Terme Olimia celebrated 50 years of successful business

first_imgAt the ceremony marking half a century of successful business of Terme Olimia, Dr. Miro Cerar, Prime Minister of Slovenia, pointed out that tourism is the most important industry, as evidenced by the positive story of Terme Olimia that resonates outside Slovenia.Since Atomske Toplice was opened in 1966, the small Slovenian town of Podčetrtek has been attracting tourists from all over the world. By changing its name 16 years ago, Terme Olimia turned a new, modern page of Slovenian thermal tourism. Today, Terme Olimia realizes an average of more than 310 thousand overnight stays, with the share of commercial overnight stays growing, and last year 205 thousand such overnight stays were realized. With the growth of commercial overnight stays, the structure of guests also changed. Fifteen years ago, Terme Olimia was mostly visited by local guests. There were almost 15 percent of them then, while today there are only 75 percent. Most guests come from Italy, followed by Austrians and guests from Croatia, Serbia and Germany.”They say that we belong to the very top of thermal health tourism and we are proud to easily claim that in the jubilee year when we celebrate 50 years of thermal tourism. We are well positioned precisely because of the excellent infrastructure and high quality of services that are recognized by our guests. In general, the perception of tourist services is largely related to categorization, but regardless of that, more and more guests know how to recognize a good 4 * from the weaker ones and are willing to pay more for it. We have set high standards in the field of wellness, thermal and medical services, but this is still not recognized enough in international areas. That is why we are aware that as a company, as well as the whole of Slovenia, we still have a lot of work to do on branding and promotion in foreign destinations, but also in the field of guest satisfaction, which are actually the best measure of the quality of destination services. stand out from Terme OlimiaBusiness results for the first eight monthsIn the first eight months of this year, Terme Olimia was visited by 61.300 guests who realized 226.700 overnight stays, and 12.322.000 euros of operating income was realized. Compared to the same period last year, it is an increase of 3,7 percent in arrivals and 6,4 percent in revenues. Terme Tuhelj in Hrvatsko Zagorje also recorded an increase in arrivals of 17,8 percent and revenues of 0,4 percent from January to August. In that period, Terme Tuhelj was visited by 29.500 guests who realized 73.400 overnight stays, and EUR 4.550.000 in revenue was realized.Continuous investmentIn the last 15 years, investments have been made in the reconstruction, but also in the construction of new infrastructure. A new Aqualuna Thermal Park has been built, which has become even more attractive with smaller investments in the last two years. The Wellness Center Termalija was renovated and expanded, the Wellness Hotel Sotelia **** was built and awarded the Plečnik Award for the best architecture, which was completely renovated and refreshed this year. Wellness center Orhidelija was built, according to the guests, the best wellness in Slovenia for the seventh year in a row. Hotel Breza **** has been renovated, a garage has been built, and Terme Tuhelj in Hrvatsko Zagorje has also been continuously investing in facilities and services for the last ten years, so today it is a recognizable spa in Croatia and neighboring countries.In 2017 and 2018, the Wellness Center Termalija, which was built in the XNUMXs, will be renovated, and with its construction, a complete offer in the field of relaxation for couples will be completed.last_img read more

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Beer Board rejects permit, for now, for Norris Lake floating beer delivery

first_imgBoaters and fishermen on Norris Lake will have to wait awhile longer to have cold beer delivered to them on the water.  A Knoxville couple applied for a beer license to open a business delivering beer by boat to customers on the water, but the Campbell County Beer Board voted Monday night to deny the permit, because the applicants could not confirm that the lakeside dwelling they have procured as a permanent address for their business is zoned for commercial use.It was evident from questions and discussion that the beer board members had reservations about the application, Zachary Marlow observing, “We’re entering uncharted territory.”Operators of several Norris Lake marinas were present at the meeting and although not directly voicing opposition to the permit, expressed their doubts, including how enforcement would work regarding deliveries that might cross county lines.The applicants had planned initially to operate from a large boat docked near Twin Cove Marina, filling delivery orders with smaller craft. The requirement that the business would need a permanent address resulted in their decision to operate from a dwelling in the vicinity of Twin Cove, but they could not confirm whether the location was zoned commercial.Scott Kitts made a motion to deny the permit until the applicants can provide proof that the location is classified as commercial, and the beer board voted unanimously to deny the permit.During the regular meeting, the commission voted unanimously to approve a request from Highland Telephone Cooperative to allow the Scott County utility to construct poles along Campbell County roadways in Stinking Creek and along Highway 297 in the Elk Valley area for expansion of a broadband network.Highland has obtained a grant from the Appalachian Regional Commission to run broadband services from Scott County to Highway 297, extending internet services to Jellico, Newcomb and Elk Valley, as well as part of Stinking Creek.At last week’s workshop, Highland representatives told commissioners that they would also like to extend their service area along Stinking Creek Road and into Habersham, but the grant money is not currently available. Highland Telephone asked Campbell County to apply for a $900,000 ARC grant to pay for the additional extension of service and the commission will later act on that request.The commission also voted unanimously to transfer unneeded county property in Mount Paran to the Industrial Development Board, which will then lease it to a private business for expansion of their delivery area.Commissioners also discussed the transfer of school department property in the Oak Grove area to the Oak Grove Cemetery for use as a veterans’ burial site. County Attorney Joe Coker explained that the commission can request the school board to approve the transfer, but has no direct control over school department property.The commission also discussed the hiring process for a new Director of Sanitation after Walt Sutton’s retirement at the end of the year. Coker explained that the County Mayor has the power to hire the new director, with the commission having the power to either confirm or reject the Mayor’s choice.Ralph Davis made a motion to bring the Mayor’s decision directly before the full commission, without first being approved by the Sanitation Committee. Surprisingly, his motion narrowly passed, with seven commissioners voting “no.”Finally, commissioners discussed whether the county is always meeting the letter of the law in providing “adequate public notice” of all meetings.Several commissioners expressed doubts that all meetings are adequately announced, which potentially could legally nillify any decisions made at those meetings. A meeting of the Rules & Ethics Committee was scheduled for next Monday, November 26 at 5:00 p.m. to discuss the subject and come up with any necessary recommendations. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 11/20/2018-6AM)Share this:FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

St. Cloud Cathedral Alum Nate Schmidt, Capitals Begin Quest for Stanley Cup

first_img Auto (360p) Visit Advertiser website GO TO PAGE Skip 720p HD SPECIAL TO TOWNSQUARE MEDIA ST. CLOUDBY JORDAN POMPUTIS About Connatix V56892 1080p HDcenter_img About Connatix V56892 360p 1/1  With the Stanley Cup Playoffs here and the Washington Capitals highly favored to win, there is no better time to highlight St. Cloud native Nate Schmidt’s road to success.Schmidt, 24, spent four years playing hockey for Cathedral High School after Coach Eric Johnson brought him up in the eighth grade to play varsity. Johnson coached Schmidt through his junior year before he left to play junior hockey for the Fargo Force.Johnson describes his former player as fun-loving and charismatic. He recalls knowing early in Schmidt’s high school career that he had the potential to play beyond high school.Schmidt’s ability to reach such a high level of success came from being a tireless worker, Johnson said. “He worked really hard to try to correct it if he thought it would make him a better person, player, or athlete,” he said of Schmidt.Schmidt shared his feelings of mutual admiration for Johnson in a 2009 interview for the Fargo Force Blog.“Coach Johnson helped me with becoming the hockey player I am now, as well as helping me develop the personal character that I needed on and off the ice in order for me to succeed at the next level,” Schmidt told the blog reporter.Schmidt was picked up by the University of Minnesota after a year with the Fargo Force.University of Minnesota’s Associated Head Coach Mike Guentzel remembers being drawn to Schmidt’s hockey instincts.He credits Schmidt’s evolution as a top hockey player to countless hours of hard work and training.“He brought his fitness to another level. Brought his game up another level, was an All-American.” Guentzel said.Such hard work and dedication may seem like a struggle to most but, “nobody enjoyed putting in that work and time more than Nate did,” Guentzel said.After signing to Washington in April 2013, Schmidt played his first year with the Capitals American Hockey League affiliate, the Hershey Bears. Starting his 2013-14 season with the Bears, he was called up to the Capitals after just one game. He continued moving between the AHL and NHL until signing a one-way, two-year, contract with the Capitals in the summer of 2015.The Capitals have had an exceptional season with their 56-18-8 overall record. With a total of 120 points for the season, the Capitals were able to clinch the President’s Trophy for the first time since 2009-2010. Thursday night they open the playoffs as the Metropolitan Division’s No. 1 seed taking on the Philadelphia Flyers.last_img read more

Holidays Around The Parks: Epcot Edition

first_imgShare This!It’s that time of year again when theme parks roll out their holiday decorations to celebrate the season in their own magical ways. Whether you’re a fan of the mouse or the boy who lived, there is something for everyone this holiday season when it comes to décor in the parks. Today we’re going to take you on a tour through Epcot as we explore some of the elements that make Holidays Around the World one of the grandest, joyous celebrations of the holidays in Orlando.One of the newer offerings this season is the Cookie Nook, located inside the former Odyssey building. As the name implies, you can find a wide selection of scrumptious Christmas cookies to pair with local brews that have a holiday flair to them. Having grown up in Titusville, I must recommend the Playalinda Brewing Company’s Sparkling Christmas Coffee Blonde, which emits a robust coffee flavor for a lighter beer. Holiday gifts are also available for purchase at this location. The American AdventureIf you’re looking for a traditional holiday meal, slide on over to the American Holiday Table in the American Adventure. Here you’ll find traditional favorites such as turkey with stuffing, mashed potatoes, green beans, and a cranberry sauce, along with hot chocolates, and of course eggnog. I decided to try JDub’s Season’s Greetings Peppermint Milk Stout, which surprisingly was a tasty choice. Feast of the Three KingsA new offering this year is the Feast of the Three Kings, which celebrates the journey of the Three Kings as they followed the star to Bethlehem to find the Christ child. As the day winds down, I always take time to enjoy my favorite part of the holiday season: the decorations. JDub’s Season’s Greetings Peppermint Milk StoutWhile you’re in the area, stop by and visit with Santa so you can tell him that you’re all set on socks this year. Befana, the Italian Christmas WitchOne of my absolute favorite parts of Holidays Around the World are the storytellers that share the traditions of each nation. This year I happened upon La Befana, the Christmas witch from Italy whom, according to legend, delivers gifts to children on the Eve of Epiphany. Now I see where the inspiration for the lyrics “Jump in bed and cover your head” come from. That concludes our holiday tour around Epcot. Check back soon as we visit the other parks and special holiday décor around Orlando’s theme parks! Saint Nicholas gives an important lesson on one of my favorite Christmas traditions: mistletoe. Bearing gifts, they traversed far… Saint NicholasWhat would an Epcot festival be without merchandise? From event-specific shirts, ornaments, and mugs to hand-made ornaments, there is something to fit under everyone’s tree this holiday season. AlsaceAs with every festival showcased in Epcot, food booths are located in all of the usual places around World Showcase. The individual foods are themed to the holiday celebrations of the respective nations.last_img read more

Ongoing Trend? Video and Audio Players Without Volume Control

first_imgI was stumped this morning when I read my friend Tim Nekritz’s tweet:If you have a place that plays video or audio on your site, shouldn’t you include volume control too?— TimNekritz (@TimNekritz) April 25, 2016 At first, I assumed Tim was referring to audio or video autoplay on a website, a practice that annoys users who don’ appreciate being surprised by a video or audio they starts automatically. But as I found out, Tim was referring to an audio player on a website page with no volume controls for desktop/laptop. You could start, pause, and restart the audio player, but you didn’t have any volume control to adjust the sound level.Which was odd, because Tim said it was on the National Public Radio (NPR) site, the First Listen section, where you can listen to upcoming albums in their entirety. NPR is a site that generally gets things right when it comes to audio. As someone who reads NPR program transcripts rather than listen to podcasts, I appreciate the transcripts they provide.Why would NPR choose to remove a basic feature, the ability to control volume, from their audio player on the desktop/laptop?Lack of Volume Control is a Usability IssueFrom a usability perspective, providing no volume controls means users don’t have control over sound in the player. They can’t lower or increase the volume. Because of this missing important feature on the desktop/laptop, users either have to:Accept the default sound level, which may be too loud or too quietTake the extra effort to manage volume through their desktop/laptop volume controls, distracting them from enjoying the audio/video content as they look for the controlsAnd when a user turns down the volume globally on their desktop/laptop, they run the risk of missing notifications or alerts from other [email protected] Seen this with some. But it’s poor UX to have to turn down sound controls universally: What if I had alerts of other audio cues?— TimNekritz (@TimNekritz) April 25, 2016Users should have volume control in the player over the audio and video they listen to or watch online on the desktop/laptop. Providing controls to adjust volume is as important as providing controls to play, pause, and start audio or video. Are Players Without Volume Control an Ongoing Trend?I’m not sure why NPR is using a player without volume control, but Tim mentioned it’s not the first time he’s seen [email protected] Have seen other sites/platforms with similar issues. Soundcloud comes to mind. Most I just try to forget about, honestly.— TimNekritz (@TimNekritz) April 25, 2016Giving users volume control allows them to adjust the sound level on audio/video content in the player. Removing that feature means the user no longer has control over volume. This is the first time in a while that I’ve seen a player without volume control for the desktop/laptop. I hope it’s not a trend.And I hope users complain about the issue so sites and publishers understand the need to include volume control. How about you? Have you been on websites with audio or video players for the desktop/laptop, with no volume control? Which ones? Let me know what you think in the comments.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading…RelatedSix Months Later: NPR Audio Players Has Volume Control With Chrome ExtensionLast updated December 11, 2016 When I wrote about volume controls in video and audio players earlier this year, it was because my friend Tim Nekritz tweeted about the lack of volume control for desktop/laptops on the National Public Radio (NPR) First Listen site. I decided to investigate and found…In “Accessibility”What I Learned About NPR’s Audio Player and Volume ControlUpdated: December 11, 2016 Earlier this year, I wrote about the lack of volume controls in video and audio players and how frustrated I was with having to manage volume globally across all applications on my laptop. Two months later, I published a follow-up post, with information about the SoundCloud…In “Accessibility”Key Takeaways from HTML5 Video AccessibilityLast week I attended the HTML5 Video Accessibility: Updates, Features & Guidelines webinar from 3Play Media. Guest speaker John Foliot, W3C contributor and accessibility expert at Deque Systems, discussed guidelines for making videos accessible and shared his tips and insights on HTML5 video. Check out the recording of the webinar…In “Accessibility”last_img read more

Google News Becomes Near Real-Time Bartlett’s

first_imgJust two days after Microsoft released a Google News competitor, Google has upped the ante by adding a useful new feature to their popular news site: Quotations. Google announced today that it is now augmenting searches for newsworthy names with recent quotes by those people. The quotes are pulled from news stories as quickly as Google News indexes them, which makes the new service a sort of near-real time version of Bartlett’s Quotations. Quotes are organized by person and then made searchable.“Unlike much of the surrounding rhetoric, these quotations cited in news articles are not conjectures but facts – transcriptions of actual words and thoughts – be they campaign promises, arguments or opinions,” wrote Google engineers Jack Hebert, Akash Nanavati and Natasha Mohanty in a blog post.After searching for a name, if Google News has a recent, relevant quote from that person it will display it in a box above the news results. Below is a screenshot of results when searching for “Tiger Woods.” josh catone 1 Related Posts Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Clicking on the name brings you to a page of quotations by that person. The Tiger Woods page is dominated by quotes about his performance at the Masters golf tournament last weekend and his unexpected knee surgery. Quotes can be ordered by date or relevance, and sorted by time (month, week, day, or hour), in much the same way as news results.Users can then search in quotes to drill down to specific topics. For example, here is a page of quotes from US President George W. Bush about Iraq. Google News Quotes is smart enough to assign titles and nicknames to the correct people. A search for “George W. Bush” yields the same page of quotes as a search for “President Bush,” for example. A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Tags:#Google#web Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

Mountain Lion on Mac Will Change TV and Delight Cord Cutters

first_imgThe next iteration of Mac OS X is coming. It doesn’t have a launch date yet, but it likely will by the time Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference wraps up next month. While most of the updates focus on the slow convergence of iOS with the desktop, one unsung gem is sure to delight those of us who rely on the Internet rather than cable for television: AirPlay for Mac. Just as we already can with our iPads, iPhones and iPods, AirPlay for OS X will allow us to wirelessly mirror the screen of our Macs onto their televisions using Apple TV. The Cord Cutter’s Dilemma: Limited ContentWhat makes this so exciting for the cord-cutting crowd – and probably somewhat cringeworthy for the network executive crowd – is that there’s far more content available on the desktop Web than there is on iOS or any streaming set-top box.Take Hulu.com, for example. The free version of Hulu’s website has long blocked itself from being accessed by Google TV or Boxee. Annoyingly, even the paid Hulu Plus app isn’t available on most of these devices. With AirPlay for Mac, TV fans will be able to stream Hulu’s content from their televisions for free, at least as long as rumors about the site requiring a cable subscription don’t pan out. Hulu is just the beginning. Although a decent number of video sites have converted to HTML5 since the standard began to emerge (and since Steve Jobs famously spoke his mind about Flash), there are still quite a few sites out there that use Flash to play video back, including those belonging to networks and cable channels. In many cases, popular shows that aren’t available from a source such as Hulu are available on the content provider’s website, but rarely in such a way that that content is accessible from an iPad or most streaming boxes. With AirPlay for Mac, that changes.  A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… john paul titlow Tags:#Apple#web Related Posts Even though Boxee and Google TV have Web browsers, they still can’t access everything that’s on the Web. That’s either because of the site owner’s preferences or because of issues with the Flash player (an issue that’s commonly cited by Boxee Box owners). Since these devices exist as easily detectable user agents, they can be blocked by scripts or through other means. But a MacBook is a MacBook, and Hulu will never block that. All AirPlay is is a more convenient way to pair it with one’s TV. To that point, you may argue, why not just hook your computer up to your TV using VGA or HDMI? That’s easy enough if you have a Mac Mini or laptop and the right cables, but AirPlay will make it easier to do and compatible with less portable machines. For instance, if you have an iMac desktop on the other side of your apartment, you can stream content from that without lugging it over or dealing with long cables. In theory, streaming from your Mac via the new Apple TV box should support 1080p video, but it’s possible that things could get a little laggy on older hardware or on a less-than-stellar network. Other Uses, From Gaming to BusinessThe use cases go beyond video content, although that’s certainly a huge one. Gamers who want to play desktop games on a bigger screen will be able to do so much more easily, especially if they use an external controller. And it’s not just recent, high-impact video games that will find their way to bigger screens this way: Thanks to classic game emulators, it’s also an easy way to play old-school Nintendo favorites on the TV.AirPlay also turns out to be a pretty decent way to beam presentations onto a larger screen, provided it’s hooked up to an Apple TV box, which is actually even easier to transport to a business meeting than a laptop is. Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

VP Pence exits NFL game after anthem protest

Trump to designate Mexican drug cartels as terrorist groups Winter storm threatens to scramble Thanksgiving travel plans Members of the San Francisco 49ers kneel for the National Anthem before the start of the NFL game against the Arizona Cardinals at the University of Phoenix Stadium on October 1, 2017 in Glendale, Arizona. FILE PHOTO/Christian Petersen/Getty Images/AFPUS Vice President Mike Pence walked out of an NFL game Sunday when some players kneeled for the national anthem, the latest twist in a running saga over the controversial protests against racial injustice.Pence said that he departed after seeing players kneel during “The Star-Spangled Banner” ahead of the clash between his home team the Indianapolis Colts and the San Francisco 49ers.ADVERTISEMENT “And so this is what systemic oppression looks like — a man with power comes to the game, tweets a couple things out and leaves the game with an attempt to thwart our efforts.”Pence, who flew to Indianapolis from Las Vegas and was scheduled to head back west to California, was criticized in other quarters as well.“After all the scandals involving unnecessarily expensive travel by cabinet secretaries, how much taxpayer money was wasted on this stunt?” US congressman Adam Schiff, a Democrat from California, said in a tweet.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Argentine bishop appears at court hearing on abuse charges Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Curry scores 40, Warriors rout Wolves in Shanghai ‘A complete lie:’ Drilon refutes ‘blabbermouth’ Salo’s claims Trump took credit for the departure of Pence and his wife from the stadium in a later tweet, saying, “I asked @VP Pence to leave stadium if any players kneeled, disrespecting our country. I am proud of him and @SecondLady Karen.”San Francisco safety Eric Reid, one of the players to embrace the anthem protest after it was initiated by former 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick last year, said Pence’s walk-out looked like a publicity stunt.“With the information I have, the last time he went to a Colts game was three years ago, so this looks like a PR stunt to me,” said Reid, noting that the picture Pence had tweeted of himself and his wife in Colts apparel appeared to be the same as one taken at a game three years ago.The vice president also tweeted a picture of himself, clad in a button-down shirt and blazer, and his wife standing for the anthem on Sunday.“He knew our team has had the most players protest. He knew we were probably going to do it again,” Reid said.ADVERTISEMENT Jordan delivers on promise: 2 Cobra choppers now in PH Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES “I left today’s Colts game because President Trump and I will not dignify any event that disrespects our soldiers, our Flag, or our National Anthem,” Pence wrote on Twitter.While Colts players stood arm-in-arm at their home game in Indianapolis, more than 20 of the opposition San Francisco 49ers players knelt during the song.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingIt was a less organized gesture than the team’s demonstration last week, when 30 players kneeled with hands on hearts while teammates stood behind them, but it should have come as little shock to Pence, an Indiana native who tweeted his photo in Colts cap and shirt before the game.“While everyone is entitled to their own opinions, I don’t think it’s too much to ask NFL players to respect the Flag and our National Anthem,” Pence tweeted. “I stand with President Trump, I stand with our soldiers, and I will always stand for our Flag and our National Anthem.” MOST READ No more menthol cigarettes: New ban on tobacco, vape flavors View comments read more