David Andahl, 55, Dies; Elected Posthumously in North Dakota

first_img– Advertisement – Mr. Andahl won the endorsement of two of the state’s most influential Republicans, Gov. Doug Burgum and Senator Kevin Cramer, with Senator Cramer telling the Minneapolis Star Tribune that he backed Mr. Andahl “because we need more Trump Republicans in the state legislature.”But at the same time, the deadly coronavirus was surging across the country, especially in North Dakota. Mr. Andahl, who already had unspecified health issues, was cautious about the virus, his family wrote on Facebook. But in late September he became ill and was hospitalized in Bismarck. On Oct. 5, with the election a month away, he died after “a short battle with Covid-19,” the family said. He was 55.At that point, it was too late to take his name off the ballot. On Nov. 3, the residents of District 8, a sprawling rural area north of Bismarck, elected him posthumously to the legislature.- Advertisement – This obituary is part of a series about people who have died in the coronavirus pandemic. Read about others here.He was known as “Dakota Dave,” a walking, talking billboard for his home state of North Dakota.- Advertisement – This year, he sought to take a step up by running for the state House of Representatives. Mr. Andahl cleared the first hurdle, winning a heated Republican primary in June against a longtime incumbent, state Representative Jeff Delzer, chairman of the powerful appropriations committee. David Dean Andahl was passionate about farming, cattle ranching and racecar driving, a sport he pursued at tracks around the world. He was also president of Dakota Sports Marketing, where he promoted the state’s economic and tourism opportunities.And he was interested in politics. A member of the Burleigh County Planning and Zoning Commission for 16 years, he served as chairman for eight.center_img – Advertisement – A political squabble ensued over how to fill the seat. The governor sought to make an appointment but was blocked by the attorney general. The matter was unresolved and is in court, Loren DeWitz, chairman of the District 8 Republican Party, said in a phone interview. At an outdoor memorial service for Mr. Andahl, he was remembered for being a man of his word; for his love of his dogs, Bear, Zeus and Hank; and for his willingness to lend a hand, whether, as one friend put it, “building a deck, borrowing a tool, hauling many loads of dirt or just being there to drink and listen.” His drink of choice was Glenlivet single malt.Mr. Andahl was born on Oct. 30, 1964, in Bismarck. He obtained his associate’s degree from Bismarck State College and studied animal science at North Dakota State University. His survivors include his parents, Ronald and Patricia Andahl; his sister, Darcy; and his son, Charles (Tia) Lacy.Mr. Andahl was also a partner and general manager of 4T Ranch, which has been in the Andahl family for three generations. As Bismarck grew, developers expressed interest in buying pieces of 4T Ranch. Instead of selling, the family created its own company, 4T Ranch Developers, Inc., with Mr. Andahl as president, and built a rural housing subdivision called “The Ranch.”last_img read more

An action plan for the future sustainable development of Dubrovnik – Respect the city – was presented

first_imgThe project ‘Respect the city’ was presented in Dubrovnik, by which the city administration wants to ensure the sustainability of Dubrovnik tourism and avoid a situation in which it will ‘become a victim of its own success’.Unbearable summer crowds and literally congestion of the center and the old town have plagued the City of Dubrovnik for years, but given the constant growth of tourist arrivals (last year Dubrovnik had the highest number of overnight stays in Croatia, and is among the cities with the highest tourist growth), the situation has become such that CNN ‘advertises’ Dubrovnik as one of the 12 destinations to be avoided and UNESCO has threatened to revoke its World Heritage status.In order to prevent further congestion and spontaneous development of mass tourism, and – as they say – the degradation of identity and cultural and natural values, the City decided to act urgently and launched the Respect the City project aimed at a series of short, medium and long term measures and solutions. improve the positive effects of tourism and reduce its negative effects.”We bring a three-year action plan with a clear goal of sustainable development and management of Dubrovnik as a tourist destination in agreement with all relevant stakeholders. This is not a tourism development strategy, but a project that will in the future combine a tourism development strategy, a historical core management plan and other strategic documents. The project will include short-term goals that we can achieve in this and the coming years, but also long-term goals of sustainable tourism ‘, said the Mayor of Dubrovnik Mato Franković and pointed out that this must not be a project of the current city government but must be binding on all, which is why they called on all political parties, businessmen, all institutions and institutions to be part of the project.Although the project consists of three phases, and the third refers to 2020, the first results should be visible this summer because there are already some solid solutions to the problems of Dubrovnik tourism that have not been implemented so far. Among the measures planned for this year are the regulation and coordination of arrivals and departures of cruisers, tourist buses and stationary guests and citizens of Dubrovnik, supervision and management system of visits to the old town, and stronger security measures for citizens and visitors.The project manager, Ranko Milić from the Eupolis Group, said that the problem of excessive tourism and insufficient management is not only a problem of Dubrovnik, but also of the richest cities in the world. “This is a pioneering challenge. So far, a lot has been invested in marketing and little in management. There will be ‘fire’ measures, but we want to work systematically and integrated. We want to gather people who wish this city well, so that together we can design and implement priority tasks with the aim of sustainable development of Dubrovnik. Good governance is the core of sustainable development, and it is through the action plan that we want to solve the problem of Dubrovnik as a destination. This project cannot be implemented without the cooperation of the local community. ” said Milic.The goals of the project are sustainable development of tourism, sustainable use of the resource base and sustainable development of people, economy and community, and the whole project consists of three phases.  “The result of the implementation of the action plan should be Dubrovnik as a brand of different tourism, without negative connotations. We expect to achieve optimal visitor distribution by 2020. We will implement the first phase of functional destination management. It will be a great challenge, it will cost a lot, but there are enough sources of funding, primarily through EU funds. ” concludes Milić.Three phases of project implementation – Respect the city  In the first phase, defines a project team of experts with many years of experience in designing and implementing sustainable development and sustainable tourism projects, implementing and supporting social innovation and sustainable, socially responsible entrepreneurship, cross-sectoral local development partnerships, addressing urban development challenges, and providing external sources of development funding through the EU and other public and private development funds at the local, national and international levels. At this stage, this team has the task of facilitating the process of creating concrete solutions to defined urgent problems, and working on securing funding sources, but also turning solutions into sustainable business models. The goal of this is to position the city of Dubrovnik not as a problem city, but as a pro-active global leader in the development of sustainable and responsible tourism. In parallel, an advisory body is being established at this stage, which had its initiative meeting on 19 February 2018. This body includes relevant local, regional, national and international stakeholders who will jointly define the priority short-term, medium-term and long-term goals of sustainable development. development of tourism, but also the city of Dubrovnik as a whole. The advisory body will also propose the creation of sectoral working groups that will offer measures to address urgent problems (eg congestion of the most vulnerable parts of the city as early as 2018).In the second phase of the project in 2019, the goal is to continue development by designing, testing and establishing medium-term measures and to provide sources of funding for destination management models and solutions involving stakeholders. The cross-sectoral project partnership will include the best Croatian and world scientific-research, socio-economic and development-innovation profession.In the third phase, it is planned to realize targeted priority investments in improving critical infrastructure, testing and optimizing an intelligent destination management system, building stakeholder capacity, developing and promoting sustainable and responsible tourism products and services, and establishing an international center for knowledge and technology transfer of sustainable and responsible tourism. In this way, it is planned to specifically contribute to preserving and improving the reputation of Dubrovnik as a world attractive, but also organized, well-managed and well-organized tourist destination which, in addition to its beauty, culture and history, can offer the world relevant solutions, knowledge and innovations. value both for visitors and for all its citizens, including children, young people, families, the elderly and other groups at risk of exclusion. last_img read more

Kiev to Host 2018 UCL Final

first_imgKiev’s Olympic Stadium will host the final of the 2018 Champions League, the head of Ukraine’s soccer federation announced yesterday.The 70, 000-capacity stadium, which hosted the final of the 2012 European Championship, will be confirmed officially following a meeting of UEFA officials in Athens but Andriy Pavelko, head of Football Federation of Ukraine, announced the news on his federation’s website.“The historical decision for the Ukrainian football was taken in Athens,” Pavelko said.“The final of the Champions League is the common win of every Ukrainian citizen. Now we can greet each other with this feast of football to be held in Kiev.“This is an incredible event that will take its place in the history of the country,” Pavelko added. “We will do all possible for this final to become exemplary.”Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more