Cultural heritage of Istria and Southern Dalmatia presented on French Arte TV

first_imgStaff from the report French Kisses from Croatia, Arte TV The European cultural TV channel Arte TV broadcast a series of reports on the rich cultural heritage of Istria and South Dalmatia in its show Invitation to Travel. These are reports that were created as a result of cooperation and engagement of the Representation of the Croatian Tourist Board in France. U show about Istria we talked to the owners of Istrian restaurants, but also winemakers, who testified to the rich eno-gastronomic value of Istria. They presented Rovinj, which they called Venice in miniature, Pula, where the gladiator games were evoked, but also the interior of Istria, where the picturesque towns of Buje and Motovun are located. The report also mentions the most common traditional vessel in Rovinj, the batana. “Such shows that reveal lesser-known cultural and historical facts of Croatian tourist destinations are our special challenge and imperative in the tourist promotion of Croatia on the French emitting market, since for 60 percent of French people the cultural heritage is the main motive for traveling to a foreign destination ”, said Daniela Mihalić Đurica, Director of the CNTB Representation in France. ARTE TV shows are broadcast six days a week and are watched by over 800 viewers a day. The recorded reports are repeated on several occasions, and are also available at the ARTE TV media library. But these are not the only stories about the Croatian coast, which were presented to French viewers. An earlier report on the island of Pag was published, in which the specifics of the well-known bora wind and report on Pazin with which the famous Jules Verne was also enchanted.center_img Source: Croatian National Tourist BoardCover photo: footage from a report on Istria (Arte TV) In another report called “French kisses from Croatia” Napoleon’s rich influence in Southern Dalmatia is shown, and through conversations with historians, the “Adriatic pearls” of Dubrovnik, Split and Trogir were presented, which delighted Napoleon himself and his marshals, especially Marmont, so much that they showed the world their superiority by conquering them. Finally, let’s say that the French lifestyle magazine Grazia also published TOP 9 Croatian destinations which should definitely be visited this summer. On that scale were: Dubrovnik, Rovinj, Split, Zagreb, Plitvice National Park, Zadar, Hvar, Korcula and Krka National Park. “This is another way to maintain a presence and visibility in our important markets and further interest the French, but also the Germans, to visit us again as soon as possible.”, commented the director of the CNTB, Kristjan Staničić, announcing that the TV ARTE team will record four new reports on Croatia in mid-August and early September.last_img read more

Football: Five Badgers taken in 2018 NFL Draft, none taken in first three rounds

first_imgThe Cleveland Browns opened the 2018 NFL Draft by selecting Oklahoma QB Baker Mayfield first overall. Over the course of the first three rounds — spread over Thursday and Friday evenings — not a single University of Wisconsin Badger was drafted.Last year Wisconsin laid claim to two first round selections in LB T.J. Watt and OL Ryan Ramczyk.On Saturday, the mini-drought would be broken.Nick NelsonDaniel Yun/The Badger HeraldPosition: CornerbackDrafted: Round 4, Pick 10 (No. 110 overall) to the Oakland RaidersNelson transferred to Madison in 2016 from Hawaii and was forced to redshirt for the 2016 season to comply with NCAA transfer rules. Upon his reinstatement to the active roster this past season, Nelson instantly made his worth known as one of the top lockdown corners in the game.Nelson started every game for UW football at cornerback and was named as a second-team All-American. Nelson was also a consensus nomination to first-team All-Big Ten and was Big Ten Special Teams Player of the Week in late November.Nelson set a single-season school record for pass-breakups with 21, a category in which he also led the nation.He will join a Raiders secondary in need of reinforcements, they ranked 26th in pass defense last season, so it looks as though Nelson will have an opportunity to step up and play a role for the depleted Raiders defense.Troy FumagalliRiley Steinbrenner/The Badger HeraldPosition: Tight EndDrafted: Round 5, Pick 19 (No. 156 overall) to the Denver BroncosFumagalli, a former walk-on, quickly became a fan favorite during the last few seasons as he became a primary target over the middle. He would finish his career seventh all-time on the Wisconsin leaderboards with 135 receptions.This past season, Fumagalli was named as a second-team All American, was awarded Kwalick-Clark Big Ten Tight End of the Year and selected as first-team All-Big Ten in the coaches poll.Many don’t think he has the athleticism to be a primary target in the NFL, though he has elite hands and is a more than capable blocker.Fumagalli joins a mediocre Denver offensive roster already flush with former Big Ten tight ends, including Wisconsin’s Austin Traylor, Illinois’ Matt LaCosse, Ohio State’s Jeff Heuerman and Michigan’s Jake Butt.Natrell JamersonJason Chan/The Badger HeraldPosition: SafetyDrafted: Round 5, Pick 27 (No. 164 overall) to the New Orleans SaintsJamerson began his career as a wide reciever, converting to cornerback in 2016 before finally settling in as a safety for his senior year.In 2017, Jamerson recorded 51 tackles, 10 pass break-ups and two picks — both in an early-season matchup against Northwestern.The Saints already have several high draft picks from the past few years at the safety position. In 2016, they drafted Vonn Bell in the second round, and followed up next year with another second-round selection in Marcus Williams.They have yet to determine a solid hierarchy, so New Orleans seems like a good place for Jamerson to compete for playing time.Jack CichyAndrew Salewski/The Badger HeraldPosition: LinebackerDrafted: Round 6, Pick 28 (No. 202 overall) to the Tampa Bay BuccaneersCichy sat out his senior season in 2017 thanks to a preseason knee injury, though remained a leader on the notorious Badger defense. He was rarely seen without a headset on the sideline — no doubt instilling his wisdom on the rest of the UW linebacking corp.Cichy’s signature moment as a Badger came back in 2015 when he logged three sacks on three straight plays in the Holiday Bowl. Another former walk-on, Cichy quickly became another fan favorite, thanks to his proclivity for seemingly being involved in every defensive stop.The Bucs had one of the worst defenses in the league last season and drafted heavy on the defensive side of the ball this year. In Cichy, the Buccaneers will be getting a low-risk prospect who fell to the sixth round because of his injury history, but it’s widely accepted he has tremendous upside.Leon JacobsMarissa Haegele/The Badger HeraldPosition: LinebackerDrafted: Round 7, Pick 12 (No. 230 overall) to the Jacksonville JaguarsOver Jacobs’ career at UW, he amassed 59 games played — the most in FBS history.He moved around over the years, first at outside linebacker, then to inside linebacker, followed by a stint at fullback before ultimately returning to the OLB position.In his 2017 campaign, he accumulated 60 tackles — 35 of them solo efforts.He joins a Jacksonville team fresh off an AFC Championship Game appearance, loaded with talent on the defensive side of the ball. Playing time may be hard to come by on such a stacked team.last_img read more

Busy Kindred Group hits World Cup high notes during H1 2018

first_imgShare StumbleUpon Unibet backs #GoRacingGreen as lead racing charity  July 28, 2020 Share Submit Mace launches EQ Connect to solve the industry’s ‘single view’ conundrum on identifying risk  August 10, 2020 GiG lauds its ‘B2B makeover’ delivering Q2 growth August 11, 2020 Related Articles Stockholm-listed European online gambling firm Kindred Group Plc continues its streak of ‘all-time highs’ reporting significant growth across its underlying corporate metrics and KPIs for its interim H1 2018 trading period (unaudited January-June 2018).Publishing its latest trading update, Kindred reports strong organic growth across its products and services driven by significant customer activity recorded during World Cup Russia 2018.Corporate revenues for Q2 2018 amounted to £219 million up 33% on corresponding Q2 2017’s £166 million, as the Stockholm enterprise reports H1 2018 gross revenues totalling £427 million (H1 2018: £319 million).Detailing a period of high customer activity for Q2 2018, Kindred was able to sustain its active player base at the +1.5 million mark (Q2 2017: +1.1 million), further representing a substantial increase on Q1 2018’s + 1.3 million.At present, an enlarged Kindred Group now operates its services in ‘20 different languages within more than 100 countries’.The multi-market operator, details that it was able to sustain strong operating margins across its product portfolio helping the company achieve an Underlying EBITDA for Q2 2018 at £42 million (Q2 2017: 33.4 million), and £89 million  (H1 2017: 63.7 million)  for the first half of 2018.Closing a busy H1 2018 trading period Kindred governance declares corporate profits of £55 million (H1 2017: £37 million) of which Q2 2018 contributing £25 million (Q2 2017: £20.4 million).Updating investors, Henrik Tjärnström, Chief Executive of Kindred Group commented on H1 2018 trading:“The World Cup provided a significant all-time high in customer activity and continued strong organic growth, and unexpected results led to a sportsbook margin of 8.2 per cent after free bets.Our gross winnings revenue up 31 per cent and all-time high in active customersOur underlying EBITDA grew by 25 per cent compared to the same period last year (+27 per cent organic and in constant currencies).” “In the period up to 22 July 2018, average daily Gross winnings revenue in GBP was 29 per cent higher compared to the same period in 2017. Adjusting for the impact of exchange rate changes, the growth was 30 per cent”.Kindred Group – H1 2018 Overviewlast_img read more