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SWISS TXT: First Ever Cloud-Based Live Subtitles for the European Handball Championships in Croatia

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 10 febbraio 2018

Live subtitling in the cloudBy migrating subtitling infrastructure to its own cloud, SWISS TXT is revolutionising the live subtitling market with a reasonably-priced SaaS solution. The service was first used for MTG TV Norway at the European Handball Championships in Croatia.
SWISS TXT has transferred the live subtitling infrastructure to its own cloud. This makes it possible to produce live subtitles more flexibly, quickly and cheaply than ever before. The server is now set up and operated automatically and regardless of location, allowing broadcasters to do away with costly subtitling infrastructure.The live TV signal from the European Handball Championships in Croatia is sent to MTG TV Norway in Oslo, where SWISS TXT taps into the stream and moves it to the SWISS TXT Media Cloud for future use. BTI Studios, an established provider of access services in Europe, automatically receives a low-res version of the stream from the cloud and subtitles it live into Norwegian. The subtitled stream is then transmitted via Media Cloud from SWISS TXT to the MTG Broadcasting Centre in London, where the signal is broadcast to viewers in Norway.Using this pay-as-you-go solution means that MTG TV Norway can broadcast subtitles at a lower cost as it is no longer forced to operate its own infrastructure.Andreas Bakka Hjertø, Program Director at MTG TV Norway: “We are always excited to try new technology, and I’m happy to say that the solution for live subtitles for the European Handball Championships worked very well for us”. Robert Holmström, CTO at BTI Studios: “As a leading provider of localization services, we are always seeking ways to improve workflows for our clients. SWISS TXT’s Media Cloud provides efficiencies in live subtitling, enabling BTI’s in-house subtitlers to connect with MTG’s systems for a smoother delivery of live subtitling services”. (photo: Live subtitling in the cloud)

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Religious Minorities in Diverse Societies: Consultation in Croatia Builds Bridges

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 29 ottobre 2016

religious-minoritiesReligious leaders, human rights advocates, and representatives from governments, youth and international organisations gathered in Zagreb on 21 and 22 October for a conference on religious minorities as part of culturally diverse societies.As a result of their dialogue, participants released a communique calling for increased cooperation to prevent the persecution of religious minorities, create conditions for peaceful coexistence in diverse societies, and ensure ongoing dialogue between majority and minority churches and communities.Speakers were drawn from the Orthodox, Jewish, Muslim, and Protestant traditions in the region. Envoys from governmental leaders of Serbia and Croatia underscored the importance of the event for contributing to the promotion of dialogue and finding common ground in the midst of significant historic differences. Other presenters stressed the importance of education, the complexity of plural identities, the role of international actors, and significant differences in church-state relations across Europe. All addressed the complexity of issues relating to religious minorities due to deep historical, cultural, and geopolitical issues.Strong youth representation at the conference signalled hope for finding new ways forward. Ms Jelena Nestorović, representative of Serbian youth in Croatia, spoke about the need to change the overall atmosphere in society, especially through education and direct peaceful contact among different traditions and religious groups. Mr Mario Vrselja, president of Croatian youth in Serbia, highlighted the ways youth are taking initiative to build a more peaceful future. This included discussion of a joint declaration from minority Croatian and Serbian youth expressing solidarity and mutual support. (foto: Religious Minorities)

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Friend of the Sea sponsors

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 23 febbraio 2014

veneziaVenice monk seal conservation project. Friend of the Sea has made an important donation to LIPU (Italian major birds’ conservation organization). The donation will support a project for the protection and conservation of habitats in the Venice Lagoon which hosts monk seal and marine birds.Monk seals are normally found in other areas of the Mediterranean Sea, mainly in Turkey, Greece, and Croatia, but last summer a specimen unexpectedly appeared in the Lagoon after been sighted on the southernmost point of Istria peninsula.The Mediterranean monk seal used to be widespread throughout the Mediterranean Sea, but in 20th Century it was brought to the brink of extinction by habitat changes and fishermen.The LIPU project aims at assessing monk seal populations and movements in the Northern Adriatic, and how they can be better protected. An awareness campaign is also carried out to locals and tourists.“Friend of the Sea has helped over the years several projects to protect endangered species, such as albatross and boto dolphins in the Amazon river.” Explains Paolo Bray, Director of Friend of the Sea. “The certified products this way carry an added value as they contribute to these conservation projects through Friend of the Sea.”

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“L’Europe” et ses “élargissements”:stop ou encore?

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 4 luglio 2013

L’adhésion de la Croatie à l’UE et l’entrée annoncée de la Lettonie dans la zone euro redonnent un peu de vigueur au débat européen sur « l’élargissement » et fournit l’occasion de quelques utiles rappels à la fois civiques, diplomatiques et politiques. Tel est l’objet de ce Mot co-signé par Yves Bertoncini et Sami Andoura, et qui se base sur trois constats principaux :
1. Les « élargissements » confirment que « l’Europe » demeure attractive, malgré la crise
2. La politique d’élargissement est l’un des principaux outils de la politique étrangère de l’UE
3. La stratégie d’élargissement de l’UE doit être réajustée sur plusieurs points
Les auteurs soulignent que c’est sur de telles bases politiques que les autorités européennes pourront le plus aisément entretenir les dynamiques interne et externe en matière d’élargissement, aussi bien au niveau de l’UE qu’à celui de la zone euro.

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“L’Europe” et ses élargissements : stop ou encore?

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 28 giugno 2013

L’adhésion de la Croatie à l’UE et l’entrée annoncée de la Lettonie dans la zone euro redonnent un peu de vigueur au débat européen sur « l’élargissement » et fournit l’occasion de quelques utiles rappels à la fois civiques, diplomatiques et politiques. Tel est l’objet de ce Mot co-signé par Yves Bertoncini et Sami Andoura, et qui se base sur trois constats principaux :
1. Les « élargissements » confirment que « l’Europe » demeure attractive, malgré la crise
2. La politique d’élargissement est l’un des principaux outils de la politique étrangère de l’UE
3. La stratégie d’élargissement de l’UE doit être réajustée sur plusieurs points Les auteurs soulignent que c’est sur de telles bases politiques que les autorités européennes pourront le plus aisément entretenir les dynamiques interne et externe en matière d’élargissement, aussi bien au niveau de l’UE qu’à celui de la zone euro.

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Monarch Airlines Launch New Flights to Croatia and Crete

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 3 maggio 2012

Gatwick South Terminal international arrivals ...

Gatwick South Terminal international arrivals concourse (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

London, (/PRNewswire) Leading scheduled leisure airline, Monarch, will launch new routes to ‘The Pearl of the Adriatic’, Dubrovnik, in Croatia and Heraklion in Crete. The flights will operate from Birmingham and London Gatwick airports from 1st May 2012 with fares, including taxes, starting from £29 one way (£72 return).
Flights to Dubrovnik will operate three times a week from London Gatwick airport and two times a week from Birmingham. Flights to Crete airport Heraklion will operate two times a week from both London Gatwick and Birmingham airports. The new routes are a continuation of Monarch’s expansion strategy revealed last year to focus on its scheduled services and expand its network to new leisure destinations across Europe.Kevin George, Managing Director of Monarch Airlines comments: “We are delighted to add both Croatia and Crete to our already extensive scheduled network of leisure destinations. The addition of these new routes further reinforces our expansion strategy and our position as the leading leisure-focused airline serving the Mediterranean and the Canaries.” He continues: “Dubrovnik is an extremely popular tourist destination with over a million holidaymakers visiting last year and Crete has always been a staple beach holiday favourite; we are therefore confident that our product offering is perfectly placed for the Croatian and Greek leisure market.”
Monarch, the scheduled European leisure airline, operates flights to Croatia, Cyprus, Egypt, Gibraltar, Greece, Italy, Portugal Spain and Turkey from Birmingham, London Gatwick, London Luton and Manchester airports. In addition to year-round low fares, Monarch also offers a bespoke “build your own class of travel” range of products and services both on the ground and inflight. All customers are allocated a seat at check-in but for those wishing to select where in the cabin they sit to ensure that families and groups are seated together, seats can be pre-booked from £5.99 per one-way flight. For customers looking for added comfort, extra legroom seats are also available offering up to six inches of extra space from only £9.99. Monarch recently launched ‘Air Packs’ enabling customers to build their own flights through transparent and pre-packaged optional extras, starting from just £20 per person per flight. The two new Air Packs are offered alongside the airline’s traditional “build your own class” product and are designed to give customers full visibility on price from the beginning of the booking process. Customers will be able to choose between two Monarch Air Packs; an Essentials Pack and a Premium Pack, combining extras such as allocated seating, hold baggage and access to online check-in. For further information or to book Monarch flights please visit http://www.monarch.co.uk.

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The European Croatia rally unveiled

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 11 febbraio 2011

The promotion in the FIA European Championship calendar – of which it will be the third seasonal round after the 1000 Miglia in Italy and the Elpa in Greece – has given even more enthusiasm to the organizers of the Croatia Rally, who have prepared for the 2011 edition an even more interesting, meaningful and complete event. The 2011 Croatia Rally 2011 has been designed to offer not only a selective and attractive route for the drivers, but also to give them the maximum exposure, mediatic return and direct contact with the public, and it will turn one of the most followed and important competitions in Croatia also in a non-sporting event. In fact, the rally will have its service area in the pedestrian zone in the very centre of the town of Rijeka : a clear sign of the expectation and passion surrounding the event, and of the interest which the local authorities have towards it . The new format of the race, which will see the town of Rijeka host the start, finish and logistic headquarters from May 19th to 21st, is already available, together with most of the detailed information, on the event website http://www.croatia-rally.com.

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