RELATED NEWS: “I am very pleased and pleasantly surprised by what I saw. The organizers really put in the effort, the pitches were great and the discussion was constructive and stimulating. I certainly believe that such initiatives are necessary and useful to give young people the right opportunity”, Said Roberto Gobo from Valamar. As part of the event held in the hall of Villa Antonio in Opatija, the participants of the program presented to the audience and investors their business ideas that they have developed over the past two months, of which the three best ideas brought cash prizes. Based on the evaluations of the mentors and the jury, the first prize went to the team Elio (Sara Sušanj, Nika Kurti, Emil Rubinić,…) with its application for interactive guided tours, the second place went to the team Sea Memory (Korana Kraguljac, Tonči Brnečić) who created an innovative and an authentic souvenir, while third place went to the Grop team (Ana and Oliver Kamenečki) for an online platform for discovering indigenous local products. “I’m glad to see things like this happen. Also, it is somehow logical for the center of tourist innovations to be launched in Opatija, the cradle of Croatian tourism.”, Emphasized Aljoša Domijan from ABC Accelerator, and continuedWe are following the development of this story with a watchful eye and I think that we will soon have a lot more space for cooperation.” Hubbazia’s activities so far are an overture for the EU project “Establishment of the business incubator of the city of Opatija – Hubbazia” within the Urban Agglomeration of Rijeka. The aim of the project is to establish an incubator specializing in tourism activities that would be a leader in business innovation in the region and a link between young and creative people and existing companies. Immediately before the awards ceremony, a panel discussion was held on the topic “The role of innovation in tourism” with the participation of Valamar’s innovation director Roberto Gobo, RDA Prigoda director Vedran Kružić, founder and investor of Ljubljana’s ABC Accelerator Aljoša Domijan and Silos Group director Mateo Stupičić. while the discussion was moderated by Vanja Vitezić, postdoctoral student and assistant at the Faculty of Management in Tourism and Hospitality. “I am extremely proud that the City of Opatija was the first to decide to make such a step forward. In the midst of a strong outflow of young people, such initiatives and a constructive environment can encourage young and enterprising people to venture into business ventures in Croatia. I am of the opinion that self-employment and constant improvement are the foundations on which a better future can and must be built. Now we are arranging the space to provide the best possible working conditions, and even richer and better quality programs”, Concluded Deputy Mayor Emil Priskić. The City of Opatija, in cooperation with Silos Group doo and a partner, the Faculty of Management in Tourism and Hospitality, at the beginning of the year began organizing a program of free workshops called “Creative Tourism Lab Opatija – incubation program”. Yesterday, on Thursday, May 23, the pilot program called “Creative Tourism Lab” within the new Opatija center of creative tourist innovations “Hubbazia” was concluded with a solemn event. You can find more about Creative Tourism Lab – Opatija HERE.
Photo: Indiana LandmarksIndianapolis, In. — Indiana Landmarks and Indiana Farm Bureau welcome nominations for the 2019 John Arnold Award for Rural Preservation. The award recognizes the preservation and continued use of historic farm buildings in Indiana. Since it was established in 1992, owners of 28 historic farms all over the state have been honored with the award.Anyone, including farm owners, can submit a nomination for the Arnold Award, which will be presented during Farmers’ Day festivities at the Indiana State Fair in August. The nomination is simple and asks for:a brief history of the farm and description of its significant historic structures and features, such as the farmhouse, barns, agricultural outbuildings, and landscape elements.a description of how the farm’s historic agricultural structures are used in day-to-day farming operations, and how they have been preserved or adapted.high-res digital photographs of the farm and its preserved historic features. Historic images are also welcome.The award winner receives an attractive outdoor marker, a vehicle pass to the Indiana State Fair, and overnight accommodations in Indianapolis for the Farmers’ Day ceremony.Indiana Landmarks named the award in memory of John Arnold (1955-1991), a Rush County farmer who successfully combined progressive architectural practices with a deep respect for the natural and historic features of the rural landscape. The John Arnold Award for Rural Preservation honors those who share a similar commitment to preserving the landmarks and landscape of rural Indiana.The Arnold Award for Rural Preservation nomination form is available on Indiana Landmarks’ website or call Tommy Kleckner at Indiana Landmarks, 812-232-4534 or e-mail email@example.com. Deadline for nominations is May 31.
New Angel Shohei Ohtani is attempting to do something no one has done in nearly a century – become a truly effective two-way player in the majors. How did the 23-year-old fare in parts of five seasons in Japan’s major leagues?ON THE MOUNDA right-hander who throws 100 miles per hour, Ohtani had a 2.52 ERA with 624 strikeouts and 200 walks in 543 innings. Japanese teams favor six-man starting rotations and Monday games are rare, so that limits starters to one outing per week. Ohtani never pitched more than 160-2/3 innings (2015), but he’s been pretty consistent.His 2015 and 2016 seasons were his best on the mound. In 2015, he was 15-5 with a 2.24 ERA in 22 games (all starts). He had three shutouts among his five complete games. He had 196 strikeouts and 46 walks in his 160-2/3 innings with a 0.909 WHIP. In 2016, he was 10-4 with a 1.86 ERA in 21 games (20 starts). He had one shutout among four complete games with 174 strikeouts and 45 walks in 140 innings (.0957 WHIP).He has never allowed more than seven home runs in a season (24 total). Japanese media brace for Shohei Ohtani arrival with Angels after experiencing Ichiro madness AT THE PLATEA left-handed hitter, Ohtani batted .286 with an .859 OPS and 48 homers in 1,170 plate appearances in Japan. His best season at the plate was 2016, when he batted .322 with 18 doubles, 22 home runs, 67 RBI and 65 runs scored in 104 games. In 382 plate appearances that season, he had a .416 on-base percentage and a 1.004 OPS.He struck out 316 times in 1,035 at-bats and is not a threat to steal bases (13 total). He was only hit by a pitch four times, which some scouts have attributed to Japanese pitchers being afraid to pitch inside to him out of fear of injuring him. It’s safe to say he will see a lot more inside pitches in the U.S.Related Articles Miller: Shohei Ohtani brings a bat, an arm and much more to suddenly blessed Angels Japanese star Shohei Ohtani chooses Angels over 6 other MLB teams, including Dodgers Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Dodgers’ bid for Shohei Ohtani falls short Does Shohei Ohtani move help the Angels keep Mike Trout long term?