Bravo to Istraturist who admitted people with Down syndrome to practice

first_imgThese days, four protégés of the Vinkovci association Bubamara have arrived at Umag’s Istraturist – for autumn work.In order to show that as people with Down syndrome, they are equal members of society, the Buba bar was launched in Vinkovci, which is planned to be officially opened in the spring of 2018, and this summer they received an invitation from Umag to try professional catering and achieve your right to work. The four of them will work until the end of September at the Hotel Sol Garden Istra, which the guests enthusiastically welcomed.Namely, deeply aware of the fact that most people with disabilities are unemployed or employed in lower paid occupations, and that many people with disabilities live in poverty, and those living in rural areas are particularly excluded from the labor market, Bubamara decided to do so. to change. The Buba Bar project has been established in Vinkovci, the City has provided the space, and funds still need to be raised in order for it to be arranged and fully operational. The association has 1495 members, while it is estimated that there are about 500 people with disabilities living in Croatia who want to work. “Projects like this show that this is possible and we invite other companies to get involved in providing internships and subsequent employment of people with disabilities.”, Emphasizes the director of Istraturist Ronald Korotaj.Bubamara, the Association of Persons with Disabilities, was founded in 1984 to promote equal opportunities for people with disabilities through an efficient and high-quality service system. With his initiative, he is trying to influence the change of the law on employment of persons with disabilities. By the way, the Bubamara Association delighted Croatia, but also the whole world, with a social entrepreneurship project which aims to open the first cafe in Croatia that will employ people with Down syndrome. The project called Buba bar was presented through the successfully completed Indiegogo campaign, which was declared the second most successful crowdfunding campaign in Croatia in 2016.”We want Buba Bar, the first cafe in Croatia to employ people with Down syndrome, to become a place where people with disabilities will exercise their basic right – the right to work and will have the opportunity to contribute to the community.” emphasize from the Association Bubamara, which has 1.495 members and has implemented over 150 different projects for the needs of people with disabilities in Vukovar-Srijem County.It is one of the largest civil society organizations in Croatia with more than 1400 members and more than 200 employees, including psychologists, social workers, special educators, speech therapists and is unique given the fact that it covers all types of disabilities.Bravo to Istraturist, which with its positive example shows its responsibility towards society, ie socially responsible business. How much this experience and opportunity means to people with Down syndrome cannot be described in words, but it can be seen in their eyes. I sincerely hope that other hoteliers will follow this positive example.Related news:THANK YOU VALUABLE MOVE OF THE MINISTRY OF TOURISM – HIRE PERSONS WITH DOWN SYNDROME AND THEIR BUBA BAR PROJECT FOR CATERING SERVICES  BUBA BAR, SECOND MOST SUCCESSFUL CROWDFUNDING CAMPAIGN IN 2016last_img read more

Winebarger, DeVolder ring up wins at Diamond Mountain Speedway

first_imgShane DeVolder led every lap but the first one in winning the Saturday feature for IMCA Modi­fieds at Diamond Mountain Speedway. (Photo courtesy of DeVolder Racing) Fred Ryland took care of business in the opening night Karl Kustoms Northern SportMod feature, winning his third straight race at a third different track in 2020.  Tanner Thomas was a close se­cond while crossing the line third was Matt Micheli. McDaniel ended in second with Winebarger getting third. Jim Pettit II posted a fourth-place finish with Riley Simmons rounding out the top five. By Stephanie Deatherage  More information is available at www.diamondmountainspeedway.com and on Facebook. Andrew Peckham scored the big trophy in the Sport Mod main on Saturday.  Peckham received some pressure late but stayed out front at the line to earn his third win of the 2020 cam­paign.  Ryland was second with Matt Sanders grabbing third. On Saturday, DeVolder led every lap but the first one to earn a huge victory at the Lassen County Fair­grounds and gained his second overall win of the year, good for $1,500 and an All-Star ballot berth. SUSANVILLE, Calif. (June 26-27) – Their dominating IMCA Modified runs put Collen Winebarger and Shane DeVolder in victory lane at Diamond Mountain Speedway’s weekend Showdown. Winebarger led every circuit to win his fourth overall feature of 2020 and earn $1,500. Already on the Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot, he was chased to the checkers by fellow Oregon racers John Campos and Jeff Lovell. Diamond Mountain Speedway returns to racing for an Independence Holiday doubleheader.  The facility will host both the IMCA Modifieds and Karl Kustoms Northern SportMods on Friday, July 3 and Independence Day Saturday, July 4. Robert Miller ended the night in fourth and Ryan McDaniel was fifth.last_img read more


first_imgThe Seniors and Reserves have a double round of fixtures this weekend. They start on Friday with home games v Gaoth Dobhair at 5:30pm and 7pm and then on Easter Sunday they make the short trip to Glenswilly at 1:30pm and 3pm. The Senior Hurlers host Aodh Ruadh in the Ulster Táin League Div. 3 on Easter Monday with a 4pm throw-in.The Junior footballers begin their league campaign this Saturday evening (19th) with a home game v Ardara at 7pm. Best of luck to Micheál and john and the players. The Senior Ladies league begins on Sunday week, April 27th and their opening game is away to Milford.The Minor boys footballers await the losers of the Gaels / N. Colmcille play-off in their Northern League q-final which is due to take place on Easter Monday, time tbc.Minor Hurlers had their first loss in the League away to Buncrana last Thursday. The U14 hurlers did the club proud in reaching the final of the Donegal Féile. They lost out in the final to Buncrana but they will have the opportunity to take on the same opposition this Thursday in the League in O’Donnell Park.The U12 Camogie team had a good win in the League over the Four Masters on Sunday at home which saw great display of team work by the girls which should benefit them in the near future. U14, U16 and Minor Hurling training continues every Tuesday at 5pm.Details of the U14 Northern league q-finals will be available in the next couple of days, keep an eye on social media for details.The U14 girl’s footballers game v the Gaels on Tuesday was cancelled after the Gaels were unable to field a team. Training continues on Thursdays at 4:50pm. Game away to Glenswilly is next Tuesday (5.30pm throw-in). All players to be in Glenswilly at 4.50pm.The Sunday Morning Football Academy is up and running once again and takes place at 11am each week for ages 4 to 10. New members welcome from the entire Letterkenny area.The Hurling & Camogie Academy is on a two week break and will return at 6:30pm on Friday, April 25th. The Minor Board are meeting this Wednesday (16th) at 7:30pm in the Clubhouse. All managers are asked to attend.Our new App is available to download for iPhones and from the Google and Amazon stores and costs just €0.99c.This week’s Lotto results. Winning numbers were 4,10,17,23. There were 6 match 3 winners each getting €15. Ciara McKeon 8 Glendale Drive; Kieron Price 10 Binnion Ave (both Adrian); Theresa Martin, Thorn Road; Eugene Duffy, Killyclug; Shane O Connor, Castlebane and Noel Keaveny, Drumany (all card).GAA NEWS: ST EUNAN’S TAKE ON GAOTH DOBHAIR AND GLENSWILLY IN EASTER FIXTURES was last modified: April 15th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:fixturesnewsSt Eunan’s GAA clublast_img read more

Can Seattle’s silo-busting keep it from becoming a “dumb” smart city?

first_imgRelated Posts How IoT Will Play an Important Role in Traffic … Donal Power Tags:#featured#Internet of Things#IoT#Seattle#shotspotter#Smart Cities#smart city#top For Self-Driving Systems, Infrastructure and In…center_img Though many cities are rushing to launch smart city projects willy nilly, Seattle is taking a deeper look at how to implement new technology that doesn’t build more dumb silos.Seattle is making a concerted effort to put new connected technology in place that is properly integrated horizontally instead of it building vertical silos.See also: Mid-sized cities lead the smart city chargeFor example, a dumb smart city project could include multiple weather sensors installed on municipal utility poles that send information to multiple data centers. This creates an un-smart city situation where the left device doesn’t know what the right device is doing.“That’s what we want to avoid,” said Michael Mattmiller, Seattle’s Chief Technology Officer. “That is a dumb smart city.”This attitude has led to a silo-busting crusade that Mattmiller has led since taking on his current role in 2014.“We consolidated technology professionals last year into one department. We had 15 departments that were all trying to figure out technological solutions for themselves and focus on what was tried without thinking of these broader solutions,” he said. “In the past year, we’ve driven awareness about the need to eliminate silos and we’ve worked with all of our departments.”Still full speed ahead despite the change?The technology reorganization hasn’t stopped Seattle barreling ahead with new smart city initiatives like the ShotSpotter’s gunshot detection pilot. This project aims to help police officers determine from which locales gunshots were fired.As well, the city is connecting 800 body video cameras for police officers in early 2017.The city is also involved in various partnerships with the University of Washington such as the RainWatch smart city initiative.In a city known for its high levels of annual rainfall, the RainWatch project monitors precipitation in real time so the city can send out flood-related safety warnings.As well, the city has partnered on an adaptive transportation management system that enables traffic lights to adapt to road and weather conditions.Seattle’s commitment to smart cities jives with recent research that found that mid-sized U.S. cities were filling the pipeline with more urban technology projects than the largest cities.The research found that of the 335 smart city projects currently underway, 168 are in mid-sized cities, 98 in small cities and only 69 are ongoing in large cities. How Connected Communities Can Bolster Your Busi… Surveillance at the Heart of Smart Citieslast_img read more

Your Industry Is Not Immune to the Principles of Selling

first_imgYour industry is different from other industries. What matters to you and your clients may or may not matter to someone else and their clients. The big trends that threaten your industry may benefit another industry. But when it comes to the principles of selling, your industry is no different than any other.You may feel that your industry is special when it comes to prospecting and creating opportunities, that it is somehow more difficult for you to gain the commitment of your prospective client’s time. Your industry is not to blame. The difficulty in gaining appointments crosses all industries, and the root cause is that you are not trading enough value for people’s time, and prospecting by its very nature requires that you call people who are right now uninterested in what you sell. The principle here is that you need a strong value proposition to command your dream client’s time.Your clients always tell you that your price is higher than your competitor’s, that it is too high, that you need to sharpen your pencil, or that what you sell is a commodity. If you in any way feel that your industry has been singled out for special treatment here, let me disabuse you of that belief. Most markets are more mature and more crowded than ever, and more options and more competition tends to lead to greater distribution of companies that create value at different levels, some choosing to compete on price, others on differentiated value. Who you are calling on and how you sell determines your experience here, not your industry. The principle here is knowing who your targets are and how to sell to them.The experience of having buyers take more time and engage more stakeholders in the buying process slow—or derail—your opportunities is not something exclusive to your industry. The fact that people are now looking for internal consensus before they buy is well-documented. The challenge this presents your industry is the same for other industries. The principle here is the need to control the process, and it is something that you know how to do effectively, or it is not.The experience you are having selling now is not different because of your industry. The challenges you are having are universal, and the ability to sell effectively through those challenges is known, documented, and being deployed by salespeople now.last_img read more

Tendulkar, Sehwag running for ICC Cricketer of the Year award

first_imgSachin Tendulkar and Virender Sehwag have been shortlisted for both Cricketer of the Year and Test Cricketer of the Year awards at the LG ICC annual Awards to be held on October 6 in Bengaluru.South Africa’s Hashim Amla is another player who also figures in both the categories of awards, along with the Indian cricketers, to be presented in association with the Federation of International Cricketers’ Associations (FICA).While Dale Steyn of South Africa has been short-listed as the fourth player in the category of Test cricketer of the Year award, England’s Graeme Swann is nominated for the Cricketer of the Year award.The final list was decided on the basis of the votes casted by the independent 25-member academy.Tendulkar is also in contention for the ODI Player of the Year. However, Indian captain MS Dhoni fails to bag nomination in any of the awards category.The Twenty20 International Performance of the Year list has New Zealand’s Brendon McCullum, Australia’s Michael Hussey, Sri Lanka’s Mahela Jayawardena and South Africa’s Ryan McLaren.This year’s ICC Awards also have nine individual prizes, including new LG People’s Choice Award and also features selection of the Test and ODI Teams of the Year and an award to the side that has adhered most to the Spirit of Cricket.Meanwhile, two of Australia’s victorious World Twenty20 team members — Shelley Nitschke and Ellyse Perry — alongwith West Indies’ Stafanie Taylor and England’s Katherine Brunt have been shortlisted for Women’s Cricketer of the Year award.advertisementThe Emerging Player of the Year nominees include Englishman Steven Finn, Angelo Mathews of Sri Lanka, Tim Paine of Australia and Pakistan’s Umar Akmal.The LG ICC Awards 2010 takes into account the performances of the players and officials during the period of August 24, 2009 to August 10, 2010.The short list:Cricketer of the Year:Hashim Amla (SA),Virender Sehwag (Ind),Graeme Swann (Eng),Sachin Tendulkar (Ind).Test Player of the Year:Hashim Amla (SA),Virender Sehwag (Ind), Dale Steyn (SA),Sachin Tendulkar (Ind).ODI Player of the Year:Ryan Harris (Aus),Sachin Tendulkar (Ind), AB de Villiers (SA),Shane Watson (Aus).Emerging Player:Umar Akmal (Pak),Steven Finn (Eng),Angelo Mathews (SL),Tim Paine (Aus).Associate and Affiliate Player of the Year:Ryan ten Doeschate (Ned),Trent Johnson (Ire),Kevin O’Brien (Ire),Mohammed Shahzad (Afg).Twenty20 International Performance of the Year:Michael Hussey (Aus) for his 60 not out in 24 balls against Pakistan in the semi-final of the ICC World Twenty20 2010 in St Lucia on 14 May.Mahela Jayawardena (SL) for his 100 in 64 balls against Zimbabwe in Guyana on 3 May and his 98 not out in 56 balls against West Indies in Bridgetown on 7 May 2010 both during the ICC World Twenty20 2010.Ryan McLaren (SA) for taking 5-19 against the West Indies on 19 May in Antigua.Brendon McCullum (NZ) for his striking of 116 not out in 56 balls against Australia in Christchurch, New Zealand on 28 February.Women’s Cricketer of the Year:Katherine Brunt (Eng),Shelley Nitschke (Aus),Ellyse Perry (Aus),Stafanie Taylor (WI).Umpire of the Year:Aleem Dar,Steve Davis,Tony Hill,Simon Taufel.Spirit of Cricket:India,New Zealand,Sri Lanka,Zimbabwe.last_img read more