CNTB has announced a competition for the election of directors of representative offices in London and Seoul

first_imgAt the beginning of November, the CNTB opened an office in China, specifically in Shanghai, and now competitions have been announced for the selection of directors of representative offices abroad in the United Kingdom with headquarters in London and in South Korea with a representative office in Seoul, where the representative office opens for the first time. . “A competition has been announced for the director of the future office in South Korea, where we are opening our representative office for the first time, since this is a market that offers great potential for Croatian tourism. Our long-term goals imply an even stronger positioning of Croatia in distant markets, which is why we recently opened an office in China, and after Seoul we are following the procedure for opening an office in Los Angeles. The UK market is also extremely important to us, which from year to year increasingly participates in the overall results of tourist traffic and from which we are growing at a rate of 8 percent this year. We expect that quality individuals and proven professionals will apply for the competition, whose work will significantly contribute to the further positioning of Croatia as a quality and desirable tourist destination.”, said the director of the Croatian Tourist Board Kristjan Staničić.The Tourist Board of the CNTB has formed a Commission for the evaluation of received candidatures for the purposes of implementing the tender. Barbara Mesić, Chief Adviser to the Minister of Tourism, was appointed President of the Commission, and the members of the Commission are CNTB Director Kristjan Staničić, CNTB Tourist Board representatives Boris Žgomba, Tomislav Fain and Marcel Medak and Professor Dragan Magaš who is a member of the Commission as an external associate. After the deadline for applications, the commission will evaluate the received applications, conduct interviews with selected candidates, which will inform the Tourist Board, to which it will send its nomination proposal. In addition to the conditions prescribed by the Labor Act and the Ordinance on special conditions that must be met by employees of the tourist office, interested candidates must also meet the conditions prescribed by the competition itself. Candidates must, among other things, have completed at least a specialist graduate or university degree, have at least three years of work experience in tourism and / or marketing, actively know one language with knowledge of another world language or know the language of the country in which they will perform duty of the director, to know the tourist market for which they are applying and to make a proposal of their work program of the representative office.The British market is important for our country, and interest in Croatia is growing from year to year. Thus, in the first nine months of this year, there were 8% more arrivals and overnight stays than last year, ie 850.000 arrivals and 4.4. million overnight stays of guests from the UK. They mostly stayed in hotels and then in household facilities, while they spent the most nights in Dubrovnik, Split, Konavle, Pula and Poreč. The average daily consumption of tourists from the UK according to the TOMAS survey is 139 Euros, which puts them in second place in terms of consumption, immediately from guests from the USA who on average achieve the highest daily consumption of 158 Euros.Applications and evidence of eligibility and curriculum vitae of candidates must be submitted no later than 15 days from the announcement of the competition, or until December 13, 2018. years. Find out more about the conditions of the competition in the attachment.Attachment: CNTB has announced a competition for the election of directors of representative offices in London and SeoulRELATED NEWS:THAI AIRASIA X COMING TO CROATIA NEXT YEAR?last_img read more

Jacob Lopez Curciel – an operator must be Multi-Channel present

first_imgShare Related Articles Share Nominations open for new look SBC Awards ceremony June 28, 2019 SBC Awards: The key to an effective submission August 28, 2020 StumbleUpon Golden Race presents unified virtuals, slots and live games API October 9, 2019 Submit Jacob Lopez Curciel, OPTIMA.OPTIMA CEO Jacob Lopez Curciel discusses the development of his firm into an Multi-Channel supplier in a constantly evolving industry.SBC: Your iSHOP product really turned a few heads when it was presented at the Bookmakers Trade Fair in October – why do you think it was so warmly received?JLC: Our product is a neat piece of technology, and also a carefully designed interface and user journey for the customer combined with a new revenue channel for the bookmakers.Use your own device (UYOD) is found everywhere, these days, from internet use to paying your bills. How the punters engage at the retail venues, is changing merging the millennial’s inbuilt link to using their own devices for absolutely everything, to the social experience only achievable at the bricks-and-mortar high street presence. iSHOP is a unique experience of betting in play instantly, on what you see on the screens, without waiting in a queue or getting the next slot on an SSBT.SBC: How long has it taken you to develop this solution – will it work in other markets?JLC: The solution has gone over a few iterations until the interface and journey were perfected. Finally the current version ticks all the boxes and we can see from the interest generated that the time, effort and investment is completely justified.SBC: OPTIMA has a well renowned expertise in the retail sector, but your online product range is also impressive – what’s stands you out from the crowd here?JLC: Just look at the numbers numbers, for a mid-range system and single bookmaker platform, 65.000 operations per second, 2.500 data transactions per second, over 300 simultaneous live events with sub-second processing; when getting to these numbers we know it is enough-power under the operator’s control. We have yet to see the limit of our platform in a real situation.SBC: Is the Multi-Channel solution now available to all bookmakers, regardless of size? JLC: Yes it is, OPTIMA’s partners offer solutions to bookmakers that will not be able to normally afford the costs of running a multi-channel operation. The ability to segment the access to the reporting and controlling tools by operator, allows our partner to run big B2B operations, also multi-channel, using a single bookmaker instance of our platform.SBC: Can bookmakers afford not to have all these touch points with their customers?JLC: It has been clear to us for many years ago, that an operator must be Multi-Channel present, round the clock and under a single brand. The adjusted margins, taxes and marketing costs make it a luxury not to service the customers on all their demands, and it has to be done professionally and with the guarantee of success.SBC: How pleased are you to be recognised for your expertise with the Best Retail Betting Product at the SBC Awards?JLC: I’m very pleased, it is definitely a recognition of a lot of hard work, but this result is not the work of a single person, even not from our own team which I adore and that have to be in bold and capitals named here together with my family who allows me relentless dedication to my passion.The collaboration of our partners, some of them pioneers and well recognized by the UK industry, the Fishers, Peter and Steve, the guys from the BTC who trusted us and believed in our project, Howard, Paul, Julian, Michael, David and many others who shared the passion for sports betting, they all have the betting blood running through their veins.Also those who I have managed to closely work with in other markets like Joan, Tzvetomir, Boyan, Akin and Dammy, Alexey, Chris, Mark and Ian, who through their extensive product knowledge, every day give us the opportunity to innovate in those markets where we had to work hard in our products, to adapt, to transform and localize to their expectations, to work with them in their markets helping them leading the industry. A big thank for their trust in us.I cannot forget those industry suppliers that work with us in close harmony and believed in the iSHOP potential, thanks a lot to them as well.Also I have to thank the industry media for the exposure they give  to every new innovation or highlight we make them aware of, it Is not only producing the products, is also how to reach the audience with the right message.last_img read more

Steelers loaded with young guns, final two games will help sort who stays, who goes

first_imgFormer Pittsburgh Steelers Hall-of-Fame running back Franco Harris, (32) stands with former cornerback Mel Blount, left, and quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (7) and head coach Mike Tomlin as the national anthem is played before an NFL football game between the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday, Dec. 15, 2013 in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)Steelers looking toward next season as they settle for spoiler role this yearThe Steelers probably played their best overall game of the season as they clearly outclassed and out played the AFC North leading Cincinnati Bengals 30-20.They now look forward to finishing up the season against the Green Bay Packers in Green Bay, 7-6-1, before closing against the struggling Cleveland Browns, 4-10.If nothing else happened against the Bengals, this game more than any other demonstrated the pure young talent of the Steelers as they outplayed a team with a far better record.It also pointed out the fact that the Steelers front office is going to have to make some very hard decisions about who they keep and who they let go for next season. Sometimes it takes a losing or poor season to develop a team. Much like the 15-1 Steelers after they had gone 6-10 the previous season.If the Steelers win out, and continue to look as impressive as they looked against the Bengals, Mike Tomlin and Todd Haley’s jobs are safe. It’s doubtful that the Rooneys’ would fire Tomlin after just two poor seasons. Remember, Bill Cowher had two 6-10 seasons.The young defensive line and linebackers looked extremely impressive, especially nose tackle Al Woods. Brett Keissel is gone, so look for youngsters to battle for playing time on the front line. And for the first time in years that line will be able to put pressure on the quarterback, opening the door for the linebackers.Those youngsters are: Ziggy Hood, Cameron Heyward, Steve McLendon, and Woods on the line.As good as LaMarr Woodley has been, he may not be signed because of the great play of rookies Jarvis Jones, and Vince Matthews, along with young Jason Worilds and of course Lawrence Timmons who is still under contract.These young players have put in their time learning now it’s time to let them loose and show what they can do. And injuries have forced the Steelers to do just that. Woods looks like he’s going to be a monster.The question mark on defense is the old secondary. So far none of the youngsters have stepped forward to push the old veterans, Troy Polamalu, Ryan Clark, or Ike Taylor. Look for defensive backs to be high on the draft list. Troy may be gone. His contract is up, as is Roethlisberger’s. Can the Steelers afford both?On offense Antonio Brown once again showed why he’s one of the best in the game with 5 catches for 66 yards giving him 95 catches for the year, and 1206 yards. He also had a touchdown on a 65 yard kickoff return. He’s under contract, but they will have to decide between Emmanuel Sanders, who the New England Patriots want in the worst way, or Jericho Cotchery, who Roethlisberger likes a lot. It’s not likely both will stay because Cotchery has upped his market value this year with 9 touchdowns and Sanders is a rare young talent. If one goes it opens the door for Markus Wheaton to step up his game as the third receiver.Le’Veon Bell has been very impressive this season both with his running and his receiving, which makes him a perfect weapon for Roethlisberger.When was the last time Ben was sacked? This young offensive line, even without its best player, Maurkice Pouncey has done a great job protecting Ben this year. There has been times when he has had almost all day. Why? Because of the no huddle offense and Ben has finally got it. He’s getting rid of the ball.This line is made up of youngsters who are only going to get better. They are Kelvin Beachum, David DeCastro, Ramon Foster, Marcus Gilbert and Mike Adams.Against the Bengals Ben was 20 of 25 for 191 yards and Le’Veon Bell had 57 yards on 24 carries and 50 yards through the air on 5 receptions.If the Steelers front office doesn’t panic and start making a lot of changes look for the Steelers to be back on top next season.They will receive much higher draft choices if they finish 8-8, to battle the abundance of young talent they already have on this team. Don’t write the Steelers off.In the AFC North race this season the Baltimore Ravens did it again as they pulled off another victory beating the Detroit Lions 18-16 to pull to just one game behind the Bengals at 8-6. They play the Patriots this weekend while the Bengals face the Minnesota Vikings, who upset the Philadelphia Eagles last week. If both teams win, or lose, the division will be decided in the final game of the season when the two clash.last_img read more

Lacey Hosts Ethnic Celebration

first_imgFacebook24Tweet0Pin0Submitted by City of Lacey The community is invited to celebrate and experience the sights, sounds, and cultures from around the world at Lacey’s Ethnic Celebration on Saturday, March 11, from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. at Saint Martin’s Marcus Pavilion and Worthington Center. The free event features entertainment, displays, and activities that provide an opportunity to share and learn about a wide variety of cultures.Three stages showcase dancers, drummers, and bands throughout the day. Tears of Joy Theatre, based out of Portland, Oregon, will offer a special live performance of “Coyote Tales” at 3 p.m. The piece is a compilation of two hilarious stories performed with puppets, masks, and costumes inspired by Pacific Northwest Native American art. The Celebration also includes over 50 booths, including food and craft vendors, resource booths, and hands-on children’s activities. Live demonstrations are scheduled throughout the day in the Worthington Center, including topics like Origami, Drums of West Africa, and Bonsai, as well as a few food demonstrations. The Passport Activity for children is back again this year. The first 500 kids to complete their passport by visiting various “countries” at the event will receive a prize! Kids can pick up their Passports in the Pavilion lobby, while supplies last.A festival of music, dance, food, and crafts, the Ethnic Celebration showcases our region’s global talent.A variety of groups and businesses help make the Ethnic Celebration possible including Saint Martin’s University, Lacey Collision, Olympia Federal Savings, Molina Healthcare, Showcase Magazine, and 94.5 ROXY.For a complete schedule of events, visit For more information, please call the Lacey Parks & Recreation Department at (360) 491-0857.last_img read more

Springtime Safety Tips from Joint Animal Services

first_imgFacebook4Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Joint Animal ServicesSpring has sprung and our thoughts turn to spring cleaning and home improvement projects. Before you embark on seasonal chores, take inventory of potential springtime hazards for your furry friends.Fertilizer, insecticide, and herbicide ingredients may be dangerous if your pet ingests them. Always store these products in out-of-the-way places and follow label instructions carefully. Many popular springtime plants are also toxic to pets and can prove fatal if eaten.Products such as paints, mineral spirits and solvents can be toxic to your pets and cause severe irritation or chemical burns. Carefully read all labels to see if the product is safe to use around your furry friends. Also, be cautious of physical hazards, including nails, staples, insulation, blades, and power tools. It may be wise to confine your dog or cat to a designated pet-friendly room during home improvement projects.If you think your pet may have ingested something harmful, immediately contact a veterinarian.last_img read more

Ice skating on red hot blades

first_imgBy The Nelson Daily SportsThe Kootenay Ice registered points in the last three games to move into ninth spot in B.C. Hockey Major Midget League standings.Jesse Knowler of Castlegar scored three times leading the Ice to a 6-4 victory over the Thompson Blazers Sunday in Chase.Saturday, the Ice and Blazers played to a 2-2 tie.The Greater Vancouver Canadians lead the 11-team league with a 6-2 record. Vancouver Northwest Giants and Valley West Hawks are tied for second, one point behind the Canadians.Knowler of Castlegar scored two of his three goals during a third-period explosion that saw the visiting Ice outscore the Blazers 4-2.Trail’s Jacob Boyczuk, Carsen Willans of Nelson, finishing with two points, and Cranbrook’s Derek Georgopoulus also scored for Kootenay, improving to 2-3-1 on the season. Dryden Hunt of Nelson added two assists. Saturday, a goal by Trail’s Jake Lucchini early in the third pulled Kootenay into the tie. Thompson had nursed a 2-1 lead after one period before Lucchini tied the game.Knowler had given Kootenay a 1-0 lead before Thompson scored two goals in a span of 11 seconds late in the opening frame. Willans and Joren Johnson of Nelson each added assists.Jarrod Schamerhorn of Kelowna was in goal for Kootenay.The Ice, one point out of seventh spot and only two behind the fourth-place team, look to build on the recent success when the club plays host to the Prince George Cougars Saturday at 5p.m. in the Castlegar and District Community Complex.Sunday the teams meet for game two of the series at 9 a.m. in Castlegar.sports@thenelsondaily.comlast_img read more

Minor injuries in seventh Orange Line collision

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORERose Parade grand marshal Rita Moreno talks New Year’s Day outfit and ‘West Side Story’ remake160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! VAN NUYS – A white sedan whose driver apparently ran a red light struck an eastbound Orange Line bus Tuesday, causing only minor injuries in the busway’s seventh collision since opening in late October, an MTA official said. The sedan’s driver had minor injuries but was not transported to the hospital after the 5:45 p.m. collision on the busway at Kester Avenue and Oxnard Street, said Marc Littman, a spokesman for the Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Littman said MTA would investigate the accident and determine if additional safety features were needed at Kester and Oxnard. “To put it in perspective, we traveled almost 200,000 miles and have carried more than a half million people. Six of the accidents have been minor and one was more serious,” he said. “Once again, people ran a red light, and the bus was creeping along the intersection at 10 mph,” Littman said, referring to the slower speed limit imposed for Orange Line buses in intersections following the most serious crash in early November. Los Angeles Police did not immediately have any information about the crash.last_img read more