18 Nov

This summer, as many as 115 tourists used Uber in Croatia

first_imgUber, which has been present on the entire Dalmatian coast in Croatia since this season with its services UberX, UberVAN, UberSELECT and UberBOAT, presented its results for the summer season.The figures show that Uber has significantly contributed to the development of Croatian tourism, which is confirmed by the fact that as many as 115 thousand tourists used Uber in Croatia. As many as 91 percent of them are existing Uber users in their countries, which is a confirmation that foreign tourists expect Uber as part of the tourist offer in Croatia.Among tourists who used Uber during their stay in Croatia, more than 25 percent of them come from the UK, followed by tourists from the US (17,37%), France (8,55%) and Australia (6,63%). ). More than 62 percent of the total number of Uber users come from abroad, and almost 38 percent of users are from Croatia. “We are glad that after a very intense and working summer we have results that show that Uber is an important item in the tourist offer in Croatia. This year, we expanded Uber’s service throughout Dalmatia, ie we enabled the use of the Uber application from Novalja all the way to Dubrovnik, but we did not stop there. We also launched Uber in Rijeka, and with the UberBOAT service we have enabled numerous tourists to travel from the mainland to our islands in a much simpler way,” pointed out Davor Tremac, Uber’s general manager for Southeast Europe.The world premiere of the UberBOAT service in Croatia has aroused great interest from foreign tourists and the media, including as many as 45 percent of users from the United States, 20 percent from European Union countries and the same number from other countries such as South America, South Africa and China.As many as 82 percent of respondents would recommend UberBOAT and plan to use the service in the future. Almost 60 percent of respondents said that flexibility is the main reason why they decided on UberBOAT, and as many as 65 percent of respondents chose UberBOAT because it is an innovative service that brings diversity and quality to the Croatian tourist offer.Today, we are a world-famous destination that attracts tourists from all over the world, and when they see Uber, they trust the service and certainly raise our reputation. Because apart from being a banner, they don’t have to have money with them because it is paid via mobile phone, and therefore simple and practical, and most importantly, they have trust and security in Uber because they use it at home. If we care about guests, and we should because we live off tourism, then that can only be a plus for us.Also, guests who travel outside their countries, and thus come to Croatia, are foreigners and do not know the language or destination. Uber in this case is something they know because they use it in their country and therefore there is a sense of trust and high quality service. Also, everything is transparent and they do not have to have money with them, especially kuna (currency exchange process)last_img read more

24 Sep

Buffon’s wife wants Ronaldo’s family out of social media after sister’s remarks

first_imgCristiano Ronaldo would not have relished seeing his sister, Elma Aveiro, criticize Juventus boss Maurizio Sarri’s use of the star during his side’s cup final defeat, according to the wife of Juve goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon.Advertisement Ilaria D’Amico, who has been with Italy and Juventus legend Gianluigi Buffon since 2014, has said that Aveiro was wrong to question the Serie A champions over their tactics earlier last week, when she pointedly argued that Ronaldo, “doesn’t work miracles.”Fans cheekily suggested that Ronaldo, who was pictured in a variety of despondent poses during Juventus’s narrow Coppa Italia final defeat as part of the post, had written the message as a way of expressing his dissatisfaction without directly speaking out.“I belong to the old school,” D’Amico cautioned in an interview on Radio 1.“Family members and wives should not use social media because husbands and brothers often do not like this.“If I was a footballer, I would like to express my thoughts but I would not like Gigi or my mother to write for me. Family members do not have to become commentators.”After seeing Juve lose 4-2 on penalties following a 0-0 draw at Rome’s Stadio Olimpico on Wednesday, Aveiro called Ronaldo “my king” and asked her following of almost 400,000: “What else can you do?“My darling alone doesn’t work miracles. I don’t understand how you can play like that. Head up high but you can’t do everything.”Juventus have failed to score in both of their matches since football in Italy resumed, although Ronaldo missed the chance to get off the mark by the narrowest of margins within the opening 15 minutes of their first match back, hitting the post with a penalty in their semi-final clash with AC Milan.The prolific Portugal captain had nothing to say to his following of more than 225 million on Instagram after a frustrating night that could condemn him to failing to win a major domestic trophy at least once with a club side for the first time since he was at Sporting Lisbon as a youngster.His mother, Dolores Aveiro, has more than 2.2 million followers on the platform, and his partner, Georgina Rodriguez, enjoys posting scantily-clad photos to her audience of more than 18.7 million. Read Also: Video: Benzema’s goal survives controversial VAR checkSarri admitted that Ronaldo, who was an unusually peripheral figure during the cup final, had struggled to find the form that has seen him score 27 goals this season for Juventus.“Ronaldo lacked that little bit of shine that would allow him to do a little more,” conceded the coach. “But in this period, it’s normal for that to happen.”FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 center_img Loading…last_img read more

17 Sep

NOBE mixes engineering and business

first_imgThis semester saw the creation of the USC chapter of the National Organization of Business and Engineering, which aims to bring together students from the business and engineering fields and is the only organization of its kind at USC.NOBE was founded at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, and now has chapters at other schools such as Purdue University and the University of Wisconsin, Madison.USC’s chapter hopes to unite students from the Viterbi School of Engineering and the Marshall School of Business, because it believes the relationship between the two is vital.“All businesses incorporate technology, even on a superficial level,” said Alden Mitchell, NOBE treasurer for the USC chapter and a freshman majoring in electrical engineering and economics. “Technology companies, such as Google and Apple, that are predicated on the success of their technology are contingent on being able to carry out business processes.”The organization believes students from the two fields should come together because their roles are becoming more intertwined. Mitchell said technology services and companies such as Apple rely on engineers to build, construct and think of the projects, but they still need to sell the products, which makes businesspeople necessary.“Engineers are interested in business because it’s a great place to get into having a technology background,” Mitchell said. “Businesspeople in turn can see what and why engineers are learning. I think this mutual understanding could be very beneficial to them.”Michael Soh, a sophomore majoring in civil engineering and the president of the USC chapter of NOBE, learned about NOBE through a friend. After contacting the national organization, he set up the USC chapter with two of his friends.The USC chapter has attracted about 25 members to the new organization.The chapter will be hosting workshops and networking events, where Mitchell hopes students will acquire the skills that are used in both the business and engineering fields.It is the promise of these events that encouraged Amy Rasplicka, a freshman majoring in mechanical engineering, to join NOBE.“I’m really looking forward to networking events because I’d like to try to get an internship as soon as possible,” Rasplicka said. “They plan on bringing professionals to speak to us and I think that would be really helpful.”The organization’s first major event will take place Feb. 28, when a speaker from Qualcomm will talk about the integration of business and engineering.The chapter has events lined up every week for the rest of the semester, and it just received recognition at the national level.“Now that we’re officially recognized, we will have access to the national online database,” Soh said. “Students will be able to upload their résumés for others to see.”In the long term, the USC chapter aims to add to their list of corporate sponsors, which currently includes the education company Kaplan, Inc.“Especially for an organization like us that claims to provide professional experience, we need to have corporate interaction,” Mitchell said. “We’d love to be in a position where our corporate sponsors see the vitality and potential of our group and support that. I don’t think that will be particularly hard once we get more members and connections.”last_img read more

30 Dec

Elephants rampage on Indian river island

first_imgBy Wasbir Hussain THE ASSOCIATED PRESS GAUHATI, India – About 100 wild elephants have converged on a river island in northeast India, demolishing homes, feasting on sugar cane and panicking residents, officials said Saturday. Thousands of villagers used firecrackers and bonfires to scare away the rampaging animals. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.“Dozens of houses have been destroyed in the past three days by adult elephants entering human settlements to look for their wandering calves,” said the local magistrate, L.S. Changsan. Up to 50 families have moved to a local school being used as a refugee camp, Changsan said. About 150,000 people live on the 338-square-mile island of Majuli in the Brahmaputra River, nearly 220 miles east of Assam state’s capital, Gauhati. Officials say the elephants swam to the island from a nearby hill region nearly a week ago. “Forestry workers and officials are on the island, trying to assist the villagers in pushing the elephants away from the settlements,” Changsan said. “The job is proving difficult.” India has Asia’s largest elephant population, with 10,000 to 15,000, but their numbers are declining due to habitat loss and poaching. Assam state alone accounts for nearly 5,000 wild elephants. Conservationists say the animals have killed more than 600 people in the state over the past 16 years. Angry villagers’ attacks on wandering elephants in the area have shocked conservationists. Villagers poisoned 19 wild elephants in northern Assam’s Sonitpur district in 2001 after the animals feasted on crops and demolished huts.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

24 Dec


first_imgGardaí at Buncrana investigating a fatal house fire which occurred at Carnmalin, Malin Head, County Donegal shortly after midnight today have sealed off the house as part of their inquiries.“The body of a male in his 40’s was recovered from the house, he was pronounced dead at the scene,” said a Garda spokesman tonight.“The Office of the State Pathologist has been notified. A post mortem is to be arranged. The body remains at the scene. No other injuries have been reported. “There was serious damage caused to the house. The scene remains preserved pending a Garda technical examination. Investigations are continuing.”Gardaí are appealing for witnesses or anyone with information, particularly those who were in the Carnmalin/Malin Head area between the hours of 8pm and midnight on Friday 31st October 2014, to contact them at Buncrana Garda Station on 074 9320540, The Garda Confidential Line 1800 666111 or any Garda Station. MALIN HEAD FIRE DEATH: GARDAÍ SEAL OFF HOUSE AND APPEAL FOR INFORMATION was last modified: November 1st, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:appealFIRE SERVICEGardaiMalin Headlast_img read more