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EZVIZ C3X AI-powered camera provides incredibly vivid, colorful nighttime images » Gadget Flow

first_imgWith a dual-lens system, the EZVIZ C3X AI-powered camera boasts vivid color images, even at night. A commercial-grade camera, the C3X has high night vision performance in 1080p HD quality. Embedded with an always-free AI Deep Learning algorithm that detects humans and vehicles, it’s a smart way to protect your home or business. Plus, it has an active defense system with a siren and strobe light to ward off intruders. And it minimizes false alerts, too. This way you can feel safe knowing you’ll get accurate notifications when people or vehicles appear in specified areas. Built for the outdoors, it has IP67 dust and water protection. Another cool feature is that it offers customizable voice alerts, so you can both greet guests and deter unwanted visitors. Boasting H.265 video compression technology, this AI-powered camera stores more data and helps you get faster response times when you need it. – Advertisement –last_img read more

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Vans owner VF Corp to buy streetwear brand Supreme for $2.1 billion

first_img– Advertisement – – Advertisement – A travel bag entitled “Keepall”, a Skateboard box and a mail trunk by Louis Vuitton x Supreme are displayed during the exhibition “The Rise of Supreme / 30 years of American urban culture” at Artcurial auction house on May 14 2018 in Paris, France.Chesnot | Getty Images The deal, which is expected to be completed late in calendar year 2020, is anticipated to contribute at least $500 million of revenue and adjusted earnings per share of 20 cents in fiscal 2022. VF Corp said on Monday it would pay $2.1 billion to buy popular streetwear apparel company Supreme, adding another popular brand to the Vans shoe maker’s roster.VF Corp, which also houses brands such as The North Face and Timberland, said it would make an additional payment of up to $300 million subject to satisfaction of certain post-closing milestones.It added that Carlyle Group and Goode Partners are selling their stakes in privately owned Supreme, which was founded by American-British businessman James Jebbia in 1994.- Advertisement –last_img read more

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England Women name Helena Rowland and Zoe Harrison in squad to face France | Rugby Union News

first_img Zoe Harrison of Saracens will form the 10-12 axis with Rowland Zoe Harrison of Saracens will form the 10-12 axis with Rowland

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Ben Roethlisberger: Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback activated from COVID-19 list | NFL News

first_img 4:19 A look back at the action and talking points from Week 9 of the NFL season Ben Roethlisberger is eligible to play against the Bengals on Sunday after coming off the COVID-19/reserve list However, the team has been forced to put rookie guard Kevin Dotson on the COVID list meaning he will be unavailable for the game with safety Antoine Brooks Jr. elevated from the practice squad.Roethlisberger has passed for 1,934 yards and 18 touchdowns against four interceptions as the Steelers remain unbeaten (8-0) this season. Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger is among four players that have been activated from the COVID-19/reserve list.Roethlisberger, offensive lineman Jerald Hawkins, running back Jaylen Samuels and linebacker Vince Williams were all placed on the list after tight end Vance McDonald tested positive for COVID-19 on Monday.All four are now eligible for Sunday’s home game against the Cincinnati Bengals after continuing to test negative and avoiding the development of symptoms for five days.- Advertisement – – Advertisement – Quarterback Roethlisberger, offensive lineman Jerald Hawkins, running back Jaylen Samuels and linebacker Vince Williams were all placed on the list after tight end Vance McDonald tested positive for COVID-19 on Monday Last Updated: 15/11/20 8:12am – Advertisement – – Advertisement – Ben Roethlisberger is eligible to play against the Bengals on Sunday after coming off the COVID-19/reserve list
Ben Roethlisberger is eligible to play against the Bengals on Sunday after coming off the COVID-19/reserve list

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The 60-40 portfolio is ‘broken’ as bonds face headwinds: Van Eck CEO

first_imgSearch quotes, news & videos The 60-40 portfolio is ‘broken’ as bonds face headwinds: Van Eck CEOlast_img

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WHO won’t change H5N1 strains picked for vaccines

first_imgJul 20, 2005 (CIDRAP News) – The World Health Organization (WHO) has decided to stick with the strains of H5N1 avian influenza it chose in April 2004 for use in developing human vaccines against the virus, which many fear will trigger a flu pandemic.The WHO said today that analyses of 2004 and 2005 human and animal strains of H5N1 viruses from affected countries “did not provide any convincing evidence to change” the strains previously recommended for vaccine prototypes.The announcement comes three weeks after an international team of experts who studied the virus in Vietnam reported that it had not recently improved its ability to spread from birds to humans or from humans to humans. Their studies, in turn, were prompted by a report in May that changing patterns of human cases in northern Vietnam, including an increase in case clusters, suggested that the virus might be becoming more infectious.The WHO said today it would “continue to monitor the antigenic and genetic changes in circulating A/H5N1 viruses, especially in humans.” It went on to say, “For research purposes, WHO Collaborating Centres will develop experimental prototype vaccine strains from recent human influenza A/H5N1 viruses.”The US government has contracted with two companies, Sanofi Pasteur and Chiron, to make prototype H5N1 vaccines. A government-sponsored clinical trial of the Sanofi vaccine was launched at three universities in March. Sanofi is under contract to make 2 million doses of vaccine as part of preparations for a possible pandemic.In other news, the Vietnam News Service (VNS) said Vietnam will buy 415 million doses of avian flu vaccine from China and the Netherlands for use in poultry. The Chinese vaccine is for the H5N1 virus, while the Dutch vaccine is for H5N2, a less virulent strain, the report said.Vietnam previously announced plans to start vaccinating poultry in two provinces in August and expand the effort to the rest of the country later.Chickens, ducks, and fighting cocks will be vaccinated, VNS reported. Chickens and ducks are to receive three doses over a period of several months. Poultry within 3 kilometers of flu outbreaks will receive emergency inoculations.See also:Jun 29, 2005, CIDRAP News story “H5N1 virus has not grown more dangerous, experts say”last_img read more

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Colliers International: Investor interest in Croatia is record high, and positive growth of interest will last for another two or three years

first_imgAccording to the latest research by the consulting company Colliers International, in 2017, 90% of total investments in commercial real estate relate to investments in the retail sector (retail) and HTL (hotel-tourism-leasure).Most investment and development activities come from investors who are already present in the market, and new investors are mainly focused on brownfield projects in the HTL sector. The total value of real estate transactions and investments in 2017 was 320 million euros in a total of 22 projects, Colliers points out and predicts that the positive growth of investor interest will continue in the next two or three years, while the retail sector and HTL will continue be the most attractive to investors. It is of great importance that Croatia in this period capitalizes on the fact that it is a sought-after investment destination, is the conclusion of the annual survey on trends in the real estate and investment sector in Croatia for 2017 and 2018 forecasts of Colliers International.The HTL market in Croatia is very active, but investors often face a lack of projects According to the Central Bureau of Statistics, Croatia recorded 2017 million tourist arrivals in 17,4, which is 12% more than last year, and which is the main reason for the record high interest of domestic and foreign investors in our market. Most activities in the HTL market come from local investors, so in the first half of 2018. Adris Group bought a 77,8% stake in Expert which has a 58,6% stake in HUP-Zagreb, which owns 9 hotels in Zagreb and Dubrovnik. In 2017, Adris Grupa took over the unfinished Hotel Marjan in Split by purchasing the debt of Adriatic dd from the bad bank HETA. With these transactions, Adris will further expand its hotel portfolio in top locations – Dubrovnik, Split, Rovinj and Zagreb. The biggest investment in 2017 comes from a local investor Valamar Riviera, which opened two resorts in Istria, Valamar Family Life Bellevue Resort 4 * and Valamar Girandella Resort 4 * / 5 *, with a total of 764 accommodation units.Ongoing projects Maistra (COM)Adris group) develops a new 5-star hotel in Rovinj, which will consist of 193 rooms and 16 luxury suites. The total investment is about 80m euros. The opening of the hotel is planned for the first half of 2018. In the first half of 2017 on Tower B in the complex Westgate works have started in Split, and the new tower will consist of a hotel with 193 rooms and it is planned to open in the second half of 2018. Arqaam Capital with a hotel brand Four Seasons should start in 2018 with the construction of a luxury tourist resort in the bay of Brizenica on the island of Hvar. The resort will feature the Four Season Hotel and 60 luxury villas. So far, most activities in this segment come from small project investors, who most often target smaller first-row projects to the sea, for less risk and faster return on investment.In 2018, large activities in the HTL sector are expectedThe privatization of several state-owned hotel companies in Croatia is under way, while the Center for Restructuring and Sales (CERP) accepted the offer for the majority share of hotel Makarska (55,5%) from the highest bidder Valamar Riviera (in cooperation with the pension fund Allianz ZB). Valamar Riviera offered EUR 23,3 million, which is EUR 3 million more than the starting price. CERP has also accepted an offer from pension funds PBZ Croatia i First for a hotel company Jadran in Crikvenica (71%). They offered 26,9m euros. At the same time, CERP rejected the Czech offer Czech J&T IB Capital Markets to purchase a majority stake in the group Hotel Maestral (69%) in Dubrovnik due to the small amount of planned investments in hotels in such an attractive position. The government has announced a new tender to find another private investor, which is currently active.German tour operator TUI bought 50% of the company Punta Zlatarac Tučepi from the hotel Tučepi, part Sun groups for 31,5 million euros. MK Group she acquired it from Serbia Skipper Resort in Istria from the bad bank HETA. Skipper Resort consists of luxury Kempinski Adriatic Hotel 5 * with 186 rooms, 200 suites and 22 villas and an 18-hole golf course.last_img read more

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During the extended Easter weekend, more than 285 thousand overnight stays were realized

first_imgAccording to the eVisitor system, which includes tourist traffic realized in commercial and non-commercial facilities and nautical charter (eCrew system), in the period from January to the end of March, 894.000 arrivals (+ 19%) and 2,3 million overnight stays were realized in Croatia. %).Out of that, foreign tourists realized 596.000 arrivals (+ 27%) and 1,6 million overnight stays (+ 29%), while domestic tourists also recorded increases in arrivals by 6% and in overnight stays by 4%.During the first three months, most overnight stays were realized in Istria (545.000 overnight stays), Zagreb (401.000 overnight stays) and in Kvarner (334.000 overnight stays). They are followed by Split-Dalmatia County with 273.000 overnight stays, Dubrovnik-Neretva County with 222.000 overnight stays, Zadar County with 118.000 overnight stays, Šibenik-Knin County with 77.000 overnight stays and Lika-Senj County with 36.000 overnight stays. On the continent, not including Zagreb, there were 150.000 arrivals (+ 8%) and 341.000 overnight stays (+ 12%), and looking at the counties, most overnight stays were realized in Krapina-Zagorje (79.000 overnight stays), Međimurje (39.000 overnight stays), Osijek- Baranja (36.000 overnight stays) and Varaždin County (34.000 overnight stays).In the mentioned period, the highest number of overnight stays was realized from the markets of Germany (196.000 overnight stays), BiH (184.000 overnight stays), Austria (184.000 overnight stays), Slovenia (170.000 overnight stays) and Italy (104.000 overnight stays). (1,4 million overnight stays) and in household facilities (446.000 overnight stays).More than 285 thousand overnight stays were realized during EasterPhoto: Pixabay.comIn the period from March 30 to April 2, ie during the extended Easter weekend, 91.497 arrivals and 285.761 overnight stays were realized in Croatia. Of these, most overnight stays were realized from the markets of Germany (61.737 overnight stays), Croatia (40.927 overnight stays), Italy (26.860 overnight stays), Austria (24.303 overnight stays), Slovenia (12.578 overnight stays), the United Kingdom (9.107 overnight stays) and the USA overnight stays).Looking at destinations, most overnight stays were realized in Dubrovnik (30.355 overnight stays), Poreč (20.560 overnight stays), Zagreb (19.015 overnight stays), Rovinj (16.147 overnight stays), Opatija (12.909 overnight stays), Split (11.790 overnight stays), Zadar (9.727 overnight stays), Medulin (9.666 nights), Umag (9.424 nights) and Pula (9.009 nights). We add that most overnight stays were realized in hotels (63% of total overnight stays) and in household facilities (17% of total overnight stays).In March, an increase of 31% in overnight stays was achievedIn March, there were 450.000 arrivals and 1,1 million overnight stays in Croatia, which compared to March 2017 represents an increase of 27% in arrivals and 31% in overnight stays. In March, the highest number of overnight stays was realized in Istria (312.000 overnight stays), in Kvarner (167.000 overnight stays) and in Zagreb (156.000 overnight stays), while on the continent in March there were 54.000 arrivals and 116.000 overnight stays, of which most overnight stays were in Krapina-Zagorje , Osijek-Baranja and Međimurje counties.The director of the Croatian National Tourist Board, Kristjan Staničić, emphasized that the results were the result of numerous promotional activities, as well as excellent preparations for the season. “The results achieved during the first three months of this year, as well as the results achieved during the Easter weekend, confirm our announcements of a good tourist year. Our goal is to maintain positive trends during the pre-season, ie during April, May and June, so at the level of the first half of the year we expect a cumulative growth of tourist traffic of 10 to 15 percent. In order to realize the above, we will continue with the implementation of key marketing and PR activities in emitting markets, as well as with quality relations with key partners, ie tour operators and airlines, which confirm the growth of demand for Croatian destinations and announce the introduction of numerous new airlines.” Stanicic said, adding that he was pleased that distant markets such as the United States or Korea had made a significant contribution during the first three months.last_img read more

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The Tourist Board of Split invites tourist workers to a working meeting – Split as a safe tourist destination

first_imgThe Tourist Board of the City of Split, in cooperation with the Croatian Chamber of Commerce (Split County Chamber) and the Ministry of the Interior of the Republic of Croatia (Split-Dalmatia Police Administration), is organizing a working meeting / training for tourism workers.The working meeting will be attended by police officers of the Split-Dalmatia Police, a the topic of the working meeting is safety in the season. At the meeting, tourism workers will have the opportunity to exchange experiences and participate in solving specific problems related to the safety of both tourists and tourism workers and the local population.A working meeting / training will be held in Wednesday, May 23.05, in the Split County Chamber – HGK (at the address Trumbićeva obala 4, Split), s beginning at 10 p.m.last_img read more

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Croatia is becoming the first country to allow its visitors to read thousands of books and publications freely

first_imgPriča i odlična platforma je tu, sada je na Vama potez. Stalno pričamo o kvalitetnom sadržaju i produženju turističke sezone. Imate ga, iskoristite ga. Namely, this is an excellent project – the Library of Croatia, ie the Croatian open virtual library which will have thousands of books and various publications in its database. It is a project on which a team of experts has worked hard for three years and which offers multiple opportunities in the field of publishing, education, culture and tourism.  U svakom slučaju, Library of Croatia je odličan projekt i platforma za razvoj turističkih destinacija, a samo je pitanje imamo li svijesti i želje je prigrliti i napraviti odlična kvalitetni sadržaj od cijele priče. The Library of Croatia is an open virtual library globally accessible to all citizens, and the idea is that reading is financially supported by corporations and state institutions. Find out more about the project HERE. Croatia is becoming the first country to provide its citizens and visitors with unlimited and free reading of thousands of books and publications. This is just the beginning of the story, and now we add various extensions to it and continue the story of literature, culture, poetry through various smaller or larger events. For example, reading poetry in a city park, etc.… feel free to let your thoughts run wild and compose one quality and good story. The implications are manifold, but let’s say that one hotel allows its guests access to this base, that tourists can enjoy reading various books and publications on their mobile phones, tablets or laptops on vacation. Or for one tourist board to create an open virtual library in its destination for everyone. ILICA PROJECT: Q’ART AS AN EXCELLENT FESTIVAL OF CULTURAL AND CREATIVE INDUSTRY BRINGS LIFE BACK TO THE CITY CENTER RELATED NEWS: It is a great platform that brings ie. it could bring great benefits to tourism. I emphasize it could, only if we accept it and the project receives such important support from the profession and partners. “The benefits for tourism are multiple: in a promotional, marketing sense, in the possibilities of branding, direct address to the guest, giving value to the service we offer, personalizing the service, and contributing to the spread of reading culture.  ”Points out Mirela Rončević from the Library of Croatia and adds that this project enables a new way of reading, writing, publishing and distributing books, articles, magazines, brochures and other content. Predstavljanje projekta je zakazano za četvrtak, 21. ožujka, u 14 sati na Hrvatskim studijima u Zagrebu, a organizatori pozivaju predstavnike turističkih zajednica, obrazovnih, istraživačkih institucija, škola, fakulteta i drugih ustanova i organizacija, da se uključe u projekt jer se radi o velikom projektu koji znanje približava svakom pojedincu i otvara nove mogućnosti za obrazovanje, kulturu i turizam. HKKKKI: MAPPING CREATIVE AND CULTURAL INDUSTRIES IN CROATIAlast_img read more

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