Aerial dispersal of lichen soredia in the maritime Antarctic

first_imgAn aerobiological monitoring programme was carried out for over a year on Signy Island, South Orkney Islands, Antarctica. Collections were made using arrays of rotorod samplers at three sites. Lichen soredia were found to be the most abundant air borne propagules, more so than ascospores, the sexual propagules of lichen fungi. The dominance of soredia over ascospores appeared to decrease with increasing maturity of fellfield sites. No correlations were found with temperature, relative humidity or wind speed. Collections at 1 m above ground level were shown not to be significantly different to those at 0·15 m at two of the sites. Size range distribution also differed at two of the sites. Soredial clumps in excess of 100 μm in diameter were collected at 1 m above ground level and at some distance from potential source plants, though most fell in the range 30–60 μm. Peaks in numbers of air borne soredia were found after winter snow melt, demonstrating that soredial production continues at subzero temperatureslast_img read more

A seasonally varying biotope at Signy Island, Antarctic: implications for meiofaunal structure

first_imgUnder the typical high-latitude conditions of temperature, productivity and settlement of chlorophyll and phaeophytin to the sediment, many benthic organisms in the Antarctic show strong seasonal variation. Although meiofauna comprise an important component of the southpolar benthic ecosystem, our knowledge of them is limited. The metazoan meiofauna and the surrounding sediments were studied fortnightly for 18 mo in a shallow bay at Signy Island (Factory Cove, South Orkneys, Antarctica) to test whether and how the temporal variability of the environment influenced meiobenthos dynamics. By examination of the distribution of the abundance and biomass of the total community, the density of higher taxonomic groups, and of individual dominant nematode genera and feeding categories, we assessed changes in faunal structure. Short-term variations were often effective, and several correlations were observed between temperature and food availability (chlorophyll and its derivatives and bulk organic matter, C and N, in both sediment and water column). However, complex temporal patterns characterised the otherwise fairly predictable seasonal variations of the Antarctic ecosystem. The results suggest that variations in meiobenthic population density and structure were primarily regulated by the input and availability of organic matter and less so by water temperature, which was constantly low. The virtual lack of a Œwinter stop¹ also leads to the conclusion that food was not limiting in the Antarctic coastal sediment.last_img read more

Cafe Beach Club Renovates Dining Area Overlooking Boardwalk

first_imgMayor Jay Gillian, Carolyn Nicoletti, Stephen Nicoletti, Aureliano Paco Cruz and Betty Somers cut the ribbon to open the Cafe Beach Club’s renovated patio area.The Café Beach Club cut a ceremonial ribbon on Thursday to mark the opening of a renovated patio dining area overlooking the beach and boardwalk in Ocean City.The restaurant is now serving dinners daily at its prime location on the Ocean City Boardwalk near 13th Street.Owner and executive chef Stephen Nicoletti, General Manager Carolyn Nicoletti, chef Aureliano Paco Cruz and manager Betty Somers  have been together since 2000. The Nicolettis were the original owners of the Culinary Garden Restaurant on the 800 block of Central Avenue. Stephen is a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America.The cafe at the Beach Club Hotel has always done a big business for breakfast and lunch, but is looking to expand its dinner crowd. Its menu includes a variety of homemade soups and a mix of seafood entrees under $20.For more information, visit cafebeachclub.com or call 609-398-7700.last_img read more

ISA takes Action on display

first_imgNew from ISA (UK) are the ISA Action and ISA Music impulse/island cabinets for frozen and chilled products. These are the latest additions to the ISA One range. The new Action is designed for the hot-spot display of frozen food and ice creams. Replacing the ISA ET 70 and 100 TB, Action is a fully automatic, no-frost, impulse merchandiser. The cabinet offers good visibility of products and features an illuminated point-of-sale at the rear.It comes in 1.5m and 2m lengths, and features twin refrigeration systems.last_img

IEI partners for new writing program

first_imgThe Institute for Educational Initiatives (IEI) at Notre Dame partnered with the Notre Dame Writing Center and local schools to create the Power of Writing Project (POW), a program aimed at improving the writing skills of students grades five through eight. Joyce Johnstone, director of program development at IEI, said below-average writing scores on state performance tests highlighted the need for intervention in local schools. “Unfortunately a number of the South Bend schools haven’t made Annual Yearly Progress, AYP scores,” Johnstone said. “A lot of schools just struggle with this. It isn’t that they’re bad, it’s just one of the things they’ve been working on, and sometimes they need external help.” To enable the POW Project to provide that help, the Indiana Commission for Higher Education awarded nearly $200,000 in funding. “After hearing what was going on with the schools in the South Bend Community School Corporation, we had the opportunity to bring this Power of Writing idea to the South Bend schools, and we submitted it to the commission to be funded,” she said. Power of Writing will provide training for local teachers and send Writing Center tutors into the community. “We’re doing the training in two different time frames, the first of which we just had, training for professional development called the ‘Simple Six,’” she said. “The second will be the extended summer writing curriculum workshop.” While several local Catholic schools will have teachers undergoing the training, only public schools receive Writing Center tutors. “The initial work was targeted with the public schools, but because we do have the space we wanted to make sure they [Catholic schools] could have the opportunity to participate,” she said. “The Catholic schools will not have the tutoring, we couldn’t afford it.” Johnstone said each aspect of the program will require funding, and compensating teachers for the summer work will consume the majority of the award. “The bulk of the funds are going toward teacher stipends for the summer, that’s a big hunk of it,” she said. “The other parts will go to paying for tutoring time and scoring writing prompts.” The writing prompts administered to students will be one of the primary ways Power of Writing’s effectiveness will be measured. “We will have students do writing prompts based on the state guideline prompts and they will be scored by the Writing Center tutors, so the teachers will be able to gauge the effectiveness of it,” she said. “Next Summer they’ll have five different writing samples from each student as authentic examples of the effectiveness.” Johnstone said IEI hopes an increase in AYS scores coupled with a shift in teacher attitudes will also testify to the POW Project’s success. “We have been assessing teacher attitudes toward writing. Our hypothesis is teacher attitudes will change for the positive once they’ve had the training and seen the improvements,” Johnstone said. Johnstone said she sees POW as an expansion of the efforts already taken by local schools and hopes that the additional resources will make the difference. “They [local schools] know they have a lot of work to do. They’ve been doing some activities at the school level, so this just pushes it forward in a more comprehensive way, so there’s more structure,” she said. “With funding and expertise, we are expanding those opportunities.”last_img read more

Regional Partner Nations Share a Common Need for Security Cooperation

first_imgBy Claudia Sánchez-Bustamante/Diálogo June 30, 2016 Lieutenant General Joseph P. DiSalvo, U.S. Southern Command’s (SOUTHCOM) Military Deputy Commander, recently met with Nicaraguan government and military authorities in the country’s capital, Managua, to discuss security cooperation issues and a common interest in increasing the military-to-military relationship between both countries. To learn more about SOUTHCOM’s approach to improved relationships with Nicaragua and other countries and his perspective on this topic, Diálogo met with the Military Deputy Commander.Diálogo: What is the Command’s vision in re-establishing relationships with countries including Nicaragua, Ecuador, and Bolivia (which may have been more reticent to work/engage with us until now)?Lt. Gen. DiSalvo: Right now, U.S. Southern Command is very open to establishing relationships with any of the countries in the Area of Operations. Regardless of where we are at politically, I think we have a common thread with all our partners on the need for regional cooperation for security. Of course, we are seeing that. For example, I was just in Nicaragua about three weeks ago, and it was very interesting. We had the opportunity to meet with the Chief of Defense, their service chiefs, the President, the First Lady, and the first line out of President Ortega’s mouth was he looks forward to improving military-to-military relationships with the United States. Ecuador, with the devastating earthquake they’ve had, gave us a great opportunity to offer any assistance that they invite us to have, and we responded with an air traffic control tower, set up capabilities for them, and that resonated very well. Bottom line is we’ll take these relationships wherever these countries want to go. The last thing we want to do is rush them into doing something they are not prepared to do. Usually, we have to be very measured. In fact, we encourage them to take some slow steps at a time so that they know what they’re getting into and what the expectations are, and so they don’t get overwhelmed by trying to do too much at one time. But there is a lot of opportunity. With Bolivia, quite frankly, there is still very, very little contact, but the contact we do have a lot of the message is the same: When the time is right, they look forward to improving and increasing the relationship. So, overall, I think it’s looking pretty encouraging.Diálogo: What is your perspective on this as SOUTHCOM’s Military Deputy Commander?Lt. Gen. DiSalvo: As far as the role goes, I think that anything that I can do to help get the relationships either reignited or started up to begin with. I just really take my cues from Admiral Tidd, what his intent is, how far he sees the Command building those relationships… But any time we can get folks down to the countries to talk to them, and really, just take time to listen. Listening speaks volumes. What do they want? Especially if we’re looking at re-starting something, so where do they want the relationship to go? I think that’s the value I can provide Admiral Tidd. Listening and getting back to him on where they see us going.Diálogo: What message would you like to send to these countries? Why?Lt. Gen. DiSalvo: Again, we are looking forward to partnering with them in any capacity they want, most importantly, what can we do with them? Not what we can do for them, but with them, based on whatever strengths they have, and just whatever we can offer. Again, we want to work with them and be more active and have a positive impact in the security in the region. Diálogo: What is the focus of your military efforts as SOUTHCOM’s Military Deputy Commander for the Central American, South American, and Caribbean region?Lt. Gen. DiSalvo: From Southern Command’s perspective, I think that it would be great if we had more opportunity to carry out exercises with our partner nations. The scope of exercises is pretty limited right now: PANAMAX, which is a great exercise that, unfortunately, we only do a full version of every other year, is a great opportunity where we get the whole region to come together under the Command and Control of our partner nations, either in the land-component role or the maritime-component role, etc. It is a great opportunity for us to practice how we would execute the mission to secure the Panama Canal, for example, with other 17 nations, combining efforts under the charge of our partner nation leaders. It’s a great opportunity, and I wish we had more opportunities for that type of exercise.Diálogo: What kind of results do you expect to come to fruition as a result of these attempts to work closer with certain countries, and what results have you seen so far in your time here?Lt. Gen. DiSalvo: I think the biggest change I see, and I think is great, is that instead of having regional conferences where we sort define a great deal of the issues we have, we are now starting to identify what the solutions are. I think it is more impressive to define what the way ahead is and take positive action towards solutions for the issues we have identified. In the past, we focused too much on admiring the problem, and now we are finally starting to take action. And we have seen it take place; we have seen a lot of our partners step up to assume more responsibility, either with intelligence sharing or sponsoring a Command & Control center so that all of the information can fuse in one spot and everybody knows where to go for that information, and actually having forces to act on illicit networks, for example. We are seeing that. It is a slow building momentum, we have a long way to go because the network is hard to tackle, but we are seeing results.Diálogo: What have you taken back from your visits to the different countries so far? Lt. Gen. DiSalvo: That it is not underwhelming to know that everybody in the Western Hemisphere shares the same, real threats, specifically the illicit networks. It used to be that it was not a problem for my country while it was so for somebody else’s, but again, in the past two to three years, we’ve realized that illicit networks are affecting everybody negatively, and the sooner we can work together from a regional aspect to make a dent into their network, the better our folks will be. So, I think that is the right approach. Just mastering all the resources to effectively counter those networks is where we are right now.Diálogo: How has this experience changed your vision on what you expect to aim for and achieve in the future?Lt. Gen. DiSalvo: I think the key is maintaining continuity. This is going to be a 20-year effort to really get control of the network and maybe defeat it. By network, I mean that it is not just narcotics. It’s the human smuggling, the whole bit, illegal mining, you name it. Wherever money can be made, the organized crime folks find the way to do it, and they are very good at doing it. But it is important to get a solid foundation to get momentum going, and to maintain continuity is going to be important because it is going to be an issue long after I retire, long after Admiral Tidd retires, long after anybody here retires, so we just need to get that momentum going on a permanent basis. I think that is the most important aspect.Diálogo: How did your time as Commander of U.S. Army South help you prepare for your current role? Lt.Gen. DiSalvo: It gave me a great appreciation for all that the components do. They do a lot of activities in the area; although I thought I had an idea when I was Chief of Staff, once I went to Army South, I saw a lot more activities going on down there, which is great, very much value added. I think the other aspect was just how to resource Southern Command, which they are the Department of the Army is tasked to do, and realizing what a good job they do at it. I don’t say that because I am in the Army, but the Department of Army does a good job of resourcing SOUTHCOM to the best of their ability. It is very complicated to get resources, so I have a good feel for that, and now I have a good feel for what General Chinn is doing in his role as U.S. Army South Commander to try to get the resources headed our way. It is tough, but the components step up pretty well for that.Diálogo: And what lessons learned there did you bring with you to your current role as Military Deputy Commander of SOUTHCOM?Lt. Gen. DiSalvo: The importance of accurately articulating whatever we need as Southern Command. You have to really articulate exactly the requirements you have to the U.S. Department of Defense, to the Department of the Army. If you just state what the requirement is without giving good background and what exactly you will do with those requirements, you will get nowhere. And I can understand that; money is precious, so they have to understand it because the investment is worthy.last_img read more

Board kicks in for new statewide pro bono coordinator

first_img Board kicks in for new statewide pro bono coordinator Board kicks in for new statewide pro bono coordinator September 15, 2005 Regular Newscenter_img The Board of Governors has committed to provide $50,000 for each of the next two years to partner with The Florida Bar Foundation in revamping the statewide pro bono coordinator program.“Some of you know we have had this program in the past. It costs $50,000 and is a very tailored and refined program,” Budget Chair Mayanne Downs told the board August 26. “[Foundation Executive Director] Jane Curran told us we’re seeing a reduction in hours for pro bono. Although we’re a flagship state [in providing pro bono services] we’re seeing a reduction in hours.”Program Evaluation Committee Chair Frank Walker said his committee also recommended the expenditure, saying it continues a worthy effort.“This will continue the long-term partnership the Bar has had with the Foundation in this area. It’s a great thing,” he said.The board unanimously approved the expenditure.According to information provided by the Foundation, the two organizations and three private firms combined to raise $130,000 in 2000 to hire a statewide pro bono director. That director left after a year, and it was decided to combine that job with one in Florida Legal Services, Inc., called the Statewide Resource Development Project.That was done in 2003, after a study to recommend how that new position should be focused. The project included working with major law firms to funnel their pro bono efforts to help legal aid agencies with complex legal matters, and helping some Bar sections with their pro bono programs. The project also helped promote the Bar’s Lawyers Challenge for Children program.The part-time director of that effort recently resigned, and the Foundation has again studied the position to determine best how to boost statewide pro bono efforts.“The new statewide pro bono initiative will enable Florida Legal Services to build upon the past successes and significantly expand the opportunities for pro bono service,” according to the Foundation. “The focus on major law firms, Bar sections, and corporate counsel offices will not only expand the number of attorneys providing assistance to those in need, but because of their leadership in the profession will help spur the development of pro bono culture in the profession.”Besides expanding those existing efforts, the new director will also work on developing a Web site to support pro bono services and improve media contacts to publicize pro bono activities.“moving the project to providing real and visible value not only to families in need of legal assistance but to lawyers and the profession, we are confident that the ongoing support for the project will expand and the services available through the statewide pro bono project will continue to be refined and grow,” the Foundation said.According to the Foundation, the number of lawyers individually providing pro bono and the amount of those services has grown slowly in the past few years, and at a lower rate than the growth of the Bar. The number of law firms providing services through a firm plan and the amount of those services actually declined in 2003-04, the latest year for which figures are available.last_img read more

Tips on reaching consumers when they’re on the go

first_imgMobile is still booming. People now spend more time on their smartphones than on their desktops and laptops combined. And the gap is widening. We are now officially past the smartphone tipping point. Now that users are in the mobile world, how do we get them into our mobile world? Here are a few tips to encourage them to download and use your mobile banking app.Tip #1 — Keep it simpleWork with your IT team from the very beginning to make the process of downloading and using your banking app as painless as walking into one of your branches and opening up a checking account. On the other end of the process, train your in-branch team members as well as your online and telephone helpline staff on guiding your users through downloading and setting up your app.These associates should know everything about this process just like they are expected to know everything about the other products you offer. The people jumping into a mobile banking app at this point aren’t exactly early adopters. They’ll need a little technology hand holding, and the financial institutions that do that will capture this end of the adoption bell curve. continue reading » 6SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

A Muslim Turkish-German couple is behind the world’s first effective coronavirus vaccine

first_imgAccording to Reuters, an article published in The Lancet in January on Wuhan’s outbreak sparked Sahin’s interest in a COVID-19 vaccine and how BioNTech’s work could be applicable. This led to a partnership with Pfizer in March. The vaccine has left health officials and scientists feeling optimistic after it outperformed expectations in phase three of trials. “If the question is whether we can stop this pandemic with this vaccine, then my answer is: yes, because I believe that even protection only from symptomatic infections will have a dramatic effect,” Şahin said told The Guardian.While the trials do not guarantee the vaccine will prevent transmission of the virus, this development has been the most effective one yet. “The vaccine hinders Covid-19 from gaining access to our cells. But even if the virus manages to find a way in, then the T-cells bash it over the head and eliminate it. We have trained the immune system very well to perfect these two defensive moves. We now know that the virus can’t defend itself against these mechanisms,” Sahin said.As people live in fear while the coronavirus pandemic impacts millions across the world, news of this couple’s achievements brings hope. As of this report, more than 52.9 million people have been infected with COVID-19 and at least 1.2 million have died worldwide as a result, according to The New York Times database.   “It could be the beginning of the end of the Covid era,” Sahin told The New York Times Tuesday. In an earlier interview, he noted that “There are not too many companies on the planet which have the capacity and the competence to do it so fast as we can do it. So it felt not like an opportunity, but a duty to do it, because I realized we could be among the first coming up with a vaccine.”He added that the partnership BioNTech created with Pfizer was personal from the start. Prior to collaborating on the COVID-19 vaccine, the two companies worked together on a flu vaccine in 2018. Sahin then bonded well with Albert Bourla, the Greek chief executive of Pfizer, over shared backgrounds and identities as both scientists and immigrants.“We realized that he is from Greece, and that I’m from Turkey,” Dr. Sahin said, without mentioning their native countries’ long-running antagonism. “It was very personal from the very beginning.”- Advertisement – The couple’s extensive research in the field of modified genetic code has allowed them to be the powerhouse behind the world’s first effective coronavirus vaccine. According to CNN, the vaccine uses “never-before-approved technology called RNA or mRNA, to spark an immune response in people who are vaccinated.” The development is being called the “greatest medical advance” in the last 100 years by companies like Pfizer, making the couple historic pioneers. Not only is the vaccine the fastest one ever developed, but its efficacy is much higher than virologists ever hoped for. As a result, the couple’s company BioNTech has seen a significant increase in worth, which now sits at almost $4 billion.- Advertisement – – Advertisement – Both Sahin and Türeci were born in Turkey and immigrated to Germany at a young age. But their paths to medicine differed greatly. While Sahol was the child of a car factory worker, Türeci grew up with a surgeon as a father. Their shared passion for medical and disease research allowed their paths to cross while pursuing medicine. Despite the couple’s historic accomplishments, they still remain humble and dedicated to helping others above all. “I don’t have a car. I’m not going to buy a plane,” Sahin told The Washington Post, noting that the company’s monetary value does not affect the couple. “What’s life-changing is to be able to impact something in the medical field.”When asked about being role models for future generations of Germans with migrant backgrounds, the couple noted the importance of equality and not assuming one race is more intelligent than another. “I am not sure I really want that. I think we need a global vision that gives everyone an equal chance. Intelligence is equally distributed across all ethnicities, that’s what all the studies show. As a society, we have to ask ourselves how we can give everyone a chance to contribute to society. I am an accidental example of someone with a migration background. I could have equally been German or Spanish,” Sahin told The Guardian.A year before they married, Türeci and Sahin founded their first pharmaceutical company, Ganymed Pharmaceuticals, in 2001. Having been drawn together over a shared passion for medical research, the couple set out to use immunotherapy in cancer vaccines. According to the Times, they even began their wedding day in a research lab, attended the ceremony, then returned back to work. “I understood that what we can offer cancer patients at the hospitals is not much, and we could do more by bringing new discoveries to the patient’s bedside,” Türeci told LABIOTECH in a 2017 interview. “In 2008, we recognized another platform had reached a maturity point where they had to be accelerated towards individualized vaccines, and BioNTech was founded,” Türeci added.- Advertisement –last_img read more

Cooperation of Virovitica College with the Municipality of Suhopolje resulted in a comprehensive strategic plan for tourism development

first_imgAnalysis of direct (such as tourist and catering facilities, tourist agencies and information and promotional materials) and indirect tourist resources (such as environment, geo-traffic position and transport connections), tourist attraction basis and SWOT analysis, proposed key tourist products such as cultural tourism – heritage tourism , health tourism – health culture tourism, eno and gastro tourism and sports and recreational tourism. “The collected data determined the current state of tourism in the Municipality of Suhopolje, on the basis of which a portfolio of key tourist products that need to be put into operation was defined.”, Concluded Randelj. Department of Tourism of Virovitica College The strategic goals defined by the Plan are focused on the development and continuous improvement of tourist products, construction and equipping of tourist infrastructure, as well as on the improvement of sales and marketing communication. By fulfilling the set goals, it will directly contribute to the development of tourism in the area of ​​the Municipality of Suhopolje and Virovitica-Podravina County. Virovitica College is increasingly profiling itself as an important stakeholder for tourism development at the local, regional and national level, and by drafting the Strategic Plan for Tourism Development of Suhopolje Municipality, the Tourism Department of Virovitica College has supplemented its portfolio of development documents which already include numerous projects. development strategies and action plans. The purpose of the document is to improve the state of tourism in the Municipality of Suhopolje and to shape the systematic development of tourism in this underdeveloped tourist area. The objectives of the document are to provide favorable conditions for tourism development, designing the tourist development of the Municipality of Suhopolje with emphasis on products / experiences that will be put in the function of strengthening the tourist offer and raising the quality of life of the local population, determining the tourist resource base. from investing in tourism development. Photo: Virovitica-Podravina County; Municipality of Suhopolje However, Tubić agrees that the tourist product “3S” is the most sought after, but believes that we must not rely on it if we want to be an established tourist power, but we must enrich it with a complementary product, be it urban or rural. “As I have illustrated on several occasions, Croatian tourism is not, nor should it be, only Dubrovnik, Split, Opatija, Rovinj or Zadar, but also the memorial Vukovar, Osijek the city of heroes, Zvonimir’s city Knin, Vinkovci the city of tradition and folklore, Ilok the easternmost city , castles and manors of Virovitica-Podravina County, rural areas of Slavonia, Baranja and Srijem, national parks and nature parks, as well as other tourist unjustifiably neglected areas that throughout Croatian history have certainly indebted the Croatian people to invest in them today, in every view”, Said Tubic. center_img “As the head of the Department of Tourism of the Virovitica College, I am pleased with the fact that a young team of scientists, according to the rules of the profession and based on research methodology, developed a Strategic Plan for Tourism Development in the Municipality of Suhopolje. This scientific-professional approach and the involvement of all relevant stakeholders created, in simple terms, a viable and long-term sustainable strategic plan.”, Concluded Dejan Tubić. When asked whether the goal is to develop the Municipality of Suhopolje as a unique tourist destination or as part of a larger plan at the county or regional level, the editor of the Strategic Plan, Juraj Randelj, mag.oec. says that the goal of the Strategic Plan is the development of tourism in the Municipality of Suhopolje as a unique destination with the possibility of inclusion in a wider destination product. “The document wanted to determine the direction of tourism development by designing primary tourism products and shaping the goals to be achieved, ie by defining tourism programs that have the perspective of development into economically viable programs.”, He said and added that he also wanted to set a conceptual framework for tourism development in the Municipality of Suhopolje in order for the Municipality to join the trend of tourism development in Virovitica-Podravina County. “The Strategic Tourism Plan of the Municipality of Suhopolje offers innovative solutions for the development of the tourist offer in the area of ​​the Municipality of Suhopolje, which currently has a small number of tourist facilities”, Explains Randelj. On this occasion, we talked to dr.sc. Dejan Tubić, Head of the Department of Tourism of the College of Management in Tourism and Informatics in Virovitica. Tubić believes that Croatian tourism is developing spontaneously, on its own initiative, below the real possibilities and without a long-term plan and program, identity and direction. “Since the establishment of the independent Republic of Croatia until today, it should be acknowledged that there are significant changes in accommodation and transport infrastructure, investments, promotion of Croatia in leading emitting countries and prestigious tourism fairs, etc. However, all this is aimed at building, in my opinion, unjustifiably, the tourist product of the Adriatic region, ie the sun, sea and sand, which ultimately resulted in tourism of only a few months. Seasonality is a normal phenomenon and is present in the tourism of every country, however, it is worrying that it prevails in our country. The alarm for the awakening of the creators and co-creators of the national tourism policy has been ringing for a long time”, She is of the opinion. Members of the Department of Tourism have successfully drafted another development document, the Strategic Plan for Tourism Development in the Municipality of Suhopolje. The project manager and editor of the strategic plan, Juraj Randelj, M.Sc.Econ., Head of the Department of Tourism, Ph.D. Dejan Tubić, vice dean for teaching, Ph.D. Irena Bosnić, and members of the Department of Tourism, Rikard Bakan mag.oec. and Božidar Jaković mag.oec. The value of the Plan is HRK 40.000,00.last_img read more