Local traffic continues to maintain positive trends with growth of 2,05% to 953.254 passengers. Looking at the type of traffic, significant growth of passengers was achieved among cruise passengers, 21,29% to 73.670 passengers. The same period in 2018 was realized at the level of 60.740 passengers. Photo: Luka Gaženica This is a great recognition for the Zadar Port Authority and the concessionaire Zadar International Port Operations (ZIPO), ie Global Ports Holding (GPH). Namely, GPH, the world’s leading cruise port operator, has nominated the Zadar port for cruises in the “Port of the Year” category, which rewards port administrations / cruising companies that have made the greatest progress in cruise port management in the last year. Ports from any part of the world can apply, and this year the finalists are the ports of OldenLoen in Norway and Yokohama in Japan. The Port of Gaženica (Zadar Cruise Port) in Zadar is one of the three finalists of the most prestigious selection for the best port in the world 2019 Seatrade Cruise Awards. The Zadar Port Authority continues with records in the number of transported passengers and vehicles at ports under its management. As a percentage, the highest growth of 25,17% was achieved in international traffic (seasonal lines). 2.969 passengers were transported. As of this year, a new line Zadar – Pesaro was introduced, next to the line Zadar – Ancona. The winner of the election will be announced on September 11, 2019 in Hamburg at the largest fair of the cruise industry Seatrade Europe 2019. At this fair, Zadar and Zadar County will jointly represent and promote the Zadar Port Authority, ZIPO and GPH, the Zadar Tourist Board and Zadar County and Zadar Airport. The goal is to promote Zadar and Zadar County through excellent cooperation and attract even more guests to the best port on the Adriatic, and maybe soon in the world. For the first time in history, the total number of passengers carried exceeded 1.000.000 in the first 6 months. In the observed period, a total of 1.029.893 passengers were transported, which is an increase of 3,28% compared to the same period in 2018. Rebeka V. Pevec, director of Zadar International Port Operations, said: “We are very excited to be one of the three finalists of the 2019 Seatrade Port of the Year Award. This is also a recognition for our efforts and the efforts of director Škifić and his team in positioning Zadar as an important destination for cruises on the Adriatic, increasing the number of passengers in the port and developing the port and providing an even better experience for visitors to Zadar. All our efforts are focused on the well-being of cruise passengers, but also the entire local community” Photo: Pixabay.com The Seatrade Cruise Awards have been given for more than ten years to the best examples and practices within the cruise industry. Hundreds of ports apply for this selection every year, so entering the finals is a great success. There is still a growing trend in the number of vehicles at a higher rate than among passengers. In the first 6 months of 2019, 194.382 vehicles were transported, which is an increase of 7,05% “Already now, in the first year of cooperation with GPH and ZIPO, we see very good results. Entering the finals, where only two other world ports are with us, speaks volumes about our mutual success. We are convinced that in the coming years this cooperation will be better and better and that Zadar will soon take its rightful place in the cruise business. ” said the director of the Zadar Port Authority Robert Škifić
Long time Versailles minister Bro. Dale Day, 87, went to be with the Lord on the Lord’s Day, Sunday, August 19, 2018 at 5:45pm at the Kings Daughters Hospital in Madison. He was born at Wakenda, Missouri on February 11, 1931 the son of Kelly and Erasta Stidham Day. He was married to LaVerne Andress on May 23, 1954 and his wife of 64 years survives. Besides his wife the love of his life was his four daughters Debra (JR) Stephen, Dawna (Keith) Mathews, and Dana (Jamie) Vest all of Versailles, and Danita (Bryant) Rogers of Cross Plains; 12 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren; one brother Tom (Lorine) Day of Versailles; three sisters Pruda Setser, Mary Ellen Thieman, and Pauline (Irvin) Hart all of Versailles; also his brother and sister-in-law Larry and Rita Andress of Madison. He was preceded in death by his parents, his brothers Harlan and Joe Day, and his sister Lillie Mae Hisle. Dale grew up in the Shelby Church neighborhood and was a 1951 graduate of New Marion High School. He was an Army veteran of the Korean War where he served from 1952 to 1954 in Germany with the 124th Armored Division, rising to the rank of Corporal. For service to his country Dale received the Occupation Medal and the National Defense Service Medal. He graduated from the Cincinnati Bible Seminary in 1958 and his first pastorate was the Holton Christian Church. He founded the Versailles Church of Christ in 1958 and conducted his last service at there in December of 2016. Dale helped found the Whitewater Christian Fellowship in 1961 which was dedicated to the establishment of new churches. He loved America and was very patriotic and also was an advocate for Right to Life. Funeral services for Dale will be held on Friday, August 24th at 11am at the Versailles Church of Christ with Dale’s grandson Bro. Micah Stephen officiating assisted by Bro. Earl Thomas, and Dale’s nephew Randy Thieman, minister of the Versailles Church of Christ. Burial will be in the Cliff Hill Cemetery in Versailles with military graveside rites by the Versailles American Legion. Visitation will be on Thursday from 4pm to 8pm at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles and from 10am until time of services Friday at the church. Memorials may be given to the Versailles Church of Christ in care of the funeral home.
Shane Lowry has birdied the second-hole of his third-round to also move to six-under.While Michael Hoey’s four-under through four.Torunament host and defending champion Rory McIlroy will have to watch the tournament as a spectator after he missed the cut.Peter Hansen has just shot the first hole in one of the week, an ace at the third has moved him to seven-under. Paul Dunne is best of the Irish into today’s third round at the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open.At 8-under under par, he’ll tee off this lunchtime five shots behind the leaders Benjamin Hebert and Daniel Im.Padraig Harrington’s a shot further back at seven-under with Gavin Moynihan six-under. Photo © – Tipp FM
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