Erika Jayne, Tom Girardi Had an ‘Unconventional Marriage’ Before Split

first_imgThe Chicago star was previously married to Thomas Zizzo, with whom she shares son Tommy, a 26-year-old police officer in L.A.Us Weekly has reached out to Erika and Tom’s reps for comment.Listen to Getting Real with the Housewives, your one-stop destination for Housewives news and exclusive interviews After joining the cast of the Bravo reality series in 2015, Erika “gained independence and confidence,” the source adds. “The exposure it has given for her singing career has given Erika a much larger fan base.”Erika Jayne and Tom Girardi Unconventional MarriageErika Jayne and Tom Girardi Shutterstock (2)The reality star, 49, filed for divorce from the powerhouse attorney, 81, on Tuesday, November 3. She later said in a statement to Us, “After much consideration, I have decided to end my marriage to Tom Girardi. This is not a step taken lightly or easily. I have great love and respect for Tom and for our years and the lives we built together. It is my absolute wish to proceed through this process with respect and with the privacy that both Tom and I deserve. I request others give us that privacy as well.”Erika met Tom in the late ‘90s while waitressing at the famed Los Angeles restaurant Chasen’s. They tied the knot in January 1999.- Advertisement – The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Erika Jayne and her husband, Tom Girardi, were on two different paths long before calling off their 21-year marriage.“Erika and Tom had an unconventional marriage, spending a lot of time apart. Several months,” a source exclusively tells Us Weekly. “They would travel separately. Tom gave Erika a very lavish lifestyle, and she enjoyed it.”- Advertisement – Since becoming a reality TV star, the “XXPEN$IVE” singer has found herself having to address her and the lawyer’s 32-year age difference a number of times on both the small screen and social media.“It was always a bigger deal to everyone else than it was to either of us,” she wrote in her 2018 book, Pretty Mess. “All a couple really needs is to have the same life philosophy. If you see things the same way, then age, race, religion — none of that comes into play. I have a thirst for knowledge and Tom has a wealth of it. He is a great mentor, a great teacher and somebody I really admire.”Erika put it more bluntly on RHOBH earlier this year, saying, “I’m tired of having to justify my 20-year marriage. Go get a 20-year marriage and then come f–king talk to me.”- Advertisement – – Advertisement –last_img read more

Why Gavin Newsom doesn’t wish his next task ‘even on my worst enemy’

first_imgThere is no shortage of Golden State Democrats for Newsom to pick from, and he didn’t seem to relish the task ahead of him. “This is not something that I wish even on my worst enemy, because you create enemies in this process you know, not just friends,” said Newsom. “And it’s a vexing decision. It’s a challenging one.”Campaign Action- Advertisement – ● Uncalled Races: Over the weekend, it became mathematically impossible for Republicans to flip the House as Democrats locked in victories in a majority of districts. As of Monday afternoon, Democrats have won 219 seats and lead in races for three others. Republicans, meanwhile, hold 198 seats, lead in 14, and will add one more once a runoff in Louisiana’s safely red 5th Congressional District is resolved next month.And at least one of those contests where Republicans are currently ahead is all but assured of seeing a lead change after officials start tallying absentee votes this week: In New York’s 3rd District, Republican George Santos holds a 50-49 edge on Democratic Rep. Tom Suozzi, but according to data obtained by Spectrum News reporter Nick Reisman, registered Democrats have returned three times as many absentee ballots as Republicans.Democratic candidates in the state’s other uncalled House races, however, aren’t as fortunate as Suozzi. In the 1st, 2nd, 11th, 22nd, and 24th Districts, Democrats have disproportionately voted absentee, but unless unusually large numbers of independents and Republicans decided to vote blue, Republican congressional hopefuls are likely to prevail in all five of these races.But the outlook is much better for Democrats in the state Senate, though they’re unlikely to gain the two-thirds supermajority many progressives had hoped for. Democrats, who went into the election holding 40 of 63 seats, currently lead in 37 races, according to an analysis by David Beard, and should hang on in all of those. They’re also well-positioned to come from behind in two more districts, the 38th and 40th, and could even win the 22nd and 50th.That, however, would leave them with 41 total seats, one shy of a supermajority, unless they can pull off a longshot win in either the 5th or 6th District. Ballots can still arrive as late as Tuesday as long as they were postmarked by Election Day, though, so these figures could yet change. It may also take a long time before we see final returns: The state Board of Elections took six weeks to certify the results of this year’s June primary.Meanwhile, here is a look at where several important unresolved downballot contests stand as of Monday:● AK Ballot: Measure 2, which would implement a “top-four” primary, is trailing 56-44 with 186,000 ballots counted.● Maricopa County, AZ Recorder: Republican Stephen Richer leads Democratic incumbent Adrian Fortes 50.01-49.99―a margin of just under 2,000 votes―with 1.86 million ballots counted.● CA Ballot: Proposition 15, the so-called “split roll” initiative, is trailing 52-48 with 14.1 million votes in.● Orange County, CA Board of Supervisors: Republican incumbent Andrew Do leads Democrat Sergio Contreras 52-48 with 198,000 votes in.● Arapahoe, Douglas, Elbert and Lincoln Counties, CO District Attorney: Republican John Kellner leads Democrat Amy Padden 50.1-49.9 with 570,000 votes in.● NC-AG: Democratic incumbent Josh Stein leads Republican Jim O’Neill 50.1-49.9 with 5.36 million votes in.● PA Treasurer: Republican Stacy Garrity leads Democratic incumbent Joe Torsella 49-48 with 6.61 million votes in.Called RacesBelow we’re recapping a host of lesser-known but important elections that took place Tuesday, as well as a number of races that were called after Election Night. Quite a few contests remain uncalled, but we’re tracking all of them on our continually updated cheat-sheet, and of course we’ll cover each of them in the Digest once they’re resolved.Gubernatorial● PR-Gov: Pedro Pierluisi of the pro-statehood New Progressive Party (PNP) defeated Popular Democratic Party nominee Carlos Delgado 33-32, and Delgado conceded on Saturday. Pierluisi will succeed outgoing Gov. Wanda Vázquez, whom he defeated in the August primary.While the result means that the PNP will keep control of the governor’s office for the next four years, Pierluisi’s win also gives Democrats a pickup from Republicans. While Pierluisi caucused with U.S. House Democrats when he represented Puerto Rico as its non-voting resident commissioner, Vázquez is a Republican who endorsed Trump following her primary loss.As those two intra-party rivals demonstrate, Puerto Rico’s main parties don’t correspond neatly to the partisan factions on the mainland. Notably, Pierluisi’s immediate predecessor and successor as resident commissioner aligned themselves in D.C. with Team Red even though they also hail from the PNP.House● AZ-06: Republican Rep. David Schweikert has defeated Democratic challenger Hiral Tipirneni.● CA-04: Republican Rep. Tom McClintock secured victory after Democrat Brynne Kennedy conceded on Friday.● CA-50: Republican Darrell Issa defeated Democrat Ammar Campa-Najjar.● NV-03: Freshman Democratic Rep. Susie Lee defeated Republican Dan Rodimer.● PA-17: Democratic Rep. Conor Lamb defeated Republican Sean Parnell.● VA-07: Freshman Democratic Rep. Abigail Spanberger defeated Republican Nick Freitas.Legislative● NM State Senate: New Mexico Democrats netted only one seat on Tuesday, but as the NM Political Report’s Susan Dunlap writes, their new 27-15 majority will be significantly more progressive than the 26-16 one that it’s replacing.Conservative Democrats have spent the last two years weakening legislation to increase the minimum wage and blocking efforts to legalize marijuana and to repeal a 1969 law that made it a felony to perform an abortion in most cases. In June, though, five of those conservative Democratic incumbents lost to progressive primary foes. Republicans managed to flip two of those districts last week, but Team Blue more than made up for it by taking three GOP-held seats.● RI State House, State Senate: Rhode Island’s Democratic-dominated state House is getting a new speaker who appears to be a real upgrade over the man he’s replacing, and ironically, it’s because of a Republican victory on Tuesday.Speaker Nicholas Mattiello lost re-election by a 59-41 margin against Republican Barbara Ann Fenton-Fung, the wife of outgoing Cranston Mayor and 2014/2018 GOP gubernatorial nominee Allan Fung. Majority Leader Joe Shekarchi quickly secured enough votes to become the new speaker, which will make him the chamber’s second gay leader.Shekarchi calls himself a “moderate on all issues,” though he’s notably better than the conservative Mattiello on some key issues. Shekarchi supported a successful 2019 bill to protect abortion rights, legislation that Mattiello voted against (though he still let it come to the floor). The Boston Globe’s Edward Fitzpatrick also writes that Shekarchi sports a D rating from the NRA compared to Mattiello’s A score.WPRI’s Ted Nesi notes as well Shekarchi also took an important step early to appeal to the left by naming Chris Blazejewski as majority leader, a move Nesi says “made clear progressives will be closer to the center of the action than they had been under Mattiello, who liked to publicly tout his ability to thwart liberal policies.”The status quo largely reigned supreme in the state Senate, where Senate President Dominick Ruggerio and Senate Majority Leader Mike McCaffrey remain in charge months after they turned back progressive primary challenges. Nesi, though, writes that the pair “both signaled Friday night they plan to move policy to the left following progressive primary victories — including by backing the legalization of recreational marijuana.”Mayoral● Richmond, VA Mayor: While Democratic Mayor Levar Stoney only took 37% of the vote on Tuesday against two well-funded intra-party foes, he managed to avoid a runoff thanks to the city’s strange electoral system. Stoney took a plurality of the vote in six of the city’s nine council districts, which is one more than he needed to win outright. Alexsis Rodgers, a former state director for the National Domestic Workers Alliance, took 27% citywide in the nonpartisan contest, while City Councilwoman Kim Gray was just behind with 26%.● San Diego, CA Mayor: Assemblyman Todd Gloria’s win in the all-Democratic general election was confirmed on Monday when City Councilor Barbara Bry conceded.Gloria held a 56-44 lead over Bry, whom the San Diego Union-Tribune said back in March had “more centrist stances on business regulations and on new housing in single-family areas,” in the contest to succeed termed-out Republican incumbent Kevin Faulconer. Gloria, who served as interim mayor for six months from 2013 to 2014, is the first gay person to be elected to the post, as well as the first elected mayor of color.Ballot Measures● PR Ballot: Puerto Rico voters approved a non-binding referendum asking, “Should Puerto Rico be admitted immediately into the union as a state” by a 52-48 margin. However, it’s very unlikely that Congress will admit Puerto Rico as long as Republicans control at least one chamber. While it’s far from clear which party the island would favor if it were a state, Republicans like Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell have insisted that the move would give Democrats two Senate seats “in perpetuity.”Other Races● AZ Corporation Commission: Republicans will hold a 3-2 majority on the state Corporation Commission, the powerful body that regulates utilities, after Democrats flipped only one of the two seats they needed to take control. Democrat Anna Tovar took first place in the six-person statewide race with 17.6%, while incumbent Lea Marquez Peterson earned second with 17.5%. The crucial third seat went to Jim O’Connor, who edged out fellow Republican Eric Sloan 17.3-16.4.The other two seats, one Democratic-held and one in GOP hands, will be on the ballot in 2022, so Team Blue would need to take both to flip the Corporation Commission in two years.● GA Public Service Commission: Public Service Commissioner Bubba McDonald, a Republican who has served on the five-person utility regulating board for 22 years, failed to take the majority he needed to avoid a Dec. 1 runoff. McDonald earned 49.9% of the vote statewide, while Democrat Daniel Blackman was a few points behind with 47.0%.While both of Georgia’s U.S. Senate seats are also going to runoffs, those contests will be held more than a month later on Jan. 5: The Peach State requires candidates for state-level races and non-presidential federal contests to win a majority of the vote, but state and federal contests runoffs take place on separate days (due partly to federal law requiring military and overseas voters be mailed their ballots at least 45 days before federal election dates to ensure they arrive in time).P.S. Interestingly, a second member of the all-GOP Public Service Commission, Jason Shaw, managed to win outright 50-47 even though Shaw was running his first election since his appointment last year. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution notes that Shaw and Blackman both had the backing of the state AFL-CIO, which could explain the small but crucial difference between the two Republicans.● Maricopa County, AZ Attorney: Appointed GOP incumbent Allister Adel defeated Democratic challenger Julie Gunnigle 51-49.● TX Railroad Commission: Republican Jim Wright beat Democrat Chrysta Castañeda 53-43, which means his party will keep their 3-0 majority on the body that regulates the energy industry. Then-Attorney General Harris, though, entered the race days later with plenty of name recognition and connections, and her many would-be opponents gradually decided not to go up against her. The only other notable Democrat who ended up running that year was Rep. Loretta Sanchez, who lost the general election to Harris 62-38. However, it’s far from guaranteed that the Golden State’s new senator will look as strong as Harris did six years ago.Georgia Runoffs● GA-Sen-A: The Associated Press has called a runoff between Republican Sen. David Perdue and Democrat Jon Ossoff, which means that both of Georgia’s Senate seats will be on the ballot on Jan. 5—a development that keeps the door open to Democrats taking control of the chamber next year.Ossoff has already debuted his first commercial for the second round. “The path to recovery is clear,” Ossoff tells the audience. “First, we listen to medical experts to control this virus. Then we shore up our economy with stronger support for small business and tax relief for working families.” He continues, “And it’s time for a historic infrastructure plan to get people back to work and invest in our future. We need leaders who bring us together to get this done.”Uncalled Races- Advertisement – – Advertisement – As for possible names, we’re not going to dive down that rabbit hole just yet. This is an election with only one voter—Newsom—and the results may not be announced for another two months, so unless the governor himself tips his hand, there’s simply no way to know whom he might choose.It also remains to be seen if the new senator would be able to avoid a seriously contested race against one or more fellow Democrats if they seek election in 2022. Under California law, all candidates would compete in a top-two primary that year, and the two contenders with the most votes would advance to the general election regardless of party.What is clear, though, is that there are plenty of Democrats in America’s largest state who very much would like to go to the Senate. Indeed, a multitude of politicians initially expressed interest in running for the upper chamber in early 2015 when Barbara Boxer announced that she would not run for a fifth term, a move that set off the state’s first open Senate race since 1992.- Advertisement –last_img read more

Google Play Store the Main Distributor for Malware on Android Phones: Report

first_img– Advertisement – It was also noted that between 10 and 24 percent of user devices come across at least one unwanted app. Lastly, the research points out that app distribution via commercial PPI services on Android is significantly lower compared to Windows.Which 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. – Advertisement – Google Play store has been found to be the main distribution vector for malware on Android phones. Research conducted by NortonLifeLock and the IMDEA Software Institute in Madrid found that 67.2 percent of the malicious app installs came from Google Play. However, the researches pointed out that this was due to the huge volume of downloads from Google Play compared to other sources, and added that its defences do work, for the most part. The researchers recorded data from 7.9 million apps from 12 million Android devices over a four-month period between June and September, 2019. According to the researchers, third party app stores were only responsible for 10.4 percent of malicious app installs.The research titled ‘How Did That Get In My Phone? Unwanted App Distribution on Android Devices’ has been published on SemanticsScholar website and shows the Google Play store is the primary source of malware installs on Android phones. The analysis includes data from 7.9 million apps from 12 million Android devices. It compares app downloads from the Play store, alternative markets, web browsers, from commercial PPI (pay-per-install) programs, from instant message, and seven other sources.- Advertisement – The Play store is the main aggregator of apps for Android devices and is home to countless apps and games. It was found that 87.2 percent of total app downloads on Android come from the Play store, but the sheer volume of downloads is also why 67.5 percent of installs for malicious apps come from it. The research states that the vector detection ratio (VDR) for the Play store is still the lowest compared to other sources of app installs.“Its [Play store] VDR is only 0.6 percent, better than all other large distribution vectors. Thus, the Play market defenses against unwanted apps work, but still significant amounts of unwanted apps are able to bypass them, making it the main distribution vector for unwanted apps,” says the research.Interestingly, unofficial alternate markets that had a total of 5.7 percent downloads had just over 10 percent unwanted installs. Installs from backups account for 2 percent of the total installs and 4.8 percent were unwanted. Installs from package installers account for 0.7 percent of the total and are responsible for 10.5 percent unwanted installs.- Advertisement –last_img read more

Twitter hilariously interprets Trump’s latest lies about election rigging as his concession speech

first_imgAnd even though the president tried desperately to take back the words, deleting the post and instead tweeting “RIGGED ELECTION. WE WILL WIN!” in the eyes of many Twitter users, it was too late.  xHe only won in the eyes of the FAKE NEWS MEDIA. I concede NOTHING! We have a long way to go. This was a RIGGED ELECTION!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 15, 2020- Advertisement – Let me say it again for the people with the cheap seats: Trump led us into a pandemic leading to more than 245,400 deaths. The racist-in-chief can claim as many times as he wants that a brief election results error in one Michigan county somehow equated to millions of faulty ballots, but the simple truth is that Dominion Voting Systems, the election tech company linked to the error, didn’t trigger school closings throughout the country or send wide swaths of the American population into quarantine. The president’s mismanagement of the coronavirus did.RELATED: COVID-19 news: One-half of U.S. deaths could have been avoided; still no mask for Donald RELATED: Researchers attribute at least 700 deaths directly to Trump’s disease-ridden rallies- Advertisement – CNN’s Jake Tapper tweeted: “Everything after ‘He won’ is a lie. But those first two words are accurate!” Writer Frederick Joseph tweeted: “He had me at ‘He won…’” And in answering screenwriter and former Republican David Weissman’s question asking why Trump even wants a job he doesn’t do, blogger Jeff Shuey summarized the exiting president’s time in office. “He never wanted the job. He just wanted the perks. He’s golfed over 300 days. #TrumpConceded by failing … again. He is a failed @potus He is a failed human,” Shuey tweeted.xTrump conceded to Biden.This is the morning he finally surrendered in defeat, via tweet, of course. He admitted he lost the election with two ostensibly simple words:He won. An inane retraction followed an hour later. #TrumpConceded pic.twitter.com/1CVWsW8nkW— Stephanie Kennedy (@WordswithSteph) November 15, 2020Fox News commentator Jesse Watters, of the show “Watters World,” obviously begs to differ as evidenced in video Trump included with his perceived concession tweet. Apparently missing the part when Trump led us into a pandemic leading to more than 245,400 deaths, Watters said something “just doesn’t feel right” about Biden being president. “Joe Biden didn’t earn it. He didn’t really even campaign. He thought he was going to lose. You could see it. He ran a losing campaign. So 10 days after the election, how’s he ahead,” Watters asked.- Advertisement – The Georgia run-off is January 5th. Request an absentee ballot by Nov. 18. Early in-person voting starts Dec. 14. And REGISTER TO VOTE here by Dec. 7.And give $3 right now to rip the Senate majority from Mitch McConnell’s cold dead hands. – Advertisement –last_img read more

Pirelli F1 chief Mario Isola tests positive for Covid-19 after Turkish GP

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US, Institut Pasteur team up for flu virus surveillance

first_imgFeb 21, 2006 (CIDRAP News) – The US government recently agreed to collaborate with France’s Institut Pasteur (IP) on efforts to increase the world’s ability to detect influenza viruses that could lead to a human flu pandemic.The US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) will set up a joint working group with IP to oversee the collaboration, which will focus initially on Southeast Asia, HHS announced on Feb 6. IP is a private, nonprofit foundation with an international network of centers working to prevent and treat infectious diseases.HHS said initial plans under the agreement include:Building capacity for surveillance, epidemiologic investigation, testing, diagnosis, and control of infectious diseases in countries affected by and at risk for the spread of H5N1 avian fluExchanging technical expertise to promote rapid response to disease threatsDisseminating effective and accurate public information on infectious diseases in developing countries, including messages in local languagesA memorandum establishing the collaboration was signed Feb 6 by HHS Deputy Secretary Alex M. Azar and IP President Alice Dautry.”This partnership will substantially strengthen the capacity to prepare for and respond to a pandemic in countries where avian influenza is now endemic in poultry and where human infections and deaths have occurred,” Azar said in the HHS announcement. “We are very pleased to partner with IP, an internationally respected research institute with such an impressive global network of institutes.”Avian flu and other respiratory diseases have been a major concern of IP, said Dautry, as quoted in the HHS news release. “We have laid a heavy focus on them since 2004 and heartily welcome this new partnership with HHS to fight the potential pandemic.”HHS spokesman Bill Hall told CIDRAP News the agreement provides for the sharing of information and other resources related to avian flu and pandemic planning.”To my knowledge there’s not a specific project that’s now under way” under the pact, though projects will evolve, Hall said. “We’ll be sharing staff people who may go to IP to work in their labs and learn what they’re doing, and sharing information back and forth. We may make use of IP labs in Southeast Asia so we don’t have to build our own labs.”The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will be a “primary component” of HHS involved in the collaboration, but it will involve other agencies as well, such as the Office of Public Health Emergency Preparedness, Hall said.He said no money is changing hands under the agreement at this point. “It’s an agreement that says we’ll work closely together because we have common goals and have resources that complement each other. At this point there’s no money involved.”The agreement stems from a tour of Southeast Asia in October 2005 by HHS Secretary Mike Leavitt and an international delegation of health experts, according to HHS. During that trip and subsequent negotiations, HHS and IP developed a plan to collaborate on avian flu containment and surveillance efforts in Vietnam, Cambodia, and Laos. Stewart Simonson, assistant secretary for public health emergency preparedness, led the negotiations for HHS.See also:HHS news releasehttp://archive.hhs.gov/news/press/2006pres/20060206.htmlInstitut Pasteur sitehttp://www.pasteur.fr/english.htmllast_img read more

Indonesia says another child killed by avian flu

first_imgJul 7, 2006 (CIDRAP News) – A 3-year-old Indonesian girl who died yesterday tested positive in a local laboratory for the H5N1 avian influenza virus, according to news services.If her case is confirmed by a World Health Organization (WHO) laboratory in Hong Kong, she will be recorded as Indonesia’s 41st avian flu fatality. Only Vietnam, with 42 deaths, has had more fatal cases than Indonesia, which has had a total of 52 confirmed cases.I Nyoman Kandun, an official with the Indonesian Ministry of Health, told Bloomberg News that the girl lived in Tangerang, west of Jakarta, where she may have contracted the virus from chickens in her neighborhood.The girl died 9 hours after she was admitted to a Jakarta hospital, according to an Agence France-Presse report that quoted Runizar Roesin, a physician with the health ministry’s avian flu center.Indonesia’s last previous H5N1 case was in a 5-year-old boy from the Tulungagung district in East Java province who died Jun 16, about 3 weeks after chicken deaths in his household, according to the WHO.last_img read more

easyJet chose Croatia as its destination of the year

first_imgThe British airline easyJet declared our country the destination of the year, which was further confirmed by the printing of the July issue of inflight magazine, which for the first time in history was dedicated to only one country – Croatia.It is a publication intended for the users of their services and which will contribute to the additional promotion of Croatian destinations because the magazine has a reach of more than 6 million passengers on a monthly basis. easyJet has chosen Croatia as a destination where there are increases in traffic and interest, which has made our country one of the key destinations of this airline, which transports more than a million passengers to Croatian destinations during the summer months. This year alone, they have 49 active lines that connect our destinations such as Dubrovnik, Split, Pula and Zadar with many key European cities such as London, Berlin, Milan, Paris, Basel, Bristol and others.”The choice of Croatia as the destination of the year by one of the key European airlines is a great success for us, but also a confirmation that we are making significant and strategically important changes in this important transport segment. The key goals we have defined include positioning Croatia as an attractive year-round tourist destination that is also very well connected, especially in the context of airlines that are extremely important for strengthening tourist traffic in the pre- and post-season periods. To this end, for the first time this year we have carried out significant cooperation with airlines and tour operators from abroad.”, Said the director of the Croatian Tourist Board Kristjan Staničić, adding that Croatian tourism can boast of more than 70 new regular lines introduced this year.EasyJet carries more than 82 million passengers a year, of which about 13 million are business travelers. Their fleet consists of almost 300 aircraft flying a total of 980 routes, or 156 airports in 33 countries.last_img read more

12th Croatian Camping Congress this year in continental Croatia

first_imgOrganized by the Croatian Camping Union (KUH), from November 12-14.11.2018, 4. in Terme Tuhelj (Tuheljske Toplice), hotel Well XNUMX *, is held the largest annual gathering of Croatian camping, related institutions and activities, as well as all interested individuals.From the very beginning, the Croatian Camping Congress, organized by KUH, imposed itself as central gathering of exchange of knowledge and experiences, education and meetings of representatives Croatian camping sector and related activities.From the first congress, held in 2007, to last year’s 11th Congress of Croatian Camping, a total of over 2.150 participants had the opportunity to exchange experiences and get to know each other, saw the development trends and figures of European and Croatian camping, tools and ways of promotion, discussed price and quality policy, met and agreed to cooperate with CNTB directors from some of the strongest emitting markets, talked with foreign and domestic experts in camping, advertising and related activities, received impetus and new ideas related to improving quality and adapting to the expectations of camp guests (glamping, mobile homes, water parks, quality and variety of services, etc.), saw the latest innovative mobile models cottage, as well as other various equipment for camps.However, no less important, every year a lot of attention is paid to the discussion on the development issues of the camping sector in Croatia, issues and development challenges and raising the general level of competitiveness of the Croatian camping sector. Croatia’s Best Campsites, OK mini camps, Slovenian awards for the quality of campsites Naj Kamp Adria 2018, and others.Find out more details on the official ones web sitelast_img read more

Nextbike system of public bicycles present in over 30 cities in Croatia

first_imgTwo friends, Krešimir Dvorski and Ante Gustin, bravely and proactively set out six years ago with the story of public bicycles promoting integrated public transport. At the very least, the whole road was thorny, even ahead of time in line with the slow reaction and interest of the market, but today, when they have gone through the hardest road and endured the arduous breaking of ice, the time of great expansion of public bicycle systems is slowly coming. From this summer, after many years of waiting, nextbike will be available to citizens and tourists in Split and Dugopolje, as new nextbike locations. Today, on the sixth birthday of the nextbike – public bicycle system, the cake is being cut in more than 30 cities in Croatia and the region, and what follows is integration with other stakeholders in public transport and the expansion of the electric bicycle network. Sit down, drive and enjoy the indigenous tourist offer, what do you say? “In the past year, we have grown from 20 to more than 30 cities. More and more cities and companies are investing in sustainable mobility, so we can say that this is not a trend but a long-term strategy. Users of new forms of transport have become a critical mass in creating public opinion. The need for faster and more favorable movement from point A to point B with the use of the most modern technologies has been met. With the improvement of the user experience and the introduction of the latest generation of bicycles with a built-in electric motor to support the driver (pedelec), it is time to realize our vision of integrating public transport via a mobile application”, Said the founders of the project, Krešimir Dvorski and Ante Gustin.center_img Integrated public transport is imperative, especially in tourism as well as larger cities, and visitors and tourists can use the bus, train, car and public bicycle system as the charms of combined transport. Nextbike system of public bicycles in Croatia, Slovenia and Bosnia and Herzegovina today has more than 50.000 registered users who have recognized it as the most affordable, fastest, healthiest and most fun transport. The public bicycle system is certainly a great complement to the tourist product for tourist destinations, and I would venture to say that it should be the standard tourist offer today, which unfortunately it is not yet. Imagine that the whole island of Krk is connected by bikesharing stations or the entire Istrian coast, and why not Slavonia from Baranja to Ilok, all connected with the local tourist offer.last_img read more