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Redesign and new name for entering European markets: Cycling product Bicikademija stanica – Bikademy

By on November 18, 2020

first_imgThe whole story works extremely simply. The Bikedemy application is downloaded, a tour is selected, a check-in is made at each given location as a confirmation that the last tour, when all the default locations have been passed, you have passed the “exam” and that’s it. After passing all the exams of a particular Studio, Bike Students also receive an award. In addition to new tours, ie studies, old Studies such as: all five Slavonian counties, Bjelovar-Bilogora County, Istria 1 and Istria 2 and the island of Rab are also available on the application. Do we want to develop cycling tourism? Here is a great opportunity for all destinations to make their tours and studios, in a different and innovative way. In addition, it is a Croatian tourist, and soon export, product. “Bikademy is not only for athletes, but for all people who love cycling and cycling. The bicycle is ideal for touring regions and cities, and this corona crisis has only enhanced the use of the bicycle in everyday life. We will certainly represent successful people from various branches of the economy who use the bicycle in everyday life and for whom the bicycle is a lifestyle.”Adds Herceg. Already existing cycling product The bicycle academy has experienced its new design and is becoming a new brand under the name Bikademy consisting of a new one Web pages i new Android apps. The platform is primarily intended for an increasing number of cyclists, both foreigners visiting our country and domestic, and thus can serve as a an excellent tool and added value in the tourist offer of the destination. The team that worked on the rebranding consists of: Tin Horvatin, Boris Predmerski, Berislav Petrović and Krešimir Herceg. For Croatia prizes provides GIANT Croatia. Bikademy is an innovative and interactive cycling tourism concept (Made in Croatia) that promotes certain areas as ideal cycling destinations.  In addition to the redesign and the new application, Herceg points out how they opened two new studios – Zagreb and Berlin. For example, Studio Zagreb consists of seven locations or Exams: Ban Josip Jelačić Square, Maksimir Park, Jarun, Bundek, Lake Savica, NSB, Mirogoj. It is planned to go out on European market, and mostly for that reason, the complete content is in English, he points out Krešimir Herceg when asked what the new functionalities of the application are, he adds: “In addition to the design and creation of the new Bikademy brand that we have been developing over the past few months, we have also developed a new application that is more functional, easier to use and closer to users. ” Herceg points out. It is an interesting concept that destinations present through Studies consisting of natural and cultural heritage sites that represent Bikademy Exams. Also, at this time of the coronavirus pandemic, it is a new way of outdoor recreation that connects active life with tourism, natural and cultural heritage. Which is extremely important due to local consumption, especially in the pre- and post-season, as well as when the borders are “closed” due to the epidemiological situation. last_img read more

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Governor Wolf Announces Funding to Increase Welding Training Opportunities in Bedford and Somerset Counties

By on October 16, 2020

first_img Economy,  Jobs That Pay,  Press Release,  Workforce Development Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Wolf announced the approval of new funding through the Pennsylvania Manufacturing Training-to-Career program to assist the Greater Johnstown Career & Technology Center (GJCTC) in the creation of two new welding training programs in the region.“With these Manufacturing PA grants, GJCTC will have even greater capacity to strengthen the region’s workforce,” Governor Wolf said. “By providing funding to help individuals get the welding skills that are in such high demand in the area, we and GJCTC are helping businesses fill open positions while helping people get the skills they need to land good-paying, secure manufacturing jobs. It’s truly a win-win for the greater Johnstown area, and a great example of how the state and our educational institutions can work together for the greater good.”The programs were created as the result of collaboration with regional manufacturers in the private sector who determined that the supply of welders in the area was not meeting the high demand in the region.The grant will provide a total of $300,000 in funding to GJCTC for the creation of two separate welding training programs, both called “Learn Where You Earn.” The first program will be offered in Bedford County and provide a 720-hour welding training to adults at a GJCTC satellite campus within the facilities of Mission Critical. The Bedford program is expected to provide 25 job seekers with high-level welding certifications. The second program will be offered in Somerset County and will provide a 200-hour metal inert gas (MIG) welding training at a satellite campus within J&J Truck Bodies. The Somerset program is expected to provide 40 job seekers with MIG welding credentials.“GJCTC is excited to be a part of this important initiative for our region,” said Tricia Rummel, supervisor of adult education at GJCTC. “These training programs will not only benefit individuals seeking to improve their skills and find employment, but it will also benefit local businesses and the community as a whole.”The Pennsylvania Manufacturing Training-to-Career grant is designed to help companies identify and train a skilled workforce while creating a workplace culture that allows the workforce to advance and the company to grow and compete in a rapidly-evolving economy. Eligible applicants include technical and trade schools, school districts, universities, and nonprofit organizations that develop new and innovative training programs and partner with two or more companies.The Training-to-Career grant is one of three components of Governor Wolf’s Manufacturing PA initiative, along with Industrial Resource Centers and the Pennsylvania Manufacturing Innovation Program, that was launched in October 2017. This initiative ensures that training leads not simply to any job, but to careers that provide higher pay and opportunities for advancement. Working with DCED’s strategic partners, including Industrial Resource Centers (IRCs), Pennsylvania’s colleges, universities, technical schools, and non-profit organizations, this initiative fosters collaboration and partnerships to accelerate technology advancement, encourage innovation and commercialization, and build a 21st century workforce.For more information about the Wolf Administration’s commitment to manufacturing, visit the Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) website or follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, and YouTube. SHARE Email Facebook Twitter April 17, 2018center_img Governor Wolf Announces Funding to Increase Welding Training Opportunities in Bedford and Somerset Countieslast_img read more

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A stunning Sovereign Islands mansion could be yours for a cool $3.995 million

By on October 6, 2020

first_img14 Westminster Court, Paradise Point.IT comes fully-equipped with an automated theatre room and the armchairs to match, but there is something even more dramatic to sit back and watch at this mega home — the views. The sprawling mansion at 14 Westminster Court, Sovereign Islands was designed to take advantage of the spectacular outlook, according to homeowner Mark Sutcliffe. The home was inspired by Jared Poole’s mammoth house designsThe wine cellar is one of the standout features in the home which Mr Sutcliffe said is also the biggest talking point.“When we have guests or friends over they comment on two things as soon as they enter, the view and then the wine cellar, in that order too,” he said. “I have been running a trucking business in Brisbane for the past 15 years and the traffic is taking its toll so I have decided to move to Brisbane with the family. Sit down and enjoy theatrical sunsetsMr Sutcliffe said he and his family first moved to the Soveriegn Islands in 2007 and this home was their latest project. “It was designed by Jared Poole,” Mr Sutcliffe said.“I’ve always been a big fan of his work and have seen some of his designs on the Island so when my wife and I found this block we got him to help bring our ideas to life.”More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North7 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa1 day agoThe homes was designed around big open spaces and high ceilingsMr Sutcliffe said the dream was to open the front door and see the view throughout the house and build a wine cellar that would act as an art piece. “I spent a lot on engineering to perfect the clean lines and big open spaces with the soaring ceilings,” he said. “That was our vision, to have a home that was a little more squared and open.” Views captured perfectly from the bedrooms.“I have a feeling we will be back on the Sovereign Islands in the future.” One of these mega features includes a commercial-grade sliding door. The sliding door opens to reveal an entertaining area and provides a seamless open plan living space. There’s enough space to moor a boatThe 2014-built home is poised on a 752sq m block and has five ensuites bedrooms including a spa with views and custom wardrobe in the main bedroom.last_img read more

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Geopolitical risk re-emerges as top worry for pension professionals

By on September 29, 2020

first_imgGeopolitics pose the biggest short- to medium-term risk to the global economy for the majority of pension professionals and consultants, according to a survey.A fifth were more worried about inflation, while 16% ranked growth rates as the biggest risk and 7% were most concerned about central bank policy.The survey was carried out last month by PineBridge Investments, a multi-asset manager, during the annual conference of the UK’s pension fund trade body last month. Asset managers were also surveyed.They also ranked geopolitics as the biggest risk, but they were less sanguine about the risk posed by central bank policy and inflation. One quarter and 11%, respectively, identified these as the biggest threat to the global economy. Credit: (stephan) The UK’s pending exit from the European Union and the collapse of coalition talks in Germany may also be upsetting the natural order of things for investors, PineBridge said.At the start of 2017 geopolitical risk was high on the agenda of many investors, with elections due in France (April/May), the Netherlands (March) and Germany (September). Fears seemed to recede as populist, anti-immigration candidates were defeated, although this week has seen coalition talks in Germany collapse with chancellor Angela Merkel hinting at a return to the polls.A survey carried out by Allianz Global Investors earlier this year – during April and May – also found that geopolitics was the number one concern for institutional investors, eclipsing fear of rising interest rates or economic slowdown.Of the 755 investors surveyed from across North America, Europe and Asia, 44% said that geopolitics represented a major risk to investment performance. More than 90% saw event risk as a threat, compared with three-quarters the year before.PineBridge’s survey also asked pension professionals and consultants about their passive and active investments.The survey found a wide dispersion in the take up of passively managed assets. A 40-60% passive to 40-60% active ratio was the most common balance (25%), followed by a 20-40% passive/60-80% active split (17%).Just over a fifth (22%) of respondents to PineBridge’s survey expected global equities to perform best over the next 12 months, and 17% backed emerging market equities. Steve Cook, co-head of emerging markets fixed income at Pinebridge Investments, said: “The results surprised me, as I believe geopolitical risk is currently quite low by recent standards. Presumably, respondents are nervous with regard to Korea, Iran, and other potential flashpoints.”last_img read more

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Thematic session: Offshore transport, installation, and removal

By on September 28, 2020

first_imgThe oil & gas and offshore wind markets offer room for a range of dedicated vessels, carrying out activities from installation of oil and gas infrastructure, of offshore wind foundations, turbines and of substations through to decommissioning of topsides and jackets.Offshore Energy can confirm Edward Heerema, President of Allseas, will be speaking as well as representatives from Van Oord and Boskalis.This session looks at the latest additions to the global fleet, from purpose-built to multi-purpose vessels, from vessels able to operate in shallow water and in deep water, nearshore and far offshore.Hubert Schaafsma will moderate the session, part of the Offshore Energy conference program, which includes 4 keynotes and nine thematic sessions, this technical content Thematic Session will take place on Tuesday 23 October, 15.00 – 17.00 hrs. Find out more on the full program here. Offshore Energy 2018Offshore Energy attracts a global audience of offshore energy professionals and features an exhibition where over 600 companies will showcase their products and services. Offshore Energy covers both the exploration and production of the conventional energy resources, oil & gas, and the renewable part of the energy mix such as offshore wind and marine energy. It is the place to find out where the future of energy is headingThis year’s Offshore Energy Exhibition & Conference will be held on (22), 23 & 24 October 2018.Source: Navingolast_img read more

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Bacolod eyes more ‘quarantine hotels’

By on September 25, 2020

first_imgIt also tapped private hotels to house all returning OFWs required to spend 14 days in quarantine on arrival in the city. Councilor Israel Salanga, chair of the Action Team on Returning OFWs, welcomed the group and facilitated their transportation to a hotel, where they will undergo a 14-day mandatory quarantine. They comprise the fourth batch of the “Malasakit Voyage” passengers who have returned to Bacolod since April 28. Novero said authorities here somehow managed to control the spread of the viral illness but expressed concern over the homecoming of OFWs. Councilor Renecito Novero, chairman of the city’s Quarantine Center Action Team (QCAT), said the city government will be tapping seven more hotels intended for returning migrant workers.  Councilor Renecito Novero. BACOLOD CITY PIO The city government is committed to strictly observe the health protocols on handling returning OFWs, he said.center_img Last week, two groups of Bacolodnons stranded in Metro Manila and Palawan arrived in separate vessels at the Bacolod Real Estate Development Corp. port here. The city government also has a quarantine facility at the Mariano G. Medalla Integrated School, where eight students of the University of the Philippines -Visayas spent their 14-day quarantine before they were sent home last week./PN BACOLOD City – Hundreds of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) are expected to return here this week. “Mabudlay magpangita sang ila (OFWs) ilistaran. We are trying our best. Kabay pa makahangop ang mga kautoran ta di ri sa Bacolod,” Novero said.The city government has converted public schools to serve as quarantine facilities for OFWs and suspected COVID-19 patients.  As part of its preparation, the city government here will be setting up more quarantine facilities for the OFWs’ mandatory 14-day quarantine.last_img read more

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Ronaldo talks tough after hitting Portugal century

By on September 24, 2020

first_img Loading… The Juventus forward said afterwards: “I didn’t follow the comments. It’s an opinion.“I knew I had left a mark at this stadium and I knew that, if I played, I would leave a mark again. I don’t care about provocations.“What I have done in my career speaks for itself. No, I have to prove nothing to anyone, and when I have to prove it, I show it on the pitch.”On his milestone goal, Ronaldo said: “I am very happy. Firstly, because the team won, which was the goal we had. Then the 100 mark and then the 101, with two goals, makes me very happy. Ronaldo was playing for his country for the first time in 2020, having sat out of last week’s 4-1 defeat of Croatia.That result had prompted suggestions Portugal might be better in the absence of their talisman, but he set the record straight on Tuesday.Two goals – his 100th and 101st at international level – secured a 2-0 win, adding to a hat-trick at the same stadium as Ronaldo single-handedly defeated Sweden in 2014 World Cup qualifying. Ronaldo enjoyed his latest goals at Sweden’s Friends Arena as he brought up a century of international strikes, although the Portugal captain insisted he had no point to prove. Promoted ContentCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way8 Things You Didn’t Know About Coffee7 Reasons It’s Better To Be A VeganThe World’s 7 Most Spectacular Railway Stations7 Mysterious Discoveries Archaeologists Still Can’t Explain11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table TopA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic Bombs7 Truly Incredible Facts About Black HolesCan Playing Too Many Video Games Hurt Your Body?The Funniest Prankster Grandma And Her GrandsonThe 10 Biggest Historical Mysteries That Can’t Be SolvedWho Earns More Than Ronaldo? Cristiano Ronaldo said he knew he would score against Sweden again at Friends Arena if given the chance to net his 100th Portugal goal.Advertisement Read Also: Barca stars brand new coach ‘Sergeant Koeman’“Now the future is only for God. I feel good, I feel good for playing with these young players.”Iran legend Ali Daei’s record of 109 goals is the next in the striker’s sights.“I beat the 100-goal mark, and now it’s the record,” Ronaldo added. “It’s step by step, without making it an obsession.”FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

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Gerrard geared up for pre-season

By on September 21, 2020

first_img The England midfielder will miss the final two matches of the season as he requires an operation to rectify a problem which has troubled him for a while. It has not, however, prevented him from starting all 36 Premier League matches so far – in fact he has missed only 17 minutes of the league season after being forced off against Newcastle with some shoulder discomfort. “It’s disappointing but to be honest, (playing every league game) is not a very important personal achievement – what is more important is that I am fit and available for the team,” he told LFC TV. Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard is confident he will be fully fit for the start of pre-season after his campaign was prematurely ended by an injury to his left shoulder. “Between the medical staff and myself we’ve decided the best decision is to get it done now so I am ready for pre-season training. “I’m very disappointed to miss the last two games, but it’s a stage now where it’s probably better if another player plays because he’ll be able to offer more because the shoulder is quite sore.” Gerrard has played with the problem for more than three months but the problem has worsened in recent weeks. “I first got the injury against Oldham in the FA Cup when I came on as a sub and I’ve since aggravated it on numerous occasions,” he added. “The medical team and staff have been brilliant – they’ve helped me a lot and put a lot of hard work into getting me out there onto the pitch.” Meanwhile, winger Stewart Downing has expressed his determination to stay at the club – although he admits manager Brendan Rodgers will have the final say. “There have been some positive signs and personally I’d like to stay but that is the manager’s decision,” he said. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

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The Latest: Lower level English clubs appeal for bailout

By on September 18, 2020

first_img___Second-division German soccer club Erzgebirge Aue has put its entire squad in home isolation after a member of staff tested positive for the coronavirus.It’s the first confirmed case in the German league’s second round of testing. It comes a day before a government meeting on loosening lockdown measures to pave the way for soccer to return in empty stadiums.Aue didn’t name the staff member involved. All players, coaches and backroom staff will stay at home ahead of more coronavirus testing on Thursday.Ten people tested positive last week from the 36 clubs in the top two men’s divisions. That included two Cologne players and a staff member. The club did not put its squad in isolation. May 5, 2020 Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___The head of the three English professional soccer leagues below the Premier League appealed for a “rescue package” during questioning at a parliamentary select committee hearing. English Football League chairman Rick Parry says clubs are facing a shortfall of about $250 million because of the coronavirus pandemic.Parry says “we are heading for a financial hole of about 200 million pounds … by the end of September.”Parry also advocated for salary caps. He told legislators that clubs are spending too much of their turnover on salaries as they chase promotion.Clubs are preparing for the loss of ticket revenue with crowds potentially not allowed back into stadiums in 2020.___ ___Belgian soccer players and their fans are engaging in a virtual wave to support health care workers and raise money for the Red Cross amid the coronavirus pandemic.The Belgian soccer association is encouraging fans to upload short videos of themselves doing the wave. Just like Belgium internationals Dries Mertens, Thomas Meunier and Jan Vertonghen.The association is giving fans the opportunity to upload videos until June 13. That is the date Belgium was set to play its first game at the European Championship. The tournament was postponed by a year because of the pandemic.___ Associated Press center_img ___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6 The Latest: Lower level English clubs appeal for bailout Health Minister Jens Spahn has defended German soccer’s plans to resume the season with regular coronavirus testing after Hertha Berlin forward Salomon Kalou posted a video flouting social distancing measures.Spahn tells Germany’s Deutschlandfunk radio that “the basic concept makes sense and can also be an example for other pro sports.”Hertha suspended Kalou on Monday after he live-streamed a video of himself greeting teammates with physical contact and bursting in on a teammate’s coronavirus test.Germany’s top two soccer divisions are planning to return this month with a program of regular testing for players. The clubs have also asked players to train in small groups until now and to observe social distancing.There were 10 positive tests from coronavirus samples taken last week from the 36 clubs in the top two divisions. The French Tennis Federation hopes professional players can resume individual training if the lockdown ends as planned on Monday.FFT president Bernard Giudicelli says the protocol proposed was “favorably received by the sports ministry” and could lead to the resumption of training and other amateur activities.Professional players would train on outside courts only at the national training center in western Paris or other approved training centers if approved. The national training center was made available for COVID-19 patients at the height of the virus outbreak.Social distancing will remain in place with all staff on site obliged to wear protective masks. Players will not be required to wear them under the proposed guidelines.All players must arrive alone and in their tennis gear and with their own rackets. Players will have a maximum of six balls and must serve only with their marked balls. All participants must keep their towels inside a bag throughout their stay.last_img read more

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Bates, Cadogan take ‘Better-Ball’ golf tourney

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first_imgTHE US Embassy’s Staff inaugural open nine-hole ‘Better-Ball’ golf tournament turned out to be a massive session with amazing success.Daniel Bates and Troy Cadogan emerged the winning combination, with an excellent net score (Net 24 / Joint Handicap 13).Second belonged to Videsh Persaud & Imtiaz Subhan (25/12), while third went to Ziev & Guillermo Escarraga (29/11) and fourth Joe Lamaina & Maxim Mangra (29/12).In the skills portion of the match, Patanjilee ‘Pur’ Persaud, with a 300-yard drive, crushed the competition that included regular champions Richard Haniff and Max Persaud, to walk away with the trophy for Longest Drive.The best shot for Nearest the Pin came down to a matter of inches between playing partners Aleem Hussain and Sean Bundles, with the latter taking the trophy home.Solomon Bannister of the U.S. Embassy, a new member of the LGC, organised the event with club President Aleem Hussain and agreed that some of the proceeds would go to media practitioner Mia Ritchie, of NCN, whose home was recently destroyed by fire.Mia Ritchie, of NCN, whose home was recently destroyed by fire, collects a donation from Guillermo Escarraga, CEO of MACORPRitchie was on hand to receive the contribution from member Guillermo Escarraga, CEO of MACORP, and expressed her gratitude to all involved for reaching out to her in support.Escarraga noted that the social responsibility of the LGC is a task taken seriously and that the club would always seek to give back to those in need whenever possible.Bannister thanked his team from the U.S. Embassy for their great performance and camaraderie and promised them that the day’s events have clearly marked the LGC as aplace for great social events of the Embassy staff.Editor’s note: The Better-Ball format is a variation in golf, whereby two persons play as a team. Each player is given an opportunity to play a ball at each legitimate time of play, and the ball which was played better is accepted as the ball of play, the worse played ball is ignored.last_img read more

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