Vienna shooting: Slovak police warned gunman tried to buy bullets

first_imgElsewhere, Italian Foreign Minister Luigi Di Maio has called for an EU Patriot Act, along the lines of the US law which increased surveillance powers after the 9/11 attacks. “Europe and Italy itself cannot continue with just words,” he said, referring to the attacks on Vienna and on Nice last week. The Nice attacker had travelled from Tunisia via Italy into the south of France. – Advertisement –last_img


Kristin Cavallari $345 Sweater Style Is Under $40 on Amazon

first_imgThe level of detail that these two sweaters share is truly remarkable. They’re both designed in a mock neck-style, which extends approximately halfway up the neck. Plus, they’re ribbed in a similar fashion — and so trendy for fall!The Amazon piece has sleek lantern sleeves, which have become one of the most coveted features on knits lately. It’s no surprise that the Uncommon James designer is embracing the style too — she’s constantly serving up major inspo, after all. She has a unique way of elevating even the most casual of ensembles — and considering we’re still social distancing, we’re not exactly in the market for red carpet frocks. See it!- Advertisement – Our latest discovery? This sweater from Amazon that looks so similar to one we saw Kristin Cavallari wearing in her Instagram Stories. While her exact sweater costs a pretty penny at $345, the lookalike option that we found currently costs under $40!Kristin-Cavallari-SweaterCourtesy of Kristin Cavallari/InstagramSee it!Get the Woolen Bloom Women Mock Neck Loose Sweater Pullover for prices starting at $33, available at Amazon! Please note, prices are accurate at the date of publication, November 10, 2020, but are subject to change.- Advertisement – – Advertisement – Get the Woolen Bloom Women Mock Neck Loose Sweater Pullover for prices starting at $33, available at Amazon! Please note, prices are accurate at the date of publication, November 10, 2020, but are subject to change.Let’s get into the specifics of this popular Amazon sweater: It’s seriously high-quality and made from a soft knit that’s incredibly cozy. Shoppers are ecstatic with the affordable addition to their closets, claiming it keeps them warm on even the coldest of days. The sleeves are extra billowy, so it may be hard to wear certain jackets over this sweater — but you can certainly rock puffers and overcoats without any issues! When it comes to sweaters, this beauty is one of the best we’ve seen to date. It effortlessly channels Cavallari’s look, but the price is right within our budgets.See it: Get the Woolen Bloom Women Mock Neck Loose Sweater Pullover for prices starting at $33, available at Amazon! Please note, prices are accurate at the date of publication, November 10, 2020, but are subject to change.Not what you’re looking for? Check out more styles from Woolen Bloom and shop all of the clothing, shoes and jewelry available at Amazon! Don’t forget to check out all of Amazon’s Daily Deals here!Check out more of our picks and deals here!This post is brought to you by Us Weekly’s Shop With Us team. The Shop With Us team aims to highlight products and services our readers might find interesting and useful, such as face masks, self tanners, Lululemon-style leggings and all the best gifts for everyone in your life. Product and service selection, however, is in no way intended to constitute an endorsement by either Us Weekly or of any celebrity mentioned in the post.The Shop With Us team may receive products free of charge from manufacturers to test. In addition, Us Weekly receives compensation from the manufacturer of the products we write about when you click on a link and then purchase the product featured in an article. This does not drive our decision as to whether or not a product or service is featured or recommended. Shop With Us operates independently from advertising sales team. We welcome your feedback at ShopWithUs@usmagazine.com. Happy shopping! Us Weekly has affiliate partnerships so we may receive compensation for some links to products and services.Celebrity style isn’t always the most affordable. We all know it’s true! Even when we don’t know the exact designer or price tag of a piece one of our favorite stars is wearing, they usually tend to be on the pricey side. But no sweat: That doesn’t stop Us from finding their looks for less!- Advertisement –last_img read more



Hurricane Katrina sparks fears of disease outbreaks

first_imgSep 2, 2005 (CIDRAP News) – Amid the devastation left by hurricane Katrina on the US Gulf Coast, fears of infectious disease outbreaks have added to the distress. Some of those concerns are solidly grounded, while others are less so, disease experts say.The biggest immediate concern is the threat of gastrointestinal illness brought by the floods of contaminated water and lack of clean water in beleaguered New Orleans and other hurricane-struck areas. Other worries include infected wounds in people lacking medical care, a possible increase in West Nile virus as mosquitoes breed in waters left by the storm, infections from spoiled food, and the risk of common infectious diseases spreading rapidly in crowded refugee shelters.But despite some official statements to the contrary, there is little risk that exotic diseases like cholera will erupt, experts say. And while corpses on the streets of New Orleans are a wrenching sight, they actually pose little danger of spreading disease.Dr. Glenn Morris, an epidemiolgist at the University of Maryland in Baltimore, said the biggest worry is sewage-contaminated water. Quoted in a Reuters report, he said, “Just simply splashing around in the water, if there is sewage contamination there is a risk you could get it onto your hands and get it into your mouth.”The most likely contaminants are the usual culprits in water- and food-borne disease outbreaks in this country, such as Salmonella, Escherichia coli, Shigella, Campylobacter, Cryptosporidium, and hepatitis A virus, said Michael T. Osterholm, PhD, MPH. He is director of the University of Minnesota Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy, publisher of this Web site.Some officials this week have said the foul water could spark outbreaks of cholera and typhoid fever, but Osterholm and other experts say that’s not likely.”Because we don’t have a population of people with typhoid or cholera, we don’t expect to see that,” Osterholm said.The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says the same thing in a hurricane-related advisory: “Unless a disease is brought into a disaster area from elsewhere, any outbreaks that occur are almost always from diseases that were already in the disaster-affected area before the disaster struck.”On the other hand, hurricane-related wounds can pose serious risks, according to Osterholm. If someone with a wound goes without medical care for 3 or 4 days, as have many in New Orleans, an infected wound can become serious or life-threatening, he said. That happened to a number of people who were hit by the tsunami in Indonesia last December, he added.Another worry is the likelihood of a plague of mosquitoes rising from waters left by the hurricane. “Mosquito populations are likely to take off dramatically in the next 7 to 10 days,” Osterholm said. He explained this will be a bigger problem in rural areas, where the storm has left behind many pools of stagnant water, than in New Orleans.”There’ll be a tremendous nuisance mosquito situation occurring that will make life very difficult for people living there or going there to help,” he said.Rising with the clouds of mosquitoes will be the risk of West Nile virus infection, Osterholm added. Louisiana has already had 52 cases this summer, 40 of them involving encephalitis or meningitis, according to a CDC report published yesterday.The CDC is working with Louisiana officials on a mosquito-control program in an effort to head off the West Nile threat, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) said in a news release 2 days ago. Osterholm said mosquitoes on the Gulf Coast generally stop biting about mid-October because of an adaptation that protects them in case of frost. Until then, using insect repellent will be important.Hurricane-related flooding brings other health risks as a result of increased contact between people and animals, but most do not involve infectious diseases, according to Osterholm.Reports of corpses lying on New Orleans streets—besides dramatizing the depth of the tragedy—have sparked fears of disease. But those fears are overblown, authorities say.”Decaying bodies create very little risk for major disease outbreaks,” says the CDC advisory.Osterholm explained that a few infectious organisms can survive for a while after their host dies, but the vast majority die soon after the infected individual dies. “The process of decomposition actually degrades the pathogens in the body,” he said. The presence of bodies “is not an important means of transmitting an infectious agent in a situation like this.”Because of hurricane threats, federal agencies have been posting recommendations about food safety in the aftermath of disasters, especially the need to discard perishable food that has been warmer than 40˚F for 2 hours or more. The CDC and the US Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) disagree on one point: what to do with canned foods that have been exposed to floodwaters. The FSIS says such cans should be thrown out, but the CDC says the food can still be used if one washes the can and dips it in bleach solution before opening it.Osterholm said the concern is possible contamination on the outside of the can. “In most cases what’s inside the can will be safe. If you’re down to not having any other food, and you can disinfect the can, I’d eat that food,” he said.So far, infectious diseases have not emerged as a major problem in Katrina’s wake, according to an online report by the New Orleans Times-Picayune today. Kristen Meyer, a spokeswoman for the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals, told the newspaper, “We haven’t seen a lot of diseases because the things that put people at risk are being in floodwater and cleaning up after floodwater. Most evacuees haven’t had a chance to go back home.”Osterholm said the Katrina disaster offers lessons for other potential public health emergencies, such as pandemic influenza.For example, he said, “It’s very hard to bring public health services to a population when the overall mental health of the community is so compromised. How do you get people to, say, get in line for vaccines or to quarantine themselves, when they have that sense of despair and helplessness?”The disaster also hints at the magnitude of the problems that a major pandemic could bring, he said. “While an influenza pandemic wouldn’t unfold with such speed, all 50 states will be dealing with it virtually simultaneously; there won’t be 47 other states to help the three affected states. If there was ever a time to better understand the need for preparedness and surge capacity, this should be it.”See also:CDC information on infectious disease risks after a hurricanehttp://emergency.cdc.gov/disasters/hurricanes/library/infectiousdisease.pdfUSDA FSIS guidelines on food safety after a hurricanehttp://www.fsis.usda.gov/News_&_Events/NR_082905_01/index.aspAug 31 HHS news releasehttp://archive.hhs.gov/news/press/2005pres/20050831.htmlSep 1 CNN report on infectious disease risks in aftermath of hurricane Katrinahttp://www.cnn.com/2005/HEALTH/09/01/katrina.public.health/index.htmllast_img read more


Another Egyptian H5N1 case reported

first_imgJun 11, 2007 (CIDRAP News) – A 4-year-old Egyptian girl was reported to have H5N1 avian influenza today, as the World Health Organization (WHO) confirmed that a 10-year-old girl from the same area died of the illness 2 days ago.The Egyptian health ministry said the 4-year-old girl, from Qena governorate in southern Egypt, was hospitalized yesterday with fever and breathing difficulty, Reuters news service reported. Officials said she had been exposed to birds sick with suspected flu.The 10-year-old girl, also from Qena, was listed in critical condition when her illness was reported Jun 8. The WHO said she fell ill Jun 1 and was hospitalized on the 6th. There was evidence that she had been exposed to dead birds, the agency said.The two latest cases were the first in Egypt in about 2 months. The country had 16 cases earlier this year.By the WHO’s count, Egypt has had 35 cases with 15 deaths, for a case-fatality rate of about 43%. That compares with a fatality rate of 80% in Indonesia, the hardest-hit country, which has had 99 cases and 79 deaths.The Reuters report said most Egyptian cases have occurred in the northern part of the country, but 10 of the past 12 cases have been in the hotter south.Egyptian officials had expected the virus to be less active this summer, in line with the pattern set last year after the initial cases in February 2006, the story said.In other developments, Vietnam’s first H5N1 case-patient in a year and a half left the hospital today, according to another Reuters report.The patient, a 30-year-old man, was hospitalized in Hanoi on May 15 after he helped slaughter chickens for a friend’s wedding, the story noted. Doctors at the Bach Mai hospital said they treated him with the antiviral drug oseltamivir (Tamiflu) for 10 days instead of the standard 7 days, the report said.Doctors also said the virus was found in the man’s saliva, stomach, and feces, according to the story. A number of studies have reported gastrointestinal symptoms in H5N1 patients, and the WHO has said that H5N1 infection is more likely to involve diarrhea than ordinary flu is.The Reuters report said a second Vietnamese patient, a slaughterhouse worker, is still being treated but is recovering well.In Indonesia, meanwhile, officials said some poultry are getting H5N1 infections without showing signs of illness, complicating efforts to track the virus and protect humans.”From our observations during 2007 we have found that chickens infected by bird flu have not been showing the usual symptoms,” said Memed Zulkaraen, director of the agriculture ministry’s avian flu campaign unit, according to an Agence France-Presse (AFP) report published today.So far this year, 12,000 birds in Indonesia have died of avian flu or been culled, whereas last year about 1.75 million poultry died of the disease or were destroyed, said Musny Suatmodjo, animal health director at the agriculture ministry, according to a Reuters report today.Bayu Krisnamurthi, chief of Indonesia’s avian flu commission, expressed concern that healthy-looking poultry could shed the virus in their feces, increasing the risk of human cases, the story said.Kisnamturthi said Indonesia has had some human cases in the absence of any sick or dead poultry in the area.Last week Krisnamurthi expressed a suspicion that the H5N1 virus has mutated in a way that enables it to jump more easily from birds to humans. He said there were signs that humans could get infected with less intense exposure to sick birds than in the past.See also:Jun 11 WHO statementhttp://www.who.int/csr/don/2007_06_11/en/index.htmlJun 6 CIDRAP News story “Indonesia suspects ominous H5N1 mutations”Oct 11, 2005, CIDRAP News story “Experts cite differences between H5N1 and ordinary flu”CIDRAP overview of the implications of avian influenza for human diseaselast_img read more


WHO confirms H5N1 case in Pakistan cluster

first_imgDec 27, 2007 (CIDRAP News) – The World Health Organization (WHO) today announced its first confirmation of a human case of H5N1 avian influenza in Pakistan, in a young man who was part of a family cluster of suspected cases and died of the disease.The man was one of several brothers who fell ill after caring for another brother—a veterinarian who had become ill after helping to cull chickens in the Peshawar area. The WHO’s announcement today thus signals not only Pakistan’s first confirmed human case, but also a rare instance of apparent human-to-human transmission. The WHO said the virus did not spread beyond the family.The WHO posted a brief statement today saying the agency’s H5 reference laboratory in Cairo and its Collaborating Center for Reference and Research on Influenza in London identified the H5N1 virus in samples from one member of the family group of patients. The agency said additional analysis, including gene sequencing, is under way.Citing information from Pakistan’s health ministry, John Rainford, a WHO spokesman in Geneva, identified the man as a 25-year-old from the Peshawar area who became ill on Nov 21, was hospitalized Nov 23, and died Nov 28.”He is the third of four brothers who developed proven or suspected pneumonia with illness onset dates between 29 October and 21 November,” Rainford told CIDRAP News. “The brothers provided care for one another and had close personal contact in both the home and hospital.”According to previous reports, the family group was among eight people in Pakistan’s North-West Frontier province, near the Afghan border, who were previously diagnosed with avian flu on the basis of preliminary tests in Pakistan. The eight included four brothers and a cousin from the same family, plus three other people. Another brother also had a flu-like illness but died without being tested.The other patients who tested positive have been described as a man and his niece who were involved in poultry culling, plus a male farm worker.The WHO said previously that limited person-to-person transmission might have occurred among close contacts in the Pakistan situation. Today the agency stated, “The preliminary risk assessment found no evidence of sustained or community human-to-human transmission.”All identified close contacts including the other members of the affected family and involved health care workers remain asymptomatic and have been removed from close medical observation,” the WHO added.Rainford today suggested the possibility that none of the other apparent cases in Pakistan will be confirmed by the WHO. “We’ve got a host of technical issues,” he said. “There are practicalities of samples breaking down over time in the transportation.”However, a lack of further confirmations would not change the assumption that person-to-person transmission probably occurred among close contacts, he added. “The clinical evidence is that they did match the case definition of H5N1, so the risk assessment is unchanged.”Rainford said the problems with sample quality could also affect the effort to further characterize the virus through genetic sequencing.Meanwhile, he said another suspected H5N1 case has been found in the same region of Pakistan as the recent cluster but with no known connection to it. The suspected case is in an 8-year-old who had contact with sick poultry before falling ill, he reported.”The new case is in the same region, but there’s no epidemiologic link to the other cases,” Rainford said, adding that he didn’t know the specific location.The WHO’s case confirmation came on the same day as the assassination of Pakistan’s former prime minister, Benazir Bhutto, which sparked unrest in the country. Rainford said he couldn’t speculate about how the assassination and related events might affect Pakistan’s response to the H5N1 threat.”There might be implications for investigations or movement of samples, but I really couldn’t say at this point,” he said. He said a special WHO team that helped investigate the human cases in Pakistan returned to Geneva “sometime ago.”Today’s WHO announcement makes Pakistan the 14th country with confirmed human H5N1 cases. The WHO’s global case count has reached 343 cases with 212 deaths.Meanwhile, Egypt’s health ministry reported two more human H5N1 cases in the country today, a day after the WHO confirmed Egypt’s 39th case, according to a Reuters report. Amr Kandeel, head of communicable disease control, said the patients were from Damietta and Menoufia and were both hospitalized, the story said.The state news agency, MENA, identified the Menoufia patient as 22-year-old Nora Aboul Abbas Mohamed but gave no details on the other patient, Reuters reported.The WHO has not yet recognized the two cases, which would bring Egypt’s total to 41, with 16 deaths.See also: Dec 27 WHO statement on Pakistan casehttp://www.who.int/csr/don/2007_12_27/en/index.htmllast_img read more


H1N1 flu widespread in 11 states

first_imgSep 11, 2009 (CIDRAP News) –The United States is seeing increased levels of pandemic H1N1 influenza activity, with cases being reported in all 50 states and widespread activity in Guam and 11 states, most of them in the Southeast, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said today.In last week’s surveillance report, six states and Puerto Rico reported widespread activity, so the number of states reporting the highest activity has increased by five.Anne Schuchat, MD, director of the CDC’s National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, told reporters at a press conference that the level of outpatient visits for flu-like illness, 3.6%, is much greater than is normally seen in September and is as high as last winter’s peak. She said most of the cases were in children and young adults, which is consistent with the pattern seen during the first months of the novel H1N1 outbreak.Despite the uptick in flu activity, the CDC is seeing few school dismissals, Schuchat said. Only four school closures were reported this week, one of which was a small school that serves students with special needs.So far the CDC has received reports of only a few oseltamivir-resistant pandemic H1N1 cases, she noted. “It’s just a handful but something we’re keeping our eye on.” On the basis of samples tested, about 98% of circulating flu viruses are the novel flu strain.The CDC said in its surveillance update today that it will wrap up the 2008-2009 flu season on Oct4. The latest report, for the week ending Sep 5, reflects a change in the way the CDC monitors and reports influenza-related hospitalizations and deaths. States can now report either lab-confirmed or pneumonia and influenza syndromic hospitalizations and deaths for all flu types and subtypes, not just pandemicH1N1. Counts were reset to zero on Aug 30. The number of hospitalizations since then reported by 29 states totals 1,380, and there were 196 deaths.Health officials are expecting 115 million doses of seasonal flu vaccine this year, and about 38million of them should already be in providers’ offices, Schuchat said. Earlier this week during a National Influenza Vaccine Summit conference call, officials said prebooking problems had led to some seasonal vaccine shortage reports. “We know as the season unfolds there may not be enough absolutely everywhere you’re looking for it,” she said.”Seasonal flu typically will last all the way through May, and we think it’s fine to get the vaccine now and take advantage of availability,” she said. “The strain that’s here is mainly [pandemic] H1N1, but we’re expecting seasonal strains.”See also:CDC weekly flu surveillance reporthttp://www.cdc.gov/flu/weekly/last_img read more


Plitvice Lakes National Park: The second workshop within the development of the Management Plan begins

first_imgAs part of the process of drafting the Management Plan with the Action Plan for Visitation Management (PU), JU NPPJ is organizing on September 28, 2017, the second of three planned workshops with institutional stakeholders.Workshops with institutional stakeholders are part of the participatory process of drafting the IA, which seeks to enable the exchange of views among different stakeholders, to achieve mutual understanding and consensus on the proposed solutions and thus provide support for the implementation of the plan. In addition to these workshops, as part of the PU development process, individual consultations have already been conducted with key stakeholders, surveys have been conducted with local residents and representatives of local associations, surveys with visitors are being conducted, and additional consultations with tourism and agriculture stakeholders are planned. .Representatives of about sixty institutions and organizations, from the local to the national level, were invited to the workshop. The aim of the workshop is to present to the participants the results of the work of the Public Institution on the development of the Public Administration, and to discuss in more detail possible solutions, and to identify opportunities for future cooperation. The discussion will be structured around the main topics addressed by the PA, and related to the possibilities of the PA on the issues of preservation of natural values, preservation of cultural heritage, cooperation in solving major infrastructure issues and contribution to reviving agricultural production and supporting the development and networking of ecotourism. Park.The Visiting Management Action Plan is a strategic document of the Public Institution which determines the goals and management activities for the next ten years, and is prepared by the Public Institution NPPJ, in cooperation with stakeholders, with the help of a team of domestic and foreign external experts.Already this season, Plitvice Lakes National Park will introduce changes in the model of visiting in order to reduce the pressure of visitors in the peak season, as modeled on NP Krk which this year successfully implemented a project to limit overcrowding. The first thing that will be introduced is the possibility to buy tickets online, and in certain parts of the day you will have to close the door and send visitors to other locations or direct them to wait until the pressure is reduced.Related news: WORKING GROUP ESTABLISHED FOR SOLVING THE PROBLEM OF EXCESSIVE VISITATION AND CONSTRUCTION IN NP PLITVICE LAKESFor the first time in one day, over 10.000 people visited the Krk National Park, we found out what it looked like on the fieldlast_img read more


Croatian wines are increasingly in demand in Belgrade restaurants

first_imgAs part of the Belgrade Tourism Fair, the 24th BeoWine Fair will be held until February 9, which, in addition to winemaking, also promotes wine tourism.The fair is attended by the most prominent domestic and regional wine producers and distributors, more than 17o exhibitors, and organized by the Croatian Chamber of Commerce presents ten Croatian wineries / companies: Kutjevo, Belje, Iločki podrumi, Dalmacijavino, Vinoplod, Vina San Martino, Dingač Skaramuča, Degrassi, Osilovac ( Feravino) and Credo.”After two EU projects with a series of promotional activities and traditional participation in the Belgrade Fair, in the last four years the wines of Croatian wineries have been in the permanent offer of Belgrade restaurants. Our wines are traditionally well received by Belgrade consumers, who have a very refined taste for good food and wine”, Said the secretary of the Wine Association of the Croatian Chamber of Commerce Igor Barbarić at the opening of BeoWine.Serbia is our sixth export market, to which we exported wines worth 11 thousand euros in the first 2017 months of 632, ie 1120 hectoliters of wine. There is a visible increase of 51 thousand euros compared to the same period in 2016. In the same period in 2017, we imported wines from Serbia worth about 280 thousand euros, or 2044 hectoliters. “As every year, BeoWine is very important for Croatian winemaking because it is an opportunity to present Croatian wines to a wide audience in Serbia and the region, and the participation of Croatian wineries is important for further building the image of the Croatian wine brand “Vina Croatia – vina mosaica”. without which there is no significant positioning for Croatian wines in the world”, Continued Barbarić, adding that it is important to emphasize that the export of wine from Croatia shows a tendency to grow.Photo: HGKOwner of San Martino winery from Labin Miljenko Vretenar he recently placed his wines on the Serbian market. ”I do not hide that our expectations are high because consumers in Serbia know about quality Istrian wines, they especially like Malvasia, and great interest has been shown for Muscat Yellow, especially among younger consumers. The potential of the market is great, and we have a great product that the market will surely recognize. This is exactly the kind of event that serves as a springboard for us”, Said Vretenar.Boris Nejdanović, an importer of wine from the Feravino winery, claims that Serbia is an excellent market for selling Croatian wines. “In a year and a half of breaking into the Feravina wine market, I have not noticed any resistance among caterers, in fact. Although due to the popularization of Serbian wines, there has been a recent tendency to reduce the number of imported wines on offer, most wine lists in restaurants have Croatian wines.”.Producers of brandies and other spirits joined the winemakers a few years ago, and this year’s novelty is the promotion of craft breweries and beers, all accompanied by producers of premium cheeses, cured meat products and other gastronomic specialties. In addition to the presentation at the fair, the Croatian Chamber of Commerce also organizes a joint dinner for exhibitors, distributors and journalists with a masterclass by the president of the Association of Sommeliers of Vojvodina Igor Luković, who will present Croatian wines.Related news:THE THIRD VINART GRAND TASTING WILL BE HELD SOON IN LAUBA IN ZAGREBlast_img read more


Over 170.000 tourists have used Uber this summer on the Croatian coast

first_imgIn total, from June 1 to September 1, Uber drove as many as 170 tourists on the coast, which is an increase of as much as 47 percent compared to last year. Almost all (94%) came to Croatia with the already installed Uber application on their mobile phones, which only shows that they expect it as part of our tourist offer. Also, with the arrival of Uber, Croatia is ranked on the global scene as a quality destination that follows all trends, and Uber has made an excellent global advertising and thus become ambassador of our tourism. By the way, the world premiere of the UberBoat service was held in Croatia.”The fact that as many as 94 percent of tourists already had an Uber application is a clear indication that foreigners expect Uber to be available to them in our country and that they like to use it. The results of the tourist season have once again confirmed the importance of the new Road Transport Act, which allows everyone to move easily and safely across the country.” He said Davor Tremac, Uber’s general manager for Southeast Europe.Most tourists who used Uber came from the United Kingdom and the United States (14%) and Australia and France (5%). They mostly drove on routes shorter than five kilometers (84%) while the longest ride this summer was on the route Pula-Osijek, it was as much as 550 kilometers and lasted 359 minutes. In Dubrovnik, Uber was mostly ordered for transport to or from the city walls and the bus station, and in Split to the city center and the Mall of Split.On the other hand, UberBOAT sailed into a sea adventure several hundred times, of which in 40 percent of cases it took users on trips to the islands in the waters of Split, Dubrovnik and Šibenik. This year, in addition to Dalmatia, Uber was available to Istrians and their guests. RELATED NEWS:UBER AS THE AMBASSADOR OF CROATIAN TOURISM UBERBIKE PUBLIC BICYCLE SYSTEM COMING SOON IN EUROPEREVOLUTION IN TRANSPORT – ACHIEVEMENT OF VOLLA AND UBER ACHIEVEMENT!last_img read more