The virtual Tourism Job Fair has started

first_imgFrom today, February 20, to midnight on February 27, the third online Tourism Job Fair will be held at the web address www.mojposaouturizmu.net Kolio is a virtual fair efficient, we don’t know, but in eight days, all those interested can expect more than 170 job advertisements, from waiters to internship programs for hotel managers. At the employers’ stands, in addition to the job offer, you can find employee experiences, a photo gallery and / or a video of the future work environment. As they point out from the MojPosao.net portal, a large number of ads refer to the positions of waiters, chefs, reception staff, restaurant managers, animators, pastry chefs, kitchen support staff and maids.center_img Since tourism is an activity in which labor mobility is frequent, the Fair is of a virtual nature and is accessible via all devices (computers, tablets, mobile phones), registration for ads is simple via a short form, and there is the possibility of chatting with employers. See more about the virtual job fair in tourism HERE.last_img read more

Self-driving electric water taxi – the future is here, are we part of it?

first_img// MATE RIMAC AS THE AMBASSADOR OF OUR TOURISM. THE SECOND PART An ingenious solution that can be ideal for transporting tourists to relieve traffic in our sea destinations, and is interesting to all cities on rivers and lakes. For example, Paris is developing a “flying water taxi” or SeaBubbles along the Seine. And the first Danish electric ferry started operating last year in this homeland of diesel marine engines. Norway is a pioneer in the production of driverless electric water taxis, and these electric ferries could be a revolution in the age of fighting climate change. Photo: Screenshot zeabuz.com TOP SENSORS PROVIDE SAFE DRIVING We have everything, we just have to be proactive and start dealing with market development. Opportunities are around us and the only question is whether Croatia will be the leader of the trends or we will again stay on the sidelines and miss another opportunity. Why drive around the cities when you can by river or sea and take an electric taxi. They have no drivers and are small, do not produce carbon dioxide, and tourists can call them at the touch of a button. As we know, nautical is the first to open and the last to close the tourist season in our tourism, and with a fleet of over 4.300 vessels, more than 140 nautical tourism ports, over 17.000 berths and over a million cruise passengers, Croatia is certainly nautical superpower and one of the most important nautical destinations not only in the Mediterranean but also globally. The cars will be used all the time, they will cover more than 250 thousand kilometers a year, and one robo-taxi, Rimac believes, and reports Index.hr, and adds that robo-taxis will be able to replace 20 traditional vehicles. This means that four million such taxis will be able to replace half of the one hundred million vehicles in the United States. Namely, the movement is ensured by the use of state-of-the-art sensors with which these self-driving ferries will be able to detect everything around them and safely move around bathers, other boats and other immovable objects in the water such as buoys. The sensors send the data to the control system, which makes a decision on the place of landing so that passengers can safely reach their destination. In order to be user-friendly, the docks will be placed in the places that best suit the passengers, and as it is a small and compact vessel, it will travel under all bridges with ease. In addition to selling Zeabuza to cities in Norway, the company also wants to help international partners design and build similar ferries in places with numerous waterways such as New York, Sydney, Istanbul, London, Amsterdam and Hong Kong. Many places have already launched sustainable public water transport projects. NUMBER OF CITIES LAUNCHED SUSTAINABLE WATER TRANSPORTATION PROJECTS Can we take advantage of the current situation, knowledge and all resources and make ships (small or large) that will be electrically powered? It is only a matter of time before that transformation will take place. In fact, it is already happening. Why not have electric water ferries in a country where tourism is the most important industry. Zagreb is our capital on the water along the Sava with huge traffic problems, maybe this solution is also for the transport of passengers through our metropolis?center_img And where is Croatia? We have great designers and innovators, we have the best electric car in the world. By revitalizing the city’s waterways, Zeabuz announces that it will reduce harmful emissions, noise pollution, but also traffic jams in cities, while protecting human health and the environment. These electric self-driving ferries in Norway will connect and integrate with existing land public transport infrastructure to provide people with a more sustainable and environmentally friendly way to travel. In Croatia, HT has introduced a 5G network, which is a prerequisite for autonomous vehicle driving, acceleration of digitalization as well as in general for the development of the IT scene and various other implications for the modern economy. For example, as an incentive for the further development of health tourism. We are introducing visas for digital nomads, and this narrative and direction of development would certainly attract digital nomads, but also attract various IT companies that would move offices to Croatia. Also, we could activate the sea electric highway with the aim of relieving road traffic, which is a big problem visible to us as soon as we get off the highway. We need to better connect the islands. Also, this would increase the daily migration of tourists to visit as many destinations as possible, and thus would directly increase the tourist consumption and overall satisfaction of tourists with the entire destination. Zeabuz will thus transport passengers on batteries by waterways in Norway in towns and villages along the coast where boat trips are frequent, with an emphasis on minimal environmental impact. Given that these taxis are driverless, this technology could cause insecurity and discomfort to users, but this start-up emphasizes that all safety standards have been met and extensive checks have been made. Also, many IT companies are already working with the auto industry, such as Infinum, a leading Croatian software design and development company, which in partnership with Porsche Digital founded a new company Porsche Digital Croatia. For a couple of years now, there has been constant talk about the activation of the green electric highway, which would be a great stimulus for tourism, the economy, as well as for positioning and branding Croatia. We as a state must put ourselves in an entrepreneurial mindset Source: Lonelyplanet.com, Index.hr The goal is to merge all points (ideas, resources, potentials, knowledge) into one story through a clear vision of strategic development. This is the idea of ​​a Norwegian start-up Zeabuz who announced that in 2021 he will launch his “self-driving” ferry or water taxi. The capacity of this electric vehicle is 12 passengers, and the suburban ferry passengers call at the touch of a button on their phones. Emission-free public transport was first developed by researchers at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology in 2018, and Zeabuz is well on its way to “throwing it out on the water” and starting to transport passengers for a year. Absolutely logical and natural, with all the above potentials and stories. Also, this is an opportunity for Croatia to be the leader of the 3rd generation wave of investment and development of the automotive industry. An opportunity we must not miss. On the other hand, we have a story about Tesla, there is Mate Rimac who said a few days ago that in ten years most vehicles will be autonomous, connected, electric and shared, which is an opportunity for Croatia because new business models are being created. “Everything will totally change, the complete picture of the automotive industry”, Said Rimac, calling for the initiative for Croatia to be a center for electric and autonomous vehicles. Photo: Screenshot zeabuz.comlast_img read more

Yes, Congress is broken. Earmarks will make it worse

first_imgIn 1987, President Ronald Reagan vetoed a highway bill because it contained 152 earmarks.By 2005, President George W. Bush signed a transportation bill that included 6,371.Earmark money is not equally divided among all members and senators. Nor is it allocated based on the needs of a particular state or congressional district.Earmark spending is controlled by power.More money is spent to assuage members on the “right” committee, with greater seniority or whose votes leadership needs on an unrelated issue.That’s great for voters living in a state or district represented by a powerful member of the majority party, but it’s inherently unfair.Further, earmarks replace the open, democratic process that should be used to allocate federal spending with backroom deals and graft. This has become a popular position for both Democrats and Republicans in Washington. Even President Donald Trump has suggested ending the ban.But eliminating this reform would be a costly and counterproductive mistake.“Congressionally directed spending” — the preferred euphemism of earmark supporters — has allowed politicians to insert individual spending provisions into larger bills, often without debate or an amendment vote and usually benefiting one congressional district or state.Supporters argue the long-standing practice allowed democratically elected members of Congress — rather than unaccountable bureaucrats — to set spending priorities in their districts and states.They also believe earmarks could help stifle chaos on Capitol Hill by giving congressional leaders carrots to reward team players and sticks to penalize the recalcitrant.While it is true that earmarks in some form or fashion date back more than two centuries, their use and abuse exploded after Republicans took control of the House in 1994.This accelerated after the turn of the century as then-Speaker Dennis Hastert and then-Majority Leader Tom DeLay kept slim GOP House majorities in line by ladling out buckets of pork-barrel spending. Earmarks figured prominently in the long litany of scandals leading up to Republicans losing their House majority in 2006.Boehner, then the House Republican leader, responded by telling members that an earmark ban was the first step they needed to repair the broken bonds of trust between Congress and the American people.Plus, earmarks today simply would not work the way they did in the past.The system relied on members and senators being able to brag about securing projects at home without facing scrutiny from the national media.The climate and media landscape have only become more transparent, aggressive and immediate since then.Can you imagine a member or senator, facing a tough decision on repealing and replacing Obamacare or overhauling the tax code, flipping his or her vote in exchange for a new post office or highway rest stop or any kind of new federal spending back home?They would be exposed instantly and pilloried mercilessly. Categories: Editorial, OpinionAs lawmakers on Capitol Hill continue to negotiate a tough spending bill this week, many commenters are lamenting the earmark ban put in place by then-House Speaker John A. Boehner in 2010.center_img Explaining his opposition to earmarks to his local editorial board, then-Arizona Rep. John Shadegg once pointed across the street to the Arizona Department of Transportation.Those experts working on transportation issues every day and assessing the needs of the whole state, he said, should decide where a new overpass or highway exit belonged — not a leadership or committee aide haggling with a congressman or senator in a Washington, D.C., cloakroom.Worse, earmarks entice members and senators to vote for things they wouldn’t otherwise support.If you want “your” money for “your” projects, you have to vote for the overall bill.That’s why, even though earmarks constituted a small portion of federal appropriations, then-Oklahoma Sen. Tom Coburn used to call them a “gateway drug” to higher government spending.If you balked at a pricy spending bill or disagreed with leadership on policy, your provisions wound up on the legislative cutting-room floor.Finally, the practice of earmarking inevitably invites corruption. Democratic senators who secured state-specific carve-outs in 2009 during the debate over the Affordable Care Act — changes they assumed voters back home would appreciate — know this well.They were startled to find their cherished provisions rechristened in national headlines as “The Cornhusker Kickback” or “The Second Louisiana Purchase.”There is no question that Congress is struggling to operate successfully in the face of changing technology and a changing society. Incentives have changed, and the institution has not yet changed with them.But ending the earmark ban would not simply turn back the clock to a more orderly era, any more than protectionist trade policies would bring back the “good old days” of the 1950s American economy.We need new thinking and new approaches.Michael Steel served as press secretary for former House speaker John A. Boehner from 2008 to 2015.More from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsEDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationEDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censuslast_img read more

Letters to the Editor for Tuesday, Jan. 28

first_imgCategories: Letters to the Editor, OpinionClean Lady Liberty and bring her homeReturning Lady Liberty to her former home in Gateway Park will not detract from the new sculptures there. Her old spot is still vacant, waiting for her to return to her place of honor.It is a disgrace to Schenectady for an iconic national symbol to be wedged into a tiny, dangerous corner. Furthermore, was she as dirty as she is now when Mayor Gary McCarthy had her put there?Give her a good cleaning and bring her home.Joyce M. CockerhamSchenectady Trump impeachment articles underplayedWe are in the middle of the impeachment of the president of the United States of America.By any account, it is a proceeding with implications not only for every New Yorker, but every American, the very existence of our country and consequences for the entire world. It is an event that has only occurred three times before in the history of our country.Yet, on Jan. 23, this momentous proceeding was relegated to a story in the lower right-hand corner of your front page. More important apparently, were stories about a school budget gap and state prosecutors struggling under a new law.Not to diminish either story, but they pale in comparison to the crisis our country is facing.On Jan. 24, the impeachment coverage not only did not make the headline but was buried in a 4×5 small article on page 4. What in the world are you thinking?The only thing I can surmise is that you hope that few people read about this historic event that will change the course of history. Do better.Linda McDermottClifton ParkGive judges power to assess risk on bailRegarding the new bail law, how many Capital Region cases have there been that have raised the sky-is-falling reaction of sheriffs and Republican legislators?A couple? Five, six? It doesn’t seem more than that.On the other hand, how many people are free to continue working, supporting families or otherwise going about their lives as they await court cases?I’m not sure what the number is, but it is enough that a local bail bondsman has said he’s losing 80-90% of his business getting people out of jail who can’t afford the bail.There is no need to repeal the law as Sen. Jim Tedisco has called for. It just needs to be changed to allow judges to decide in a case where there is a clear risk or the need for a cooling-off period, as Saratoga County Sheriff Michael Zurlo suggested.Jim MurphyScotiaEnjoyed reading the historic informationI miss the 125 Years of news. I looked forward each day to reading the tidbits of news from The Daily Gazette’s history. Thank you for providing an interesting glimpse into our local past.Suzanne KingScotiaMore from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Make a game plan for voting. Do it now.EDITORIAL: Take a role in police reformsFoss: Schenectady Clergy Against Hate brings people togetherEDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationHIGH NOTES: PPEs, fighting hunger, backpacks and supplies for kidslast_img read more

Suffolk

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Spanish retailers bring further fashion focus to Regent Street

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Cheap and cheerful

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On the right track?

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Offices: Central spark

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Limited partnership stakes snapped up in £40m deals

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