20SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,John Pembroke Since joining CUES in March 2013, John Pembroke has played a leadership role in developing and launching a new direction in CUES’ strategy, branding and culture. Under his guidance, CUES … Web: www.cues.org Details When the academic year ends, most kids don’t want to be sent off to summer school. As CEO of CUES, however, I have a completely different perspective on the opportunity this season affords.While I’ll definitely take in a few White Sox games over the next few months, I’m also planning to leverage my summer business travel for learning. I expect, for example, to have some uninterrupted hours to read and reflect in July on my flights to and from the World Council of Credit Unions meeting in Belfast, Ireland. My reading list includes Crucial Conversations, a book about fostering open dialogue around high-stakes, emotional, or risky topics—at all levels of your organization.Once I arrive in Ireland, this trip—like others I have planned in the next few months—will be a great opportunity for networking, and thinking about our industry and CUES’ role in it.If you’re as committed to continuous learning as I am, how will you deliver on it this summer? What’s on your reading list? What TED Talks have you been putting off watching?If you’re not like the kids and you think summer is a great time to be in class—around the corner from a great vacation spot—CUES has some good choices for you.For example, CUES’ Execu/Net will be held near Yosemite National Park, Aug. 28-31, at Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite, Fish Camp, Calif. There you can spend mornings attending high-level educational sessions and afternoons fly fishing!If you prefer to tie in urban vacations with your learning, choose from several lending and marketing schools the week of July 18 in Seattle; Strategic Innovation Institute I in late September at MIT near Boston; and Strategic Innovation Institute II starting July 31 at Stanford University near San Francisco.I hope you’ll let me know how you leverage this summer’s fun to also foster opportunities for professional development.
The survey is anonymous, and your answers will help the author to find out if meeting the demand for parking spaces is as significant and important as the tourist services you use in a tourist destination. This question was also asked by a student Slavica Vinko Štajdohar, University of the North, who for the purposes of writing a thesis for research on the availability and quality of parking in tourist destinations Accordingly, the question arises, do they have and do they have enough parking spaces for our tourist destination? After all, tourists have to park their tin pets somewhere, don’t they? According to the research TOMAS Summer 2017 “Attitudes and consumption of tourists in Croatia” as many as 78% of guests come to Croatia by car, which clearly shows that we are still primarily a destination that comes by car. Take a few minutes to complete this survey questionnaire, which concerns a very important topic for tourism and the development of tourist destinations. In order to collect data on the availability and quality of parking in tourist destinations, she made an online survey, and invites everyone to get involved in the research. “My thesis is based on the topic of availability and quality of parking in tourist destinations. It is necessary to research public opinion, define problems and offer solutions, which I plan to process and defend through my thesis. This is a problem that generally occurs in urban areas, but as we are a tourist country and many smaller settlements are increasingly struggling with this problem that I would like to explore. To this end, I have launched this research and plan to collect a sample of at least 500 or more respondents to make this grow into a more serious study”Points out Slavica Vinko Štajdohar. Soon on HrTurizam.hr GET INVOLVED / SURVEY Research on the availability and quality of parking in tourist destinations
Cheltenham Gold Cup runner-up Djakadam and Grade One-winning novice Valseur Lido form a formidable twin assault for Willie Mullins on the John Durkan Memorial Punchestown Chase on Sunday. Mullins said: “Djakadam ran a cracker here (Punchestown) last April. One or two of them will probably be rusty and I’m hoping he’ll put up a show.” The Gigginstown House Stud-owned Valseur Lido won three of his five starts over fences last season, including Grade Ones at Fairyhouse and Punchestown. “I’m very pleased with how both of them are. It’s probably a little short for both of them,” the County Carlow handler told www.wpmullins.com. Gigginstown’s retained rider Bryan Cooper has sided with Valseur Lido over the race-fit Clarcam from Gordon Elliott’s yard, who has already been beaten twice this season. Gigginstown’s stud manager Eddie O’Leary said: “Hopefully he (Valseur Lido) will run well. He’s in good form. The trip is a bit on the short side for him, but we’ll see how he goes. I think Clarcam will improve now we’re putting the cheekpieces on him.” Hidden Cyclone arrives in excellent form after an impressive victory in the Fortria Chase at Navan a month ago, but trainer Shark Hanlon is concerned the two-and-a-half-mile distance could stretch him in what will be testing conditions. Hanlon said: “He’s in great form and has a run under his belt, which hopefully gives him an advantage over one or two of the others. “The only worry is the ground is going to be heavy. If it was two miles, I’d be delighted, but over two and a half, I just hope they don’t catch him. Djakadam was a major disappointment on his seasonal reappearance in last year’s Hennessy Gold Cup at Newbury, but bounced back emphatically in the Thyestes Chase at Gowran Park to earn a shot at the blue riband. The six-year-old finished second in the Gold Cup before finding the formidable Don Cossack too strong in the Punchestown Gold Cup in late April and makes his first start since then in the Grade One over two and a half miles. “It’s a very good race. Willie has two very good horses in it, they are both stayers and with the ground it might ride more like a three-mile race, which will suit them better than us. I’m very happy with our horse, though. He was very good in Navan and ran a blinder in the Galway Hurdle before that, so he goes there in great shape.” The JP McManus-owned Gilgamboa signed off an excellent first season over fences with a Grade One victory in the Ryanair Gold Cup at Fairyhouse in April. Trainer Enda Bolger said: “Everything is good with the horse and he’s ready to run, but having been off the track for a while, he will just take (need) it. “It’ll be nice, soft ground, which will suit him. It’s a very hot race, but we have to start somewhere and there aren’t too many options for a horse like him. We’re just hoping for a nice run. A clear round and coming home safe and sound will do me.” Press Association
… to be joined by Conquerors, Kings and Buxton in top fourBy Ras WadadaTHE Guyana Defence Force (GDF) completed an unblemished run on the final play-day of the first round of competition in the GFF-STAG Elite League with another convincing victory,while there were also wins for Victoria Kings and home team Buxton United in last Monday’s triple-header.Led by an early brace from forward Jeffrey Perreira and one by Eusi Phillips in the first half, the Army dominated the young Fruta Conquerors who were non-existent and disorganised in defence during the first period.The 6-foot tall Perreira first ran onto a perfectly measured pass by Phillips that dissected captain Delon Williams and Cecil Jackman down the middle as early as the 7th minute of the game.Eusie Phillips of the GDF dives forward to head past Derrick Carter for goal number 3 against Fruta Conquerors last Monday.A hesitant Derrick Carter left his line, but Perreira kept his composure as he made inroads into the box before hitting low to the custodian’s left as he advanced.Perreira broke free again in the 11th minute, but clearly this time he was off-side, to beat the advancing Carter and double the score while the Conquerors’ players appealed for off-side as referee Sherwin Johnson pointed to the spot.Eon Alleyne then muffed a golden opportunity to reduce the lead as his effort from close up, in the 13th minute, was denied by the boot of goalkeeper Enoch Carmichael. The Army’s attack in the meantime were having things their way against a Conquerors defence in disarray.Coach Sampson Gilbert replaced left back, Lennox Cush in the 16th minute with Steve Nelson but the Army still dominated. Against the run of play Conquerors were awarded a penalty kick after the referee blew against Phillips for handling the ball in the box. Jermin ‘Pankey’ Junor then placed the spot kick hard and along the ground to the keeper’s far right corner.The GDF regained the two-goal cushion four minutes before the interval, thanks to a diving header by Phillips from a rebound off the far post. Captain Williams and Reshaun Sandiford then each picked up a yellow card as the game heated up towards the end of the first period.The Tucville-based unit gave a much improved and spirited performance after the break, but still found it difficult to breach the Army’s defence, solidly marshalled by Jerome Richardson and Aubrey Greene. In the end they got some consolation as they became the first side to hold the Army score-less in a half this season.It was the first loss for Conquerors but they retained 2nd position on ten points while the soldiers stretched their lead at the top with their 5th consecutive win from as many games for a maximum 15 points. In a post-game fracas on the sideline three players received red cards from referee Johnson – Junor and Dwayne Lindie of Conquerors and the Army’s captain, Delwin Fraser.The second game produced a solitary goal that came just before the half-time whistle and assured Victoria Kings of three vital points to move to 8 and third in the points table.The decisive strike came off the right boot of Seon Robinson coming in, unchallenged, at the far side to meet a determined and well calculated cross, inches from the goal line on the left, by the evergreen Aubrey Gibson.It was the fourth defeat for Monedderlust FC as they occupy second place from the bottom on 3 points.The ‘nightcap’ resulted in the home side’s 2nd win and a place in the final four after a comprehensive 3-0 victory over Linden’s Topp XX.A brilliant tip over the crossbar by Buxton custodian Darren Marks, who was fully extended as he leapt to his left ‘V’, to deny a direct free-kick from Travis Waterton about 25 metres out, in the 14th minute, was an inspiration to his side and the several hundred fans.In the very next play, Nixon Robertson worked his way down the left flank and drew goalkeeper Jamal Caster off his goal line, as he crashed into a teammate. Robertson found an unmarked Dillon Wright in the right place, at the far post, at the right time to give the home side the lead in the 15th minute.Captain Denvor Dennis made it 2-0 in the 37th minute as he blasted a direct free-kick from just outside the penalty arc into the roof of the net before Caster knew what passed him. Caster left the game after the goal and was replaced by Carlous Brown.In the 60th minute 16-year-old Robertson ran onto a fine through pass from midfielder Clive Andries and his attempted shot on goal took a deflection before hitting the far post and ending up in the ‘onion bag’ for his first goal of the season and the 50th of the competition.It was 13th goal scored on Topp XX and the most conceded by any side. The defeat was the 4th and left the Lindeners at the bottom on one point while Buxton moved to 4th position with 6 points.The ‘Big Four’ playoff will match GDF against Conquerors with the winners advancing to the final while the losers will confront the winners of the Kings versus Buxton match-up for the other place in the championship game.The ‘Big Four’ will be played next year February, ahead of the start of the second round of the Elite League.