Videos from social networks as an excellent free advertisement of Croatia as a party destination

first_imgAs the tourist season is over, on the Internet and social networks, day by day we can see new great videos from Croatia taken by guests enchanted by our natural beauty.All of these videos are great free commercials viewed by millions of new potential tourists and which are virally spreading on the Internet. One such great video is definitely the video from Yacht Week that he shot Chris Rogers and so made a great invitation for Croatia as a party destination.Could an invitation be better than this?That we often don’t know how to appreciate what we have already falls into the category: Unbelievable, but true. Sometimes foreigners have to show us how beautiful the coast and nature we have, and so we take it for granted. It is the new great video shot by a drone that tourists shot on their vacation sailing along the Dalmatian coast that shows all the beauty and charm we have and the resource that we must smartly preserve.As the authors point out, this was an unforgettable week from which we carry wonderful memories from beautiful Croatia. If they didn’t reveal to you where this video was shot, we are sure that they would not place it in Croatia, but probably in some other exotic country. By the way, the video was shot near Milna on the island of Brač, Komiža on the island of Vis and in Palmižana on the island of St. Clement.This is just another proof of how new technologies, as well as quality photography and video can be a great tourist postcard and a motif for a tourist destination. You just want to be a part of this video, right?Excellent free advertising for Croatian tourism. Enjoy the video and the beauty of our Adriaticlast_img read more

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Scientists discover molecular link between psychiatric disorders and type 2 diabetes

first_imgEmail LinkedIn Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Pinterestcenter_img Share There may be a genetic connection between some mental health disorders and type 2 diabetes. In a new report appearing in the February 2016 issue of The FASEB Journal, scientists show that a gene called “DISC1,” which is believed to play a role in mental health disorders, such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and some forms of depression, influences the function of pancreatic beta cells which produce insulin to maintain normal blood glucose levels.“Studies exploring the biology of disease have increasingly identified the involvement of unanticipated proteins–DISC1 fits this category,” said Rita Bortell, Ph.D., a researcher involved in the work from the Diabetes Center of Excellence at the Universityof Massachusetts Medical School in Worcester, Massachusetts. “Our hope is that the association we’ve found linking disrupted DISC1 to both diabetes and psychiatric disorders may uncover mechanisms to improve therapies, even preventative ones, to alleviate suffering caused by both illnesses which are extraordinarily costly, very common, often quite debilitating.”To make their discovery, Bortell and colleagues studied the function of DISC1 by comparing two groups of mice. The first group was genetically manipulated to disrupt the DISC1 gene only in the mouse’s pancreatic beta cells. The second group of mice was normal. The mice with disrupted DISC1 gene showed increased beta cell death, less insulin secretion and impaired glucose regulation while control mice were normal. The researchers found that DISC1 works by controlling the activity of a specific protein (GSK3β) already known to be critical for beta cell function and survival. Inhibition of GSK3β resulted in improved beta cell survival and restored normal glucose tolerance in mice with disrupted DISC1. Alterations in the DISC1 gene were originally associated with increased risk of schizophrenia, but further studies have also found DISC1 alterations in individuals with bipolar disorder and major depression.“The connections between these disorders may be surprising, but we have known for a long time that a single protein or gene can play multiple roles in the body,” said Thoru Pederson, Ph.D., Editor-in-Chief of The FASEB Journal.last_img read more

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Rift Valley fever sickens 10 in Kenya, triggers response

first_imgA Rift Valley fever outbreak in Kenya has sickened 10 people, 5 of them fatally, the World Health Organization (WHO) regional office for Africa said in its latest weekly health emergencies report.The disease primarily strikes livestock by the mosquito-borne route. Though humans can be infected by mosquitoes, the virus is more commonly passed by contact with blood or organs of infected animals or drinking milk from sick ones. The disease is usually mild, but some patients experience a severe form.Index case linked to sick camelThe country’s government reported the outbreak, located in Wajir County in the northeast, to the WHO on Jun 8. It began on Jun 2 when an 18-year-old man who is thought to be the index case-patient was seen at a local health facility with a 5-day history of fever, weakness, bleeding, and other symptoms. He died the day he was hospitalized, and an investigation found he had reportedly eaten meat from a sick camel toward the end of May.Two days after the man was hospitalized, two of his relatives were hospitalized with similar symptoms, including a 25-year-old man who died on the day he was admitted.Blood samples from the two patients were tested at the Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI), where one of the samples was positive for Rift Valley fever.As of Jun 8, 10 suspected cases have been reported, including 5 deaths. Three people have recovered and been discharged from hospitals, and one patient is still hospitalized. Testing on eight samples is under way at KEMRI, according to the WHO.Outbreak reported in camels, goatsKenya’s livestock ministry has reported numerous deaths and spontaneous abortions in animals, especially camels and goats, in four counties over the last 2 months, including areas that border Tanzania, Ethiopia, and Somalia.On Jun 8 the ministry also reported a suspected Rift Valley fever outbreak in camels to the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE). The event began on Jun 3 in Wajir County, killing 17 of 250 camels. It occurred in an area that had experienced flooding after heavy rainfall.Response actions underwayThe WHO said Kenyan government officials had an emergency meeting on May 8, which included the WHO and its partners. So far, response steps include the deployment of a health and livestock ministry joint task force to Wajir County to assist with outbreak investigation and other actions.Active surveillance for more human cases is underway, and a treatment center has been set up in Wajir’s referral hospital. Also, the agriculture ministry has imposed a ban on slaughtering animals for public consumption.The WHO said several factors in the outbreak pose a risk of further spread in the region, including the semi-nomadic population in Wajir County and close connections with other parts of Kenya, Ethiopia, and Somalia, as well as cattle holders in eastern Uganda and South Sudan. Also, livestock movements are high in the subregion, and cattle raiding takes place among Uganda, Kenya, and South Sudan. Ongoing rains and flooding have amplified vector density in the outbreak region, according to the WHO.Earlier this year, a Rift Valley fever outbreak in South Sudan sickened at least 40 people. See also: Jun 11 WHO African regional office weekly health emergencies reportJun 8 OIE report on Rift Valley fever in Kenyan camelslast_img read more

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Electric avenue – PV, parity and the path to sustainable solar power

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Launch of new UK H2Mobility website

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Edge LNG expands in Marcellus, largest project to date

first_imgThrough the agreement, Edge LNG will deploy its fully mobile, truck-delivered LNG equipment to the Marcellus site, including three Cryobox liquefaction units with potential to expand.“We are proud to be expanding our footprint in the Marcellus, which we’ve identified as an importance region given its large number stranded wells,” said Mark Casaday, CEO of Edge LNG. “This deal is yet another example of how Edge LNG is delivering value to operators, by monetising wells that would otherwise remain dormant, and helping to grow the domestic LNG market in the US.”Edge LNG will both produce the LNG and purchase it from EXCO Resources. The LNG will then be sold and delivered to customers in the northeast region via its truck-based virtual pipeline, where it will be used to provide natural gas to homes and businesses.last_img read more

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First Sikh to be appointed a judge receives knighthood

first_imgThe first Sikh to be appointed a judge in England and Wales topped the roll call of lawyers named in the New Year Honours list for 2010. Retired circuit judge Mota Singh QC (pictured), a barrister who sat at Southwark Crown Court, received a knighthood in recognition of his services to the administration of justice, community relations and the voluntary sector. Two circuit judges, barristers Keith Cutler and David Fletcher, received CBEs for their services to the administration of justice. Tooks Court barrister Peter Herbert was given an OBE for services to equality, diversity and human rights. Solicitor Helen Morris, a Crown advocate with Merseyside and Cheshire Crown Prosecution Service, received an MBE, as did Berly Cox, an administrator with the Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service in North Yorkshire. Herbert, who chairs the Society of Black Lawyers, said: ‘Although we no longer have an empire, so the name of the award should be changed, it is good to be rewarded and demonstrates that service does make a difference and helps make the profession more diverse.’last_img read more

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Colombian Broadcaster Selects Teledyne Paradise SSPAs for Indoor/Outdoor Broadcast Operations

first_imgTeledyne Paradise Datacom, a subsidiary of the Teledyne Defense Electronics Group, will be providing its solid state power amplifier (SSPA) product lines to Colombian broadcaster, Caracol TV, to support critical broadcast operations.Each of the indoor and outdoor SSPA packages were selected by Caracol TV for their extremely high reliability, high linear output power, and small size and weight which makes them easy to transport. Each SSPA is also equipped with a modular redundancy system, enabling broadcasters to respond to fluctuating news coverage requirements by easily removing and locating redundant units to other geographic locations where breaking news is emerging.Jose Luis Rodriguez, CEO of Rodcast and Telecom, a broadcast systems integrator and supplier for Caracol and a Paradise distributor, said that they have come to rely on Paradise earth station SSPAs in recent years first and foremost because of their rock solid reliability, which ensures they perform to customers’ specifications each and every time. Paradise’s extremely compact size and lightweight 20 kg packages are also extremely valued by customers.There are some additional features that separate Paradise Datacom SSPAs from others – the fans are serviceable while in operation, and the outdoor packages are completely insulated from the electronics which minimizes sand and dust interfering with circuitry. The SSPAs are extremely robust with an extended temperature range, and the compact outdoor amplifier is so light that it is airline checkable, making for quick and easy transport for customers.Paradise SSPAs included in the Caracol deployment include the indoor redundant 3U System; individual 3RU indoor rack mount SSPAs; the compact outdoor redundant SSPA system; and the individual compact outdoor SSPA.Rodcast is one of Teledyne Paradise Datacom’s global distributors serving the broadcasting sector, and is responsible for providing turnkey solutions to the international broadcast market. In addition to the indoor and outdoor SSPAs and SSPA systems provided to Caracol, Paradise also develops the popular PowerMAX Scalable SSPA System and the Outdoor PowerMAX Scalable SSPA System which provides ultra-high power for broadcasters without the need for a shelter.last_img read more

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LRT Palembang Sepi Penumpang, Kepala Divre III: “Itu Wajar”

first_imgShare this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading… RelatedLRT Palembang Diminati Pemudik Kala Libur Lebaran10/06/2019In “Darat”Bayar Tiket LRT Palembang, Per 1 Desember 2018 Bisa Gunakan Kartu Uang Elektronik25/10/2018In “Darat”Perluas Jangkauan, LRT dan Trans Musi Terapkan Tiket Terusan03/12/2018In “Bus dalam kota” Sekedar mengingatkan, kapasitas angkut maksimal satu rangkaian LRT (tiga gerbong) dalam sekali jalan adalah 534 orang – 130 penumpang duduk, 404 penumpang berdiri. Tentu saja, data yang dipegang oleh Hendy tersebut menunjukkan masih minimnya jumlah penumpang dari kereta rel ringan ini.Maka tidak heran jika beragam sosialisasi terus digenjot PT KAI untuk meningkatkan jumlah penumpang hariannya. “Ya tentu evaluasi dan sosialisasi selalu kita lakukan. Untuk LRT ini secara volume memang penumpang belum terlalu banyak. Masyarakat masih mengira ini masih kereta wisata,” terang Hendy.Namun, Hendy sendiri tidak terlalu heran dengan fenomena seperti ini – ia beranggapan bahwa wajar saja jika masyarakat masih belum paham betul sebenarnya LRT merupakan sarana transportasi berbasis massal, bukan kereta wisata. “Dimana saja setiap negara yang baru memiliki LRT masyarakatnya masih mengira sebagai kereta wisata. Itu proses wajar yang biasa terjadi di belahan bumi manapun,” tandasnya.Salah satu langkah nyata yang akan dilakukan PT KAI untuk menarik minat masyarakat dalam menggunakan LRT adalah mengintegrasikan beragam moda darat dengan arah tujuan yang dituju. “Daerah mana saja yang tidak dapat dituju kereta (LRT) dapat dicapai dengan transportasi darat,” terang Hendy.“Bulan September ini rencananya sekitar 9-10 stasiun nanti kita cek masing-masing stasiun, bagaimana kesiapan secara operasional dan teknisnya. Insya Allah tahun ini ketiga belas stasiun dapat beroperasi. Sedangkan pada September ini ada 3 stasiun Bandara yang akan beroperasi,”Baca Juga: Hanya dengan Lima Stasiun Utama, LRT Palembang Siap Beroperasi Saat Asian Games 2018Hingga saat ini, LRT Palembang baru memiliki delapan stasiun – Stasiun Bandara, Stasiun Asrama Haji, Stasiun Bumi Sriwijaya, Stasiun Dishub, Stasiun Pasar Cinde, Stasiun Ampera, dan Stasiun Jakabaring dan Stasiun DJKA.Tarif yang dikenakan untuk perjalanan diluar bandara Rp5.000 ; Sedangkan untuk perjalanan menuju bandara dibanderol dengan harga Rp10.000. LRT Palembang (Elshinta) Kendati ajang Asian Games 2018 telah berakhir, namun beragam fasilitas yang sengaja dibuka untuk mendukung perhelatan tersebut tidak semuanya dicabut – salah satunya adalah Light Rapid Transit (LRT) Palembang. Moda yang ditujukan sebagai angkutan massal ini kehadirannya memang ditunggu-tunggu kala itu, namun fakta yang terjadi belakangan ini bisa dibilang bertolak belakang. Diketahui, hanya ada sekitar 4000 orang yang menggunakan layanan ini setiap harinya.Baca Juga: Uji Coba 20 Juli 2018, Tarif LRT Palembang Rp5 Ribu-Rp10 RibuSebagaimana yang dihimpun KabarPenumpang.com dari berbagai laman sumber, Kepala Divre III Palembang, Hendy Helmy mengatakan bahwa pihaknya terus melakukan sosialisasi kepada masyarakat agar LRT ini bisa menjadi moda transportasi massal. “Data kita setiap harinya 4000 orang menggunakan LRT untuk kegiatan sehari-hari. Sedangkan ketika akhir pekan jumlah penumpang meningkat sebanyak 6.000 hingga 7.000 orang,” papar Hendy, dikutip dari laman tribunnews.com (21/9/2018).last_img read more

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