Services today and death notices for Oct. 20

first_img Beverly Ann Nunez, 80, of Port Arthur died Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2016, Clayton Thompson Funeral Directors-GrovesBertha Washington, 83, of Port Arthur died Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2016. Gabriel Funeral Home. Ruby L. Schlett, 82, of Beaumont died Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2016. Broussard’s, Major Drive, Beaumont.Horace Bullion, 92, of Port Arthur, died, Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2016. Grammier-Oberle Funeral Home. Death noticesElizabeth Ann “Libby” Taylor, 64, of Beaumont died Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2016. Broussard’s, Major Drive, Beaumont.center_img Services todaySteven Lee Benoit, Memory Gardens, Nederland, 2 p.m.Ruby Jean McClain, Claybar Funeral Home, Orange, 2 p.m.last_img read more

Applications for the selection of the best in the tourist marketing of Istria – Golden Goat

first_imgPreparations for the selection of winners are in full swing annual Golden Goat Awards – Capra d’oro which has been awarded by the Tourist Board of the Istrian County since 1995 for its outstanding contribution in the field of marketing activities in the tourism of Istria. By awarding this prize, which is traditionally presented at a ceremony at the end of the year, the County Tourist Board seeks to encourage all participants in Istrian tourism to improve the quality of destination promotion, to introduce innovations, to create new stories.”The variety and quality of candidacies that arrive at the address of the County Tourist Board every year indicate that the Istrian tourism sector is full of ideas and programs, some of which are at the level of the latest trends in the industry. There are more and more prominent individuals who have focused a significant part of their professional and private activities on the construction of new tourist products, which requires a good idea, networking and organization, as well as hard and constant work. The result is a proliferation of tourist stories – from those in small family households to activities realized in the largest hotel systems.. ” stand out from the Tourist Board of the Istrian County.Golden Goat and plaques are awarded once a year with the aim and in the function of motivating the private and public tourism sector to improve the quality of destination promotion and encourage innovation, encourage the creation and development of new products and tourism promotion and recognition of efforts by participants in promoting Istria. the best achievements in the tourism of Istria.Golden Goat – Capra d’oro is awarded in five categories, and will be awarded to the best submitted project, product or activity in each of the four categories: events, innovative products, tourism products and visual communications. In addition to awards to institutions and companies in the development of tourism marketing, a special recognition is given for the work of individuals as the main award – a commemorative sculpture of a goat. All natural and legal persons of the Republic of Croatia can nominate a person for the award for exceptional contribution to the promotion of Istrian tourism. All applications are accepted until Thursday, October 27, 2016, for more information and application conditions see herelast_img read more

Ramdhani satisfied as badminton rallies well in 2018

first_imgThe Guyana Badminton Association (GBA) is satisfied with its achievements for 2018.  So says president of that association Gokarn Ramdhani.The most measured achievement of the Ramdhani-led association during the year was the surging up the world rankings of the national youth team after participating in the world junior badminton championships held in Canada last November.The Guyanese headed into the championships ranked 104 in the world but remarkably rose 72 places and are now ranked 32nd among the 175 playing countries. The achievement, according to the Guyana Badminton Association (GBA), is quite a significant one which augers well for the team moving forward.“This is a very good achievement for us and we showed that we can stand up to the competition from the international players from around the world although our team is quite young, “ Ramdhani declared. “Countries that came in below Guyana [ranked between 33rd and 40th place] are New Zealand, Poland, Mongolia, Uganda, Australia, Macau China and Slovakia,”  Ramdhani added.  Sharing his overall thoughts on the calendar year 2018, Ramdhani disclosed that the year was satisfactory which earned the association recognition regionally and internationally. “We had an excellent year in 2018 both on the international and local circuits. We saw great development as we were outstanding both regionally and internationally and was even showcased on the Pan American website.” When asked about who may be the most outstanding athlete for 2018, Ramdhani, in his capacity as Coach of the National team, identified undisputed national Badminton Queen Priyanna Ramdhani who collected five international goal medals this year.  “She dominated the Caribbean Badminton Championships (Suriname) in all three tournaments. She ended as the triple champion –three Gold – in the under-17 Regional tournament… [She also won] two Gold in the Under-19 International, two silver and 1-Bronze in the open senior international championship.  “She also was the Captain that put Guyana in the 32 spot in the world at the world juniors team tournament in Canada,” Ramdhani said. Ramdhani was elected to serve as the second vice – president of the Central America and Caribbean Badminton Confederation (CONCECABA) in August until 2022.He is keen on transferring this year’s momentum into 2019 and will focus on securing an Olympic spot in 20202.  “Narayan Ramdhani is going for this [Olympic Spot] and will have to participate in five major tournaments to gain the necessary points to qualify,” Ramdhani explained.last_img read more

Western storms bring snow, winds through the weekend as they move east

first_img Related Michael Blann/iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — More than a dozen states are under snow and wind alerts as the storms that brought moderate snowfall to the West Coast continue to move eastward.On Friday afternoon, winter storm warnings and advisories were still in effect across the northern and central Rocky Mountains as snow continued to fall.Over a dozen states are under snow and wind alerts from the Rockies to the Ohio Valley as the storm moves east.Snowfall in the Rockies will begin to diminish Friday evening as the storm pushes toward the Central Plains and into the Great Lakes region.Wind advisories for gusts between 30 and 50 mph are expected tonight into Saturday in areas further east that are still ahead of the storm, such as the Northern Plains and Ohio Valley.On Saturday afternoon, a cold front will be moving across the Ohio and Tennessee valleys, which could produce some strong storms with possible hail and damaging winds that afternoon and evening.As the storm moves into the Northeast, it will bring heavy rain and windy conditions from Washington, D.C., to Boston Saturday evening into Sunday morning. Travelers can expect flight delays during this time frame.Parts of the Northeast will experience showers Sunday morning as the front lingers along the coast, but they will clear out completely by the afternoon.After the rain comes the colder air, which could bring lake-effect snow as well as snow in high elevations from Michigan to the western New York and down to the Appalachian Mountains.On Monday morning, the cold air will reach the east, with winds chills in the 20s and teens expected across the Midwest and Northeast.Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.Powered by WPeMaticolast_img read more