All the trends say one thing – the focus is on the mobile phone, which will soon, if not already, become the main object in our lives and the only thing we can’t do without. Soon, the mobile phone will become the main means of payment, identification, the medium – we can do without everything, but we cannot do without a mobile phone, and the only object that is with us all the time.Thus, in tourism, through various applications and social networks, the mobile phone is used for taking pictures, recording videos, communicating on social networks, navigating and source of information, etc.… On the other hand in tourism, but in a more detailed, broader and informative way. It is an Easy to Find application whose goal is easier and simpler navigation in tourist destinations, ie in a new environment where tourists find themselves when they come to Croatia, which is completely unknown to them because they are in the destination for the first time.The question is what the destination offers, from tourist to all other useful information, from post office, shops, pharmacy, service, gas stations, course… but also all additional information about everyone, not just markers on the map to get as fast as possible, more precisely, in more detail the user could find his way in the new environment and get all the necessary information in one place.As Boris Stoilkovski, one of the founders, points out, the Easy to find application offers everything we need and the whole of Croatia in the palm of your hand, thus eliminating the need for various maps, navigation and various applications separate by city. “The goal of the application is for every person in an unfamiliar environment (as well as in a familiar one) to find his way as quickly as possible and reach the desired goal in the fastest appropriate way. In addition to mapping all possible places and locations, the application also includes hiking, biking and hiking trails, and we offer the possibility of virtual tourist routes (virtual walks) and much more.”Boris Stoilkovski points out.The idea of the application is to make it possible for users to have all possible information about the desired location in one place. “In other words, there is no need to use multiple apps for different cities, timetables, oil prices, accommodation rentals, etc. because the Easy to Find app covers absolutely everything, with only the tourist aspect of our country in mind.”Boris Stoilkovski points out.At first, the association is on Google Maps (GM), but Stoilkovski points out that they do not like the comparison with GM because they look much wider and that they were not guided by their business model.The content of Google Maps is defined, so we do not compare with them. However, our willingness to support innovative ideas and load different content into the application, makes us more flexible in relation to them. Thus, we opened the question of the advantages of our application, and that is that its content changes as the actual situation on the ground changes. A kind of goal is to encourage our users to upload content themselves, thus making it easier for everyone to navigate.. “Pointed out Stoilkovski and added that this is a start-up company and a newer application, and that they are currently approaching a thousand users, which is very good in a relatively short time, without advertising and the beta phase. The application is in beta and should be ready for full implementation in two to three years, when they plan to completely map the whole of Croatia.There is a long and difficult road to the end of mapping and entering all the details in front of Stoilkovski and the whole team, but, as they point out, their goal is not instant earnings but a quality and stable solution and they are looking at the long term. Step by step, they diligently map the whole of Croatia and fill in all possible data about all destinations, which are actually the most valuable that the application will offer and what Google Maps does not have or “can” have – accurate, detailed and freshly localized information about the entire destination.Just go ahead and stay awake, because until yesterday they laughed at various “new kids”, and today Facebook is the largest medium in the world and they do not generate their content, Uber has become the largest taxi carrier without a single taxi in its ownership, Alibaba is the largest a store without warehouses and goods in its ownership, and Airbnb the largest accommodation provider and does not own a single property.If you have an Android device you can see / download it here – https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.easy.it.find.easytofind02
A new report from the USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism released Thursday found a wide imbalance in the gender representation of male and female GRAMMY Award nominees. Since 2013, a total of 90.7 percent of nominees have been male.The study, conducted by USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, looked at the representation of gender in GRAMMY Award nominees as well as racial and ethnic groups in the music industry. Photo from iStock.Compiled by USC Annenberg professor Stacy L. Smith and members of the Annenberg Inclusion Initiative, “Inclusion in the Recording Studio?” marked their first study to examine the racial and gender breakdown in the music industry.The study focused on GRAMMY nominations for Record of the Year, Album of the Year, Song of the Year, Producer of the Year and Best New Artist. Researchers also evaluated the race and gender representation among the artists, songwriters and producers across 600 popular songs on the Billboard Hot 100 year-end charts from 2012 to 2017.“The voices of women are missing from popular music,” Smith said in a USC News release. “This is another example of what we see across the ecosystem of entertainment: Women are pushed to the margins or excluded from the creative process.”After examining the 600 most popular Billboard songs, 22.4 percent of the performers were female, but 2017 marked the all-time low in the six years the study took place, with female representation among the popular artists on the top charts at 16.8 percent. The study also revealed that women are more likely to receive credit as solo artists than be a part of a duo or band. Female songwriters and producers were also found to be outnumbered by men, with a gender ratio of 49 males to every female producer for the 300 most popular songs. “Women are rarely credited as the creative force behind popular music,” Smith said in a USC News release. “The lack of female songwriters and producers means that the epidemic of invisibility we have catalogued for women in key creative roles in film and television extends to music.”The report also studied the percentage of artists from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups in the industry. The results demonstrated more proportional representation with the U.S. population. Among artists from underrepresented groups across the six-year time period, 42 percent of artists were female, while 40.2 percent of female songwriters were from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups. The Annenberg Inclusion Initiative plans to continue to collect more data to explore how to lessen the disparities in the music industry as a whole. “Our goal is to work with industry members and companies to continue to explore this topic, leveraging the theoretical and empirical knowledge of the Annenberg Inclusion Initiative to address exclusion and create large-scale systemic change,” Annenberg Inclusion Initiative board chair Leah Fischman said in the USC News release.
Donegal ETB has said that the future of three creches is not yet known after An Scoil Bheag in Gortahork was shut last week. The €1m creche was closed due to a lack of demand, which led to uncertainty over the remaining three Donegal ETB creches in Buncrana, Letterkenny and Milford.The board has confirmed that no final decision has been reached as yet regarding the future of the three crèches. The ETB have said a reduction in demand has arisen from increased crèche provision across the country. A spokesperson for the board has said: “Donegal ETB is currently reviewing the creche provision attached to its Further Education and Training service. Recent legislative changes have resulted in increased numbers of creche places being made available more widely across the county, leading to a reduction in demand for ETB creche places.”On the closure of An Scoil Bheag, a statement said: “Regretfully, the crèche attached to the Gort a’ Choirce ETB Further Education and Training Centre will close on 17 November 2017 but no final decision has been reached as yet regarding the future of the crèches in Buncrana, Milford and Letterkenny.”Future of remaining Donegal ETB creches still unknown was last modified: November 20th, 2017 by Staff WriterShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)