ID Riva Tours brought the first group of Germans to Slavonia and Baranja

first_imgOn Sunday, the first large group of Germans arrived in Slavonia and Baranja, organized by the German tour operator ID RIVA from Munich. This fulfilled the promise of the owner of ID RIVA Tours, long-time Croatian tourist expert Selimir Ognjenović, that he would help make the northeastern part of our homeland a tourist mecca, writes Tourism library.This promise was made by Ognjenović at last year’s Days of Tourism in Bol on Brač, when he received a lifetime achievement award for 40 years of work and development of Croatian tourism, and called on Croatian tourism workers to help open and make Slavonia and Baranja interesting for tourists. so we help the emigration of the population there.A group of Germans is located in the Hotel Osijek, from where they tour the region and the diverse offer of that part of Croatia. So yesterday they visited Baranja, Kopački rit, Zmajevac, and enjoyed the beautiful landscapes, especially the vineyards and the richness of Barnja cuisine and Baranja wines, of course all with the inevitable tamburitza. On Tuesday, German tourists will visit Vukovar and Ilok, then Vinkovci and its surroundings… then head to Požega, Kutjevo cellars…Photo: Turizmoteka”When we told our friends that we were going to Slavonia, they corrected us, you mean Slovenia, they told us. We are now delighted, with the beautiful nature that reminds us of the landscapes of our grandmothers, while industrialization has not taken off. We are surprised by the warm hospitality we came across, but also by large portions of new dishes and flavors for us., “Said, among other things, satisfied tourists from Germany.Promised, held! Hat to the floor to our ambassador of Croatian tourism, Mr. Selimir Ognjenović. But this is not the end, but only the beginning, because as Ognjenović announced, he plans to bring about a thousand guests to Slavonia and Baranja this year and next.Slavonia certainly has something to show, in fact, it has a premium motive for coming to Europe through the Vučedol culture, and it is certainly the best secret, as Ognjenović points out. It is easy to develop tourism on the sea where every year you have a safe base of tourists, while on the continent you have to come targeted and develop step by step destination.It is possible, in fact, all the way to the people.The initiative to hold the Days of Croatian Tourism in 2018 in Slavonia A big positive “dust” was set in motion initiative to hold the Days of Croatian Tourism in 2018 in Slavonia. Day after day, support is coming from all over Croatia from the entire tourism sector from Istria to Dubrovnik, as well as from Zagreb to Slavonia.The owner of the German tour operator ID Riva tours, Mr. Selimir Ognjenović is convinced that the time has come to significantly promote continental tourism in Slavonia and Baranja, and therefore initiated the visit of forty tourist workers from the interior of Istria who were in Slavonia and Baranja, and now the first group of Germans to visit Slavonia and Baranja. According to him, the east of Croatia, ie Slavonia and Baranja have all the predispositions to become a strong receptive tourist region, and I fully convey my support to you. ”Our goal is to invite Croatian tourism managers to the consciousness of “Croatia’s most beautiful tourist secret”, and that means to take them or pull them to fly through Slavonia. Believe me, I see a “movie” of how it works: tamburitza restaurants. ” Ognjenović points out and adds that it is terribly important to move away from the model of the coast and dogma: one place – one hotel.Related news: SELIMIR OGNJENOVIĆ: “I WANT TO EXPRESS SUPPORT WITH THE FULL HEART OF“ THE CROATIAN MOST BEAUTIFUL SECRET ”TO BE THE HOST OF THE CROATIAN TOURISM DAYS 2018.# DHTSlavonija2018last_img read more

Annenberg students partner with online media site

first_imgThe Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism has partnered with AOL’s online news source,, as part of a new PatchU program, which unites the site with 13 journalism programs at universities across the nation.Patch provides comprehensive hyperlocal news to cities that typically do not receive much media attention, said William Nance, vice president of developing business group at Patch Media.“We’re committed to being a member of the community. That’s how we build business up,” he said.The hyperlocal business model of reporting news in specific cities has helped Patch grow into a trusted news source for local issues in cities around the nation, Nance said.Since it began reporting in three cities in New Jersey in February 2009, Patch has grown to cover the news in numerous cities across 16 states and Washington, D.C. Patch launched a site in its 100th community in August, and AOL announced plans to expand to more than 500 neighborhoods in 20 states by the end of the year.To help reach out to a different kind of community, Patch began the PatchU program, where journalism students will work with Patch editors to report on local news in areas near their campuses.“Over time we expect to expand to other universities,” Nance said. “It helps us become a part of the discussions around the future of journalism.”Annenberg’s involvement with PatchU began when Marcia Parker, West Coast editorial director for Patch, collaborated with Sandy Tolan, an associate professor of journalism at Annenberg, after the two worked together on a state-wide investigative reporting project in March.“We talked about how we could do something that was really local but also had depth,” Tolan said. “I originally thought of the idea of having all the reporting for one class be in one square mile of a city.”Now a reality, Tolan’s “One Square Mile” launched this fall with eight students who cover one square mile of Westfield in Culver City.“It’s not really like a class; I consider it more of an editor-reporter relationship. It’s almost run as workshops that try to replicate what it’s like in the newsroom,” Tolan said.Students are responsible for hunting down stories about education, crime, entertainment and culture in the area, Tolan said. She and Parker edit the students’ stories before sending them to local Patch editors who cover Culver City.“We’re inventing this [project] as we go — the spirit of invention and innovation is at the heart of this,” Tolan said. “We’re among a group of schools that are trying to help lead students into an uncertain world of multimedia journalism.”School of Journalism Director Geneva Overholser said the partnership fits into a larger scope of collaborations between USC and other media organizations.“This class creates interesting journalism at a time when journalism is reinventing itself,” she said. “One of the most promising aspects [of new journalism] is collaborations.”Tolan agreed that this project is a way for Annenberg to help lead students into an uncertain world of multimedia journalism.Because Patch feels the pressure of the changes and challenges in the field of journalism, it has enlisted the help of the universities through PatchU, Nance said.“Annenberg is one of the top journalism programs in the U.S.,” he said. “We’ve got such a focus on good journalists; Patch wants to make sure they have good partnerships with good journalism programs.”So far, there are no set plans for Annenberg to continue with the PatchU program after this semester, Overholser said. Patch hopes, however, that this partnership will continue to benefit both itself and Annenberg, Nance said.“It helps [Patch] become a part of the discussions around the future of journalism [and] what content and economic models will work,” Nance said. “We want to be in a relationship where these conversations are occurring.”last_img read more

Cross sisters push each other down stretch for No. 1 Syracuse

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on April 17, 2014 at 1:47 am Contact Tyler: [email protected] As Kelly Cross entered the latter half of her lacrosse career at Upper Dublin (Pa.) High School, she faced the tough task of choosing where to play at the college level.But older sister Amy, then a freshman midfielder for Syracuse, made that decision really easy.“I have always looked up to (Amy) as a role model,” Kelly said, “so it sort of made sense to just come here and follow in her footsteps.”Now, senior Amy and sophomore Kelly are dependable contributors on the No. 1 team in the country, combining for 19 goals and 30 ground balls in 2014. They’ll look to finish their final season together just as strong, beginning when the top-ranked Orange (14-1, 5-1 Atlantic Coast) travels west to face No. 9 Notre Dame (9-6, 2-4) at 3 p.m. on Saturday.Although they are two years apart, both Amy and Kelly said they remain as close as they have ever been. But their tight bond has also sparked a competitive spirit that drives both to play their absolute best.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“We just motivate each other, without even having to say anything,” Kelly said. “There is always that sense of wanting to one-up each other, which is I guess better for both of us.”The two siblings grew up in a very competitive atmosphere, especially when it came to lacrosse. Their mother, Dee, starred at Shippensburg State College and captained Team USA in the 1986 and 1989 World Cup tournaments. She is now an inductee in the National Lacrosse Hall of Fame and the head coach of Upper Dublin.Their older sister Ali also played throughout her childhood and at Shippensburg, while younger sister Julie currently stars for Upper Dublin and has already made a verbal commitment to Syracuse.Amy and Kelly also played field hockey and soccer, respectively. In fact, Kelly said she grew up idolizing Mia Hamm and dreamed of playing on the pitch. However, their constant exposure to the sport helped lacrosse win out by high school.“They were around it so much, and they just liked it,” Dee said. “Amy would come to every practice, so she would start playing with the older girls. Then Kelly started playing even younger.“It was pretty much a domino effect.”Eventually, two generations of Crosses merged as both played for their mother in high school, spending two seasons as teammates. Dee said being able to coach her daughters was the most fulfilling experience of her life, and something Amy and Kelly would never trade.Meanwhile, Ali said her sisters’ demeanor on the field was very unique. They played with an edge, but knew when to dial back and never let it spill over.“I am very not competitive in the same way Amy and Kelly are,” Ali said with a chuckle. “We are creepily alike — all four of us, really. The only thing we fought about was clothes.”The Orange’s 18-6 victory over Canisius on Feb. 16 was a perfect example of the sisters’ competitive, yet friendly, athletic rivalry, Amy said. When one of them made a big play, the other wanted to follow suit. “She scored, and then I scored, and then she scored again,” Amy said. “It’s not a bad competitive, but it pushes us to work hard.”Kelly said she’s now more motivated than ever to improve her game because it’s the final year for a great senior class. If nothing else, she said the underclassmen are working really hard because they know this is a year they can step up and help their mentors win a title that has eluded them.That being said, having a sibling in the group makes this season much more meaningful.“It’s going to be sad when Amy leaves,” Kelly admitted. “It’s just been a great experience that not everyone gets to have, to play with your sister not only in high school but in college.”The sisters still have at least a handful more games together, and they’re going to savor each one. So will their mother, who tries to attend as many games as possible even though she gets extremely nervous sitting in the stands.And while a competitive fire burns in the two middle siblings, it will never overcome the connection that lacrosse has brought to their entire family.“It’s a huge support system, and we push each other to be better,” Amy said. “It’s just cool that we’ve created this ‘Cuse family and we all get to play for such a great team.” Commentslast_img read more