As the development of modern technologies changes the ways of doing business and managing organizations from different fields, so the digital transformation in tourism is becoming increasingly important.Tourist facilities, whether hotels or apartments, are paying increasing attention to digital technology and the opportunities it provides. In line with the development of technology, the requirements of guests are also changing. In the past, the most important thing for them was the location of hotels or apartments, and today the most important item when choosing accommodation is the availability of wireless Internet. According to research *, as many as 47% of guests do not want to choose accommodation without an available Wi-Fi network, and the quality and speed of Internet access are also important to them.Given the current indicators of the importance of technology, active cooperation between the IT and tourism sectors is crucial for successful business. One of the world leaders in LAN and WLAN infrastructure – Aruba Networks, with its innovative IT solutions such as the Aruba ClearPass service, seeks to improve the business of tourist facilities and respond to the complex demands of guests. The goal of the cooperation is, with the best possible tourist offer, to provide additional value to guests through the use of digital technology, which will in later stages achieve the loyalty of guests, and thus revenue growth. Aruba Networks offers you superior and fast Wi-Fi connectivity, network protection and personalized content for each guest.Aruba Networks software solutions have been recognized and implemented by the world’s leading hotel chains as well as a wide range of HORECA associations of entrepreneurs. In this context, the implementation of IT technologies in the tourism sector is becoming key to the success of all forms of tourism business as well as the satisfaction of employees in tourism.Find out more about Aruba solutions on the website of a leading regional IT distributor M San Group.* Research: statista.com, cnbc.com, hospitalitynet.org
JAMESTOWN, N.D. – Xtreme Motor Sports IMCA Modifieds return to the Stock Car Stampede at Jamestown Speedway this weekend, racing for $2,000 to win and a minimum of $300 to start.Heat races begin at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 23 with “B” features preceding the Saturday, Sept. 24 main event, a qualifier for the 2017 Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot.The runner-up earns $1,500 with $1,000 paid for third. IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National, BMS North Central Region and Allstar Performance State points will be awarded.What’s new at the 45th annual Stampede is a $500 to win, minimum $120 to start race for the top 24 Modified non-qualifiers.Other non-qualifiers who finish their “B” race will be paid $50.Car end driver entry fee for the Modifieds is $90. Pit passes are $60 for Friday and Saturday or $35 for Saturday; no Friday only pit passes will be sold.Gates open at 3 p.m. and racing starts at 7 p.m. Friday. Tickets are $18 for adults and $45 for a family pass. Gates open at 2 p.m. and racing starts at 5 p.m. on Saturday. Grandstand admission is $23 for adults and $55 for a family pass.Kids ages 6-14 are $10 and five and under are free both nights. Advance tickets are available from the Cenex Convenience Store or Neighborhood Grocery.Camping is available on the fairgrounds for $25 a night. There is no charge for race rigs kept in the pits overnight.More information is posted on the www.jamestownspeedway.com website and on Facebook, and is also available by calling 701 320-4275 or 701 527-2467.
Shane Carden hadn’t yet played a full game of junior varsity football, and he was already faced with a tough decision.Injured while fielding a punt, Carden had to choose between competing in the final six games with a cast on his wrist, or playing it safe and letting the bone heal.He didn’t need to think twice.“The first thing going through my mind is, ‘How long until I can get back out there,’” Carden said. “I just hate being off the field. I don’t know how to describe it. I just hate not being out there with my teammates.”Now the starting quarterback at East Carolina, Carden has experienced a prolific beginning to his season, leading the offense to 83 points and two blowout wins.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textHe set an ECU record with 447 passing yards in the team’s 52-38 opening-week win over Old Dominion.Despite an overbearing father, being overlooked by coaches and more time than he wanted on the bench, Carden has become, statistically, one of the best quarterbacks in college football. His success stems from wanting to be the best athlete in a family full of them.“I was very competitive with my older brother,” Carden said. “He was two years older than me, and he was a very good athlete. I wanted to be as good as he was at that time, even though I was two years younger. Whether it was backyard basketball or whatever, it’d usually end up in a fight with him kicking my ass.”Along with his baseball-playing brothers, Carden lived in a household where playing sports was the norm. His father Jay had an eight-year professional baseball career playing in the farm systems of the New York Mets, Atlanta Braves and Montreal Expos. His mother, a volleyball player, was the first female athlete ever to earn a scholarship to California Polytechnic State, and his uncle was the starting quarterback at Southern California.Carden’s attitude toward athletics didn’t deviate. He grew up playing many sports, but stuck with baseball and football more seriously in high school.So when Carden told his father that he was officially quitting baseball to focus full time on football, his father wasn’t happy.“I bet he had more ability than both of my other two boys that both played college baseball,” Jay Carden said. “When he said he wanted to concentrate full time on football, I didn’t know why necessarily. I hated to see him not playing a sport he was really good at.”Worried that his son might spend afternoons during the spring season at home on his couch, Jay Carden devised a daily workout schedule to help make sure he kept in shape for football season, said Shane’s mother, Scoti Carden.Although Carden wasn’t playing baseball, his father said he encouraged his son because he saw a lot of potential in him.“He would get the team out there working out in middle school in the summer in 100 degrees,” Jay Carden said. “He did the same thing all throughout high school. He always got better. You see a lot of kids in sports, they will reach a plateau, and they won’t ever get any better. I never saw that plateau in Shane.”Throughout Carden’s career, there were several moments that it appeared his plateau had been reached. In his sophomore year of high school, he was called up to the varsity team, but only to play cornerback. He finally earned an opportunity behind center when the starting quarterback got hurt for the year.“He never played (cornerback) before, but he wanted to do whatever it took to get on the field,” said Steven Leisz, his football coach at Episcopal High School in Bellaire, Texas. “He’s a gamer. That’s who he is.”At East Carolina, Carden was faced with a similar situation. He redshirted his freshman season and only appeared as a wide receiver once the next year. He lost the starting quarterback job before the start of his sophomore year.But when his competitor faltered, Carden stepped in. He completed 273-of-413 passes en route to 3,116 yards and 23 touchdowns. He was named the school’s offensive player of the year.Carden said even with the accolades and recognition he has been receiving since his ascent at ECU, there is still more to prove.“When you’re kind of underrated, to get over that and show people that you missed out on me, it’s always a good feeling,” Carden said. “There will always be people that say it’s lucky, but we’ve got to continue to prove those people wrong. I’ve always had a chip on my shoulder.” Comments Published on September 12, 2013 at 1:00 am Contact Sam: email@example.com | @SamBlum3 Facebook Twitter Google+
Harrison Barnes was on the court for the Mavericks when reports came down that he was traded. pic.twitter.com/YnqCbW3cuV— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) February 7, 2019The internet had a tough time trying to figure out if Barnes knew whether he’d been traded:Not sure if Harrison Barnes knows he got traded…sitting on the bench…Kings players got pulled pic.twitter.com/R20dh3thkm— gifdsports (@gifdsports) February 7, 2019does he know? pic.twitter.com/qtP6XhDwDs— Rob Perez (@WorldWideWob) February 7, 2019Harrison Barnes still hanging around the Mavs bench after getting traded pic.twitter.com/Nkij6KRKQE— gifdsports (@gifdsports) February 7, 2019It seems someone eventually let the 26-year-old in on the trade news:Think someone just told Harrison Barnes he got traded pic.twitter.com/QlZstU2QA6— gifdsports (@gifdsports) February 7, 2019Probably not the way Barnes thought his night was going to go. NBA TRADE RUMORS: Latest news, buzz, reported deals ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported on Wednesday night that Dallas had traded Barnes to Sacramento:The Kings are trading Justin Jackson and Zach Randolph to the Mavericks for Harrison Barnes, league sources tell ESPN.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) February 7, 2019This was one of several trades made that night, but it immediately stood out because Barnes was playing in a game for the Mavericks when the news of his trade broke. The NBA trade deadline is Thursday, and a multitude of players are finding themselves on the move.Trade news often breaks on the internet before players are notified, as was the case for Mavericks forward Harrison Barnes.