year since it began five years ago, according to Bonnie Winters Akey, who chairs the Little Silver Environmental Commission.“The goal of the day is to raise awareness of what’s available in town, and in the county and state, in terms of making all of us greener,” she said.Free demonstrations are scheduled throughout the morning inside the Women’s Club building and will include a compost workshop with Rutgers University Master Gardener Tom Matulewicz, a beekeeping discussion with local beekeeper Liz Hanson, and a planting demonstration by Bob Sickles of Sickles Market.Outside, those looking to clean out their closets can stop by recycling stations that will be set up in the Woman’s Club Parking lot. Old electronics, including TVs and “anything with a plug” will be accepted for recycling at no cost. Additionally, gently used clothing will be collected by the non-profit Lunch Break and SafeGuard Document Destruction will be on site with a document shredding truck to accept paper and books.“It’s really a good way to do spring cleaning,” said Akey, noting that with Lunch Break collecting the clothing, people can be sure the donations will go to those who need them, “which is important to us,” she added.Along with opportunities to stop by workshops and recycle household items, green demonstrations, displays and services will be available inside the Woman’s Club, said Akey. A few offerings include free energy efficiency audits from New Jersey Natural Gas to help residents find out how to save energy in their homes, and tree giveaways from the county Shade Tree Commission. Reusable bags will also be handed out to attendees.As spring starts to bloom and with Earth Day around the corner, Akey said Saturday is a great time for residents to come out to recycle and learn about how to make their community greener.“This is the perfect time of year for this,” she said. “It’s not just for Little Silver. We encourage everyone to come out.”The Little Silver Environmental Day will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 25 at the Woman’s Club of Little Silver, 111 Church St. The event is free and open to the public.last_img read more

Theater Review ‘Cyrano’ at Two River Theater

first_imgBy Gretchen C. Van Benthuysen Fear not. Jason O’Connell and Brenda Withers wrote a script that adheres to the original story line based on a real person, but with a more contemporary vernacular, costumes mixing modern and traditional styles, a set with reversed flats suggesting we may be watching from backstage and short blasts of hip-hop music during scene changes. The playwrights also streamlined the cast to five people – with O’Connell as Cyrano – exuding the panache for which he is known in a well-drawn performance. Journalist Gretchen C. Van Benthuysen’s theater news and reviews can be found on Jason O’Connell stars as Cyrano, Luis Quintero as Christian and Chris Thorn as DeGuiche in Two River Theater’s production of “Cyrano” now through Oct. 13. Photo courtesy T. Charles Erickson Costume designer Jessica Wegener gives Cyrano motorcycle pants, Roxanne a simple red dress and Montfleury feathers and braid. Scenic designer Kristen Robinson also includes the traditional proscenium and modern metal chairs. Lighting designer Paul Toben gives us an incredibly beautiful moon at the end. The rest of the superb, very talented company includes Chris Thorn (DeGuiche, Ragueneau, Montfleury, Cadet) and Nance Williamson (LeBret, Duenna, Lise, Monk, Unsavory Character). A new adaptation of Edmond Rostand’s classic play currently running at the Two River Theater in Red Bank is less like the 1950 movie featuring José Ferrer in the title role, and more like the 1987 film “Roxanne” featuring Steve Martin, whose script offered a happy ending. center_img This is not your grandparents’ “Cyrano de Bergerac.” It’s probably not even your parents’ “Cyrano de Bergerac.” So I wonder: Is this a“Cyrano” for millennials? Notexclusively, of course. Afterall, Roxanne says, towardthe end of the play, she feelsmore grownup after whatshe’s been through. Roxanne still falls in love with the new handsome cadet Christian (Luis Quintero, who also plays Sister Marthe and Bellerose.) When he first encounters Cyrano he makes several insulting jokes about Cyrano’s enormous nose. The only makeup to indicate the flaw is what looks like a black vein – tape? – on one side of a normal nose. It’s disconcerting. Meredith McDonough’s direction is flawless, often brilliant, when it comes to on stage costume changes, entrances and exits, and the opening and closing business. Don’t be late, trust me. While the first act of the two acts is long, it kept moving. If you exit early, however, Cyrano might take note, which he did in this performance. In the shorter Act 2, Cyrano incurs an injury he tries to hide bycovering his face with hishand, making it difficult tocatch all the dialogue. But the production includes a most inexplicable change by doing away with Cyrano’s oversized nose, the source of his sometimes crippling self-doubt when it comes to love and women. One woman in particular. Although he is much admired for his dueling, his poetry, his wit, his charity, he believes no woman could love him, especially his distant cousin and childhood companion Roxanne, nicely played by Britney Simpson, who also plays a cadet. last_img read more