Agreement on cooperation signed between the City of Vukovar and the Faculty of Management in Tourism and Hospitality

first_imgThe Faculty of Management in Tourism and Hospitality of the University of Rijeka and the City of Vukovar have signed a cooperation agreement with the aim of implementing education programs in the field of tourism, hospitality and sustainable development and promoting education in tourism and hospitality.The effects of the established cooperation are multiple, and by encouraging the education of staff, while valorizing the tourist potential of the destination, a solid foothold is created for tourism development projects in the City of Vukovar, but also the entire Vukovar-Srijem County. In that sense, cooperation represents the realization of the strategic commitment of the academic community to be an active partner to local self-government and its institutions in formulating development plans and programs, the FMTU points out. cooperation.”The Faculty of Management in Tourism and Hospitality is the only public higher education institution that has been educating staff for tourism and hospitality for more than fifty years. In this context, in addition to studies, we strive to be an active partner and collaborate with local communities. We believe that within our capabilities we can contribute to the development of tourism and economic and social progress of both Vukovar and Vukovar-Srijem County.e, ”said Dean Dora Smolčić Jurdana, expressing hope for the continuation of fruitful cooperation in the field of education, lifelong learning and cooperation on professional scientific projects that combine science and practice in concrete application.www.vucedol.hrStrategic documents position Vukovar-Srijem County as a rural area with significant resources for dynamic tourism development, and the proposed model of tourism development includes activities that will strengthen the tourist offer and the development of tourism stakeholders, in the direction of tourist offer development, capacity utilization, tourist traffic, employment etc. “The signing of the Cooperation Agreement is the second step of our cooperation. The first step was the initiative of Deputy Prefect Đorđe Čurčić, who recognized the potential of Vukovar and connected us with the Faculty of Management in Tourism and Hospitality, which we appreciate as the most famous institution in the Republic of Croatia dealing with tourism. The idea is to use the Faculty and professional staff through existing and new programs to strengthen continental tourism in our region,”Said the Mayor of Penava, emphasizing that Vukovar is the center of continental tourism in eastern Croatia, as evidenced by numerous awards of the famous Vukovar City Museum, Archaeological Museum Vučedol, but superbly newly opened swimming pool, promenades along the Danube and new marinas under construction, cruising and water tower with accompanying memorial tourism.The city of Vukovar and the Vukovar-Srijem County have recently attracted increasing interest from tourists, which is confirmed by significant increases in tourist arrivals and overnight stays in commercial accommodation facilities. Namely, in 2016, 34.881 tourist arrivals were recorded in Vukovar, with 44.427 overnight stays. Compared to 2015, there is an increase of 195,11% in arrivals and 168,09% in overnight stays. Also, in 2016, the City of Vukovar recorded 221 cruise berths with almost 30 passengers.”This is another of a series of activities of the Faculty of Management in Tourism and Hospitality that supports its focus to position itself as a leader in higher education and research in tourism and an active partner in development processes.“They conclude from FMTU. The main activity facing the two institutions is the formation of education programs in the field of tourism and hospitality as a significant driver of tourism development of the City of Vukovar and Vukovar-Srijem County.Related news: EDUCATION AND POPULARIZATION OF SCIENCE IN TOURISM – GET INVOLVED IN THE PROJECT “KNOWLEDGE IS POWER”last_img read more

Lasting damage to young minds left by online porn

first_imgDaily Mail (UK) 8 Sep 2012A leading neuroscientist has backed an opt-in system for online pornography, saying extreme images may cause long-term harm to children’s brains. Baroness Susan Greenfield urged ministers to respect parents’ concerns over uncontrolled internet access. The Oxford University professor said the developing brain was ‘vulnerable’ and that children needed to be protected from premature sexualisation. Already, she said, young people she had spoken to believed ‘relationships are for losers’ and that having multiple sexual partners would impress their friends. The Daily Mail is campaigning for an automatic block on online porn unless over-18s specifically ask their internet service providers to let them see such material, following strict age verification. Baroness Greenfield said: ‘If I had to choose between unfettered internet access, and having children potentially harmed psychologically or worse by porn sites, then for me the decision is an easy one. ‘This [opt in] seems to be the simplest and something simple is easiest for people to deal with. We know that the young brain, because it is still developing, is vulnerable. It is so easily influenced, exposing young people to extreme behaviours like that, might influence it in a way that could be long term.’ Baroness Greenfield said children’s brains may be vulnerable to pornography, as well as suicide and eating disorder sites, on the back of evidence from studies on drug use, video games and criminal behaviour, showing long-term effects from early exposure. On Thursday, a petition signed by 115,000 – including 140 MPs – was handed in to Downing Street, demanding that internet service providers block online porn.http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2200103/Lasting-damage-young-minds-left-online-porn-Brain-expert-warns-children-protected-extreme-images.htmllast_img read more

Windies fight back to share honours on opening day

first_imgHAMILTON, New Zealand, (CMC) – West Indies twice fought their way back into the second Test against New Zealand, to steal a share of the honours on the opening day at Seddon Park here Saturday.Opting to bowl first, the Caribbean side managed to limit the Black Caps to 286 for seven, ensuring that none of their top batsmen surived long enough to inflict irreparable damage.Left-handed opener Jeet Raval top-scored with 84 and the in-form Colin de Grandhomme slammed an aggressive 58 while captain Kane Williamson got 43.A couple other batsmen got starts but the Windies snuffed them out before they flourished.Fast bowler Shannon Gabriel recovered from a poor start to end with three for 79 while Miguel Cummins picked up two for 37.Raval ensured the Kiwis had a strong start anchoring 65 for the first wicket with Tom Latham who made 22 and a further 89 for the second wicket with Williamson.With the Windies seamers too full in length, Raval and Latham played positively and had gathered 47 runs in the first hour with ease.However, West Indies finally got the breakthrough half-hour before the interval when Latham entangled himself with an attempted pull at a short one from Cummins and edged a catch behind to wicketkeeper Shane Dowrich.Raval, unbeaten on 44, and Williamson saw New Zealand to lunch on 87 for one, before extending their partnership following the resumption to put West Indies on the back foot.The left-handed Raval faced 157 balls and struck 15 boundaries while Williamson counted five fours off 96 deliveries.They kept West Indies without success in the first hour and were threatening to end the session without being separated when the visitors struck twice in quick succession.The right-handed Williamson tried to turn an innocuous leg-side delivery from Cummins and was taken by Dowrich, 25 minutes before tea.And Raval followed three overs later, caught low down by Dowrich, nicking one that Gabriel got to shape away.Left with the task of rebuilding at 173 for three at tea, New Zealand were dealt another blow in the third over following the resumption when Ross Taylor (16) attempted to cut one too close to him from pacer Kemar Roach, and top-edged a catch to Dowrich who pouched it on the second attempt.When left-hander Henry Nicholls (13) was lbw three overs later, missing one angled in, to give debutant left-arm seamer Raymon Reifer his first Test wicket, New Zealand were slumping 189 for five.However, de Grandhomme arrived to repair the damage for the Kiwis, fuelling a 76-run, sixth wicket stand with Mitchell Santner who scored 24.The right-handed de Grandhomme, coming off a maiden hundred in the first Test in Wellinglast week, continued where he left off as he dominated the Windies bowling.He belted five fours and four sixes, including two off Roston Chase in the part-time off-spinner’s 12th over which leaked 19 runs.De Grandhomme raised his half-century off exactly 50 balls when he clobbered stand-in captain Kraigg Brathwaite over the ropes at backward square in the final hour.The Black Caps were romping towards the finish at 265 without further loss when Gabriel struck twice in quick succession, to engineer yet another Windies fight back.Firstly, he bowled Santner middle stump with the second delivery with the second new ball, about half-hour before the close, before claiming the prized wicket of de Grandhomme – bowled with a full length delivery.NEW ZEALAND 1st innings Raval c Dowrich b Gabriel 84  Latham c Dowrich b Cummins 22  Williamson c Dowrich b Cummins 43  Taylor c Dowrich b Roach 16  Nicholls lbw b Reifer 13  Santner b Gabriel 24  de Grandhomme b Gabriel                 58  Blundell not out 12  Wagner not out 1   Extras                     (nb-10 w-3)               13  Total                      (for 7 wickets, 87 overs) 286 Fall of wickets: 1-65 T. Latham,2-154 K. Williamson,3-159 J. Raval,4-186 R. Taylor,5-189 H. Nicholls,6-265 M. Santner,7-275 C. de GrandhommeTo bat: T. Southee, T. BoultBowling:  S. Gabriel  20 – 3 – 83 – 3(nb-5 w-1),K. Roach 19 – 7 – 45 – 1(nb-1),M. Cummins 16 – 4 – 33 – 2(nb-4 w-2), R. Chase  12 – 1 – 78 – 0,               Reifer 17 – 8 – 36 – 1,K. Brathwaite 3 – 0 – 11 – 0.last_img read more

Bold with beauty

first_img“It makes you want to watch more,” Aliyah said. “[Seeing them] painting their face in the best way possible makes you want to sit down with a cup of coffee and watch them do their work.”  When Davis is not experimenting and creating different makeup looks or working on photography, they can be found writing in their journal, filming videos or participating in student organizations, like the Black Student Assembly’s Creative Experience, all of which are key passions in their life. “There are a lot of really helpful resources on there for learning the basics of filming and editing. Every time I’m not too sure about something, I just look up a YouTube tutorial, and those definitely help out a lot,” Davis said. “For makeup, I’d say you’ve just got to practice a lot. So I would literally just do makeup at like 3 in the morning.”  Glam, glitter and bold lashes — since the first moment makeup artist and photographer Avery Davis laid eyes on the dramatic painted faces and elongated winged eyeliner integral to drag queen makeup, they have always been attracted to a bold and colorful aesthetic. From both their professional work and personal creative endeavors on YouTube and Instagram, Davis is an icon on campus known for their dark and beautiful works of art, be it through makeup or photography. In the beginning stages of their makeup journey, Davis said that their favorite beauty influencer was Michelle Phan, a pioneer of the YouTube beauty community, who arguably invented the concept of a beauty guru. Some of their favorite content creators on the YouTube platform include Jackie Aina and Miles Jai, both of whom are YouTubers who produce videos, such as wig reviews and foundation range tests, that cater specifically to the Black community’s experience in beauty.  Their makeup rates range from $45 to $60, totaling $80 to $100 if a photoshoot is included, Davis said. When Davis first began delving into makeup, Davis’ family and friends were greatly supportive of their interest in the art form and their self-starter attitude. Gaining rising popularity on their YouTube channel, Davis also eagerly shares their enthusiasm for makeup artistry online through storytimes and “Get Ready With Me” style videos. One of Davis’ goals as an influencer is to be an active role model, encouraging others to disregard hateful opinions and freely express themselves. Photo courtesy of Avery Davis Davis’ self-confidence has allowed them to pursue bold and transformative looks, featuring dramatic eyelashes, reflective glitter and colorful rhinestones. Some of these looks include drag and pride makeup, and tutorials for them can be found on Davis’ YouTube channel. Davis said they are interested in pursuing YouTube as a career if it takes off in the future, but as of now, they use it as a creative outlet to share their passion for makeup and explore content creation. Described by USC alumna Kenya Aliyah, a close friend of Davis, their YouTube videos are almost like ASMR.  Their online presence on Instagram and YouTube has also been met with positive engagement, and  Davis hopes to grow their following to be an inspiration for more makeup enthusiasts.  Aliyah, who has modeled for Davis several times, described the photoshoot process as very professional, yet fun and collaborative. Though Aliyah was new to modeling when she worked with Davis for the first time, they shared creative freedom in order for Davis’ characteristic dark and beautiful aesthetic to shine through. “Sometimes I’ll be like, ‘I want something really smoky,’ or ‘I want the base makeup and face to look really shiny,’ and just go off of that,” Davis said. “But  I don’t have a set goal or look in mind.”   “I did experience having some people who would make unnecessary comments when I was in high school, but also, I didn’t really care, so I was like, ‘Oh, OK,’” Davis said. “But I was also reaching a place where I … stopped listening and caring about what other people think.”  When creating looks, Davis normally waits for some inspiration or chooses to highlight a certain facial feature such as a cut crease eyeshadow look or a glossy lip. “I have a couple goals. One of them would be to almost be on the same level as Pat McGrath [self-made billionare], where it’s like I’m able to participate in runway makeup,” they said. “And even just having a makeup look get published by a really highly established publication … or to just be published in a Hollywood publication — that would be really nice.”center_img One of Davis’ favorite looks is more avant garde.  “Most times I’ll let them take creative freedom because I really trust their judgment,” Evins said. “All issues always come out really amazing, so I plan to just let them do their thing and like come up with their own ideas, because it never fails, honestly.” For aspiring makeup artists and beginner photographers, Davis recommends checking out YouTube.  “I don’t have an audience yet, and [it’s] just people commenting so that’s nice,” Davis said.  As a professional, one of Davis’ most memorable jobs was doing makeup for UMI for her music video, “High School,” released in 2019. For those interested in hiring Davis for freelance makeup and photography work, Davis said they are flexible with monetizing their creativity, prioritizing the art form itself.  A senior majoring in cinema and media studies, Davis serves and centers bold and daring looks on their Instagram, @stayservinglooks. Davis grew up in Compton and has been practicing makeup for about six years. Like many aspiring makeup artists, their journey began out of simple curiosity coupled with the need for a creative outlet to balance the stress of school and express their sense of identity.  “I have no brows, and it’s more of a blue look. And I just really like that one because I think my eyeliner looked really good that day,” Davis said, laughing.   “It was easier for my family to support me because like all of the makeup I had, I bought myself,” Davis said.  Discovering popular beauty gurus on YouTube to learn skills and find inspiration helped Davis gain increasing confidence in their makeup looks. They later decided to dive into the field of photography to capture and share the beauty of their makeup artistry. Branching off into photography inspired Davis to practice professionally and help others in the creative process of sharing their art. USC alumna Ryan Evins has also worked with Davis on album art for her music career and is eager to keep working with them in the future.  “[Davis’ aesthetic] is bold and colorful and has a message behind it — something that you’ve never seen before,” Giná said. “[There’s an] idea and thought behind it, like [each photo] based on the persona that they’re trying to recreate. They love glam, they love lashes, they love glitter, so they’re very expressive.” A future project Davis has in mind is with USC alumna Tiah Giná in a futuristic Afro-centric photoshoot. According to Giná, Davis’ strong suit is their expressiveness and boldness with painting colors and shapes on the face.  “I feel like the beauty of the muse and the photograph [always shines in] every photo I see,” Aliyah said. “I feel like you can really see the person and there’s always like a story behind it.”  Despite the familial support and online encouragement of their 1,501 followers on Instagram, Davis has also encountered some negativity along the way, but it has failed to faze them.last_img read more