Tourist Academy – a new educational program for the development of competencies of tourism workers at all hierarchical levels

first_imgHow to develop emotional and social intelligence in employees in tourism? How to retain talent and manage intergenerational differences in the workplace in tourism? What are the successful strategies for the appearance of tourist companies on social networks? How to acquire basic professional and soft skills needed to work in tourism? How to manage revenue and introduce controlling? Tourism is a heterogeneous and labor-intensive system that is sensitive to globalization trends and impacts. As such, it represents a dynamic business environment in which the ability to quickly learn and adapt is extremely important, especially if one strives for quality service. Dependence on the human factor poses many challenges to employers and therefore the focus needs to be on quality professional development of employees. This is especially true in the tourism sector, which is affected by new trends and technologies on a daily basis and where there is a strong influx of new employees without the necessary knowledge and experience.In order to offer the market modern educational solutions that cover key areas of work in tourism, Mirakul Education Center in collaboration with leading HR experts in tourism he designed Tourist Academy, a special specialist program aimed at developing the necessary competencies in current and future employees at all hierarchical levels. A systematic approach, experiential learning and examples of (un) good practices are the way in which participants with a broader perspective of certain topics will have the opportunity to develop skills and knowledge that are important to them for their and organizational success. All lecturers have a rich teaching and experience in tourism.In the period from February 1, 2018 to April 27, 2018. all interested have the opportunity to educate themselves on key areas of business in tourism: Human Resources Management, Destination Management, Digital Marketing for Tourism Organizations, Tourism Finance Management, Sales and Soft Skills in Tourism.Each educational area consists of several modules, and participants can enroll in the complete program of the Tourist Academy (all 20 modules), an individual specialist educational area (eg only Human Resources Management in Tourism) or only a single module (eg development of emotional and social intelligence in employees). tourism). The educational program is held at the Hotel Jadran in Rijeka, and a special promotional discount of 15% is currently underway for registrations and payments until January 10, 2018.More information about the Tourist Academy, the content of individual modules, dates and lecturers, and the possibility of applying to the program, you can find on the official website read more

Governor Wolf and Health Secretary Expand ‘Stay at Home’ Order to Lehigh and Northampton Counties to Mitigate Spread of COVID-19, Counties Now Total 10

first_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Press Release,  Public Health Governor Wolf’s Amended OrderSecretary of Health’s Amended OrderStay at Home GuidanceAs the state seeks relief to save lives and stop the spread of COVID-19, today Governor Tom Wolf and Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine revised the “Stay at Home” order to include Lehigh and Northampton counties, bringing the state total to 10 counties under the stay-at-home order. The order now includes these 10 counties: Allegheny, Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Erie, Lehigh, Monroe, Montgomery, Northampton, and Philadelphia counties. The amended orders takes effect at 8:00 PM Wednesday, March 25, 2020, and will continue until April 6, 2020.Individuals may leave their residence only to perform any of the following allowable individual activities and allowable essential travel:Tasks essential to maintain health and safety, or the health and safety of their family or household members (including pets), such as obtaining medicine or medical supplies, visiting a health care professional, or obtaining supplies they need to work from homeGetting necessary services or supplies for themselves, for their family or household members, or as part of volunteer efforts, or to deliver those services or supplies to others to maintain the safety, sanitation, and essential operation of residencesEngaging in outdoor activity, such as walking, hiking or running if they maintain social distancingTo perform work providing essential products and services at a life-sustaining businessTo care for a family member or pet in another householdAny travel related to the provision of or access to the above-mentioned individual activities or life-sustaining business activitiesTravel to care for elderly, minors, dependents, persons with disabilities, or other vulnerable personsTravel to or from educational institutions for purposes of receiving materials for distance learning, for receiving meals, and any other related servicesTravel to return to a place of residence from an outside jurisdictionTravel required by law enforcement or court orderTravel required for non-residents to return to their place of residence outside the commonwealthAnyone performing life-sustaining travel does not need paperwork to prove the reason for travel.The following operations are exempt:Life-sustaining business activitiesHealth care or medical services providersAccess to life-sustaining services for low-income residents, including food banksAccess to child care services for employees of life-sustaining businesses that remain open as follows: child care facilities operating under the Department of Human Services, Office of Child Development and Early Learning waiver process; group and family child care operating in a residence; and part-day school age programs operating under an exemption from the March 19, 2020 business closure OrdersNews mediaLaw enforcementThe federal governmentReligious institutionsIndividuals experiencing homelessness are not subject to this order but are strongly urged to find shelter and government agencies are urged to take steps needed to provide shelter for those individuals.International students, foster youth, and any other students who would otherwise experience displacement or homelessness as a result of campus closures are exempt and may remain in campus housing.At this time, law enforcement will be focused on ensuring that residents are aware of the order and informing the public of social distancing practices rather than enforcement. To report a noncompliant business, contact your local law enforcement agency’s non-emergency number or the nearest Pennsylvania State Police station. Please do not call 911 or the Department of Community and Economic Development to file reports. Law enforcement officers should refer to Business Closure Order Enforcement Guidance available online.Read Governor Wolf’s original order here or view on Scribd. Read Governor Wolf’s amended order here or view on Scribd.Read Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine’s original order here or view on Scribd. Read Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine’s amended order here or view on Scribd.For the most up-to-date information on COVID-19, Pennsylvanians should visit: March 25, 2020center_img Governor Wolf and Health Secretary Expand ‘Stay at Home’ Order to Lehigh and Northampton Counties to Mitigate Spread of COVID-19, Counties Now Total 10last_img read more

Fall from tree stand injures Whiteland man

first_imgMorgan County, IN—Saturday morning, Conservation Officers were called to 775 W. in Morgan County to investigate a tree stand accident that injured Bradley Wise,33, of Whiteland. While climbing his ladder tree stand Bradley Wise got to the last step of the stand, began getting dizzy and passed out. When he awoke he was laying on the ground in extreme pain. After approximately twenty minutes he was able to reach his cellphone in his pant pockets and get help from a friend who hunting the same property. The investigation revealed the fall to be twelve feet. At the time of the fall, Wise was wearing a safety harness but was not attached to a safety lanyard. Bradley Wise was transported to Methodist Hospital by I.U. LifeLine. Wise sustained injuries consisting of multiple broken bones and spinal fractures. Assisting agencies on scene included Morgan County Sheriff’s Department, Johnson County Sheriff’s Department, and local EMS.last_img read more

Report highlights Balotelli abuse

first_img Press Association More than 8,000 abusive messages were directed towards Balotelli, over half of which were racist, Welbeck 1,700, of which half were racist and Sturridge 1,600 of which 60 per cent were based on sexual orientation. The sheer volume of racist and other abuse on social media has prompted Kick It Out to form an expert group to tackle football-related hate crime across social media, working with football, the main social media platforms, organisations dealing with internet safety and the police. Kick It Out director Roisin Wood told Press Association Sport: “It is really shocking. We knew there was an issue but even we were shocked by how many the players have received. For one player to have received over 8,000 abusive messages is phenomenally awful. “You cannot accept players getting that level of abuse so we want to bring this expert group together to see how we can address this. “We don’t see the problem going away. Some of the perpetrators are young people and they need educating that you cannot sit in your room and abuse people like this. It is also an issue for the social media platforms and how they address this.” The volume of hate messages directed towards Balotelli is a reflection both of his high profile and his own use of social media. There was a large spike in racist posts after he tweeted “Man utd … LOL” when Manchester United were losing 5-3 to Leicester earlier this season. It prompted an explosion of abusive messages, some of them using the most grotesque racist language, including that he should “eat bananas” and “get ebola”. Kick It Out only started receiving complaints of social media abuse during the 2012-13 season and has since started reporting the incidents to True Vision – a national reporting facility which had been developed to deal with hate crime online. The research showed the Premier League clubs receiving the highest volume of discriminatory posts were Chelsea (20,000), Liverpool (19,000), Arsenal (12,000), Manchester United (11,000) and Manchester City (11,000). Twitter was the most common platform for abuse with 88 per cent of messages coming in the form of tweets. The games with the largest volume of discriminatory mentions relating to them were: Chelsea v Liverpool in the Capital One Cup on January 27, Sunderland v Manchester United in the Premier League on August 24 and Arsenal v Manchester City in the Community Shield on August 10. Mario Balotelli has been targeted with more than 4,000 racist messages via social media this season, according to shocking new research from anti-discrimination body Kick It Out. Arsenal striker Danny Welbeck and Liverpool’s Daniel Sturridge have also each received more than a thousand discriminatory messages. Overall, Kick It Out’s research estimates there have been 134,000 discriminatory posts this season, and 39,000 of these directed towards Premier League players. The research was carried out by Tempero, a social media management agency, and analytics firm Brandwatch and looked at specific case studies including Liverpool striker Balotelli, Welbeck and Sturridge. last_img read more

Schalke happy to see Annan slot in well

first_imgAnthony Annan could be in line for his Bundesliga debut on Friday when Schalke 04 meets leaders Borussia Dortmund.Schalke coach Felix Magath says he has been hugely impressed with Ghana midfielder who joined up with the club last week from Norway’s Rosenborg.“He has made a fantastic impression,” Magath said of Annan. “He is excellent in possession, lively, aggressive and he wants the ball.”Magath is in no doubt Annan will fit into Schalke’s style perfectly.“He knows what to do right away and is quick to get forward. He looked very impressive and may well be able to help us this weekend.”Source: ghanafa.orglast_img read more

Flames’ James Neal loses teeth after being high-sticked

first_imgNeal immediately hunched over and grabbed his mouth and then went to the dressing room to have his mouth evaluated, while an on-ice official collected the teeth from the ice. Related News Flames winger James Neal had a rough night — to say the least. Neal lost several of his teeth while playing against the Canucks on Saturday. The incident happened during the third period when Canucks defenseman Alex Biega was attempting to hit an airborne puck. James Neal just lost like half his front grill on a high stick.— Blake Steck (@blakesteck) February 10, 2019″That’s why there are dentists, right,” Flames coach Bill Peters told reporters (via USA Today). “I think for every tooth he lost, they got a minor.”  Neal returned to the ice before Biega’s penalty ended. The Canucks went on to win 4-3. NHL trade news: Canadiens acquire Dale Weise, Christian Folin from Flyers Unfortunately, Biega missed and swiped Neal’s mouth instead, which resulted in a four-minute penalty against Biega for high-sticking. last_img read more

Masters 2019: Mixed Round 2 start for Brooks Koepka; Bryson DeChambeau takes outright lead

first_imgKoepka birdied the first but found trouble in the trees at the second, taking an unplayable for his third stroke, and eventually missed a 27-foot putt for bogey. Brooks Koepka made a hit-and-miss start to his second round at the Masters on Friday, while Bryson DeChambeau was leading by one ahead of Phil Mickelson.A 6-under 66 on Thursday left Koepka in a tie for the overnight lead with fellow American DeChambeau. Masters 2019 weather forecast: Storms could crash Sunday’s final round The double bogey meant he was 5 under for the tournament through two holes. Related News DeChambeau had no such trouble and made birdie at the par-5 second and was at 7 under. Today marks @PhilMickelson’s 100th round in #themasters, and with it, a slew of impressive results.— Masters Tournament (@TheMasters) April 12, 2019Veteran Mickelson — playing his 100th Masters round — was a stroke back and 1 under for his round through two. Ian Poulter was three strokes adrift, while Dustin Johnson was 1 over through three holes and in a group at 3 under with Matt Kuchar, Jason Day and Francesco Molinari.last_img read more

MLB trade rumors: Yankees’ Brian Cashman would do ‘whatever it takes’ to land Max Scherzer

first_imgThey had a deal lined up with the Astros to move Harper for several top prospects but wouldn’t do it.So while Cashman might do all he can to get Scherzer, but there may be no offer that could actually land him, at least not this season with two and a half years and more than $60 million left on his contract. “It’s a process we’re working through, and we’ll see,” Cashman told reporters. “We’re certainly compiling a list of the names that are available that are obvious, and we’re compiling a list of the names that might become available.”Apparently, he values one of those name above all the others. Related News Will Yankees land front-line starters like Max Scherzer, Trevor Bauer? ‘We’ll see,’ Brian Cashman says MLB wrap: Ailing Max Scherzer pitching like he doesn’t want to be tradedcenter_img Cashman “would do whatever it takes” to get Nationals ace and three-time Cy Young winner Max Scherzer, according to a report from SNY, which cites unidentified league sources.Scherzer has been the talk of rumors for the last few weeks as the Nationals continue to hover around .500, though they have played better as of late.Many pundits think the Nationals could decide to sell off pieces if they fall out of the race, and if that is to happen, Scherzer could be on the move.The Yankees are in pursuit of a front-line starter, but they won’t sell the farm for Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner, so it’s more likely that they could pursue Scherzer or even a starter like Trevor Bauer from the Indians or Matt Boyd from the Tigers.If New York was to land Scherzer, the one-two punch of him and James Paxton, who the team acquired in the offseason from the Mariners, would be as formidable as any in MLB and would certainly match up with Houston’s pair of Justin Verlander and Gerrit Cole — who they could match up with in the playoffs.And if the team got Luis Severino back fully healthy, no team would have a 1-2-3 to match that rotation.So the Yankees would, of course, do whatever it takes to land Scherzer. The only problem is, according to SNY, the Nationals are not likely to sell the righty.”No chance,” one source told SNY. “Even if (general manager Mike) Rizzo wanted to do it, ownership wouldn’t let him. They want Scherzer to be their first Hall of Famer.” This make sense because the Nationals wouldn’t even sell Bryce Harper when they were out of the race at the deadline last season and he was likely to leave in free agency. The Yankees added a big piece to their lineup last weekend in Edwin Encarnacion and their focus is now on improving the rotation.General manager Brian Cashman told reporters earlier this week the team is compiling a list of names to pursue at the trade deadline. last_img read more

NHL Draft 2019: 3 takeaways from the first round

first_imgHere are three takeaways from the first round of the NHL Draft:United States National Team Development Program sets recordThe NTDP was the star Friday night and there is absolutely no denying it. The team had the No. 1 pick in Jack Hughes, the No. 5 pick in Alex Turcotte and the No. 9 pick in Trevor Zegras. All three of those young men are centers and all three played on the same team this year.There’s a reason they were setting records left and right and that story has even more depth to it. There were seven players taken from the NTDP in the first 15 picks alone as Matthew Boldy, Spencer Knight, Cam York and Cole Caufield were all selected as well. John Beecher was taken by the Bruins with the 30th pick as well giving this team eight first-round picks in 2019.How on earth did this team not win the U18 World Championships?A run on defensemenIt’s undeniable that teams were doing all they could to not go without drafting a defenseman in the early goings. It all started with Bowen Byram, who the Avalanche took at No. 4 overall. This was a great pick. Now they will have Cale Makar on one line and Byram on another — a frightening proposition for Western Conference teams. This pair could be the equivalent of the Sharks’ Erik Karlsson and Brent Burns in a few years.But this is where it got weird. Because Byram was expected to go very high, some thought he would even go third to the Blackhawks, but no other defenseman was seen as a top-2 guy in this draft. However, there were two drafted like it.The Red Wings made a bit of a reach taking Moritz Seider at No. 6 in a move must have woken some teams up because the Oilers then took Philip Broberg two picks later. He was also seen as a 15-to-20 selection rather than a top-10 pick.Then the floodgates opened and defenseman started flying off the board as Victor Soderstrom went eighth to the Coyotes, Cam York went 14th to the Flyers and Thomas Harley went 18th to the Stars. That’s six defensemen in the top 18 picks and only one was seen as truly to be valued in that range. That is definitely what you call a run.A goalie in the first roundThis doesn’t even need a creative header because the headline says it all: A goalie was taken in the first round. It sounds plain and boring but considering it was just the third time since 2012 a goalie has been taken in the first round, it was a pretty historic selection. NHL Draft 2019: Rangers select Finnish winger Kaapo Kakko No. 2 overall NHL Draft 2019: Devils select Jack Hughes No. 1 overall What made it even more rare was the goalie taken was Spencer Knight out of the NTDP. He is the first American goalie taken in the first round since the Kings took Jack Campbell in 2010. That’s a significant pick and one Knight has a chance to live up to.He’s a special player with great hockey sense and without a true weakness. He will be going to Boston College next year, but then could very well either be the Panthers’ goalie of the future, or a key backup to Sergei Bobrovsky if Florida does indeed sign him. Knight’s going to be a fun story to watch going forward in his career. NHL Draft 2019: Best, worst picks from the first round The first round of the NHL Draft has come and gone and there are some clear-cut takeaways from it.One comes with a question. Another with a head scratch.And the final one with some recent historical significance. Related Newslast_img read more

2018 Southland Cross Country Season Starts Friday

first_imgThree Southland teams open with their own meets – Abilene Christian, McNeese and Nicholls. ACU hosts the Naimadu Classic while McNeese, Northwestern State and Southeastern Louisiana will compete in the McNeese Season Opener, both on Friday. Opening Weekend Schedule Saturday, Sept. 1Central Arkansas, Houston Baptist – Brooks Memphis Twilight Classic, Memphis, Tenn.New Orleans, Nicholls – Nicholls Cross Country Invitational, Thibodaux, La. Sam Houston State and Texas A&M-Corpus Christi begin their seasons the following weekend at the Norry Hersey Rice Invitational in Houston on Sept. 7. Lamar gets the latest start on Sept. 22 at the Texas A&M Invitational. Central Arkansas and Houston Baptist head to Tennessee for the Brooks Memphis Twilight Classic on Saturday. FRISCO, Texas – The 2018 Southland Conference cross country season begins Friday with 10 programs in action for opening weekend.center_img Nicholls and New Orleans are set to take part in the Nicholls Cross Country Invitational in Thibodaux, La., on Saturday. Incarnate Word heads to Waco for the Baylor Bear Twilight Invitational on Friday while Stephen F. Austin will compete in the Aggie Opener, hosted by Texas A&M in College Station. The season culminates with the 2018 Southland Conference Men’s and Women’s Cross Country Championships in Lake Charles, La., hosted by McNeese. Lamar eyes its sixth consecutive men’s team title and 17th overall. The Cardinal men have won 11 of the last 12 Southland championships. On the women’s side, Abilene Christian is the defending champion, winning its second team title in 2017. Stephen F. Austin won in 2016 and leads the conference with eight all-time women’s titles. Friday, Aug. 31Abilene Christian – ACU Naimadu Classic, Abilene, TexasIncarnate Word – Bear Twilight Invitational, Waco, TexasMcNeese, Northwestern State, Southeastern Louisiana – McNeese Season Opener, Lake Charles, La.Stephen F. Austin – Aggie Opener, College Station, Texaslast_img read more