Promotional video “Ambassadors of Croatian Tourism” named the world’s best promotional video for 2017

first_imgPromotional video of the Croatian National Tourist Board “Ambassadors of Croatian tourism“, Which in a short time achieved multimillion viewership in foreign emitting markets, by the decision of the American expert and representative jury Citizine Networks i National Association of Broadcasters (NAB), won the prestigious award “Travel Video Awards”In category”Best Video by a Tourism Organization”.Also, in addition to the expert jury, the promotional video was recognized by the audience, which in the online voting declared the Croatian promotional tourist video the best tourist promotional video for 2017. Otherwise, “Citizen’s Travel Video Awards“Is an organization founded by independent filmmakers and brands from around the world that rewards innovative and inspiring independent as well as branded videos.The awards ceremony was held in the center of Las Vegas, in the House of Blues, and the recognition was personally taken over by the director of the Croatian Tourist Board Kristjan Staničić by Philip DeBevoise, founder and President of the Board of Citizine.tv. “With great joy and pride we received the news about the candidacy of our promotional video in the category for the best video of a tourist organization, and the won award for us represents great joy and satisfaction. This is a confirmation that in the Croatian National Tourist Board, together with partners, we create top promotional content that is internationally recognized and accepted by the profession, but also by many travel enthusiasts around the world., said director Stanicic.The CNTB points out that the awards were given in total 9 categories within which more than 360 of submitted projects, and each category had four finalists. CNTB promotional video won in the category for the best promotional video of a tourist organization for which they even arrived 44 applications, while promotional videos were shortlisted Croatia, Peru, Colombia and Jordan.Promotional video “Ambassadors of Croatian tourism“Filmed in various recognizable locations in Croatia and it was attended by 10 famous and famous people from the world of sports and art, among whom are Luka Modrić, Иван Ракитић, Mario Mandžukić, Mateo Kovačić, Dejan Lovren, Dario Šarić, Marin Čilić, 2Cellos, Максим Мрвица, and Zrinka Cvitešić. With this promotional work, Croatia is additionally positioned on the international market through famous and successful personalities, and in addition to well-known Croatian destinations, the video also promotes other forms of Croatian tourist offer, such as cultural and historical heritage, eno-gastronomy, active vacation, nautical, natural beauty and other segments. Croatian tourism.</p>
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Record-breaking collection helps dozens of DCS foster youth

first_imgStatewide—Dozens of Hoosier foster children will receive backpacks full of books thanks to a recent Colts gameday Books for Youth collection drive.  The Indiana Department of Child Services this week announced the final totals: Fans donated $1,720 and nearly 600 books prior to the Colts vs. Jaguars game on Nov. 17.   “More than three dozen volunteers were able to collect more money than ever before thanks to the generosity of Colts fans,” DCS director Terry Stigdon said. “Everything that was collected will go toward helping the children in foster care have something to call their own.  The Books for Youth program is committed to placing backpacks filled with 25 age-appropriate books into the hands of all Indiana foster kids and teens. 2019 marks the 13th year the Indiana Department of Child Services, the Colts and Cargo Services have teamed up to host a game-day collection drive. “This is such an incredible program,” said Steve Fugate, Cargo Services CFO. “Giving local foster kids backpacks full of books will encourage them to read while also giving them something that is truly theirs.” Books for Youth, founded in 2006, provides backpacks of 25 new and gently used books to children in the Indiana foster care system. Since the program’s inception, almost 9,000 backpacks have been distributed.last_img read more

No. 1 USC set to finish off regular season

first_imgThe No. 1-ranked women’s golf team will look to remain on top as they head to the PING/ASU Invitational — an event they have won twice in the past — running this Friday through Sunday. This is the final regular season event for USC.The Invitational, hosted by Arizona State, will be held in Tempe, Arizona at the ASU Karsten Golf Course. This invitational boasts one of the most highly ranked 15-team fields that the Women of Troy have joined this season.Of the 15 teams, six are representing the Pac-12 — No. 1 USC, No. 2 Washington, No. 3 UCLA, No. 8 Arizona, No. 17 Stanford and host No. 25 ASU. Other schools at the invitational include No. 4 South Carolina, No. 5 Duke, No. 7 Arkansas, No. 16 UNLV, No. 21 San Diego State, No. 27 Baylor, No. 29 Alabama and No. 59 Oklahoma.Of the 14 other schools, only Baylor, Washington and Duke have bested the Women of Troy with a first place finish in the 2015 season. In their five events this spring, USC has won two and finished second in the other three. On the entire season, the Women of Troy have a total of four wins and seven top-2 finishes.Beginning bright and early at 8 a.m. on Friday, senior Doris Chen — in her spring debut — junior Annie Park, juniors Karen Chung and Gabriella Then and freshman Amy Lee will take to the course to try and stretch their three-win streak to four.In the team’s last event, junior Kyung Kim, Park and Lee led USC to a thrilling tiebreaker victory over host Georgia at the Liz Murphey Collegiate Classic.Earlier this year, the Women of Troy captured their third victory at the Arizona Wildcats Invitational over host Arizona. Chung secured her second career collegiate crown with her first top-10 finish of the season. With an under-11 finish, Chung was the first Trojan to finish in the double-digits this season. Her victory made her the third Trojan this season to win a tournament; Park, a two-time All-American, and Then won earlier in the season.At the Arizona tournament, USC captured victory with a 30-under 834 (280, 271, 283) performance. The Women of Troy’s showing in the second round earned them a school-record on a par 72 course of 17-under — the second-lowest total in school history.If they can continue to play at that high of a level, they will capture their second title at an invitational in the Arizona desert.The current success for the Women of Troy is nothing out of the ordinary for these ladies. Of the team’s past 25 outings, USC has taken the top spot in 16 outings, 19 of 29 and 20 0f 31, the first win coming from the           fall of 2012.While the Women of Troy are no strangers from winning as a team, they are more than familiar with victory individually. Both Park and Chen are NCAA individual champions: Park captured her title in 2013, and Chen captured hers in 2014.Chen will be looking to close out her senior regular season with a big finish. As a three-time All-American and 2012 Pac-12 individual champion, she had had a vital impact on the Women of Troy’s success on the course. In 2013, she was key in clinching USC’s NCAA championship — USC’s third title in program history.As this season’s closure draws near, the Women of Troy have their sights set on post-season play. First come the Pac-12 Championships, then the NCAA Regional Championship and lastly, the NCAA Championships.Sitting at No. 1 in the nation, if the Women of Troy continue to top other teams out on the course, they are on the right path to make it back to the NCAA Championships.A trip to the championships will avenge their two-stroke loss to Duke last year when they just missed out on a second-straight national title and fourth in program history.Before any of that can happen though, the Women of Troy will have to continue to be efficient out on the course to capture their fourth win in a row this season and garner momentum as they head into the postseason.last_img read more

Roger Federer  Defying Age and Logic

first_imgAt 36, Roger Federer continues to defy age and logic after his latest Grand Slam win, becoming the oldest player in tennis history to be ranked world number one, more than 14 years after first achieving the feat. This, however, raises the question whether there is paucity of talents in the game or that the Swiss Express is just specialRoger Federer celebrated his return to the top of the world rankings by winning the ABN Amro World Tennis Tournament in Rotterdam on Sunday, and declared it “very special”. The 36-year-old needed just 55 minutes to see off ailing Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov in a one-sided encounter.Federer told the official ATP World Tour website: “It’s definitely one of those weeks I will never forget in my life. It’s unbelievable to get my 97th title and get back to world No 1. It’s very special.“I was expecting it to be tough today. Grigor is a great player and a great athlete and he’s been playing super well in recent months.I thought that this wasn’t going to be the result, but he looked to be struggling a bit and I never looked back. I was able to execute my tennis the way I wanted to. I’m very happy.”Federer, who had previously won in the Dutch city in 2005 and 2012, has played two tournaments this year and won both – the other being January’s Australian Open which he won for the sixth time.“I saved the best for last,” added Federer. “I had a great first match and a great last match. In between, it was a battle, it was nerve-wracking getting back to No 1. But I was able to manage my nerves and the expectations. I was able to handle that pressure, today I played great from the beginning.”However, Rafael Nadal, whom the Swiss dethroned from the top spot, seems to have taken news of Federer’s rise back to the summit in good faith. He says he is not fussed about dethroning his rival anytime soon.“He didn’t need to return to No 1 to show who he is in tennis. What he’s achieved is very difficult and you can only congratulate him. Rankings don’t lie; he did a little bit better than me in the last 12 months. I’ve been in the top two for many years. Being No 1, No 3, No 5 doesn’t make much difference.“What makes me happy is feeling competitive and able to win tournaments. I won’t fight to be back at No 1. I’ll fight to have my best possible season. If that means later in the season I have a chance to be back at it, OK.I only fight to be happy and competitive in every tournament I play. That’s my goal. We’ll see where I’m at the end of season,” Nadal said.Meanwhile, former No 1, Marat Safin has charged the new wave of men’s tennis talent to challenge the likes of Roger Federer and Rafael NadalMarat Safin has questioned the younger tennis generation after Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer’s renaissance in form.The last five Grand Slam titles were shared by the illustrious duo and they won a combined 13 titles last season.Safin described Nadal and Federer as “superstars” and admitted he was “impressed” with their achievements on their return from injury but wants to see more from the new guard.When asked what he made of Nadal and Federer’s campaigns, Safin said: “What impressed me was when you consider the rest of the players. They are still winning and crushing everybody.“I think, well, they -Nadal and Federer are superstars. What is wrong with the juniors? They need to start to make the next step.”Alexander Zverev enjoyed a breakthrough season, winning five titles in 2017, to finish the year as the world No 4 as a 20-year-old and Safin has backed the German to continue his progression at the top echelons of the sport.“For me, Zverev, I think,” Safin said: “Plus he has a good coach, Juan Carlos Ferrero. He was a good player and has done good work with him.“He is number four in the world, so he can manage, so let’s see. The rest of the young stars, we’ll wait.”Ten years ago, during his run of 237 straight weeks at No. 1, Federer outlined his intention to “play through the generations like Andre Agassi and Jimmy Connors.” A commendable goal, but in reality, when Federer underwent knee surgery in February 2016, few could have predicted that arguably the sport’s greatest stylist would today have broken myriad of ATP Rankings records and once again  re-write the history books.His return to the summit of men’s professional tennis for the first time since November 4 2012, a record gap of five years and 106 days, began at No 17 in the ATP Rankings just 13 months ago under the guidance of Severti Luthi, his coach since 2008. Federer acknowledged a few years ago that to continue to play the sport deep into his 30s, he needed to be smarter with his playing schedule and further develop his incredible work ethic. His team helped to maintain his mental focus in order to prolong his career, and his confidence has soared.Today, in his 21st season as a professional, with 97 tour-level trophies, Federer has eclipsed Agassi – aged 33 in September 2003, to become the oldest player to ascend to top spot. In doing so, he has provided inspiration to all those, regardless of their age, who strive to attain a goal. Since he first rose to No. 1 a record 14 years and17 days ago, he has redefined what it means to be a great sportsman, let alone a top-level tennis player.After capturing his 20th Grand Slam championship last month at the Australian Open, Federer provided a glimpse of why he keeps playing tennis: “At the end, it’s seeing that my parents- Robert and Lynette – are incredibly proud and happy that I’m still doing it. They enjoy coming to tournaments. That makes me happy and play better.“Then, of course, my wife, Mirka, who makes it all possible. Without her support, I wouldn’t be playing tennis any more – for many years. We had a very open conversation years ago, if she was happy to do this or not. I’m happy that she’s super supportive, and she’s willing to take on a massive workload with the kids… This life wouldn’t work if she said, ‘No’.”Federer has risen again, and only the small-minded and cynical could not be moved by the impossibility of it all.So what next? With nine titles from his past 10 finals, Federer has won 97 trophies overall and 1,144 matches. Is Connors’ ATP World Tour-era leading tallies of 1,256 match wins and 109 titles under threat? Having already made an indelible mark on the sport, free of back and knee pain, Federer may soon consider that those long-standing records are worth chasing.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more