Water Stash.

first_imgCome hurricanes, tornados or even Y2K, you can have your eightglasses of water per day, say University of Georgia experts.”Water supplies can be short during any kind of emergency,”said Judy Harrison, a UGA Extension Service food safety specialist.”So it’s smart to always have extra drinking water on hand.”Plan Ahead for EmergenciesIf you’d rather be safe than sorry, you can store water forthose days.”Store at least 1 gallon per person per day for at leastthree days,” Harrison said. “That’s a good estimate.But everyone’s needs will differ, depending on age, physical condition,activity, diet and climate.”A normally active person needs to drink at least 2 quarts ofwater each day. Hot environments can double that amount. Children,nursing mothers and ill people will need even more.”You will need additional water for food preparation andhygiene,” Harrison said.Plastic is Best for Storing WaterIf you’re storing water for any emergency, plastic, glass,fiberglass or enamel-lined metal containers are best. Intact,durable plastic containers, such as soft drink bottles or thoseyou buy water in, are best. You can also buy food-grade plasticbuckets or larger containers.”Never use a container that has held poisonous substances,”Harrison warned. “Tiny amounts may remain in the container’spores.”Be sure, too, that lids don’t have paper components. If that’sall you can get, add an insert or barrier of polyethylene or polyester.To make them easy to use, water containers for personal useshould be no larger than 1 or 2 gallons. Two-liter soft-drinkbottles also work well.Most grocery stores sell a store brand of water packaged ingallon plastic jugs just like milk cartons. “It’s not ascostly as the ‘gourmet’ bottled waters,” she said. Oftenless than $1 per gallon, it likely comes from a municipal watersupply.”If contamination or a leak occurs in a stored container,you will also lose less of your supply by using smaller containers,”Harrison said.Five- or 10-gallon storage drums (intended for water or food)will work well for larger supplies.Use Thoroughly Clean ContainersBefore you begin to store water, thoroughly wash the containerand lid immediately before filling it. Use clean, hot water anddetergent. Rinse well with hot water after washing.”It’s also important to treat water before storing it,”Harrison said.To treat water properly, use a preservative, such as chlorinebleach, to prevent the growth of microorganisms. Use liquid householdchlorine bleach that has 5.25 percent sodium hypochlorite andno soap. Don’t use scented or “color safe” bleachesor bleaches with added cleaners.Read Bleach Container Labels”Some bleach containers warn, ‘Not For Personal Use,'”Harrison said. “You can disregard these warnings if the labelstates that sodium hypochlorite is the only active ingredientand if you use only the small quantities in these instructions.”Add four drops of bleach per quart of water and stir. Sealwater containers tightly. Label them (“Purified DrinkingWater”), date them and store them in a cool, dark place.For comprehensive information on safe water storage, visitthe UGA College of Family and Consumer Science web page at .(Photos by Sharon Omahen, College of Agricultural and EnvironmentalSciences.)last_img read more

‘Paying it forward’

first_img4-H’er donate to return the favorThomas was not the only 4-H agent to use Ronald McDonald House’s services in this year. Casey Hobbs, Walker County Extension agent, spent three weeks at the Chattanooga, Tenn., Ronald McDonald House when her newborn son, Gregory, was hospitalized there. “I thought it was a wonderful organization for 4-H’ers to contribute to,” said Thomas, Chattooga County Extension coordinator. “However, you don’t realize the impact it makes on a family until you put on their shoes.”On May 31, Thomas put on those shoes. Her 16-year-old son, Dylan, was injured in an accident. Doctors said he might never walk again. She knew that Dylan’s injury would require an extended hospital stay, and worried about living arrangements for her husband, her other children and herself. Her home was six hours away from the Knoxville, Tenn., hospital where Dylan was being treated. Mickey D’s house is a havenA hospital employee suggested they stay at the Ronald McDonald House. There she found a safe haven in the organization her 4-H’ers had been supporting for years. “It’s not just a place to lay your head and throw your bags,” Thomas said. “They really do become family.” When you drop a coin into a donation jar, give blood or volunteer time to a local charity, you may be unable to put a face and name to those touched by your generous deed. In an instant, donors can be transformed into recipients. Georgia 4-H agent Rebecca Thomas encouraged her 4-H’ers to collect pop tabs as a fundraiser for the Ronald McDonald House. She never dreamed she would one day be staying in a Ronald McDonald House herself. Personally experiencing compassion “You really become family members with the other parents,” Hobbs said. “It was nice to be able to focus on just my son for three weeks.”During the Georgia 4-H 2010 Junior Conference, Thomas and Hobbs were surprised to learn the 4-H’ers were donating the 2010 pop tab collection funds the Knoxville and Chattanooga Ronald McDonald Houses. The 17,170 pounds of pop tabs brought in $10,443, which will be donated in honor of the 4-H agents. With 4-H students across Georgia, Chattooga County 4-H’ers began collecting aluminum soda can tabs in 2003 when the 4-H District Junior Board of Directors voted to collect the tabs as a fundraiser for the Ronald McDonald House of Central Georgia. Thomas’s older son, Matthew Salmon, was the Junior Board vice president for the north district. He was named the highest pop tab collector for the year. Since the project’s first year, 4-H’ers across the state have collected more than 100,183 pounds of pop tabs, totaling more than $54,500 for Ronald McDonald House. “I am honored that 4-H, an organization that I respect so greatly, is giving so much to the Ronald McDonald House, another organization that has become so close to my heart in the past year,” Thomas said.last_img read more

St. James Man Charged With Fatal DWI Crash

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A Saint James man was arrested for allegedly driving drunk and fatally hitting a 51-year-old pedestrian in the victim’s hometown of Smithtown over Columbus Day weekend, Suffolk County police said.Timothy Burke, 43, was driving a Dodge Charger northbound on Route 111 when his vehicle struck Kenneth Rich, who was crossing the road at 8:30 p.m. Friday, police said.The victim was pronounced dead at the scene.Vehicular Crime Unit detectives impounded the car and are continuing the investigation.Burke was charged with driving while intoxicated. His bail was set at $15,000 bond or $7,500 cash. He is due back in court Nov. 2.last_img

Hiring: Navigating the boxless void

first_img 1SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Kim Busse Kim Busse is the Key Relationship Manager at The Omnia Group, a behavioral assessment and employee consulting firm. She partners with her clients to select top talent, manage more effectively, … Web: www.OmniaGroup.com Details People always say “think outside the box,” but when it comes to today’s marketplace, that box was crumpled up and thrown away a long time ago.  The world around us is constantly evolving, and our relationship to technology changes quickly from one tool to another. We are always integrating something new into our lives and work processes. Design thinking ─ the methodology of approaching situations as opportunities to find solutions, instead of problems to be solved ─ is changing the landscape. It came about as a natural extension of the principles used by engineers to create the technology of the next generation and has been expanded to meet business and social challenges. What are you doing, within your own organization, to develop that next generation of employee? How are you innovating your recruitment and retention efforts to discover, and harness, the best from those people once you find them? What challenges have you turned into opportunities to continue to raise the bar of excellence, with new blood coming into your organization? Without the box dictating the limits of “how things are done,” you might feel as though you are aimlessly drifting in space. The banking industry has undergone massive changes in the last few decades, and the business of Human Resources is changing and developing in new and exciting ways as well. You no longer have to just post a job ad and sit back hoping the right active candidates find you. By mining social media assets, companies can locate passive candidates who aren’t currently looking for a new job, or who may not be familiar with your brand! The interviewing process itself has gone digital; video conferencing is often a step in the applicant process. Panel interviews have replaced the one on one, so there are more perspectives and voices being heard throughout the hiring process. Behavioral assessments, like the Omnia Profile, can integrate with a job search engine and help the hiring manager make those decisions about who to move forward, by giving new levels of insight into the candidates. As intimidating as all this can be for applicants, it can be even more so for the people responsible for making those hiring decisions. There is more data available on applicants than ever before – more ways to reach them and continue to engage with them in every step of their work journey. As the process becomes more digital, the interactions are also becoming more human.  Technology and process intervention continue to drive HR to where these potential candidates are online, to engage with them, to get to know who they are, and what they want.  Applicants want to know that the company they will be a part of actually cares about these things. They want to be a part of something, as well as feel respected for who they are. The problem a lot of people face is how to translate that raw collected data into something actually meaningful on the human level, to be able to understand the wants and needs of an applicant.  How can you tell who needs to be motivated by individual vs team rewards? Who takes criticism quite personally? Who doesn’t let it bother them but may not feel a sense of ownership over their work? This is what is great about a behavioral assessment like the Omnia Profile. It’s a data-driven tool that can map the strengths and challenges of each candidate to help find the best fit between the person and the job duties.  It’s a compass always pointing to inherent truths that help you to navigate the “boxless” void. The assessment breaks down attributes into four main areas: What motivates an individualTheir preference for social vs analytical tasksPreferred paceHow attentive to detail they areThese four basic areas form the basis of learning about who the candidate is and what they bring to the table. Someone who prefers to deal with one thing at a time will feel rushed when faced with multi-tasking.  A person who prefers engaging with people will feel stifled in a lonely back office position. You don’t need the same level of detail attention for every position – some will need to see every blade of grass but others will want to look at the whole landscaping plan.The Omnia Profile can also guide you through the hiring process. Someone who is more extroverted will have a tendency to do better in a panel interview where everyone is asking them questions. Compare that to someone with introverted tendencies, who is going to feel more comfortable with a one-on-one approach such as video conferencing during an interview.  Understanding these attributes and how they relate to each other within an individual can give you better insight into your candidates, employees, and yourself as a manager.When using a behavioral assessment, you can more accurately map out the process from candidate to long-term employee. Regardless of what new technological trends may occur, these candidates will still be the same people on the inside. You can also assess your existing top performers and create benchmarks for which personality attributes excel in each position. Those benchmarks can be used as a guide, not only to recruit the right people, but also to help those already in your organization as they continue to grow professionally. The Omnia Profile merges technological advances of the industry with an in-depth analysis of what you can do to help each candidate fulfill their potential within the credit union.  It’s a tool that can fully integrate into your decision-making process, to help you further innovate and humanize the process of finding, hiring, and motivating employees. The box is gone. But you have an ever-expanding toolbox, and a compass, to help you find your way amongst the stars. Enjoy the journey! last_img read more

Suffolk Shouldn’t Have to Chop Down Trees to Let Solar Panels Spring Up

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A troubling new trend in Suffolk County is pitting environmentalists against civic groups: clear cutting forested open spaces to make way for solar panels. The times they are a-changin’.It used to be that environmentalists and civic leaders would unite to preserve what little scraps of open, vacant and forested land Long Island had left. Back in more radical days resident activists would even chain themselves to the trees.More recently, the moment some development project with an ironic name like Shady Brook Meadows would get zoning approval opponents would file an Article 78 lawsuit to appeal it.These days, civics and environmentalists are at odds with one another. Solar power, the promised salvation for many homeowners’ utility woes, has been scaled up to the commercial level. As of last summer, LI had more than 10,000 installations of solar panels on resident rooftops, commercial warehouses and free-standing arrays. The Suffolk County Planning Commission, in a proactive move, gave regional solar arrays a welcome jolt by making siting and placement recommendations.From there, the picture gets a bit cloudier.As highlighted by recent cases involving the clearing of hundreds of acres of woodlands to make way for solar panels, the issue is not cooling off. From rumblings of a solar proposal for the 800-acre Shoreham Nuclear Power Plant site, which would have the potential to generate 50 megawatts of power on roughly 300 acres of the site, to a 60-acre solar project already underway in Shoreham’s DeLalio Sod Farm, points east of Route 110 are facing extreme developmental pressures—from a relatively benign, eco-friendly use.In one instance, Brookhaven Supervisor Ed Romaine, a Republican, is right to argue against the potential clearing of 130-acres of Suffolk County-owned land in both Bellport and Yaphank for solar panels. The cash-strapped county is claiming that the town’s opposition is premature and the project will conform to the county’s own adopted guidelines, but the jury is out. Given Suffolk’s shoddy track record with developing land in Yaphank a few years ago, who knows what will happen.Meanwhile, in Mastic, Jerry Rosengarten, a private developer, has proposed turning a 100-acre wooded parcel near the headwaters of the Forge River into a solar array. What is surprising is that Citizens Campaign for the Environment (CCE), an environmental group that is typically fiercely protective of all things green, supports the plan, reportedly calling the 19.2-megawatt solar array a “beneficial and prudent use of the land.”CCE is right that the land can be put to a more intensive use, as determined by the parcel’s current as-of-right zoning. When residents protest a solar array proposal, it’s important they consider underlying land use restrictions. Is a solar farm a worse usage than 50 single-family homes or a commercial office complex?“Solar is technically limited to areas adjacent to transmission lines and to substations,” Richard Amper, executive director of the Long Island Pine Barrens Society told the Long Island Advance. “So all government has to do is map those corridors and select the most appropriate places for solar and they haven’t done it.”But clearing trees for solar usage isn’t exactly sound planning. There are plenty of already-disturbed sites that would be appropriate for an array. And there’s another concern: supply. Apparently there is enough surplus energy to meet the Island’s needs through at least 2028.The New York State Public Service Commission (PSC) issued a press release last week touting a staff report on the state’s electric system that the generation capacity is currently adequate. It said that “transmission and distribution utility owners are prepared to meet expected customer demands this summer.” What’s more, it added that it expects wholesale electricity prices to be lower or stable through this summer as well.Meanwhile, LI’s building trades and, unsurprisingly, Caithness LLC, try to ramp up support for Caithness II, a 750-megawatt natural gas-fired power plant proposed for Yaphank. But PSEG LI says it’s unnecessary. There is more than enough power to go around—almost 411 megawatts—and that figure will rise to 488 megawatts when projects already in the energy pipeline come online by 2020. For reference, one megawatt can power roughly 164 homes.As a whole, the state is trying to move away “from decades of rate-setting decisions which encouraged investment in large, centralized power systems,” according to the PSC. New York’s electric grid was built during the last century to meet the peak electric demand that occurs only a few days each year, resulting in an energy and financially inefficient system. Under new regulations, utilities in New York will be required to develop a more efficient and cleaner network that uses energy resources like solar, geothermal, wind, fuel cells, and other energy alternatives.Long Island has ample power supply now, yet industry insiders are pushing old power generation technology that may or may not be redundant—and at great expense to all Long Islanders with the exception of the Longwood School District, which would greatly benefit from the millions of dollars in annual pilot payments a new plant would generate. On top of that, the commercial solar sector is booming. But instead of siting projects on brownfields and other assorted sites ripe for repurposing, privately owned vacant parcels are being pitched, much to the consternation of local residents and civic groups.What the Island truly needs is a frank, honest assessment of the region’s energy needs that cuts through the quagmire of mixed messaging residents are frequently exposed to.Our current maze of industry-backed studies, rhetoric and NIMBY-fueled fears is not a proper environment to conduct policymaking. Let’s brighten up the process with clear, data-driven analysis. But one thing is certain: Cutting down trees for green energy misses the point. If we want to let the sunshine in, we have to find a better way.last_img read more

From the spontaneous competition of a few enthusiasts to the globally known festival of extreme sports and tourist bait in Osijek

first_imgSurely no one twenty years ago could have expected that Osijek, although widely known as a city of sports and good entertainment, would become an established regional center of urban culture.But the simple idea of ​​a few enthusiasts, which began to be born in the mid-90s, like a strong rush of adrenaline, soon awakened the hope of many lovers of extreme sports. Namely, it is the idea of ​​a unique festival that would provide BMX, SKATE and INLINE competitions in relaxed socializing, while in the end a diverse program of urban culture in the evening would be rounded off with energetic parties and concerts.This is exactly the recipe for the success of the Pannonian Challenge, now a globally known extreme sports festival, which is celebrating its nineteenth anniversary at the end of May. Therefore, it is good to remember his humble beginnings, due to which he eventually grew into one of the biggest Osijek brands.”It should really be emphasized that the BMX and SKATE scene in Osijek has a long tradition, because it has been present since the mid-80s, and it was created by individuals who started the Pannonian Challenge itself. The first, informal BMX competition was held back in 1989 in the area of ​​the Iktus Rowing Club, but then, unfortunately, a great lull followed during the difficult period of the Homeland War. However, even after all the hardships, extreme sports still manage to survive in Osijek, as a kind of reflection of the silent rebellion of young people in a specific subculture. In the mid-90s, urban athletes continued to gather on the main square, today’s Ante Starčević Square, until they rediscovered the space of Iktus, which in 1997 served as the first real SKATE competition. Samir Kurtagić, Robert Janz, Slaven Getoš and Daniel Martin Kukučka, along with me, were the main organizers of these first competitions, so they can be considered the founders of the Pannonian Challenge ”. explains Zdenko Liška, one of the first Osijek enthusiasts of extreme sports and today’s president of the association “Pannonian”.The first more formal competition with a humorous name, “Who First Shit Cries”, is considered the “zero” edition of the Pannonian Challenge, after which the first outlines of a spacious skate park began to appear on the Osijek High School playground. A year after, ie in 1999, the first official Pannonian Challenge was held, which immediately attracted a significant number of interested viewers, while in the fourth edition the whole story was rounded off with performances by famous local urban bands Debeli Precjednik and Gužve u 16-ercu, as well as DJs – like Sly, Omer and Vee, who were in charge of maintaining a good atmosphere.The modernly decorated and engineered skate park, with excellent organization of the competition, then began to attract more and more athletes to the next editions of the Pannonian Challenge, due to which the capacity of the High School playground soon became too small. The biggest turnaround happened in 2013, when the entire skate park, and thus the festival, moved to a much larger area on the left bank of the Drava River, near the popular city beach of Copacabana. Numerous sponsors then began to recognize the importance of the Pannonian Challenge for the entire region, but also for the development of extreme sports, which is why the festival began to grow unstoppably to a world level that in recent years delights the best athletes and many visitors. “I think that together with our leggings and leggings we have created one brand, one charming event that everyone is happy to record in their calendars, because it does not leave indifferent even the biggest faces in the world, whether in sports, music or the business world. We organized the Pannonian Challenge, and today we organize it primarily for the sake of young people, for the sake of the city, because of the message that is important:” Jurica Barać, project manager of the Pannonian Challenge, points out, emphasizing that extreme, ie urban sport belongs to the group of “lifestyle” sports, precisely because it is lived all year round, through cooperation, support and socializing with other enthusiasts.Just such a unique lifestyle story will be represented at the recent 19th Pannonian Challenge, which will bring a handful of adrenaline and good fun to Osijek from May 30 to June 2, and the world’s best extreme athletes will once again take off in a skate park like mosquitoes. symbols of the whole festival.In the meantime, there is no need to worry about it. ”The fact that the prizes for the best drivers were symbolic at the very beginning speaks volumes about how far the festival has come, while today the prize fund of the entire competition is almost 100 thousand kuna – which is among the largest prize funds of extreme competitions in Europe. Also, in contrast to the first performances of local bands as part of the festival fifteen years ago, this year’s edition will feature the best names of the regional urban music scene.Finally, thanks to this famous adrenaline festival, Osijek began to live an urban story throughout the year, as the modern skate park has recently become a training camp for many extreme athletes preparing for the upcoming Tokyo 2020 Olympics, while big plans to form a multifunctional The action sport training camp, where new polygons will be built in addition to the skate park upgrade, only reflects the bright future that awaits the Pannonian Challenge.TO DO SPORT EVENT CONFERENCEThis year, for the first time, the Pannonian Challenge will bring together experts in the field of event management. In addition to the largest edition of the festival so far this year, for the first time the TO DO Sport Event conference will be presented, which will be held as part of the festival on June 1 and 2 at the Faculty of Civil Engineering in Osijek.TO DO conference is an event that brings together experts from different fields of sports and event industry who share their ideas, knowledge and life experience with the aim of connecting and developing each other. The best experts in the sports-event industry will present their projects and discuss trends and opportunities for networking and development. This is the most important conference in the region so far, and the team from the organization is proud that the venue is Osijek.From a small competition for local drivers, the Pannonian has grown into an extreme sporting event of world scale, which is on the wish list of almost all the best drivers in the world. Last year, 20 visitors enjoyed the stunts of 300 competitors at the Pannonian for four days, and this year even more visitors are expected, which means even more tourist spending in Osijek.last_img read more

Are we ready to open the labor markets of Germany and Austria?

first_imgIf we want to build tourism on quality, we also need quality workers, and they, as in any sector, cost money. Quality always has its price, and it is quality that we need, not cheap foreign labor from Asian countries. As one of the most important innovations in relation to the current Law on Foreigners, is prescribing a new model of regulating the employment of foreigners, which abolishes the existing quotas for employment of foreigners and simplifies their employment to meet the needs of employers, as the whole process has been slow and complicated. and a lot of administration. Although there is a measure Permanent seasonal, it is certainly not a sustainable and long-term solution, because how a person working as a permanent seasonal can plan and build their future, family, buy an apartment, car… Very difficult and unrealistic, and certainly not sustainable. At the end of the year, labor import quotas will be abolished – the New Law on Foreigners With that date, Germany will be able to immigrate not only skilled workers and professionals, but also those who would be employed there according to their qualifications. The future is not built on the import of labor, and without domestic labor there is no sustainable development  Are we ready? Lots of questions, but few answers. But we live in a market economy, and the market is the best regulator of the successful and the less successful. We will see soon where our Croatian tourist market will be positioned. Germany is chronically short of skilled workers In Germany March 01, 2020 new laws for skilled labor come into force in German Chancellor Angela Merkel recently said that many sectors are looking for skilled workers without whom the economy cannot thrive, and that in the event of a shortage of workers, many companies will relocate their businesses to other countries. This tourist season will be a struggle for every guest, but also for every worker. Indeed, there could be even bigger labor problems this year as Germany and Austria open up all markets and look for new early labor. Croatian citizens in Austria will be able to find employment without a work permit Although large hotel houses have significantly raised wages and improved working conditions, this is still unfortunately not enough. However, until the new Law on Foreigners enters into force, it is expected around the first half of 2020, the Decision on determining the annual quota of permits for employment of foreigners for the calendar year 2020 is valid.    But the borders opened and the bubble burst, interestingly, to the amazement of our tourism sector. Even today, some are not aware that the only solution to retain a domestic and quality workforce is to offer better wages and working conditions – there is no alternative.center_img Since the annual quota of permits for the employment of foreigners will no longer be determined, employers will be able to contact the Croatian Employment Service, which will issue an opinion for the employment of foreigners through the Market Test. Since the beginning of July, Austria has been opening its doors to work and the restriction on the Austrian labor market has been lifted for Croatian citizens. Until now, workers from Croatia did not have full open access to the Austrian labor market and it is almost impossible to get a work permit in Austria today, but now everything is changing. From 1 July all Croatian citizens in Austria will be able to find employment without a work permit. The future and sustainability are not built on labor imports, but we are to blame for this situation and it was only a matter of time before the “bubble” bursts. For years, the problem of low wages in tourism has been warned, as well as very poor working conditions. But the mantra reigned – if you don’t want to, there are those who want to be on the stock market. Now it came back like a boomerang.  By the way, according to the analysis of HUT, salaries for chefs, waiters and other tourist staff are 30% lower in Slovenia than in Slovenia, and even practically 100% lower than in Austria. Agencies for importing foreign labor from distant lands open like mushrooms after rain. Some tourism companies have just turned to the workforce from the Philippines, Nepal, Vietnam… but this has only added to digging a bottomless pit and prolonging the agony. Cover photo: Pixabay.om That is why a new law has been passed which expands the possibilities for qualified professionals from countries outside the European Union to come to Germany for employment. Even workers from Serbia are not satisfied, as well as from BiH, with the current working conditions in Croatia. Last year, I conducted over 50 interviews with workers on the Adriatic from Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina, and over 90% of them this year do not plan to return to our labor market, but they will via Austria, Germany… Of course, this is not a representative sample or serious research, but it certainly raises the suspicion that the tourism sector is asking: What next when we have even lost labor from our natural environment? As these are much better financial and working conditions than in Croatia, it will certainly unfortunately start a new wave of domestic labor to start their lives and seek professional happiness across the border. Also, it should be taken into account that these are year-round jobs, while in Croatia, due to the pronounced seasonality, it is still a distant illusion. Until the quotas are abolished, this year tourism and catering can count on 18.370 work permits for foreigners in tourism for new employment, as well as 12.000 permits for seasonal work or a total of over 30.000 work permits for foreigners in tourism. By the way, this year about 21.000 permits were used for the import of foreign labor in tourism. We have to ask ourselves who will come to work in Croatia? Will we be able to deliver quality service? What is the point of new investments in large hotel resorts? How will we deliver value for money in line with high prices and lower quality of service? In the end, as Marniela Dropulić Ružić made a great point a couple of years ago: A “FULL OF LIFE” STATE SHOULD CARE TO HAVE “FULL OF LIFE” EMPLOYEES. In the end, this year will be a great struggle for the workforce, the Days of Jobs in Tourism are currently underway, where large hotel houses will find a part of the workforce, but not certainly enough. And what about everyone else? last_img read more

Holidays never closer – a new great campaign of the Zagreb County Tourist Board

first_imgHolidays have never been closer! Particularly interesting is the part of the campaign where each visitor when booking one of the 30 rural shelters, ie holiday homes in the first weekend of July (smart connection with accommodation and accommodation), receives a coupon in the amount of 350 kuna for consumption in Designer Outlet Croatia.  With the new interesting campaign, Zagreb County wants to position itself in Zagreb, but also in other continental counties. a campaign in which we promote a sustainable and safe stay, but at the same time a quality experience in a sustainable destination.   The campaign lasts from June 26 to August 1, 2020. It was launched in order to encourage Croatian residents to explore continental destinations in the Zagreb County in the coming period after a long period of isolation.   “An important part of the campaign are accommodation facilities, rural refuges and top eno-gastronomic offer, and through these facilities we see an opportunity to position our county as an ideal weekend destination primarily for residents of the capital, but also for all those who truly enjoy peace and beauty without mass tourism. The Green Zagreb Ring offers many quality facilities – half an hour from the center of Zagreb, so it is a great opportunity to escape from stress and city crowds”, Says Ivana Alilović, director of the Zagreb County Tourist Board. A special platform and an interesting collaboration with Designer Outlet Croatia All in all a smart and rounded campaign. With online and offline promotion, special web platforms, various articles and visuals, and cooperation with Designer Outlet Croatia, which generates a large daily frequency of visitors, but also through the coupon gives an additional motive for positioning potential domestic tourists, primarily from Zagreb. The campaign places additional emphasis on connecting wine roads, local food producers, attractions in the area that enable an authentic, safe and sustainable stay of each of our guests.  In fact, this is the culmination of the campaign, which began with a wine video postcard #CheersForBetTomorrow in which several winemakers from the area of ​​Plešivica, Zelina and Moslavina wine roads were presented. A special web portal was launched for the needs of the project Vacation never closer – in which the entire offer is completed and all information about all partners is available. “The rich tourist offer of our county is the result of intensive cooperation between producers and those who offer guests finished products. The emphasis is on multisectoral connections, and in addition to the promotion of wine roads, quality local products of our family farms, as well as rural refuges, we want to show how it is possible to create a value chain in these challenging times. “, concludes Alilović.  Since the beginning of the crisis, I emphasize that special focus and demand will be on continental and rural tourism. But just as continental destinations, despite all the challenges, need to impose and position themselves. “Vacation has never been closer! ” is the new slogan of the promotional campaign of the Zagreb County Tourist Board focused on domestic guests, which lasts until August 1. The focus of the campaign is on accommodation facilities, namely holiday homes with swimming pools, eno-gastronomic tourist facilities and attractions in the Zagreb County. The green Zagreb ring is certainly ideal as an escape from the city crowds and stress, and which offers a lot of quality content, all half an hour from the center of our capital.last_img read more

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Offshore Wind Innovators Starts Gathering Pace (Expertise Hub VIDEO)

first_imgA Dutch start-up Offshore Wind Innovators is gaining momentum and has reached its goal to attract 100 companies to join the network by year-end, as Martin Weissmann, Innovation Manager at Offshore Wind Innovators, hoped for.The aim of Offshore Wind Innovators is to connect small and medium enterprises (SMEs) which have innovative ideas with corporates and investors, Weissmann said.The network has recently awarded the finalists for their first ever offshore wind innovations award.The companies in contention for the Innovation Award 2017 were ECE Offshore, Next Ocean and Jules Dock.The three finalists presented their innovations during the Netherlands Offshore Wind Q-meeting of Siemens and Van Oord in Rotterdam on 6 December. Jules Dock and ECE Offshore were awarded with the jury and the public award.Watch our Expertise Hub interview to find out more about the network’s current projects and future plans.For more Expertise Hub interviews, visit Navingo’s Offshore WIND channel on Vimeo.last_img read more