November 18

Lužnica Castle Park declared a monument of park architecture

first_imgThe Zagreb County area is characterized by a wealth of natural resources, which include forests, wetlands, karst phenomena and a great diversity of flora and fauna, while protected areas occupy as much as 37.690 ha, which is 12,2% of the Zagreb County. The park around the Lužnica castle in Zaprešić, by the decision of the Zagreb County Assembly, was declared a protected area in the category of monuments of park architecture. The park is designed in the English park style with the influence of a French late baroque garden with shaped hedges along the colorful flower beds. Within the park on the southwest side, a lake rich in flora and fauna with two groves in the immediate vicinity stands out. The whole park is dominated by solitary trees, groups of trees, groves, while on the north side the landscape design of the park is dominated by shrubby species and flower beds of small roses (the influence of the late Baroque, French ground floor is visible). The tree line borders the eastern border to the entrance to the park. In front of the castle on the north side is a magnificent plane tree over 300 years old. Lužnica Castle was built in the second half of the 18th century and is an example of a multi-winged open castle and has the status of a cultural monument of the first category. The Zagreb County Green Ring Public Institution manages a total of 24 protected areas. The purpose of its activities is the management of protected areas in terms of protection, maintenance and promotion and ensuring the smooth flow of natural processes and sustainable use of natural resources. Photo: JU Green Ring of Zagreb Countylast_img read more

September 25

AMID COVID-19 PANDEMIC: ‘HELP WON’T CEASE’; AC Energy to expand aid to oil spill…

first_img“They are taking care our evacuees very well,” said Treñas in a recent press conference. “We are grateful to the Ayala group and the Philippine Air Force for their support that allowed us to continue to support the needs of the affected communities. Ayala Foundation and Ayala Coop donated the meal packs from Rise Against Hunger Philippines, a hunger relief non-profit organization that coordinates the packaging and distribution of food and other aid to vulnerable communities,” AC Energy Philippines said in a statement. Helping in the unloading of the cargo were members of the Philippine Air Force, the 52nd Air Force Group Reserve and TOG-6. Treñas said the city government is ready to forego legal action against the company “kun masabat man lang tanan nga requirements sang pumoluyo ta.”/PN AC Energy Philippines turned over 1,500 Fortified Meal Packs for rapid distribution to the residents of Barangay Bo. Obrero in Lapuz district and those in Manduriao and Jaro districts. The city mayor revealed that the Ayala conglomerate has expressed intention to carry out more projects such as helping repair public schools and introducing education programs in oil-spill affected barangays. A private aircraft owned by the business conglomerate landed in the city recently, bringing in food packs and relief goods for families in Lapuz district, one of the areas severely affected by the July 3 oil spill.  The oil spill was preceded by an explosion of still unknown origin. Its other affiliates like Ayala Foundation, Ayala Coop, Rise Against Hunger, and Ayala Business Club also contributed. AC Energy Philippines owned Power Barge 102 that accidentally spilled bunker fuel into the coast of Iloilo City affecting several barangays, as well as coastal parts of Iloilo province and Guimaras.  Uniformed officers help move boxes of food packs and relief goods from a private aircraft of AC Energy Philippines at the Iloilo Airport in Cabatuan, Iloilo. After this, the boxes are carefully disinfected to make sure they are free from the coronavirus. These goods are for families affected by the recent oil spill. RELIEF GOODS The donated boxes were flown in by the Philippine Air Force while the other Ayala business units, namely, Ayala Business Club, Seda Hotels, Globe Telecom and AC Motors, provided logistical support. Each Fortified Meal Pack contained rice, soy, dried vegetables and fruits enriched with vitamins and minerals, and enough to feed a family of eight to 12 members. In Lapuz, Treñas said, the company was also eyeing to fix roads in barangays Bo. Obrero and Mansaya. Mayor Jerry Treñas welcomed AC Energy Philippines’ continued help. Aside from the tons of relief goods, Ayala companies also gave out boxes of facemasks for the residents.  “I am satisfied with what they are doing,” said Treñas. The power firm immediately acted to help the affected families, setting in motion their community reintegration while also distributing thousands of food packs.  ILOILO City – Citing the ongoing coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, AC Energy Philippines remains committed to sustain its assistance to families affected by the recent oil spill in the waters off this city and Guimaras Island even after completing their community reintegration. According to the mayor, he was pleasantly surprised that AC Energy Philippines housed in several hotels the families displaced by the oil spill to address problems in schools that were initially used as evacuation centers. The boxes were carefully disinfected upon discharge to make sure they were free from the coronavirus. last_img read more