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The eVisitor system is the third best tourism innovation in the world


first_imgThe Croatian national tourism information system eVisitor won third place and the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) award for innovation in research and technology. The winner of this subcategory was declared SEGITTUR from Spain for the project “Smart Tourism System (SIT)”, while the second place went to the organization EarthCheck from Australia for the project “Building Planning and Design Standard (BPDS)”.The award was received by the director of the CNTB’s Main Office, Kristjan Staničić, who emphasized that the eVisitor system is the only Croatian project nominated among all finalists. “In Croatia, we were very happy to receive the news of the eVisitor system’s candidacy for the UNWTO award, and this award and third place make us especially proud. The eVisitor system is a very important project for the entire Croatian tourism and we are therefore extremely glad that its quality is recognized in the world. In addition to significantly reducing the administrative work in the process of registering and deregistering tourists, the system serves as an excellent tool for further development of tourist offers and marketing and promotional activities of all users, from renters in family accommodation to travel companies and institutions. This recognition gives us additional motivation for further upgrading of the system, but also the creation of new innovative projects to make the Croatian tourist system even more successful, ” said Director Staničić, adding that the finalists were selected from 128 submitted innovative projects from 55 countries, which further indicates this great success of the Croatian Tourist Board project, which was fully developed in Croatia by Croatian experts.. “This is another recognition for Croatian tourism and proof that today Croatia is recognized as one of the leaders in the world tourism industry.”Said Stanicic.By the way, the eVisitor system is recognized outside Croatia as an excellent innovative product, and as we unofficially find out, there is great interest from several countries that would buy the entire eVisitor system or “know how” and implement it in their countries.The eVisitor system in Croatia has been in full application since 2016 and has met all expectations as a unique and central place for registration and deregistration of tourists, ie for the calculation and control of the collection of sojourn tax. The eVisitor system is an innovative platform that is free for users, maximally simplified and accessible from any location that has Internet access, which greatly facilitates all the processes offered by the system. It is certainly worth emphasizing the segment of monitoring tourist traffic, so today, thanks to the system, it is possible to monitor tourist flows in almost real time by various parameters, which provides a very detailed insight into the various structures of tourist traffic.last_img read more


With Luis Severino sidelined, how should Yankees approach filling gap in rotation?


first_imgWhile a healthy Gonzalez may not wow anyone, consider this: He has made 30 or more starts in eight of his last nine big league seasons and posted a FIP over 4.00 in that span just once. His ERA+ over that span is 117. That’s pretty, pretty good.The fact that more teams aren’t in on Gonzalez — let alone that he is still a free agent — is surprising, to say the least. If the Yankees want to plug the hole quickly and get some stability in their rotation, Gonzalez should be the guy.But, hey, I’m not the GM. “Luis Severi-oh-no!”That was the collective cry of Yankees fans Tuesday when news broke that Severino was broken — at least partially, with a bum rotator cuff, an injury that will keep him out for at least a month.  A friendly reminder: Divisions aren’t won in March and April, but they can certainly be lost. Severino being out for a period of time, even for a week or two of the regular season, raises lots of questions and a fair bit of concern now and moving forward.FANTASY SOURCE: SP rankings for 2019 The Yankees’ No. 1 starter faltered in the second half last year, and after news of this injury, the Yankees and their fans are allowed to feel a bit uneasy about what’s to come with a hole in their rotation.What, then, should the Bombers do?Sign a guyAs of this publishing, there were more arms available on the market than there were people on Twitter mad at me for not ever having watched “Game of Thrones.” That may be slight hyperbole, but look at the names: Dallas Keuchel, Gio Gonzalez, James Shields, Edwin Jackson.Sure, some options are more attractive than others, but we’re not talking about replacing a No. 1 for the duration of the season, just for a few weeks of the season — maybe.MORE: Keuchel not panicking about being unsignedThe fact Keuchel and Gonzalez are still free agents is pretty surprising. They may not be what they were three or four seasons ago, but both had decent seasons in 2018:Keuchel (Astros): 34 starts, 204 2/3 innings, 3.74 ERA (3.69 FIP), 2.65 K:BB ratioGonzalez (Nationals and Brewers combined): 27 starts, 171 innings, 4.21 ERA (4.16 FIP), 1.85 K:BB ratioGonzalez, in fact, turned his season around after arriving in Milwaukee, pitching to a 2.13 ERA and a sub-1.000 WHIP in five starts, so there may be something left in the tank after a rough go with Washington. Both pitchers left-handed (who couldn’t use more lefties?) and neither one has a foot in the grave — Keuchel is 31, Gonzalez 33. Even with the acquisition of James Paxton, the Bombers could use rotation more help, given CC Sabathia’s injury history and the team’s current lack of depth.The danger here is that neither one will be ready for the first week of the regular season — some very smart people suggest that they would likely need extra time in extended spring training to get right. Both represent a long-term solution to a (potentially) short-term problem, but the window is open now, so why not go for it?Trade for a guyPulling off a trade at this time of year would represent some good, spicy content, but it could be a possibility.Rumors persist that Madison Bumgarner is on the market, and with the Giants looking more like a rebuilding team, would it be worth it for Brian Cashman to make a call now? Bumgarner’s velocity has been up through the early part of the spring, so reports of his demise would seem to be greatly exaggerated.MORE: Yankees’ GM ‘closing the chapter’ on Harper, MachadoWhat about a guy like Zack Greinke, whom the Diamondbacks are more desperate to get rid of than a zit on prom night? Sure, a deal might take from the organization’s last bit of farm system depth, but what could it hurt? Trading for a known quantity at this point would probably be safer than signing a guy off the street. The likelihood of pulling off either type of move is pretty unrealistic right now, however.Try a guyThe Yanks have plenty of guys to try. Last year, they tried multiple guys, with varying degrees of success.Jonathan Loaisiga, the team’s top-ranked pitching prospect, and Domingo German both pitched relatively well when called upon. Loaisiga pitched to a 3.00 ERA across four starts before suffering a shoulder injury that sidelined him for two months, then pitched out of the ‘pen with mixed results at the end of the season. German scuffled, but he also showed flashes of being a decent back-end starter. Chance Adams, long a talked-about prospect, might finally get a look, but frankly, if it hasn’t happened for him at the major league level yet, it probably won’t happen in 2019 as a rotation reinforcement.The Yankees can’t necessarily afford to turn the clock back to early 2000s Nickelodeon and play “Figure It Out” while they’re in a pennant race this summer, especially with the reigning, defending World Series champion Red Sox and the pesky Rays in the division. You can’t expect perfect health for the duration of the season, just like you can’t expect prospects to figure it out at the major league level for X amount of starts.VerdictIt’s not my money, but I’d spend it faster than a rapper in a jewelry shop.Winning a World Series is hard. A lot has to go right, and that starts with pitching. You can poke holes in the Yankees’ rotation for days, with health being concern numero uno.last_img read more


Women’s World Cup 2019: USA-France ticket prices jump to more than $10K


first_imgThe U.S. is the No. 1 ranked team in the world, according to the FIFA Women’s World Ranking. France is No. 4. In 2015, the U.S. was also No. 1 but China was No. 14.Megan Rapinoe scored two penalties as the U.S. edged past Spain, 2-1, on Monday to set up the quarterfinal against France. The U.S. has reached the quarterfinal stage in every edition of the Women’s World Cup between 1991 and 2019, becoming the second nation to achieve this feat alongside Germany, which has made eight appearances. Women’s World Cup 2019: USA’s Megan Rapinoe scores twice to advance to France quarterfinal To compare, tickets for Thursday’s quarterfinal match between England and Norway span from $28 to $170.There is a reason for the price hike though. France is hosting the World Cup and Canada was the host country in 2015, so there is a much higher demand for these tickets and this particular matchup this time around. As of Tuesday morning on StubHub.com, the least expensive ticket is listed for $426, while the most expensive is listed at a whopping $17,000, with a number of tickets in the $1,000 to $3,000 range.That’s a huge leap from the 2015 tournament, as ESPN.com notes the average resale price of tickets for the USWNT’s quarterfinal match against China was $165. What’s even more shocking? The USWNT’s final match against Japan topped out at $368. Related News Women’s World Cup 2019: USA’s Megan Rapinoe predicts match against France will be ‘crazy’ Looking to score quarterfinal tickets at the Women’s World Cup? Be prepared to pay for the marquee meeting.Ticket prices for the United States’ quarterfinal match against France on Friday have soared since the meeting was set, with one seller on the secondary market listing a pair for more than $15,000. Women’s World Cup 2019: Full bracket, dates, times, TV channels, results for every matchlast_img read more


Tolls to Resume on FL Roadways This Week


first_imgThe Florida Department of Transportation has announced that toll collections will be reinstated Thursday, after they were suspended ahead of Hurricane Dorian.On Thursday, tolls on the following roads will be reinstated:– Homestead Extension of Florida’s Turnpike (SR 821)– I-95 Express Lanes– I-595 Express Lanes– I-75 Express Lanes– Alligator AlleyOn Friday, tolls on these roads will be reinstated:– The Turnpike Mainline (SR 91)– Beachline Expressway (SR 528)– Sawgrass Expressway (SR 869)– SR 417– SR 429The Central Florida Expressway Authority will also resume collecting tolls on Friday on the following roads:– SR 408– SR 414– SR 451– SR 453– SR 538– SR 551On Saturday, toll collection will resume on the following roads:– First Coast Expressway (SR 23)– I-295 Express Laneslast_img read more