For the first time, a representative of the landlord was elected to the Tourist Board of the Zadar Tourist Board

first_imgIn addition to the members of the Assembly and the Tourist Board of the Zadar Tourist Board, members of the Zadar County Tourist Board were elected from among the members of the Tourist Board, Messrs. Ivica Katic, Miljenko Rajic and Josip Djurin.  Along with the mayor, who in accordance with the Law holds the position of President of the Tourist Board, the newly elected members of the Assembly of the Zadar Tourist Board in the term 2020-2024. years are as follows:  Klaudio Grdović  – private landlord,  Grgo Peronja  – private landlord,  Lozivka Župan  – private landlord,  Hrvoje Šestan  – Hotels Zadar dd,  Danijela Stanic Halapija  – Intermod doo- hotel Pinija,  Toni Šimac  Doo,  Allen Barjašić  – Borik dd,  Lovre Lovrenčić  Ltd., Punta Skala doo Goran Sremec  Ltd., Punta Skala doo Tomislav Fain  – Terra Travel Ltd. Melita Surać  – Spar Croatia doo,  Dario Ćoza  – Crodux derivati ​​dva doo,  Luka  Ramic – Crodux derivati ​​dva doo,  Josip Klišmanić  – Zadar Airport doo,  Miljenko Rajic  – Agram Yachting doo  Branimir Peša  – OTP banka dd,  Ivan Rajić  Doo , Interigre doo | Ante Rados  – Jadrolinija,  Jelka Milosevic  – Beta doo Considering that the total share of tourist arrivals and overnight stays in the city of Zadar in private accommodation is as much as 51%, for the purpose of more active involvement of renters in the work of the Tourist Board, the President of the Family Accommodation Expert Group sir Klaudio Grdović. According to the adopted Agenda, the newly elected members of the Assembly of the Zadar Tourist Board voted on the Rules of Procedure of the Assembly, membership of the City of Zadar as a voluntary member in the Zadar Tourist Board and a proposal to amend the Work Program with financial plan for 2020.center_img In accordance with the new Law on Tourist Boards and the Promotion of Croatian Tourism, which entered into force on January 1, 2020, the Electoral Assembly of the Zadar Tourist Board was held today in the Great Hall of the City of Zadar, chaired by the Mayor of Zadar Branko Dukić. From 2020 to 2024, nineteen members of the Zadar Tourist Board were confirmed. At the same time, a new convocation of the Tourist Council was appointed for a term of the same duration. Travel agencies will be represented by Ms. over the next four years Mirjana Šarin from the company Mia Trade doo The current members of the Council are representatives of hoteliers, gentlemen Jasna Čurković i Hrvoje Šestan, trade representative Mr Mario Božulić, transport activities are represented by Mr. Slobodan Erslan, the representative of the caterer is a gentleman Dubravko Milin, and a representative of culture Mr. Renato Švorinić. last_img read more

Syracuse releases injury report ahead of Duke matchup on Senior Day; 11 ruled out

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on November 6, 2014 at 9:17 pm Contact Phil: [email protected] | @PhilDAbb Syracuse released its weekly Thursday night injury update leading up to the Orange’s Senior Day matchup with Duke on Saturday at 12:30 p.m. in the Carrier Dome.The new additions to the “out” list are: right guard Nick Robinson, offensive tackle Michael Lasker, H-back Ashton Broyld, linebacker Marqez Hodge, wide receiver Troy Green and nose tackle John Raymon.H-back Brisly Estime, offensive tackle Ivan Foy, quarterback Terrel Hunt, cornerback Wayne Morgan and linebacker Luke Arciniega remain unavailable from previous weeks.Freshman quarterback AJ Long is “extremely doubtful” this week, as head coach Scott Shafer announced in his Thursday morning press conference, with a nerve issue in his throwing arm.Junior nose tackle Wayne Williams has been upgraded from out last week to questionable this week. Center John Miller is listed as probable for Duke.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textAdly Enoicy, who was out last week, and Rob Trudo, who was questionable but played last week, are the only players from last week’s injury report to not appear on this week’s. Commentslast_img read more

Quality of Life, Culture Attracts Advertising Firm to RB

first_imgBy John BurtonThe Sawtooth Group partners are, from left, Jay Quilty, Kristi Bridges and Bill Schmermund.RED BANK — The Sawtooth Group has found a new home in the borough where employees’ creative work can flourish and their quality of life has improved.Sawtooth, an advertising and marketing firm, relocated in June from Woodbridge, N.J. to about 20,000 square feet of space at 141 West Front St. in Red Bank.The move, the company’s partners said recently, made sense for them, given the work they do. “It’s important for us to be downtown,” said Jay Quilty, one of the partners.There is vitality, an energy that comes from being part of a downtown community, as opposed to simply working out of an office park, he said.“It’s a real difference,” between their former offices and Red Bank, said Quilty, who commutes from Bucks County, Pa. “You don’t walk in the suburbs.”Sawtooth employees had been working in two connecting offices in Woodbridge. The sprawling township with 100,000 residents has a mix of industrial, commercial and retail complexes, along with residential communities and is intersected by a number of major roadways.While Quilty and his partners, Kristi Bridges and Bill Schmermund, realize the Middlesex County location offered a centralized destination for employees and clients, it lacked amenities they wanted, such as a vibrant cultural scene in town and the natural light that was missing in their old offices, Bridges said.The former site “didn’t do anything for us,” said Bridges, who is the firm’s creative director.When the partners searched for a location to combine operations from the two separate spaces in Woodbridge, they knew they needed to meet their needs on both professional and personal levels.That led them to Red Bank and the fit has been successful.“People are really into Red Bank,” Quilty said, as Sawtooth Group’s approximately 70 employees can explore the culture and entertainment avenues the community provides.They have found that also has helped stoke the creative process, which is at the heart of what the Sawtooth Group does.“Building brands and making them irresistible to the customers” is what the company does, said Quilty, who heads up client services for the firm.“We try and tell a truth” about a product they have been charged with creating an image for or rebranding, he said.That is done, in part, by “connecting as an emotional image,” said Schmermund, Sawtooth’s chief executive officer.“The brand and the customer kind of mirror each other” when they are successful, Bridges said.The company’s challenge for one of its current bigger clients, McCormick’s herbs and spices, is how to reintroduce what is really a venerable product to a new generation or to re-engage former customers.“There is no one size fits all” approach to their business, Quilty noted, as the firm looks at an increasingly segmented media landscape — TV, radio, print, social media — to come up with the strategy that would best work for their clients’ goals.“We have message strategies to meet all of those segments,” Quilty said.“What’s the secret stuff?” he asked. “It starts with meeting with the clients. What’s fun and challenging is where these messages are going to show up.”Advertising, like many other industries in a time of rapidly changing technology, is “in a state of flux now,” Quilty acknowledged. But, he said, the core components remain the same. “You start with a business problem and a challenge … and you use creativity to make them fall in love with the product.“I find that interesting,” he said.That’s what keeps Quilty and his partners in the game.“It’s a great way to make a living,” said Bridges, a Rumson resident, who has spent her career in advertising. “It’s not easy. It can be very hard but I love it.”It’s all about keeping it interesting — whether it is the work, the location where the work is done or even the company’s name. Started by Schmermund, who lives in Holmdel, about 24 years ago, Sawtooth Group was named after a mountain range in Idaho. “We wanted a conversation starter,” he said.“Sometimes names are something that have a feel,” Quilty said.last_img read more

Pinelope can pocket Alex Hamilton Trophy

first_imgOpen allowance horses take the spotlight at Caymanas Park today, in the inaugural running of the Alexander Hamilton Trophy over a mile, to be contested by six starters. Also on the 11-race programme, is the annual renewal of the Mercury Sprint, for native-bred-maiden three-year-old colts and geldings, in which 13 will face the starter. Among them are five first-time runners, including, LOOSE CANNON, MUSKEETOON and UNCLE FREDDIE, who along with MILAGRO, SILENCE and DON CHASSIS should ensure a close contest. The ‘Alex’ Hamilton Trophy, run in honour of the former Jockey Club president who has the distinction of being the oldest active owner in racing, spanning over 50 years, brings together the recent winners PINELOPE, AWESOME DESTINY and ROYAL VIBES in addition to the consistent BLUE DIXIE in an intriguing contest. Although finishing a length third to BLUE DIXIE over this trip, in fast time (1:37.0) last October,, PINELOPE is so highly regarded, that this talented four-year-old filly, should not only start favourite, but notch her second consecutive win with Paul ‘Country’ Francis riding for trainer Patrick Fong. She beat another classy filly CHOO CHOO BLUE by a head over 1400 metres on December 10, closing rapidly from off the pace to land the Betting and Gaming Stakes Trophy. She has worked well in preparation for this race and judging from the progress shown last year, I take her to turn the tables on the Gary Subratie-trained BLUE DIXIE. MILAGRO, who failed narrowly some weeks ago, can definitely go one better at the expense of DON CHASSIS and newcomer MUSKETOON (working well) in the Mercury Sprint. The improving colt who comes from the in-form stables of Anthony “Baba” Nunes, will be ridden by former champion apprentice Linton Steadman and he gets the vote ahead of DON CHASSIS. I also like the talented 3-y-o filly SHE’S A MANEATER to rebound on her seasonal debut in the opening race over 1400 metres, SURE MAN in the third, SILVER SURF in the fourth along with SOY EL SENOR in the fifth and JON MARSHALL , sixth. HIGHLY REGARDEDlast_img read more

Obama’s rejection of Keystone XL Pipeline may not be the final decision

first_imgMeantime, it seems likely the Obama rejection will not likely be the last word on the project, and not just because he’s little more than a year away from being replaced as President.It seems almost certain that Keystone XL would get a fresh look from a Republican President, but it’s also anticipated the pipeline’s backers will challenge the President’s decision in court.In addition, TransCanada has already spent over $2 billion on the project’s development, and hasn’t ruled out suing the US government under NAFTA. TransCanada Corporation says it will review all options, including seeking a new permit to ship crude oil from Canada to the United States.This, after US President Barack Obama ended a seven year delayed decision on construction of the Keystone XL pipeline at the end of last week.- Advertisement -The announcement was perfectly timed by the President to allow him to claim aggressive action on the environment, potentially strengthening his hand at the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris, beginning three weeks from today.Arguably, with his overhaul of the US health system facing life support economic and implementation challenges — and his foreign policy — particularly when it comes to Islamic Terrorism and Russian aggression, under heavy free world criticism Mr. Obama now appears determined to harpoon a major global climate change pact as the hallmark of his Presidential legacy.In making the pipeline announcement on Friday, Mr. Obama took a not so veiled swipe at the former Canadian Conservative government, arguing Keystone has had an overly inflated political discourse role between the two countries, and left little doubt where he stood on the outcome of last month’s Canadian federal election.For his part, Prime Minister Trudeau, while publicly voicing disappointment with the US decision, said he looked forward to a “fresh start” with President Obama.Advertisementlast_img read more

Snails Walk on Water

first_imgWhy is that scientist staring at a snail?  He’s watching a miracle: walking on water.  This is not our exaggeration: Matt Kaplan on National Geographic News entitled his article, “How Snails Walk on Water Is a Small Miracle.”  If we can figure out the trick, we might be able to make little robots do it – even if we don’t know why we would want to yet, other than it would be cool.    Snails are small enough to be naturally buoyant, but needless to say, getting traction on water is a challenge.  The snail apparently does this by making small ripples.  The ripples are just the right size to give the snail traction without breaking the surface.  It’s a unique method of propulsion unknown till Eric Lauga, a professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering at the University of California, San Diego, decided to investigate.    For a human to do this would require shoes as big as a football field, the article said.  Many capabilities of animals and plants seem miraculous to us, but we sometimes use the word too carelessly.  Jesus walked on water barefoot or on sandals.  That’s a real miracle.(Visited 21 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Why Latin America is Ready for IoT Growth

first_imgFollow the Puck Tags:#Internet of Things#IoT#Latin America#Technology in Latin America Nora LearyCo-Founder Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Related Posts Nora Leary is the co-founder of Launchway Media, a digital marketing firm that works with startups and SMEs in high-tech industries. Trends Driving the Loyalty Marketing Industry Smartphone adoption is sweeping across Latin America, making it a prime location for new technologies. The Internet of Things industry, in particular, is gaining speed in the region. Micromarket Monitor forecasts that the IoT sector in Latin America will increase from US$14.2 billion in 2013 to US$44.4 billion in 2019. It is good to know why Latin America is ready for IoT growth.There has been a boom of IoT startups in Latin America, a region with over 625 million people. This innovation comes with challenges particular to Latin America. Unclear regulations, failing infrastructure, and lack of resources all hinder IoT expansion. The opportunity, however, remains as more individuals and businesses spur this growth.The Challenges of IoT in Latin AmericaCountries such as Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Chile, and Mexico are leading IoT adoption. Brazil, in particular, as 60% of Brazilian companies have invested in IoT research and development. But many challenges remain. One challenge is the lack of infrastructure and connectivity to support IoT innovation. “Telco operators will play a key role that goes beyond mere connectivity providers. However, they will first have to deliver reliable connectivity that has widespread availability to enable any IoT initiative to get off the ground,” noted Victoria Escudero, Sales Director Latam Telco for Comarch. Another major challenge is regulation, or lack thereof, in many countries. “Regulation and legislation on security and data privacy which affect IoT are currently insufficient or nonexistent,” says Dr. Ximena Hartsock, co-founder and president of Phone2Action. “There is a need for clear rules on the retention, use and security of data and metadata.”There are, of course, non-Latin American specific challenges as well. Even countries with developed infrastructure, clear regulation, and high R&D investment face challenges with security and data privacy. Furthermore, all regions that adopted IoT technologies had to integrate them with legacy systems at one point.Claudio Barahona, CEO of Wayra Chile says, “Innovators must be able to demonstrate the IoT benefits, the security of its platforms due to data encryption and that it is an accessible alternative in terms of cost.” Even with these challenges, Latin America still seems to be ripe for an IoT boom.The possibilities of IoT in Latin AmericaThe technology initiatives vary widely across Latin America, and more developed countries are clearly leading the way. That doesn’t, however, mean that other countries in the region won’t follow.For instance, though 4G mobile Internet connectivity has not been fully deployed in some areas of Argentina, and almost 20% of mobile users don’t have access to this communication network, companies in Argentina are already preparing to implement 5G connectivity by 2020. Testing is happening now, and speeds may reach 20 Gbps. That speed is almost four thousand times faster than the average home connection speeds in Argentina currently. Faster connection speeds will not only help reduce energy consumption, but they will also increase IoT and smart city developments in the country.In Brazil, approximately 58% of Brazil’s population has Internet access, and over 100 million people connect using smartphones. The Brazilian government also launched a plan to expand the Internet of Things throughout the country via partnerships and higher education programs. The Brazilian government predicts that IoT projects will contribute US$132 billion to the economy by 2025 in verticals such as smart cities, healthcare, agriculture, and manufacturing. “The time is ripe for IoT because the IT infrastructure and systems of companies have evolved over the past few years and are now ready to deal with the massive amount of data that IoT solutions create,” explains Pablo Perinetti, Vice President of Vertical Markets for Belatrix. “Open source and cloud-based services have helped dramatically lower the costs involved in creating IoT solutions. Companies throughout Latin America are taking advantage.”“While Latin America hasn’t been on par with other regions when it comes to adoption of IoT devices, probably the best asset we have at this stage is an openness and increased investment in IoT technologies —especially in Brazil, Argentina, Chile, and Colombia,” says Marcio Leibovitch, General Manager of Brazil at Work & Co. Increasing Investment in Latin AmericaSmartphone adoption and improved connectivity help prepare Latin America for an IoT boom, but investment will make an even bigger push. Softbank launched its innovation fund, dedicating US$2 billion to invest in Latin America. China is also heavily investing in Latin America, though the investments are mostly centered on specific countries. Wherever the source of the investment, it will help startups create new solutions to solve old problems. What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech …last_img read more

Virat Kohli impressed with Niroshan Dickwella despite time-wasting tactics in Kolkata

first_imgVirat Kohli was involved in a heated exchange of words involving Niroshan Dickwella, who admitted to time-wasting tactics in the dying moments of the Kolkata Test but the India skipper was impressed with the Sri Lankan batsman’s character.India, after being outplayed on the first two days, were pressing hard for victory when things took a bitter turn as Dickwella sought to waste time when India’s pacers wanted to get through as many overs as possible. As Shami ran in to bowl the 19th over of Sri Lanka’s innings, Dickwella had not yet taken his stance. That upset Shami, who made his displeasure felt. He had a word with Kohli as well as the batsmen.Dickwella, in an unsporting gesture, then indicated to Shami after his next delivery that the pitch and not his own skills, were helping him extract the extra bounce. The war of words was not getting difficult to contain. Both  umpires assembled in the middle and involved India skipper Kohli and his Sri Lankan counterpart Dinesh Chandimal. At the end, Dickwella apologised to Kohli, who walked back to his position on the field.Dickwella later conceded he did try to waste some time as Sri Lanka desperately battled for a draw to avoid their sixth successive Test defeat to India.”How it all started was, I hit a six over square leg. There were three fielders behind square on the leg side and I brought that to the notice of the umpire Nigel Llong. A no-ball was called and then Virat Kohli came towards me and told me that that’s the umpires’ job and you don’t worry. That’s how it all started,” Dickwella said. “I thought, hang on, this is a good opportunity to get into an argument and kill some time. Kohli quickly realized what my intentions were and started walking back. Then the Mohammed Shami thing happened. It was funny I thought, I would like to think that I won that battle.advertisementKohli, who was furious on the final day and rushed up to the umpires so they could intervene, however, was impressed with the spunk shown by Dickwella.”I like to see that character. I liked that competitiveness on the field. He is someone who takes lot of pride in his cricket. I am impressed with what I have seen so far of him from the last series as well. He has got great ability to do something very special for Sri Lankan cricket,” the India captain said at the pre-match press conference ahead of the second Test in Nagpur which starts from Friday.Kohli said he had spoken to Dickwella on the flight from Kolkata to Nagpur and added he was happy to move on from the incident.”Those things end on the field. When you are competitive as an opponent, we always respect that about any opponent. He is a very feisty character and that works for his game.”last_img read more

Ohio State WR Coach Zach Smith Took A Shot At Michigan With National Championship Graphic

first_imgOhio State received its 2014 National Championship rings earlier today, and the Buckeyes began showing them off online. The Twitter account for ESPN’s SportsCenter used OSU wide receivers coach Zach Smith’s ring picture in a tweet, and cited the assistant in the process. A Michigan fan on Twitter responded to the tweet by acknowledging that this is the Buckeyes’ eighth claimed national championship, while the Wolverines claim 11 over their program’s history. @LeadFoot_Lads82 @SportsCenter @CoachZachSmith @DMike94 WOAH DUDE ONLY 3 MORE TO MATCH MICHIGAN.— Us Against The World (@MichiganTorei) March 27, 2015Smith was tagged in the Michigan fan’s response tweet, and decided to come up with a comeback of his own, rather than stay silent. What Smith did was take a screenshot of Wikipedia’s listing of national champions during the poll era (1936-present). During that time frame, Ohio State has four more titles than Michigan, because the Maize and Blue claim a handful of championships from the turn of the 20th century. People get confused by T-Shirts in the bookstores. Since they made a poll and intelligently ranked teams…  pic.twitter.com/QbU54ob8qB— Zach Sith #Zone6 (@CoachZachSmith) March 27, 2015We are not number 1 FYI… Would not want to promote inaccurate or irrelevant information. — Zach Sith #Zone6 (@CoachZachSmith) March 27, 2015This is a blatant shot at OSU’s biggest rival. Here is the full graphic Smith pulled his screenshot from. Notice, he cut off the first four teams and ended his photo right after including Michigan. nationalchampsJust another reminder why this rivalry is one of the best.last_img read more

Calgary 2026 leader expects close vote in Winter Games plebiscite

first_imgCALGARY — Scott Hutcheson carries a volunteer medal from the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary with him these days.His parents Bob and Jane relocated from Ontario for a month to donate their time at the Nakiska alpine ski venue during those games.Bob recently sent the medal to his son, who hopes Calgarians feel its value as much as he does when they vote Tuesday in a plebiscite on whether or not they want the city to bid on the 2026 Winter Games.“That’s what it’s about,” Hutcheson said Monday. “Giving your spirit, giving your all to a community. That’s what he did.”The board chair of the bid corporation Calgary 2026 feels the plebiscite will be a close race between those who want to host another Winter Games eight years from now, and those who don’t.“I think it’s a jump ball,” Hutcheson said. “Depends who votes, depends who gets out.”The result may be non-binding on a Calgary city council that has the final say on a bid, but it will heavily influence its decision.“Vote, regardless of where you stand,” Calgary mayor Naheed Nenshi said. “Let’s make sure there’s a really high voter turnout so there’s an unambiguous decision on this.“I hope people vote ‘yes’. I think there are many, many great reasons to keep this process going and to not let this opportunity pass us by.”The cauldron atop the Calgary Tower began igniting last week at 8:26 p.m. for 20 minutes 26 seconds. The tower is a symbol of the ’88 Olympics, as the relay torch was a replica of it.The tower is an asset in Hutcheson’s commercial real estate company, but the former national alpine team skier says he’s not using it to ignite ’88 nostalgia in Calgarians to favour another bid.The pro-bid Calgary Hotel Association is sponsoring the lighting of the tower in the run-up to the plebiscite, as well as cauldrons at WinSport and the Olympic Oval, he said.Calgary 2026’s mandate is to “promote a responsible bid”.It became easier to do that, Hutcheson said, after the proposed cost-sharing agreement between the three orders of government became public less than two weeks ago.“The bid is understood. That momentum is exciting, but it’s late,” he acknowledged. “If it were done three months ago, it would have left way more time to talk about what this means from an investment standpoint.”In an estimated $5.1 billion total price tag, the federal government has committed $1.45 billion and the province $700 million.The city’s share would be $390 million. Hutcheson wants Calgarians to see it as a small investment for a big return.“I never expected this small an investment to work from our city at $390 million,” Hutcheson said. “I never expected they’d put that little an amount in and we’d be able to get the federal government and the province both in for a remarkable number that works. This deal to me is way better than what I would have pencilled in months ago.“I respect that not everybody is going to want to vote ‘yes.’ But I would ask those that vote ‘no’ to make sure they have another community project in their mind that will make a difference. ‘No’ doesn’t build a community.”No order of government has put up its hand to be a guarantor against debt. Calgary 2026 has built $1.1 billion in contingency funds into its proposed budget as insurance.“If Calgarians make a decision to move forward, 50 per cent plus one vote, I will be respecting that decision,” Coun. Evan Woolley said.“Each of our individual colleagues on council, because it is a non-binding decision, will have to make those decisions for themselves.“No means no. Yes means we’ve got a bunch of work to do. We will move forward on that basis, but I can tell you that without more certainty from our federal and provincial governments around guarantees and helping us mitigate these risks, the city of Calgary cannot carry some of those risks on our own.”Calgary 2026’s proposed draft plan earmarks $502 million towards upgrading the ’88 legacy venues, now over 30 years old.WinSport, formerly the Calgary Olympic Development Association (CODA), is a non-profit organization that oversees much of the legacy.While the ’88 Games produced endowment funds to help pay for the continued operations and upgrades of venues such as the oval, the Canmore Nordic Centre and Canada Olympic Park, WinSport CEO Barry Heck says those facilities’ require a bigger investment to extend their lives.“There are the legacy facilities from eighty-eight, that have served Calgary so extremely well for 30 years, has put us on the map, as a world-leading winter sport Olympic city, but they’re end of life,” Heck said.“For us to keep delivering what we have for the next two or three generations, we need this renewal. Five hundred million is a lot of money, but it’s a fraction of what it would cost to rebuild these facilities.”Donna Spencer, The Canadian Presslast_img read more