FlixBus increases the frequency of departures, adds new destinations, but no one welcomes their buses

first_imgThe cities of Istria and Kvarner are currently connected with Slovenia, Austria, Germany, the Czech Republic and Hungary. Direct connections with destinations such as Ljubljana, Maribor, Munich, Berlin, Prague, Vienna or Budapest provide passengers with easy access at affordable prices, and Rijeka, along with Zagreb and Split, is the most frequent hub of FlixBus this season as well. As otherwise, let alone this year, any additional connection with emitting markets is crucial, so FlixBus is once again proving to be an important segment in the development of Croatia’s tourist offer. By re-establishing a green network throughout Europe and connecting Croatia with numerous European destinations, FlixBus returns to the bus transport of passengers an important role during this tourist season. While tourism and tourism workers are on their knees and falling apart from the fight day by day, with daily changes to the rules of the game, unfortunately the whole system has totally failed. Rijeka, Crikvenica and Opatija are additionally connected with Munich and Berlin, and also, passengers have day and night lines that connect Pula, Rovinj and Rijeka directly with Vienna and Budapest, while on the route Prague – Rijeka more seats are required. FlixBus: Great demand of passengers for Kvarner and Istria ˝As a strong European brand, FlixBus, thanks to its wide network, high frequency and affordable and quality service during all these years, has established itself as an important segment in the development of Croatia’s tourist offer. And in these challenging times for all of us, we strive to respond positively to the needs of our passengers for travel and constantly supplement their offer in compliance with all safety measures. ˝ said Ante Grbeša, director of FlixBus CEE South region. By the way, until this year, the increase in the number of tourists arriving from abroad by FlixBus buses, from season to season, has grown by up to 80% to certain destinations. The FlixBus green bus network extends to 29 European countries and connects 2000 destinations with 350.000 daily lines. On the other hand, in the role of a county tourist board, especially this year when they have poor budgets with which they cannot do anything special in Europe, he would personally direct the budget in cooperation with FlixBus. Logically, because there is a line, a line that works and brings tourists. Open your eyes wide, watch, follow and react immediately. Fight in the true sense. Maybe the CNTB could see its opportunity, it should have been a long time ago, let alone in this crisis year, to advertise open lines to the same markets through cooperation with FlixBus. Apart from being a European brand and an extremely extensive network, this year our advantage as a car destination has been expressed like never before. And as we know, if there is demand, there are business opportunities. In this situation, demand should even be provoked and imposed on the market, let alone further intensify advertising on those lines and markets that are open and functioning. No, this is not a PR article, but logical and market thinking, especially in this crisis situation. Every new open line with an emitting gold market is worth it, because this year we are literally fighting for every guest. FlixBus served in this story as just one example, a small part of our tourist mosaic. Although Flixbus is not welcomed by the ministers of our government, in line with the increased interest of passengers in traveling in the direction of Kvarner and Istria, FlixBus from 17.7. introduces new destinations and increases the frequency of departures.  And at the worst moment, just when he should have pulled the most so far and organized our entire tourist story.last_img read more

As Canada nears zero COVID-19 deaths, officials fear reopening spike, US risk

first_imgCanadian deaths edged up eight to 8,798 according to government data late Tuesday, while the total number of cases grew by 331, to 108,486. By contrast, the United States recently set a one-day record in new cases with 60,500 as the national death toll rose to more than 135,000.But health experts and politicians fret the sacrifices Canadians made could be imperiled as the economy moves to a full reopening including schools, especially in heavily populated central Canada, and as US authorities struggle to contain the spread south of the border.”Everyone is preparing for a potential spike in cases … I think that’s inevitable,” said Dr. Isaac Bogoch, an infectious disease specialist at Toronto General Hospital.”Opening up the economy is not a linear path. There will be setbacks (and) we will very likely have to reimpose public health restrictions in certain areas because of an unacceptable number of new cases.” Canada’s efforts to flatten the curve of coronavirus cases have put the country on the cusp of zero deaths from COVID-19 for the first time since March, but officials see worrying signs of a new spike as provinces lift restrictions.For months, Canadians followed strict public health rules on social movement as the 10 provinces quickly shut down large parts of the economy, ramped up testing and boosted space in intensive care units.Some provinces curbed internal journeys while Ottawa barred international visitors, closed the land border to non-essential travel with the United States, which has become a global pandemic epicenter, and deployed military staff to hard-hit nursing homes. Quebec’s coronavirus cases are starting to rise and public health officials have tracked outbreaks to house parties and a suburban Montreal bar. In Ontario, an outbreak at a nail salon forced hundreds into quarantine while British Columbia, which has reported few new deaths in recent weeks, is seeing an uptick in cases as people expand their social circles.”We did so much work to keep the number of cases down,” said Alex Magdzinski, a Montreal nurse who treated COVID patients at a nursing home. “All healthcare workers are asking (people) is to put in a minimal effort.”Magdzinski said he is seeing repeated cases of people in Canada’s second largest city abandoning social distancing measures.Quebec has made wearing masks mandatory in indoor public spaces while other Canadian cities have enacted similar bylaws.”We need only look south of the border to see how bad things could be,” said Alberta Premier Jason Kenney on Monday, as he urged residents to “remain vigilant and disciplined” after large crowds gathered in parks and at a popular lake over the weekend.Canadian provinces, most of them with right-leaning governments that normally oppose Liberal Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, have been working closely with Ottawa, in a coordinated approach to the outbreak.In the US, the response has been politicized with Republican President US Donald Trump attacking opponents at the state and city level. Critics also complained the White House did a poor job of helping distribute crucial equipment.”They’ve been reckless. They moved forward too quickly,” Ontario Premier Doug Ford told reporters on Tuesday as the province gears up for its third and final stage of reopening .The two nations have banned non-essential land travel since mid-March but pressure is building on Trudeau from Canadian business leaders and US lawmakers to loosen restrictions. Polls show a large majority of Canadians, and provincial leaders, want the border to remain closed.This month, at least five incoming flights from cities in Florida, Texas and North Carolina had passengers with confirmed coronavirus cases aboard, according to Canadian government data.”Don’t get me wrong,” said Ford. “I love the Americans. I don’t want them up here right now.” Topics :last_img read more

Dodgers face St. Louis Cardinals and a hot Matt Holliday

first_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Each of the past two years, the Dodgers’ season has ended in St. Louis. Friday, they will make their first trip of 2015 to the Gateway city.The Dodgers and Cardinals are again in first place in their respective divisions, and a third consecutive postseason matchup isn’t hard to imagine.St. Louis usually features a team of homegrown talents whose cast changes relatively little from year to year. Yadier Molina is still the catcher. Adam Wainwright is still an ace, though he is out for the season with a torn Achilles.Maybe the most intriguing player on the 2015 Cardinals is a familiar one to Dodgers fans. Outfielder Matt Holliday has come a long way since he muffed a fly ball in the bottom of the ninth inning of a 2009 playoff game at Dodger Stadium. Holliday’s .320 batting average is the highest it’s been since 2008, when he played for the Colorado Rockies. His .433 on-base percentage would be the highest of his career over a full season.Last year, Holliday surpassed 1,080 RBIs for his career. He’s averaged 25 home runs a season for the past 11 years, a level of consistency — and health — few hitters achieve.McGwire compared Holliday to two of the best he’s ever coached, Pujols and Dodgers first baseman Adrian Gonzalez, in terms of his mental approach to the game.“Matt’s very strong mentally,” McGwire said. “I can’t emphasize enough how this game is a mental grind. The stronger ones do survive, and the stronger ones you see throughout their career, the numbers are always there.”Also … Hector Olivera played in his first extended spring training game in Glendale, Ariz., and reportedly hit a long home run in his fourth at-bat. … Dodgers president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman said Wednesday there is no set timetable for Olivera to be transferred to Single-A Rancho Cucamonga. … Yasmani Grandal served as the designated hitter for Triple-A Oklahoma City, one day after he was ejected after being called out on strikes. Grandal is on the seven-day concussion disabled list and expected back Saturday. … Corey Seager went 6-for-6 with six RBIs in the game for Oklahoma City. Seager, a 21-year-old shortstop, had a home run, two doubles and three singles in the game — a triple shy of the cycle and one hit shy of tying a Pacific Coast League record. … Julio Urias underwent cosmetic surgery Thusday to remove a benign tumor from his left eye. The 18-year-old pitcher isn’t expected back in a game for another 4-5 weeks. Urias was born with a benign tumor on the eye, which does not affect his vision. He chose to have the surgery, and the time off will allow him to delay reaching his innings limit until later this season.center_img Holliday, 35, set a National League record Wednesday by reaching base in 43 straight games to begin the season. He has a hit in 31 of those games; in the other 12 he’s either been hit by a pitch or drawn a walk.“He’s always been a very good on-base guy,” said Dodgers hitting coach Mark McGwire, who held the same position in St. Louis from 2010-12. “He’ll take the walks. He knows how to work the count. He uses the whole field. Once in a while he’ll tap into his strength and hit homers. He’s just really good.”The Cardinals placed first baseman Matt Adams on the disabled list with a strained quad Thursday, which has been reported as a potential season-ending injury.That makes Holliday an even more central focus for opposing teams. He’s batted third in every game this season.“Really he’s just coming into his own, to tell you the truth,” McGwire said. “He’s always had really good numbers, but he’s the main focus there. He’s been surrounded by some really good hitters. Albert (Pujols) was there. (Carlos) Beltran was there, just to name a couple.”last_img read more

Cowboys QB Dak Prescott signs $31.4M franchise tender

first_imgRIVERA: Adams wants trade to Cowboys, putting Jets in impossible situationIf no deal is worked out by then, then they will have to renegotiate next offseason or the quarterback will hit free agency, although the Cowboys could also choose to franchise him again. Dak Prescott signed his $31.4 million franchise tender with the Cowboys for the 2020 season on Monday, the team announced.Prescott, who was tagged back in March, and the Cowboys could still try to work out a multiyear contract extension. The two sides have until July 15 to work out a deal. The 26-year-old Prescott is entering his fifth season in the NFL and is coming off his best year, finishing second in the league with a career-high 4,902 passing yards and fourth in the league with a personal-best 30 touchdown throws.Since being drafted in the fourth round in 2016, Prescott has never missed a game, his 15,778 passing yards rank sixth in the NFL and his 97 touchdown passes are tied with Carson Wentz for ninth.Despite being one of the league’s top passers, the two-time Pro Bowler has made just $4.9 million through his first four seasons in the NFL.last_img read more

Exclusive – Lawrence backs Crystal Palace to comfortably avoid relegation

first_imgFormer Crystal Palace defender Matt Lawrence told talkSPORT he is confident Tony Pulis can steer the club to safety next season despite a lack of investment in the squad.The Eagles finished 11th last season but looked odds on for relegation at one stage, before the former Stoke manager succeeded Ian Holloway and took charge in November.Pulis’ transfer dealings this summer have been relatively low key and he has only managed to bring in Brede Hangeland, Fraizer Campbell and Chris Kettings.But Lawrence believes Palace can still succeed next season and told Sam Matterface on Kick Off: “I still think they could do with another centre forward and maybe another centre midfielder as well. Whether that happens, who knows.“I’m sure Tony Pulis isn’t massively happy with the fact he’s only brought in three signings this transfer window, I’m sure he wants others. But he did so well with the squad he had, I’m sure he’s not that bothered and I think Palace will have a very good season.“I’m not saying they’re going to finish top 10 or anything like that but I think they will avoid relegation relatively easily.“Tony Pulis proves season after season he knows the Premier League very well and he can manage a squad and a team that’s relatively limited techincally wise.”last_img read more