first_imgIn order to provide EU funds for construction works of upgrading, reconstruction and equipping the locations of the Competence Center, in this case the Villa Čingrija and TUŠ complexes, the project will apply to the Public Call “Establishment of infrastructure of regional competence centers in vocational education to support the vocational reform process education and training ”. It is a limited type of tender funded by the European Regional Development Fund. Namely, in June 2018, the City of Dubrovnik expressed its interest and will to enable the use of the fenced Villa Čingrija complex to the School of Tourism and Catering, if it is appointed a Regional Center of Competence. The space of the Villa Čingrija complex, in accordance with earlier announcements, will be open to the general public with facilities such as catering. Three contracts regulating the future of Villa Čingrija as a Regional Competence Center for Tourism and Catering were signed on Thursday in the Ranjina Palace between the City of Dubrovnik, the Dubrovnik-Neretva County and the Dubrovnik School of Tourism and Catering. Mayor Mato Franković, Prefect Nikola Dobroslavić and TUŠ Director Antun Perušina “By declaring the Center of Competence, our school undertakes the obligation to take care of the education of staff throughout the county. We will be guided by the ‘slow food’ philosophy and we will try to offer indigenous products and thus through the school to achieve a philosophy that should help further the development of our region”, Said the director of Perušina. Prefect Nikola Dobroslavić indicated that the project is worth 105 million kuna and consists of two parts; arranging the space of Villa Čingrija in a smaller part of the School of Tourism and Hospitality, while the second part refers to the programs that will be implemented, which includes foreign experts.center_img The City of Dubrovnik and the Dubrovnik-Neretva County signed a lease agreement for the Villa Čingrija complex for a period of 10 years, while the County subleased it to the Dubrovnik School of Tourism and Hospitality, also for a period of 10 years, with the aim of establishing a future Regional Center. The application and implementation of the project for the establishment of a Regional Center of Competence in Vocational Education, subsector Tourism and Hospitality, is regulated by the “Agreement on Business Cooperation” between the three partners, also concluded today. Source / photo: City of Dubrovnik; Facebook: doris.jel The decision to conclude a lease agreement for the Villa Čingrija complex with the Dubrovnik-Neretva County for a period of 10 years was adopted at the 24th session of the City Council, held on Monday, September 23. Mayor Mato Franković pointed out that the Dubrovnik School of Tourism and Hospitality is doing an excellent job in educating staff in tourism. “Upgrading and continuing education are needed to raise the level of service provided in the city area. I am convinced that this will be realized through this project, which will have a public and educational character. After the Center on Čingrija comes to life, I am sure that Dubrovnik will get another Michelin-starred restaurant”, He emphasized, adding that the joint cooperation will raise the quality of the tourist staff. Dubrovnik-Neretva County, as the founder of vocational education institutions, and in cooperation with the Regional Development Agency DUNEA, the School of Tourism and Hospitality and the City of Dubrovnik, nominated TUŠ as a future regional center of competence at the Public Invitation of the Ministry of Science and Education. by decision of the Ministry.last_img read more

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Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Rachel Overfelt was an active fun-loving 8 years old in Wellington. But somewhere between her games of soccer and softball, she started to feel unusually tired.Her mother Debbie Overfelt started to get worried and for good reason. It was soon discovered that Rachel had what is known as a bilateral reflux disorder and it was destroying her kidneys.Rachel OverfeltToday, Rachel is 25. She has suffered a stroke and is now pretty much bed ridden. She lives with her grandparents in Tulsa, who are near a clinic. Her kidneys are shutting down. And she is need of a transplant.Without a full functioning transplanted kidney, Rachel could either live a life of dialysis hooked to a machine, or to die.On Sunday, Oct. 23, Sumner County residents can help with Rachel’s medical expenses. Linda Metzen and Debbie Sisson are holding a Knights of Columbus fundraiser from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be a two taco, beans, rice and salsa dinner for $8. There will also be a silent and live auction and a bake sale. Currently, Metzen and Sisson need items for the fundraiser to auction. They also need baked items.  It could mean anything, such as providing services. The money raised will go toward medicine taken for Rachel’s post surgery treatment, provided she gets a kidney, and provided the surgery is a success.Donation items can be dropped off at Theurer’s or for more information call Sisson at 620-440-1282 or Debbie Overfelt at 620-326-1803.A medical fund has also been established at Panhandle Federal Bank to help with Rachel’s medical conditions.———The (un)luck of the draw We all live a life filled with lucky breaks and misfortunate circumstances that we have little to do with. But for Rachel, if there was a lottery of misfortune, she would be the unlucky winner.Rachel, a 2010 Wellington High School graduate, was born with reflux disorder – a hereditary disease.Ms. Overfelt had four children, a boy and three girls. All three girls were diagnosed with reflux disorder. All three would have Reflux, but because the two younger girls were younger, the disorder was treated, before their kidneys had yet to be damaged.But for Rachel it was too late. She was diagnosed with a urinary tract infection at 8 years old. It was soon discovered that the urine was backing up into the kidney, causing an infection. Those were the functions of Reflux. Unfortunately, for Rachel, the disorder in her was bilateral meaning it was affecting both of her kidneys – not just one. A person can live a normal life with one damaged kidney.“We went to see a Nephrologist specialist, and it was discovered the infections had damaged and scarred her kidneys, which, in turn caused her to have high blood pressure,” Debbie said. “He also cautioned me that her kidneys would not grow along with the rest of her body and that as she grew into a woman’s body her kidneys would not be able to handle a mature person’s body. She would need a kidney transplant someday”The condition was at least under control during her high school years, and she was doing fine, until a few months ago when Rachel suffered a stroke. It was determined the time was now to get a new kidney.Here is the wrinkle to the story. Kidneys are in short supply. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services there are over 100,000 people in the U.S. waiting for a kidney.“Twenty-two people die everyday waiting for a donor,” Debbie said.The Overfelts have met with a kidney transplant board and she has been put on a waiting list. It is going to be a hard sell for Rachel because in order to find a kidney she is going to need to find one from someone who is under 35 years old. People that age don’t usually want to give up one of their kidneys. It can either be a male or a female who is no longer bearing children.The review board then must determine if the recipient of a kidney is the best match. Rachel can get a kidney with Type A or Type O blood. Also, the donor has to have a body mass index that is similar to Rachel’s.Then there is the post-surgery if Rachel is lucky enough to get the kidney. Debbie said getting a kidney from a live donor will result in her taking at minimum of six or seven anti-rejection medicines for the rest of her life. This is if she is lucky enough to get a kidney from a live donor. The number of medicines will skyrocket if the kidney comes from a cadaver donor.“The cost in medicine alone would be $5,000 a month,” Debbie said. “And that is with a live donor.”In the meantime, the Overfelts wait. No matter how you slice it, life will not be easy for Rachel.“Rachel continues to keep her sweet spirit in spite of not feeling well,” Debbie said. “Her appetite has been affected and she has lost weight.  She doesn’t have the energy to even drive anymore.”But she wants a second chance at life, to feel healthy again, and to be able to do all the things a 25 year old should be able to do, Debbie said.“So, as scary as all this is, she’s ready, and is waiting for a donor,” Debbie said.Anyone interested in donating a kidney, should call St. Francis Transplant Specialists at 918-502-3900.For more information on being a living donor visit www.livingdonor.org or www.organdonor.gov.Follow us on Facebook.Follow us on Twitter.last_img read more

first_imgFor more information on the Blizzard Bike Club or any of the Club’s upcoming events, visit its official website. Local riders Peter De Bruyn and Quinton Du Preez both competed in the Oliver Olympic distance Triathlon, with De Bruyn completing the event with a time of 2:41:11 hours, while De Preez crossed the finish line at 2:53:25.Over in Alberta, Irving Tang beat out eight other local athletes, placing first in the Grande Prairie Olympic distance triathlon, winning the race at 2:14:44. Fellow Club member Davide Loro raced in the abbreviated Sprint distance, placing third at 1:19:57.Back in town, Chris Haugan out-sprinted Roger St. Jean to win a very soggy 45 km Monteny Road Race, both finishing with a time of 1:20:30.- Advertisement -George Gamble and Kevin Shaw were the next two to cross the finish line, both with a time of 1:21:15.It’s a busy upcoming week for the Blizzard Bike Club riders, who will race Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday.Also this coming weekend, a group of riders will be in Whitehorse for the 24 Hours of Light mountain bike relay.Advertisementlast_img read more

first_imgJilie hands over the cheque for almost €2,000 from her birthday celebrations.A 90 year old Donegal woman has gone without presents so others can be a little better off.Jilie Mullaney of Baltoney, Gort a Choirce and her family decided not to ask for respects for Jilie’s recent milestone birthday.Inside they asked all those who attended her celebration at Ostan Loch Altan to make a donation. And Jilie was as surprised as anyone when big-hearted party-goers donated almost €2,000 to the Alzheimer Society of Ireland.Jilie is seen with her daughter Rose-Ann (Fogarty) and son Frank presenting a cheque for €1,970 to Alastair McKinney (Branch Chairperson) and Julie Mundy (Services Co-ordinator) of The Alzheimer Society of Ireland (Donegal Branch) to support home respite care for families living with dementia in Donegal.What a wonderful gesture by a wonderful lady and her very supportive family.JILIE’S AMAZING ACT OF GENEROSITY ON HER 90TH BIRTHDAY! was last modified: August 13th, 2015 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:ChequedonegalgortahorkJilie Mulanneylast_img read more