first_imgAt the annual conference organized by the tour operator TUI, Valamar Riviera was crowned with another award.Naime, već nakon prve sezone poslovanja TUI Family Life Bellevue Resort 4* osvojio je nagradu kao najbolje ukupno ocijenjeni novi hotel u konceptu FAMILY LIFE i za najbolji WI-FI među svim TUI FAMILY LIFE hotelima u svijetu, i to prema ocjenama iz anketa gostiju koje ovaj turoperater redovito provodi. Uz to, ‘Green & Grill’ a la carte restoran ovog Resorta nagrađen je kao ‘Best Practice’, odnosno kao najbolji primjer implementacije visokih TUI-jevih standarda, što su prepoznali i ovogodišnji gosti te mu također dodjelili visoku ocjenu u anketama.Family Life Bellevue Resort 4* otvoren je u lipnju ove godine te uz Valamar Girandella Resort  4*/5* predstavlja najveću ovogodišnju investiciju u hrvatskom turizmu. Priprema i realizacija projekta trajala je samo godinu i pol dana, a u razvoju projekta Valamar Riviera je ostvarila dva strateška partnerstva s najvećim europskim turoperatorima, TUI i Rewe grupom. U Family Life Bellevue Resortu u Rapcu se, temeljem ugovora s TUI-jem, u sljedeće tri godine očekuje 76.000 novih aviogostiju s britanskog i skandinavskog tržišta.The TUI Group is the largest travel company in the world, comprising a chain of strong tour operators, 1.500 agencies, six airlines with more than 150 aircraft, 300 hotels with more than 214.000 beds and 14 cruisers. More than 20 million guests use their services annually.last_img read more

first_imgFrance and Barcelona defender Samuel Umtiti does not want to quit the Camp Nou this summer and will fight for his place to stay at the club. According to Diario Sport the central defender wants to see through his current deal at the club through to the summer of 2023 and attempt to force his way back into the starting XI. Umtiti has had decreasing prominence at the club in recent seasons, primarily due to injury issues surrounding a recurring knee problem.Advertisement Read Also: FA Cup Final: How Chelsea will lineup vs Arsenal after latest injuriesRonald Araujo has also been promoted to the first-team squad while Barcelona transfer news has also linked them with a return for Manchester City defender Eric Garcia.Now it appears that whilst the club are willing to cash-in on the injury-prone defender, he is ready to try to prove the doubters wrong and win back his place.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 The Cameroon-born defender has lost his place in the France international side with Clement Lenglet – his Barca teammate – often preferred in both line-ups, while Gerard Pique is still first choice central defender at the Camp Nou. Umtiti’s contract at Barcelona runs through to the summer of 2023 and he is still keen to fight for his first-team place, but the club are keen to clear him from the wage bill for next season. Loading… Promoted ContentA Guy Turns Gray Walls And Simple Bricks Into Works Of Art7 Universities In The World With The Highest Market ValueWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?Portuguese Street Artist Creates Hyper-Realistic 3D GraffitiWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?Top 8 Most Fun Sylvester Stallone Movies5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them6 Incredibly Strange Facts About Hurricanes9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A Tattoo6 Ridiculous Health Myths That Are Actually True2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This Yearlast_img read more

first_imgIt has been announced that UMG Media Corp has entered ‘into a framework agreement for the acquisition of all rights and shares of Meta Threads LLC‘. Meta Threads is an esports focused apparel and merchandise company, and this acquisition is evidence of UMG’s plans in esports. UMG is a Canadian company which, to date, has been mostly focused on events and tournament organisation.  Dave Antony, CEO of UMG, said of the decision: “UMG continues to strive to bring excellence to gamers around the globe. We want to continue to serve our community with the highest quality standards, whether it relates to our platform, live events, the recent app launch, and now in hard goods. When we started looking at partnerships for our branded gear, Meta Threads kept coming to the forefront as a company we wanted to work with. Moving to acquire Meta Threads was a direction that all parties felt would be beneficial for both brands.” Steve Nabi, President of Meta Threads added: “Our company’s mission is to provide innovative design and aesthetic for gamers. We continually work to deliver quality gaming lifestyle products and we believe the UMG partnership will only strengthen our ability to execute our vision. Our team is looking toward the future and is enthusiastic to be working with UMG.”Meta Threads is based in LA, and ‘blends street style with gaming culture’. We spoke to their Lead Designer about their entrance into esports, and his history designing paintball jerseys, back in July 2017. You can read that interview here. The company has a range of both clothing and accessories that aim to be both stylish and practical. The esports apparel space is set to become increasingly hotly contested with the recent introduction of H4X, the brand which is set to become the ‘official apparel supplier’ of a number of ESL and Dreamhack events. Esports Insider says: Nice to see UMG expanding its reach and trying something different. This will of course give them a whole new realm of options for their on-site store, and at their events too. We like a lot of the Meta Threads lines too so it’s a thumbs up from us.center_img UMG will ‘focus efforts on developing an exceptional line of apparel and accessory related products’. last_img read more

first_imgThe Sudanese Football Federation (SFA) have lost an appeal against points deduction by the Court of Arbitration for Sports(CAS),after fielding an ineligible player against Zambia in its 2014 World Cup qualifier .The Court of Arbitration for Sport says it rejected the Sudanese Football Association’s appeal against a FIFA ruling to award Zambia a 3-0 win by default.CAS says Sudanese officials failed to recogniz the fact that” Saif Ali was suspended and ineligible to face Zambia last June.Ali scored in Sudan’s 2-0 win in Khartoum, four months after being sent off when the same teams played an African Cup of Nations quarterfinal.The court’s ruling puts Zambia top with six points from two matches, three ahead of Ghana. Sudan falls to third with one point. Lesotho also has one point.Ghana, now second on the log with three points, will need to win its two-legged ties with Sudan and an away match to Lesotho. Ghana could be fancied to beat Lesotho away and Sudan at home. However, beating Sudan at its home is a herculean task.The decider appears to be the Zambia –Ghana clash to be hosted by Ghana.Chipolopolo has the luxury of drawing this game or even losing it, provided Ghana stumbles away to Sudan or Lesotho and that’s assuming Zambia maintains a 100% record.last_img read more

first_imgSixty-six things we now know about the Dodgers’ No. 66, rookie sensation Yasiel Puig:1. Since making his debut on June 3, Puig leads the major leagues in hits (89) and runs (47).2. He’s a fan of La Caridad, a Cuban restaurant on Sunset Boulevard.3. The Dodgers have the best winning percentage in baseball since Puig’s arrival (.723). 9. Snoop Dogg and Chris Brown were among those who took pictures with Puig at a Playboy Mansion party held during the All-Star break.10. He bought his parents, Omar and Maritza, a house in Miami.11. Puig was born Dec. 7, 1990 in Cienfuegos, Cuba.12. Puig played 63 minor-league games before being called up to the Dodgers.13. In his first minor-league game in the Arizona Rookie League, Puig went 0 for 4 with a strikeout.14. In his final minor-league game with Double-A Chattanooga, Puig went 0 for 4 with two strikeouts.15. In between, Puig batted .339 with 13 home runs and 21 stolen bases in 61 games.16. In his first major-league game, Puig went 2 for 4 and ended the game with an outfield assist. He completed a double play with a throw to first base from the right-field warning track.17. Puig was clocked as the fastest player on the team during spring training.18. A Cuban man alleged, in a still-unsettled $12 million lawsuit, Puig’s testimony resulted in his wrongful imprisonment for human smuggling.19. While playing for Double-A Chattanooga in April, Puig was arrested in Tennessee for reckless driving, speeding and driving without proof of insurance.20. According to the police report, Puig was driving his BMW x35i sports utility vehicle 97 mph in a 50 mph zone when he was arrested.21. In his first game at Single-A Rancho Cucamonga last year, Puig was heavily criticized for not running out a groundout.22. Three Dodgers scouts watched Puig at a workout in Mexico City. Puig only hit; he didn’t run, field or throw.23. Shortly afterward, the Dodgers signed him to a seven-year, $42 million contract.24. Puig is represented by Miami-based agent Jaime Torres, but reportedly has been courted by Jay Z’s Roc Nation agency.25. A photo of Puig and Kobe Bryant published on Instagram in July received more than 17,000 likes.26. Bryant arranged to meet Puig after Bryant threw his support behind Puig’s All-Star campaign on Twitter.27. Puig played for Mayaguez in the Puerto Rican Winter League during the most recent offseason.28. At the ESPY Awards, Puig finished second to San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick in the “breakthrough athlete” category and presented an award with gymnast Gabby Douglas.29. Dodgers clubhouse manager Mitch Poole designed a navy blue “PUIG 66” T-shirt in the shape of a freeway sign. It’s been worn by nearly every player since.30. Puig had been with the Dodgers less than five weeks when his jersey cracked the top 10 (based on jersey sales on MLB.com) for the season, according to figures released by MLB.31. Puig was supposed to play in the Arizona Fall League last year but developed a staph infection in his elbow.32. In June, the National League Player of the Month and Rookie of the Month awards went to Puig, only the fifth time that has happened since the Rookie of the Month award was introduced in 2001.33. That month, Puig had 44 hits.34. The Dodgers’ previous record for most hits in a player’s first month belonged to Steve Sax (43).35. The only player ever with more hits in his first calendar month: Joe DiMaggio, with 48 hits in May 1936.36. Puig was chosen as the National League Player of the Week after his first week with the Dodgers.37. In his first eight games, Puig had six multi-hit games, more than only one player since 1916.38. The first player Dodgers manager Don Mattingly compared Puig to in spring training was former MLB and NFL standout Bo Jackson.39. One week into Puig’s career, Jackson was asked if he was aware of Puig. Through a spokesperson, Jackson said he was not.40. In Cuba, Puig’s idol was German Mesa, a Cuban shortstop who never defected during his playing career and still manages in Cuba’s top league.41. Puig had barely recovered from the staph infection when he played for the Indios de Mayaguez in the Puerto Rican Winter League and batted .232 (16 for 69) with one home run in 20 games.42. The home run came in his first Winter League at-bat.43. Puig is one of only two players since 1900 with four home runs in his first five major-league games.44. The Dodgers hired former pitcher Eddie Oropesa to help Puig acclimate to the United States when he first arrived.45. Midway through the season, Oropesa was replaced by Tim Bravo, a special education teacher from New Mexico and a friend of Dodgers scouting director Logan White.46. When Bravo learned his 7-year-old son had eyelid cancer, Puig reportedly offered to pay for treatment.47. Puig’s walk-up song is “Papa Dios Me Dijo” by Secreto El Biberon.48. After hitting his first career grand slam (in his fourth game), Puig and then-Dodgers third baseman Luis Cruz debuted a celebratory “swim dance” in the dugout.49. Through his first 61 starts, Puig hasn’t gone more than two consecutive games without a hit.50. The contract Puig signed on June 29, 2012 would have been invalid four days later because of restrictions on international player contracts imposed by MLB.51. Puig had not heard of former Dodgers and Diamondbacks slugger Luis Gonzalez before Mark McGwire introduced them before a game in Phoenix in July.52. Puig has attempted four bunts; three have gone for hits.53. Puig’s parents are engineers.54. Puig reportedly helped White connect to the internet when they went out to dinner last year in Mexico City.55. For reasons still unknown, Puig was suspended from playing in Cuba’s top league in 2011-12.56. Puig has six outfield assists this season, one behind Andre Ethier for the team lead.57. Puig has two English bulldogs named Princess and Jacob.58. On the Dodgers’ “Fan Photo Day” in July, Puig gave his white home jersey to a wheelchair-bound fan.59. Before Puig, the last Dodgers player from Cuba was Zoilo Versalles, who spent one season in Los Angeles (1968).60. The Dodgers gave away T-shirts with the words “Puig Factor” printed across the front for a Sunday game in July against the Rockies. The game sold out (51,402).61. Puig met Sandy Koufax for the first time on June 25.62. Three days earlier, while the Dodgers were visiting the New York Yankees, Puig met Reggie Jackson.63. Puig’s .362 batting average is the highest for a major-league rookie since 1931.64. Since Puig debuted, only one National League player has a higher on-base percentage and slugging percentage.65. Puig will make the most money ($7.5 million) in 2018, the final year of his contract.66. Puig has swung at 54.3 percent of the pitches he sees, which ranks 16th among major-league players with at least 240 plate appearances.*all stats are current through Friday Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorcenter_img 4. It took at least one failed attempt before Puig successfully defected to the United States from Cuba. A member of the Coast Guard boat that captured Puig’s party emailed Yahoo! Sports and told the story.5. The Dodgers scouted Puig when he was a teenager. Mike Brito, the scout who also signed Fernando Valenzuela, first watched him play in an international tournament in Canada.6. Puig bequeathed the title of Best Player in Cuba to Alfredo Despaigne, a 27-year-old outfielder who is not expected to defect.7. Puig already has signed a major endorsement deal with the Rudy Project, a sunglasses manufacturer based in Italy.8. Puig can kick a baseball like a hackey sack, having done so with soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo before a game in July.last_img read more

first_imgGoogle has added Android mirroring to its Chromecast smart TV devices, enabling user to see their phone and tablets on their TV, enabling them to navigate apps and content on their devices on the big screen. The move, trailed at last month’s Google I/O conference, means that Chromecast now has the same feature for Android phones that Apple’s rival AirPlay offering has for iOS devices.Chromecast users can now select the CastScreen feature on their navigation menu in the Chromecast app and select their Chromecast device. On Nexus devices, the feature is also available through the quick settings menu.The feature is currently in beta and will roll out on popular Android phones from Samsung, HTC, LG and other over the next few days as part of the Chromecast app version 1.7 update.last_img read more

first_imgDigital access and media distribution solutions provider ATX Networks has introduced an enhancement to its MD16 bulk media distribution gateway. This upgrade, the company says, will enable service providers to offer hotels, hospitals, universities, apartments and other commercial customers streaming media capabilities. The new MD16 OTT streaming blade enables an over-the-top (OTT) video experience anywhere within the commercial enterprise facility on any device, including smartphones, tablets and PCs.The ATX streaming media blade is designed to overcome the challenges of operating within a private network by allowing guests and residents to view live, linear television programming on personal devices, such as smartphones, tablets and PCs, without the requirement to install multi-rack solutions with standalone encoders and web servers. ATX’s integrated OTT streaming solution reduces power consumption, space and operational complexity.Andrew Isherwood, chief technology and strategy officer, Media Distribution at ATX said: “ATX continues to empower PayTV operators with the capabilities they require to reinvigorate their commercial and enterprise business strategies. Our market-leading MD16s equipped with the new streaming blade will allow hotels, universities, hospitals and MDUs to offer their clientele a broadcast TV experience on their mobile devices.”ATX says that the MD16 offers PayTV operators a ‘path to greater profitability in commercial accounts’ by delivering a single-box, fully integrated solution that reduces power consumption, space and other operational expenses. The integrated streaming blade also reduces on-premises bandwidth requirements, as fewer residents and guests will need to connect to Internet-based streaming services using external servers.   The MD16 streaming blade is set for release in Q3 2019.last_img read more