“Velebit House” Visitor Center opened

first_imgThe public institution “Northern Velebit National Park” has successfully completed the project of building a Visitor Center Krasno, which built and equipped a visitor center called House of Velebit.The newly built visitor center, the project is worth 30,9 million kuna and it is co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund under the Operational Program Regional Competitiveness 2007-2013. The aim of the project is to improve the conditions for the development of tourism in Lika-Senj County by establishing Krasno and Northern Velebit National Park as a unique destination that naturally connects the continental and coastal tourist offer of the County.Kuća Velebit, is located in Krasno, one of our largest mountain resorts, where visitors can get information about what to visit and experience in the Park, Krasno and the surrounding area, and buy tickets and souvenirs, but also learn more about climate, species and habitats, cultural heritage, geology, underground…. The main goal of the project was to build a Visitor Center NP Northern Velebit as a recognizable, modern and attractive content that attracts tourists to Krasno and the surrounding area, enables the presentation of natural and cultural values ​​of the Park throughout the year and quality promotion of tourist facilities in the Park and Lika-Senj County. .A significant feature of this project is the sustainability of the building of the House of Velebit and the whole concept of its layout. The building was built in accordance with the highest standards of energy efficiency (energy class A +) and is integrated into the environment and the landscape.Exhibition of the House of Velebit The exhibition of the House of Velebit spreads over four floors and includes several thematic units that are intertwined and intertwined in order to better show visitors the richness of Velebit, its diversity and cultural and natural value. At the heart of the story is man and his direct and indirect influence on nature and natural values. In the past, the inhabitants of Velebit lived a nomadic way of life, clearing forests, grazing cattle, building stone dwellings – shepherd’s dwellings and dry stone walls, thus creating new habitats – lawns, ponds and more, and influencing the number of species of flora and fauna. IN The house of Velebit visitors will have the opportunity to get acquainted with a large part of this diversity – various insects and birds, large carnivores, endemic plant species adapted to extreme living conditions… But the value of this mountain is not only in the number of plant, animal and fungal species but also in its landscape diversity. The reason for this is the numerous surface karst forms – sinkholes, beams, hips, cracks… are just some of them. But the story of how they were created can be read by visitors in ours The house of Velebit!! But what is most valuable is actually located underground and is inaccessible to most visitors. These are our deep pits inhabited by a whole special world of specific fauna that had to adapt to life in constant darkness. And again, it is man who has been constantly intrigued by this underworld, so he has begun to explore in more detail the dark world that still fascinates and surprises us with some newly discovered animal species. For a moment, every visitor will be able to become a speleologist and explore the “Lukini pit” in The house of Velebit.Working hours of Velebit House:INFO CENTER: Sunday-Thursday 8-17h, Friday-Saturday 8-18hSETTING: Tuesday-Sunday 9 am-16pm, Monday closed/ item]last_img read more

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Former Steelers backup Landry Jones is first QB to sign with XFL

first_img Related News The XFL has its first quarterback, announcing Thursday it has signed former Steelers backup Landry Jones. The 30-year-old is the first of eight “leading quarterbacks” the startup league says it will sign in the coming months. A release Thursday says those QBs will be in the fold ahead of the XFL’s inaugural draft in October and each team’s coach will select a quarterback prior to the draft.  Jones had brief stints with the Jaguars last fall and Raiders this spring but has been a free agent since being cut by Oakland in May. Now he’ll get another chance in the new league, which will begin play next spring. “I’m looking forward to joining the XFL and playing the game I love,” Jones said in a release. “I can’t wait to suit up.” Tom Brady gifts ex-teammate Mike Vrabel mini trophy of last year’s Patriots-Titans scorecenter_img #BREAKING: @LandryJones12 has signed with the #XFLDETAILS ➡️ https://t.co/Qlw0qQO6cq pic.twitter.com/K6d6yRPQNk— XFL (@xfl2020) August 15, 2019“We’re excited to welcome Landry to the XFL as our first player and first quarterback,” XFL Commissioner and CEO Oliver Luck said in a release. “He’s an accomplished athlete with outstanding college credentials and pro experience, and his heart and desire to play football epitomizes the type of individual we want in the XFL.”Jones played four years at Oklahoma before being selected by Pittsburgh in the fourth round of the 2013 NFL Draft. He didn’t see his first NFL game action until 2015, after both Ben Roethlisberger and Michael Vick got hurt. In all, Jones appeared in 18 games over three seasons, including one playoff appearance, before the Steelers released him in favor of Mason Rudolph ahead of the 2018 season opener.  Aaron Rodgers says lowered beer prices will get Packers fans loud and proudlast_img read more

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Angels GM to step down

first_imgANAHEIM – Bill Stoneman is expected to announce today that he is stepping down as general manager of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim to become a consultant with the baseball team. Tony Reagins, the Angels’ director of player development, is expected to be named today to succeed Stoneman. The team has called a morning news conference to make what is described as “a major announcement.” Tim Mead, the Angels’ vice president of communications, declined to elaborate. Stoneman, 63, was named as the Angels’ general manager in November 1999, hired Mike Scioscia as manager and built the team that won the 2002 World Series. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.The Angels have reached the playoffs three of the past four seasons, but were swept by the Boston Red Sox in both 2004 and 2007. Stoneman has drawn criticism from sports columnists, sports talk show hosts and fans for his refusal to trade prospects for veteran players, especially a power hitter. Reagins, 40, a Cal State Fullerton graduate, joined the Angels as an intern in the baseball operations department in 1992, was named a marketing assistant in 1994 and returned to the baseball operations department in 1998. Reagins, who is black, would join Ken Williams of the Chicago White Sox and Omar Minaya of the New York Mets as the only minority general managers in Major League Baseball. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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