The initiative to join the project came from Berislav Sokač and his team from the Run Croatia project. The goal is to include students in as many high standard races as possible, but also to help in their organization.Less than two months have passed since Croatia received the first Run friendly hotel in Europe, and now there are new hotels on the Run Croatia list that can boast a special offer for millions of runners around the world. Namely, after the LifeClass Terme Sveti Martin, the first hotel in Zagreb, the Westin Zagreb hotel and the Falkensteiner park hotel Punat, joined the Run friendly hotel in Croatia. More importantly, the list of Run friendly hotels will soon increase by a couple of times.Positive energy, passion, vision and a great tourist story – these are the main elements of the team behind the Run Croatia concept, ie the Eco system that is expanding from month to month in Lijepa naša and includes more and more partners building a special and unique platform for runners. The essence of the Run friendly Eco system, ie the entire platform raised by the Run Croatia team with its partners, is that the system starts working for itself. To achieve this, good content and diverse partners are needed who offer a wide range of quality services and products for a specific target group, in this case for runners, said Berislav Sokač from Run Croatia recently in an interview for HrTurizam.hr.Since Croatia is a tourist country, the whole story includes various partners, from Run friendly hotels, health clinics, restaurants, gluten free and organic food producers to banking through eWallet or cashless payment through the blockchain 2.0 loyalty program.Edward Bernays College of Communication Management, Croatia airlines and Duh u Boci distillery – new partners of the Run Croatia platformIn the entire Run Croatia platform, which is expanding day by day, there is already the Bagatin Clinic, the mentioned hotels, Motion Travel – the first travel agency specializing in runners, family farms, the Zdravi Pinklec platform, and recently Edward Bernays Visoka school for communication management and distillery Duh in Boca.”We signed a Contract with the first Run Friendly Academic Institution. Among other things, students will have fieldwork volunteering in races to have a socially responsible activity, and will have a recommendation for employment in Run Friendly companies. ” Sokač points out, and adds that cooperation has also been agreed with the Duh u Boci Distillery, which has become the first Run Friendly Distillery. Old Pilots Gin is the first Croatian craft gin made exclusively from plants harvested in Croatia. “It is the connection with the Spirit in the Run Croatia bottle that wants to show that it is more than running, because running is a symbol of running”Emphasizes Sokač.Also, cooperation has already been established with various family farms that offer gluten free and organically grown food, as well as two cherry and chokeberry plantations. The whole eco system was joined by the Zdravi Pinklec platform, which delivers healthy, home-made, organically grown food, and to make the whole story self-sustainable, these family farms are directly connected to Run friendly hotels, where they distribute.In cooperation with Croatia Airlines, as the first airline in the world with an offer for runners, it will initially offer air tickets at a 20% discount on the routes they fly to encourage domestic runners to experience European races and foreign runners to come in large numbers. run to them. “ The idea is that together with Croatia Airlines we are working on the promotion of the country as a country moving away from car destinations. Our target group is 55 million active people that we want to bring in a faster and more comfortable way. I am already positive with the development of the project, but I will be completely satisfied when we paint at least one Croatia Airlines plane with the slogan: Fly to Run Croatia with Croatia Airlines. In my opinion it is the only real call to action for the development of our tourism and economy. The message is carried by two positive verbs, fly and run. Run has meaning and initiation, so even in a business context it is stimulating. Imagine using that message wisely in marketing and having a plane connect markets where 25% of the population runs on the Run?”Says Sokač.But this story is certainly not the end, because the plan is to include other health institutions, banks through the blockchain 2.0 loyalty program and many other services and products related to runners, because running is not just running, but a way of life. Win – Win and a unique example in Croatia, if not in the world. An example that, I am sure, in a couple of years will be presented at the UNWTO platform for sustainable tourism development and become one of the top Croatian export products.”Run Croatia platform open to all who with their positive energy want to start a better society as a whole and these economic processes”Concludes Sokač. Join the Run Croatia eco system and be part of a positive change. This is how strategic and sustainable tourism is developed.From one small but strong idea, Run Croatia has grown into a big project – a platform for the development and promotion of the entire destination (Croatia) through the concept of running or Run friendly destination. It has grown into a project of strategic importance for our entire tourism, at least it should have such a status. If you think I’m exaggerating, just wake up a little awake and imagine the possible future development and implications of this whole story.The whole concept includes destinations, better tourist spending and better guests, sports, healthy lifestyle, health clinics, gastronomy, family farms, healthy food, air transport, education, specialized travel agency, hotels, banks, clothing and footwear… continue series .In the end, let me conclude, such projects, heroes and ambassadors of Croatian tourism are our future and the direction of development of our tourism. This is how tourism develops strategically and sustainably, this is how it develops before and after the season, because runners avoid the “peak” of the season due to crowds and crowds, this is how tourism develops, and not that tourism continues to develop by inertia.Quality development is not accidental.It is the fruit of strategic thinking, synergy, creativity and proactivity of each individual, company, destination, State.It’s all up to us, whether we want quality growth and development or growth by inertia and the status quo. Individuals such as the team behind the Run Croatia project are struggling in the market and developing day by day, without synergy with tourism institutions, and the question is whether they will continue their “happiness” in Croatia or find it in other environments where their ideas, passion and energy to be recognized.
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David H. “Scrub” Wallpe passed away unexpectedly at home at age of 64. Survived by his wife Shelly, he is the son of the late Walter and Loretta Wallpe of Morris, Indiana. Brother of Elaine (Charles) Bentfield, Willard (Donna) Wallpe, Rita (John) Baumer, Lucy (Robert) Sheldon, Joe (Therese) Wallpe, Nancy (Gary) Sander, as well as many loved nieces, nephews and treasured friends. In addition to his parents he is also preceded in death by sisters Bernice (Don) Brebberman and Marceda (Bill) Metz.Scrub had a 42-year career in IT Logistics and Project Management with Digital Equipment, Hewlett-Packard, and PNC Bank. He was an avid sports fan and outdoorsman. He played softball for over 30 years, golfed, and was a long-suffering Bengals fan. He was a truly great friend and a man of integrity. He was loved by many and will be greatly missed.A Celebration of Life will be held 1 p.m., Sunday, November 10th, at the Knights of Columbus, 624 Delaware Road, Batesville, Indiana, 47006. In lieu of flowers the family requests memorials to the Knights of Columbus Building Fund or a charity of your choice. For online condolences go to www.weigelfh.com.
Press Association The 26-year old made 14 appearances for the Black Cats following a loan move from Estudiantes in January. After an unconvincing start, he was a part of the team which finished the season strongly to preserve Sunderland’s place in the Barclays Premier League. Argentinian defender Santiago Vergini has rejoined Sunderland on loan. Vergini, a central defender who also played at right-back for the Wearsiders, told the club’s official website: “I’m very thankful to the club for giving me this opportunity. “I am very happy to be here once again. I’m also very happy to see so many recognisable faces. “The challenge for me is to become part of this team and offer all I can so we have a good season. The feeling that I’ve had here at this club has been very good. It’s a big club.” Vergini becomes Sunderland’s sixth signing of the summer, following the arrivals of goalkeeper Costel Pantilimon, defenders Billy Jones and Patrick van Aanholt as well as midfielders Jordi Gomez and Jack Rodwell. Meanwhile, Sunderland midfielder El-Hadji Ba has joined Bastia on a season-long loan. The 21-year old Frenchman, who joined last summer from Le Havre, returns to Ligue 1 and a side managed by former Chelsea midfielder Claude Makelele after figuring in just three first-team matches for the Black Cats. Ba tweeted: “I want just say thanks to (Paolo) Di Canio, Gus Poyet, the staff and players for all they have taught me. Fans were very nice I wish you the best.”
by Tim Lacy(NNPA)–In a recent conversation, it came to my attention that my boss was interested in knowing if there are any African-American drivers racing in the Indianapolis 500.After pondering this for a minute, it occurred to me that there are very few Black motor racing fans in comparison to other spectator sports. Soccer, hockey and auto racing seem to be the step-children of Black American’s interest in sports.To answer the question, there is some interest among Black drivers towards motor racing. As far as I can remember, back in the 80’s comedian Bill Cosby joined a few other investors in the sponsorship of Willy T. Ribbs. Ribbs was the first Black driver in modern times to make the field at Indianapolis. His best finish was 21st.As an Indy car racer, Ribbs success was limited and he walked away to find a real job. But, after a 20-year vacation, Ribbs came back to participate in the first Baltimore Grand Prix.In 2002, George Mack strapped himself into one of these land rockets, but his success was so limited he is no more than a footnote.I have always viewed IndyCar racing as a sport I should put on a suit to watch. The open wheel cars are equipped with so much technology that an astronaut should be driving.If I am going to spend an afternoon watching cars running around in circles, I prefer NASCAR. I am aware that NASCAR was born in the bowels of the “Good Ole Boy” mentality, and I am still a fan.Back in the day, drivers were running moonshine in fast cars to stay a few steps ahead of the law. This led to bragging on the speed of their vehicles, which led to Saturday races. Some entrepreneur came up with the idea to put them on an oval track and charge admission to spectators. Often the first prize was no more than a steak dinner.In Danville, Va., during the heat of this new form of entertainment, young Wendell Scott was learning at the knee of his mechanic father. Soon he learned how to drive and drive fast. Not wanting to waste his life in the cotton fields, he opted for a stint in the Army. When he returned home, he adopted the cloak of a moonshiner.He made and delivered his own white lightning. It was necessary to have a fast car and the driving skills to evade the police. He soon realized that he was as good, or better, than the White drivers he had been watching at these Saturday contests.Through some trickery, he managed to gain entry in one of the races. This was like donning a deer costume and walking through the woods during hunting season. Through perseverance and a lot of skill he managed to carve a niche in this previously all-White sport. He was the Jackie Robinson of what became NASCAR.In 1952 he acquired a license to compete in what had become a sport of national interest. He had a career of wins and crashes. In 1963 he won the Grand National which at the time was the Super Bowl of Sprint Car Racing. Scott continued to race for another 10 years, often competing in repurposed equipment and retread tires.After Scott retired, there was quite a lapse until NFL running back Joe Washington and NBA legend Julius “Dr. J” Erving sponsored a team. Although the pair were stars in their respective sports, their effort to put together a winner on the racing circuit bombed.The latest news comes from former MLB legend Reggie Jackson who is showing interest in sponsorship. I wish him luck, because the sport could really use more diversity.Reprinted from the Afro American Willy T. Ribbs, the first Black driver in modern times to make the field at Indianapolis. (AP Photo)