Grand National hero One For Arthur retires | Racing News

first_img“We are immensely grateful for what Arthur has done for us and the journey that he has taken us on. It was a huge privilege to win the National for Scotland, and the recognition and opportunity that he brought us and Scottish racing was tremendous.”One For Arthur retires at the age of 11, having won seven of his 25 races under rules.The statement added: “While the temptation was always to race him again, we knew that there would be a time when it would be right to call a halt to his racing career.- Advertisement – “We are delighted that he is fit and well and will now retire to an active life – and we wish him a happy and long retirement.”One of the Golf Widows, Deborah Thomson said: “Arthur has taken us on an incredible journey, one that we will forever be grateful to him for.“He is a once-in-a-lifetime horse with great presence, and we are so pleased that he can look forward to a relaxing and enjoyable time post-racing.” – Advertisement – After becoming Scotland’s first winner of the great race for 38 years, under jockey Derek Fox, he was denied the chance to defend his title in 2018 when he had to miss the following season through injury.He then managed just six more starts – including in sixth behind Tiger Roll in last year’s National – and ran his last race when pulled up in Haydock’s Grand National Trial nine months ago.A statement on the Kinross trainer’s website lucindarussell.com read: “With mixed emotions, (owners) the Two Golf Widows and Lucinda Russell Racing announce that One For Arthur, the 2017 Randox Health Grand National winner has been retired; we have decided to call time on the racing career of our much loved warrior.- Advertisement – Lucinda Russell paid tribute to “our much loved warrior” as she announced the retirement of 2017 Grand National winner One For Arthur.Russell described it as a “huge privilege” to guide One For Arthur through a career which was capped with victory at Aintree during his highly-progressive campaign in 2016/17.- Advertisement –last_img read more

A step closer to clinical predictors of inhalational anthrax

first_imgFindings from researchers at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine may offer physicians further help in quickly and accurately distinguishing early inhalational anthrax from other respiratory conditions—a vitally important skill if a widespread anthrax emergency were to occur.The scientists, whose report is published in the Jul 31 issue of The Lancet, found that the definitive predictor of inhalational anthrax was the chest radiograph. The presence of mediastinal widening or pleural effusion was 100% sensitive (95% confidence interval [CI], 84.6-100.0) for inhalational anthrax, 71.8% specific (CI, 64.8-78.1) for inhalational anthrax when compared with community-acquired pneumonia (CAP), and 95.6% specific (CI, 90.0-98.5) for inhalational anthrax compared with influenza-like illness (ILI).The matched case-control study involved 47 historical cases of confirmed inhalational anthrax, 36 of them naturally occurring from 1880 through 1976 and 11 of them from the 2001 anthrax attack, and 376 cases of CAP or ILI seen in the emergency department of Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago, between January 2000 and February 2003.Before comparing the anthrax patients with the controls, the authors compared laboratory, chest radiograph, and autopsy findings between the naturally occurring and the bioterorrism-related anthrax cases and found no significant differences. “The chest radiograph findings of the two case groups were remarkably similar,” according to the authors. An accompanying commentary points out that the similarity of the two anthrax groups suggests that “the weaponisation process might not influence disease progression.” The anthrax spores used in the 2001 attack were electrostatically charged to make them more easily dispersible, and they were covered with polymerized glass and silica to prevent clumping.In addition to the chest film findings, additional clinical characteristics found in the study to be more common in inhalational anthrax patients than in those with CAP or ILI included nausea, vomiting, pallor or cyanosis, diaphoresis, altered mental status, and elevated hematocrit levels. Similar results have been reported in other studies, but the authors of the present study point out that they included substantially more anthrax cases and used matched controls for comparison.The authors acknowledge several limitations of their study, including the fact that because they used historical reports for the anthrax cases, their measurements of predictor variables are “inherently incomplete.” That they found such clear similarity between the naturally occurring and the more recent, more completely documented bioterrorism-related cases may dispel this concern somewhat, however. They also point out the possibility of misclassification of some of the CAP and ILI controls in their study. Finally, they note that clinical characteristics of inhalational anthrax may be subtle or even absent early in the disease, which could have affected the results. Because of these limitations, “Studies using prospectively colleced information from controls should be done to corroborate, modify, or refute our findings,” they conclude.Kyriacou DN, Stein AD, Yarnold P, et al. Clinical predictors of bioterrorism-related inhalational anthrax. Lancet 2004 Jul 31;364(9432):449-52 [Abstract]See also:CDC document on distinguishing ILI from inhalational anthrax (Nov 9, 2001)http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm5044a5.htmCDC interim guidelines for clinical evaluation of suspected anthrax cases (Nov 2, 2001)http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm5043a1.htmArticle in Feb 1, 2003, Clinical Infectious Diseases: “Clinical features that discriminate inhalational anthrax from other acute respiratory illnesses”http://www.journals.uchicago.edu/doi/full/10.1086/346035last_img read more

Study: 1918-like pandemic now would kill 62 million

first_imgDec 22, 2006 (CIDRAP News) – Scientists who analyzed mortality records from the 1918 influenza pandemic estimate that a similarly severe pandemic today would kill about 62 million people worldwide, the vast majority of them in the developing world.The authors, led by Christopher Murray, D Phil, MD, from the Harvard Initiative for Global Health, used data from areas that have reasonably complete statistics for the period from 1915 to 1923. They compared influenza mortality with per capita income and latitude in 27 countries, 24 US states, and 9 Indian provinces.The researchers used the data to estimate excess mortality for a hypothetical pandemic in 2004, the most recent year for which per capita gross domestic product data are available. The report appears in the Dec 23 issue of The Lancet.For the 1918 pandemic, the researchers found a 31-fold difference between areas that had the lowest and highest excess mortality rates. Wisconsin’s excess mortality was 0.25%, while India’s Central provinces and Berar had a rate of 7.8% (7.8 extra deaths per 100 people).The authors concluded that per capita income explained about half of the variance in pandemic mortality in the 1918 event. They determined that a 10% increase in income was associated with a 9% to 10% decrease in mortality. Latitude did not significantly affect mortality rates, so they did not use it to estimate 2004 mortality. Their examination of mortality rates by age and sex confirmed that flu deaths during the 1918 pandemic were concentrated in young adults, rather than elderly people.The study yielded estimates for a 2004 event ranging from 51 million to 81 million deaths worldwide, with a median of 62 million. Ninety-six percent of the deaths were in developing countries. Southeast Asia accounted for 30%; Sub-Saharan Africa, 29%; East Asia, 19%, and the Middle East, 10%. Latin America, Eastern Europe/Central Asia, and the remaining developed countries each accounted for 4%.The study’s median estimate for US deaths is 297,000—well below the 1.9 million that the Department of Health and Human Services has estimated would die in a 1918-like pandemic today.”Most of the strong relation that we observed between per-head income and pandemic mortality must be mediated through factors such as nutritional status, comorbidity, community characteristics associated with poverty, and the effect of supportive care,” the authors write.Acknowledging the difficulty and uncertainty in estimating mortality, the authors say that though many experts use the 1918 pandemic for their upper limit, the next event could be even more severe. On the other hand, they write that a severe pandemic today might be blunted by improvements in medical care among people in high- and middle-income groups.”Our results indicate that, irrespective of the lethality of the virus, the burden of the next influenza pandemic will be overwhelmingly focused on the developing world, as has been suggested for the 1918-20 pandemic,” the article states.A prudent approach would be to develop practical and affordable strategies for low-income countries, it says.The conclusion that a severe pandemic would take a heavy toll only in developing countries was disputed by Michael T. Osterholm, PhD, MPH, director of the University of Minnesota Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy, publisher of the CIDRAP Web site.Osterholm asserted that a pandemic that disrupted industrial production and international transportation would acutely affect developed countries, because their economies depend on just-in-time supply shipments, their healthcare systems have almost no excess capacity, and about 80% of pharmaceutical products are produced offshore.”We’ll be lucky to have 1918 medical care during a moderate-to-severe pandemic,” he said. “There’s no basis that we would be better off.”Crisis management requires more than just money, and people in developing countries might be more resilient than those in rich countries in some ways, Osterholm said. For example, they might be more adept at coping with food shortages in a pandemic because they are likely to be skilled at subsistence farming.Osterholm also noted that the estimate of 62 million deaths today is lower than some estimates of the death toll in the 1918 pandemic, when the world population was less than a third of what it is today. A 2002 study in the Bulletin of the History of Medicine estimated the 1918 toll at 50 million to 100 million.In a Lancet editorial that accompanies the Murray study, Neil Ferguson, D Phil, of the Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology at Imperial College in London, says the study’s projections may be optimistic.Experts don’t know what effect an influenza pandemic would have on the 35 million people in the world who are infected with HIV, a virus that didn’t exist in 1918, Ferguson writes. In addition, he says, the relation between mortality and income that Murray and colleagues assume leads to a prediction of threefold lower mortality in the developed world than that seen in 1918, “perhaps a rather optimistic conclusion.”Ferguson writes that nonpharmaceutical public health measures such as school closures and mask-wearing might offer the best hope during a pandemic for countries lacking access to medical interventions.Murray CJL, Lopez AD, Chin B, et al. Estimation of potential global pandemic influenza mortality on the basis of vital registry data from the 1918-20 pandemic: a quantitative analysis. Lancet 2006;368:2211-8Ferguson N. Poverty, death, and a future influenza pandemic. (Commentary) Lancet 2006;368:2187-8last_img read more

Salmonella found in peppers, but no outbreak link so far

first_imgJul 18, 2008 (CIDRAP News) – Texas and North Carolina officials yesterday announced recalls of avocadoes and jalapeno and Serrano peppers after some samples tested positive for Salmonella. But Texas officials said they did not find the Salmonella strain involved in the current nationwide outbreak, while the strain in the North Carolina produce was not yet known.Jalapeno and Serrano peppers are the top suspects in the ongoing nationwide outbreak linked to the relatively rare Salmonella enterica Saintpaul strain, which has sickened 1,220 people.The Texas Department of State Health Services (TDSHS) said in a press release yesterday that Grande Produce, an Hidalgo-based produce importer and distributor, was voluntarily recalling avocadoes, Serrano peppers, and jalapeno peppers after North Carolina’s Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS) lab found Salmonella in the company’s products.Texas officials said jalapenos and Serrano peppers that tested positive in their labs for Salmonella did not contain S Saintpaul. The TDSHS said their tests revealed Salmonella group C1, not Salmonella group B, the group that includes the Saintpaul strain.The TSDHS said it has tested about 70 food products for Salmonella in recent weeks, and the only two that tested positive were jalapeno and Serrano peppers from Grande Produce.William Ayres, a spokesman for the TSDHS, told CIDRAP News that Texas has not received any reports of illnesses linked to Salmonella group C.Texas officials, along with the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), are overseeing the recall and are investigating where the avocadoes and peppers were shipped and where and how the produce was contaminated. The agencies are telling Grande Produce’s customers to pull the products from store shelves.Meanwhile, North Carolina officials asked a Charlotte food distributor to recall jalapeno peppers and Hass avocadoes it received from an unnamed Texas food supplier because of possible Salmonella contamination after two samples tested positive for the pathogen, the NCDHHS said in a press release yesterday.Authorities were determining how many of North Carolina’s food distributors, restaurants, grocery stores, and other merchants received the produce.”We are working quickly and carefully with our state, local, and federal partners in an attempt to solve this case,” said Steve Troxler, North Carolina’s agriculture commissioner, in the statement.Leah Devlin, North Carolina’s public health director, said there was no indication that the Salmonella strain is the one linked to the national outbreak. The state’s laboratory and the CDC are conducting additional tests to determine if the pathogen found in the two produce samples matches the outbreak strain, the NCDHHS said.See also:Jul 17 North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services press releaseJul 17 Texas Department of State Health Services press releaseJul 17 CIDRAP News story “FDA ends warning on tomatoes, focuses on peppers”last_img read more

Eight travel-related trends in 2018 according to Booking.com

first_imgExperts from Booking.com, a global leader in connecting travelers to the world’s largest selection of amazing accommodations with more than 1.500.000 overnight stays each day, combined highly important data from more than 128 million actual guest reviews with a survey that involved 19.000 passengers from 26 different countries and discover the most significant travel trends in 2018.”As technology advances, so do our travels. Technology allows us to plan the perfect vacation and helps us explore in more detail and safely, bringing us more flexibility and options than ever before. At Booking.com, we build and design everything according to our users and fulfill their wishes and needs when it comes to researching, booking and enjoying the trip. As their expectations evolve and new trends emerge, we are excited to see how advanced technology can continue to help people have the best experience of 2018.Said Pepijn Rijvers, Marketing Director at Booking.com.Interestingly, according to research, global travelers consider Croatia the most popular location from television series they want to visit in 2018. We are transmitting the collected data from Boking.com for travelers from Croatia and eight trends related to their travels in 2018.1. New technological solutionsDuring 2018, innovative technological solutions will be even more useful for travelers when getting to know a destination or accommodation before booking. Artificial intelligence and digital technology help users when it comes to smartly collecting destination information, changing the way we explore, book and experience travel. Almost a fifth (18%) of passengers from Croatia claim that they do not mind that the computer plans an upcoming trip based on data from previous trips, and half (50%) do not care whether they communicate with a real person or a computer provided they receive answers to questions that interest them. More than half (52%) of travelers from Croatia would like to try everything first with the help of virtual reality, while 58% believe that personalized recommendations for destinations and activities encourage them to book. Technology allows us to make decisions easier, and in 2018 it will certainly continue to help us on the way to unforgettable stays and experiences.2 ..From dream to reality2018 is the year of dreams come true since 61% of travelers from Croatia have a list of destinations they want to visit during their lifetime, and the majority (86%) will try to visit one or more destinations from their list as early as next year. The desire for new experiences is more important than material goods and continues to be the main driver of unforgettable travels. Passengers in 2018 will have less patience and higher expectations, and will use technology to ensure the desired enjoyment of the moment.The list of plans and wishes of travelers from Croatia will most often include some of the tropical islands, since almost half of the passengers (40%) plan to visit some of the paradise islands in 2018. More than a third (36%) want to see some of the wonders of the world, 34% want to treat their palates to some local delicacy, and 29% want to learn some new skill on the trip. Other most popular activities you must try in 2018, according to travelers from Croatia, include a visit to one of the famous theme and amusement parks (27%), a visit to health-oriented destinations (27%) and a unique cultural event (25%).3. Back to childhoodJust like new experiences, travelers will return to their favorite childhood memories in 2018. By merging the future with the past, travelers will be inspired next year to return to once-favorite destinations to explore in a whole new way. In 16, 2018% of travelers from Croatia will consider visiting the location where they spent their vacation in childhood.The popularity of travel involving a return to the past stems from the sense of nostalgia and happiness that these destinations evoke. Travelers say that the destinations of former family vacations are the most beautiful memories, even more than childhood love or a family pet. Millennials seem to be even more sentimental with 28% of young travelers from Croatia between the ages of 18 and 34 planning to return to their favorite destinations for former family vacations. 59% of passengers from Croatia in 2018 intend to post on social networks every day, so we can expect that all these nostalgic places will return to the future and be immortalized on social networks for future generations.4. Icons of pop cultureWith the whole world at our fingertips, we are increasingly relying on a variety of sources as inspiration for new destinations. In 2018, television series, movies, sports and social media are increasingly influencing the booking decision as travelers seek more and more pop culture in search of inspiration. Reading blogs or watching Youtube recommendations will encourage ideas for 29% of travelers from Croatia, and locations from television, movies or music videos will be crucial for 20% of travelers from Croatia in the coming year. Almost a quarter (24%) of passengers will be inspired by a trip to a major sporting event, of which 43% of the world’s passengers will be thinking about a football summer in Russia.The most popular locations from TV series that global travelers want to visit in 2018 include Croatia, Spain and Iceland inspired by Game of Thrones (29%), London as we watch in the series Sherlock and The Crown, (21% and 13%), New York and Manhattan from the Billions series (13%) and Los Angeles as we can see in the Entourage series (10%).5. Find your way to prosperity The trend of wellness travel does not abate in 2018, with almost twice as many passengers from Croatia planning to travel with an emphasis on health and well-being in 2018 compared to 2017 (from 12% of respondents in 2017 to 21% in 2018) . Travel that includes walking will be especially emphasized. Hiking – the perfect way to enjoy the local landscape – will be the perfect way to explore next year. That is why 64% of passengers from Croatia stated that in 2018 they want to go on hiking or mountaineering trips. A new generation of walkers put on their walking shoes.Other activities inspired by health and wellness that are among the first on the schedule of travelers from Croatia in 2018 include going to a spa or enjoying beauty treatments (40%), cycling (36%), water sports (27%), rest with full body detoxification (33%), going to yoga (16%), going to the gym (23%). Enjoying such activities is popular with travelers from Croatia – 61% say that their vacation is more important than material things, and almost half of travelers (48%) say that for them going on vacation is a moment when they can look back on the past. period and make better lifestyle decisions – decisions that are easier to make by going on a trip with an emphasis on health and wellness.6. Economic awarenessTravelers are becoming more experienced every year, especially when it comes to finding ways to make the best use of their money. Many of them base their travel decisions on finances. And in 2018, passengers will become even more financially aware, with 45% of passengers from Croatia considering the economic climate in the destination before making a travel decision, and 37% when considering travel during the year will take into account exchange rates. 22% of passengers from Croatia will go on vacation with the goal of buying products that are cheaper at the destination they are going to than in Croatia, and 22% plan to make more purchases in duty free shops at the airport in 2018.As they gain more and more confidence to follow their own intuition, travelers from Croatia feel less and less pressured to follow others. More than half of them (59%) want to travel more independently in 2018, so increasing value is placed on personal endeavors, seeking the best deals and composing their own arrangements – all with the help of applications and technology. Almost half of Croatian travelers (44%) will use more travel applications in 2018 – with the continuous development of stress-free travel technology in 2018. This includes technology for determining geographical locations, which gives the traveler directions to accommodation in the app), or planning activities during the holidays in just a few simple steps on your smartphone – which 33% of Croatian travelers expect to work in 2018.7. A short break with friendsIt seems that 2018 will be the year of group travel. When asked who will keep them company on trips in 2018, the answer that experienced the largest increase compared to 2017 was traveling with a group of friends – an increase from 23% to 30% of passengers from Croatia.Since experience seems to be the most important thing in 2018, people are, along with the destination, equally important for creating memories. Traveling with friends is the best escape from everyday worries, reducing stress and bringing you closer to friends. The world is just a click away and it has never been easier to find the ideal accommodation and look for new adventures with a large group of friends in every corner of the world.Traveling with friends also has a financial advantage, as 4 out of 10 (42%) travelers from Croatia claim that holidays with friends allow them to stay together in accommodation facilities that they could not afford on their own.8. Live like locals, no s to themIn 2018, private accommodation will be especially popular – not only for travelers who want to stay in this type of accommodation, but also for owners who are considering renting their home to others. Almost half of Croatian travelers (49%) claim that they would rather stay in private accommodation (cottage or apartment) than in a hotel, and three out of ten (27%) would consider renting their own home on the accommodation booking page.When it comes to the role of the host, passengers say that it is not necessary for the hosts to always be present. In 2018, it will be important for travelers from Croatia that the host is available to them, but not too aggressive (54%), and 18% want a host with whom they do not have to communicate at all. Only 2% of travelers from Croatia think that it is important that the host has a lot of knowledge and advice about local specialties and sights of the location.last_img read more

Papuk Nature Park presented a new visual identity “100% Papuk”

first_imgIt is important to emphasize that the new visual identity is only a supplement to the main visual identity of PP Papuk, which through the same identity and story connects 19 national parks and nature parks is united under a common brand Parks of Croatia. The story behind the visual identity Parks of Croatia read in the attachment. “All these products, which will bear our label 100% Papuk, will be placed in our souvenir shop here in Jankovac, and of course we have big plans with the Interpretation Center in Slatinski Drenovac, which is registered for a cross-border cooperation project, worth over 5 million kuna. I hereby invite them all to respond to our desire to mark their products with our logo and thus become recognizable and take advantage of the benefits that the logo offers them.“Pointed out Alen Jurenac, director of the Public Institution PP Papuk. RELATED NEWS: The Nature Park emphasized that they recorded an increase in the number of visitors by 300% compared to last year. Encouraging the local population to produce food and souvenirs is the goal of the new project and visual identity of the Papuk Nature Park “100% PAPUK” and the slogan “From above that remembers the sea.” An excellent and unfortunately rare example of cooperation with the local population and the economy. It is the local community where we operate that must be part of your story, especially through the National and Nature Parks. Without cooperation and communication with the local population and economy there is no sustainable development, especially in tourism that connects various industries vertically and horizontally and where there must be synergies between all tourism workers who make up a complete story and ecosystem and tourist destination. With the implementation of the Geopriče project of the UNESCO Geopark, the Papuk Nature Park strengthens its tourist capacity, and thus the potential of the local population for the best possible placement of their own products and services through the Papuk Nature Park. The park covers two cities and 5 municipalities in Virovitica-Podravina and Požega-Slavonia counties and in the coming period will be a series of meetings with representatives of local governments in order to further encourage local producers to start using the logo that will certainly help them in placing their products on the market.  We first looked at who our consumers are and what they want, whether there is competition, what motivates our future potential consumers to buy healthy local products, and then we came up with a name, said Ileana Filić from the company “Moj balkon”, which is responsible. to design logos and slogans. “The purpose of this brand was to work with the local community, which guarantees healthy food products and raw materials that come from pure and untouched nature. This was the distinguishing feature in relation to other products and the pure and untouched nature from which come the products that have the opportunity to be marked with the brand “One hundred percent Papuk” Filić emphasized.last_img read more

In which direction will tourism develop in Slavonia? Find out in the strategic marketing plan of Slavonia tourism

first_imgSide dish: Strategic marketing plan for tourism in Slavonia with a broadcasting plan for the period from 2019 to 2025.  Creating a unique brand of Slavonia is the main challenge for future tourism development and marketing of this area. It is a competitive identity of Slavonia that will, on the one hand, convey the core of the local character, and on the other hand, represent values, strong enough to motivate visitors to come, the document states. The main document included an analysis of tourist trends in Slavonia, characteristics of tourist marketing, analysis of planning documentation. Relevant market trends were researched and a SWOT matrix was defined. Then the vision and goals, the strategy of the target markets, the brand strategy are defined. In the brand strategy, the brand concept for Slavonia is derived. This is followed by tourism product and communication strategies. The project included the preparation of a document covering the entire territory of Slavonia, and five documents that deal with marketing individually for each of the counties. The main document ends with a description of the activities that need to be carried out by 2025. The marketing plans for each of the counties continue on the main document and deal with the activities carried out at the County level and those carried out jointly within the Slavonia Cluster with the aim of creating a recognizable tourist brand. In which direction will tourism develop in Slavonia? Find out in the strategic marketing plan of tourism of Slavonia with the plan of breding for the period from 2019 to 2025, prepared by the Institute of Tourism, for Vukovar-Srijem County Tourist Board on behalf of the Slavonia Tourist Cluster, as the Project Coordinator (based on Agreement on cooperation in the creation and promotion of the tourist brand “Slavonia“Concluded on September 26, 2018). A document that every tourist worker in Slavonia must read in order to know in which direction the Slavonian tourist story is going in the future. Only through the synergy of all stakeholders can success be achieved, and we all need to know where we are going. It is this strategic document that defines the direction of branding until 2025. Photo: Sanja Miljac / Illustration: HrTurizam.hr RELATED NEWS: SLAVONIA.TRAVEL – NEW DIGITAL PLATFORM OF FIVE SLAVONIAN COUNTIESlast_img read more

CNTB in the French media promotes Croatia as a hit holiday destination

first_imgA show called “The French found their place under the Croatian sun” So far, several million people have visited it, and destinations such as Split, Pakostane, Pag, Krka National Park, Brač, Hvar and Pag are shown, along with a number of useful tips for creating the ideal vacation in Croatia. French media promote Croatia as a hit holiday destination In a show dedicated to Slavonia, French culinary chef Julien Duboue accepted the challenge according to which, after tasting fish stew, he is the host of a local family farm Zoltan Jovic, in less than 48 hours should prepare an identical dish, that is, identify the ingredients of this authentic Slavonian dish, catch fish in the Danube and procure the remaining ingredients. The show shows Ilok landscapes and cellars, vineyards, quality wine, and Slavonia is presented as a region with a rich tourist offer. Also, the prestigious French weekly Le Figaro in its article included the Croatian island of Lopud in the first place of the three Mediterranean paradise islands, along with the Greek Santorini and the Corsican Brando, while the French edition of the lifestyle magazine Grazia in its article called “Europe’s most beautiful island: we bring you a selection of the most beautiful we dream of visiting” published a list that also includes Croatia, more precisely the island of Hvar, which is in the high fifth place of the most beautiful European islands.  In the prime time of the French TV channel TF1 a popular show was shown Cuisine impossible in which they are presented gastronomic charms of Slavonia. This is the result of cooperation between the CNTB and its representative office in France and the Vukovar-Srijem County Tourist Board. It is a show that represents destinations through the discovery of local products and producers, and a special show about Croatia was organized by the Croatian Tourist Board, the CNTB Representation in France and the Tourist Board of Vukovar-Srijem County.  In the most watched term French national television M6 the show was broadcast Zone interdite, entirely dedicated to Croatian tourism and Croatia, which has been presented as an Adriatic gem and a hit destination for French guests in recent years.  Both the leader among the French motonautical media and the monthly with a 25-year tradition Moteaur Boat, in its issue since August presents Croatia as a nautical paradise, with special emphasis on Vis, which delighted the journalist and camera crew with its beauty and indigenous experience. The article from Slavonia starts from 46.40 min “We are satisfied with the successful realization of this project, through which Croatia once again placed itself on the list of favorite European destinations of the French, who from year to year discover new Croatian regions. We are sure that in the coming period the richness of Slavonia’s tourist offer will attract more and more French people”, Said the director of the CNTB Representation in France, Daniela Mihalić Đurica, adding that many other French media have been reporting on Croatia as a hit destination in recent days. The CNTB also points out that the recording of the popular 90-minute travel show Echappées Belles in Istria and on the islands of Cres and Pag is in progress. The show is watched by almost two million viewers, and the episode about Croatia will be shown in May 2021 in prime time on the national TV channel France 5.last_img read more