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Student Voice / GRAZIA JARNI: Why is our culture not the primary reason to visit our country?

first_imgThe great advantages that cultural tourism brings. Among other things, a reduction in the seasonality curve. Thanks to its geographical position and climate, Croatia is suitable for visiting throughout the year, not just in summer. Cultural tourism has a great power of branding the destination and would greatly contribute to the relief of large tourist places and the dispersion of guests around the country as well as the branding of lesser-known places. An article titled “Why tourism is enough for us ” is a great answer to the last comment as well as for those who think tourism is on glass legs. Future tourism workers and our colleagues will carry a new paradigm of our tourism, and it is up to us to keep them in Croatia. I hope that the HrTurizam.hr portal will be a part of this positive change, at least in a small part, and as the leading tourist b2b portal in Croatia, we certainly have an obligation and responsibility. Everyone is talking about changing the direction of our tourism, and change can only come from ourselves. We are that change, let us be that change. Let us be an example, mentors and support to our future colleagues. It’s all up to us. It’s all up to the people, it’s all up to us. This is one step forward, which has been on paper for three years and waiting to be realized. And he is just boldly taking the first step. So let’s go… As part of a long-announced project Knowledge is power, which will start in early September, we are launching a section: The voice of a student.   Ultimately, the goal is for the demand to be satisfied and to return. Sad that such a promising country is content with crumbs when we too can bite a fair portion of the cakes our competitors eat. We need to be honest and set realistic goals if we want tourism to continue to develop. But do not rush like geese in the fog, but plan to develop and continuously progress by learning from your own mistakes. EVisitor data indicate that in the first 12 days of July, compared to last year’s data, there was a drop in overnight stays by 5% and the number of arrivals by 6,2%. Overall, looking at the traffic in 2019 to date, there has been an increase in the number of arrivals by 4,2% and overnight stays by 0,9%. Despite growth figures, tourism stakeholders are not happy with the season. Thanks Jarni, a student of the specialist study of Trade and Tourism Management at the University Department of Professional Studies Split, proactively accepted the invitation to think loudly and responded with her own loud thinking, which was prompted by the article: Toni Vukušić with his article: WHY IS TOURISM ALLOWED TO US? The winning formula is that we have to put aside our previous way of thinking which is to blame from the very beginning. “As long as it’s good, it’s good. When problems come then we will think about them“. We attribute the death penalty to this way of thinking. Demand needs to be listened to because it dictates the market. Vukusic also mentions the problem of seasonality in his article. Seasonality is a problem that cannot be completely eliminated but can certainly be alleviated. Croatia is rich in both natural beauty and cultural heritage, which we have every right to be proud of, but which, unfortunately, is not at the level it deserves to be. Culture and tourism have a mutually beneficial relationship that can strengthen a country’s attractiveness and competitiveness. Culture on the one hand becomes part of a tourism product that is recognized in the tourism market while tourism on the other hand serves as a means of revitalizing and valorizing cultural heritage. To prove that this is not an empty story, the numbers will show theirs. According to the register of cultural goods in the Republic of Croatia according to the Ministry of Culture, Croatia has about 6389 goods of tangible cultural heritage (immovable and movable) and about 172 intangible cultural goods. Reading various comments on social networks, the dissatisfaction of citizens who are of the opinion that tourism will destroy us and wonder what they have from all this is visible.center_img From the above figures, it is clear that we are a country with a really rich culture. The question is why is our culture not the primary reason to visit our country? The answer to this question is valorization and storytelling. How can we expect our guests to come encouraged by our culture and to know something about it when we ourselves are not educated enough to be able to talk about it? We cannot expect guests to appreciate our culture when we do not valorize it ourselves. It is necessary to educate the local population who can convey feelings and experiences through storytelling. Because ultimately, the goal of the guest in the destination is to gain new unforgettable experiences, stories and experiences. As one of the ideas of the project Knowledge is the power to give importance to students and their final papers, connect them with future employers and popularize the scientific approach to tourism, the Voice of Students will transmit loud thoughts of students about our tourism and tourism trends. with the aim of opening an argumentative discussion and sharing ideas, knowledge and thinking. Proof that storytelling has great power in attracting can be seen in the example of Baranja where the Croatian Society of Cultural Tourism organized trainings entitled “Cultural Heritage Management and Valorization of Cultural Tourism Product” and “Acting Workshops staging legends and customs.” After the workshops, the play was performed at the Family of Three Sages family, where the guests reacted better than expected. Cover photo: Pixabay.com The peak of the season has begun, everyone is ready to expect a big wave of tourists who, unfortunately, according to all forecasts, will not be as successful as in previous years. Reading the article, I couldn’t hide my delight that someone is looking positively at tourism and realizing all its benefits. The author of the article states that tourism is an economic driver for the development of other industries, which is completely true. Tourism does not only consist of providing food and beverage accommodation services, it does not only involve accommodation units and restaurants, it is much more than that. As Vukusic states, “for whom builders would build so many facilities without tourism, to whom electricians would install installations, to whom winemakers would place wines and to whom fishermen would place their fish… ”. Thinking this way, the impact of tourism on other industries is inevitable. Published by: Thanks Jarni, a student of the specialist study of Trade and Tourism Management at the University Department of Professional Studies Split I would not like to focus only on cultural tourism, although it is the most promising. Different forms of tourism could come to life in our area. From health, rural and even sports. The country that has produced so many world-famous athletes does not have adequate camps, fields, equipment for both locals and tourists. Research shows that the number of tourists looking for an active vacation is growing from year to year. What are we doing about it? Nothing. [LOUD REFLECTION] Two heads are always smarter than one, and we hereby invite everyone to get involved with their loud thinking, especially students through the Student Voice section. Because only through constructive and argumentative discussion can we grow and develop as individuals and as a profession. / [email protected] GRAZIA JARNI: Why is our culture not the primary reason to visit our country? / / / Valorization of a cultural tourist product through storytelling in Baranja last_img read more

December 17, 2017 Police Blotter

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Fuhr rocks Royals for 24 in 70-59 Bomber victory

first_imgBy The Nelson Daily SportsSarah Fuhr started the season off with a bang scoring 24 points to lead the L.V. Rogers Bombers to a 70-59 victory over the Rossland Royals in West Kootenay High School Girl’s Basketball action Tuesday night in the Golden City. It was the first game of the 2010-11 season for both teams.After jumping to a 7-2 lead, the Bombers watched as the pesky Royals rallied to pull even later in the period. But LVR matched that run with another run to take a 20-14 lead into the quarter break.Leading 38-30 at halftime, LVR increased its margin to 66-50 before the Royals made the game close.Samantha Einarson added 10 points for LVR while senior center Rachael Moulson had nine. Kyndle Doolan had six points.Top scorer for the Royals was Brenna McKay with 12 points.LVR travels to Vernon to play in the Pitt Panther High School Girl’s Tournament while the Royals are in Hope.Junior Bombers Win ConsolationThe L.V. Rogers Junior Bombers started off the 2010-11 hoop campaign with a third place showing at the Pen-Hi Invitational Saturday in the South Okanagan.Matt Zukowski and McLain Sandeveland had 15 and 14 points, respectively, to lead the Bombers to a 58-54 win over Mount Boucherie of Kelowna in the consolation final.“The team had a great start to the season,” said coach Viv Kingdon. “Our first game of the tourney was our first game of the season, so we managed to get the jitters out.”Bombers fell 62-52 to Princess Margaret of Penticton in a game LVR led for most of the contest.“We were in the lead for most of the game but fell into a lapse that we came out of but fell just short,” Kingdon explained.Jack Sturrup paced the Bombers with 16 points while Sandeveland added 13.The Junior Bombers advanced to the consolation final by stopping Summerland Rockets 42-21. Eric Schepleski and Sandeveland each scored eight points to lead LVR.The Bombers, ranked 15th overall to start the season in the B.C. rankings, travel to Kamloops this weekend to compete in the Sahali Junior Boys Hoops [email protected]last_img read more

Chiefs send Leafs to fifth straight loss, double the Green and White 6-3 in Central Okanagan City

first_imgBefore the weekend, like any optimistic coach, Leaf skipper Frank Maida said the Heritage City squad was gunning for six points as the club set out on a three-game road trip through the Okanagan Conference of the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League.Now the Leafs will be lucky to get two.Shawn Holliday scored four times to spark the Kelowna Chiefs to a 6-3 victory over the Leafs Saturday in the Central Okanagan City.The loss is the fifth consecutive defeat as a once promising season for the Leafs looks to be in jeopardy. Kelowna defeated Nelson September 23rd, 4-3 in overtime.During the opening tilt of the weekend Friday in Princeton, a 4-2 loss, a poor start proved costly to the Leafs.Saturday it was a second period that turned the tables on Nelson as the Chiefs broke open a 1-1 game by scoring three times — two of the markers coming on the power play.Nelson opened the game out shooting the Chiefs 13-9 before Kelowna regained control of the game, finishing the contest with a 32-30 advantage.Kirk Reeve and former Leaf Landon Andrusiak also scored for Kelowna, winners of four straight after going through a steak the team lost six of seven games.Matti Jmaeff, with his first goal in seven games, Colton Schell and Max Mois replied for Nelson.The Leafs have little time to regroup to try to stop the bleeding as Nelson travels to Osoyoos today to meet the defending KIJHL champion, Coyotes.Nelson completes the six-game road trip Thursday in Fernie against the Ghostriders.Next home game for the Leafs is Saturday, November 12 when winless Grand Forks Border Bruins visit the NDCC Arena for a 7 p.m. contest.LEAF NOTES: The losing streak has dropped the Leafs out of the Murdoch Division penthouse as Nelson, 12-8-0-1, trails the Beaver Valley Nitehawks by three points. The Leafs are now in danger of falling deeper in the division as third-place Castlegar Rebels are now only one point behind the Leafs with three games in hand. . . .Nelson’s leading goal scorer Patrick Martens registered a pair of assists in the game. Martens had his 14-game point streak snapped Friday in Princeton. However, Martens has only scored once in four games. . . .Nelson is minus forward Nik Newman for the weekend. Newman had points in seven previous games. . . .If Leaf defenceman Blake Arcuri didn’t have any bad luck, the second-year player would have no luck at all. After missing the first month of the season with off-season shoulder surgery, the Nelson native suffered a fluke thumb injury during an October 19th game victory against Beaver Valley. Arcuri finished the game despite the injury. But further diagnosis revealed the Leaf defenceman would be out of the lineup for at least six [email protected]last_img read more

U.S. Senator Impressed by Progress in Ebola Fight

first_imgUnited States Senator and member of the Senate Committee on African Affairs and Appropriation, Chris Coons, has expressed satisfaction over the vigorous stand Liberia and its partners have taken to chase Ebola out of the country and sub-region.Senator Coons, who is visiting Liberia to assess how resources, including financial and human, are being used in the Ebola fight in West Africa, told a news conference in Monrovia yesterday that significant progress had been made in the fight.In the wake of the improvements in Liberia, the U.S. Senator said investors who left the country in August because of Ebola should begin to think about coming back to resume normal activities.However, the Delaware Senator quickly admitted that the virus is yet far from under control in the sub-region and therefore people should not be complacent and avoid preventive measures given by health authorities.He was especially impressed by the Monrovia Medical Unit built in Margibi County for health workers, who may in the process of meeting the needs of patients contract the disease.Senator Coons said that this is the first time in history that Ebola has affected a region as it has done in Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone.  He stressed that until the entire region is free of the virus, there can be no hope of zero Ebola in Liberia.As others, including President Barack Obama, had said earlier, Senator Coons noted that the health system in Liberia is fragile and full of infrastructural challenges, which he said came as a result of the civil war.He warned that the virus is still far from under control as it can break out at anytime if people are not careful to observe practices that have helped to bring decline in cases.Safe burial, hand washing, taking of temperature, amongst others, are among safety practices being put in place by health authorities to prevent the spread of Ebola.With respect to the long-term goal to prevent a future outbreak, the U.S. Senator said that U.S. had brought in laboratory equipments to test cases of Ebola and other diseases and more PPEs.He said the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is to establish its office in Liberia, in order to help the health system fast track diseases that may break out.Furthermore, he stressed that United States is investing a huge amount in vaccine that will help to prevent Ebola.Regarding U.S. financial aid expended in the sub-region, Senator Coons put the total at US$770 million, and Ambassador Deborah Malac was quick to remind audience that the money is in kind and cash but not a check issued to any government.While it is a good thought to bring Ebola to zero, it takes commitment to adapting good health practices, Senator Coon emphasized.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Researchers Lie to Subjects

first_imgIn order to test human responses, some psychologists intentionally lie to volunteers. Is the “science” of manipulation justifiable?Three psychologists decided to play Orwell’s 1984 with people. They took 54 people and did this to them, according to their paper in PLoS One:In short, the procedure of the experiment contained five steps: first the participants were shown a film of a kidnapping, and then they filled out a questionnaire about events in the film. After this their answers were manipulated using sleight-of-hand. A discussion about their manipulated answers followed in an attempt to create choice blindness. Finally, a second questionnaire was administered in order to test the effect of the potential choice blindness.“Choice blindness” they define as “the failure to detect a discrepancy between a choice and its outcome.” They also sought to measure what they call “the misinformation effect,” which they define as a response that “occurs when the recollection of an event changes because new, misleading information about the event is received.” But received from whom? In effect, the scientists created the discrepancy, and fed misinformation to their subjects, in order to get them to doubt their own eyes. Is this ethical?The psychologists could justify their lying on the grounds that they just want to understand what leads people to deceive themselves. Such knowledge might be useful in criminal justice. Is it any different than parlor games that people play, or magic tricks that stage performers use to misdirect and fool people? Is it any different from government spy programs?The difference is: this is serious science, published in peer reviewed journals. Scientists need to consider dual use of their “findings.” This paper could further research into the art of making people believe fake news. It harks back to the “psychopolitics” of the former Soviet Union, whose leaders sought to master the art of mass deception. Is it right to lie for a good cause? If so, how far can a scientist go? The researchers say, “The study was approved by the ethical committee of the Department of Psychology of Lund University and has been conducted according to the principles of the Declaration of Helsinki.” Fine and good, but who is watching the watchers?Interestingly, this paper begins with a passage from Orwell’s 1984, so the evil regime’s propaganda system was clearly on their minds.In the novel Nineteen Eighty-four, George Orwell describes the dystopian Oceania, where the past is constantly updated in order to correspond with the current stance of the Party. Winston Smith, a clerk in the Ministry of Truth, rewrites newspapers and other documents in accordance with the ever-changing statements made by Big Brother and the Party. He incinerates the old versions by throwing them down the memory hole. In this way the memories of the citizens are being imperceptibly manipulated. This sounds like an absurd procedure, but is it impossible to implement? Many would probably argue that they never could be tricked in such a way, but perhaps we overestimate our ability to detect when our memories do not correspond with the way things actually were, even when the manipulation occurs right in front of our eyes.Their statement “is it possible to implement?” is chilling. It would be one thing to talk about Orwell’s novel in a class and discuss how to avoid self-deception. It is an entirely different matter to practice 1984 on people. Even if you tell them afterwards what you did, you intentionally deceived them for a period of time without their knowledge. It wouldn’t work to warn them in advance, “We’re going to lie to you.” That might spoil the “findings.”Sorry ScienceAnother psychologist writes in The Conversation about “The science of saying sorry.” Richard Stephens, a “Senior Lecturer in Psychology, Keele University” and affiliate of the British Psychological Society, looks at which kinds of apologies are most effective. His motives seem noble; everyone needs to apologize from time to time, and they might as well do it right. But is this a matter of “science”? Can’t a preacher or rabbi handle this from common human experience and from principles of sacred writings? Can’t experts in moral philosophy bring us wisdom of sages from the ages? Do we need a psychologist to give the imprimatur of science on a matter of personal ethics?To err is human, that much we know. But if you are going to apologise, you’ve got to do it right. Thanks to social science research there is now sound, evidence-based advice on how best to deliver a successful apology – whether you’re famous or not.Noting his focus on delivery instead of content, we find Stephens giving tips for “what works” rather than what’s right. Science cannot speak to morals. Morals come prior to science. No science is credible unless it is delivered honestly by someone committed to telling the truth. But you don’t have to be honest or moral to follow Stephens’ guidelines. You don’t even need to be truly sorry. You can memorize techniques to get the desired reaction.Stephens makes it clear he is not interested in truth. He ends by giving guidelines for manipulating opinions in our ‘post-truth’ era.But in line with the “post-truth” moment in history, some further research suggests that apologists need not focus their efforts solely on things they have personally screwed up.A fascinating Harvard Business School study from 2014 showed that apologising for things that aren’t your fault can also be an excellent means of garnering trust.The ends justify the means. Say the magic words, in effect, to manipulate people. Follow his steps to garner trust, whether or not that trust is deserved.Stephens ends with a jab at Donald Trump: “after all, he is spending most of his time pressuring others into saying sorry.” Don’t wait for Stephens to say he is sorry for pretending to be a scientist.As willing agents of the Ministry of Truth, psychologists will soon realize they defeat their purpose by revealing their tricks in scientific journals. They will continue their ‘research’ on captives in the Ministry of Love, but send the results directly to Big Brother. They will be wiser than O’Brien, who spilled the beans to Winston. You don’t explain your lies to your victims. You just lie. “How many fingers am I holding up, Winston?“Thankfully, there is a Being who cannot be manipulated. Paul said that in the last days, evil men and imposters would grow from bad to worse, deceiving and being deceived (II Timothy 3:13). More people will follow the father of lies, Satan, who was a liar from the beginning, as Jesus described him (John 8:44). But truth will never fully disappear down the Memory Hole, because the God of Truth lives and will prevail.The worst form of lying is self-deception. “Be not deceived; God is not mocked; for whatever one sows, that will he also reap” (Galatians 6:7).(Visited 62 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Mushwana looks to positively impact society

first_imgPlay Your Part ambassador Thobile Mushwana says he has always had the desire to make a long-term impact on society which will leave a lasting legacy. The founder of the Dental Marathon makes sure that all schoolchildren in the Free State learn about oral health.Thobile Mushwana is the founder of the Dental Marathon. (Image: Melissa Javan)Bloemfontein based, Play Your Part ambassador Thobile Mushwana is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Dental Marathon, an organisation that aims to raise awareness and funds for oral health care and education in Africa.Dental Marathon was established in 2010 and has had an immensely positive impact since then. More than 180,000 schoolchildren benefit from the Dental Marathon initiative in Thobile’s hometown of Bloemfontein alone. This success necessitated the establishment of a global campaign to garner widespread reach of the impact.Thobile says he has always had the desire to play his part and make a long-term impact on society that will leave a lasting legacy. It is with this passion and aspiration to be an active citizen and contribute positively to society that Thobile led Dental Marathon, its sponsors and volunteers on a mission to climb the highest mountain in Africa, Mount Kilimanjaro, in Tanzania on 3 June 2017.The Dental Marathon team hopes to raise R10 million to build a Dental Marathon House in Bloemfontein, which will offer free oral healthcare and education for children as well as set up two mobile clinics that will travel throughout South Africa.Following these initial plans, the organisation hopes to establish a house in Limpopo and the Eastern Cape. Once these are complete, the Dental Marathon team has their eye on building houses across the continent.You can follow @ThobileMushwana on Twitter and Instagram.last_img read more

Bong Ravena suprised with Kiefer’s all-out effort in Draft Combine

first_imgStronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion View comments Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Inquirer 7: Hopefuls who stood out in the 2017 PBA Draft Combine Still, Ravena said that he’d be fine whatever team picks his 23-year-old.“Any team, I’m OK with it. I just tell him to work harder, that’s it,” he said. QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort LATEST STORIES PBA IMAGESBong Ravena admitted that he’s glad that his eldest son Kiefer has finally decided to join the PBA.“As they say, it’s time to work now,” he said with a chuckle as he observed the action in the two-day 2017 Gatorade PBA Draft Combine.ADVERTISEMENT Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Gamescenter_img MOST READ Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Kin of Misamis Oriental hero cop to get death benefits, award — PNP Read Next Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Though he’s well aware of his son’s capability, the elder Ravena was still shocked with how hard the former two-time UAAP MVP went in the pre-draft workouts where Kiefer topped three of the five performance tests on Monday.“I was actually very surprised that he topped three of the five tests. He’s really trained as a competitor and he did not take it slow. He was going at it hard,” he said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSpeaking from experience, the TNT assistant coach is confident that his son can be a game changer in the league, especially with mock drafts placing Kiefer at second with NLEX, which would spruce up the opportunity of a possible partnership with fiery coach Yeng Guiao.“I’ve been with coach Yeng since my amateur days and I know that coach Yeng can teach Kief a lot of things. That’s one good thing with Kief, he’s very coachable,” he said. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

Video: OSU Football Players Had A Very Intense Dodgeball Match Yesterday

first_imgA dodgeball goes flying as the Ohio State football team plays dodgeball.Ohio State Football DodgeballOhio State held its Champions Club dinner yesterday, and the team took part in a slew of activities as well, including softball, cornhole and dodgeball. The dodgeball game got really intense, and the action was captured via a GoPro worn by defensive lineman Tommy Schutt. Schutt seems to be pretty good at the game. The Buckeyes may be all business on the field but they can still have fun together off of it.last_img

Sprott Inc to take control of rival gold holder Central Fund of

first_imgTORONTO – Sprott Inc. (TSX:SII) says it has struck a deal to take control of rival gold-holding firm Central Fund of Canada Ltd. (TSX:CEF.A) after a protracted takeover effort.Toronto-based Sprott said Monday it will pay $120 million in cash and stock for Central Fund of Canada Ltd.’s common shares and for the right to administer and manage the fund’s assets.The deal, which requires approval from Central Fund shareholders, would see its class A shareholders transferred to a new Sprott Physical Gold and Silver Trust.Sprott says the deal would add $4.3 billion to its assets under management, which are focused largely on holding physical precious metals on behalf of clients, and 90,000 investors to its client base.In March, Sprott tried to go through the Court of Queen’s Bench of Alberta to allow Central Fund’s class A shareholders to swap their shares to Sprott after the family that controls Central Fund rebuffed their attempt to make a deal.Last year Sprott took over Central GoldTrust, a similar fund controlled by the same family, after securing support from more than 96 per cent of shareholder votes cast.last_img read more