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Spafford Welcomes The Disco Biscuits’ Aron Magner For Mad World Cover At Hulaween [Video]


first_imgSpafford made their debut performance at Suwannee Hulaween last weekend, playing two full sets to excited fans at the Spirit of Suwannee Music Park in Live Oak, Florida. Their breakthrough appearance culminated with a Saturday late-night set on the Spirit Lake stage, which brought a very special guest along with them. Following sets from Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley, Run The Jewels, and The Disco Biscuits, Spafford stepped up for what would become one of the highlights of the night.The Best Things We Saw At Suwanee Hulaween 2017Ridiculous set-opening versions of “The Postman” and “Todd’s Tots” proved to be just a warm-up for the Saturday late night set, as keyboardist Aron Magner of The Disco Biscuits then walked on stage, joining the band for an extended segment that took “Mind’s Unchained” into Spafford’s arrangement of “Mad World” by Tears For Fears. The impressive cover was played impeccably by Aron Magner, who slotted right in on the keys next to Red Johnson for one of the standout jams of the weekend. Even Magner’s Biscuits bandmate Marc Brownstein was feeling the collab, starting an “it’s a Maaag-neeer” chant from the crowd over the band’s song-ending “it’s a maaad world” refrain.Spafford Welcomes Matisyahu During Wild ‘Lion King’ Halloween Show [Video/Photo]Now, you can watch full video from the collaboration below:last_img read more


Annenberg waste reduction efforts recognized with recycle award


first_imgFirst-year College students eat their meals in the historic Annenberg Dining Hall, immersing them in the Harvard’s history from day one. A reusable mug program and efforts to cut down on food waste also greet those same students on day one, introducing them to Harvard’s commitment to sustainability.The hard work of students and staff to reduce waste in Annenberg were recognized Tuesday with a 2012 Recycling Award in the Institution category at MassRecycle’s 17th annual recycling award ceremony.The award specifically recognized several programs run by the student Resource Efficiency Program (REP) in partnership with the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Office for Sustainability, Harvard University Dining Services, and the Recycling and Waste department within Campus Services. The annual distribution of 1,200 reusable mugs to incoming first-year students includes a pledge by students to use their mug throughout the year. To support the effort, HUDS provides a “mug tree” where students can keep their reusable mugs in between meals after they have been washed by dining hall staff. HUDS and REP have also partnered to reduce food waste through composting and a “Clean Plate Club” campaign.All of Harvard’s Schools have adopted extensive programs to reduce waste. At the Faculty of Arts & Sciences, freecycle events promote reuse of materials and the electronic waste recycling has been expanded to more than 40 locations across campus. Departments throughout Harvard regularly host zero-waste events and in the past five years Harvard Athletics has expanded recycling at events, including football games.last_img read more


Paulus is among Time 100


first_imgTime magazine has named American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) Artistic Director Diane Paulus to the 2014 Time 100, its list of the 100 most influential people in the world.The annual list, now in its 11th year, recognizes the activism, innovation, and achievement of the world’s most influential individuals. Time has called the list a collection of “people who are using their ideas, their visions, their actions to transform the world and have an effect on a multitude of people.”“I am deeply honored by this recognition, which for me is a tribute to the incredible collaboration I have enjoyed over the last several years with the many artists, audiences, producers, and advocates of the arts that I have been lucky enough to work with, including the extraordinary team at the American Repertory Theater and Harvard University,” said Paulus. “It has always been my goal for theater to have an impact on the world we live in, as I know it can and should, and to be represented on this list is a thrilling sign that we are on our way.”Last year Paulus won the Tony award for best direction of a musical for her restaging of the 1970s show “Pippin,” originally by Stephen Schwartz and Roger O. Hirson. The revival, which the A.R.T. premiered and which received 10 Tony nominations, earned three other top prizes: best revival of a musical, best performance by a featured actress in a musical, and best performance by a lead actress in a musical.It was the first directorial Tony win for Paulus, who received a best director nomination in 2012 for her production of “The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess,” which won that year’s award for best revival of a musical. She also won one in 2009 for “Hair.”The A.R.T. collaborates with artists around the world to develop and create work in new ways. It is currently engaged in a number of multiyear efforts, including the Civil War Project, an initiative that will culminate in the staging of new work in the 2014-15 season. Under Paulus’s leadership, the A.R.T.’s club theater, Oberon, has become an incubator for local and emerging artists and has attracted national attention for its innovative programming and business models.As the professional theater on the campus of Harvard University, the A.R.T. catalyzes discourse, interdisciplinary collaboration, and creative exchange among a wide range of academic departments, institutions, students, and faculty members, acting as a conduit between its community of artists and the University. A.R.T. artists also teach undergraduate courses in directing, dramatic literature, acting, voice, design, and dramaturgy. The A.R.T. Institute for Advanced Theater Training, which is run in partnership with the Moscow Art Theatre School, offers graduate-level training in acting, dramaturgy, and voice.Dedicated to making great theater accessible, the A.R.T. actively engages more than 5,000 community members and local students a year in project-based partnerships, workshops, conversations with artists, and other enrichment activities both at the theater and across Greater Boston. The A.R.T. is dedicated to producing world-class performances in which the audience is central to the theatrical experience.Time’s list of its 100 most influential people will be in its May 1 issue, which appears on newsstands Friday.last_img read more


Lecture connects importance of water, religion


first_imgAssistant director for life sciences research and outreach Fr. Terrence Ehrman gave a lecture on the significance of water Tuesday night in Geddes Hall. The lecture was part three of a six-part series hosted by The Center for Theology, Science and Human Flourishing entitled “A Broader Vision of Reality: Integral Ecology within the Great Lakes Watershed,” which focuses on the intersection between the environment and religion.The lecture covered a variety of topics, including what and where water is, Great Lakes water use, a broader vision of ecology in relation to water and the theology of creation focusing on water. Ehrman said the discussion is important because water is vital to life on Earth.“As far as we know, water is essential for life,” he said. “Any planet in our solar system that we know of that has life — its requirement is water. So it’s essential for life. Water gives life.”Despite water’s importance, Ehrman said this resource is not readily accessible for a large portion of the world’s population.“There are a lot of people across the world who don’t have access to water,” he said. “There are a billion people on this planet right now who lack access to clean water, to safe water. That’s 18 percent of the population — 3.5 million people die each year from water related disease. Waterborne disease claims more lives each year than wars, and half of the world’s hospital beds are filled with people suffering from water-related illness.”Ehrman said because water is an “inalienable right,” it should be considered a “public good” and properly handled by the public.“In Catholic social understanding, access to water is an inalienable right,” he said. “As a vital element essential to survival, everyone has a right to it. But by its very nature, water cannot be treated as just another commodity among many, and it must be used rationally and in solidarity with others.”In spite of water’s value, Ehrman said, it is easy for the Midwest region to take water for granted given the Great Lakes’ vast supply of fresh water.“Of all of the water on the planet, 2.5 [percent] is fresh,” he said. “Of all that fresh [water], only 1.5 [percent] is surface water. It’s estimated that the Great Lakes are 20 percent of all the world’s fresh water … and it’s used for all sorts of different purposes and uses.”Ehrman said there are still steps that need to be taken to ensure the Great Lakes Watershed continues to be a viable resource.“I talked about areas of concern, which are identified areas within the Watershed where there has been an impairment or reduction of the chemical, physical or biological integrity of the Great Lakes Watershed and water,” he said. “ … In 2010, the Great Lakes restoration initiative was begun to accelerate efforts to protect and restore some of these areas of concern.”Water particularly connects to Scripture through its prominent featuring in creation and redemption stories, Ehrman said.“A month ago, in my first lecture, I talked about this relationship between creation and redemption,” he said. “These are two elements that need to go together. They’re two elements of God’s single divine economy of salvation. With so much of Scripture, there are images of humankind’s redemption being imaged as a new creation. So creation and redemption can’t be separated.”Ehrman said these elements are applied to the use of water in the Christian sacrament of baptism, in particular.“A Christian understanding of this image of restoration from Ezekiel finds its fullest realization and manifestation in Jesus Christ,” he said. “So when Jesus has died on the cross and his side is pierced with the lance, blood and water flow out. Jesus is the temple, he identifies himself as the temple and this water coming from the pierced side of Christ is this life-giving water. The water and the blood are images of baptism and Eucharist … baptism gives life [and] one is reborn of water in the spirit.”Tags: Great Lakes Region, The Center for Theology Science and Human Flourishing, waterlast_img read more


Notre Dame to modify student life in light of COVID-19 fears


first_imgIn light of the University suspending in-person classes until April 13, Notre Dame will remain open and adjustments to student life and offices will be made, Erin Hoffmann Harding, vice president for student affairs, said in a follow-up email.All student extracurricular activities will be suspended through April 13, and student-athletes will be contacted regarding decisions related to varsity athletics, the email said.The small population of students who cannot return home must be approved to remain in the residence halls by March 13, and the Office of Residential Life will contact these students. According to the email, North Dining Hall will open twice a day for brunch and dinner between March 15 and April 13. The dining hall will undergo a full sanitation between each meal.Faculty members will contact students regarding books and course materials, and essential materials may be shipped to students by filling out a form.“Any students who are still local or on campus should only take what they need from their rooms at this point, including passports, identification, keys, course materials, and laptops,” the email said.University Health Services (UHS) will continue operation, and students experiencing COVID-19 symptoms are advised to call UHS or their local health care providers.“If a health care provider determines that a test for COVID-19 is necessary for a student still residing on campus, the student will relocate to housing near campus and follow self-quarantine guidelines while results are in process,” the email said. “Any student who tests positive for COVID-19 will shift to self-isolation guidelines and be subject to monitoring by the local health department.”Students are encouraged to continue engaging in student services offices with most offices continuing to have normal business hours.“ If you are away from campus, please use technology (e.g., phone, email) as a first point of contact with student services offices to ensure that you reach them quickly,” the email said.The University Counseling Center will remain open for students remaining on campus and will maintain their regular business hours, and students residing in the Fischer Graduate Residences may remain until the end of their leases.Tags: coronavirus, COVID-19, Erin Hoffmann Harding, Office of Residential Lifelast_img read more


Daily Dirt: Skier Numbers Down, Climate Change Affecting Mascots, Conservation Alliance Awards


first_imgYour weekly news blog from the most trusted source in the Blue Ridge…Eagles Nest Outfitters, Black Diamond Equipment and The Forest Group win The Conservation Alliance Outstanding Partnership Award for 2014Eagles Nest Outfitters, Black Diamond Equipment and The Forest Group were the selected winners of The Conservation Alliance Outstanding Partnership Award for 2014. The award recognizes member companies who go above and beyond in building relationships with Conservation Alliance grantees.Wild South and ENO have worked together over the past year to engage thousands of people through the “Wild South Wednesdays” environmental education and advocacy campaign. The campaign has expanded to include other outdoor retailers that support Wild South’s mission and highlighted the mutual passion for protecting the South’s wild places.Conservation Alliance grantees from the past two years may nominate member companies for the award recognition.“ENO has become a major leader in the Southeast and we nominated them for this award because our ‘Wild South Wednesdays’ campaign drastically raised awareness for our work to protect the last best places and collaborate with outdoor retailers partners as well,” said Benjamin Colvin, Wild South’s Development Director.The Wild South Wednesday campaign collaborated with regional outdoor retailers and leaders including ENO, Rock Creek Outdoors, Alabama Outdoors, Mountain High Outfitters, Mast General Store, Sunrift Adventures, Deltec Homes, Footsloggers, RootsRated and others that form a network through which an impact is made on the protection of wild places and wild things in the South.Climate Change Threatens Real-Life Species Behind Iconic College MascotsA new National Wildlife Federation report details that climate change is hurting the real-life species that are mascots for many of America’s college athletic programs.Climate change is the most serious environmental threat today to many animals and plants and urgent action is needed at all levels, according to Mascot Madness: How Climate Change is Hurting School Spirit.Mascot Madness looks at the best available science on how climate change is impacting many of America’s best-known mascots, from familiar species like bears and bison to exotic cats like lions and tigers. Warmer temperatures, changing precipitation patterns, and rising sea levels are altering habitat in ways that can affect animals’ diet, range and behavior:Wolverines (U. of Michigan) rely on deep snowpack for building dens to raise their young and may be declared a threatened species as the climate continues to warm.Terrapins (U. of Maryland) and Gators (U. of Florida) face reproductive threats. When alligators overheat, more eggs hatch as males. In contrast, terrapins produce more females in hotter temperatures. Imbalances in sex ratios like these can be a threat to sustaining healthy populations.The entire range of the critically-endangered red wolf, a real-life inspiration for the North Carolina State Wolfpack, is found at only three feet elevation or less, making them extremely vulnerable to rising sea levels and hurricanes.Buckeyes (Ohio State) are threatened by stronger storms, deeper droughts, and more intense heat waves fueled by climate change and are being pushed to migrate north – into rival territory in Michigan.The National Wildlife Federation is America’s largest conservation organization inspiring Americans to protect wildlife for our children’s future.National Ski and Snowboard Visits Off 1.3 Percent Due to Dry West CoastThe National Ski Areas Association (NSAA) estimated that U.S. ski areas tallied an estimated 56.2 million skier and snowboarder visits during the 2013-14 season—a figure short of the 10-year industry average of 57.3 million, and down 1.3 percent from last season’s 56.9 million skier visits.If the West Coast had experienced an average amount of skier visits, nationally the ski industry would have been close to another record season.“With the drought and a rough start to the season in the Far West, an abundance of cold and snow in the East and Midwest, and near-perfect conditions in many parts of the Rocky Mountains, it’s hard to imagine a more complicated weather pattern over the course of one season,” said Michael Berry, NSAA president.Most of the country had a positive season, with the four resort regions from the Rockies to the Atlantic posting gains relative to last season and 10-season averages. Good snowfall contributed to increased visits in the Southeast (15 percent), Rocky Mountains (6.4 percent), Midwest (4.1 percent), and Northeast (0.6 percent)—collectively a 5.3 percent increase over last season and their third-best season in 36 years of available estimates.By contrast the Pacific Northwest and Pacific Southwest had very low snowfall well into the season, enough to drive a 27.7 percent decline in visits: a 27.5 percent drop for the Pacific Northwest and a 27.8 percent drop for the Pacific Southwest, reducing visitation to the second lowest level in 36 years.In longer perspective, visits nationally were up 10.2 percent in 2013-14 from a recent low of 51 million visits in 2011-12, and down 7.2 percent from the record high of 60.5 million in 2010-11.For more information visit NSAA.org.last_img read more


Operation Unitas’ Vessels Take over the Colombian Caribbean


first_img The Colombian Caribbean is hosting the 54th instance of the exercise, in which 1,800 sailors are visiting ‘La Heróica’ in 16 ships and two submarines, in order to conduct combined operations by means of a multinational force in a regional scenario with transnational threats and complex naval war environments. “The aim of these exercises is interoperability, for the navies of the continent to operate jointly in a very quick way so they can develop exercises to defend sovereignty, perform basic maritime interdiction, and confront transnational crime and the new threats of drug and human trafficking. The final goal is to consolidate procedures and mechanisms to develop a multinational force at any given time,” Admiral Hernándo Wills Vélez, Colombian National Navy Commander, stated. The National Navy is participating with a surface and submarine fleetcomposed of its four frigates: the ARC ‘Almirante Padilla,’ the ARC ‘Antioquia,’ and the ARC ‘Independiente’; and its two U209A-type oceanic submarines: the ARC ‘Pijao’ and the ARC ‘Tayrona.’ These ships are part of the Colombian fleet that was recently modernized in the first phase of ‘Plan Orión’ in Colombia’s own Cotecmar shipyard, one of the companies of the Defense’s Social and Enterprise Group (GSED). For the second time, the Colombian National Navy is hosting Operation Unitas, an international naval exercise where ships from different countries are performing different simulated military operations from September 6-15. “For Colombia, it is very important to host this exercise and it is a big challenge for the Colombian Navy; it will allow the Colombian military forces to continue being a benchmark in the international arena,” Admiral Wills said. This annual exercise is organized by the Unites States Southern Command (USSOUTHCOM), and seeks to improve the mutual friendship and cooperation between participating armed forces, promote human rights and International Humanitarian Law (IHL) awareness, standardize operational planning procedures and increase awareness through professional conferences in the port phase. By Dialogo September 10, 2013 Operation Unitas is a key exercise for Colombia because the National Navy is being strengthened by exchanging naval combat experiences, as well as by the ‘Cerrando Espacios’ (Closing Spaces) strategy for the fight against drugs, goods, weapons, currency trafficking and illegal immigration, in order to continue producing enduring and concrete results against transnational crime affecting the peace of Colombian citizens.last_img read more


Colombian Navy Destroys Cocaine Processing Compound


first_imgBy Myriam Ortega/Diálogo June 22, 2018 The Colombian Navy destroyed a cocaine hydrochloride storage and processing compound near the Gulf of Urabá on May 9, 2018. Authorities discovered the cocaine processing compound, consisting of four small workshops, six storage buildings and a camp built to house 12 people, in a rural area of the municipality of Ungía, Chocó. “Troops from the 16th Marine Corps River Battalion operating as part of Joint Task Force Titán, with support from the Urabá Coast Guard Station and the National Police, discovered the complex,” Marine Corps Lieutenant Colonel Wisner Paz Palomeque, commander of the 16th Marine Corps River Battalion, told Diálogo. “We inflicted this blow on the organized armed group [GAO] Gulf Clan using the Navy’s Radiance Strategy and intelligence from the [16th] battalion.” Radiance Strategy seeks to curtail drug trafficking, the main source of income for GAO such as the Gulf Clan and National Liberation Army. The strategy is executed through joint, integrated, and focused efforts to attack all stages of the cocaine hydrochloride production process. The plan seeks to prevent drug use, trafficking, and the spread of violence drug trafficking precipitates. Navy experts destroyed the complex in a controlled manner. The facility had the capacity to produce 3.5 tons of cocaine hydrochloride per month. The Navy seized 9,000 liters of liquid raw materials and 1,715 kilograms of dry goods used to process coca. Authorities also found three distillation devices known as “Martians,” a vacuum packer, and various pieces of equipment used to process the alkaloid. According to the Navy, the complex also contained 1,000 kg of food supplies, bunks, blankets, and other provisions to survive in the area. The operation “The area was accessed by sea,” Marine Corps Lieutenant Colonel Sandro Alonso Gallardo Ropero, commander of the 1st Marine Corps Brigade, told Diálogo. “Both the 16th Marine Corps River Battalion and the Urabá Coast Guard Station trained in the skills used to achieve this successful operation.” “One of the clues that led to the infrastructure’s detection were the tracks on the ground leading to a hamlet known as Tumarado,” Lt. Col. Paz explained. “Upon arriving on site, it became evident that the infrastructure was covered with artificial vegetation in an attempt to shield it from aerial detection.” The National Police’s Special Criminal Investigation Operations Group, in charge of drug testing and taking the necessary legal steps to destroy the infrastructure, assisted with the operation. “A total of 36 men participated. The operation was carried out in one day, but the intelligence work that led to the discovery of the infrastructure was spread out over more than three months,” Lt. Col. Paz said. The region and its people The compound was in a strategic location for narcotraffickers. Its proximity to Panama facilitates the traffic of drugs northward. The swampy terrain also makes it hard for authorities to access the area. “The Urabá or Chocó areas are dominated by rivers, and full of marshes. The Atrato River, the [region’s] largest, empties into the Gulf of Urabá,” Lt. Col. Gallardo said. “One has to navigate natural obstacles, almost all related to deep bodies of water. Air operations are sometimes limited by the region’s heavy rainfall patterns.” “Criminal activities from all the terrorist groups this country has seen affected the department of Chocó,” Lt. Col. Gallardo said. “The community cannot forget the violent terrorist acts these municipalities witnessed in the past.”last_img read more


6 growth strategies for small/medium credit unions


first_img 42SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Glenn Christensen Glenn Christensen is Founder and President of CEO Advisory Group the first Merger and Acquisitions consultancy focusing on the credit union industry.As a visionary and entrepreneurial leader with 25 … Web: www.ceoadvisory.com Details Sustained growth can seem insurmountable as a small credit union or medium-sized credit union in a large market.Nearly 80% of industry membership growth is attributed to the 435 credit unions with over $500 million in assets according to a CEO Advisory Group growth study. This study, which spanned the five year period 2008 to 2013, identified credit union peer groups below $50 million having declining membership growth in aggregate. As shown in the table below, over half the credit unions in peer groups below $50 million had negative membership growth.Growth has indeed been difficult to achieve for smaller credit unions. Yet despite a difficult operating and competitive environment a number of credit unions have found strategies to successfully grow. So what are some of the strategies your credit union can employ as a small credit union to fuel member, loan and share growth?Business strategies become outdated and need to be updated to by taking an honest evaluation of the situation.A good start is to examine the membership base.Is the field of membership expanding or contracting? Do you have the ability to grow market share or is it stagnant/declining?Many credit unions are struggling as the sponsors have downsized or their communities have been burdened by longstanding recession.Successful credit unions are often able to ride the coattails of an expanding economy as opposed to fighting furiously for fractional improvements for market share in a declining market base.A thorough examination of the current and projected market prospects will help guide your decision in where to make strategic resource allocations.For many smaller credit unions the focus will need to be on specific market niches with good growth prospects where they can make a difference.Assess the Value PropositionDemographics and technology have combined to alter consumer expectations for financial services. Friendly tellers and a branch near your sponsor’s headquarters location just isn’t enough to sustain a credit union for the long run. And the “great rate” perception credit unions have worked so hard to attain may no longer be viable with large credit union competitors and non-banks entering your market space.As a boutique credit union you cannot be all things to all people. Focus is critical. Align your products, delivery, and marketing in a way that the brand resonates with the market niche.Enhance Your FacilitiesAre your branches looking tired? Has it been years since they were last updated?Revitalizing your branch can often spur new growth. Your branch serves as a billboard to members and prospective members. The branch exterior and interior are “moments of truth” in the member experience.A branch audit is a good first step to begin prioritizing the resource allocation for your branches. This audit can include an assessment of the location or whether the credit union would be better served by relocating the branch to a different market or a more favorable location within the existing market.Enhance Your Online PresenceIt is no longer adequate to mark off on the checklist that you have a website, home banking, and bill payment and feel like you’re done.A credit union’s online presence must meet the demanding expectations of members young and old. Increasingly members research their products and services online. If your site does not deliver, members will go elsewhere. Credit union executives must now become usability experts. The online and mobile customer experience is critical.Establish very clear goals for what you want your web/mobile presence to accomplish. Begin tracking and rewarding on the basis of goals attained. Your credit union needs to understand the sales funnel and how members track through the different stages of the purchase journey.Embrace Digital MarketingDigital marketing is in many ways a chance for smaller credit unions to level the playing field. While it may be cost prohibitive to open new branches, digital marketing enables credit unions to enhance brand awareness within a targeted segment of the market.Social media, remarketing, targeted ads, and marketing automation all provide opportunities for credit unions willing to invest resources and develop expertise.MergersCredit unions are increasingly looking for strategic mergers as a pathway to growth. Partnering with another credit union can enhance the competitiveness of both credit unions. Your credit union may consider merging with another credit union in the same market to build market share and efficiency. Alternatively, you may consider a merger with a credit union in an adjoining market to achieve a larger footprint. Out of state mergers have also become more prevalent, and bring with it other benefits.The merger options include merging in a smaller credit union, a merger of equals and merging into a larger credit union. Credit unions should evaluate the options using a systematic approach in an effort to reduce the “merger emotions”. The assessment should consider the impact of each decision on members, employees, community and credit union financial performance.While growth may be hard to generate for many small and medium credit unions there continue to be opportunities.Reinvesting in growth is critical for not only surviving by thriving. While there may be comfort in staying the course and seeing the net worth ratio grow into the high teens and twenties, the long term success of your credit union is predicated on wise allocation of resources for future growth.last_img read more


FlixBus and Uber have joined forces as part of providing integrated transportation


first_imgThe needs of today’s modern traveler are primarily speed, online ticket purchase and easy arrival to the final destination, or drive from door to door. In the past, this was only possible by car, and it is integrated transport that represents the sustainable travel of the future. ˝FlixBus has long been perceived as a mobile partner, primarily as a partner to the traveler. Through the years of our presence on the market, we have proven that we are not just transport from point A to point B, but a sustainable mode of transport and part of integrated passenger transport. Through buses, trains, planes and public transport, we have reached cooperation with cars, ie Uber, as the last step in the safe transport of passengers to its final address.˝, said Ante Grbeša, director for FlixBus CEE South region. The two passenger transport service providers FlixBus and Uber are starting cooperation in Croatia. As part of the collaboration, FlixBus and Uber will combine their strengths in technology and traditional passenger transport to provide passengers with an easy ride and a door-to-door travel experience. Source / photo: FlixBus The concept of integrated transport allows passengers easy transport from door to door with additional benefits and offers a solution for the last kilometers to their own homes or to the bus station. To make it easier to use this service, Uber has activated a special feature within its mobile app. Virtual stations supported by GPS coordinates will ensure the recognition of the place of pick-up of passengers at the bus stations to which FlixBus arrives. If the passenger finds himself in a situation where other forms of transport are not available or are available in part or the passenger travels with a lot of luggage early in the morning or late in the middle of the night and needs to cross the last kilometers to the final destination, this service will ensure easy arrival. . Integrated transport involving a combination of multiple forms of transport over longer distances is key to sustainable driving. In order for this model to be an alternative to the use of passenger cars, good connectivity and cooperation is important.”We are proud that after France and Germany, the cooperation with FlixBus continued in Croatia, because this agreement represents a unique partnership for us in Europe. It also reaffirms Uber’s role as a key player in the wider transport network and its commitment to the development of multimodal mobility.”, Said Davor Tremac, Uber’s general manager for Southeast Europe. After this form of cooperation was well accepted in France, and then in Germany, the cooperation continues in Croatia, more precisely in Zagreb, Zadar, Split, Šibenik, Dubrovnik, Rijeka, Pula, Poreč and Umag. last_img read more