Participate in a large survey on the digital habits of private renters in Croatia

first_imgThe conference, a hackathon through which innovative business-technological solutions for Croatian private renters will be found, and a multitude of tips for renters themselves, who face the challenges of modern tourism, gather under one roof, the project Digital renters organized by the portal Netocracy. As an introduction to the wider story and to identify the sore points, but the benefits of technological advances in the tourism sector of private rental accommodation in Croatia, a comprehensive survey is being launched for all those involved in rental accommodation.How do renters in Croatia breathe?Today, it is not necessary to emphasize that tourism is one of the most important items of Croatian GDP, with a share of more than 18%, and private accommodation in such a system leads in the total number of tourist nights. However, at the same time, it contains great potential for further development – more efficient business, rising prices and a higher occupancy rate, all with the help of modern technologies.That’s why it’s running Research in which more will be learned about ways in which Croatian renters use digital tools, such as those for managing guest reservations, advertising on social networks or for administration, but also digital platforms, like Airbnb and Booking. With this, we want to check the level of digitalization of Croatian private renters, but also the challenges that plague them in placing accommodation on the (digital) market.The aim of the project is to create a “blood picture” of private accommodation renters in Croatia, identify trends and room for improvement, so that renters can improve their business, but also other stakeholders in the tourism system create better and more customized products for renters.Digital renters: Tips, research, hackathon, conference!The Digital Renters initiative was supported by industry experts, including Emanuel Tutek of Horwath HTL, a global leader in hotel consulting.Platforms and channels such as Airbnb and are followed by a large number of similar ones, and software solutions such as channel i reservation management systems that make it significantly easier for renters to keep up with the times and improve their business. Such solutions are already widely used around the world, and we have an excellent example of Rentli in Croatia, which has shown that our minds oriented towards the right vision can make a top product with top results.”Get involved in the research!To get renters involved in the survey, just go to the following link:  Anyone who completes the survey will receive an email address a free ebook (digital book) containing the best tips and articles published in the section Digital renters.last_img read more

Cosmodyne, UGI, commission LNG peak shaver facility

first_imgIllustration purposes only (Image courtesy of Cosmodyne)Cosmodyne and UGI Energy Services installed and commissioned a natural gas liquefaction plant in Mehoopany, Pennsylvania. The facility will produce liquefied natural gas (LNG) for UGI’s merchant and utility businesses, Cosmodyne said in its statement.The order for the facility was placed in September 2015, with Cosmodyne selected to deliver a complete package which includes equipment for natural gas pretreatment, natural gas liquefaction, cooling systems and a gas turbine driver.The plant’s production capacity is 120,000 gallons of liquefied natural gas per day.The plant was successfully commissioned earlier this year. This is the third peak shaving liquefier that Cosmodyne has commissioned in the last twelve months.last_img read more

Gullikson calms Badgers to Big Ten road victory

first_imgSTATE COLLEGE, Pa. — Kevin Gullikson was sweating buckets in addition to assisting on them.Following the Badgers’ 71-58 victory at Penn State Wednesday night, the sophomore forward stood against the wall outside his locker room and coughed. He attributed it to a winter cold. But whatever the infection, Gullikson’s teammates certainly caught it.Leading 42-41 through 27 minutes, No. 4 Wisconsin was searching for a separation they had yet to find. But with Joe Krabbenhoft sent to the bench and Marcus Landry in foul trouble, UW head coach Bo Ryan stuck with a small lineup and inserted Gullikson at the five. What happened next was a 21-8 Wisconsin run jumpstarted by Gullikson’s block of Jamelle Cornley and three consecutive Badgers 3-pointers that busted up the Nittany Lions’ zone defense. Wisconsin (23-2, 9-1) used the run to ultimately put away Penn State (10-12, 1-8) at the Bryce-Jordan Center. “Well, yeah, it can come in bunches,” said Ryan. “And that’s why I had that group on the floor at the end of the game.”Kevin Gullikson was the biggest reason for [UW using the clock well], because he just made good decisions with the ball, and he was a very calming effect.”The pivotal scoring stretch began with a long arching 3-pointer by Jason Bohannon. Two Michael Flowers long-distance daggers from opposite sides of the court quickly followed over the next two possessions.”It was very vital,” senior guard Kammron Taylor said. “They were on a run, and they kind of slowed what we were doing on offense. For Mike to do what he did and step up to hit those two 3s, you know, back-to-back, and then contain Claxton, was huge for us.” After that, the sky opened for the Badgers’ national player of the year candidate as he took to the paint. Alando Tucker scored eight consecutive Wisconsin points and finished with a game-high 24 on 9-of-19 shooting.Gullikson hustled to tip out a Taylor miss that was eventually scooped up by Bohannon and dealt to Tucker down low for a layup and a foul. The senior leader converted on the free throw and followed it up the next time down the court by storming the baseline and connecting on a reverse layup in addition to drawing another foul. After Tucker converted that free throw, the Badgers led 59-47, and the advantage would never again fall below double digits. Cornley led the Nittany Lions, who have now lost eight straight games, with 20 points on 9-of-16 shooting. But nobody was able to match Wisconsin down the final stretch, as Penn State looked out of rhythm in trying to work from behind. Star junior Geary Claxton was held to 13 points on 4-of-13 shooting. The Nittany Lions did manage to counterpunch any time the Badgers made an early run. Wisconsin led by seven in the first half, but Penn State twice pulled within a point after the break. The Lions lead the Big Ten on the offensive glass; and it was those second chances that kept them clawing back many times. Penn State also entered the night shooting a dismal 39 percent from the field in its last six games, while allowing its opponents to connect at a 52 percent clip. The numbers were not quite that skewed Wednesday, but UW did hit 58 percent of its field goals in the second half. Wisconsin also finished with 18 assists to just nine turnovers, something Ryan was especially pleased about. Flowers, in particular, contributed six assists without a giveaway in addition to his 12 points. Yet, that performance alone did not suit Flowers. “I’m kind of disappointed,” Flowers said. “I would have liked to have, you know, 12 points, six assists, seven rebounds, like three or four steals. The steals part didn’t really come through on defense.”That response echoed Gullikson’s earlier appraisal of his “calming effect.””I don’t know,” Gullikson said with a blush. “I just, I don’t know.”Their teammates and coach seemed happy with the performances, however. As did Tucker, who was on the receiving end of two of Gullikson’s three assists and one from Flowers.Tucker’s 24 points leaves him at 1,999 for his career, all but ensuring he will be eclipse the 2,000 barrier in front of his home crowd. He said following the game he was not aware how close he was, but that his teammates cautioned him to pick up the historic basket in Madison.He will get the chance to become the second Badger ever to do so when the Iowa Hawkeyes visit the Kohl Center Saturday.last_img read more

Coronavirus: Comcast offers Internet Essentials package for 60-days for free

first_imgComcast understands what effect that coronavirus has on family and work life especially with schools, Universities, and several public offices closing for at least the next two weeks.To help out during this health crisis, the company has decided to offer it’s Internet Essentials package for free for 60- days to families in need.Comcast has always had an Internet Essentials package in which it offers qualifying low-income families it’s basic internet package for as little as $9.95 a month.The company has also announced that it will be increasing internet speeds from 15/2 Mbps to 25/3 Mbps for both new and existing customers.  The new internet speed will remain in effect from this day forward.The offer officially goes into effect on Monday.If you are interested in how you could possibly take advantage of this offer click here.last_img read more