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

Winning Post – Regulation… Are We Bettor Balanced?

first_img UKGC launches fourth National Lottery licence competition August 28, 2020 Share Winning Post: Swedish regulator pushes back on ‘Storebror’ approach to deposit limits August 24, 2020 Related Articles Submit Publishing its latest industry opinion, strategic consultancy Regulus Partners details that sector leadership needs to carefully balance the right narrative/debate on tackling the delicate and complex matter of problem gambling…__________________The hair shirt is this season’s must-have fashion item for the well-dressed gambling executive, and this week was the turn of the GVC executive team to adopt sackcloth and ashes in atonement for sins of the past as the company published further details of its harm prevention strategy. Positively for GVC and the wider industry, this recognition is crucially met with the understanding that gambling can be positive for many as well as potentially harmful for a few. Striking this balance, as well as driving meaningful harm mitigation, is crucial for the sustainability of the industry, in our view.Over the last couple of years, we have had a number of these corporate epiphanies, including William Hill’s hard-hitting ‘Nobody Harmed’ campaign. These are to be welcomed as much for their recognition that harms related to gambling can be severe and may be (at least in part) preventable by more conscientious action from operators.At the same time, there have been concerns that desperation to show that gambling companies care may result in visible but diffused and possibly not very effective activity. More than that, these campaigns may actually be serving to tip the balance of policy away from the consumer. The long overdue recognition of harm is to be applauded but when even the industry forgets that many people derive enjoyment and positive well-being from their services, we are in trouble.This week’s ‘Changing for the Bettor’ announcement from GVC appeared to go some way to correcting that balance – with a tacit pledge to raise the bar in terms of customer service and consumer enjoyment in sympathy with harm prevention – critically, globally, not just in the UK where the fire is currently burning brightest (though gaining public UK ministerial support). As we have commented before, painting gambling in the darkest of hues may appeal to the sanctimony of elements of the public health lobby but it is unlikely to be in the true interests of consumer well-being.A similar notion was also explored in the CEOs panel discussion during this week’s CMS Gambling Conference. In probing the question of how to find ‘a healthy regulatory balance’, the panellists (Anna Hemmings from GamCare, the Gambling Commission’s Neil McArthur, Rank’s John O’Reilly, Bet Victor’s Andreas Meinrad and Richard Noble from Aspers) observed that many of the things that operators might do to prevent harm are consistent with basic customer service (while some aspects of current legislation perhaps get in the way of both).This underscores an old gambling adage, often repeated by industry insiders but rarely believed by wider stakeholders: ‘problem gamblers are bad for business’.In a world of anonymous punters, dissipated behaviour (in both senses) and few checks, this statement is hard to effectively defend (sure, customers blow out and stop gambling, but then they can be enticed back – too much of this sort of behaviour has been unearthed by regulators recently). However, when sustainability can be empirically defended by both demonstrable behaviours and data, a dialogue which is about building effective gambling businesses is much more likely to occur and be believed. For this to happen, good customer service is a great place to start.__________________ StumbleUpon Share GVC hires ‘comms pro’ Tessa Curtis to re-energise media profile August 25, 2020last_img read more

Rich Hill makes successful return as Dodgers clinch NL’s best record

first_img Dodgers’ Max Muncy trying to work his way out of slow start If Hill opened the door to the postseason roster with his performance, Tony Gonsolin might be doing the same (perhaps as a two-man act with Hill in a potential Game 4).The rookie right-hander followed Hill with two scoreless innings, retiring all six batters he faced (three on strikeouts). Gonsolin has now pitched 11 innings in four relief appearances with the Dodgers. Batters are 6 for 39 (.154) with 12 strikeouts in those 11 innings.“Today was the best one for me as far as attacking hitters,” Roberts said. “I think with Tony when you’re thinking about being a reliever, it’s a different mindset. You’re not feeling your way into the game. You’ve got to let it rip from pitch one. You see that now with Julio (Urias). You see that with (Pedro) Baez who understands that. Now a guy that hasn’t been out of the ’pen since A-ball, he’s understanding that.”Floro, on the other hand, did not help his October chances Tuesday. Handed a 5-0 lead after Muncy’s moon-shot grand slam in the fourth, Floro gave up three runs on five hits, failing to get out of the fifth inning.Floro was the only one of eight Dodgers pitchers to give up a hit. Joc Pederson added an insurance home run in the top of the ninth and Kenley Jansen closed it out in the bottom of the inning. PreviousSAN DIEGO, CA – SEPTEMBER 24: Kenley Jansen #74 of the Los Angeles Dodgers, right, is congratulated by Will Smith #16 after getting the final out during the the ninth inning of a baseball game against the San Diego Padres at Petco Park September 24, 2019 in San Diego, California. The Dodgers won 6-3. (Photo by Denis Poroy/Getty Images)The Dodgers’ Max Muncy, second from right, is greeted by teammates Tony Gonsolin, left, Will Smith and Joc Pederson after hitting a grand slam during the fourth inning of Tuesday’s game against the Padres in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Rich Hill works against a San Diego Padres batter during the first inning of a baseball game Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2019, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsLos Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Rich Hill works against a San Diego Padres batter during the second inning of a baseball game Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2019, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Rich Hill works against a San Diego Padres batter during the first inning of a baseball game Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2019, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)San Diego Padres starting pitcher Ronald Bolanos works against a Los Angeles Dodgers batter during the first inning of a baseball game Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2019, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)SAN DIEGO, CA – SEPTEMBER 24: Tony Gonsolin #46 of the Los Angeles Dodgers pitches during the the third inning of a baseball game against the San Diego Padres at Petco Park September 24, 2019 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Denis Poroy/Getty Images)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Max Muncy reacts after hitting a grand slam home run during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the San Diego Padres Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2019, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)SAN DIEGO, CA – SEPTEMBER 24: Max Muncy #13 of the Los Angeles Dodgers points skyward after hitting a grand slam during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the San Diego Padres at Petco Park September 24, 2019 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Denis Poroy/Getty Images)Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Kenta Maeda works against a San Diego Padres batter during the sixth inning of a baseball game Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2019, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)Los Angeles Dodgers shortstop Corey Seager throws to first for the out on San Diego Padres’ Luis Urias during the sixth inning of a baseball game Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2019, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Kenta Maeda works against a San Diego Padres batter during the sixth inning of a baseball game Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2019, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)SAN DIEGO, CA – SEPTEMBER 24: Joc Pederson #31 of the Los Angeles Dodgers is congratulated by Dino Ebel #12 after hitting a solo home run during the ninth inning of a baseball game against the San Diego Padres at Petco Park September 24, 2019 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Denis Poroy/Getty Images)SAN DIEGO, CA – SEPTEMBER 24: Max Muncy #13 of the Los Angeles Dodgers points skyward after hitting a grand slam during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the San Diego Padres at Petco Park September 24, 2019 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Denis Poroy/Getty Images)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Joc Pederson reacts after hitting a home run during the ninth inning of a baseball game against the San Diego Padres Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2019, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)Los Angeles Dodgers relief pitcher Kenley Jansen works against a San Diego Padres batter during the ninth inning of a baseball game Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2019, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)Los Angeles Dodgers relief pitcher Kenley Jansen reacts after defeating the San Diego Padres 6-3 in a baseball game Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2019, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)SAN DIEGO, CA – SEPTEMBER 24: Kenley Jansen #74 of the Los Angeles Dodgers, right, is congratulated by Will Smith #16 after getting the final out during the the ninth inning of a baseball game against the San Diego Padres at Petco Park September 24, 2019 in San Diego, California. The Dodgers won 6-3. (Photo by Denis Poroy/Getty Images)The Dodgers’ Max Muncy, second from right, is greeted by teammates Tony Gonsolin, left, Will Smith and Joc Pederson after hitting a grand slam during the fourth inning of Tuesday’s game against the Padres in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)NextShow Caption1 of 17The Dodgers’ Max Muncy, second from right, is greeted by teammates Tony Gonsolin, left, Will Smith and Joc Pederson after hitting a grand slam during the fourth inning of Tuesday’s game against the Padres in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)ExpandSAN DIEGO — If the Black Knight from “Monty Python and the Holy Grail” were a major-league pitcher he would be Rich Hill, fighting on even as limbs betrayed him.Wearing a knee brace more suitable for interior line play on Sunday afternoons, Hill returned to the mound 12 days after the medial collateral ligament in his left knee balked at the idea of pitching in major-league games.Hill lasted just two-thirds of an inning and 27 pitches that night in Baltimore (his first start since suffering a flexor tendon injury on June 19). Against the San Diego Padres on Tuesday night, he threw 35 pitches in two innings, struck out five of the eight batters he faced (the last his 1,000th career strikeout) and put his knee to an unexpected test … by legging out a double in his only at-bat (after vowing not to swing).“I want to pitch. I want to help this team in the postseason,” Hill said after his two scoreless innings. “Hopefully I can prove that I can help the team do that. That’s the main goal, October, and I believe today was a step in the right direction.” Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Dodgers hit seven home runs, sweep Colorado Rockies Max Muncy also made his return to the Dodgers’ lineup after missing two games with tightness in the quadriceps muscle of his left leg and hit a grand slam, propelling the Dodgers to a 6-3 victory over the Padres.An Atlanta Braves loss earlier Tuesday night guaranteed the Dodgers (101-56) will finish the season with the best record in the National League, securing home-field advantage through the first two rounds of the postseason.The chances of Hill pitching in one or both of those rounds looked very poor after that game in Baltimore. But an MRI showed scar tissue, not a new injury to the ligament, and a knee brace held out the possibility of secure footing during Hill’s delivery.“There’s a lot of fight. There’s will in there with Richie,” Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said. “You could see there were some grimaces in there, trying to feel for things as far as the knee and trusting to let the fastball, let the curveball go. … I thought the second inning was better. He just continues to will himself to get through that.“I think it’s encouraging that the door remains open (to pitching in the postseason). Obviously the goal is to get him ready for the DS. … It’s open and that’s a good thing for all of us.”center_img Fire danger is on Dave Roberts’ mind as Dodgers head to San Francisco How Dodgers pitcher Ross Stripling topped the baseball podcast empire Hill did not look comfortable while facing the first three Padres batters on Tuesday night. He struck out Manuel Margot but then walked Nick Martini and Manny Machado on a combined nine pitches. Pitching coach Rick Honeycutt went to the phone in the dugout and Dylan Floro started warming up in the bullpen.Roberts called Hill’s body language “a red flag a little bit.”“There was just a point in that outing where he said you’re either in or out and he was just going to sell out,” Roberts said. “There’s a point where you’re guarding and you’re trying to feel your way through an outing vs. it is what it is and you’ve got to see and get a good gauge where you’re at. I think he made that decision and it was good to see.”A bounce out and a strikeout defused that situation and Hill struck out the side on 13 pitches in the second inning before throwing a third inning in the bullpen after leaving the game.“A couple times my knee kind of gets in a funky position and gets caught,” Hill said. “Other than that, after one or two times that happened, I was able to pitch through that and pitch well.”Hill said he didn’t alter his mechanics “a ton” and was pleased to check measures like spin rate after his outing and see the numbers were “as good as they’ve ever been.” He is scheduled to pitch again in Sunday’s season finale in San Francisco, extending to three innings.Related Articles Cody Bellinger homer gives Dodgers their first walkoff win of season last_img read more