Rogoznica presented through virtual reality

first_imgThe Tourist Board of the Municipality of Rogoznica strives to keep pace with the development of the most modern technology in every respect, including in the case of destination promotion.It is one of the first in Croatia to implement a project of a virtual walk through the entire municipality, adapted for use with virtual glasses, which with the original sound recorded at each location gives the user a complete experience as if he were literally there. Virtual interactive walk through Rogoznica in 360 degrees is a modern and innovative audiovisual display of the municipality of Rogoznica in a way that allows users to interact with the service by simplifying orientation through natural, historical and cultural sights that preserve an important part of Rogoznica’s identity.The project is a step towards modern technological solutions such as innovative VR (virtual reality) technology and 3D audio that is implemented as an integral part of each individual spherical display creating a complete experience of the displayed space integrated into a virtual panoramic display. Marijo Mladinić, director of the Rogoznica Tourist Board and adds that this sets the project apart from the already seen interactive presentations and acquires a dimension of uniqueness in relation to already implemented multimedia projects in Croatia and Europe. “Every year we try to take a step forward in the promotion of our destination, and we are therefore extremely pleased to have successfully implemented the project of a virtual walk through Rogoznica at such a high level, which I believe has launched a new trend of destination promotion in Croatia. This type of presentation of the destination offers great opportunities and I am sure it will significantly help in attracting new guests to the destination, but also returning old guests who will now be able to literally walk from their living room to all our most interesting sites and bring back their fond memories. lived there and for which it is worth returning here again. I see a particularly high efficiency of this presentation at tourism fairs and I believe that virtual glasses and similar equipment will become an integral part of the standard equipment of every exhibition stand in the future.” Mladinić pointed out and added that with the help of this technology, their future guest can currently be ‘teleported’ from the fair hall directly to their destination, which will certainly not leave him indifferent.The virtual walk is adapted for use on all devices connected to the Internet, without the need to install additional applications or programs. You can try what it is about at the link: news: TZ ROGOZNICA – BLUE COW OF OUR TOURISMlast_img read more

The Zagreb County Tourist Board presented a new promotional film – Visit Zagreb County

first_imgCooperation between TZZŽ and the company Potomac, holder of the Croatian brand Video clip “Visit Zagreb County Tourism is a predominantly service activity and tourism is often talked about as an “experience industry”, which poses numerous challenges to tourism workers, said Ivana Alilović, director of the Zagreb County Tourist Board during the presentation of the promotional film. “Our goal is to become a competitive tourist destination by 2020, but also to use the potential that tourism as a platform for the development of other industries has”Added Alilović. She was also presented at the promotion cooperation between the Zagreb County Tourist Board and Croatia in the production of a promo scarf with an emphasis on the folklore style that wears elements of folk costumes that are closely intertwined with the ethno style.  “Design is something that always attracts us and conquers us with its possibilities of performance – either in an artistic or in a technical way, and once all this is harmonized, we become the creators of a beautiful whole. We are proud of the design of handkerchief designs created for the Zagreb County Tourist Board. Namely, inspired by folk embroidery, we combined traditional and modern, and by combining the motifs of flower petals and leaves, we got an unusual texture that contributes to the dynamism of the pattern. A good selection of fashion details has always been key and has been the “point on and off” of any outfit, no matter how classic or modern it may be, and we believe these handkerchiefs will be worn with pride”Said Mihaela Grnović Novaković, Art Director of the Croatian fashion brand. The Zagreb County Tourist Board presented a new promotional film, which was made in collaboration with Ashley Colburn. The promotional presentation presents the natural, cultural and historical sights of the Zagreb County, important events, traditions and crafts of our region. The Director of the Zagreb County Tourist Board emphasized that they would like to point out that folklore style is not only a unique trend in fashion in general that unites a wide range of shapes, colors, textures and different variations, but that today they have the opportunity to promote a new modern fashion accessory. was relevant yesterday and will be real tomorrow through further promotion of the Zagreb County tradition.last_img read more

Online MSMEs can reduce economic burden: Report

first_imgWhile both small online and offline businesses saw lower revenues,  6.9 percent of online MSMEs still reported increased profits.“We estimate that businesses in transportation, warehousing and manufacturing can recover quickly because they are highly integrated with bigger industries,” Yudo said, adding that the hospitality and restaurant sector would take longer to recover.“Big industries can help MSMEs bounce back by integrating small businesses into their supply chain.”Cooperatives and Small and Medium Enterprises Minister Teten Masduki said in the same event that MSMEs could act as a buffer for the national economy and going online was a crucial step for small businesses to survive during the pandemic.The government is aiming to have 10 million MSMEs go online by year-end. Around 8 million are currently digitized or 13 percent of small business players.However, according to a study by Sea Insight, 63 percent of small business owners are finding it hard to work from home as they lack access to an affordable and stable internet connection, while 26 percent said they faced difficulties getting access to financing and loans.[RA:SMEs face uphill battle digitizing business to survive::]To solve the funding problems, the Indonesia Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s (Kadin) SMEs Standing Committee deputy chairman Iqbal Farabi said the government and banks must tap into small business funding through online marketplaces.“Funding is the most important thing for MSMEs right now,” he said. “The government should immediately give small businesses funding through e-commerce because their revenue and turnover data are already captured by the marketplace and it can be used as a form of credit scoring.”Iqbal went on to say that while fintech companies had tapped into funding for the unbanked population, their loans are limited to around Rp 60 million (US$4,195).“If the government wants to see MSMEs scale up, it should make the microcredit program [KUR], which has a Rp 500 million limit, available through online platforms.”Read also: P2P lending helps SMEs earn more, scale up business: ResearchIndonesian Fintech Association (Aftech) secretary-general and OVO e-wallet president director Karaniya Dharmasaputra said small and medium businesses are ready to receive loans and payment through digital platforms.He added that Indonesia’s mobile and internet penetration was growing rapidly, while e-commerce usage is predicted to grow two-folds by 2023.Karaniya went on to say that OVO also has an algorithm for alternative credit scoring for MSMEs based on their buyer turnover and cash flow, as well as their partners such as Grab and Tokopedia.“The digital ecosystem is available; the technology is here. It is now a matter of when the government is going to take action.”Topics : Digitalized micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) can help Indonesia reduce 1.5 percent of the economic burden on its gross domestic product (GDP) amid the COVID-19 pandemic, a recent study shows.According to a Mandiri Institute study, MSMEs that have an online presence are more resilient as they are more likely to continue producing and selling goods as well as have a longer runway to survive the economic slowdown.“MSMEs’ impact on the economy can become greater if more entrepreneurs go online,” Mandiri Institute head T. Yudo Wicaksono said during a webinar hosted by the Indonesian Banking Development Institute (LPPI) on Wednesday. Read also: Digital tools give SMEs opportunity to evolvecenter_img Based on the institute’s survey in May, 42 percent of offline MSMEs have stopped operating, compared to 24 percent of online MSMEs that have stopped their production process, he said.Almost 60 percent of offline MSMEs have a runway of only up to three months, he added.last_img read more

Industry toasts luxury ‘budget’ house at the Master Builders Brisbane Housing and Construction Awards

first_img• Home Renovation/Remodelling Project up to $275,000 — King Builders Pty Ltd for Jacaranda House (Mount Gravatt East)• Home Renovation/Remodelling Project $276,000 — $575,000 — DJ Built Homes Pty Ltd for Doughty Renovation (Holland Park West)• Home Renovation/Remodelling Project $576,000 — $1 million — Nicholas Copeland Pty Ltd for Warilda (Camp Hill)• Home Renovation/Remodelling Project over $1 million — Zephyr Industries Pty Ltd for Belvedere (Ascot)• Display Home up to $250,000 — Coral Homes Qld Pty Ltd for Noosa 23MKII — Mornington façade (Logan Reserve)• Display Home $251,000 — $350,000 — McDonald Jones Homes Pty Ltd T/A Brighton Homes Queensland for Mika 35 (South Ripley)• Display Home $351,000 — $450,000 — McDonald Jones Homes Pty Ltd T/A Brighton Homes Queensland for Oscar 37 (Pallara)• Display Home $451,000 — $550,000 — McDonald Jones Homes Pty Ltd T/A Brighton Homes Queensland for Preston 40 (South Ripley)• Display Home over $551,000 — McLachlan Special Projects Pty Ltd for The Sea Breeze (Newport)• Individual Home up to $250,000 — David A Bartle for Hemmant Tower (Hemmant)• Individual Home $251,000 — $350,000 — Australasian Homes Pty Ltd T/A Valcon Homes for Vista 227 (Bahrs Scrub)• Individual Home $351,000 — $450,000 — D3K Constructions PTY LTD T/A Stroud Homes Brisbane East for Wildflower 256 Skillion façade (Sherwoood)• Individual Home $451,000 — $550,000 — VJ Homes Pty Ltd T/A Oceanview Constructions for Whitehall (Birkdale)• Individual Home $551,000 — $650,000 — Zephyr Industries Pty Ltd for Bayview Glasshouse (Wavell Heights)• Individual Home $651,000 — $750,000 — Arlidge Constructions Pty Ltd for Sherwood Courtyard Home (Sherwood)• Individual Home $751,000 — $950,000 — Eco Building Services Pty Ltd for Grange Residence (Grange)• Individual Home $951,000 — $1.25 million — Cardwell Pty Ltd T/A Knowlman McDonald for Corinda House (Corinda)• Individual Home $1.26 million — $2 million — MCD Construction (Qld) Pty Ltd T/A MCD Construction for Highgate Hill Residence (Highgate Hill)• Individual Home over $2 million — J Hutchinson Pty Ltd T/A Hutchinson Builders for Hill House (Pullenvale)• Best Use of Small Sites — Alan G Newitt for KARINYA (Petrie Terrace)• Best Use of Sloping Sites — Graya Construction Pty Ltd for Upper Cairns House (Paddington)• Best Use of Steel Frame Housing — Stroud Homes Brisbane South Pty Ltd for Montego 393 Display Home (New Beith)• Medium Density up to 3 Storeys — 2 to 5 Dwellings — Dux Designer Homes Pty Ltd T/A PPI Construction for Napier Residence(Ascot)• Medium Density up to 3 storeys — over 5 Dwellings — Sunland Homes Pty Ltd for Shea Residences (St Lucia)• Excellence in Sustainable Living — ARP Building Group Pty Ltd for La Fleur (Auchenflower) Specialty More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus12 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market12 hours ago And the view down to the riverFor the build, the construction team had “major challenges” to deal with, including the issue of sediment and stormwater run-off and limited site access due to the complexities of the inner-city block.“Off-form concrete and the ability to get that so perfect off-form is fantastic and shows the level of skill of this builder,” the judges said.“The home incorporates different materials, timber, steel, concrete block that’s quite industrial but it’s all beautifully tied together and softened with strategic use and placement of greenery.“It’s visually stimulating but it’s not an overly complicated design, it flows.” Brisbane’s House of the Year was described as “visually stimulating” by the judgesThe main living areas of the house, which was described as “visually stimulating” by the judges, are separated from the ‘backyard’ by a freshwater frog pond that was designed to enhance the natural surroundings. ***ALL OF THE BRISBANE WINNERS Construction Inside Brisbane’s House of the Year The judges loved that circle wall!The four bedroom house design starts from $299,400, and includes two bathrooms, three living spaces and room for two vehicles. PRESIDENTS AWARD: The Mika 35 design by Brighton Homes“The home exudes expensive and luxury but it’s a budget home,” the judges said. “This is created through numerous elements including the butler’s pantry and floor-to-ceiling tiles in the wet areas. “Can we talk about the circle wall? It’s almost a picture frame and a real showpiece of this home. “A lot of people would have been tempted to have this zone just as a straight wall. But it’s a quirky, novel approach that really opens up the home and is a credit to the work of this builder.“There is a real feeling of openness inside this home, the ceiling adds to this and fills the home with airiness and light.” • Best Residential Bathroom — Emmit Builders Pty Ltd for Mirambeena (East Brisbane)• Best Residential Kitchen — Cabinet Fit Pty Ltd for La Casa Nera (New Farm)• Best Residential Swimming Pool — Stockton Homes Pty Ltd for Reflection’s (Chandler) Individual W Hotel by Multiplex was named Brisbane Project of the YearFeaturing an 82-storey luxury apartment tower, the 34-storey W Hotel, seven basement carpark levels and a four-storey retail podium, the W Hotel Multiplex team prefabricated the roof structure on the ground and lifted it into place. center_img W Hotel by Multiplex was named Brisbane Project of the YearA house made for champagne tastes but built on a beer budget took out one of the top gongs at the Master Builders Brisbane Housing and Construction Awards on the weekend.The single storey, Mika 35 design by Brighton Homes was awarded the 2019 Presidents Award, with the judges noting that not a single detail had been missed. The open and airy living area of the Mika 35 The construction team had to overcome numerous challenges to build the award-winning houseThe Brisbane Project of the Year was awarded to the W Hotel, which has a site footprint of around 8200sq m and was constructed by Multiplex. • Apprentice of the Year — Mark Ellis for FK Gardner & Sons Pty Ltd (Newmarket)• Rising Star — Chris Munro for Munro Project Builders Pty Ltd (Cleveland)• Women in Building — Kym Waldron for Dixonres Pty Ltd (Sheldon) Major • Health Facilities up to $20 million — Paynters Pty Ltd for Caboolture Hospital Emergency Department Expansion Stage 1B (Caboolture)• Health Facilities over $20 million — Evans Built Pty Ltd for Westside Private Taringa (Taringa)• Education Facilities up to $10 million — Stokes Wheeler Pty Ltd for Moreton Bay Boys’ College — New Library (Manly West)• Education Facilities over $10 million — Rohrig (Qld) Pty Ltd for Ormiston College Centre for Learning and Innovation (Ormiston)• Sporting Facilities — Hansen Yuncken Pty Ltd for Queensland State Netball Centre (Nathan)• Community Service Facilities — GTH Project No 4 Pty Ltd for GemLife Bribie Island Country Club (Bongaree)• Retail Facilities up to $5 million — J Hutchinson Pty Ltd T/A Hutchinson Builders for Burpengary East 7-Eleven & Childcare (Burpengary East)• Retail Facilities over $5 million — Damien M Cavallucci T/A Cavcorp for Long Island Gasworks (Newstead)• Tourism and Leisure Facilities up to $10 million — Intrec Management Pty Ltd for SparkLab, Sciencentre at Queensland Museum (South Brisbane)• Tourism and Leisure Facilities over $10 million — Multiplex Constructions Pty Ltd for W Hotel and Brisbane Quarter (Brisbane City)• Commercial Building up to $5 million — Apollo Property Group Pty Ltd for Eagleby Service Centre (Eagleby)• Commercial Building $5 million — $50 million — Spaceframe Buildings Pty Ltd for Volvo Headquarters and Dealership (Wacol)• Commercial Building over $50 million — J Hutchinson Pty Ltd T/A Hutchinson Builders for Aurizon Office (Fortitude Valley)• Industrial Building over $5 million — FDC Construction & Fitout (QLD) Pty Limited for Blenners Transport (Darra)• Excellence in Workplace Health & Safety — Multiplex Constructions Pty Ltd for W Hotel and Brisbane Quarter (Brisbane)• Excellence in Energy Efficiency and Environmental Management — BA Murphy Constructions Pty Ltd for BA Murphy Constructions — Environmental (Everton Park)• Residential Building (high-rise over 3 storeys) over $20 million — J Hutchinson Pty Ltd T/A Hutchinson Builders for Walan Apartments (Kangaroo Point)• Community Accommodation for Aged Care and Nursing Homes — FK Gardner & Sons Pty Ltd for Sinnamon Village Aged Care — Stage 1 ‘Dovetree’ (Sinnamon Park)• Refurbishment/Renovation up to $750,000 — James Maguire Construction Pty Ltd T/A JMC Commercial for Customs House Refurbishment (Brisbane)• Refurbishment/Renovation $750,000 — $5 million — MCD Construction (Qld) Pty Ltd T/A MCD Construction for Walter’s Steakhouse (Brisbane)• Refurbishment/Renovation over $5 million — J Hutchinson Pty Ltd T/A Hutchinson Builders for Howard Smith Wharves (Brisbane) Housing This allowed for works to be completed on the higher hotel floors, without the obstruction of back props, and for the construction of the roof to happen almost simultaneously. An “There were many outstanding projects in this category but this had the wow factor and we couldn’t fault it, it really blew you away in design and in quality of build,” the judges said.“In addition to all the technical building elements, site access on this inner-city site would have been a challenge. They would have had great trouble with vehicles having nowhere to pull off.“The tourism and leisure facilities are second to none.” And another view of the award-winning budget house designIt is currently on display at Providence South Ripley.The Brisbane House of the Year award was won by MCD Construction for Highgate Hill Residence, a modern house built on top of substantial earthworks, footing and cliff retention systems high above the Brisbane River. • President’s Award — McDonald Jones Homes Pty Ltd T/A Brighton Homes Queensland for Mika 35 (South Ripley)• Project of the Year — Multiplex Constructions Pty Ltd for W Hotel and Brisbane Quarter (Brisbane City)• House of the Year — MCD Construction (Qld) Pty Ltd T/A MCD Construction for Highgate Hill Residence (Highgate Hill)last_img read more

World Polio Day: First step to combat polio: raise public awareness on zero open…

first_imgThe program will be capped by the “EndPolio Now” commitment signing./PN Today is World Polio Day, a fittingday to raise public awareness and gather community support to end theparalyzing disease. Meanwhile, as part of the World PolioDay observance today in Iloilo, there will be a “fun walk” in Tigbauan, Iloilo.This is in partnership with St. Therese-MTC Colleges Tigbauan Campus,Rotaract-Iloilo South, Rotaract St. Therese-MTC Colleges, Interact St.Therese-MTC Colleges and Senior Executive Council, as well as the SangguniangKabataan Federation of Tigbauan. The run starts from the plaza and endsat the Barangay Parara gymnasium. So far, Western Visayas remains apolio-free region. “Each household must have sanitarytoilets,” said Alonsabe. “Kinahanglangid i-comply sang mga pumoluyo ang ZOD to avoid contaminating the environment.It is the responsibility of the local chief executives nga ipatuman,” Alonsabe stressed. This will be followed by a program thatincludes a talk on polio and the End Polio Program of Rotary International. DOH-6 records also showed that nobarangay in two highly urbanized cities – Iloilo City and Bacolod City – hasachieved ZOD status. There will also be polio immunizationof children less than five years of age at the Barangay Parara Health Center. However, only 45.27 percent or 1,834out of 4,051 total barangays in Western Visayas have achieved ZOD status,according to Dr. Sophia Pulmones, DOH-6 Local Health SupportDivision chief.center_img Polio symptomsinclude fever, fatigue, headache, vomiting, stiff neck and sudden onset offloppy arms or legs. In severe cases, it can lead to permanent paralysis oreven death. Children under five years of age are most vulnerable to thedisease. The province with the highestaccomplishment of ZOD is Capiz (75.5 percent) followed by Iloilo (67.6 percent)and Antique (39 percent). Residents of this barangays must bemade aware of ZOD’s importance to stop the spread of polio, stressed Dr. GlenAlonsabe, DOH-6 epidemiologist. It was poor sanitation that triggeredthe re-emergence of the polio virus in Lanao del Sur and Laguna, he added. Open defecation refers to the practicewhereby people go out in fields, bushes, forests, open bodies of water, orother open spaces rather than using the toilet to defecate. Polio orpoliomyelitis is a highly contagious disease caused by the poliovirus that lives in an infected person’sthroat and intestines. It entersthe body through the mouth and spreads through contact with the feces of aninfected person and, though less common, through droplets from a sneeze orcough. The fun run assembly time is 6 a.m. atthe Tigbauan public plaza. Of particular concern to theDepartment of Health (DOH) Region 6 are the more than half of barangays inWestern Visayas that have not yet achievedzero open defecation (ZOD) status. ILOILO – Public awareness on polio, a paralyzing and potentially fatal disease that hasre-emerged in the country and threatens children, is being seen as the firststep to stop it from spreading.last_img read more

Remains of missing four-year-old found

first_imgOfficials are reporting that human remains found in Arkansas last week are those of the missing Texas 4-year-old, Maleah Davis.Authorities found the Davis’ body along a freeway Hope, Arkansas, after the suspect and Maleah’s mother’s ex-fiance, Derion Vence arrested for the child’s disappearance told a community activist were they could find her body.The institute of forensic sciences has confirmed the remains belonged to Davis, however, they have not determined her cause of death as of yet.Davis went missing while in Vence’s care in April. Vence told authorities that he was having car problems and when he pulled over on the side of the road, three men in a truck attacked him and took Davis but left him unconscious on the side of the road with his and Maleah’s mother’s two- year-old son.The family’s vehicle was later found in Missouri City, Texas. Investigators then arrested Vence on May 11th on a charge of tampering with evidence.Davis’ remain have since been flown back to Texas.This is a developing story. Read more here.last_img read more

Local Organization Gifting 2,000 Bikes to Children This Weekend

first_imgTwo-thousand underprivileged children in Palm Beach County will receive a bike as an early Christmas gift this weekend.The giveaway is being conducted by Jack the Bike Man, a not-for-profit organization founded by Samuel H. “Jack” Hairston III in 2007.For more than 20 years Jack the Bike Man has fixed bikes and donate them to children and adults in the West Palm Beach area. #Giveaway #MerryChristmas #TisTheSeason #Bicycle #NonProfit #GivingBack #BikeDonation #Donate #Change #Activism #DoGood #Volunteer #Causes— Jack The Bike Man (@jackthebikeman) December 6, 2019 Throughout the year, the entity gives away bikes to underprivileged kids, the homeless, women reentering society from prison, recovering addicts in halfway houses and people living below the poverty line.In addition, Jack the Bike Man fixes bikes and hands them out to needy children and adults in the area, especially during the holidays.last_img read more

Water polo bests No. 2 UCLA to close regular season

first_imgSophomore driver Jacob Mercep looks for the back of the net against UCLA. (Josh Dunst | Daily Trojan)The No. 1 USC men’s water polo team capped off its regular season on Saturday with a 12-11 victory against No. 2 UCLA, fending off a late comeback by the Bruins to secure a regular season record of 28-1. Coming into Saturday’s showdown, both teams were well aware that the outcome would determine the seeding of the upcoming Mountain Pacific Invitational tournament. A first-round bye was at stake for the two top-ranked opponents.The clash began with missed opportunities for both teams. The Trojans peppered UCLA’s goal from the start, forcing redshirt junior goalie Alex Wolf to put up some early saves. After a quiet first few minutes, USC broke the silence with 2 goals.Following the Trojans’ initial surge, the game turned into a shootout. UCLA answered each of USC’s scores to keep themselves within 1 goal at the end of the first frame, a trend that continued into the second period. Although USC achieved a 3-goal advantage UCLA freshman attacker Jake Cavano topped off a first-half hat trick to bring the Bruins within 2 at the half.At halftime, the Trojans lead 8-6 and discussed adjustments to be made on both ends of the pool.“We had to focus a lot more on defense, on who we want to shoot the ball,” senior driver Zach D’Sa said. “On offense, just putting away our shots. Their goalie wasn’t having a good day so we just had to put it away.”While the first half was largely a contest between two aggressive offenses, the defensive efforts of both teams resulted in a scoring drought which lasted through the majority of the third quarter. Freshman goalie Nic Porter, who was nominated this past week for his third MPSF Newcomer of the Week honor, came up big for the Trojans with four saves in the quarter to keep the Bruins at bay. D’Sa awakened the Trojan offense late in the third with 2 goals to put USC up 10-6 entering the final frame.“[Scoring those goals] was really good because both teams were starting to die a little bit, and I know I was pretty tired,” D’Sa said. “But it was good because it was 0-0 in that quarter, and the third quarter is the most important.”While the Trojans held UCLA scoreless in the third quarter, the fourth was another story. Four consecutive goals from the Bruins brought the match to a tie with only two and a half minutes to go.“They started making their shots,” D’Sa said about UCLA’s fourth quarter effort. “The guys that we didn’t want to shoot were shooting the ball and they were scoring. We definitely need to adjust that and focus more on the fourth quarter and not let them get back in the game.”Junior driver Marin Dasic found the back of the net with 19 seconds remaining. A last second shot from UCLA looked as though it might tie things up again, but it instead hit the post, securing a 12-11 win for the Trojans.The Trojans’ two graduating seniors, D’Sa and driver Daniel Leong, were honored prior to the game as part of the annual Senior Day Ceremony. Leong contributed an early assist for the Trojans, while D’Sa boasted a hat trick, including the  only 2 scores of the third period. Another standout for the Trojans was redshirt junior 2-meter Sam Slobodien, who led the Trojan offense with 4 goals. Remaining at No. 1 after defeating UCLA, USC has a first-round bye in this weekend’s MPSF tournament, automatically advancing to Saturday’s semifinal match. The Trojans aim to enter the NCAA Championships as the No. 1 seed.“We need to get that No. 1 seed,” D’Sa said. “We haven’t been there in a long time, and No. 1 seed going into NCAAs is really important to us.”last_img read more

FDJ secures Olympique Lyonnais in-stadia betting partnership

first_imgFrench state-owned gambling and lottery operator Française des Jeux (FDJ) has secured an in-stadia betting partnership with Rhone Ligue 1 football club Olympique Lyonnais.The partnership will see FDJ install ‘ParionsSport’ betting points throughout Lyonnais’ stadium Parc OL (capacity 58,000), allowing for fans to place bets during matches.Olympique Lyonnais will further support FDJ as betting partner by promoting its online sports betting subsidiary ‘Parionssport’ ( governance was pleased to have secured a betting partnership with ‘Les Gones’ (Olympique Lyonnais nickname) as one of France’s most popular football clubs.The state-owned operator is one French sports’ biggest contributors, with FDJ funding multiple grassroots and sports club initiatives for French football, rugby and cycling. FDJ’s ParionsSport launches sponsorship programme for French amateur football August 24, 2020 Vbet sponsors AS Monaco as Ligue 1 kicks off new season August 24, 2020 Submit StumbleUpon Share Share Related Articles FDJ’s ParionsSport extends Olympique de Marseille sponsorship August 10, 2020last_img read more

Coral points to an October Oscars 2019 showdown

first_img GVC absorbs retail shocks as business recalibrates for critical H2 trading August 13, 2020 Submit Share Share SportCaller teams up with Coral for Racing Super Series launch August 12, 2020 Related Articles StumbleUpon Workforce wellbeing leads GVC Holdings retail reopening  June 9, 2020 Harry Aitkenhead – CoralSummer for Hollywood is over, as movie studios get serious releasing their 2019 Academy Awards movie contenders this fall.Straight off the bat, October sees the release of two well-backed Oscar 2019 ‘Best Picture’ contenders in ‘A Star is Born’ (Warner Bros) and ‘First Man’ (Universal Pictures), bookmaker Coral is paying attention to what it believes could become an early two horse market.‘A Star is Born’, priced by Coral at 3/1  marks the directorial debut of Bradley Cooper, accompanied by pop diva Lady Gaga in her first acting role. The musical-drama which had its international premiere last week has garnered critical praise alongside box office success, a combination the Academy loves in a contender.However released on Friday 12 October, ‘First Man’ (Coral 4/1) tells the personal journey of Neil Armstrong on the Apollo 11 Space Mission, becoming the first man to walk on the moon.Starring Ryan Gosling, and directed by current Hollywood ‘wonder boy’ Damien Chazelle, ‘First Man’ a movie that depicts US might and achievement through science and technology is guaranteed to be in the Best Picture contention come February 2019.Speaking to SBC, Coral PR Executive Harry Aitkenhead commented on the entertainment market;“Both October releases, are the two favourites in Coral’s betting for Best Picture 2019 at the Academy Awards- the next being 6/1 for Roma and the rest being double-figure odds.”“A Star is Born has received rave reviews and that means Bradley Cooper’s directorial debut could end in Oscar glory, whilst First Man is such an iconic story backed up with a stellar cast and has every chance of landing the Best Picture prize. The competition the pair may face doesn’t look the strongest Oscar picture we’ve ever seen, meaning we could have an early two-horse race on our hands”‘First Man – Trailer’last_img read more