Saturday, 25 September 2021

With its quaint geographical location, Croatia can quickly become one of the best places to enjoy esports gaming. The country is waking up to this potential.

Croatia and Esports: A New Facet of the Country's Tourism

Croatia is a touristic gem, and other than a misunderstanding between cruise liners and the city of Dubrovnik, the country is really shaping up as a great location. But one niche driver of tourism can be none other than video gaming. Competitive gaming, known for short esports, is taking the world by storm. In fact, the esports industry is worth $1 billion in 2021, an impressive figure all by itself. Next time you are looking for a great 免 存 奖励 casino, you may want to remind yourself that there are so many different forms of gaming to try.

But how can Croatia truly benefit from its burgeoning esports industry? According to Tony Sloterman, product owner at Casino Bonuses Finder, you don't need a massive offering to excite interest in any gaming product. However, esports has the advantage of being watched by 700 million people in the world. At least 100 million of these fans are based in Europe, and their numbers are growing. So here is how Croatia can make the most out of it.

Pulling in Crowds for Big Events

Croatia has the potential to not just be seen as a cruise line destination. In fact, the country itself is a little fed up with all the cruises and tourists that descend upon the city and cause a bit of chaos. So, there is a much smarter way to go about this by hosting the event. But what event has enough fans in Europe to actually merit hosting?

You have guessed correctly – esports! Esports is followed by some 100 million people on the continent, and if we had to bet on it, we would argue that they would be very happy to travel and see some big event. To put it this way, esports is a huge business, and fans DO care about esports events.

Not least, Croatia has an immense advantage – its geographical position. You can fly from Bulgaria to Portugal in roughly two hours, thus having crossed the entirety of the European continent. The destinations may look big, but the continent has been inter-connected so well that distances are no longer an issue for anyone.

And yes, if Croatia is to start hosting esports events, people will respond by turning up to watch and this is a fact. So, why is the country not exploring this potential?

Esports Is Slowly Making Its Way through Europe

With the PGL Major hosted in Sweden and the Dota 2 International hosted in Romania, esports are moving quickly. Previously, you would have to travel far to get in on the action, but these days, it's all easy as players will have access to everything they want to see within a short distance.

Admittedly, the Dota 2 International wasn't originally planned for Romania, but the fact that Valve has chosen Europe as their destination once again, after rescheduling, is indicative of how important this region is to game developers and esports fans. Croatia has arguably no worse conditions to host a major event and adds a lot of charm to any such tournament because of its quaint geographical position. Croatia is a top-notch option if you are looking to really make your mark on esports, and organizers know that. Now, does Croatia realize its full potential?


Most companies face a problem of financial impact due to frequent staff turnover, the impact is due to recruiting, hiring, and training the new employees. There is also extra work for the recruiting team to find the right candidate for the role. 


If you wait till the exit interview of a hardworking employee to find out if something is wrong, then you are already too late. That is why, it is always important to try to keep a track of the productivity of the team and see if you can fix any issues within the team before things go seriously wrong.


There is a huge demand for skilled employees in the market. Once you lose an employee because of a management failure, it’s hard to get another one and the process is very expensive. This is the reason why employee retention is such a huge factor in the growth of a company. The payoff for organizations who focus on employee retention is worth the time. There are a number of ways to boost employee retention. Here are a few of my favorites:


1) Offer training and growth opportunities:

Helping the employees educate themselves more by offering them more courses and training makes the employee feel that they are being valued and noticed enough. If an employee gets a company-sponsored chance to upskill, there is a chance of them contributing more to the company which leads to overall growth of both concerned parties, and who doesn't like growth.


Not to forget, such opportunities also help strengthen the bond between the organization and employee.


Providing ongoing training and creating a clear path of growth for your employees is critical. Focus on the development of advanced skills rather than just making them good at what they do. If you are worried about the cost of such training, you can check out tools like Workramp. Such learning management systems are designed to focus on amazing learning experiences and advanced courses, without charging an exorbitant fee.


2) Hire smartly:


To fill an urgent opening for a position, the hiring team might compromise on a few things and settle for a lesser skilled person. To avoid this problem, start the recruiting process once you can see the vacancy for a particular role. An employee is likely to leave a company once he/she feels that they are not the ideal fit for the role. While hiring someone look beyond their profile and check if they fit in the work culture of your business.


Clearly explain what is it that the company expects from the candidates and what is that the company is going to offer them in return, it should always be two way communication. Check the consistency of the candidate, if the candidate had eight jobs in the past two to three years, there is a chance that they might ot stick around for a longer time.


3) Share positive feedback:


Share positive feedback whenever possible, if you can spot an employee working efficiently and working for longer hours when there is a requirement, appreciate the hard work. Try to avoid negative feedback if possible, of course sometimes it’s inevitable but try to minimize it. When the organization notices and shares the positive feedback, the employee is here to stay.


4) Create a winning work culture:


Employees look beyond the work satisfaction and salary, they look for an encouraging and positive atmosphere at their workplace and expect no hierarchy or prejudice among them. If it’s positive, nurturing and respectful, they are less likely to cast their eye towards some other companies.


Try to improve the work culture, try out these:


Celebrate employee achievements.

Eliminate toxic practices and people.

Allow for humour.

Appreciate feedback.

Conduct a company culture audit.


5) Build trust in your employees:


Employees perform well when they feel the higher authorities trust in their abilities and are transparent enough in assigning the tasks. According to research, Lack of transparent leadership and management is one of the key reasons why employees leave the company and look for other alternatives. Build connections, emphasize transparency, motivate people and reward the efforts with promotions and bonuses.




Employees are key to the success of any organization and a good employee is the best investment a company can ever have. By focusing on employee retention, HR teams can keep their best talent, cut off unnecessary costs, contribute to the growth and enhance the culture of the business

The sea water on the 120 beaches of the Dubrovnik-Neretva County are crystal, clear according to a new official survey. Every summer the sea water on all the beaches of the county is tested to make sure that it meets the requirements of the regulation on the quality of sea water.

From the 6th the 16th of September the 120 beaches were checked in the ninth regular sea survey for 2021 by the Public Health Institute of Dubrovnik-Neretva County.

The sea samples on all the 120 beaches complied with the requirements of the regulation. The sea on 116 beaches was rated as a sea of ​​excellent quality, while on four beaches the sea was rated as good.

And as the current sea temperature is around 23 degrees the Adriatic is just as inviting as ever.

According to the received registrations and deregistrations of tourists through the eVisitor system, last weekend there were 12,500 tourists in Dubrovnik, four times more than at this time last year, and 65 percent of the number in the same period in 2019.

In addition to the British, the most numerous guests are from the USA, Germany, France, Russia, the Netherlands, Croatia and Poland.

Since the beginning of the year, 417,500 tourist arrivals and close to 1,554,500 overnight stays have been recorded, which is 43 percent of the tourist turnover realized in the same period in 2019.


Bitcoin is subjected to ample robust technologies, and one of these robust technologies is blockchain. Blockchain is a structured database with many advanced features as a normalized database. Blockchain is correspondingly the foundation of decentralized finance as decentralized finance is complexed on two technologies. The foremost one is a peer-to-peer network, which assists the complex in achieving decentralized features, and the second is a blockchain.

Blockchain is now exposed to an exceeding extent of institutional involvement at the instance as block chain's feature as a database can revolutionize several industries such as the health care industry, movie industry, sports industry. If you want to get profitable results in your bitcoin expedition, check out authentic websites like ad-revolution. The fascinating public distributed ledger is subjected to ample vital terms.

In order to embrace your understanding of blockchain, you must be acknowledged with these essential terms. Below are some of the essential terms subjected to the blockchain, so what are you waiting for? Let's have a glance.  


Blocks are the minor component of blockchain or public distributed ledger. These blocks store information regarding the verified transaction of the bitcoin network. Blocks are divided into four subcategories which are represented in the form of the hashing function; the foremost hashing function is underlined as the summary of the transaction, the second one is the timestamp of the transaction, third is nonce value, and the fourth one is a reference to a previous block.

In a nutshell, every information on the blockchain is hashed with the assistance of a securing hash algorithm which converts every message or input string to a hashing function of 256 lengths.

Blocks can either be equipped with information of a single transaction or multiple transactions utterly depending upon the size of the verified transaction. One block can merely accumulate a database of one megabyte, and the issuance rate of one block is 10 minutes. There are nearly 700k blocks on the blockchain, and every block is subjected to nonce values.


Bitcoin mining is the mere progression that sustains blockchain as otherwise, no progression can add information on it except intelligent contracts. Bitcoin mining might sound like the progression of adding new bitcoin units to circulation, but bitcoin mining is a lot more than it looks. Bitcoin mining is the process of adding new blocks to the blockchain by verifying transactions.

Every transaction prior to getting uploaded on the blockchain gets verified by the miners. These miners contribute robust computers and a power source to mine blocks. As established ahead, every miner is subjected to a period of 10 minutes for validating the transaction.

Double spending

Double spending is underlined as the progression of sending one bitcoin unit to two diversified wallet addresses simultaneously, and the concept of double spending is exceedingly prohibited in the bitcoin network. Bitcoin mining and blockchain put the best foot forward to mitigate the complication of double-spending.


You might be familiar with the fact that bitcoin is equipped with a peer-to-peer network that assists bitcoin in achieving the decentralization features. The peer network is composed of computing entities or nodes, and every possible node of the peer-to-peer network rendered by bitcoin is subjected to a blockchain copy.

Blockchain underlies the distributed ledger technology, which means blockchain is not retained to a single entity but is distributed amongst the nodes or computing entities of the peer network. In a nutshell, every node of the bitcoin network has a blockchain copy, and there are more than 10000 nodes in the bitcoin complex.    


Bitcoin is a pseudonymous payment method that allows you to make transactions without revealing your identity at all. The only identity revealed in the bitcoin network is wallet address; the bitcoin wallet service provider issues wallet address. A bitcoin wallet address is correspondingly demonstrated in the summary of transactions mentioned in blocks of the blockchain.

Smart contract

A smart contract is one of the hottest features offered by blockchain technology. Intelligent contracts are self-powered and self-recording contract systems that are immutable and viable for a very long time. All the more, recording smart contracts commencing blockchain does not include the requisite third party at all, and the contract is merely dissolved by the consent of parties involved in the contract.

The Civil Protection Headquarters of the Dubrovnik-Neretva County has issued a public call for vaccination against coronavirus, which will be held on Thursday, September 23, 2021.

The mass vaccination will again be held at the Student Dormitory Dubrovnik, at the address Marko Marojica 2. From 8:00 am to 11:00 am, when all Croatian citizens can be vaccinated, and from 11:00 am to midday for foreign citizens.

On this occasion, vaccinations will be performed with the vaccines Pfizer, Johnson & Johnson and Moderna.


The National Civil Protection Headquarters has published new data on coronavirus infections in Croatia.

In the last 24 hours, 264 new cases of Covid-19 virus infection were recorded, and the number of active cases in Croatia today is a total of 7,518.

Among them, 695 people are in hospital, of which 85 are on ventilators. 

Unfortunately, a further 14 people died.

Since February 25, 2020, when the first case of infection was recorded in Croatia, a total of 392,248 people have been infected, of which 8,514 have died, a total of 376,216 people have recovered, of which 1,018 recovered in the last 24 hours.

There are currently 20,966 people in self-isolation.

To date, a total of 2,730,993 people have been tested, of which 3,863 in the last 24 hours.

As of September 19, 3,369,026 doses of vaccine had been consumed, and 43.93% of the total population and 52.73% of the adult population had been vaccinated. On September 19, 706 doses of vaccine were consumed, of which 325 people were vaccinated with the first dose.


In the last 24 hours, two new cases of coronavirus infection have been recorded in Dubrovnik-Neretva County.

These are two females: one from Ploče and Ston.

35 people made a full recovery: 24 from Dubrovnik, five from Župa dubrovačka, two from Ploče and one Dubrovnik primorje, Konavle, Metković and Orebić.

In the last 24 hours, 137 samples were processed, and a total of 134,493 samples have been analyzed since the beginning of the pandemic.

28 people tested positive for coronavirus were hospitalized in the Dubrovnik General Hospital. Three patients require intensive care and are on ventilators.

There are 1,075 people in self-isolation, and no case of violation of the self-isolation measure has been recorded in the last 24 hours. 


On Sunday, the sixth edition of the Zagreb Burger Festival ended at Zagreb's Franjo Tuđman Square. This event is known not only for gourmet burgers and burger masters from other cities, for whom this is a great opportunity to present, but also for ranking in the burger world.

This year, out of nine caterers, three came from Dubrovnik, Šibenik and Varaždin. Dubrovnik's Guloso premiered to the people of Zagreb with their excellent burgers.


Marko Bautović, caterer and owner of Guloso, said that this award is very valuable to him, because the Zagreb Burger Festival has positioned itself very high among Croatian gastro festivals and is very proud to have been given the opportunity to participate and win.

The second place was won by Reshetka International from Varaždin, a multiple winner of awards at the Zagreb Burger Festival, and in third place is The Burger Bar from Zagreb.


Demand for new cars in the EU fell sharply in August, for the second month in a row, while in Croatia the spring recovery extended to the summer, data from the ACEA manufacturer's association showed on Thursday.

In August, only 622,993 new cars were registered in 26 EU countries (excluding Malta), 19.1 percent less than in the same month last year.

Leading European markets recorded double-digit declines in August, with the largest in Spain, where 28.9 percent fewer new cars were registered than in the same month last year.

A similar percentage drop was recorded in Italy, by 27.3 percent, and Germany is in the group with a drop in the number of registered new cars by 23 percent.

Croatia recorded the opposite trend, with 2,815 new cars registered in August, 8.3 percent more than in the same month last year. The number of registered cars rose for the sixth month in a row, after a 9.2 percent jump in July, according to the ACEA.

The Voice of Dubrovnik


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