The Faculty of Economics and Tourism and Uniline have embarked on new activities linking the economy and higher education

first_imgUniline, a leading Croatian tour operator and the Faculty of Economics and Tourism “Dr. Mijo Mirković ”(FET) from Pula, by signing a cooperation agreement, they started the implementation of a series of activities of long-term common interest, and the main goal is to facilitate and accelerate the inclusion of students in the labor market through Uniline.”The beginning of the cooperation was marked in November last year with a guest lecture by the President of the Management Board of Uniline Boris Žgomba, and now we are continuing to intensify our activities. The goal is to establish cooperation between Uniline and FET, to improve the quality of educational programs and to facilitate and accelerate the inclusion of graduate students in the labor market, to which the Faculty pays special attention. By opting for the vision by which we see FET as a socially responsible center of excellence in higher education and science and a center for fostering innovation and entrepreneurial culture, we have clearly defined our future development. Cooperation with the economy is one of the key areas of action that are indispensable in achieving this vision, and connecting with Uniline as one of our largest partners will significantly contribute to this.”, Says the Dean of the Faculty, Assoc. Robert Zenzerović.Internships and Uniline Wednesday are the first in a series of agreed activities on connecting the economy and higher educationFET students will be able to implement the acquired knowledge and gain practical experience through professional practice, which is one of the important steps towards improving the competencies that students acquire during their education. ”This shows how much we support young, educated and ambitious people. It is part of our systematic and permanent orientation aimed at recognizing and developing human resources, which today more and more in higher education institutions can be called – talents. As part of this, the “Semester of Uniline Experts” begins, every second Wednesday from today onwards with a wide range of topics on the conduct of business processes within our company. We are organizing the Uniline Open Day for all interested students at the end of April this year, the possibility of doing student internships during the spring and summer and in September in cooperation with the Ministry of Tourism of the Republic of Croatia I invite young colleagues to accept the challenge we are sending them and give our best. “Boris Žgomba emphasized and added that he would know how to appreciate the knowledge, enthusiasm and energy of students, and that he hoped that in the near future they would be the bearers of the development of the Croatian economy.By getting to know the business processes and organizational culture in the leading Croatian tour operator, students are enabled to participate in the realization of Uniline’s recently promoted vision to develop and operate as a leading content travel company in designing and offering innovative experiences in Southeast Europe.Related news:UNILINE OPENS NEW BUSINESS HEADQUARTERS AND PRESENTS NEW BUSINESS PHILOSOPHYCOOPERATION BETWEEN ECONOMY AND HIGHER EDUCATION – UNILINE AWARDS SCHOLARSHIPS TO STUDENTSCOMING SOON // Knowledge is power by HrTurizam.hrEDUCATION AND POPULARIZATION OF SCIENCE IN TOURISM – GET INVOLVED IN THE PROJECT “KNOWLEDGE IS POWER”last_img read more

Rio authorities call for urgent action after Maracana looting

first_img(REUTERS) – Football officials in Rio de Janeiro have called on police to take urgent action to stop what they called “the destruction of the Maracana” after valuables were looted from the famous old stadium.Fire extinguishers, hoses, televisions and even a bronze bust of Mario Filho, the journalist after whom the stadium was named, were among the items stolen, the Rio de Janeiro Football Federation said in a statement yesterday.“The worries over the present and the future of the stadium are only increasing,” the Federation said.The stadium, which underwent costly modernisation for the 2014 World Cup and the opening and closing ceremonies of the 2016 Olympic Games, has been unused since late last year with no-one taking responsibility for its upkeep.Pictures published in Rio newspapers showed seats missing and the turf dry, worn and filled with ruts and holes.O Globo said that windows inside the stadium were smashed, doors will not shut properly, and copper wiring has been stolen from walls and ceilings.The Federation has arranged to meet with the city’s clubs on January 17 to discuss what to do about managing the stadium, but its president said more urgent action is required or that meeting will be too late.“If there is not an immediate government intervention to stop the looting and the destruction of the Maracana then it might not even be worth meeting on the 17th,” Ruben Lopes said.The ground, which also hosted the final match of the 1950 World Cup, was used by all of Rio’s big four teams, Botafogo, Flamengo, Fluminense and Vasco da Gama, but has lain empty as clubs and authorities fight over who will manage it.last_img read more

Officials discuss future of California

first_imgStudents, faculty and government officials gathered to discuss the future of California Wednesday morning at Town and Gown. “Economic and Political Challenges Facing California,” hosted by the Sol Price School of Public Policy, was part of Dean Jack H. Knott’s first Policy Breakfast Series.The event featured California State Treasurer John Chiang and was moderated by Rodney Ramcharan, an associate professor of public policy and the director of research at the USC Lusk Center for Real Estate. The Price School’s Athenian Society, a philanthropic organization, organized the event. “The impetus for this discussion is to convene civic and business leaders to share their in-depth expertise on critical policy topics and highly debated issues facing our communities,” Knott said. “Our aim is to inspire constructive dialogue and foster a community of engaged and informed citizens.”After Knott outlined some of the issues California currently faces, including economic inequality and other fiscal challenges, Ramcharan began the dialogue by asking about Chiang’s economic background and the duties that ensue as the overseer of California’s investments and finances. Chiang explained that he is the state banker who is responsible for California’s daily investments. “On a daily basis, we are investing about $80 billion in short-term cash, and our principal statutory charges is to make sure we don’t lose capital,” Chiang said.Chiang stated that as the child of immigrant parents, he has experienced discrimination from an early age, which inspired him to work in public service. He established himself as a liberal with strong values that focused on the themes of love and support, which propelled him make a difference in improving lives. “Equal rights are important, and what’s bad about liking and valuing each other? I get to to make laws that try to help people,” Chiang said.Ramcharan asked Chiang about climate change and the impact it has on California and its funding. As an agricultural state that commonly experiences droughts, California, Chiang explained, should expect regulatory and legislative changes that would allow the state to more efficiently use its water. Chiang also said that the state needs to consider pricing mechanisms and market intervention in order to fix the issues it faces.Ramcharan also inquired about DebtWatch, an award-winning website Chiang created in 2015 that enables the public to view three decades of debt-related information issued by state and local governments. “I put up the history of $1.5 trillion worth of borrowing by all levels of government in the last 30 years in the state of California,” Chiang said.Chiang stressed the importance of transparency in the current economic and political situation, stating that governments need to be held responsible for their policies and actions. “People need to know how much is being borrowed, how much is being used properly and what is being paid back on time, because there are implications for our sustainable financing,” Chiang said.last_img read more

Salvation Army Still in need of Donations for Fundraiser

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThis The Salvation Army is seeing brighter days thanks to donations from one organization. The Alpena Exchange Club raised over $2,000 for the Red Kettle Christmas Fundraiser.The Salvation Army is still trying to reach its $170,000 goal. Exchange member, Gary Rondeau delivered another check for $500 to the help the non-profit continue to work on that campaign for the month of January.If you would like to help the Salvation Army continue to reach their goal contact Captain Amy Cedervall at 989–358–2769.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisContinue ReadingPrevious Hess Sworn in as City Councilwoman, Johnson Becomes Mayor Pro TemNext New Years Baby Finally Arrives in Alpena: Stella Mae Janislast_img read more