These are signposts that direct guests and visitors to tourist and catering facilities and destinations and interesting natural and other localities (Excursion site and ski resort Jarki, hiking trails, springs, pilgrimage route, Excursion site “Forest Villa”, Excursion site “Jelenice”). The project was quite demanding because the road infrastructure was laid along the roads under the jurisdiction of Hrvatske ceste, ŽUC and the City of Ivanec, which required the preparation of studies and the necessary technical documentation, and this was achieved with the help of the Administrative Department for Urbanism, Communal Affairs and Environmental Protection. City of Ivanec. Activities around marking important sites and setting up brown signs will continue next year, according to the schedule and in accordance with financial possibilities. Their installation is an integral part of the project “Equipping and interpretation of tourist sites”, for which the Tourist Board of Ivanec received financial support from the tender of the Croatian Tourist Board. The tourist board financed all costs related to the construction and installation of signposts. By the way, the decision on the installation of brown signage and the time plan for the identification of individual sites was made by the Tourist Board of the Tourist Board and they included facilities and sites of wider social and tourist significance. Organized by the Tourist Board of the town of Ivanec, a new brown signalization was installed and the existing signposts were upgraded at several locations in the area of the town of Ivanec. Source / photo: City of Ivanec; Varazdin county
ZIMBABWE – The body in charge of thepublic health service in this African country said 211 doctors were sacked lastweek due to their on-going strike for better pay. The doctors were “found guilty ofabsenting themselves from duty without leave or reasonable cause” for five ormore days, according to the Health Service Board (HSB). The HSB said almost a third of alldoctors – 516 out of 1,601 employed in government-funded hospitals – eitherhave faced or will face disciplinary tribunals.(BBC) The strike began in September,paralyzing major hospitals. “What we get paid is no longer enoughfor food or rent,” Zimbabwean Dr. Lindsey Robertson stressed. At least 211 doctors in Zimbabwe were sacked last week due to their on-going strike for better pay. The strike began in September, paralyzing major hospitals. ZAMBIANOBSERVER.COM
New Zealand’s largest city, Auckland,sits on a volcanic field made up of about 50 volcanic cones and craters thathave erupted over the past 250,000 years. Some have daily tours. An aerial view of the Whakaari, also known as White Island volcano, in New Zealand, Dec. 12, 2019. REUTERS The apparent juxtaposition, which hasconfused many observers, arises because GeoNet’s Volcanic Alert Level System isnot a forecast, although people might assume it is. The tragedy at White Island – the Maoriname for which, Te Puia o Whakaaritranslates to “the dramatic volcano” and “that which can be made visible” – couldlead to changes in the notification system in a country that is home to dozensof volcanoes. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern noted thatwhen White Island last erupted in 2016, during the evening when no one was onthe island, the alert level was 1. On Thursday, the same day thatvolcanologists said rising tremor activity had increased the chances of anothereruption in the following 24 hours to 50-60 percent, Geonet lowered the alertlevel back down to two. The alert level was not raised untilafter Monday’s deadly eruption, when it was briefly lifted to four before itwas lowered to three later in the day. At the time of Monday’s eruption, the VolcanicAlert Level was set at two, around the middle of a six-step 0-5 scale used byGeoNet and signaling “moderate to heightened volcanic unrest” – not enough tostop regular tourist trips to the island. Mount Ruapehu on the central NorthIsland has erupted several times in recent years but is still a major touristattraction, with ski resorts on its slopes. Geonet stresses on its website that thesystem “reflects the current state of the volcano and does not provide aforecast of future activity. An eruption may occur at any level.” “The Alert Level number itself is a reallycoarse mechanism to give a heads-up for a status change in the volcano.” “So it is an unpredictable volcano,” shetold Australian radio after announcing an inquiry into the tragedy and thewider volcano tourism industry. “Having said that, that’s not sufficient interms of explanation as to whether or not the right checks and balances were inplace.” (Reuters) WELLINGTON – New Zealand’s geologicalagency downgraded its “alert level” for the White Island volcano this week.
Norma Mae Sparks, 92 of Milan passed away January 23, 2018 at Ripley Crossing in Milan. Norma was born October 2, 1925 in Dearborn County, IN the daughter of Herman and Lucille (Masters) Waldon. She married Sherman “Cliff” Sparks November 12, 1949 and he preceded her in death September 8, 2010. Norma worked as a Registered Nurse for Reid Memorial Hospital in Richmond, Whitlatch Clinic for 11 years, Ludlow Hill Clinic 4 years and Dr. Robert Wilson for 23 years. She was a member of Milan First Baptist Church, and she was a lifetime member of the Milan Ladies VFW Auxiliary. She enjoyed spending time with her family.Norma is survived by son: James (Dorothy) Sparks of Lawrenceburg; daughters: Judith (Tom) Thompson of Greensburg; Janey Volz of Milan. 7 Grandchildren, 12 Great-Grandchildren, 9 Great-Great Grandchildren. Norma was preceded in death by her parents, husband, 2 brothers, 1 sister and grandson: Tommy Brewington.Funeral service will be 12 p.m. Friday January 26, 2018 at Laws-Carr-Moore Funeral Home in Milan with Pastors Harris Long and Charles Miller officiating. Burial will follow in New Craven Cemetery south of Milan. Visitation will be from 10 a.m-12 p.m. Friday also at the Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to the Margaret Mary Hospice or Tommy Brewington Scholarship Fund. Laws-Carr-Moore Funeral Home entrusted with arrangements, 707 South Main Street P.O. Box 243 Milan, In 47031 (812)654-2141. Go to www.lawscarrmore.com to leave a online condolence for the family.
The Belgian, who enjoyed a hugely successful loan spell at the Bundesliga side last season, has started only two Barclays Premier League matches this term. He was left out of the squad for Tuesday night’s Champions League trip to Steaua Bucharest, with questions over his omission prompting Blues boss Jose Mourinho to call a halt to his pre-match press conference. Bremen general manager Thomas Eichin told the Bild newspaper: “Should Kevin be unhappy, we are an eager first contact. “I am in contact with his agent and am informed about Kevin’s situation at Chelsea.” The 22-year-old scored 10 goals in 32 Bundesliga games for Bremen last season. Eichin added: “I know Kevin, if he doesn’t play it is certainly a big problem for him. “Let’s wait and see what happens in the winter. We will be ready, if there is a possibility, to get him.” Press Association Werder Bremen are keen to take Chelsea’s Kevin De Bruyne back to the club in January.