The season ahead will again open questions about how much content we offer to tourists and how to fill their stay in Croatia with as many experiences and stories as possible. Upcoming trends set expectations that the tourist can easily get additional content during the holidays.Therefore, it is extremely important for the organizers of tours and excursions to reach potential tourists who want to take memories from Croatia as easily as possible. Today’s tourism industry needs to be online, and existing technologies need to make it easy to promote and sell content via the web or through distribution through partner agencies or other types of partners.In step with the latest trends and following the needs of the industry Orioly presented this month a new version of the application which allows tour and excursion organizers to easily distribute their offer to their partners, agencies and online partners. Orioly is an application created in Croatia, which allows small tour and travel organizers to manage their reservations, offers, departures in one place. With the Orioly booking system, organizers can implement a flexible and fast online booking system.With the new version of the application, Orioly wanted to help domestic and foreign clients find it easier to connect with more partners, which ultimately leads to more reservations. “I will give one simple example of how with a new Orioly app, a tour organizer in Zagreb or Split can improve their sales. A guide or company that organizes tours can use our system to guide their tours, departures and sell simply through their website, but this is just the beginning of the story. Orioly enables the development of its own sales network. A guide or company can add their partner agents, but also any small hotel or hostel can become their partner, make reservations for their tours through our system. All information is in one place, and the organizer can define commission rates in the system and track everything in one place.”Points out Ivan Ilijašić, the founder of the start-up company Orioles, and adds that also, the guide or tour organizer can arrange cooperation with web partners and they can sell their offer online, bloggers can use the affiliate system and thus receive additional income.In the meantime, there is no need to worry about it. ”Croatia, as a destination, offers an increasingly interesting offer of content with each season, but the challenge is how to present this offer to tourists, through which sales channels. By using the functionality of the distribution, it is possible to quickly and easily offer tourists a trip, additional content and thus enhance the impression of a vacation.2017 was a very productive year for the Orioly teamThe Orioly application has been translated into 8 languages, and since June, a functionality has been implemented that has made it easier for travel organizers in Croatia to issue fiscal invoices.As of this month, Orioly offers distribution functionality to all its customers and offers payment for the use of the system based on a monthly subscription, and in addition to paid packages, it also offers a package without a fixed monthly fee.The Orioly application is used by clients all over the world, and for the readers of HrTurizm there is also a promotional code HRTURIZAM02 with which potential users get a 20% discount for using the system.Related news:CROATIAN TRAVEL AGENCIES URGENTLY NEED TECHNOLOGICAL PROGRESSHOW CAN TOUR AND ACTIVITY ORGANIZERS COMPETE WITH LARGE ONLINE BOOKING PLATFORMS?
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Upyards the new way of life According to the Real Estate Buyers Agents Association, a lift in buyer interest was occurring at a time when the volume of properties for sale was shrinking.REBAA president Cate Bakos warned buyers needed at least a four-week buffer period for paperwork and administration post-sale, but to be safe that should be stretched to six weeks – effectively making November make-or-break month for some house hunters.“For several reasons,” Ms Bakos said, “buyers tend to come out in Spring because they know the listing numbers are optimised (and footy is over and done with).” Holiday home of toilet brush pioneer for sale MORE: Property sales ramping up Matthew and Melissa Hopper have sold their Hendra home and are moving just down the road with their three children Henry (6), Hannah(4) and Hugh (2), Hendra Monday 21th October 2019 Picture AAPimage/David ClarkA surge in homebuyers coming to town is set to spur a November to remember, experts believe, as the rush to be in a new home by Christmas begins in earnest.With just seven weeks left until the Christmas holidays, and money now the cheapest it has ever been to borrow, realtors and buyers’ agents were bracing for the traditional rise in competition to be supercharged. 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This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenHow much do I need to retire?00:58 Home buyers tend to come out in Spring according to REBAA.“Buyers love the idea of Christmas in their new house and those who are looking now to buy may also be keen to have children start at their new school in late January.”She said 30 days was a minimum settlement she’d consider for a client “and we’re now running at 45 days as a maximum to be sure that we’re in time for lawyer office shut down”.Ms Bakos said while buyer numbers were lower than the same time last year, “we certainly have more volume than recent months”“Agent schedules are busy, auction Saturdays are quite full and it certainly feels busy.”She advised any buyer heading to auctions to be prepared for it to be competitive “with a suitable stretch budget”.CoreLogic market commentator Kevin Brogan said the latest six month trend in housing turnover was showing increased activity though it was yet to test the 10-year average.This as the latest CoreLogic Home Value Index, released Friday, found Brisbane was still showing good value for buyers despite dwelling values rising 0.8 per cent in October.CoreLogic research director Tim Lawless said October was a month of recovering real estate values, with the five city aggregate index up 1.4 per cent.“The improved housing market conditions are becoming more geographically diverse; although Sydney and Melbourne continue to lead the growth trend, based on the month to date reading, we are also expecting to report a subtle rise in dwelling values across Brisbane and Adelaide.”Matthew and Melissa Hopper have just gone into contract on a large home in Hendra that they bought eight years ago for $770,000 – and then renovated into a million-dollar-plus proposition.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus11 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market11 hours ago“Being next to Ascot which is a premier suburb, it was only a matter of time. We’ve had so much development here because of the racing precinct, the new Racecourse Village, nice facilities and it’s near Hamilton and Portside.” Matthew and Melissa Hopper have sold their Hendra home and moved just down the road with their three children Henry (6), Hannah (4) and Hugh (2). Picture AAPimage/David ClarkThey count themselves lucky that they were able to get into the market early.“We held two properties here for the last 12 months which is why we’ve decided to sell one. Our house was already raised when we purchased but we’ve done a complete renovation of inside and external. We converted a working stable into a four car garage and pool house.“Hendra is so well known for having horses in suburbs so it’s unique. Our other one is in Raceview Ave and we’re hoping to produce a similar style of house on that.”Place Ascot real estate agent Patrick McKinnon said buyer demand in premier suburbs such as Hendra was “on fire”.“It’s amazing to see. We have sold some of the best top sales over the last three months here. We sold 6 General St, Hendra for $2m on 405sq m (block), an awesome price and we’ve done it again and again.”“All the horses obviously have moved out of the backyards into stables in Ascot racing precinct and that’s had an impact on people investing in really good homes here.The market’s really moving, we have some amazing homes. It’s actually developers, a lot of developer stock, and so much coming to market. It’s so exciting to see people are investing in really high end builds and quality finishes.”“Land in Hendra is just going up through the roof. It’s one of the quickest markets we’ve seen, it’s going off.” FOLLOW SOPHIE FOSTER ON FACEBOOK
Eoghan Murphy has several big sales to his name. MORE NEWS: Beachfront house fetches almost $500,000 more than expected “I didn’t know but being away made me realise I do love what I do and I’m lucky to be able to do it.”He said he didn’t regret his time on Love Island Australia but would not do it again.More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa8 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag1 day ago“It just popped up out of nowhere to be honest,” he said.Mr Murphy has several big sales to his name including a Burleigh Heads property that sold under the hammer for $5.375 million in September and a Broadbeach Waters mansion that sold for $5.05 million in May.He also plays soccer for Gold Coast Knights in his spare time. Gold Coast real estate agent Eoghan Murphy took three months off last year to star in Love Island Australia.FORMER Love Island Australia star Eoghan Murphy is back in the property game.The 24-year-old took three months off last year to star in the show and put his real estate career with agency Kollosche on hold.“Being away from it (real estate) just reaffirmed my passion for it,” Mr Murphy said.“Last year I thought to myself before the show ‘am I just doing this because I’m good at it or do I love it’. MORE NEWS: Designer’s house sells for $3.75 million 319 Monaco St, Broadbeach sold for $5.05 million last year – Eoghan Murphy was the marketing agent alongside Michael Kollosche.
Spanish energy engineering company Norvento has begun conducting validation tests of a new offshore wind turbine prototype.Source: NorventoAccording to Norvento, the prototype represents a more efficient and smaller generator that allows the reduction in the weight and size of offshore wind turbines.The prototype is being tested in the technology premises at Norvento Enerxía Innovation Centre (CIne) in Lugo.Magnomatics is in charge of the design and manufacture of the turbine, Seaplace has developed a floating platform and Norvento contributes with its expertise in the use and design of electrical generators and wind turbines.The Spain-based company will also test the technical requirements and the real performance in its testbench in the technology premises.The project is part of the Compact Holistic Efficient Floating Turbine (CHEF) project, which aims to reduce the cost of the energy produced by offshore wind turbines, improving their efficiency and reducing costs.
Tanker operator Tsakos Energy Navigation (TEN) has reached an agreement to charter one of its Suezmax tankers for a period of up to 36 months to a major European oil concern.Gross revenues expected over the maximum period of this employment are estimated to be in the region of USD 23 million.The vessel in question is currently operating in the spot market on a minimum rate with profit sharing provisions to capture any freight upticks during the life of the contract, the company explained.In March 2019, TEN secured charters for two of its LNG carriers, the 2007-built Neo Energy and the 2016-built Maria Energy.The ships were hired by undisclosed international energy concerns for an aggregate period of 36 months. The total gross revenues from these two fixtures, over the duration of the respective contacts, is expected at about USD 60 million.TEN’s fleet currently consists of 68 double-hull vessels, including two Aframax and two Suezmax tankers under construction, constituting a mix of crude tankers, product tankers and LNG carriers.
Share Share 233 Views no discussions LifestyleReader BitesThe Built Environment Out With The Old In With The Steel by: – January 7, 2020 Tweet Steel framing is a construction method where steel columns and beams are assembled using a variety of fasteners usually in a rectilinear fashion to create a support for floors, roofs, etc. to purposefully construct a building. While steel frame construction is predominantly used for large, simple structures, such as garages and warehouses, there has been an increase in its usage in a wide range of other types of developments, such as offices, schools and even residential properties.There are several distinct advantages that steel frame construction offers when compared to brick, concrete and timber constructions.Because of its high strength to weight ratio structural, steel components are stronger and more durable than their concrete counterpart. The strength and flexibility of steel frames allow them to withstand the effects of natural disasters such as hurricanes, earthquakes which are a part of our regular weather system and do create planning challenges for our region.Steel frames can be easily fabricated into different sizes while still retaining the strength properties. They can be customized to bear specific loads in buildings of all different types and sizes and allows for creative and innovative designs.Steel frame construction’s fire ratings can be improved and well managed, thereby reducing the risk of fire damage to the building and retarding the spread of a fire if it does occur.Structural steel components are insusceptible to the harmful effects of insects and other animals. Effects which can cause significant problems for timber structures that are not properly treated.Steel frames are prefabricated off-site to fit a certain specification before being sent to the construction site. Because of this they are immediately ready to be assembled. No curing times are required to add to construction periods.Steel framed construction can provide competitive construction cost rates and in fact for low rise commercial construction does provide better rates than its counterparts. Share Sharing is caring! If you are in the planning stages of a development and want help deciding whether steel frame construction is a good choice for you get in touch with an engineer today.Written by Garn Todd JosephWebsite & Advertising Assistant for the Millenia Group of Companies
The Trojans may have lost to UCLA 74-59 just a few days prior, but on Sunday, the team jumped at the chance for redemption against their crosstown foes. With junior forward Kristen Simon back from absence and senior guard Courtney Jaco on fire from 3-point range, the Trojans looked like a vastly different team. Although they took No. 13 UCLA to the brink, the Women of Troy fell just short in a heartbreaking 71-67 loss. “What a great basketball game,” said head coach Cynthia Cooper- Dyke. “We played with a lot of heart all game long.”During the first quarter, the game began to resemble the Bruins’ lopsided victory on Wednesday. UCLA rode a 9-0 run into a 21-10 lead, and initially USC had no answer for standout guards Jordin Canada and Kennedy Burke. But when the Trojans’ rematch started to look bleak, they refused to fade away. Sophomore Aliyah Mazyck’s eight first quarter points kept them afloat, and then consecutive threes, one by Jaco and the other a buzzer beater off the bank for junior Sadie Edwards, put the team in striking distance. If the first quarter was exciting, the second was explosive, with each team trading blows like two boxers in a prize fight. The Bruins struck first, once again embarking on a 9-0 run that extended the lead to 11 points, their largest of the game. Then, Jaco, who recorded a career high of 27 points against UCLA earlier this week, burst back into the spotlight. She made two straight threes that were part of a 10-0 run, bringing the Trojans to within one point. But Jaco wasn’t finished. With just 20 seconds left in the half, she nailed a spectacular three while drawing a foul. Upon making the free throw, her four-point play gave the Trojans a 38-36 lead, their first advantage since the early first quarter. “You just get up for these games,” said Jaco, who finished with 18 points. “It’s rivalry week and this is my last one as a Trojan so it meant a lot to me personally and I just wanted to give it everything I had.”Much like the frantic first half, neither team was able to secure a solid lead in the final two quarters. When the third quarter alone featured three ties and three lead changes, it became clear that fans at the Pauley Pavilion would be treated to a photo finish. The Bruins emerged from the carnage of the third with a 55-53 lead and continued gaining momentum in the fourth thanks to the scoring efforts of freshman guard Jordin Canada, who finished with 23. Her former high school teammate, Jaco, kept the game close with a deeply contested three as the shot clock expired. It was her fifth 3-pointer in the game, and her twelfth in two games against UCLA this year. “Hats off to Courtney [Jaco], I thought she played excellent in both games,” Canada said. “I’m just proud of her and how far she’s come. It was really great playing against her and I think she went out on a great note. We tried to stop her down the stretch and she still found a way to score.”After Jaco’s three at the beginning of the fourth, the two teams remained neck and neck. On two occasions, the returning Simon tied the game up, with her pounding inside play being the Trojan’s most effective offense down the stretch. UCLA’s freshman guard Kennedy Burke, who finished with 23, scored five straight to extend their lead at 67-62. The Trojans were in need of a big play with just under two minutes left and this time Mazyck delivered, nailing a corner three. Down by three with 21 seconds left, graduate transfer center Ivana Jakubcova sunk a tough layup to make the game 68-67. With 15 seconds left, the Trojans quickly fouled Burke, sending her to the line. Burke made the first but then granted USC the ultimate opportunity, with her second bouncing off the rim. However, no Trojan came up with the rebound; instead it was Canada, UCLA’s unquestioned leader, who played all 40 minutes of the contest. The offensive rebound effectively ended the game, capping an instant classic.“It doesn’t matter what your record is in this rivalry,” said UCLA head coach Cori Close. “You just might as well throw that thing out and let’s go compete.” The Women of Troy return to action on Friday at home against Arizona. They now drop to 1-7 in conference play and 10-9 overall.
”In 2015, we became the first road race in Nigeria to be granted an IAAF label status. This means the Okpekpe race is regarded as one of the worldâ€™s leading road running events,â€ said Esan who explains that a label certifies the global sporting significance of the race, the organisational quality and the compliance with relevant IAAF competition rules.Nigerian Breweries Plc will support the race with cash and some of their products.â€œNigerian Breweries have offered a cash support as well as some quantities of its non-alcoholic brand, Amstel Malta for the race.â€œWe are delighted to have the first and largest brewing company in Nigeria, a socially responsible corporate organisation with a good track record of corporate social initiatives back the first IAAF label road race in Nigeria.‘Nigerian Breweries is a major player in sports sponsorship and promotion in Nigeria and it is to our credit that a company that supports the Nigerian senior football team, the Super Eagles and the historic Nigerian winter Olympics team is also throwing its weight behind another historic event. This is a testimony to the growing popularity of the Okpekpe road race.It is really heart-warming to have a company that has been very active in supporting the national developmental aspirations of Nigeria identify with a pioneer event as Friend of the race,’â€ said Esan who further revealed that the theme song for the race will soon be released.The sixth edition of the Okpekpe International 10km Road Race will be broadcast live on television across the globe as all arrangements have been concluded with SuperSport for a live telecast of the historic race in Okpekpe near Auchi, Edo State.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram The Nigerian Breweries Plc has joined the growing list of corporate organisations who have thrown their weight behind the first IAAF silver label road race in Nigeria nay West Africa, the Okpekpe international 10km road race.Spokesman for the race Dare Esan revealed yesterday that the company is coming in as a Friend of the Race.â€œIt is a massive boost for the image of the race to have a pioneer brewing company support an event in which history will be made on May 12, 2018. Remember the race next month is the first ever IAAF silver label road race in Nigeria and West Africa.
In April 2017, BITKRAFT announced the ‘first global venture fund for esports’. It promised sizable investment in start-ups related to esports, to the tune of €100,000 to €400,000 (£84,000 to £337,000) for individual companies. The firm has offices in the Western esports hubs of Berlin and Los Angeles. BITKRAFT recently announced its first investment in Tier One Entertainment. This is an agency focused on developing talent in South East Asia. Eager to know more about BITKRAFT’s plans beyond this we had a chat with one of the three founding partners; Jens Hilgers. Jens Hilgers, BITKRAFTEsports Insider: Which type of investments are BITKRAFT looking to make in the space? We presume it’ll be strictly businesses and not teams… Jens: Well, I do think that teams are businesses as much as any other company in esports, but to the point: we do not invest in esports teams to avoid any conflicts of interest. Instead, we focus on products and services that benefit teams and on startups that increase enjoyment for both players and fans of esports.Esports Insider: Do you recognise an issue with investments in multiple teams and senior involvement with league and tournament organisers?Jens: At BITKRAFT we strive for transparency. I stepped down as Chairman of the Board at ESL in 2015. As part of the acquisition agreement with MTG, it was agreed that I would temporarily remain on the board as an observing (non-voting) member, in an effort to aid the transition and support with experience and advice. I stepped down from the ESL Board entirely in December 2016.“We focus on products and services that benefit teams and on startups that increase enjoyment for both players and fans of esports”Privately I am a co-owner of G2 Esports.BITKRAFT does not invest in any esports teams, nor is BITKRAFT invested in or somehow affiliated with league and tournament organisers.Esports Insider: Who will be on the ‘Dragons’ Panel’ making the ultimate decisions about which start-ups to invest in and support? What kind of help will BITKRAFT provide beyond just financial, can you tell us more about the ‘incubator’ part of the plan?Jens: All potential investments are discussed in our deal flow meetings, which our entire team participates in. Final decisions are made at partner level which includes three partners at the moment: Markus (Markus Fuhrmann), Minard (Minard Hamilton) and myself.“All BITKRAFT Partners have launched, invested, pivoted, scaled, and successfully exited esports startups”We happen to have cash to invest, but we’d like to think that being active partners to our portfolio companies provides much bigger value than just funds. You can see that reflected in the team composition at BITKRAFT. All BITKRAFT Partners have launched, invested, pivoted, scaled, and successfully exited esports startups. Our experience and network provide significant advantage for our portfolio companies, not just in Europe or North America but Asia as well.Esports Insider: Where do you see the greatest potential for innovation in esports right now?Jens: I personally believe that the greatest opportunity is in creating the next entirely new big esports game, rather than creating a copy of an existing game with a slight variation in mechanics. CSGO, Dota and Hearthstone are great examples of genre defining new esports games. It is about time for the next title and genre.Esports Insider: Thoughts on the potential and growth of mobile esports…what does it take for a title to be legitimately recognised as an esports title?Jens: I truly believe a title needs to play to its platform well. For example I have a bit of a hard time seeing mobile/touch shooters ever really breaking out as a top spectator esport, as the level of control you can exercise with touch is clearly inferior to PC controls (keyboard and mouse). As a result, the level of gameplay players can create on PC will create a much deeper, more intense, and appealing spectator experience. That is especially true to very fast paced and motion controlling games such as shooters. It is not easy to find a genre on mobile/touch that will be more fun to watch than its PC equivalent. This applies equally for PC vs. Console (joypad).“I personally believe that the greatest opportunity is in creating the next entirely new big esports game”And to avoid being misunderstood: there might be competitive mobile games that are much larger in player-base and more commercially successful, compared to their PC brothers and sisters, but I can’t see them becoming as exciting of a spectator experience and thereby top esports.There might also be Mobile/Touch only esports genres that truly play best to the Touch interface and just are not as great on PC. I just have not come across them yet.Esports Insider: Will this fund help cement Berlin and LA as the Western hubs of esports globally? Have you considered opening offices elsewhere?Jens: Yes. We strongly believe in both cities. As with tech and the Silicon Valley, magic happens in places where critical factors come together for an industry. For esports in the West: that’s Los Angeles first and then Berlin.“I have a bit of a hard time seeing mobile/touch shooters ever really breaking out as a top spectator esport”As a fund investing globally, having offices in both locations is key for us.Esports Insider: To any graduates or ‘young people’ wanting to work in esports what would be your advice in terms of how to find a job or how to get started?Jens: Don’t talk. Do.