Four Dead After Shooting Involving the Police in Nevada

first_imgAsked for the condition of the officers involved in the episode, Captain Kuzik said, “I don’t have the information right now.”- Advertisement – The caller reported hearing what sounded like gunshots and seeing “someone with a possible gunshot wound in a nearby doorway,” Capt. Jason Kuzik of the Henderson Police Department said at a news conference later on Tuesday.When the police arrived, they found two people who had been shot and “a possible suspect in a parked car that was nearby,” Captain Kuzik said. Officers tried to contact this person and it “resulted in an officer-involved shooting,” he said. The possible suspect in the vehicle was among the four people who were killed, Captain Kuzik said. A fifth person was taken to the hospital, he said. A spokeswoman for the Police Department later said that no police officers were killed.At the news conference, Captain Kuzik said that identities of those who were involved in the episode had not been confirmed. He said the police were still investigating the matter, including what had led to the initial shootings. Four people are dead following a shooting involving the police on Tuesday morning in Henderson, Nev., law enforcement officials said.About 11 a.m. Tuesday, a dispatcher received a call about a possible shooting at an apartment complex on Stonelake Cove Avenue in Henderson, about 16 miles southeast of Las Vegas, officials said.- Advertisement – – Advertisement –last_img read more

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Forget Long Weekends: During the Pandemic It’s All About Short Weeks

first_img“We were always functionally more about weekends, long weekends and longer stays for major holidays,” Ms. Grimes said. “And now it’s just totally changed. It doesn’t matter if it’s a Tuesday or a Saturday night — people want to get away.”Red Cottage’s public availability calendar shows the “What day is it?” pandemic-era joke in action: There are reservations from Sunday to Friday, from Friday to Tuesday and even a Monday check-in or two. In response, Ms. Grimes said, the company has adapted.“We basically have had to tear down and rebuild our housekeeping department,” said Ms. Grimes. “There was a business model that ran under certain assumptions — checkout dates, gaps between bookings. Combine that with the fact that people are living in these houses — three meals a day, more wear and tear — and there has been a huge shift.”- Advertisement – Short-week stays are also on the rise at hotels. Club Med Sandpiper Bay, an all-inclusive resort between Miami and Orlando, has seen a 9 percent year-over-year increase in four- and five-night reservations from June to October. Four-to-six-night stays are up 55 percent over last year at The Foundry Hotel, a boutique hotel in Asheville, N.C. At The London West Hollywood at Beverly Hills, the average stay this month is 5.2 nights — double last October’s figure.New hotel packages spur — or reward — guests who submit to an extra night or two. The fifth night is free for every four nights booked at Wyndham Grand Rio Mar Puerto Rico Golf & Beach Resort; the offer also includes a $50 food-and-drink credit per stay. At the Hotel del Coronado, near San Diego, families who stay six nights or more get discounted room rates and a $350 resort credit per stay. The WFP: Work From Paradise package at Conrad Punta de Mita, in Western Mexico, includes a $75-per-night resort credit for rooms booked for least four nights. – Advertisement –center_img Reservations at TurnKey Vacation Rentals, a rental management company with more than 6,000 homes across the United States, are increasing by about one day per month, over last year. The median length of stay for October is five nights (up from four last year); November is six nights, up from five; December is seven, up from six.Jennifer Grimes, the founder of Red Cottage Inc., which manages independently owned rental homes throughout the Catskills and the Hudson Valley, has seen such a year-over-year difference in booking patterns that she’s changed the company’s rate structure. Barring normal seasonal or holiday fluctuations, weekends and weekdays now cost the same.- Advertisement –last_img read more

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Scottish Premiership: Ross County vs Livingston can have up to 300 fans attend | Football News

first_img– Advertisement – Scottish Football’s Joint Response Group said: “[We have] today welcomed the Scottish Government decision to allow 300 fans to attend some professional football matches.“The JRG will work with Inverness Caledonian Thistle FC, Elgin City FC and those Highland League clubs also in Level 1 local authority areas over the coming weeks on their operational plans, to ensure the safe return of fans to those clubs as soon as possible.”JRG Chairman and Scottish FA President Rod Petrie said: “We welcome the Scottish Government’s green light to the return of fans to football stadia after an eight-month hiatus.” SPFL Chief Executive Neil Doncaster at the game between Hamilton and KilmarnockImage:SPFL Chief Executive Neil Doncaster says he is grateful to the Scottish government for allowing fans to start attending matches – Advertisement –center_img Fans will return to Scottish football on Friday when up to 300 spectators will attend the Premiership match between Ross County and Livingston.The news follows publication of the Scottish Government’s Coronavirus (Covid-19) Strategic Framework for Scotland, which allows restricted numbers of fans to attend stadia located in local authority areas with Protection Level 1 of the Framework.- Advertisement – And SPFL Chief Executive Neil Doncaster commented: “I’m sure this news will be cheered by every player, official and fan in our game.“All clubs in Scotland are desperate to get fans back safely in the open air and we are very grateful to the Scottish Government for approving this crucial first step towards the return of supporters to every ground.“All of us in the SPFL have missed the enormous difference which our passionate supporters bring to the game, not to mention the absolutely crucial matchday revenue, and everyone involved will be working flat-out to ensure that the return of fans to the Global Energy Stadium goes smoothly this Friday.”- Advertisement –last_img read more

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H2N2 flu virus samples all found, most destroyed

first_imgApril 20, 2005 (CIDRAP News) – Samples of a potentially lethal influenza virus that were inadvertently mailed to laboratories around the world have all been found, the World Health Organization (WHO) said today. Canadian researchers discovered in March that the virus they had been sent was the same that emerged in 1957, prompting a call on April 12 for the samples to be destroyed. Most laboratories quickly complied with that WHO request, but a few samples were missing, which triggered an urgent search. Yesterday officials were still tracking down samples in Mexico, South Korea, and Lebanon. The CAP had paid a private company, Meridian Bioscience Inc. of Cincinnati, to prepare and send the samples. Why Meridian used the H2N2 virus has not yet been fully explained. Starting last fall, samples were sent to 3,747 labs in 18 countries for a routine test that usually involves more benign flu strains. All but about 75 labs that received the samples are in the United States, according to earlier reports. Fourteen labs are in Canada and 61 are in other countries. Cheng also said South Korean officials confirmed that they had destroyed all the samples they had received.center_img A sample of the influenza A(H2N2) virus that had been missing in Beirut was found at the airport, the Associated Press (AP) quoted WHO spokeswoman Maria Cheng as saying today. “That will be destroyed soon,” she said. By this afternoon, 98.8% of the 3,747 labs that had received H2N2 samples had destroyed them, a spokesman for the College of American Pathologists (CAP), which offers the proficiency testing, told CIDRAP News. Samples of the H2N2 virus, which caused the flu pandemic of 1957-58, were mailed to laboratories in test kits used to check labs’ ability to identify flu viruses.last_img read more

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Fewer cruisers on the Adriatic

first_imgIn the period from January to June 2017, 56 foreign cruise ships entered Croatian seaports, making 236 trips. There were a total of 316.654 passengers on these ships, who stayed in Croatia for 519 days, according to data from the Central Bureau of Statistics.The largest number of voyages was made by ships flying the flags of Malta (58 voyages) and the Bahamas (54 voyages), while the largest number of passengers arrived by ships flying the flags of Italy (82 passengers) and the Bahamas (673 passengers). Out of a total of 71 trips, most trips were realized in the Dubrovnik-Neretva County (824%) and the Split-Dalmatia County (236%), which is a total of 65,7%. The remaining 16,5% of trips were made to the following counties: Zadar (82,2%), Istria (17,8%), Šibenik-Knin (7,2%) and Primorje-Gorski Kotar (5,9%).The port of Dubrovnik had the most visits of foreign cruise ships in the first six months of 2017 (183 visits), followed by the ports of Split (79 visits) and Korčula (47 visits).Fewer trips, passengers and days of stay of foreign ships for cruisesIn the first half of 2017, foreign cruise ships made the least voyages in seaports compared to the same period in the last 10 years. Compared to the same period in 2016, the number of trips of foreign cruise ships decreased by 18,1%, and the number of passengers on these ships decreased by 14,8%. The total number of days spent by ships in the same period decreased by 24,7%.last_img read more

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Gold-worthy tips for tourists – how to enjoy Plitvice in the heart of the season!

first_imgIn the area of ​​the Municipality of Plitvice Lakes there are numerous facilities that tourists love, especially those related to active holidays. That means a lot of walking, climbing, a lot of time in nature and most importantly a lot of necessary planning.For this purpose, the Tourist Board of the Municipality of Plitivčka Jezera has created a website Plitvice Active which contains all the necessary information for an active vacation, and we bring some of the tips for all those who want to visit our area, the National Park but also the surrounding attractions. Each of these excursions lasts several hours, and with useful tips, your visit to the Municipality of Plitvice Lakes in the heart of the season will be unforgettable!Find out about the length and duration of the activityMany tourists when visiting the Municipality of Plitvice Lakes do not have the perception that some excursions last almost all day, which is why they come unprepared or miss what they have long wanted to see. To prevent this from happening, check the lengths of individual routes in the Park, bike paths, the duration of hiking climbs and the like. Only then will your experience be exactly as you dreamed and you will get to see everything you planned.New Plitvice Active website www.plitvice-active.comBring appropriate clothing and footwearMastering some of the cycling tours, climbing Plješivica or spending the whole day in the Park requires preparation in terms of footwear and clothing. Arm yourself with comfortable things, prepare for possible rain and be sure to bring more layers of clothing. The municipality of Pltivička jezera is a destination paradise for adventurers, so don’t let inadequate footwear prevent you from doing so.Protect yourself from rain and sun, but also check the weather forecast Be sure to bring rain and sun protection (umbrella, raincoat, sunglasses, hat, sunscreen), especially if you are coming with children. Also bring water and food for a few pleasant breaks in nature.Photo: www.plitvice-active.comIf you don’t like the crowds head to the National Park in the afternoonFor those who do not like crowds, we recommend an afternoon visit to the Park  after 16pm when the ticket is also cheaper. You still get to see everything,  and you can use the morning for many other activities that are not lacking in our Municipality.We know these gold tips are valuable to you, and now get down to planning your visit Municipality of Plitvice Lakes!last_img read more

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Rovinj, Omis and Hvar new destinations for tourist running

first_imgThus, after Zagreb, Šibenik, Split, Pula, Opatija, Rovinj, Munich and Graz, the SightRun application for this season is richer for three new racing destinations – Rovinj, Omiš and Hvar. Logically, because when we omit the sun and the sea as the primary motive for coming, what is left for us? We have to ask ourselves the question: Why would someone come to our destination when they can’t swim? Is there content for him? What will work in our destination out of season? What is his motive for coming? A logical and natural conclusion, because we have all the potentials. Different types of terrain in a small area, long coast and islands, many racing events and outdoor festivals, excellent and authentic gastronomy, excellent accommodation, we are well connected, and we have a pleasant climate almost all year round on the Adriatic… Why not take advantage of this racing madness ? Do we want to follow trends? Or better yet, do we want to create trends and be its main ambassadors? Running is just one such activity, and if you’re wondering why running, here’s one interesting fact. Over 50 million people regularly run in the EU, and their annual consumption is estimated at 9.6 billion euros. Some see in this the potential for growth and development, and some do not. Running is one of the fastest growing trends, both in Europe and in the world. This segment was targeted by the team from SightRun, who are also lovers of running, who point out that running after cycling could actually become a new trademark of Croatia, if we try hard enough. CROATIAN FIRST IN THE WORLD RECEIVES RUN FRIENDLY HOTEL CONCEPT – RUN HOTEL Following this track, the startup SightRun mobile tourist running application is entering a new tourist season with new racing destinations and new interesting tours. The SightRun application connects running and sightseeing and is intended for those guests who do not give up running even when they are on the road or on vacation, and especially when they have less time for sightseeing. In this way, the guest runner discovers interesting things about the city and tours the city’s attractions. Most importantly, in order to guess the motive of arrival and encourage him to think, we must think about new tourist products that we can offer to our guests, and which will be available to them throughout the year. SIGHTRUN EXCELLENT NEW TOURIST PRODUCT CONNECTING RUNNING AND TOURISM – TOURIST RUNNING If we want to extend the tourist season, then we must be based on diverse, authentic and quality content and offer, which does not depend exclusively on the sun and the sea, ie swimming. center_img Now, in the end, the question arises again: Do we want to develop tourism in the pre- and post-season? If so, then this great Croatian story and wit is one of the obligatory tools for all our tourist destinations. However, as it happens in Croatia, everything is going too slowly and we should have implemented SightRun as a “small” tourist destination a long time ago, as well as all other great tourist stories. While competition deals with market development and bites, we are stagnant and slow. Why be the last, when we can be the first in something? That is why tourism is generally in our “banana” because we have a short season, low tourist consumption and, unfortunately, through tourism we encourage imports. Sure, SightRun is a great story, but that’s just the beginning of the story of branding a destination as well Runner Friendly destinations. From arranging tours and running tracks, to various racing events and extensions of stories of the same theme. PS Greece, Turkey, Egypt are waking up, ie they have woken up, and the announcements for this season are, at best, that they will be at the same level as last year. And what will happen next year? The SightRun App contains audio racing tours that give the runner navigation instructions and interesting information about the location where they are running. It is enough for the runner to download the desired tour through the application, get to the starting point, put on the headphones and press play. After that, he no longer needs the internet, and he can store his mobile phone and let the application guide him safely through the city. The app uses the GPS of the mobile device and therefore it doesn’t matter how fast the person is moving because the app is actually tracking it. Yes so simple and ingenious, and the SightRun app is completely free for the user and is available on Google Play and the App Store. Or we are good enough like this, so tomorrow SightRun, like many other applications and companies, will find its happiness in markets where market development is valued and encouraged, and those destinations that want to develop and follow global trends. But then not my whining about how short our season is. We have everything, it’s up to the people and ourselves. I wonder what other destinations are waiting for? What are you waiting for to ask the same question, of course only if you want to extend the tourist season, precisely those in charge of tourism development in your destination. You all lose because the season is short. And so don’t be surprised when the tourist season is short and ask your cities and Tourist Boards why we are stagnant? There are really no excuses today in the 21st century, and we have as many opportunities and solutions on the market as we want. Rather, we have them in our backyard, our wit and solutions. You just need to get out of the comfort zone and start dealing with market development, and less politicking. RELATED NEWS:last_img read more

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Ivana Kolar: We must first know if we want to work all year round, detect where possible, and then create the preconditions for that

first_imgAlthough before and after the season, health tourism and tourism of continental destinations are promoted more than ever before, I always want a little more presence of the above in the promotional activities of Croatia. It would be great to invite guests who come to Croatia in millions during the summer, know our tourism, to return once again and visit other parts at another time of year. Međunarodna konferencija o cjelogodišnjem turizmu „Može li hrvatski turizam 365“ održati će se u utorak, 24. rujna u Sheraton Zagreb Hotelu,a ovogodišnja tema konferencije je „Kreativa i nove tehnologije“.  Izrazito smo uspješni u onome što nudimo, no smatram da to ne može biti dovoljno u odnosu na potencijale koje Hrvatska posjeduje. Duboko vjerujem kako moramo težiti daljnjem razvoju i podizanju kvalitete poslovanja i usluga čitavih destinacija, kreirati nove proizvode koji ne uključuju samo tipično morski odmor i sadržaje te da moramo time značajnije širiti sezonu na obali i ozbiljnije se prihvatiti razvoja turističke ponude u kontinentalnom dijelu zemlje. Održivost, zdravlje, autentičnost i kvaliteta bili bi moji izazovi za daljnji razvoj. Motiva za proizvode 365 imamo u izobilju – zdravstveni turizam, kulturni, sportski, ruralni, urbani; društvena baština nam je izrazito bogata i razlozi za posjet Hrvatskoj su brojni, pored sunca i mora. Kontinent je značajno nerazvijen, a veliki je potencijal za 365. I svakako, tu je  mogućnost povezivanja obalnih destinacija sa zaleđem i  kontinentalnom ponudom, u Hrvatskoj nam je sve nadohvat ruke.  I expect great discussions and conclusions and motives and ideas for new projects. We always try to bring new speakers who have rich experience and are excellent in their activities and jobs and present positive practices from which we can learn.   On the one hand, we have a recognizable tourist brand, the whole infrastructure, but out of season, when the motive for arrival is not sun and sea, we have to change the concept through content and some other motive for arrival, if we talk about strengthening before and after. So, the promotion and the whole concept for strengthening and developing tourism 365 need to be radically changed? This year’s subtitle of the conference is Creative and New Technologies, as I believe that this is where we need to be more active and that we need a new dose of creativity in creating an offer for modern tourists and motivation and reminder of the importance of including new technologies in business. We will have the opportunity to listen to representatives of companies that are leaders in global tourism such as Thomas Cook, ITB Berlin and Horwath HTL and their thoughts on trends and suggestions for domestic regional tourism; then the experts who participated and lead successful creative projects and products such as Bilbao in Spain, Sarajevo Film Festival, Vulacano Resort in Austria, Jasna Chaleta in Slovenia, and we will have the opportunity to experience new technologies in tourism. With Ivana Kolar, who is behind the organization of the conference, I talked about topics related to the development of continental tourism and the potential for development before and after the season. The conference contributed to the fact that year-round tourism is an unavoidable part of most tourism discussions and plans, and I want to believe that we organized or encouraged someone to organize new projects and changes in business through organized lectures and presentations by experts from the region and Europe.  I must emphasize that the conference is a bit of an enthusiastic project, given that due to its many years of experience in continental tourism and the excellent results that this business achieves, I believe it is possible to push the boundaries of domestic tourism, but it requires a decision of each of us. It is Slovenia that has defined 4 tourist regions, and we are still suffocating in hundreds of tourist boards, without so much synergy and branding of regions. Is the solution in regional branding? Like say Slavonia, Istria Dalmatia… We must first know if we want to work all year round, or for a longer period than before, then detect where this is possible on the coast, and then create the preconditions for it. It is similar in the continental regions, it is necessary to detect the motives of tourism development in individual destinations and create preconditions for their realization. Unfortunately we do not have enough time to present the whole vision. I do not think that this is the task of (only) state institutions, but of all participants in the tourism process in the field, everyone has to do their part. We lack the determination to change something, community within the destination is necessary, because no one can significantly extend their business alone, we often lack entrepreneurship and courage to innovate and to “be different”. Croatia has extremely high results compared to a relatively short period of business at full capacity. Sometimes it’s not out of place to step out of the comfort zone of a safe job (during the summer) and try even harder. We have excellent examples from our neighbors Austria and Slovenia that are developing quality, especially through tourism 365 and the development of continental tourism. What can we learn from them?  The first conference on year-round tourism already has two editions behind it, and now the most important is the third edition to be held next week.  Austria and Slovenia are actively developing year-round tourism and creating an offer based on their potential – nature, culture, health tourism and actively developing the inevitable business excellence. In all these segments we can learn a lot from them, exactly what we lack for tourism 365 – how to successfully valorize the huge “non-summer” potential for development. We can also learn from them about togetherness and joint development of destinations (how to be a partner, not a competition). Continental tourism has great potential for tourism 365 days a year, but unfortunately everything is developing too slowly. What are the reasons for the slow development and what are the solutions in your opinion? What is your advice on the right direction of development?  I certainly believe that it is necessary to brand destinations as widely as possible, because tourists today are not stationary and do not experience our administrative divisions. Due to the great effort to advertise “one’s village”, this is often the reason why the target effect of each promotion is missing, because it is simply “lost” in the lack of information about small destinations. It is also a prerequisite for the creation and development of the right destinations and DMOs that should guide development.      Ivana Kolar: The market lacks determination and thoughtful development of entire destinations in the direction of extending the season This year is the third edition of the conference, now that you look back three years, what has changed for the better or for the worse in the context of tourism 365?  I deeply believe that by developing destinations and communities, creating new products that do not depend only on the sun and the sea, creating authentic stories and smart and creative recycling of local specifics into new quality and experiences tailored to modern tourists, we can certainly extend the season on the coast and start developing destinations with the greatest tourist potentials in the continental part of Croatia.  We can learn from Austria and Slovenia how to be partners, not a competition for the joint development of destinations Ivana Kolar, Julius Rose This year at the conference we will have the opportunity to listen to people who were brave enough to take risks and try to be great and succeeded – Bilbao with its Guggenheim Museum in Spain, Vulcano resort in Austria which creatively connected livestock, prosciutto, tourism and promotion of the entire region, the Sarajevo Film Festival in BiH which is almost unbelievable and Jasna Chalet, the new St.Moritz one step away from us, in Slovenia. I believe it will be very interesting and useful. What are the news this year as part of the new edition of the conference “Can Croatian Tourism 365” and what do you expect? Changes are visible on the ground, simply because the market is evolving, competition is evolving, the demand for new forms of tourism and new experiences is growing and, for us, less common periods of the year. A lot is invested in the quality of business and new products, but these developments happen individually, individually and with too little dynamics. The market lacks the determination and thoughtful development of entire destinations in the direction of extending the season. It is clear that this is not a simple process and that not all destinations are suitable for it, however, a general decision is missing whether we need it or not, or whether we want year-round tourism or not.  Year-round tourism is one of the most important challenges for the further development of Croatian tourism, but also tourism in the region, at all levels, from strategic to operational, especially in terms of sustainability. There is a great potential for the development of year-round tourism in Croatia, both on the coast and in the continental part.  All information about the conference Can Croatian Tourism 365? – Creativity and new technologies you can look at www.turizam365.com.last_img read more

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Croatian offer presented at the Chinese import fair CIIE

first_imgSource / photo: Croatian National Tourist Board; Croatian Chamber of Commerce At this year’s CIIE fair, which is attended by over 150.000 Chinese and foreign buyers with exhibitors from more than 100 countries and regions of the world, today as part of the Croatian national pavilion was held “Croatia day”, a meeting of Croatian companies with numerous Chinese partners. The Croatian Ambassador to the People’s Republic of China Dario Mihelin and the State Secretary at the Ministry of Tourism Frano Matušić attended the celebration of the Croatian day at the fair. “The Chinese market is no longer reserved only for the bravest, the doors of the Chinese market are open to the whole world, and this is an opportunity we must not miss. And this fair is proof that the Chinese are turning to imports and reducing the trade surplus and it is important that we are continuously present here. Our exports to China only grew by 25 percent last year, which is proof that we can compete in such a large market. On the wings of these good indicators, but also good political relations, it is time for even more concrete results”, Said Luka Burilović, President of the Croatian Chamber of Commerce, which yesterday organized the Croatian-Chinese Economic Forum in the joint premises of the Croatian Chamber of Commerce and CNTB, which will now be available to Croatian companies interested in trying on the Chinese market. “Last year’s CIIE fair exceeded expectations, the contracted jobs reached the value of 50,8 billion dollars, so we hope that our companies will fight for their share of the cake”, Added Burilović.  “With the appearance at the ITB China fair, in which we participated in May this year and won the award for Croatian tourism, this is our second big presentation on the extremely important Chinese market in 2019. So far this year, there have been 24 percent more arrivals and overnight stays from this market compared to the same period last year, which puts China in second place among the top distant markets with the largest tourist traffic in Croatia. According to the Chinese National Tourism Administration, Chinese travel abroad is expected to be at the level of 2020 million in 200, and accordingly we expect an increase in demand for Europe and Croatia by many Chinese travel enthusiasts.”, Said the director of the CNTB Kristjan Staničić, emphasizing that this year 483 Chinese travel agents have successfully completed online training on Croatian cultural, natural, gastronomic and adventure tourism offer.  According to the CNTB, the director of the CNTB, Staničić, used the presentation at the fair for meetings with the most important Chinese partners, such as the Shendi Group and Ctrip, with which they discussed future joint cooperation. Ctrip is the largest Chinese online travel agency, or the second largest travel agency in the world, which is the largest advertiser of hotels and accommodation in China, whose services are used by more than 300 million people in over 220 countries. Shendi Group is best known for building and managing the Shanghai Disney Resort in Shanghai and operates as a company to design projects and entertainment events. Representatives of the Chinese group, at the initiative of the CNTB Representation in China, visited Zagreb, Rijeka and Opatija in September. President of the Croatian Chamber of Commerce Luka Burilović visited Croatian companies that exhibited at the fair: Degenija, Intereuropa, Megajoule, AMP Net. center_img By the way, this year’s edition of the CIIE fair is the second in a row, and its establishment and last year’s first edition represents a significant move by the Chinese government in liberalization and market opening, which is second in the world in terms of imports and leading in terms of consumption. The largest Chinese import fair is held at the location of the National Exhibition and Convention Center in Shanghai, on an area of ​​almost 300 thousand square meters. Given that China is the most populous country in the world and stands alongside the United States as a world economic giant, the Chinese government is making extraordinary efforts to make CIIE an unavoidable gathering in the calendar of events at the international level. The special value of the CIIE fair lies in numerous business meetings, meetings at high political and diplomatic levels, presentation of economic and tourist potentials of different countries, as well as mutual exchange of experience and knowledge. “China is one of the most attractive markets that represents great future potential for Podravka. We are present here for now, but we have a lot of room for improvement. Podravka has always supported economic diplomacy initiatives of this kind. Presence at the CIIE fair is an opportunity to maintain and deepen existing business contacts in this large market. In the last two years, Podravka has changed the business model of processing the Chinese market, and we have recently been present again in Shanghai through cooperation with a distribution partner, and we are also working on projects to develop cooperation in the future.”, Said Vedran Kelek, Podravka’s director for new markets. The Croatian Chamber of Commerce and the Croatian Tourist Board present for the first time the Croatian economic and tourist offer at the most important Chinese international import fair China International Import Expo (CIIE), which will be held in Shanghai from 5 to 10 November 2019. RELATED NEWS:last_img read more

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Bicycles – after bicycles, you can also rent electric bicycles in Rijeka

first_imgThe bicycle is an electric bicycle manufactured by Apache MATTA TOUR, the size of a 28-inch wheel, the size of an 18-inch frame with a motor in the center. It has nine speeds, a large capacity battery and GPS tracking. What is a Ricycle? All information on how to rent electric bicycles and conditions of use are available on the website ricikleta.rijeka.hr A total of 28 bicycles have been installed, equipped with an information system that allows their rental via a mobile application, enables charging of the electric battery on the terminal stand and includes GPS tracking. RiCikleta is a new system of public electric bicycles, which was presented a few days ago in Rijeka. This is a new project of the City of Rijeka which sets up terminals with electric bicycles available for rent at four locations in the city, on Jadranski trg, in front of the Youth Hall in Trsat, on the pedestrian bridge over Rječina (on the Sušak bridge) and on the garage roof at Kantrida Pools . center_img Rental of RiCikleta is done by scanning the QR code, ie paying the rent via QRPay code via a smartphone and the GO2BIKE application, which can be done by any adult. The price of renting a bike is 10 kuna per hour, while the maximum time of uninterrupted use is 3 hours. Before the expiration of the three-hour period, the user is obliged to return the bicycle to one of the four existing stations of the Ricikleta system. The bicycle can be used within the administrative boundaries of the City of Rijeka. This project seeks to encourage urban mobility of citizens and enable the development of alternative forms of movement around the city that are beneficial to the health of the individual and the environment. Source and photo: City of Rijeka, ricikleta.rijeka.hrlast_img read more

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