The Run Croatia platform is expanding day by day

first_imgThe 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.last_img read more

Helen M.C. Dau Brauer

first_imgHelen M.C. Dau Brauer 99, of Aurora, Indiana, passed from this earth, Saturday November 10, 2018 to be with her Heavenly Father.She was born October 13, 1919 in St Louis, MO, daughter of the late Rev. William H.J. Dau and Helen (Krause) Dau. Helen went to St. John Lutheran School in Aurora, was a 1937 graduate of Aurora High School. She attended the Campbell Business College in Cincinnati, Ohio.Helen worked as a Law Clerk for Doug Denmure’s daddy, Hartell Denmure, she worked at 20th Century Fox Cincinnati for 5 years, St. John Ladies Aid & LWMC, Aid Associates Lutherans. She then went on to work as an Assistant Manager for Sears and Roebuck Company, retiring after over 28 years of service.Helen lived a very active life during her 99 years on this earth. She continued to live alone at her home in Aurora, and didn’t stop driving until she was 95. Helen was a life time member of St. John Lutheran Evangelical Church, serving in numerous capacities throughout the years. She took over the Secretary position on the River View Cemetery Board after Arnolds death, and was active in that capacity until the last several years. Helen enjoyed cooking, baking, sewing, flowers and feeling and watching birds. She also sent cards to shut-ins for Ladies Aid. Helen will be sorely missed by all her many loved ones, friends, and acquaintances.She is survived by her loving family, son, Jerry Brauer of Bloomington, IN; daughter, Sharon (Lester) Widener of Aurora, IN; granddaughters, Robyn May of Lawrenceburg, IN, Lindsey Widener of Aurora, IN; great grandchildren, Kashmir May and Keillan Abdon; brother-in-law, Cecil Rahe of Cincinnati, OH sister-in-law Ramona (Brauer) Shaw of Sidney, NE and many nieces and nephews.She was preceded in death by Father, Rev. William H.J. Dau, Mother, Helen Dau, her loving spouse of 59 years, Arnold F. Brauer, brothers, William “Bud” & Margarite “Peg” Dau and Luther & Betty Dau. Her recently departed sister, Emily Dau Rahe.Friends will be received Wednesday, November 14, 2018, 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm at the St. John Lutheran Church Aurora, 220 Mechanic St., Aurora, Indiana.Services will be held at Church, Wednesday at 2:00 pm., following visitation, with Pastor Edward Davis officiating.Interment will follow in the River View Cemetery, Aurora, Indiana.Contributions may be made to Lutheran Child Welfare, St. John Lutheran Church, Aurora EMS or River View Cemetery . If unable to attend services, please call the funeral home office at (812) 926-1450 and we will notify the family of your donation with a card.Visit: www.rullmans.comlast_img read more

Goalie Courtney Brosnan anchors Orange in 2nd season

first_imgHer notes are meticulously highlighted and in pristine order. Her clothes are folded and tucked away neatly into the closet. Her room must pass the approval of two ever-keen eyes.Courtney Brosnan isn’t afraid to admit it. She’s a neat freak.“My roommates kind of make fun of me when I say I have a messy room and there’s one shirt on the floor or something like that,” she said with a smile. “I guess I’ve always been kind of neat.”The habit has become a staple of her preparation and a driving characteristic of her play on the field. It’s a testament to the minutia of being a goalkeeper, where one small oversight can completely change a game.By paying attention to the specifics, Brosnan, a sophomore, has quickly established herself as one of the premier goalkeepers in the Atlantic Coast Conference. Last season, she finished with 68 saves even after missing Syracuse’s (2-2) first eight games with a subluxed right kneecap.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“In the goalie position, that one small detail can be the difference between (the ball) going in the back of the net and not going,” Brosnan said. “Those little things are everything that I work on every day. Just fixing one little thing to help my game.”While goalkeepers have the unique privilege of picking up the ball, Brosnan takes equal pride in being versatile on her feet. Her sound footwork and aptness to precisely cut angles when passing the ball have been fine-tuned over the years while playing at the Player’s Development Academy in New Jersey.There, Mike O’Neill, the girls’ director of coaching, brought Brosnan under his tutelage and emphasized the importance of having skilled feet.“It’s no longer just an ability of catching balls,” he said, “but you have to be able to good with your feet to help people and help your team to maintain possession.”O’Neill has witnessed Brosnan’s ability to make saves in high-pressure situations since he met her when she was 16.It’s the saves in the most critical moments of the game on shots that most people expect to go in, O”Neill said, that separates Brosnan.“And that difference is special,” O’Neill said.At a club that has seen the likes of the U.S. Women’s National Team’s Tobin Heath and Heather O’Reilly, O’Neill said that Brosnan will go down as one of the best goalkeepers in PDA’s 15-year history.Syracuse head coach Phil Wheddon has ample experience coaching goalkeepers, having served as a goalkeepers coach for both the Men’s and Women’s U.S. National Teams.And after coaching Brittany Anghel, the program’s all-time leader in wins (28) and shutouts (21), from 2010-13, Wheddon has been impressed with how Brosnan filled the void in her first year-plus.“I think she’s very detailed in what she does,” Wheddon said. “She has the ability to take feedback and apply it quickly. She’s a student of the game.”If Brosnan lets in a goal on the near post, she can be seen screaming on the field. She’ll feverishly watch film to see what went wrong and how she can fix it.Her precision has helped her stand out despite getting a late start last season. She now dons a bulky knee brace and no longer takes her own goal kicks, one of the subtle adjustments she’s made.While Brosnan couldn’t play, she instead turned her focus to improving her communication. She conversed with her defense and noted the acute details to ensure the two sides were on the same page for when she returned. It was a plan that helped make her transition back more seamless.“It’s tough being on the sidelines,” Brosnan said of sitting out. “You always want to be in there … but it kind of gives you a different perspective and makes you realize there are other things you can do off the field that can really affect your team.”On Friday night while warming up for Syracuse’s home opener against St. John’s, Brosnan again flashed her versatile feet. Except this time, she wasn’t fielding passes or polishing her angles. She was dancing.Brosnan said it’s a way to establish an energetic atmosphere before the game. It’s thought out and systematic, just another detail that doesn’t get overlooked.“She’s got a standard and she holds herself to it,” assistant coach Neel Bhattacharjee said. “It’s just a reminder that she has a certain level that she expects of herself and if she ever falls short of that, she holds herself accountable.”And just as she does with her room, Brosnan is always looking for facets of her own game to tidy up. She’s wary of keeping her shoulders forward in the net and tries to be systematic and efficient when fielding a ball by eliminating unnecessary hand movements.“I’m trying to raise my game to the next level,” Brosnan said, “and obviously it’s those little things that can give me the edge.” Comments Published on September 1, 2015 at 10:59 pm Contact Matt: mralex01@syr.edu Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more