After the great success of last year’s 3T conference – Tourism, Travel and Tech, Bug is organizing the second edition, on March 20, this time in the larger and more luxurious space of Boutique Cinema Kaptol in Zagreb.Early bird tickets are available until the end of February, via the Entrio system, the link is at the bottom of the conference page 3T – Tourism, Travel and TechThe conference opens with a keynote lecture entitled Travel Drives Technology: New Apps Everywhere, will be held by a guest from Germany Martin Reents, serial entrepreneur & CEO. The round table, panel discussion, that follows will be moderated Ivan Ilijasic, Orioly. The name of the panel discussion is: How to solve the problem of seasonality in tourism with technology?One of the lectures will be about implementation of the new Law on Provision of Services in Tourism, which is an issue that concerns both IT people and “tourists”, will sustain it Monika Udovicic, Assistant Minister for Legal Affairs and Standards.Some other topics that the organizers are preparing and planning for the conference are: Tourism monetization social networks, CRM in the tourism industry, Influencer marketing – how to make a brand that customers will recognize and recommend, Mobile payment IT solutions for the hotel industry. Instagram in tourism – where everyone is here and little Mujo / Ivica, Digital nomads – work without a job, Croatian nautical tourism on the web, Seasonality and technology, How to distribute your offer of excursions, Strategy advertising na free tools. (The program is subject to change until the last moment)The seasonality of Croatian tourism is already a well-known problem, and we should have started thinking about cases of “overtourism” a long time ago. How can we use technology to extend the season and make it easier to reach tourists outside of the hot summer months? What technological trends can help us with that today? What are the trends in, which are only current hyping and how to start introducing new trends in domestic tourism?The presentation will be given by the director of the conference, Oleg Maštruko, together with a partner in an adventure, Sasa Cvetojevic – the two of them are like Team Tesla a couple of weeks ago they returned from a rally in Africa, where, according to available information, they were the first crew to cross Sahara electric car, Saša’s Tesla X. The 3T conference was the sponsor of this unique project, and it will be the first where you will be able to hear their experiences live, first hand.”When we organized the 3T – Tourism, Travel and Tech conference for the first time last year, it was a kind of lottery, because we didn’t know what reactions we would get.. Now, with last year’s experience, we know that the place of direct connection, networking, and the exchange of knowledge and ideas between the two most successful Croatian branches of the economy, more than necessary, and between visitors and companies – well received. For this year’s edition of the 3T – Tourism, Travel and Tech conference, we are preparing an abundance of fresh and current content, which you can see more about on the conference website, especially as the date approaches”Points out Oleg Maštruko, conference director.According to relevant data, Croatia has the largest share of tourism in the gross national product (GDP) of all EU countries. Tourism is vital for us, and the IT industry is the most active, most profitable and fastest growing branch in recent years. The main question is whether Croatia can achieve synergy of the two sectors?How will it be shaped, and what trends will the tourism industry follow in the coming years? What will be the impact of technology? If you are serious about tourism and if you want to do tourism in the future, these are the questions you need to ask yourself, because all new trends and technologies directly affect your business, and day by day it will affect more and more.Early bird conference registrations 3T – Tourism, Travel & Tech are available in the Entrio system. A link to buying tickets, and more details on the content, can be found on the conference website www.3t.bug.hr
LaLiga’s weekend kicks off with another derby in the Spanish capital, as Leganes and Getafe meet at Butarque. The two teams are based just five kilometres apart in Madrid’s southern suburbs, making them geographically the closest local rivals in the top flight. Both also come into the game in good form following important wins last weekend.Saturday’s action begins elsewhere in the capital with third-placed Atletico Madrid hosting fourth-placed Alaves. It’s likely to be a tight affair as the team from Vitoria have drawn two of their last three games, while Antoine Griezmann and company are unbeaten at the Wanda Metropolitano this term.Next comes another historic clash as Valencia face Sevilla in a game always humming with rivalry between Spain’s third and fourth biggest cities. Valencia’s inconsistent start means getting a victory to make up ground in the table is even more important than usual, while second-placed Sevilla will know that another three points would put them temporarily back top of the LaLiga Santander standings.Villarreal host Celta Vigo later on Saturday afternoon with both clubs still in the bottom half but showing recent signs of improving form. The Yellow Submarine have also scored nine goals in their last two games against Celta at the Estadio de la Ceramica.Two of LaLiga’s most in-form sides meet in Sunday’s early game, with Eibar looking for a third straight win in front of their fans at Ipurua and visitors Levante unbeaten in their last four games on their travels.Next up are bottom side Huesca, badly in need of a boost, who welcome Real Madrid and newly crowned 2018 Ballon D’Or winner Luka Modric to El Alcoraz for the first time ever in LaLiga. Los Blancos have already been beaten on trips north to Eibar and Alaves this season, so will be out to avoid a nasty surprise.Two teams looking to return to the top half of the table then meet at Anoeta, as a Real Sociedad team starting to click host a Real Valladolid side aiming for a first win in six LaLiga games.Sunday’s final fixture has Rayo Vallecano travelling south to visit Real Betis in a fixture which usually promises goals: both of Rayo’s last visits to the Benito Villamarin have ended in 2-2 draws.To round of the match-day, Monday brings a first game as Athletic Club coach for former Los Leones player Gaizka Garitano. It’s a tough debut: the visitors to Bilbao are a Girona side unbeaten away from home in LaLiga this season, with current Pichichi top scorer Cristhian Stuani in flying form with 11 goals.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram The Catalan capital derby headlines this weekend’s LaLiga Santander Matchday 15 schedule, with current table-toppers Barcelona travelling to neighbours Espanyol in a schedule packed with neighbourly and historic rivalries.It’s been 11 years since Espanyol beat Barça in front of their own fans, back when current Blaugrana Captain, Lionel Mess,i was still establishing himself in the first team, but Los Periquitos have only lost once so far this season at their RCDE Stadium.An extra edge to Saturday evening’s game is that Barca Coach Ernesto Valverde played for and coached both clubs. Espanyol Coach Rubi, meanwhile, was on the coaching staff at the Camp Nou during the 2013/14 season.
The selector of the football A team of B&H Mehmed Bazdarevic will publish the list of the players he invited for the qualifying matches against Belgium and Andorra on Monday.On the same day, the selector of the young (U21) national team Darko Nestorovic will publish the list for the qualifying match against Kazakhstan.The best BH selection will have a guest appearance in Brussels on September 3rd, while it is to host Andorra in Zenica three days later.The young BH national team is playing against Kazakhstan on September 2nd in Sarajevo.(Source: klix.ba/ photo rtv7)
27 Sep 2016 Darren achieves English golf’s first DEAFinitely Inclusive Mark Lincolnshire PGA professional Darren Game has achieved golf’s first DEAFinitely Inclusive Mark in England. DEAFinitely Inclusive is UK Deaf Sports’ programme to provide deaf and hard of hearing people with information about clubs and facilities so they can be confident of receiving a fun and friendly sporting experience. The DEAFinitely Inclusive Mark is a quality assurance mark that deaf and hard of hearing people will receive a good service, including: • Coaches trained in deaf awareness • Clear details of how to contact the club by text or email • Support and expertise on how to develop as a player coach or volunteer Game, who teaches at his indoor Bourne Golf Centre and his Lincolnshire Junior Academy at Toft Golf Club, said: “Golf is a great sport for deaf and disabled people, whether it’s developing your own skills and etiquette or playing as part of a team. “Making the game accessible to all within the local community is a passion of mine and obtaining the DEAFinitely Inclusive Mark will open up the game to more people.” Becoming DEAFinitely Inclusive was a key aim for Game as he continued to develop his skills and make his existing coaching and playing opportunities more inclusive of deaf and hard of hearing people. He is a keen advocate that golf can be a game for all and has worked hard to develop links in his local area. These include Willoughby School where pupils with a range of impairments have benefitted from being involved in golf. Two of the pupils are continuing their golf at Toft, where Game has a junior development role. Jamie Blair, Disability Manager for England Golf commented: “It is really pleasing to see a coach and a facility make a strong commitment to including deaf participants in their golfing activity. “England Golf will continue to encourage more facilities to adopt the Mark and engage with their local deaf networks in partnership with UK Deaf Sport and England Deaf Golf.” Clive Breedon, National Participation Officer from UK Deaf Sport commented: “UK Deaf Sport are very pleased to accredit Bourne Golf Centre and their work with The Lincolnshire Junior Golf Academy as DEAFinitely Inclusive. Darren is keen to make golf accessible to people who are deaf or hard of hearing so we look forward to supporting him to do so.”
In this Nov. 17, 2013, photo, Buffalo Bills cheerleaders perform during the Bills’ NFL football game against the New York Jets in Orchard Park, N.Y. (AP Photo/Heather Ainsworth)BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Pack up the pom-poms in Buffalo, because the Bills will be playing without the support of their official cheerleaders this year.Stephanie Mateczun, whose company manages the Buffalo Jills cheerleading squad, said Thursday she has suspended operations through at least the end of the season. The decision was made two days after five former Jills filed a lawsuit complaining they worked hundreds of hours for free, and were subjected to groping and sexual comments.The civil action was filed in state Supreme Court and seeks unspecified back pay and legal fees. It names Mateczun’s company, Stejon Productions Corp., the Bills, and the Jills’ former manager, Citadel Communications Co., as defendants. Stejon took over managing the cheerleaders in 2011.Mateczun is in the process of hiring legal representation, and declined further comment.The Bills have been made aware of the Jills’ decision to suspend operations, but otherwise declined comment.Lawyer Frank Dolce, who represents the five cheerleaders, said the decision to suspend operations won’t affect his case because it addresses past complaints.Dolce, however, did question Mateczun’s motives, saying her decision to suspend the squad was unnecessary.“If they cease operations, they will blame the lawsuit for the destruction of the Jills, when that was not intended at all,” Dolce said, noting there is not much money at stake in the lawsuit.“We love the Bills. We love the Jills,” he said. “We do not love the travesty of its management that has occurred over the last few years.”According to the Buffalo Jills Alumni website, the squad was formed in 1967, eight years after the Bills were established as founding members of the American Football League. In 1986, the Bills relinquished managing the cheerleaders to private companies.Cheerleaders have launched similar suits against the Oakland Raiders and Cincinnati Bengals.The case against the Bills claims the Jills are wrongly classified as independent contractors and subjected to policies that violate the state’s $8 per hour minimum wage law and other workplace rules.The Jills aren’t paid for games or practices and have to make 20-35 appearances, most of which are unpaid, at community and charity events each season, the lawsuit said. On top of that, they have to pay $650 for their uniforms and are not reimbursed for travel or other expenses, the cheerleaders said.All five cheerleaders said they had to take a “jiggle test” so that Mateczun, Stejon’s president, could assess their physiques. And Mateczun, they said, controlled everything from their hair and nail polish color to what they could post on Facebook.The time and expense, as well as rules governing their personal lives, far exceeded what they signed on for, the women said.Dolce and his clients hope their legal action leads to policy changes within the Bills’ organization that ensure future cheerleaders are paid and treated better.“A decision to disband the Jills as an entity is a tremendous mistake for community spirit,” Dolce said. “We do not feel bad that Stejon Productions has ceased operations. We think that’s a good thing. We just hope the Bills don’t trivialize the Jills because of the poor management of them.”___Associated Press writer Carolyn Thompson contributed to this report.___AP NFL website: www.pro32.ap.org and www.twitter.com/AP_NFL
06Oct Rep. LaSata hosts local office hours Categories: LaSata News,LaSata Photos,News State Rep. Kim LaSata is inviting residents of Berrien County to talk with her about issues facing Michigan during her October office hours.“Listening to the concerns of members of the community is a very important aspect of my job,” LaSata said. “Local office hours are a great way for me to speak with my neighbors about how I can better serve them in Lansing.”Office hours take place on Friday, Oct. 20 at the Mason Jar Cafè, 210 Water St. in Benton Harbor.No appointment is necessary. Those unable to attend may contact her Lansing office by phone at 517-373-1403 or via email at KimLaSata@house.mi.gov.
Ammar BaranboUAE-based satellite broadcasting company Yahlive has struck a deal with Adriatic Tours S.L., owners of Alpha One RTV Network, to launch an expanded bouquet of channels for the Balkan diaspora in the Middle East and North Africa.The bouquet, along with other free-to-air channels, is available to anyone in the MENA region that can receive signals from the Yahsat 1A satellite located at 52.5° East.The additional seven Balkan community-targeted channels include content available in several languages including Bosnian, Serbian, Croatian, Albanian, Turkish, Spanish, English and Arabic.This latest move forms part of the partnership deal struck in October 2015 with Mahir Zisko, general manager od Adriatic Tours S.L., which saw the introduction of the first Balkan TV bouquet for the Balkan community in Europe.The launch of an expanded Balkan bouquet on Yahlive follows the latter launch of 57 Algerian channels of which 36 are exclusively available on the platform.The company says it has tripled its free-to-air channels in the region to over 247, 147 of which are exclusively available through Yahlive, in the last three months.“Our expanded offerings are designed to bring tailored content to different communities; hence we broadcast channels that are culturally and socially relevant. The Balkan community, living in MENA, holds immense significance for us and we are delighted to be able to air their favourite TV channels through Yahlive,” said Ammar Baranbo, Yahlive’s chief operating officer.“Today, Yahlive’s viewers have access to hundreds of channels in more than 12 languages. We are committed to working closely with broadcasters to ensure that we are offering more free-to-air TV channels to niche communities across our coverage area.”
Linda GiambroneUS broadcaster NBC has hired former Endemol Shine North America unscripted production chief Linda Giambrone.She has been named executive VP of production for NBC Entertainment and Universal Television Alternative Studio (UTAS), which launched earlier this year.She was most recently EVP and head of unscripted production at Endemol Shine North America (ESNA), but left soon after Endemol and Shine Group merged at the end of 2015. Rob Day has since replaced her there.Her new role will see oversee all aspects of alternative programming production. UTAS is currently producing NBC series such as Better Late Than Never, Hollywood Game Night, The Wall and new shit World of Dance.Giambrone, a former BBC Worldwide Productions exec, has operated in unscripted production for two decades. She has worked on series such as Fox’s MasterChef, NBC’s The Biggest Loser and The Island, and ABC’s Dancing with the Stars.She has also worked on various international productions while at ESNA predecessor Shine America“The fact that Linda is joining our team at this pivotal point in Universal Television Alternative’s growth is a huge coup for us,” said Ahr.“A studio’s value is in being a trusted brand, and that is built on its people’s ability to innovate, problem solve, and deliver at the highest level. Linda is someone who will ensure our execution is unparalleled as we continue to expand and position ourselves as a global leader.”