RELATED NEWS: In addition to guaranteeing quality for guests, “Holiday Homes with a Story” has also shown resilience to the crisis situation caused by the coronavirus pandemic, and thus its sustainability. After a field visit and the implementation of the evaluation procedure according to several criteria, the existing holders of standards, as part of the 3rd certification round, were joined by 12 new holiday homes. Thus, the number of holders of the quality label “Holiday houses with a story” rose to 46 with a total of 223 beds. Top Hill Nest After launching the official website called MyVarazdinHoliday which in one place represents all holders of standards, cataloging and promotional campaigns, primarily on the German market, “Holiday homes with a story” have already become a recognizable brand and synonym for the quality of private accommodation in Varaždin County, point out the Tourist Board of Varaždin County. Thus, by the end of August, 34 facilities with the standard “Holiday houses with a story” realized more than 90% of last year’s overnight stays observed in the same period, and more than 70% of overnight stays were realized by foreign guests. In order to offer the demanding market a better and different experience, the Tourist Board of Varaždin County is developing the project “Holiday houses with a story” whose main goal is to develop quality accommodation in the rural area of Varaždin. / / / HOLIDAY HOMES WITH A STORY – EXCELLENT RURAL ACCOMMODATION BRANDING PROJECT IN VARAŽDIN COUNTY Holiday house Pavličević LUXURY HOLIDAY HOMES ARE NOT JUST A CURRENT TREND, BUT THEY WILL BECOME THE FIRST CHOICE. MARRIOTT CONFIRMS THIS AS WELL
“We feel very honoured that these corporate organisations and individuals, see our efforts in bettering lives as a worthy cause to invest in. And, as we have done over the years, we will be accountable and resolute, in ensuring resources are prudently utilised in changing more lives” he said. Since DOAMF was founded over seven years ago, about 66,000 lives have been touched of which 12,000 were reached in 2016 alone.“We get to do all these from the funds raised from the golf event, and that is why we value every measure of support we get from corporate organisations, groups and individuals” Bassey added.“We intend to use the cocktail event in the evening of the tournament day to also interact with all our partners and donors and to appreciate those that are keeping the Foundation’s charitable works afloat.”The sponsors include, PricewaterhouseCoopers, ,Diamond Bank Plc, ARM Pension Managers, Radial Circle Group, Zenith Bank, Arik Air, ExxonMobil, SEPLAT Petroleum, Air France, Channels Television, Silverbird Television, Grand OAK, Cappa & D’Alberto, SPAR (Park N’ Shop), Southern Sun, Debonair Group, Mixta Africa Heritage Bank, Standard Alliance Insurance, Four Points by Sheraton, Seven Up Bottling, Victoria Crown Plaza,, ,Ikoyi Club 1938, and several others. Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram As the February 4, 2017 date for the finals of the seventh edition of the Daniel Ogechi Akujobi Memorial Foundation Charity Golf Tournament draws close, organisers of the event have informed stakeholders that a number of corporate organisations have thrown their weight behind the event.The event is scheduled for the Golf Section of Ikoyi Club 1938 in Lagos. The final, notable for its unique tournament day experience, will feature about 180 players in the draw. Participants are expected to feature in an 18-hole stroke-play contest, with winners to be rewarded later in the evening at a prize giving cocktail event.According the coordinator of the DOAMF Charity Golf Tournament, Pat Bassey, the different levels of support offered by the sponsors and individuals will go a long way in helping the Foundation increase its reach and touch more lives.
SALUTE Junior Murvin by Howard CampbellJamaica was not for the faint of heart in 1976. The political turmoil there influenced many a song, one of which was ‘Police and Thieves’ by singer Junior Murvin.In 1977, (40 years ago), the album of the same name was released in the United Kingdom by Island Records. ‘Police and Thieves’, the song, entered the UK national chart the previous year.Lee ‘Scratch’ PerryProduced by Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry, Police and Thieves was not only a hit with the UK’s growing West Indian population, but also the punk movement that dominated that country.The song was a massive breakthrough for Murvin who hailed from Portland, a scenic, rural parish in eastern Jamaica. He had been singing since the 1960s for various producers without success. At one stage during the early 1970s, he gave up music due to frustration. But then he hooked up with the eccentric Perry, who was enjoying a golden run with cutting-edge songs like ‘Duppy Conqueror’ and ‘Small Axe’ by The Wailers, ‘War Inna Babylon’ (Max Romeo) and Junior Byles’ ‘Curly Locks’.Wasn’t a political statementAlthough the political scene in Jamaica was bloody because of conflict between criminal gangs supporting the ruling People’s National Party and Opposition Jamaica Labor Party, Murvin consistently insisted ‘Police and Thieves’ was not a political statement.The song, which caused a riot at the 1977 Notting Hill Carnival in the UK, has endured. It was covered by punk group The Clash for their self-titled debut album that year. Culture Club’s Boy George’s version entered the UK charts in 1998.‘Police and Thieves’ has been used in several movies including Rockers, Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels and Third World Cop.Junior Murvin died in December 2013.For a previous SALUTE, visit the link: SALUTE Hasley Crawford – T&T track and field