Visitors to the Krka National Park will receive a discount for visiting the Fortress of St. Nicholas

first_imgAll visitors who at the point of sale Info center of the Fortress of St. Nikola will show a ticket for the National Park “Krka”, not older than seven days, will get a 10% discount on the basic price of an individual ticket to visit the Fortress of St. Nicholas. In this way, visitors will have the opportunity to enjoy one of the most beautiful Croatian national parks and a UNESCO heritage monument and stay longer in our area. The director of the Nature Institute of Šibenik-Knin County, Anita Babačić Ajduk, pointed out that this is a significant step forward in the cooperation between the two institutions.: “So far, we have successfully collaborated on research projects, and now the collaboration is expanding to promotion and visits. Our two institutions are closely connected and the territory they cover. JU Priroda manages the area of ​​the source and mouth of the river Krka, north and south of the National Park. These include the river Krčić, the source of the Krka, the river flow around Knin and the entire course and mouth from Skradin to the Channel of St. Ante and the Fortress of St. Nicholas. The flora and fauna know no administrative boundaries and our cooperation is necessary in every segment. Visitors do not know the administrative borders either, so such joint actions are very useful. This increases the visibility of the site, but also ensures a controlled, sustainable visiting system. ” This is the result of cooperation between the Public Institution Nature of Šibenik-Knin County and the Public Institution “Krka National Park”.center_img Photo: NP Krka  “Krka National Park and JU Priroda are two related institutions whose main tasks are the preservation, protection, interpretation and sustainable use of protected natural and cultural heritage. By promoting UNESCO monuments in the area of ​​the National Park, we connect two neighboring protected areas and some of the most important natural and cultural values ​​of our region. With this cooperation, we present ourselves as a whole, natural and cultural-historical, but also social and economic, which is especially important for us for this visitor season. “, said the director of the Public Institution “Krka National Park” Nella Slavica and emphasized that this cooperation is part of the continuous activities of the National Park “Krka” on the development of the entire area and encouraging economic activities of many entities living and working on the banks of the Krka. last_img read more

Over 50,000 patients treated under Cuba-Venezuela health agreement

first_imgNewsRegional Over 50,000 patients treated under Cuba-Venezuela health agreement by: – April 21, 2012 Share Share Sharing is caring! Flags of Cuba and Venezuela. Photo credit: crossed-flag-pins.comHAVANA, Cuba (ACN) — More than 50,000 Venezuelans have received medical treatment in Cuba, said Mary Cedeño and Joel Perez, members of the social movement of patients benefiting from the comprehensive health agreement existing between the two countries. According to the website, during an interview granted to Venezolana de Television, Cedeño, the mother of a young girl treated on the island, asserted that, since November 2010, there have been 409 flights to Cuba carrying patients to receive free medical treatment. A total of 28,060 from the almost 51,000 citizens treated, she added, have been direct patients, and 22,851 were persons accompanying them, who were also treated in many cases for various ailments. For his part, Joel Perez, said that four years ago he traveled to the Caribbean island to receive treatment for drug addiction. “In Cuba I received wonderful treatment, which included psychology therapy, physical and occupational education, and general medicine,” he commented. Caribbean News Nowcenter_img 13 Views   no discussions Share Tweetlast_img read more

Daniels: After disastrous start, UW back to old ways

first_imgIt wasn’t long ago, on Nov. 27 to be exact, that I wrote a column concerning the dire situation that was Wisconsin men’s hockey.At the end of the first half of the season and heading into final exams here at the University of Wisconsin, the team sat at a disappointing 3-7-3 after starting the season with big expectations and a No. 15 ranking to boot. Fans began to wonder what had become of their perennial title-contender, while I wrote about the lingering effects a poor season could have on the long-term success of the program.Fast forward nearly two months and the situation could not be more different.UW has clawed its way back into the rankings at No. 19 and head into their series this weekend at North Dakota on a 10-game unbeaten streak in WCHA play. More importantly, they sit just four points back from first place in the WCHA.So what changed?To be frank, the Badgers have not faced the most difficult of schedules in that time frame. Since Dec. 13, UW has faced only two ranked opponents in No. 11 Minnesota State and No. 8 Miami, while beating up on WCHA cellar-dweller Alaska-Anchorage (1-15-4 in WCHA play) for four of those victories in that span.But there is another reason for Wisconsin’s season turnaround too, and it is an answer a modest coach would tend to avoid using: the players have all been healthy and eligible to play.While Eaves never made it an excuse, trying to compete in the cutthroat WCHA with two key absences at the same time early this season in Mark Zengerle – the nation’s returning leading scorer in 2011-12 with 50 points – and heavily-hyped freshman Nic Kerdiles was no easy task.After years of consistent success, it is certainly understandable fans began to think of the UW hockey program as infallible. Winning was the norm. So it seemed almost destined the next guys in line would be able to keep things going as if Zengerle and Kerdiles had never been missing at all.But after it became clear that Kerdiles would be forced to sit out the first 10 games after what the NCAA called a violation of the “code of amateurism” and Zengerle would miss six games after being diagnosed with a broken index finger, that quickly became impossible. Unfortunately, as much as coaches hate to admit it – taking it almost as a personal insult to their ability to adjust to what the season gives them as they aim to build a successful team – some players just can’t be replaced no matter how hard you try.Zengerle is one of those players.Almost more important than Zengerle’s goal tally for the team over his time at UW is the 5-foot-11 center’s ability to make his whole team better around him.So far this season, Zengerle has nine assists despite missing six games this season. In both his freshman and sophomore campaigns, he finished with 31 and 37 assists, respectively – a mark that puts him in an exclusive club with Badger greats Theran Welsh, Mark Johnson and Chris Chelios as the only ones to earn at least 30 assists in their first two seasons.While assists certainly add to Zengerle’s individual points total, more importantly they mean one of his teammates will be credited with a goal – something that came few and far between at times for the Badgers earlier this season, especially in his absence.Combine his output with three goals and seven assists from Kerdiles and it becomes clear without those two on the ice, Wisconsin was short two of its top five assist producers this season – the engine room of any successful team.And so it was only fitting Friday night, as the team sought to finally break their power play drought extending all the way back to Dec. 13 against Alabama-Huntsville, a Zengerle pass would make the difference in helping set up a goal from junior forward Michael Mersch on the team’s first power play chance of the night. Even more telling is the fact Kerdiles or Zengerle scored or had a hand in all but one of UW’s five goals that night.With both players now healthy, fit and firing on all cylinders since their returns to the lineup last month, the Badgers look like a team to be reckoned with moving forward – as long as Zengerle and Kerdiles are on the ice, that is.Nick is a junior majoring in journalism and political science. Think that the Wisconsin hockey team has something else to thank for it’s dramatic turnaround this season?  Send him an email at or tweet him @npdaniels31.last_img read more

FanAI, AI driven esports monetisation platform, raises $2.5m

first_imgJohannes Waldstein, FanAIFanAI Inc., a platform that ‘unlocks the value of fan data in order to optimise sponsorship engagement within esports’, has today announced the closure of a $2.5m (£1.7m) round. This makes it an impressive total of $4.5m (£3.2m) raised to date. The round was led by Courtside Ventures and CRCM Ventures, and saw participation from a number of parties including BITKRAFT Esports Ventures, BDS Capital, Catalyst Sports, Deep Space Ventures, Everblue Management, Greycroft GC Tracker Fund, M Ventures, Rosecliff Ventures, and Sterling VC.FanAI is already in use by a selection of top teams including Cloud9, OpTic Gaming, Overwatch League’s LA Valiant and NYXL, and Cav’s Legion GC – the Cleveland Cavaliers’ NBA2K League team. This new round of funding will reportedly be used to expand the product and data science teams and round out the client engagement structure needed to support the startup’s growth.Despite the clear upward trajectory of esports, esports enthusiasts still spend significantly less than fans of traditional sports. The latest Newzoo report, out yesterday, stated that the typical esports enthusiast is expected to spend an average of $5.49 annually. By way of comparison basketball fans reportedly spend an average of $15 each. The aim of FanAI is to change this disparity by ‘driving potential for monetization across the entire esports ecosystem’, while providing a personalized experience for fans to engage the most effectively with sponsors.Johannes Waldstein, Founder & CEO of FanAI noted: “Brands and sponsors are flooding the esports industry, but are still struggling to prove return on investment in order to justify marketing spend. Until now, this was next to impossible within the esports ecosystem.“FanAI unlocks the value for our esports clients by providing unique purchase behavior and lifestyle data on their fanbase, opening the doors for sponsors and brands to invest with confidence.”FanAI enables esports teams, leagues, game publishers, event organisers, broadcasters, agencies and brands to understand, to grow, to predict and, finally, to monetise esports audiences by analysing purchasing behavior, psychographic, social and demographic information. With this vital data on board, sponsors can utilise it in order to improve their ROIs (return on investment) with targeted sponsorships. Rights holders meanwhile can turn audiences into a far better monetised asset, whilst the idea is that consumers stand to benefit too from better segmented content.Deepen Parikh, Partner at Courtside Ventures commented: “As esports investments have grown by orders of magnitude, the sponsorship ecosystem remains an enormous and untapped opportunity. From teams and publishers to agencies and brands, the lucrative demographic of the gaming industry has sparked a lot of interest.“Johannes and the FanAI team have created a rapidly growing and scalable platform that for the first time enables all parties in the ecosystem to apply actionable data and measurement to their purchasing decisions.”Esports Insider says: Another considerable sum of money invested into the esports ecosystem, by way of fan monetistion platform FanAI. With the stature of clients already on board including OpTic Gaming, NY Excelsior and Cloud9 the team at FanAI must be doing something right. With this extra funding we’d be surprised if we didn’t see some more big name clients added to that list in the near future.last_img read more

Graphic via Chad Stanhope

first_imgGraphic via Chad Stanhope Whenever the UFC takes a break from their seemingly non-stop, year-round calendar of events, it’s always a good opportunity to take a step back and get a little broader look at the combat sports world. What’s going on outside the Octagon? More importantly, who got absolutely flattened in some random eastern European MMA event none of us have ever heard of before?This week, the obvious spotlight belongs to Fedor Emelianenko, who picked up a first round TKO of Frank Mir to advance past the opening round of the Bellator heavyweight grand prix. Likewise, Ghanaian super bantamweight Isaac Dogboe took home a WBO world title, with a win over Jessie Magdaleno. And of course there’s lots of kickboxing, Muay Thai, and enough MMA to make your head spin.As always, the real credit belongs to combat sports highlight Twitter and the fearless beings that watch any and all the fights they can get their hands on, in order to bring those signature moments to you. This week leans heavily on familiar names with Jolassanda and Caposa delivering. So be sure to give them a follow, and you’ll never miss a moment.Bellator 198: Fedor vs. MirThere was actually only one KO at Bellator’s latest ‘tent pole’ event, but it was a doozy. Especially for those fans that we’re thoroughly disheartened by the ‘Last Emperor’’s recent loss to Matt Mitrione. But, what the card lacked for knockouts it made up for in submissions, with every other bout on the main card ending via tap-out.Heavyweight Fedor Emelianenko (37-5) ensured he’ll have another bout in the Bellator Grand Prix, with a short uppercut to the chin of Frank Mir (18-12) and some classic followup ground-and-pound. Featherweight Claudio Marrero (23-2) bounced back from his 2017 loss to Jesus Rojas with a clubbing right hand that put Jorge Lara (29-1-2) on the canvas early in round 1. Yodwicha Ken Muay Thai Gym put the finishing touches on Horrobin with a gorgeous stepping elbow at Top King Muay Thai. Isaac Dogboe new WBO Jr. Featherweight champ— King Kwak (@kthechosenone) April 29, 2018 Good morning from The Hellbows Kingdomthis one is from Petchtae Sor.Jor. Toypadrew (The Battle MT)— Jolassanda (@Jolassanda) April 27, 2018 What a kick !Kim was literally chopped down by Sangmanee Oomkatong Chiangmai Gym (Top King)— Jolassanda (@Jolassanda) April 28, 2018 Other MMAFlyweight Elton Alves tore through fellow debuting fighter Wallace Fonseca at Jungle fight 93, with hard knees and punches to the body, and eventually a clipping uppercut to seal the deal. Elton Alves wins by brutal TKO (Jungle Fight)— Jolassanda (@Jolassanda) April 29, 2018 ProMax 440 BJJ GI Petchtae Sor Jor Toypadrew with the kind of front elbow KO that only seems to happen in the art of eight limbs, at the Battle Max Muay Thai. MY GOD. Billy Oosthuizen KO’s Pieter De Klerk. Those follow ups… #EFC69— caposa (@Grabaka_Hitman) April 28, 2018 Rizvan Liev KOs Alexey Bondarchuk in 1R(Berkut Young Eagles)— Jolassanda (@Jolassanda) April 29, 2018 Kickboxing & Muay ThaiEl Ameri Ali absolutely poured the offense on Javokhir Elboev on his way to a 4th round TKO in Tatneft, working the legs, body, and head. ppl are dying from hellbows today this one is from Tinpetch Sit.Sangchan (The Battle MT)— Jolassanda (@Jolassanda) April 27, 2018 UFC on ESPN: Covington vs. Lawler fight card More From some good muay-thai action on Phoenix -PhuketTKO by Fabian Hundt live here— Jolassanda (@Jolassanda) April 28, 2018 Hudson Sombra with the Kikuno kick! #ShootoBrasil82— caposa (@Grabaka_Hitman) April 29, 2018 Shooto Brasil 82Flyweight Pedro Nobre reversed a 2-fight losing skid to move to 18-4-2 with a pair of killer overhand rights to the temple of Mario Junior Orelha, who dropped to 9-8. Latest From Our Partners Robert Whittaker hails ‘Wonderboy’ the best ‘outside fighter’ in MMA Apparel White: McGregor didn’t like my comments about Masvidal being ‘too big’ for him Sangmanee Oomkatong Changmai Gym with the rare leg kick TKO at Top King Muay Thai. Carlos Prates with a crunching body knee KO at Phoenix Muay Thai. Accessories Roman Mailov walked Bekhzhan Matysaev into the corner to land a flush right head kick at Tatneft for the stoppage win. High kick connects for Roman Mailov, and Bekzhan Matysaev is unable to continue. TKO R3. #TatneftCup— caposa (@Grabaka_Hitman) April 27, 2018 UFC 240: Fights to make Nasty liver kick by Maciej Szczepaniak #CelticGladiator20— caposa (@Grabaka_Hitman) April 28, 2018 Fabian Hundt seemed to be getting the worst of his Phoenix Muay Thai bout for a moment, before landing a stepping right elbow to get the KO. More: FYODOR EMELIANENKAAAAAAAAAA— Streetfight Bancho (@streetfitebanch) April 29, 2018 Thiago Augusto went body head to finish his fight at MX Muay Xtreme. Pedro Nobre KOs Mario Junior Orelha in 1R (Shooto Brasil)— Jolassanda (@Jolassanda) April 29, 2018 Light heavyweight Anzor Shakhmurzaev (6-1) throwing fastballs to KO Igor Litoshik (11-8) early in the first round. Christian Hyatt lit up Daraeak Sutai MuayThai at MX Muay Xtreme. Welterweight Piotr Poniedzialek (5-1) hit a gorgeous left high kick against Tomasz Terlikowski (7-5) to separate the man from his senses. nice knee by Carlos Prates – T/KO (Phoenix)— Jolassanda (@Jolassanda) April 28, 2018 BoxingSuper bantamweight Isaac Dogboe took his record to a perfect 19-0 with an 11th round TKO of previously unbeaten Jessie Magdaleno, who fell to 25-1 on the loss. Dogboe claimed Magdelano’s WBO championship belt in the process. Gloves nice KO by Kittisak Chor.Rattanachai(The Battle MT)— Jolassanda (@Jolassanda) April 27, 2018 Top Contenders for Fight of the Year Conor lashes out at Herb Dean, says Khabib was ‘riddled in panic’ during bus attack Karate CombatThe newest promotion in the combat sports sphere had a couple notable highlights. White on Nunes-Cris rematch: ‘That’s the fight I want to make’ Kittisak Chor Rattanachai with a step in right hand KO at the Battle Max Muay Thai. part time ninja from France got KOd. Gustavo won – Karate Combat live— Jolassanda (@Jolassanda) April 27, 2018 Bantamweight Hudson Sombra (11-7) channeled his inner Katusnori Kikuno for a devastating body kick KO against Dwis Junior (4-8). Greatest Highlights of Anderson Silva’s Career Nightmare Matchup for UFC’s Biggest Stars Celtic Gladiator 20Featherweight Maciej Szczepaniak moved to an unbeaten 4-0 in his MMA career with a pin-point liver kick KO to drop Patryk Dunski to 5-5. Anzor Shakhmurzaev KOs Igor Litoshik in 1R(Berkut Young Eagles)— Jolassanda (@Jolassanda) April 29, 2018 Standard BJJ Gi Which is More Dangerous – MMA or Football? El Ameri Ali (Morocco) TKO’s Javokhir Elboev (Uzbekistan) in the 4R. Body work broke him. #TatneftCup— caposa (@Grabaka_Hitman) April 27, 2018 Brock Lesnar’s WWE Future After UFC Retirement Berkut Young Eagles 4Heavyweight Rizvan Liev made a spectacular pro debut, showing off some lightning fast 1-2s for a big man to drop Alexey Bondarchuk to 0-3. Gordon Ryan Competition Kit Standard Ranked Rashguard Bloody Elbow Lockdown duffle bag Good Night Tee Latest From MMA Warehouse Flyweight Chikara Shimabukuro (14-12) caught Yasutaka Ishigami (7-6) with a hard left hand stepping in and followed it up with a hook to get the win at Deep 83 Impact. Spyridon Margaritopoulos KO’s Mohamed Salem Mohamed #KarateCombat— caposa (@Grabaka_Hitman) April 27, 2018 Brazilia 1:0 Thailand Thiago Augusto KOs Ookyasuek (MX)— Jolassanda (@Jolassanda) April 27, 2018 Just damn. Piotr Poniedziałek KO’s Tomasz Terlikowski at Celtic Gladiator 20. Flush high kick + some ruthless follow up punches.— caposa (@Grabaka_Hitman) April 28, 2018 Horrobin had no chance with Yodwicha Ken Muay Thai GymOne sided beating – this is the hellbow to end this(Top King)— Jolassanda (@Jolassanda) April 28, 2018 Sale Don’t blink! Claudio Marrero KO’s Jorge Lara within the first 30 seconds of RD1! #LaraMarrero #PBConFOX— PBC (@premierboxing) April 29, 2018 Timeline of Israel Adesanya’s Rapid Rise to UFC Contender Tinpetch Sit Sangchan with a slicing right elbow to drop his opponent at the Battle Max Muay Thai. Christian Hyatt smashed Daraeak Sutai MuayThai in 2R – HL (MX)— Jolassanda (@Jolassanda) April 27, 2018 Lightweight Billy Oosthuizen made his own spectacular debut as the opener for EFC 69 in South Africa, dropping Pieter De Klerk to 0-6 with a big overhand right. That’s everything from this week in knockouts. We’ll be back next week to once again highlight all that is glorious, violent, and consciousness separating in the world of fight sports. See you then! King Ryan Longsleeve Shirt Chikara Shimabukuro wins by TKO – DEEP live— Jolassanda (@Jolassanda) April 28, 2018last_img read more