Phenomenal Timelapse video as an example of how promotional films of tourist destinations should be shot

first_imgVideo is a “must have” tool today when we talk about tourism promotion.But in order to get virality and to stand out from the mass of promotional tourist videos, it is necessary to invest in quality and professional production, which of course costs, but also gives results. With the mass use of drones, new technologies such as 4k video resolution, video in tourism is definitely the main bait for telling a story and creating a motive for coming.And how to stand out from the crowd and tell a story through a video that invites you to visit a tourist destination, demonstrated a young Ukrainian photographer Kirill Neiezhmakov with a new phenomenal timelaps video that takes us through an amazing walk through Rome.In less than three minutes through the “Eternal City” of the most famous sights, its historical past and picturesque areas where you will want to head on arrival when it’s time to relax. Rome is synonymous with history, writes Neezijakov and adds “Where else can you walk in the same footsteps as the emperors, St. Peter, the popes, Michelangelo, Dante, and Raphael, to name a few? The real charm of Rome is that you can easily walk to most of the places from the video”, Said Neiezhmakov.Want to visit Rome after this video and experience live the largest open-air museum in Europe?However, we also have our strong strengths when we talk about time laps video and professional photography, and that is certainly the phenomenal duo Marko Romulić and Dražen Stojčić who are the authors of some of the most famous Croatian timelapse films. After many phenomenal videos, they have been trying for years to catch the spring fog that emerges from the Mirna Valley in Motovun, and it only appears when special weather conditions set in. After many unsuccessful trips and catching the morning fog around the Motovun hill, and perseverance is always rewarded, finally came the day when the magic fog was caught through the lens of Marija and Dražen.Misty Motovun – timelapse movie from Romulic & Stojcic on Vimeo.Always use professional services and watch the quality, not how to go as little as possible and record video with a mobile phone, because in the end the only thing that matters is the final product and the message. Of course, after shooting the video, it is necessary to invest in promoting it so that as many people as possible can see it, because we can have the best product in the world, but if no one knows about it, everything falls into the water.Of course, there are always those who offer services much cheaper…Various professionals and creatives show their skills, and it is up to tourist destinations to see and use the opportunity to promote their tourist destination as well as possible. It is also their main job and they are paid for it. Directors of tourist boards from all over Croatia, you are on the move. Opportunities are there, it’s up to you to take advantage of them, that’s your obligation, isn’t it?Btw, next week, from 13 to 15 September, the International Tourist Film Festival will be held in Zagreb, Zagreb Tourfilm Festival, where 175 tourist films from 76 countries will compete. It will be interesting to see how other countries are branded and what messages they send.Related news:THE IMPORTANCE OF QUALITY PROMOTIONAL VIDEO IN TOURISMOVER 170 TOURIST FILMS IN COMPETITION AT ZAGREB TOURFILM FESTIVALWATCH THE PHENOMENAL TEASER OF SARAJEVO VIDEO GUIDElast_img read more

Governor Wolf Outlines How Restore Pennsylvania Will Benefit Municipalities

first_img April 01, 2019 Infrastructure,  Restore Pennsylvania Harrisburg, PA – Building on his commitment to support Pennsylvania’s communities, Governor Tom Wolf spoke at the Pennsylvania Municipal League’s Capitol Conference to outline how Restore Pennsylvania will benefit municipalities and overhaul Pennsylvania’s infrastructure. The massive rebuilding plan funded through a commonsense severance tax will help commonwealth communities prevent flooding, eliminate blight, and expand broadband access.“Restore Pennsylvania plan is the only plan anyone has to pay for critical infrastructure repairs,” said Governor Wolf. “I have yet to visit a community that would not benefit greatly from this proposal and I’m determined to fight for the critical infrastructure improvements that will bolster every community in the commonwealth.”Restore Pennsylvania will invest $4.5 billion over the next four years in significant, high-impact projects throughout the commonwealth to help catapult Pennsylvania ahead of every state in the country in terms of technology, development, and infrastructure.Encompassing new and expanded programs to address five priority infrastructure areas including high speed internet access, storm preparedness and disaster recovery, downstream manufacturing, business development, and energy infrastructure, demolition, revitalization, and renewal, and transportation capital projects, Restore Pennsylvania projects will be driven by local input about community needs.Projects identified by local stakeholders will be evaluated through a competitive process to ensure that high priority, high impact projects are funded and needs across Pennsylvania are met.View the full Restore Pennsylvania plan. Governor Wolf Outlines How Restore Pennsylvania Will Benefit Municipalitiescenter_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Nursing home CEO set for sentencing in major fraud case

first_imgIndianapolis, In. — James G. Burkhart, former CEO of ASC and respected community leader, will face sentencing on June 29, 2018 after pleading guilty to wire fraud, mail fraud, and conspiracy.  The DOJ, led by US District Attorney Josh Minkler, announced on October 12, 2016, that they had halted a fraudulent scheme, “just in time,” so that seniors residing in ASC facilities would not be “harmed.”  However, according to McGowen, federal 5 Star ratings of ASC facilities (licensed by HHC) have seen a dramatic decline in their quality of care ratings since Burkhart’s departure.Between 2012 and 2015, when the government alleged that residents were put at risk due to Burkhart’s ownership of and involvement in vendors providing valid goods and services to residents of HHC nursing homes, quality of care ratings, as measured by the Center for Medicaid and Medicare (CMS) star rating systems, rose from 2.41 on average to 4.08 a 69% increase for the HHC nursing homes.  After the raid of Burkhart’s home and Burkhart’s firing and replacement by ASC’s owners (the Jackson family), HHC’s legacy nursing homes’ quality of care ratings have fallen by 28.51% and are now at an average of 2.92 as of May 8, 2018.Financial losses have begun to accumulate at the HHC nursing homes and may soon outpace the extra payments of $150 million annually that HHC receives from the Federal Government, stated McGowen.  According to McGowen, during Burkhart’s 12-year leadership of ASC, HHC netted over $1.1 billion dollars from its long-term care operations.  This windfall was made possible by Burkhart controlling costs and driving quality and census to levels where ASC could generate a profit for HHC without the extra payments.The government claimed Burkhart engaged in a “…scheme, which is characterized by unbridled greed, deceit, and theft from programs….”  Actually, while Burkhart did earn profits from providing valid goods and services, they were provided at or below market rates, and were often lower than costs paid for these same services prior to Burkhart forming his own or becoming affiliated with ancillary companies to serving HHC nursing homes, said McGowen.  Along with Burkhart’s leadership, this produced savings of millions of dollars each year to Indiana Medicaid, McGowen added.While Mr. Burkhart earned over $1.1 Billion for HHC, he also earned hundreds of millions of dollars in management fees, rents, and profits from sales of real estate for the owners of ASC, stated McGowen.  “In fact, but for Burkhart’s willingness to take “put options” (described by HHC officials“…as ‘a form of insurance’ that allows them to sell their nursing homes for prearranged terms…”), the Jacksons may not have been able to sell real estate in 2012 for over $200 million,” McGowen added.McGowen indicated, these put options were also a prerequisite for the purchase of other nursing homes licensed by HHC; and, landlords of these properties insisted that Burkhart be listed as “key man” in the leases and all management agreements.  Without Burkhart there to accept these puts, HHC may find itself operating over 80 facilities in more than 40 Indiana counties and using Marion County tax payer dollars to provide for the care of residents outside of Marion County.last_img read more

West Ham reveal new sleeve sponsor

first_img The multi-year deal, which according to SportBusiness is worth between UK£1 million (US$1.24 million) and UK£1.5 million (US$1.86 million) per season, was announced in time for the Premier League club’s return to action following the three-month coronavirus-enforced shutdown.Advertisement Loading… West Ham United have expanded a commercial agreement with Scope Markets that sees the Hammers online trading partner replace investment firm Basset & Gold as their sleeve sponsor.center_img read also:West Ham nurturing ex-Eaglets keeper Jinadu for Premier League outing The move also brings an end to West Ham’s search for a new sleeve sponsor since Basset & Gold announced at the beginning of April it had entered administration, effectively cutting short the partnership. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

Buhr races into IMCA Modified history book with third straight crown at American Valley

first_imgLAKE ALMANOR, Calif. – Her place in the IMCA history book secure, Erica Buhr will race for a fourth straight IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modified crown this season at American Valley Speedway. Boosted by a string of consistent finishes through early August, Buhr won her third straight title at Quincy, an hour to the southeast of her Lake Almanor, Calif., home, in 2014. She became the first female driver to win three consecutive titles at the same track in the divi­sion’s 36-year history. Minnesota competitor Stephanie Forsberg accomplished the same 2012-2014 feat in the Mach-1 Sport Compact division. “You win championships in the shop,” said Buhr, who owns At Your Service Auto Repair and does all the non-engine work on her car. “I don’t win a lot of features but I’m consistent. I don’t keep track of points. I race my race, do the best I can and lately I’ve been coming out on top, which is awesome.”Buhr had raced for four years, three seasons in a local stock car class and another in mini-stocks, be­fore seeing her first Modified action and winning a local track title in 2005.“We were going good in the stock cars and finally got a track championship. A guy from Susan­ville, where I used to race, suggested I get into a Modified,” she said. “I hot lapped that car and was hooked. I bought it and won the first night out, and one of the guys I beat was the one I bought it from.”All three of Buhr’s track championships came in a 2010 Shaw purchased from Nevada speedster Shawn Natenstedt. Her first IMCA win accompanied her 2012 Quincy title.“I like the competition there and I like the guys I run with,” Buhr said. “I grew up with a lot of the guys who raced these cars, stock cars or mini-stocks. Going to Quincy is like going to a go-kart track with your family. It’s fun.”Her six-year-old son Rowdy has raced in the box stock car class since he was three, so Buhr has added crew chief to a racing resume that already includes driver and car owner. Buhr’s crew includes her husband Steve and Eddie Young. Sponsors are At Your Service Auto Repair and NAPA Auto Parts, both of Chester, and A & I Engines in Redding.last_img read more

Former Syracuse football player Naesean Howard sentenced to 10 years in prison

first_img Published on February 17, 2017 at 12:09 pm Contact Tomer: tdlanger@syr.edu | @tomer_langer Facebook Twitter Google+ Former Syracuse football player Naesean Howard was sentenced to 10 years in prison on Friday morning. Three weeks ago, Howard pleaded guilty to one count of first-degree assault, one count of second-degree assault and one count of criminal possession of a weapon.The charges and sentencing stem back from an incident last April in which Howard stabbed two SU football players, Chauncey Scissum and Corey Winfield.Both Scissum and Winfield played this past season at Syracuse. Both also announced their intent to transfer at the end of the year. Winfield has since joined West Virginia. Commentslast_img read more

Game Lounge marketing acquires SEO agency TodaysWeb

first_img Related Articles StumbleUpon Submit ComeOn rebrands to reflect company set-up January 16, 2020 How sports betting is influencing the tools of success in affiliate marketing September 16, 2019 Share Game Lounge the marketing and player acquisition arm of Stockholm-listed Cherry AB has acquired international ‘search’ agency TodaysWeb for a total consideration of SEK 14 million (€1.4 million).Confirming the acquisition, Game Lounge details that it will move to incorporate TodaysWeb’s search-engine-optimisation (SEO) tools, services and content portfolio of 1,500 websites.Updating the market, Jonas Cederholm, CEO of Game Lounge, details;“The timing of the acquisition is perfect as we are currently in a strong growth phase. We have previously announced our ambition to enter new verticals and this acquisition will accelerate our plans. I look forward to welcoming ten new members to the Game Lounge team.”The acquisition of TodaysWeb, sees Game Lounge complete its second strategic services acquisition of 2018.Last January Cederholm and Game Lounge completed the acquisition of Slottracker Solutions for €1 million, acquiring a software which will allow Cherry AB players to better monitor their playing habits and gameplay information; Internet Vikings appoints Peter Ekmark as new CEO November 6, 2019 Sharelast_img read more

CK Akunnor fears Techiman City wrangling could halt league start

first_imgCoach of newly promoted side Dreams FC, CK Akunnor has expressed fear that the league would be put on yet another rollercoaster of uncertainty following a recent ruling by the Ghana Football Association’s Ethics Committee to demote Techiman City.The GFA earlier this week announced the decision to demote Techiman City along with Wa Africa United following investigations into match fixing and bribery involving the two clubs in Division One last season.Akunnor is amongst a host of stakeholders who fear that the decision by Techiman City to seek redress any means possible will hold back the start of the new premier league season again. In an interview with Joy Sports, Akunnor hopes that lessons can be learned from similar incidents abroad where issues such as these did not prevent play on the field from going on smoothly.“It happened to Juventus and recently Real Madrid but the process went on. I just hope that this will not derail the process and then we have to wait and restart. It is uncalled for.”The manager is however optimistic in equal measure that peace will prevail as he prepares his side to play top flight football for the first time in its history. “However, we know the date has been set and so for me I am looking forward to the 20th February. The people want to see us start the league; they want to see us play.” Dreams FC will travel to Cape Coast to face Ebusua Dwarfs in their first ever league game.–Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @JoyFMSports. Our hashtag is #JoySportslast_img read more

World Series Game 3: All the wacky numbers from a long, historic game

first_img Fire danger is on Dave Roberts’ mind as Dodgers head to San Francisco How Dodgers pitcher Ross Stripling topped the baseball podcast empire Dodgers hit seven home runs, sweep Colorado Rockies Cody Bellinger homer gives Dodgers their first walkoff win of season “Probably one of the best, if not the best, games I’ve ever been a part of,” Cora said.What gives?Tidy descriptions do not suit the Dodgers’ 3-2 win over the Boston Red Sox. By innings (18) and by time (7 hours, 20 minutes), it was longest game in World Series history. It was two games rolled into one. It began at 5:09 p.m. Pacific Time on Friday and ended at 12:29 a.m. Saturday. In Boston, the bars had already closed when Muncy hit the game-winning home run off Nathan Eovaldi.Three minutes longer, and it would have matched the longest game in major league history – a 23-inning contest between the Mets and Giants on May 31, 1964 that lasted 7 hours, 23 minutes.The game featured 561 pitches. Dodgers starter Walker Buehler (108) threw the most. Ryan Madson (2) threw the fewest. Sixteen other pitchers took part in the game – not including Clayton Kershaw, who pinch hit for Kenta Maeda and flew out to end the 17th inning. LOS ANGELES — Max Muncy described Game 3 of the World Series as “gut-wrenching.”“Just playing five innings,” he said, “exhausts you when you talk about the mental stress.”And Muncy was the hero of the game.On the losing side, Red Sox manager Alex Cora called it “a great game.”center_img Related Articles Dodgers’ Max Muncy trying to work his way out of slow start Muncy became the fourth Dodger to end a World Series game in his team’s final at-bat, joining Cookie Lavagetto (1947 Game 4), Jackie Robinson (1956 Game 6) and Kirk Gibson (1988 Game 1).Both teams used all of their position players. The Dodgers used all but two of their pitchers – Rich Hill, who was scheduled to start Game 4, and Hyun-Jin Ryu, who started Game 2 on Wednesday. The Red Sox used all but two of their pitchers, and one (Drew Pomeranz) was warming up in the bullpen when the game ended. Cora said that Pomeranz would have pitched the 19th inning.No team had used nine pitchers in a World Series game until the Red Sox and Dodgers both did so Friday. The 18 combined pitchers set a record, too. So did the Dodgers’ 66 plate appearances, the Red Sox’s 19 strikeouts, and the 34 combined strikeouts for two teams.The most fun bit of trivia comes courtesy of Stats LLC: Game 3 lasted longer than an entire World Series! The Yankees’ four-game sweep of the Reds in 1939 lasted 7 hours, 5 minutes combined. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

British Open 2019 odds: Expert picks, favorites, best bets to win at Royal Portrush

first_imgWhile Royal Portrush will be uncharted territory for the majority of the field at the 2019 British Open, there is a strong sense of familiarity for Rory McIlroy.The four-time major champion set a course-record 61 at one of the toughest links venues — which has not held The Open since 1951 — as a 16-year-old in 2005. No real surprises here. McIlroy holds the course record at Portrush. Expectation could be an issue in his home country but he has the tools to dominate. Spieth won the Open in 2017 and was tied for the 54-hole lead 12 months ago before falling away. He hasn’t won since his Birkdale triumph but seems to thrive in UK conditions. And Koepka because, well, it’s Koepka.Outside bet: Adam ScottScott, like Spieth, is very much at home at the Open. Four consecutive top-10 finishes from 2012-2015 – he should have claimed the Claret Jug in 2012 but bogeyed the last four holes to finish second to Ernie Els by a shot – show a pedigree on this type of layout. The swing has never been a problem and his putting is, very belatedly, not proving a hindrance. A lot has changed in the 14 years since but McIlroy’s knowledge of Portrush, coupled with the fervent backing of a partisan home crowd in Northern Ireland, should aid his cause.MORE: Watch the British Open live with fuboTV (7-day free trial)But there is a star-studded cast — led by world No. 1 and four-time major victor Brooks Koepka — who will all be desperate to deny McIlroy a dream homecoming.Here, three Omnisport writers pick out their players to watch in the battle for the Claret Jug.Watch @McilroyRory relive his incredible 61 a Royal Portrush when he was just 16 To watch the full feature follow the link  https://t.co/69HxNFwR4v  pic.twitter.com/EFlgeC3wci— The Open (@TheOpen) June 2, 2019British Open 2019 odds, favoritesThe golfers with the four best odds are among the top five in the World Golf Rankings, and all 11 who check in at +2500 or better are ranked in the top 20. McIlroy’s longstanding relationship with Royal Portrush and overall familiarity with links-style golf make him an early favorite, while Koepka and Johnson have generally struggled more with British Open courses compared to the other majors. — Jacob JanowerGolferOddsBrooks Koepka+750Rory McIlroy+800Dustin Johnson+1200Tiger Woods+1200Jon Rahm+1400Justin Rose+1400Francesco Molinari+2000Jordan Spieth+2000Xander Schauffele+2200Rickie Fowler+2500Tommy Fleetwood+2500(Odds via Bovada)Expert picks to win the Open ChampionshipPETER HANSONMy favorite: Brooks KoepkaKoepka’s phenomenal record in major tournaments includes a couple of top-10 placings at The Open. A year ago, Koepka was a distant 39th at Carnoustie, but that was sandwiched by triumphs at the U.S. Open and US PGA Championship. He secured another PGA title in May, and only a wonderful four days from Gary Woodland denied him a third consecutive U.S. success. Koepka often feels he does not receive the acclaim he deserves but the fact the attention will be focused on McIlroy should play into his hands at Portrush.Likely challengers: Jon Rahm, Xander Schauffele and Tommy FleetwoodRahm’s three attempts to win The Open have hardly been a success story – a tie for 44th two years ago his best result. But the passionate Spaniard has two top-10 major finishes in 2019 and won the Irish Open this month, so will be feeling confident at Portrush. For a while now it has appeared a matter of when not if Schauffele becomes a major champion. Respective finishes of second and third at the Masters and U.S. Open further enhanced his major pedigree and he proved his ability to contend on tricky Open courses when ending as runner-up at Carnoustie a year ago. Fleetwood’s form in recent months has been patchy, but the amiable Englishman has the sort of clutch-scoring ability that should suit Portrush.Outside bet: Graeme McDowellThe halcyon days of winning the U.S. Open in 2010 may seem like a distant memory for the former world number four, who last year was ranked as low as 239. But ‘G Mac’ has shown signs of improvements this year, recording top-10 finishes at the Texas Open and Canadian Open, while he flirted with contention at last month’s U.S. Open before finishing 16th. And do not discount the power of local knowledge. While the majority of the focus will undoubtedly fall McIlroy’s way, Portrush native McDowell will be desperate to impress in front of home support.RUSSELL GREAVESMy favorite: Francesco MolinariWhen Molinari lifted the Claret Jug in 2018, he did so to little fanfare. On that Sunday at Carnoustie, his name was not the most illustrious of the contenders. Rory McIlroy was up there, as was Jordan Spieth, Justin Rose and, of course, Tiger Woods. What separated this quiet, unassuming Italian from that star-studded field was his immense calmness under pressure. He went bogey-free in a two-under par 69 in tricky conditions that will likely be replicated at Portrush. When the going gets tough, this guy will get going.Likely challengers: Koepka, Spieth and FleetwoodBecause since when does Koepka not challenge at a major? It is what he does. Time and time again. How Spieth would yearn for that kind of consistency now, but he did make a decent fist of retaining his title last year and it can never be declared a surprise to see him in the mix. Fleetwood was the focus of much of the pre-tournament attention when Spieth triumphed, with Royal Birkdale his home course. He may not have the same intimate knowledge of this track, but how poetic it would be to see the Claret Jug passed from one half of the Ryder Cup “Moliwood” partnership to the other.Outside bet: Matt KucharKuchar came mighty close to glory two years ago, but Spieth’s stunning revival from his 13th-hole woes kept his compatriot at arm’s length. Back then, Spieth said Kuchar would win a major one day. This could be his year.Links golf at its finest – Royal Portrush Who will overcome the elements next month? pic.twitter.com/cXiDhICTQc— The Open (@TheOpen) June 28, 2019JON FISHERMy favorite: FleetwoodFleetwood is without a win in 2019 but has recorded four top-10 finishes. He is likely to enjoy the conditions at Portrush. The links course on the upper tip of Northern Ireland is defended primarily by the wind which could play into the hands of a man brought up on the blowy north west coast of England. Fleetwood is overdue a major breakthrough and will enjoy considerable support.Likely challengers: McIlroy, Koepka and Spiethlast_img read more