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Dutch students have created a fully functioning electric car made entirely out of waste, including plastics fished out of the sea, recycled PET bottles and household garbage.The bright yellow, sporty two-seater which the students named ‘Luca’, can reach a top speed of 90 kilometres per hour and has a reach of 220 kilometres when fully charged, the Technical University of Eindhoven said.- Advertisement – – Advertisement – “This car is really special, because it’s made all out of waste”, project manager Lisa van Etten told Reuters.“Our chassis is made out of flax and recycled PET bottles. For the interior we also used unsorted household waste.”Hard plastics normally found in televisions, toys and kitchen appliances were used for the car’s body, while the seat cushions consist of coconut and horse hairs.- Advertisement – View of inside the car made of recycled waste in Eindhoven, NetherlandsThe car was designed and built by a group of 22 students in around 18 months, Van Etten said, as an effort to prove the potential of waste.- Advertisement – “We really hope that car companies will start using waste materials”, production team member Matthijs van Wijk said.“It’s possible in many applications. More and more companies use waste or bio-based materials in the interior, we want to show that it’s also possible to build a chassis out of it.”© Thomson Reuters 2020Which is the best TV under Rs. 25,000? We discussed this on Orbital, our weekly technology podcast, which you can subscribe to via Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, or RSS, download the episode, or just hit the play button below.
Apr 19, 2006 (CIDRAP News) – The nation’s largest mumps epidemic in decades has reached well over 1,000 cases and will probably grow further before it ebbs, the head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said today.Calling the epidemic the largest in more than 20 years, CDC Director Dr. Julie Gerberding said it has grown to 815 cases in Iowa and 350 cases in seven other states. Suspected cases are under investigation in seven additional states, she said. Most of the cases are in 18- to 25-year-olds, many of them college students, the CDC has said.”We will not be surprised if we see more people affected either in the college context or as students spend time with their families or their community friends,” which could lead “more extension [of mumps] into the community,” Gerberding said in a teleconference this afternoon.At least 20 people have been hospitalized in the epidemic so far, but none have died of the viral illness, Gerberding said. The illness typically involves swelling of the salivary glands along with fever, headache, malaise, muscles aches, and loss of appetite.The CDC said last week that many of the young adults who have contracted mumps had previously been vaccinated. Today Gerberding cited two likely reasons for the epidemic: some people received only one dose of the vaccine instead of the recommended two doses, and the vaccine simply isn’t effective in about 10% of recipients.”We have no information to suggest there’s any problem with the vaccine,” she said. “The problem here is lack of complete coverage with the vaccine. . . . There’s a group of students, mainly college students, who are less likely to have received both doses of the vaccine.” The CDC says one dose of measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine protects against mumps in about 80% of people.In addition, Gerberding said, “Though this is a very good vaccine, it ‘s not perfect. About 10% of people who get both doses still remain susceptible” to mumps.When people live in crowded settings, such as college dorms or other institutions, a case of mumps can trigger “a cascade of transmission,” she added.People who were born before 1957 are considered immune to mumps, because nearly everyone in that age-group had the illness, according to the CDC.For younger people, coverage with two doses of vaccine is important, and especially so for students, others living in institutions, and healthcare workers, Gerberding said.Referring to healthcare workers, she said, “If you haven’t received two doses, it’s very important that you get your second dose.”Gerberding said the CDC has some MMR vaccine on hand and plans to supply 25,000 doses to Iowa. In addition, the vaccine manufacturer, Merck, has donated 25,000 doses, which the agency will use to immunize people in affected areas. The CDC is not expecting a shortage for now, she said.In response to a question, she said there is no sign that waning immunity is a factor in the epidemic. If waning immunity were the primary problem, there would be more cases in older people, she said.The source of the outbreak is unknown, according to the CDC. The strain circulating in the United States is genotype G, the same as the strain circulating in the United Kingdom, where more than 100,000 cases have occurred in the past few years, Gerberding said. But at this point there is no proof that the situations are linked, she said.Besides Iowa, states involved in the outbeak include Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, and Wisconsin, the CDC said in its Apr 14 health advisory.In an Apr 7 report, the CDC said the United States has had an average of 265 mumps cases per year since 2001. Gerberding said about 20% of cases are mild or asymptomatic, so people can spread the virus without knowing they have it.The CDC says complications of mumps can include deafness, pancreatitis, meningitis, encephalitis, spontaneous abortion, and inflammation of the testicles, ovaries, or breasts. Aside from deafness, these are more likely in adults than children.See also:CDC. Exposure to mumps during air travel—United States, 2006. MMWR 2006 Apr 11;55(Dispatch):1-2http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm55d411a1.htmCDC. Mumps epidemic—Iowa, 2006. MMWR 2006 Apr 7;55(13):366-8http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm5513a3.htm
With a diverse and rich program in the historic center of Nin, on Saturday, August 19, the Romantic Night is held for the third time in the most romantic destination – Nin.The event is organized by the Tourist Board of the City of Nin and invites tourists to come to the old town of Nin at 20.30 when this event begins. “ Share your most beautiful moments of life on the wall of memories: photos, drawings, messages… Kiss your loved one in the places marked for a “kiss point”, dance at a romance concert, take a seat on a romantic “lover bench”. Buy a rose at magic fairies and win valuable prizes and more. Come on a romantic night – there are romantic experiences to remember. ”Call from the Nin Tourist Board.Nina was awarded this flattering title by the portal www.europeanbestdestinations.com in August 2015, declaring it the most romantic destination in Europe for that year out of about 50 cities that entered the competition for the title. On that occasion, the Tourist Board of Nin then organized the event Romantic Night, and that evening the city became a city of love in which everyone who was touched by “Cupid’s arrow” was waiting for a number of attractions. The event has taken place so far and attracts an increasing number of tourists, especially couples in love who want to feel the charms of romance in this old Croatian town.Often tourism workers forget that everyone, including tourists, remembers experiences and those little things that marked their lives. And that is why this story from Nin is very important and significant because it spontaneously and unobtrusively “plays” with the strongest emotion, and that is love. Someone once said a long time ago: “People change, but memories stay forever“. It is precisely these memories and experiences that we must provide to our tourists, and not sell the form without content through the classic rent of accommodation and the sun and the sea. “The Romantic Night event in the most romantic destination in Europe – Nin is being held for the third year in a row. In 2014, Nin entered the selection of the 48 most romantic cities in Europe by EBD – European Best Destination, and in 2015 it received the official logo of the Most Romantic Destination in Europe, which it can use in its promotion. Nin wants to be branded primarily as a romantic city, which includes existing brands: Nin is the first capital of the Croats, one of the oldest cities in the Mediterranean, a European destination of excellence, etc. In Nin, everything is in the sign of romance: the church of St. The cross, which is called the smallest cathedral in the world, the church of St. Nikola, then Gregory of Nin and his thumb, which many touch for happiness, the Queen’s beach that offers a breathtaking view and many other romantic symbols of Nina“, Explains the director of the Tourist Board Nina, Ph.D. Marija Dejanović added that tourists are very receptive to the event and note that Nin is increasingly visited by young couples.Photo: Boris KačanAs banal as the Wall of Memories may seem to you, it is one of the most significant emotions. Tourists leave through a signature, a postcard, a message… part of themselves on the wall. And that’s the best marketing possible, especially if we do remarketing and remind them of that moment. Tourists have literally left a part of themselves, and that is not to be forgotten. Is it? Now imagine that they have that picture on their fridge that they look at every day… smart enough.As Nin bears the official label “European Best romantic destinations”, and I have written a couple of times that the EBD title is as credible as the destination makes it credible, Nin is skillfully and interestingly played and communicated as a city for romantics through the 3rd Romantic Nights in Nin. Zagreb and Nin have slanted the mentioned title to make and tell a new story, while Zadar has not, with the proviso that it should be emphasized that the Tourist Board of Nin has much less resources, both financial and human in relation to the mentioned cities. But they struggle, they don’t whine about how impossible it is and according to their resources, even beyond their means they tell great tourist stories. They give that emotion and energy more, and it is definitely felt. And tourists feel it too.And that Nin tells its story in a quality and long-term way, is evidenced by the growing number of arrivals and overnight stays. Thus, Nin is one of the two Croatian record holders in terms of population growth during the summer. According to the estimates of the Croatian Chamber of Commerce, the population of Nin, a city with about 3000 inhabitants, increases by almost five and a half times during the summer season due to tourists. “Last year, on Romantic Night in Nino, a couple received as a reward a romantic dinner where a young man, Nino, proposed to his girlfriend. Recently, two more young couples got engaged in Nin, and often couples can be seen taking photos on the streets and sandy beaches of romantic Nin. All this affects the increase in attendance in Nin as a tourist destination for romantic souls”, Says Marija Dejanovic.Romantic night in Nin / Photo: Boris KačanWhat characterizes this event as well as Nin in general, which is all spontaneous, without some classic exaggeration and inflating, ie commercialization. And this is exactly where Nina’s greatest charm is, which makes a man, including a guest, feel natural and relaxed. Imagine drinking a glass of indigenous wine with your sweetheart on a sandy beach, two chairs, one table and your moment. An invaluable experience, right? It is remembered, it is an experience, not accommodation.If Nin itself had a small wind back from tourist institutions, I am sure the whole of Europe would know about Nin. I honestly don’t know why Zadar doesn’t promote Nin, even Zadar itself has a greater interest of its own due to the sale of quality and authentic content. Also, as well as the CNTB, which should be much more proactive, especially when we talk about smaller tourist areas, not to mention the importance, potential and importance that Nin carries and represents. It is necessary to go a little outside the security of its offices in Zagreb, in fact, much more often if the CNTB cares about the development of tourism.Nin is so small, and so big, important and significant for our culture, tourism, identity… and definitely a tourist destination that has the most unique, amazing, diverse and authentic tourist stories in Croatia. Nin has yet to be discovered as they certainly deserve much more attention due to their incredible variety, authenticity and significance. I sincerely hope that through strategic and sustainable development, Nin will forever remain as it is, with soul and story. Also, I hope that in the future it will not fall under the pressure of mass tourism, but work to increase quality, not quantity, as a year-round tourist destination because it certainly can and should be.Related news: NIN CHOCOLATE FEST AS A GREAT AUTHENTIC TOURIST STORY
The largest hotel company in the Crikvenica-Vinodol Riviera, Jadran dd, which owns 8 hotels, 2 camps and 2 settlements, has concluded its business results for the first eight months of this year.The company, which went bankrupt three and a half years ago and is now majority state-owned, recorded an increase in operating revenues of 10% in the first eight months compared to the same period last year, and revenue from boarding services increased by as much as 18 % while at the same time 11% more overnight stays were realized. When the generated operating revenues are compared with previous years, in the first year after the bankruptcy Jadran dd generated HRK 50,9 million in revenues in the first eight months, HRK 2015 million in 54,3, HRK 2016 million in 60,8, while this year revenues amount to HRK 67 million.This is primarily the result of investments made by Jadran dd in the past three years, which resulted in an increase in the categorization of hotels Omorika and Katarina from two to four stars, hotel Slaven and camp Selce to three stars, and the newest hotel opened in August this year, hotel Esplanade, which carries four stars. “In the Adriatic, there has been a growing trend of all business indicators for the last three years, and the market has reacted positively to investments and newly formed products, and today our renovated hotels achieve far higher average overnight prices, higher occupancy and longer openness. additional facilities such as SPA centers, congress halls and wedding halls. Booking for October and November is also as good as the announcements for next year. We are especially pleased with the achieved result of the Selce camp, which we raised to three stars two years ago, and which this year achieved a record result with this capacity, achieving over 100 thousand overnight stays.”, Said the President of the Management Board of Jadran dd Dino Manestar.During the tourist season, over 500 employees were employed in the Adriatic in facilities that realized 340 overnight stays.
This year, too, a street art festival called will be held in Vukovar VUKOVART – goes vertical! co-organized by Vala kulture and the City of Vukovar, as a continuation of last year’s international event VUKOVART – Port of Art 2017. At several locations in Borovo naselje, the facades of buildings will be painted with murals world-famous street artists. Also, after a great collaboration s Planet Street Painting as a co-organizer, this year he is changing that role Val culture.The main goal of the project is to change the image of the city of Vukovar and put it on the maps of European and world contemporary art that will be recognized in Croatia and in the European Union, and finally the world, and last year is proof that the organizers succeeded.The festival will host the most successful artists from the world street art scene, and visitors will be able to observe the creative processes of muralists: Marine Capdevile from Spain, Rickey Lee Gordon from South Africa, Vere Bugatti i Fabia Fedelea from Italy, Elle & Pitra from France and two Croatian artists, Cheza and Sarma. The artists will paint the facades in Borovo naselje and the program will be accompanied by musical performances. The concert of General Woo on the Vukovar promenade is also expected.The festival is also intended for families with children, so the youngest creatives will be able to participate in children’s program “Chalk 2 ” and to announce fresh competition with world artists. The workshop will be led by Filip Mrvelj, who will refresh or restore his 3D image on the Vukovar bridge.The rich program will be completed by the screening of the film “First Journey” by Filip Mrvelj and Krešimir Herceg, which shows a 1000-kilometer long bike ride to the festival where Filip Mrvelj painted a picture of the connection between Croatia and France.The Vukovart Festival realizes the original idea of the organizers to make Vukovar an open-air museum with its new attractive visual identity. The 3D images attract many tourists who come to this city on the Danube every day on cruises. In this way, Vukovar creates a new concept of branding the city by merging the archaeological, cultural and historical heritage with a new urban identity, modeled on famous European destinations such as Berlin. The result of this whole tourist story is that 3D graffiti certainly generated new added value in the tourist offer of Vukovar, and in combination with the rest of the cultural offer if it is combined into a complete tourist product, they can be an excellent new tourist product of Vukovar.This festival promotes Vukovar as a place that accepts all artists, ie creators of new values. Also, this concept changes the visual identity of the city and makes it a more beautiful place to live, but also in a way that the painted areas are an attraction for more and more tourists who come. It is a project that proves that we are systematically working on a continuous tourist offer and that Vukovar is opening up to various tourist interests.On the one hand, by renovating the facades and painting public areas, Vukovar is becoming a more pleasant place to live, while on the other hand, this festival creates a unique tourist attraction that is interesting to both locals and foreign tourists.This is another proof of how the enthusiasm of an individual can contribute to a new added value of the tourist and cultural offer of the city. This event is slowly becoming a new tourist product that can result in the motive of tourist arrivals of visitors to Croatia and even Europe. Yes, you can make a great tourist story out of “nothing”, but nothing goes overnight without the will and long-term work, recognizing the opportunity of the city administration, investing in a better tomorrow and the effort and synergy of all participants.And don’t forget, investing in events is not a cost, but an investment. An investment that in a couple of years will become a motive for coming and generate tourist consumption that is dispersed vertically and horizontally to other industries. That is the greatest power of tourism.Visit Vukovar from May 29 to June 10 and have a new experience – VukovART, port of art
The shooting of the second part of the Hollywood movie “Mamma Mia” last year at various locations on the island of Vis has aroused a lot of interest among film audiences around the world. Famous actors occupied Vis at the time and did the filming for the musical, and after a year of preparation, the film finally came to movie theaters around the world, including Germany.”Mama Mia 2″ premiered at the legendary cinema in Berlin’s Zoo in July 19, and the CNTB took the opportunity to present Croatia as an excellent location for film tourism. Namely, in cooperation with the PR agency Lieb Management, the CNTB invited 30 influencers to watch the premiere of the film together, ie to socialize for the purpose of promoting Croatia according to multipliers followed by a wide audience on social networks.During the opening of the event, the director of the CNTB Representation in Germany, Romeo Draghicchio, presented Croatia to the gathered influencers as an ideal destination for filming and emphasized the innovations in Croatian tourism and the development of trends, with special attention to the island of Vis. The attendees were also shown a promotional video of the Croatian National Football Association with Croatian football players and other celebrities, which provoked additional sympathy from the audience, from which they emphasized that they were cheering for Croatia.Influencers were satisfied with the event and immediately published the first content on social networks, as pointed out in the CNTB, and earlier the Representation in Germany, in cooperation with the Tourist Board of Split-Dalmatia County, gave a group study trip for print media to the island Vis to show the locations of the filming of Mamma Mia.In addition, HTZ, in cooperation with the tour operator FTi, has launched a promotional campaign (video) that will be shown in various German cinemas during the screenings of the film “Mamma Mia 2”. Promotion through filmmaking has proven to be very effective, and in recent years German production companies have also made films in Croatia, which has contributed to the continuation of the successful trend of Croatian tourism in the German market.Share on your social networks the announcement of the film in German, below attached.
Cover photo: CNTB / Maja Danica Pecanic The aim of this campaign is to highlight the importance of tourism worldwide by encouraging interaction by sharing promotional materials in the form of videos and photos with a common label #TogetherInTravel. Also, as pointed out by the CNTB, in addition to several European tourism organizations, to participate in a large promotional project whose holder will be European Travel Commission (ETC) and this through the promotion of several types of tourist products such as preserved nature and outdoors, and creative cities, history and cultural heritage. As part of the project, each country will select its most famous national dish, which will be promoted through video materials, photos and an original recipe. the official UNWTO website. The richness and diversity of Croatian gastronomy will be presented through Zagorje štruklji, a traditional specialty of Hrvatsko Zagorje. The video in which Croatia participates in the campaign shows the process of making Zagorje štruklji or štruklji whose popularity has spread from Hrvatsko Zagorje to other parts of Croatia, and today they are one of the trademarks of our gastronomy. At a time of the corona virus pandemic that has hit the tourism sector hard, the UNWTO seeks to show how culinary heritage gives people a strong sense of belonging and brings home a touch of local flavors that keep the dream of future travel alive. Croatia part of WTTC and ETC promotional campaigns The Croatian National Tourist Board has joined a campaign launched by the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) with the aim of promoting gastronomy as an important part of tourism and the overall tourist offer. This gastronomic project is part of a big one #TravelTomorrow a campaign to highlight the fundamental and enduring values of tourism, including the culinary heritage of UNWTO member countries. The Croatian National Tourist Board will also join the promotional campaign #TogetherInTravel World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC), a global authority in tourism representing the private sector and destinations in all parts of the world.
At the presentation of the packaging of “Pazinski sukerančić”, the confectioners of the confectionery trade “Antica” and Davorka Šajina from the agritourism “Ograde” could be tasted, which went perfectly with the Malvasia of local winemakers Anđelini, Bažon, Benvenuti and Tomaz. The unique packaging of this traditional dessert was made for the purpose of promoting the cultural and gastronomic offer of central Istria and further branding and strengthening the recognizability of “Pazin sugar cake” as an authentic product of this region. But perhaps more importantly, thanks to the packaging, this authentic dessert got its selling element, both as a souvenir and for daytime sales. Packaging in three variants – small for one candy, medium for five, and large for 15 candies, was designed in collaboration with designer Tina Erman Popović. Special attention was paid to the quality of the boxes and their adaptation to transport, in order to preserve the unique shape of the candy, but also all its precious flavors and aromas. Inside the package there are information leaflets with the recipe in Croatian and English. Let’s tell stories, our authentic stories. This is just one in a series of activities by which the LAG “Central Istria”, as the holder of the project for the protection of “Pazin cukerančić”, seeks to preserve the valuable tradition of making cukerančić and further valorize it in gastronomic and tourist terms. “This unique package of Pazin candy will complete its presentation on the market, but also open up many new possibilities. We want these promotional packages to be used as a recognizable product or souvenir that will gladly be bought, as a dessert or souvenir, by both domestic and foreign guests, which will enrich the offer of confectioneries, souvenir shops, tasting rooms, wineries and restaurants. together and successfully we communicate the importance that cukerančić has for this area” said the Mayor of Pazin and the President of the Central Istria LAG Renato Krulčić. In Pazin, the promotional packaging of “Pazin sugar cake” was presented, the only Istrian dessert included in the List of protected intangible cultural assets of the Republic of Croatia. A dessert that every guest of central Istria must try, especially because it goes well with Istrian Malvasia, which is an additional dimension. A small step forward in the promotion and branding of Istria, and a big step for “Pazinski cukerančić” which has gained a new dimension and a new life cycle as of today.
Arena Hospitality Group (AHG) as part of this year’s World Tourism Exchange WTM in London received recognition from the world organization “Responsible Tourism Partnership” for responsible tourism and coping in the covid-19 pandemic. Thus, AHG reaffirmed its social responsibility and commitment to the common good of the local community, which was recognized and rewarded by the world organization. “Responsible Tourism Partnership” Also, in cooperation with the hospital and their expressed need, and together with a long-term partner Kamgrad doo one of the leading domestic companies in the construction sector, AGH decided to finance the purchase of medical equipment, ie devices for disinfection of UVDI-360 in order to fight more efficiently. against COVID-19 infection. The total amount of HRK 362.500 was financed in the ratio of 50% / 50% between Kamgrad and AHG. Due to the crisis situation caused by the COVID-19 coronavirus epidemic, Arena Hospitality Group dd has made all its possibilities available to help the local community and the population to overcome the difficult situation in which we all find ourselves. AHG donated 35 LCD TVs to the Pula General Hospital to make their stay easier, donated about 100 “lunch packages” a day for the hospital’s medical staff, and made their employees available to help prepare for moving into the new hospital premises and cleaning. for moving into hospital wards as soon as possible.