Moment iPhone 12 Mounts with MagSafe securely stabilize your phone everywhere » Gadget Flow

first_img– Advertisement – If you’re tired of balancing your phone on a book while you watch videos or having to ask a passenger to hold your device for directions, there’s something for you from the selection of Moment iPhone 12 Mounts with MagSafe. With a range of mounts available, you can attach your phone to your car’s vent, tripods or handles, walls, and a microphone or light. In fact, this versatility is great for photography sessions, working, using in the car, or watching videos. All mounts use magnets for a secure and safe attachment and feature padded contract points to keep your phone safe. If you love photography, the Tripod Mounts allow you to capture landscape and portrait shots with ease. And you don’t need a phone clamp. Finally, the Moment Phone Mounts are compatible with MagSafe cases and accessories.last_img read more

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Neineiwu Twist-Knot Top Kicks Casual Fashion up a Major Notch

first_imgGet the Neineiwu Loose Long-Sleeve Twist Knot Top starting at just $17 at Amazon! Please note, prices are accurate at the date of publication, October 27, 2020, but are subject to change.We haven’t even told you the best part yet. This Neieneiwu top is currently available in 26 different colors and patterns! There’s a nice selection of solids ranging from dark to light, but if you were looking for shades of camo, floral, leopard and even zebra, then you’ve found just the piece to make your dreams come true.While some people tend to confuse “casual” with “lazy” or “boring,” this top proves that it doesn’t have to be either of those things. It can be fun, exciting and inspiring too — with no actual extra effort from you. The power of fashion is so real, and you’re witnessing it! See it!Get the Neineiwu Loose Long-Sleeve Twist Knot Top starting at just $17 at Amazon! Please note, prices are accurate at the date of publication, October 27, 2020, but are subject to change.Not your style? Shop more from Neineiwu here and see more tops, tees and blouses here! Don’t forget to check out all of Amazon’s Daily Deals for more great finds!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 [email protected] Happy shopping! This top immediately stands out among other long-sleeve tees. First, it has a waffle-knit texture. Automatic points in both visual appeal and comfy feels. Second, that twist we mentioned. It’s a literal one! There is an integrated twist knot at the front of the hem gathering the fabric and tucking it into itself. This means you can skip the complications and annoyances of tucking your top into your pants or skirt — and you don’t have to worry about the knot ever coming undone. It’s permanent!This top is still super soft and super cozy, with a relaxed, roomy fit, and it’s just as easy to slip on as any other plain tee. But look how much of a difference the texture and twist knot make! We love that the hem is long enough to wear with leggings too for when we really want to keep things comfy.Neineiwu Loose Long-Sleeve Twist Knot TopAmazonSee it!- Advertisement – The issue is, if you’re not careful, your casual fashion can leave you looking like a cartoon character wearing the same exact outfit every single day. Maybe the first day it was cute, but the excitement is going to fade fast if you never change it up. That doesn’t mean losing any comfort or ease though. It just means that the next time you reach for jeans and a tee, why not try a tee with a twist?Neineiwu Loose Long-Sleeve Twist Knot TopAmazonSee it!Get the Neineiwu Loose Long-Sleeve Twist Knot Top starting at just $17 at Amazon! Please note, prices are accurate at the date of publication, October 27, 2020, but are subject to change.- Advertisement – Us Weekly has affiliate partnerships so we may receive compensation for some links to products and services.We like to dress up from time to time, but most of the time, we really love to keep things casual. We opt for quick, easy outfits that take minimal effort to put on and can be left to their own devices during the day. We don’t want to be readjusting, retying, retucking all day long.- Advertisement – – Advertisement –last_img read more

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OnePlus Nord SE With 65W Fast Charging, AMOLED Display Tipped to Launch Early Next Year

first_imgOnePlus Nord SE is said to be the next addition to the OnePlus Nord lineup that includes the OnePlus Nord, the OnePlus Nord N10 5G, and the OnePlus Nord N100. A report claims that the OnePlus is working on another budget-friendly smartphone in the Nord series that will come with 65W fast charging — a feature only present in the more expensive OnePlus 8T right now. The OnePlus Nord SE is expected to be unveiled early next year. As of now, OnePlus has not shared any information on the rumoured OnePlus Nord SE.A report by Android Central, citing insider sources, claims that OnePlus Nord SE will be the next phone in the Nord series. It will be a budget-friendly smartphone, but with some flagship features. The report states that it will come with a 4,500mAh battery that supports 65W fast charging. OnePlus introduced Warp Charge 65 with its OnePlus 8T which, though cheaper than the OnePlus 8 Pro, is still a relatively expensive phone. The OnePlus 8 lineup starts with the OnePlus 8 base variant priced at Rs 39,999 in India.- Advertisement – Further, the report adds that the OnePlus Nord SE will feature an AMOLED display like the OnePlus Nord. The rumoured phone is codenamed ‘Ebba’ and could release in the first quarter of 2021. It may arrive soon after the OnePlus 9 series, which is expected to be launched earlier than the company’s typical mid-March flagship cycle. Additionally, it is said that the OnePlus Nord SE will be sold in India and Europe only.It should be noted that OnePlus has not shared any information about this rumoured OnePlus Nord SE so this piece of information is a speculation at this stage.OnePlus 9 is said to be the next flagship from the company, and, recently, it was tipped that there will be three different models and two of them will be called OnePlus 9 and OnePlus 9 Pro. The third could be called OnePlus 9T or OnePlus 9 Ultra. The OnePlus 9 series is expected to be powered by the yet-to-be-announced Snapdragon 875 SoC.- Advertisement – – Advertisement –center_img 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.last_img read more

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Doctors Are Calling It Quits

first_imgDoctors are also stressed by the never-ending need to keep safe. “There is a hunker-down mentality now,” Dr. Bailey said. She is concerned that some doctors will develop PTSD from the chronic stress of caring for patients during the pandemic.Even those who are not responsible for running their own practices are leaving. Courtney Barry, 40, a family nurse practitioner at a rural health clinic in Soledad, Calif., watched the cases of coronavirus finally ebb in her area, only to see wildfires break out. Many of her patients are farmworkers and work outside, and they became ill from the smoke. One doctor, who asked not to be identified because the discussions are confidential, said she and her partner had already been talking with the nearby hospital nearby about buying their pediatric practice before the pandemic arrived in the United States.Although federal aid has helped, patient visits are still 15 percent below normal, she said, and they are continually worried about making payroll and having enough doctors and staff to see patients. As the number of virus cases balloons in the Midwest, her employees must deal with increasingly agitated parents.- Advertisement – – Advertisement –center_img “They’re yelling and cussing at my staff,” she said. Working for a telemedicine firm might be an alternative, she added. “It’s a hard job to begin with, to own your own business,” she said.The coronavirus crisis has amplified problems that doctors were already facing, whether they own their practice or are employed. “A lot of physicians were hanging on by a thread from burnout before the pandemic even started,” said Dr. Susan R. Bailey, the president of the American Medical Association.In particular, smaller practices continue to have difficulty finding sufficient personal protective equipment, like gloves and masks. “The big hospitals and health care systems have pretty well-established systems of P.P.E.,” she said, but smaller outfits might not have a reliable source. “I was literally on eBay looking for masks,” she said. The cost of these supplies has also become a significant financial issue for some practices.- Advertisement –last_img read more

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Efficacy of flu shots in children under 2 questioned

first_imgFeb 25, 2005 (CIDRAP News) – An analysis of 24 studies yielded no clear evidence that influenza vaccines prevent flu in children younger than 2 years old, though they work reasonably well in older children, according to a new report in The Lancet.”Immunization of very young children is not lent support by our findings,” says the report by T. Jefferson of Cochrane Vaccines Field in Alessandria, Italy, and colleagues from there and the University of Oxford in England.The report comes less than a year after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommended that children 6 to 23 months old routinely receive flu shots on grounds that they have an increased risk of flu and its complications.The CDC says the Lancet analysis left out some important studies showing that flu shots are beneficial for young children. The agency will continue to recommend flu shots for 6- to 23-month-olds, a spokeswoman said.Jefferson and colleagues combed the worldwide literature up to June 2004 and found 15 randomized controlled trials, eight cohort studies, and one case-control study comparing the effects of flu immunization with placebo or no immunization in children. The researchers looked at the vaccines’ efficacy, defined as prevention of laboratory-confirmed flu; effectiveness in preventing flu-like illness; and effectiveness in reducing hospitalizations, complications, school absences, and secondary transmission.The authors did separate analyses of studies dealing with live attenuated flu vaccines, which are not used in small children, and those involving inactivated vaccines. The analysis did not include studies assessing children’s immune-system responses to vaccines (serologic studies).In children under age 2, vaccination yielded 24% efficacy against flu, which was not significantly better than placebo, but this finding was based on one study involving about 800 children, the report says. No data were available on the effectiveness of vaccination for preventing flu-like illness in the under-2 group.Among children 2 years and older, live attenuated vaccines were 79% efficacious in preventing flu, while inactivated vaccines were 65% efficacious, according to the analysis. The effectiveness of vaccines against flu-like illness was much lower: 38% for live vaccines, 28% for inactivated vaccines.”Differences between efficacy and effectiveness of vaccines are not surprising because influenza vaccines are specifically targeted at influenza viruses and are not designed to prevent other causes of influenza-like illness,” the report states.The researchers found that immunization reduced long school absences, but they saw little evidence that it reduced hospital admissions and stays, secondary cases, lower-respiratory-tract disease, or acute otitis media.”Although a growing body of evidence shows the effect of influenza on admissions and deaths of children, we recorded no convincing evidence that vaccines can reduce mortality, admissions, serious complications, and community transmission of influenza,” the article concludes.Kristine Sheedy, a spokeswoman for the CDC’s National Immunization Program in Atlanta, told CIDRAP News that the analysis left out some important evidence on the effects of flu immunization in small children.The authors “included many important studies, but they did exclude other important studies,” she said. She mentioned a CDC study published in Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report in August 2004 and a 2001 study by K. M. Neuzil and colleagues, published in the Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal.A careful review of the Lancet report itself as well as the excluded studies “indicates that influenza vaccination is effective in this population” (6- to 23-month-olds), Sheedy said.She added that serologic studies of small children have shown a strong immune response to flu vaccine. Also, additional studies soon to be reported by the CDC will provide more support for the effectiveness of flu immunization in preventing hospitalization and outpatient visits in children, she said.”I hope people will keep in mind the burden of disease in children,” Sheedy said. “When you have a safe and effective vaccine for influenza, why wouldn’t you want to protect the children at greatest risk?”Jefferson T, Smith S, Demicheli V, et al. Assessment of the efficacy and effectiveness of influenza vaccines in healthy children: systematic review. Lancet 2005;365(Feb 26):773-80 [Abstract]See also:Neuzil KM, Dupont WD, Wright PF, et al. Efficacy of inactivated and cold-adapted vaccines against influenza A infection, 1985 to 1990: the pediatric experience. Pediatr Infect Dis J 2001;20(8):733-40 [Abstract]CDC. Assessment of the effectiveness of the 2003-04 influenza vaccine among children and adults—Colorado, 2003. MMWR 2004 Aug 13;53(31):707-10 [Full text]last_img read more

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Pandemic planning puts ethics in spotlight

first_imgMay 25, 2006 (CIDRAP News) – When vaccine supplies are limited, should children, young adults, or seniors move to the front of the line for shots? Is it appropriate to remove one person from a ventilator to put somebody else on the machine?Those are samples of the thorny ethical questions pandemic planning raises. People rely on ethical frameworks to answer them. Some experts are encouraging Americans to think aloud about rationing and other problems expected during a flu pandemic, to enhance public awareness and cooperation.Having a public discussion about values is a crucial step in preparedness, said Arthur Caplan, PhD, Emmanuel and Robert Hart Professor of Bioethics, chairman of the Department of Medical Ethics, and director of the Center for Bioethics at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia.”If you want support for decisions, you must get people to understand the underlying rationale, and that’s what ethics is,” Caplan said in a recent interview. “It’s important to have a framework. It’s important to have consistency or to explain expectations. It’s in the interest of getting compliance.”Exploring vaccine priorities offers an example of how to explain the ethics behind a pandemic planning issue. In its pandemic influenza plan issued in November 2005, the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) made recommendations about which age and occupational groups should have priority for vaccination. Vaccine production and distribution workers, as well as frontline healthcare workers, received top priority, as recommended by the National Vaccine Advisory Committee (NVAC) and the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP).Several other groups followed, including people between 6 months and 64 years old with two or more high-risk conditions or prior hospitalization with pneumonia or influenza, pregnant women, household contacts of severely immunocompromised people, household contacts of children 6 months or younger, public health and emergency response workers, and key government leaders. The recommendations are subject to change depending on the epidemiology of a pandemic virus.In making those recommendations, ACIP members quickly focused on minimizing hospitalizations and deaths, said Jon Abramson, MD, ACIP chairman and Pediatrics Department chairman at Wake Forest University School of Medicine in Winston-Salem, N.C. Four ethicists outside the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) participated closely, Abramson said. At least one proposal that seemed logical to Abramson got “shut down” by the bioethicists, and ACIP followed their advice.”It’s incredibly valuable” to have ethicists’ participation, Abramson said. “If you can’t make your case to the public on ethical principles, you’re in trouble.”Another way to allocate vaccineThe ACIP recommendations were challenged on May 12, when bioethicists writing in Science suggested an alternative. Ezekiel J. Emanuel, head of the Department of Clinical Bioethics at the National Institutes of Health, and Alan Wertheimer, a senior research fellow there, called the NVAC-ACIP guide the “save-the-most-lives” principle.The authors suggested focusing instead on what they called the “life-cycle principle,” based on the idea that each person should have an opportunity to live through all the stages of life. They also suggested refining that principle based on gradations within a life span. This would give priority to people between early adolescence and middle age on the basis of the amount people have “invested” in their lives balanced by the likely time left to live, they wrote in Science. Under that principle, “20-year-olds are valued more than 1-year-olds because the older individuals have more developed interests, hopes, and plans but have not had an opportunity to realize them.”The authors also emphasize public order as a principle that should affect the ranking of flu vaccine recipients. That would emphasize the value of ensuring safety and protecting the availability of life’s necessities.Combining the principles would lead to high priority for vaccinating those involved in bringing vaccines to the public, as well as healthcare workers. It would emphasize vaccinating people aged 13 to 40, who are last in line under the NVAC-ACIP recommendations.Explaining the rationale for federal guidance helps state planners, according to Kathy Harriman, PhD, MPH, RN, supervisor of the Infection Control and Antimicrobial Resistance Unit of the Minnesota Department of Health.If states don’t understand and buy into federal guidelines, Harriman said, myriad localities could have differing standards of care and priorities.”I find it troublesome that states and local governments will make different decisions,” she said. But she added that room for disagreement is the American way, and different localities have different needs and resources.”The decision logic should be the same in each place,” she said. At this point, however, many aspects of pandemic planning principles remain unclear. “How are decisions being made? Who’s making them? Who’s deciding who’s making them?”A member of the Healthcare Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee (HICPAC), which advises the CDC, said that bioethics is part of the committee’s work, but she described a less-explicit process.”I think the discussions occur, but they’re not named,” said Carol O’Boyle, PhD, RN, an assistant professor of nursing at the University of Minnesota. For instance, in discussing distribution of seasonal flu vaccine in the face of a projected shortage last year, “We did look at the greatest good. We did look at protection of the vulnerable.”Bringing ethics out in the openCaplan said that articulating the ethics underlying federal recommendations could enhance US pandemic planning. He described the two most important roles for ethicists as (1) offering suggestions about the fairest approach when rationing is necessary and (2) explaining what the rules are and why they exist.For example, he said, it’s important to explain to hospital staff members that they have an ethical duty to go to work during a pandemic. In an informal poll, he recently asked medical students whether they would report to work during a pandemic. About 40% said they would not.”I was completely astounded,” Caplan said. “I didn’t think it was going to be that high.” Those informal findings have led him to plan a formal survey for hospital employees to learn more about their feelings on the issue, he added.To date, Caplan gives the federal government low marks for talking about its decision-making process. The federal pandemic plan shifts a great deal of authority to states, which he called “a risk transfer” from the federal government.”It’s not even clear who is supposed to be in charge and to enforce the rules,” Caplan said. He called for town forums, congressional hearings, and high school and college teaching units to discuss rationing and resources. He suggested enlisting the support of popular media representatives such as Oprah Winfrey and CNN TV’s Anderson Cooper to host discussions.”I want it out there,” Caplan said. “It’s nice that there are experts, but ultimately ethics should facilitate democratic discussions.”Caplan is doing his part by leading the Ethics of Vaccines project, an 18-month effort begun December 7, 2005, to understand the vaccine field and propose an ethical framework to guide people in the safe, effective, and ethical use of vaccines. It includes a Web log intended to generate more discussion about ethics and vaccines.CDC tries citizen forums on vaccine issuesA separate effort is under way at the CDC, said Roger Bernier, PhD, MPH, senior advisor for scientific strategy and innovation at the agency. A vaccine expert and epidemiologist, Bernier became convinced a few years ago that some segments of the American public had a “trust problem” on vaccine issues. He developed a public engagement model to elicit public opinion and tested the model for the first time on pandemic influenza. The result was a collaboration among 14 public and private organizations that linked about 300 stakeholders and citizens in four regions and involved citizen forums.The groups reached consensus, Bernier’s report said. Assuring the functioning of society (using a minimum number of vaccine doses) was the first immunization goal, and reducing individual deaths and hospitalizations due to influenza was the very close second. “There was little support for other suggested goals to vaccinate young people first, or to use a lottery system or a first come, first served approach,” the report noted.Different groups bring different perspectives to the analysis of policy issues, or, as Bernier said in an interview, different lenses. Public health experts and advisors have not been explicit in the past about their own perspectives. It is important not to substitute citizens for experts, but when decisions are values-driven, citizens can play an important role in articulating the values.”This project illustrates that the lenses are not always identical, and shows the usefulness of public engagement,” Bernier said.”We need the public for three reasons,” he added. “We need their help, we need their advice, and we need their buy-in. . . . Even if we have the world’s greatest plan, if there’s not compliance, it can’t be implemented.”Putting health threats in contextSteven Miles, MD, a professor in the Center for Bioethics at the University of Minnesota, urged people to take an additional step back and make sure that discussions about pandemic planning are occurring in the appropriate context—by assessing the threat in relation to other and potentially more pressing health threats worldwide.”It’s ethics’ role to basically insist on a structural firewall between the politics of fear-mongering and homeland security, and the science of public health risk assessment,” Miles said. “Within the context of that firewall, we need threat assessments that address bioterrorism threats compared with other health threats, and a way of dealing with both the certainties and the uncertainties.”The threat of pandemic flu, like the threat of an anthrax attack, has been removed from the context of other public health threats, such as multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) and polio, and ought to be reintegrated into that context, Miles said. Right now, gauging the likelihood of a pandemic or anthrax attack occurring within a given period, as well as assessing their health and economic effects, amounts to plucking probabilities out of the air, in his view. In contrast, the threat of MDR-TB is much better understood.”We can get a better sense of where our money has to be allocated,” he said. Although fighting the Marburg fever outbreak in Angola last year got a lot of public attention, the expense of sending a medical team to contain an outbreak that affected only a few hundred people should be considered in the context of the impact of MDR-TB in Angola.”We win the skirmish with Marburg as MDR-TB makes a full scale assault on our health systems,” Miles said.Miles went so far as to assert that bioethics has never been optimally used in settling major healthy policy questions. The field has been used “to issue a benediction on courses of action that have already been decided upon,” he said. “In the context of a genuine moral controversy, where the political balance of power is not set, where the uncertainty is high, the ability to bring in bioethicists to set up a framework of arguments has never been done.”Caplan sounded a more optimistic note.”Ethics is very powerful,” he said. “It’s the glue to prevent anarchy. I’m not saying it’ll work, but it’s the best glue we’ve got.”See also: Science article “Who should get influenza vaccine when not all can?”http://www.sciencemag.org/cgi/content/summary/312/5775/854HHS pandemic vaccine priority groupshttp://www.hhs.gov/pandemicflu/plan/pdf/AppD.pdfEthics of Vaccines project: http://www.vaccineethics.org/University of Toronto Joint Centre for Bioethics’ publication “Stand on Guard for Thee: Ethical Considerations in Preparedness Planning for Pandemic Influenza”http://www.jointcentreforbioethics.ca/people/documents/upshur_stand_guard.pdflast_img read more

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SWINE FLU BREAKING NEWS: Global case count, US cases widespread, pigs infected, Mexico sees improvement, concern about hoarding

first_img The Centers for Disease Control reported 286 confirmed US cases in 36 states as of this morning. The total included 73 cases in New York, 41 in Texas, 30 in California, 20 in Delaware, and 17 in Arizona. At a briefing yesterday, the CDC’s Dr. Anne Schuchat said the virus is widespread, meaning that “virtually all of the United States probably has this virus circulating now.” She also said 30 patients, mainly older children and younger adults, had been hospitalized, and some of those cases were severe. [CDC swine flu page] The demand for oseltamivir (Tamiflu) and zanamivir (Relenza) is running nine times normal for this time of year, Reuters reported recently, quoting SDI, a firm that provides healthcare analysis for the drug industry. But hoarding has not prevented supplies from reaching those who need them, and major distributors said they still had adequate amounts, the story said. [Reuters report] A swine herd in Alberta was found to be infected with the H1N1 virus, probably from a Canadian carpenter who works on the farm and had a flu-like illness when he returned from a visit to Mexico in mid-April, Canadian and US authorities reported on May 2. The carpenter has recovered and the pigs were recovering, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) said. The farm has been quarantined. The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) said pork and pork products remain safe and the finding would not affect US trade with Canada. At a briefing yesterday, a WHO official said the virus in the swine does not appear to be different from the one in humans. [CFIA statement, USDA statement] The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the CDC urged the public not to hoard drugs and supplies for treating and preventing flu, so that supplies will remain for those most in need. In a statement today, the agencies said consumers may encounter spot shortages of antiviral drugs and masks. [FDA-CDC statement] Twenty countries were reporting a total of 985 confirmed cases of influenza A/H1N1 (swine flu) as of early today, the World Health Organization (WHO) reported. Mexico has reported 590 cases with 25 deaths. The WHO total includes yesterday’s US report of 226 cases in 30 states, with one death. Other countries with more than 10 cases were Canada, 85; Spain, 40; and the United Kingdom, 15. [WHO statement] Mexico’s flu epidemic has begun to decline, according to Health Minister Angel Cordova as quoted by Agence France-Presse (AFP) today. He said hospital admissions for flu-like illness were dropping and credited the public’s use of face masks and handwashing for helping to limit the epidemic. But he said the assessment was preliminary and the country had to stay on guard. [AFP report] May 4, 2009last_img read more

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Why is Martin Garrix, the world’s best EDM DJ coming to Pula? Because of prestige

first_imgAmong his successes are residencies in Ibiza and Las Vegas, and the popularity is evidenced by the fact that the total number of his YouTube views is over four billion. Martin Garrex was also dealt with as a musical phenomenon by Forbes magazine, which included him on the list of the most influential people under 30, and has been convincingly at the top of the highest paid DJs for years.Pula Arena is one of the most desirable stages in the world, which, in addition to raising performances to a completely higher level, also serves as a confirmation of star status. This summer, after the biggest world names who have had the opportunity to turn the amphitheater into their stage, Martin Garrix will leave his mark and send one of the best postcards of our tourism and once again confirm Croatia as a TOP festival destination in the world.Tickets for the Martin Garrix concert in Pula can be purchased in the Eventim system and at www.premiumevents.hr. Pula Arena is one of the most beautiful and attractive open stages in the world, and having the opportunity to perform in Pula Arena already has a status symbol and a matter of prestige for world musicians.So this summer the list of musicians and events that have performed or will perform in the cult Arena is impressive, from the LADO Ensemble, Pula Film Festival, French chanson legend Charles Aznavour to Luka Šulić and Stjepan Hauser. The end of summer is reserved for world popular electronic festivals music that brings together tens of thousands of young people from all over the world every year. Thus, as part of the Dimensions festival, the cult German band Kraftwerk is coming, among others, and a week before the stage of the Pula Arena will be dominated by another big name on the music scene – Martin Garrix.How did Martin Garrix, currently the world’s best EDM DJ, come to Pula?Getting or booking one such musical name, such as Martin Garixx, is almost impossible, even when you offer a lot more money than other organizers and you have an impressive list of concerts behind you. Especially if we know that we are competing with the world’s most famous destinations, from Paris, Dubai, New York, Sydney, etc.… But as money is not always the main ticket to negotiations, says the example from Pula.How did Martin Garrix, currently the world’s best EDM DJ, come to Pula? It is simply a matter of prestige – the organizers point out and add that it was not necessary to explain where they were calling him and at what location they wanted to hire him. Suffice it to say – Croatia, Pula, Roman Amphitheater. And that’s it.The word prestige (from the French prestige meaning “reputation” or “significance”; from the Latin praestigium “sign” and praestigiae “representation”) is mainly used to describe the significance, reputation of a person, place, object, institution or group of people or objects in the public of one district or in the vicinity of one culture. The word “prestige” is closely related to the term status.Not everyone can play in front of such an ambience even in the Pula Arena, and few world musicians can boast that they succeeded. Of course, the organization of festivals as well as tours of musicians are done for profit, but sometimes money is not in the foreground, but a unique experience. And exactly this unique experience is told by the Pula Arena, which has become a status symbol and a matter of prestige for world musicians.Of course, in the whole story, the whole of Croatia has a great benefit and promotion as a festival destination, and especially Pula, because these concerts are the motive for coming and generate a lot of tourist spending. On average, guests of such large concerts stay for three days, ie they spend two to three nights and generate much higher tourist consumption than other guests. Also, when Martin Garixx performs in one destination, it is much easier to bring many other music stars.Martin Garrix – the world’s best EDM DJ on August 22.08.2018, 2000 performs in the iconic XNUMX-year-old Pula amphitheaterA real treat awaits all electronic music fans this summer. World DJ number 1 Martin Garrix will fill the impressive Pula amphitheater with his performance, and special guests will join him at the performance.Martin Garrix will do some of his most famous hits like Animals, Forbidden Voices or Oops, 22.08. Pula Arena turn into the most desirable party destination of the season. The 22-year-old Dutch DJ has established himself among the biggest names in electronic music in recent years. He started breaking into the music charts in 2013, while the peak of his career so far is marked by 2016 and 2017, when DJ Mag named him the best DJ for two years in a row. Most of his hits prove that Garrix does not follow trends, but creates them, and a large number of hits led him to collaborate with some of today’s biggest stars such as Tiësto, Avicii, Usher and Justin Bieber.last_img read more

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Tourist guides are asking for Vukovar to be declared a place of special reverence as a protected site

first_imgAhead of the drafting of the ordinance on protected sites, the implementation of which is already late, and is under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Tourism, the Association of Tourist Guides of Vukovar reiterates the request to include the area of ​​Vukovar as a fully protected entity (site).As Dubravko Žuvić, President of the Association of Tourist Guides of the City of Vukovar, points out, given that they encounter more and more illegal activities of a tourist guide, incorrect presentation of the cultural heritage and history of Vukovar, we believe it is necessary to insist on their adoption. “Vukovar is an area that should be of exceptional national interest, and in order to preserve the memory of Vukovar and the dignity of the Homeland War, we believe it is crucial to tell visitors and tourists the truth about the Homeland War and appropriately show, convey the suffering, emotions and pride of this areas. ” emphasizes Žuvić.By the way, the list of protected sites in Croatia should have been adopted by the Ministry of Tourism, in accordance with the new one Law on the provision of services in tourism which came into force in early 2018, but to date no decision has been made on protected sites.We single out from the Law on the provision of services in tourism.the provision of tourist guide services to citizens of another Contracting State to the Treaty on the European Economic Area and the Swiss Confederation on a temporary or occasional basis is regulated in such a way that it can provide tourist guide services in the Republic of Croatia, except in or in protected areas; this equates the position of the above tourist guides with Croatian tourist guides who have passed only the general part of the professional exam:Authorization is given to the Minister of Tourism to prescribe, with the prior opinion of the Minister responsible for culture and nature protection, a rulebook for a list of protected sites (localities) which would be narrower than the current list of tourist sites (localities) by counties, and which would not include public areas, city squares, forests, parks and the like;”We hope that the Minister of Tourism, Mr. Capelli and the Minister of Culture, Ms. Obuljen Koržinek, to consider and accept this proposal and to harmonize the Ordinance on Protected Entities (sites) with the Bill on the Proclamation of Vukovar as a Special  patriotism with the aim of preserving lasting memory and remembrance of the victim of Vukovar in the Homeland War, building peace, encouraging its social development with special emphasis on the development of cultural tourism in accordance with the adopted national strategy for cultural tourism, which cannot be realized without systematic protection of all proposed protected sites and a unit whose professional interpretation requires additional education in a special part of the curriculum for the education of tourist guides with the aim of promoting and protecting the national and local identity of the Croatian people. ” concludes Žuvić.The Association of Tourist Guides of the City of Vukovar welcomes the Decision of the City of Vukovar to recognize the importance of the activities of tourist guides and the importance of authentic representation of the Homeland War and Vukovar as a fully protected site.last_img read more

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Strategic partnership between FC Bayern Munich and Istria: So far, it has implemented seven of the nine major activities

first_img6.     Communication campaign through all FC Bayern Munich channels worth € 150; In the first part of the spectacle, there will be presentations of all teams – two teams of Vatreni and two of Bayern, followed by a draw of the tournament competition and a mini show match for children. The tournament will start with two semi-final matches between the teams of the legendary Fire and Bayern legends. The winners of these two matches will compete for the first place, and the defeated teams for the third place.   So far, he has realized seven of the nine major activities.  Legends of FC Bayern Munich against the legends of Vatreni in the ancient Pula Arena 4.     Promotion of Istria through all channels in the online and offline segment with all presentation channels at the stadium of the Munich Allianz Arena for seven days; The basic idea of ​​the strategic partnership was to merge two premium brands through which to create the identification of quality and top products in the way of networking marketing activities in the offline and online segment, e-marketing, social networks and specific marketing campaigns in cooperation with Bayern.  7.      Ticket package for the promotion of the destination of Istria at the stadium of the Munich Allianz Arena, 1.      Selection and recording of three players of FC Bayern Munich as the main testimonials for the tourist promotion of the destination of Istria – a significant destination campaign; Smartly and logically, all projects are positioned in such a way that they take place in a period that is important for Istria for the tourist promotion of the destination, ie the winter months and the pre-season. 5.     Matchdaypresenter intended for media representatives; 2.     Arrival and appearance of Bayern’s representatives at the famous ‘Free’ tourism fair in Munich with all the associated promotional activities carried out at the fair; This tourist and entertainment spectacle is the result of a strategic partnership between the Tourist Board of the Istrian County and the powerful Bavarian club, which was formed a year ago, and which was concluded for three years. FC Bayern Munich is the 4th most valuable club in the world and one of the main brands in Germany, and the key word is the market. Namely, Germany is our most important and largest emitting market, and within Germany, Bavaria certainly has the largest share. So the strategic partnership of FC Bayern Munich and Istria, certainly represents the largest and most important marketing project in tourism, and for Istria a strategic project in positioning the destination The remaining two, which are also the most important projects – the annual workshop of FC Bayern Munich (planned from 25 to 27 June) and the end of the first year of cooperation, which will be crowned in the best possible way – with a duel of legends: Vatreni vs. FC Bayern Munich. 3.     Matchdaypresenter intended for owners, co-owners and strategic partners; Although the teams are still being formed, the famous players from Bayern will be: Ivica Olić, Paulo Sergio, Giovane Elber, Martín DeMichelis, Luca Toni, Klaus Augenthaler, Marcel Witeczek, while the Fire Forces will be: Stipe Pletikosa, Robert Jarni, Ivan Klasnić, Marjan Mrmić, Ardian Kozniku, Petar Krpan, Ognjen Vukojević and others. Photo: TZ Istra / Cover photo: TZ Istra / Illustration: HrTurizam.hr The strategic partnership gives Istria the opportunity to cooperate on nine major marketing projects annually. The show match starts at 20 pm with an entertainment program and accompanying animation, and tickets can already be purchased in advance on ticketshop.hr, at all Tisak media points of sale and at the box office in front of the Arena on the day of the event. The attractive tournament will take place on a 40-by-20-meter indoor football field that will be set up on the ground floor of the Arena. The ancient amphitheater in Pula on July 8, for the first time in history, will become a football field for one day for a spectacular sporting event in which the legends of Bayern Munich will compete against the legendary Vatreni. last_img read more

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The Motovun Film Festival has joined the global #PlasticFreeJuly campaign

first_imgPhoto: Motovun Film Festival The European Parliament today agreed to the ambitious measures proposed by the European Commission to address the problem of marine litter. Ten different disposable plastic products are most commonly found on European beaches, as are abandoned fishing gear and OXO biodegradable plastic. After summer festivals and concerts, we regularly witness piles of discarded plastic on lawns, beaches or squares – primarily disposable plastic cups.  Collaboration of Greenpeace and Motovun Film Festival “We realized that we were part of the problem and decided it was time to become part of the solution. From its beginnings we have been a festival that cares about the world in which it lives. In addition to the films we show, we want to show it with the accompanying programs, as well as the way we conduct the entire festival. This year we supported the global campaign #PlasticFreeJuly, and we will continue this way in the coming years” said festival director Igor Mirkovic. Thus, this year’s slogan of the festival proudly stands out “Our glasses are not to be thrown away”, and the organizers encourage caterers to throw out glasses, straws and plastic spoons during the event. The facilities involved in the action are marked with a PLASTIC FREE certificate, and visitors are invited to support such caterers. Thus, the disposable glasses that have been thrown away so far will be replaced by reusable glasses, which visitors will be able to return with a refund or keep as a souvenir.  From there, they end up in landfills or directly in the sea, and then follow the years and decades of decay into smaller pieces, the so-called. microplastics. New research SKY-in which the analysis of drinking water, salt, air, etc. was done shows that the problem with microplastics is not only marine animals but ourselves. PLASTIC DISPOSABLE ITEMS FORBIDDEN IN 2021 EU FROM XNUMX For the above reasons, the Motovun Film Festival, which takes place from 23 to 27 July, has joined Greenpeace’s global action – Plastic Free july with the aim of raising awareness about the harmfulness of disposable plastics, permanent environmental pollution and the consequences for living organisms.  Find out more about the project in the attachment. In cases where there are easily available and affordable alternatives, disposable plastic products will be banned from the market. So from 2021 they should no longer be sold plastic earplugs, cutlery, plates, straws, beverage sticks, lightweight bags, balloon holders, oxo-degradable plastic and certain styrofoam articles. HrTurizam.hr supports the global Greenpeace project of removing plastics in the tourism industry, and we hereby invite all tourism workers to discard plastic bags and sign the petition at the link / / / http \: //act.gp/ Finally, it is interesting how the collaboration came about. A simple calculation of last year’s edition of Motovun led to an interesting fact. The plastic cups that were used every day could be used to build a tower higher than the Motovun hill, which is located at a considerable 277 meters above sea level. But that scenario will no longer happen at the Motovun Film Festival. Well done for the environmental awareness and great collaboration. “We are about to transpose the EU Directive on disposable plastic into national laws. Since we know what damage we are doing, there is no need to wait for legal restrictions. This year, Motovun took the first steps in that and showed an example that other events should follow. It will take more time for caterers to get used to the spy return cup system as well, and we certainly primarily support the transition to such alternatives – reusable. We invite caterers, as well as organizers of other festivals to move in that direction as soon as possible”, Said Petra Andrić, Greenpeace campaign manager.last_img read more

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