Matthew McConaughey Saying ‘All Right, All Right, All Right’: Video

first_img– Advertisement – The How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days star explained the origin of the remark in a 2011 interview with George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight. He was not even supposed to work the night he filmed the iconic scene, but director Richard Linklater put him in at the last minute, forcing McConaughey to ad-lib.“I’m nervous. First scene ever on film,” he recalled during the sit-down. “Right before we’re about to shoot, I’ve got friends in the car. I’m going, ‘All right.’ I’ve been listening to this live Doors album, and in between two of the songs, [Jim] Morrison goes, ‘All right, all right, all right, all right.’”Rory Cochrane, Matthew McConaughey Dazed and ConfusedRory Cochrane and Matthew McConaughey in ‘Dazed and Confused.’ Universal/Gramercy/Kobal/ShutterstockMcConaughey used the recording as motivation for his character’s development. “So right before we’re about to go, I’m like, ‘What is Wooderson about? What’s he about?’ And I go, ‘Man, he’s about four things. He’s about his car, he’s about getting high, he’s about rock ‘n’ roll and picking up chicks,’” he detailed. “I go, ‘I’m in my car, I’m high as a kite, I’m listening to rock ‘n’ roll.’ ‘Action.’ ‘And there’s the chick. All right, all right, all right.’ Three out of four.”- Advertisement – He wouldn’t be Matthew McConaughey without a little “all right.” The actor is proud of his catchphrase decades after he first uttered the words on the big screen.McConaughey, 51, made the phrase “all right, all right, all right” famous when he starred as David Wooderson in the 1993 film Dazed and Confused. Since then, the Oscar winner has used the fan favorite line during acceptance speeches at major awards shows and in interviews here and there.Matthew McConaughey Brown SuitMatthew McConaughey attends the ‘Serenity’ film premiere on January 23, 2019 in New York City. Evan Agostini/Invision/AP/Shutterstock- Advertisement –center_img The Serenity star admitted in a 2018 interview with Men’s Journal that the line never gets old. “Look, ‘all right, all right, all right’ has become a national sort of moniker,” he said at the time. “People say it all the time, and they want me to say it. I’ve got no trouble giving it back to them. For me, it’s original and genuine because they’re the first three words I ever said in a job that I got, that hell, I didn’t know if it was gonna be a hobby. It could have been my only gig. It ended up being a career.”Watch the video above to relive McConaughey’s best deliveries of his catchphrase!Listen to Us Weekly’s Hot Hollywood as each week the editors of Us break down the hottest entertainment news stories!- Advertisement –last_img

Counting continues in Georgia, where Biden holds a narrow edge over Trump.

first_imgThe candidates had been locked in a virtual dead heat for much of Thursday, with each controlling about 49.4 percent of the vote but with Mr. Trump maintaining a slight lead. As absentee ballots were counted early Friday, particularly in the Atlanta suburb of Clayton County, Mr. Biden continued to increase his lead.Mr. Biden’s late surge in this year’s count, thanks to his dominance in Atlanta, Savannah and the increasingly Democratic-friendly suburbs around both, transformed the competition in a traditionally Republican-leaning state into one of the closest contests in the nation.As the count narrowed and it appeared that the two candidates would be separated by the slimmest of margins, Democrats urged voters in the state to fix ballots that had been rejected because of invalid or missing signatures before the deadline on Friday evening.- Advertisement – As the hours ticked by overnight and more ballots from Democratic strongholds in Georgia were counted, Mr. Biden steadily closed the gap with Mr. Trump. On Wednesday morning, about 60,000 votes separated the candidates in Georgia. By 3 a.m. Friday, that margin had narrowed to fewer than 700. Then under 500. And when a tally was released shortly before 5 a.m., Mr. Biden was in the lead.While it is not clear how many votes are left to be counted, the latest official estimates suggested that it was 5,000 to 10,000. Those who voted absentee — a group that this year has been heavily Democratic — can check online to see whether election officials have accepted or rejected their ballots. Absentee ballots are often rejected when the voter forgets to sign or uses a signature that does not match the one on file with the state, in some cases because the filed signature is many years old. Election officials are supposed to contact voters in such cases but are not always able to do so. Voters have until 5 p.m. on Friday to submit an affidavit form to “cure” such ballots. With Georgia hanging in the balance as the last votes are counted, national Democrats — including Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York — are amplifying the message in hopes of salvaging every vote possible.Mr. Trump spurred near-record turnout in the rural southwestern parts of the state bordering Alabama and the Florida Panhandle, the white outer suburbs and small cities, and the Appalachian northwest, which touches deep-red Tennessee.While Mr. Biden was powered by high turnout among Black voters in Atlanta, he also flipped some suburban white voters in the moderate suburban counties that ring the city.At a drive-in rally in Atlanta last week, Mr. Biden said, “We win Georgia, we win everything.” – Advertisement – Joseph R. Biden Jr. has pulled ahead of President Trump by about 1,100 votes in Georgia, a state with 16 electoral votes where a win would bring the former vice president to 269, or within one electoral vote of the presidency. If Mr. Biden were to win Georgia and then win Nevada or Arizona — both states in which he is leading — or Pennsylvania, where the continued counting of ballots is cutting into Mr. Trump’s advantage, he would become president-elect.- Advertisement – Flipping Georgia, a state last won by a Democrat in 1992, and where Mr. Trump won by more than 200,000 votes four years ago, would represent a significant political shift this year, but the state has shown signs of trending blue. When Mr. Trump defeated Hillary Clinton in 2016, he did so by five percentage points, a far slimmer margin than Republicans had enjoyed in previous presidential elections.- Advertisement –last_img

Premier League discontinues pay-per-view model | Football News

first_img– Advertisement – The Premier League has announced that all fixtures until at least the New Year period will be made available to fans to watch live in the UK.The announcement signals that the Premier League has decided to discontinue its initiative to make games available through a pay-per-view model.- Advertisement – In a statement, the league confirmed: ‘Working with our broadcast partners, and with the support of clubs, all matches will be shown via existing Sky Sports, BT Sport, Amazon and BBC services. Details of the first additional selections covering the period until the end of November are announced today. December and January selections will follow in due course alongside our usual UK live matches.‘There is a full schedule of Premier League games over the festive period and clubs are committed to an accessible solution for fans. These plans have been made with the cooperation of our broadcast partners, working with us to deliver these additional matches while stadiums are missing the supporters who are such an integral part of the game.‘The agreement will be reviewed in the new year following consultation with clubs, broadcast partners and in line with any decisions made by Government regarding the return of spectators to stadiums.- Advertisement – Newcastle United vs Chelsea – Kick-off 12.30pmAston Villa vs Brighton – Kick-off 3pmTottenham v Man City – Kick-off 5.30pm, Live on Sky SportsManchester United vs West Brom – Kick-off 8pmSunday November 22Fulham vs Everton – Kick-off 12pmSheffield United vs West Ham – Kick-off 2pm, Live on Sky SportsLeeds United vs Arsenal – Kick-off 4.30pm, Live on Sky SportsLiverpool vs Leicester City – Kick-off 7.15pm, Live on Sky SportsMonday November 23Burnley vs Crystal Palace – Kick-off 5.30pm, Live on Sky SportsWolves vs Southampton – Kick-off 8pm, Live on Sky SportsFriday November 27Crystal Palace vs Newcastle – Kick-off 8pmSaturday November 28Brighton vs Liverpool – Kick-off 12.30pmMan City vs Burnley – Kick-off 3pmEverton vs Leeds – Kick-off 5.30pm, Live on Sky SportsWest Brom vs Sheffield United – Kick-off 8pm, Live on Sky SportsSunday November 29Southampton vs Man Utd – Kick-off 2pm, Live on Sky SportsChelsea vs Tottenham – Kick-off 4.30pm, Live on Sky SportsArsenal vs Wolves – Kick-off 7.15pm, Live on Sky SportsMonday November 30Leicester City v Fulham – Kick-off 5.30pm, Live on Sky SportsWest Ham vs Aston Villa – Kick-off 8pm, Live on Sky SportsConfirmed Premier League fixtures on Sky SportsSat Nov 21: Tottenham vs Man City – Kick-Off 5.30pmSun Nov 22: Sheffield United vs West Ham – Kick-Off 2pmSun Nov 22: Leeds vs Arsenal – Kick-Off 4.30pmSun Nov 22: Liverpool vs Leicester City – Kick-off 7.15pmMon Nov 23: Burnley vs Crystal Palace – Kick-off 5.30pmMon Nov 23: Wolves vs Southampton – Kick-off 8pmSat Nov 28: Everton vs Leeds – Kick-Off 5.30pmSat Nov 28: West Brom vs Sheffield United – Kick-Off 8pmSun Nov 29: Southampton vs Man Utd – Kick-Off 2pmSun Nov 29: Chelsea vs Tottenham – Kick-Off 4.30pmSun Nov 29: Arsenal vs Wolves – Kick-Off 7.15pmMon Nov 30: Leicester vs Fulham – Kick-Off 5.30pmMon Nov 30: West Ham vs Aston Villa – Kick-Off 8pmMore fixtures to follow in due course ‘The Premier League and our clubs remain committed to the safe return of fans as soon as possible.’Following the rearrangement of the Premier League’s fixtures, Sky Sports will broadcast 13 live games over the remaining two rounds this month, including Liverpool vs Leicester on Sunday November 22.November’s Premier League rearranged scheduleSaturday November 21- Advertisement –last_img

Reports blame Florida botulism cases on misused toxin

first_imgDec 15, 2004 (CIDRAP News) – Four Floridians suffering from botulism were injected with massive doses of a botulinum toxin that was not approved for use on humans, according to news reports based on court documents filed by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA)A suspended physician working at a clinic in Oakland Park, Fla., injected himself and three other people with botulinum toxin that he had prepared as if it were Botox, a licensed drug, rather than the far more potent, raw toxin it was, according to reports by the Associated Press (AP) and the South Florida Sun-Sentinel in Fort Lauderdale. Botox is used to smooth facial wrinkles and treat certain muscle disorders.The clinic, called Advanced Integrated Medical Center, had bought the toxin from List Biological Laboratories in Campbell, Calif., according to the reports. The FDA gave details of the case in an application to a federal court for a warrant to search List Biological.The FDA said the company’s botulinum toxin is not licensed or legally salable for human use, the AP reported. FDA agents searched the business Dec 9.Allergan Inc., manufacturer of Botox, estimated that the vial of toxin ordered by the Florida clinic might have contained as much as 10 million units, as compared with 100 units of botulinum toxin in a vial of Botox, the company said in a Dec 13 statement. One hundred units of the toxin amounts to only “billionths of a gram,” the company said.The four patients received injections to treat wrinkles at the Florida Clinic Nov 23 and 24 and fell ill a few days later, according to the latest reports. Early suspicions had fallen on Botox as a possible cause of the illnesses.Allergan’s executive vice president and general counsel, Douglas Ingram, said the FDA document confirmed the company’s conclusion that Botox played no role in the cases and is a safe product.Yesterday’s Sun-Sentinel report said the four patients were “virtually paralyzed in critical but stable condition.” The patients have been identified as Bach McComb and Alma “AJ” Hall, hospitalized in Bayonne, N.J.; and Eric and Bonnie Kaplan, hospitalized in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.McComb is an osteopathic physician whose Florida license was suspended in 2003 because of allegations that he prescribed excessive amounts of painkillers, according to the AP.As reported by the Sun-Sentinel, the FDA document said that McComb asked a clinic worker named Thomas M. Toia to order a vial of botulinum toxin from List. Toia told federal agents that List personnel who took his order asked only his name, address, and billing information.The toxin is shipped as a powder and is mixed with saline solution before use, the report said. Toia said that when the vial arrived Nov 23, McComb began mixing it with 10 milliliters of saline, as he would have done for a standard vial of Botox. Toia told agents he estimated that the vial was equal to 20,000 units of Botox and warned McComb to dilute it with much more saline.But McComb brushed off the warning, the report said. He injected himself and Hall with the preparation the same day and injected the Kaplans the next day.The Sun-Sentinel quoted “Botox experts” as saying a fatal dose of Botox would be 3,000 to 5,000 units.Federal and state agents had previously reported they were investigating whether the Florida clinic had bought unlicensed botulinum toxin products from Toxin Research International in Tucson, Ariz., which sells a toxin labeled for use only in animal research, according to the Sun-Sentinel. Agents said they found that the Tucson company buys its toxin from List, the newspaper said.The FDA investigators said in the court documents that they had found evidence that Toxin Research was promoting its toxin to cosmetic surgeons for use on people, the newspaper reported.Botulinum toxin is made by the bacteria Clostridium botulinum, which is widespread in the environment. The bacteria themselves (and their spores) are harmless, but the toxin is considered the most lethal known poison. It binds to nerve endings where they join muscles, leading to weakness or paralysis. Recovery from botulism occurs when the nerves grow new endings, which can take months, according to the FDA.Botulism cases are commonly linked to contaminated food, especially improperly home-canned food. Babies can contract botulism by ingesting food containing C botulinum spores, which may germinate and grow in a baby’s colon because the intestinal bacteria in infants are not fully developed, according to the FDA.See also:CIDRAP overview of botulismFDA Consumer article on botulinum toxinhttp://www.fda.gov/fdac/features/095_bot.htmllast_img

Congress slashes pandemic preparedness funding

first_imgDec 20, 2007 (CIDRAP News) – The 2008 omnibus spending bill passed by Congress this week earmarks only $76 million for influenza pandemic preparedness funding, far below the Bush administration’s $870 million request.The President’s advisors have indicated he will sign the bill when it reaches his desk, according to several media reports.The reduction in pandemic preparedness funding appears to be the most significant cut to President Bush’s spending proposals, Government Executive reported yesterday.The House and Senate appropriations committees said their rationale for cutting the 2008 pandemic preparation budget was based on a $1.2 billion amount remaining from previous appropriations, according Government Executive.However, Rich Hamburg, director of governmental relations for Trust for America’s Health (TFAH), a nonprofit health advocacy group based in Washington, DC, told CIDRAP News that the $1.2 billion represents one-time funding that is mostly intended for buying vaccines and antiviral medications.The 2008 omnibus bill contains no one-time spending items, he said. “The appropriations committees may have thought that this was a tough budget and that it was hard to make a case that all of the pandemic funding was needed right now,” Hamburg said.To maintain momentum on pandemic preparedness efforts, Congress could fold the funding into the 2009 budget or put budget requests into emergency supplements, Hamburg said.In the past, some public health officials have argued that emergency supplemental funding has a downside for local preparedness efforts, because reliable funding is needed to boost local public health capacity and provide more “boots on the ground” to respond to emergencies.Other cuts that affect pandemic preparedness include a $6 million reduction in the $53 million requested for the National Disaster Medical System, an office of the US Department of Health and Human Service (HHS) that helps state and local officials manage the medical impact of major disasters, Government Executive reported.The approved funding includes the administration’s $158 million request for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s pandemic preparations, but Hamburg said even that amount was subject to a 1.74% spending cut applied to all domestic programs.In its annual report on state and federal preparedness programs, released 2 days ago, TFAH said funding shortfalls at the federal level threaten to derail or reverse progress states have made in boosting the nation’s public health emergency preparedness.TFAH reported that even the Bush administration’s 2008 request for $870 million represented a 25% cut from 2005 public health preparedness funding levels.”Although the federal government has made a substantial investment in public health and pandemic preparedness, the funding has been inconsistent and unpredictable,” the group said.See also:Dec 18 TFAH press release, with links to complete reporthttp://healthyamericans.org/reports/bioterror07/HHS budget request briefing document (with emergency preparedness information on page 102)http://www.hhs.gov/budget/08budget/2008BudgetInBrief.pdflast_img

Cost, resistance aired in HHS webcast on antivirals

first_imgDec 17, 2008 (CIDRAP News) – Cost issues and the risk of viral resistance drew considerable attention today in an online presentation by federal health officials on their revised guidance regarding use of antiviral drugs in an influenza pandemic.The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released two guidance documents this week, one on antiviral use in general and one on employer stockpiling of antivirals.The general guidance says national and state antiviral stockpiles will be reserved mainly for treating the sick in a pandemic. It says that healthcare and emergency workers likely to be exposed to the sick should receive preventive antiviral treatment, with the doses provided by their employers.The guidance on employer stockpiling supports the general guidance, recommending that businesses and organizations that employ workers likely to be exposed to infection provide prophylactic antiviral treatment for them. It also says that critical infrastructure employers should strongly consider providing antiviral prophylaxis for essential workers.In today’s HHS “PlanFirst” webcast, Dr. Benjamin Schwartz, MD, said the retail costs of the two recommended antivirals, oseltamivir (Tamiflu) and zanamivir (Relenza), range from about $50 to $80 per treatment course.It may be possible for some groups, particularly healthcare organizations, to buy the drugs at a much lower cost through their state health department, but this would be limited to groups working with health departments as part of state pandemic planning, said Schwartz, who is senior science advisor with HHS’s National Vaccine Program Office.The other option for organizations seeking to buy antivirals, Schwartz said, is to participate in manufacturer programs that permit groups to reserve a supply by paying a small annual fee per treatment course. The manufacturer keeps the doses up to date, and in the event of a pandemic, the buyer pays the wholesale price for delivery of the product. Both Roche, maker of Tamiflu, and GlaxoSmithKline, maker of Relenza, offer such programs.”It could almost be looked at as pandemic insurance,” Schwartz said.However, the cost of an antiviral program is more than just the per-regimen amount, HHS officials said. Workers who will receive the drugs will need medical screening, and there will be storage and dispensing costs as well.The HHS acknowledges the risk that a pandemic virus develops resistance to the antiviral drugs. Schwartz noted that one of the three subtypes of seasonal influenza, A/H1N1, recently has shown increased resistance to oseltamivir.”What is the implication of this?” Schwartz said. “I have to emphasize that this one virus is largely resistant, whereas other flu viruses that are circulating and the avian H5N1 virus remain susceptible to Tamiflu and Relenza. The types of changes, the mutations that have made the H1N1 virus resistant are unlikely to occur in a pandemic virus, so therefore we have not changed our recommendations for planning and stockpiling.”He also commented later, “It’s possible that resistance might occur to one drug but not the other, and because of that, some level of diversification between the two products is wise.”The national stockpile of antivirals is about 80% oseltamivir and 20% zanamivir, according to HHS. The reason it’s divided this way, said Schwartz, is that oseltamivir as an oral drug spreads throughout the body, whereas zanamivir is inhaled and therefore may work best in the respiratory tract.”So there may be a theoretical benefit to Tamiflu,” he said. “Tamiflu may also be a little bit easier to stockpile and there’s a little more flexibility with use because you can go down to a lower age.” (Oseltamivir is approved for treatment and prophylaxis in persons 1 year and older; zanamivir is approved for treatment of those aged 7 years and older and for prophylactic use in those aged 5 years and up.)In response to a question, Schwartz said the national stockpile includes some pediatric doses of antivirals. Relenza does not come in a pediatric dose, he said, adding, “It’s possible to open up the Tamiflu capsule and put the material from it in a syrup or liquid and dispense it in that way.””I would reassure people that there is drug available for treatment of their children if their children become ill,” he said.Another question from a listener was whether school teachers and staff are included in the HHS recommendations for prophylactic antiviral treatment.Lisa Koonin, MN, MPH, replied that schools would probably be closed early in a pandemic, a step that would help protect teachers and staff. Koonin is senior adviser in the Influenza Coordinating Unit at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.In other comments, Schwartz said there is no evidence that the two antiviral drugs are harmful in pregnant women, “so for read more

WHO likely to counsel restraint on antivirals for H1N1

first_img Shindo said the WHO has little information so far about the results of antiviral treatment in novel H1N1 cases and wants countries to communicate their findings. In particular, the agency has very little information about the effectiveness of late treatment with oseltamivir or about results with zanamivir. For both drugs, the manufacturers say treatment should be started within 48 hours after illness onset. May 12, 2009 (CIDRAP News) – The World Health Organization (WHO) plans to release clinical guidance that will say most patients sick with the novel H1N1 influenza (swine flu) will not need antiviral treatment, but the drugs should be considered for high-risk groups, a WHO official said today. “European countries, which are mainly importing their cases, have been using antivirals very aggressively,” she said. “Countries like Mexico and the United States are trying to save their treatment for patients with underlying conditions and also the other groups at increased risk, such as pregnant women.” Besides discussing antivirals, the WHO clinical guidance will recommend simple supportive treatment such as antipyretics and hydration, Shindo said. CDC guidance on antiviralshttp://www.cdc.gov/h1n1flu/recommendations.htm Children and youth on long-time aspirin therapy At a CDC news briefing today, Dr. Anne Schuchat said, in response to a question about extensive antivral use in Europe, that the focus in the United States is on using antivirals for treatment of sick people, whereas some other countries are using antivirals to try to prevent the virus from spreading from infected travelers to others. Since geographic containment of the virus is no longer possible in the United States, the emphasis is on reducing its impact, she noted. “It largely depends on the availability of antivirals,” she said. Later she commented, “We don’t have a really strong position on the use of antivirals, because it’s part of their national pandemic preparedness plan.” The CDC and WHO say the new virus is sensitive to oseltamivir and zanamivir (the neuraminidase inhibitors) but resistant to amantadine and rimantadine (the adamantanes). Later she added, “We will recommend to consider the use of antivirals for high-risk groups or the group of people at increased risk, depending on availability.” Nursing home residents Yesterday the WHO said the new virus usually causes only a mild illness in otherwise healthy people. Shindo emphasized that the use of antiviral treatment in any given country will be strongly influenced by the availability of the drugs and the country’s pandemic preparedness plan.center_img See also: Also, in some human H5N1 cases in Vietnam, the rise of oseltamivir resistance was ascribed to “suboptimal treatment doses,” she said, adding, “So public health officials may decide to use antivirals aggressively because that’s what they’ve been preparing for and that’s part of their pandemic preparedness plan.” Shindo also commented that antivirals are being used much more extensively for H1N1 in Europe than in North America. Children under 5 Shindo was asked if the aggressive use of antivirals in Europe might contribute to resistance to the drugs. She replied that the rise of osletamivir resistance in seasonal H1N1 viruses over the past 2 years seemed unrelated to use of the drug, as it arose in areas where oseltamivir was not often prescribed for seasonal flu. As described by Shindo, the WHO guidance on antivirals will probably align with what the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is recommending. The CDC’s interim clinical guidance says that patients who have an uncomplicated febrile illness typically do not need antiviral treatment unless they are at risk for complications. High-risk groups are the same as those for seasonal flu: “Soon we will be publishing initial guidance for clinical management for this disease,” said Dr. Nikki Shindo, leader of the WHO clinical team for response to the H1N1 epidemic, speaking at a news briefing. “We are highlighting the fact that most of the patients will not require hospitalization or antiviral therapy.” Pregnant women People with chronic medical conditions or immunosuppression WHO’s novel H1N1 flu page Adults 65 and olderlast_img

Get off the highway and meet our beautiful one – I “discovered” the Korana and Aquatika rivers

first_imgYou know the feeling when you are “in a hurry” for the annual, and we can’t all understand that a trip to the sea is actually a vacation in itself and you should experience the trip. Yes, and travel is a vacation, so I personally like to see and experience as much as possible and I always watch what is in my way between point A and point B. So it was this time. An integral part of every holiday is monitoring the condition of the roads, I do not have to say that I of course did not follow niit checked and again I am glad I did not. Namely, after I drove from Lučki in a column in the direction of Istria, which I am visiting for the third time in a month, which tells you everything, I got stuck in a column with the announcement that it is waiting for me all the way to Istria.I looked at the woman and said: Dear, how about we go down and jump into the cold Koran? And to make sure he would dock, I immediately whispered to my son that there was an aquarium full of fish right there… And of course how my plan worked. A woman loves swimming,  son of a fish and here we are, we have already entered the Aquatika freshwater aquarium in Google Maps and set off…Luckily I didn’t listen to the navigation but looked at the signs, talked a bit, so somehow before the aquarium I wandered to the Koran and the city beach. The first picture was a landscaped park, a beautiful restaurant and a children’s playground full of animal sculptures, which was a winning combination and a sign of how we stop here.What we saw really thrilled us… Instead of the crowds and the column of cars in which we found ourselves, we are in the middle of beautiful nature, and practically in the center of one city. The breathtaking scene and that wow effect got me too. Bravo Karlovac. I drank coffee with a beautiful view of the river where people bathe. I know that this sentence may be funny to the inhabitants of Karlovac County, but it is funny to me to think of swimming in rivers from the position of my native Zagreb or the current me as a Vinkovci citizen. You don’t swim in our rivers in the city center.After coffee and my son’s introduction to the mini zoo on the playground next to the Korana, we are already in the parking lot, opening our suitcases and taking out towels and bathing suits. We expected a cold river when the river, in addition to being clean and warm, is as high as 26 degrees, which is written on the board on the beach, which is more arranged than most beaches on the Adriatic. Rescue service, showers, changing cabins, water playground, toilet that is cleaner than in some hotel resorts by the pool. Mostly bathing followed and Istria can wait today we stay here until the afternoon at least baremI visited our only freshwater aquarium the popular Aquatika which is something I definitely recommend to everyone. This institution, apart from being made according to the PS, which would be popularly said, has so much that will delight you and remain in your lasting memory. But what impressed me the most was that they actually educate, learn and are very environmentally oriented. There my son learned how dangerous it is to release all kinds of fish into rivers, how dangerous it is to let the turtles you buy in zoos into the wild because for example because of such things there are almost no more domestic turtles in Maksimir, he learned a lot about fish, and it is a little bigger. children here can connect their knowledge of chemistry with biology and ecology, but they have simply completed this whole and educated the younger generations. I was glad to hear that school tours are very frequent as it is a guarantee that future generations will hopefully be smarter than us. What impressed me the most was that they educated as many as 20 licensed guides so that they would always have people who know everything about the institution where tourists come, as well as that they only use local products and souvenirs from local producers in the souvenir shop. Thus, over 60 family farms and small businesses are included in this great tourist story. That is tourism, that tourist consumption is dispersed to the local economy. It must be the same with agriculture, but… That’s what we keep saying – tourism is actually simple and connects all the other branches. It generates consumption and creates added value for the entire local community, if one knows how. This institution is certainly the motive for coming to Karlovac and the content for which you need to get off the highway and stay in Karlovac, and then you may experience some more local stories, but I believe that the aquarium is the reason why tourists will turn off the highway. Get off the highway and get to know Croatia. Experience local stories. Ask local people what to visit what to see what to eat. This is how good tourist stories are created. Allow yourself to get “lost”. Experience local stories.Continental tourism has read more