Home » 2020 » November

England’s entire year without fab four Harry Kane, Marcus Rashford, Jadon Sancho & Raheem Sterling | Football News

first_imgWednesday 18th November 7:00pm Back fourBack five – Advertisement – Fab four available5 of 6 games0 of 7 games However, England’s reduction in strike rate, and indeed change of formation, has also coincided with tougher opposition. England’s 27 goals before coronavirus came against Bulgaria (twice), Kosovo (twice), Montenegro and Czech Republic, and an average world ranking of 79th.England before and since coronavirus England in action against Belgium 5:19 – Advertisement – preview image Highlights of the Nations League Group A2 match between Belgium and England Goals per game4.51.3 That drop has also coincided with England’s move back to the five-man defence that proved successful at the 2018 World Cup, a formation Southgate has a lower win percentage with but often opts for against tougher opposition.England under Southgate: Back four or back five? Win percentage70.8%45.8% 3:32 Games2424 The whole world is taking notice of Jack Grealish following a series of impressive performances for Aston Villa and England, says Gabriel Agbonlahor Iceland 0-1 England – September 5 – Notable absentees: Rashford, Maguire, Henderson, WinksDenmark 0-0 England – September 8 – Notable absentees: Rashford, Walker, Henderson, Winks, Maguire, Foden, GreenwoodEngland 3-0 Wales – October 8 – Notable absentees: Sterling, Sancho, Kane, Henderson, Greenwood, FodenEngland 2-1 Belgium – October 11 – Notable absentees: Kane (from bench), SterlingEngland 0-1 Denmark – October 14 – Notable absentees: Sterling, Chilwell, TrippierEngland 3-0 Rep of Ireland – November 12 – Notable absentees: Rashford, Alexander-Arnold, Coady, Gomez, Ward-ProwseBelgium 2-0 England – November 15 – Notable absentees: Rashford, Gomez, Alexander-Arnold, Coady, Maguire, James, Ward-ProwseEngland vs Iceland – November 18 – Notable absentees: Sterling, Rashford, Gomez, Alexander-Arnold, Henderson, Ward-Prowse, James, CoadyIn England’s six games before coronavirus halted football, Southgate’s side scored 27 goals, averaging 4.5 goals per game, with 19 of those coming from England’s fab four. Southgate had Kane, Rashford, Sancho and Sterling available for all but one of those six games, and were averaging nearly 12 shots per game, compared with 8.7 per game since.In the seven games since, England have scored nine goals, averaging 1.3 goals per game, with England’s fab four responsible for just three goals. Southgate has never had all four available. Raheem SterlingImage:Raheem Sterling has been unavailable for three of England’s last seven games, and won’t feature against Iceland on Wednesday eithercenter_img Shots per game11.88.7 Jack Grealish in action for England against Belgium Goals279 Last six games of 2019Seven games since Sancho was also deemed unavailable for the win over Wales at Wembley last month after breaking coronavirus protocol, and has also experienced a dip in form for both club and country, having not scored for Borussia Dortmund in the Bundesliga in 11 games. Kick off 7:45pm Average ranking of opposition79th in world17th in world In the last seven England games, Rashford has been unavailable four times, Sterling three times and Kane once, while Kane also started on the bench in the victory over Belgium last month. Sterling will once again be unavailable for Wednesday evening’s game against Iceland at Wembley. England have been unable to call upon their ‘fab four’ – Harry Kane, Marcus Rashford, Jadon Sancho and Raheem Sterling – for an entire year.In each of England’s last seven games, dating back to November 2019, Gareth Southgate has been without at least one of the talented forward quartet through injury, prompting their goal rate to drop significantly.- Advertisement – Since, they have faced Denmark and No 1-ranked Belgium twice each, in addition to Iceland (twice), Wales and Republic of Ireland, an average world ranking of 17th.Southgate will also argue that he has been thin on the ground in both midfield and defence – Maguire’s form dipped before his sending off against Denmark, Trent Alexander-Arnold and Joe Gomez are both injured, Jordan Henderson missed the first three matches of the year and Phil Foden missed a total of five games for breaching coronavirus protocol. Sue Smith says England suffered without the pace of duo Marcus Rashford and Raheem Sterling in their Nations League defeat to Belgium 1:10 A similar level of absentees at club level would be deemed a crisis, but with an unlimited English talent pool to dip into, Southgate is unlikely to escape the criticism.He does, however, want to see the Premier League bring back the five substitutions ruling; Southgate would directly benefit from this going into the Euro 2020 tournament.“We were able to make five changes against Belgium, we made four in the end and clubs don’t have that option,” Southgate said. “What will it take for that to change? There were a couple of less serious injuries against Belgium but what do we do? Wait until we get a load of really nasty ones?“(Injuries are) a worry in the longer term because with no winter break, something has to give.”Our England Euros XIs – now pick yours!With England’s hopes of qualifying from their Nations League group over, attention now turns to next summer’s Euro 2020 tournament and who makes it into Southgate’s best XI.Our team of writers have picked their strongest England sides for the competition. Does Rashford start? is it a five-man or four-man defence? And where can Southgate squeeze Grealish in?See who they’ve chosen and why here, then use our team selector to pick your best England XI. – Advertisement – This has of course paved the way for new faces – Jack Grealish, Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Mason Mount have all impressed – but England’s free-flowing, free-scoring style in late 2019 has been absent.last_img read more

Continue reading

USDA picks more BSE labs, sets talks with Japan

first_img The USDA has said it will test as many cattle as possible in the high-risk categories but has refused to give a target number. But testing 268,000 animals would enable the agency to detect one case of BSE among 10 million cattle with 99% confidence, officials have said. The labs will use approved rapid tests for BSE surveillance, the USDA said in a May 11 announcement. The department’s National Veterinary Service Laboratory in Ames, Iowa, is the national reference lab for BSE and will conduct confirmatory testing. The seven previously approved labs are in California, Colorado, Texas, Wisconsin, Washington state, Georgia, and New York. American members of the technical group will include Peter Fernandez, associate administration of the USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS); George Gray, executive director of the Harvard Center for Risk Analysis at Harvard University; William James of USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS); Daniel McChesney of the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA’s) Center for Veterinary Medicine; and Gary Smith, a retired professor of animal sciences at Colorado State University. APHIS spokesman Jim Rogers said today the investigation of the case is continuing. An investigative unit in the FSIS is examining the incident, Rogers told CIDRAP News. “They’re doing a door-to-door investigation to find out exactly what happened, but I have no other information and no timeline,” he said. The USDA announced plans Mar 15 to increase BSE testing for 12 to 18 months to ascertain the disease’s existence or prevalence in American herds. The program will focus on cattle deemed at increased risk for BSE, including nonambulatory cattle, those with signs of central nervous system disease, emaciated and injured cattle, and dead cattle. Plans also call for randomly testing about 20,000 healthy cattle over 30 months old. Harkin also said the testing plan “places a heavy load on already-burdened federal and state veterinarians to obtain samples under very trying circumstances. Clearly, the opportunities for avoiding BSE testing at plants through self-selection, opting out or dropping out are very extensive.” He said it “is quite doubtful” that the USDA will be able to test enough cattle in the high-risk groups to produce valid results. Ed Loyd, a spokesman in Veneman’s office, told CIDRAP News he was not familiar with Harkin’s letter, but he defended the surveillance plan. “Secretary Veneman has made it very clear that USDA is committed to having an extensive, robust, and effective surveillance program,” he said. “Starting June 1 we are going to try to test as many cattle in the high-risk categories as possible to make a determination if BSE exists in this country and its prevalence in the national herd. We intend to make sure it is done in a scientifically valid and effective way.” He said extensive preparation has gone into the plan. The agency said a US-Japanese technical working group will discuss issues including the definition of BSE and testing methods, the definition of specified risk materials (high-risk cattle tissues) and methods for removing them, appropriate surveillance, and appropriate implementation of rules designed to keep infective material out of cattle feed.center_img The testing labs, which will be paid by the USDA for each test, are Kissimee Diagnostic Laboratory, Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Kissimee, Fla.; the Minnesota Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory, University of Minnesota, St. Paul; Kansas State University’s Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory in Manhattan; the USDA Laboratory in Frankfort, Ky.; and Pennsylvania Veterinary Laboratory, Harrisburg, Pa. The agency also announced this week it would begin a series of technical discussions with Japan next week in an effort to reopen the Japanese market to American beef. Japan banned US beef after a BSE case was found in Washington state last December. Harkin criticizes BSE surveillance planIn other recent developments, Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, this week questioned the soundness of the USDA’s BSE surveillance plan. A news release from Harkin’s office, summarizing points he made in a letter to Agriculture Secretary Ann Veneman, stated, “The plan seems to be dictated primarily by how many cattle USDA wants to test rather than by the number that would have to bested, using valid statistical methods, to reach accurate and reliable conclusions.” Talks with Japan set May 18 and 19The technical discussions on beef trade with Japan will begin with meetings May 18 and 19 in Tokyo, the USDA announced May 12. The goal is to reopen Japan to US beef this summer, officials said. Harkin also criticized the USDA for the recent case in which a cow that collapsed at a Texas slaughter plant was not tested for BSE, contrary to standard procedures. The USDA acknowledged the incident May 3 and promised to investigate it. Officials said the cow was sent to a rendering facility and was kept out of the food supply. The Food and Drug Administration said it traced the animal’s remains and vowed to make sure they didn’t end up in cattle feed. May 14, 2004 (CIDRAP News) – The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) has approved five more laboratories to test cattle for bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), bringing the number of labs involved in the expanding BSE surveillance program to 12.last_img read more

Continue reading

Pandemic flu virus from 1957 mistakenly sent to labs

first_imgApr 13, 2005 (CIDRAP News) – The revelation that samples of the influenza virus that caused the flu pandemic of 1957-58 were inadvertently sent to thousands of laboratories has raised fears of a new pandemic and triggered an urgent effort to destroy the samples.Samples of the influenza A(H2N2) virus were sent to 3,747 labs, the vast majority of them in the United States, the World Health Organization (WHO) said in a statement last night. The WHO recommended that all the samples, which were sent for use in lab proficiency testing, be destroyed immediately.The H2N2 virus triggered the “Asian flu” pandemic of 1957-58, which killed an estimated 1 million to 4 million people worldwide, including 70,000 in the United States. The virus continued to circulate and cause annual epidemics until 1968, when the H3N2 virus emerged and sparked a new pandemic, the WHO said. Because the H2N2 virus has not circulated since then and is not used in current vaccines, “persons born after 1968 are expected to have no or only limited immunity to H2N2,” the WHO said.”The risk is relatively low that a lab worker will get sick, but a large number of labs got it and if someone does get infected, the risk of illness is high and this virus has shown to be fully transmissible,” said Klaus Stohr, chief of the WHO’s global influenza program, as reported by the Associated Press (AP). He called the sending of the samples “unwise” and “unfortunate.”The virus samples were sent to labs by the College of American Pathologists (CAP), the WHO reported. Labs use such samples to test their ability to identify viruses. The CAP paid a private company, Meridian Bioscience Inc. of Cincinnati, to prepare and send the samples, according to an AP report.The WHO said samples of the H2N2 virus were sent to 3,747 labs in 18 countries, but only 61 of those were outside the United States and Canada. The AP report said 14 Canadian labs received the samples.Another 2,750 labs in the United States also received samples of the virus as part of other certification processes and were asked to destroy them, according to a Washington Post report based on information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).The WHO said US health officials reported that three other organizations besides the CAP sent test kits containing the H2N2 virus to labs in the United States. In the AP report, Schwartz listed those as Medical Lab Evaluators, the American Association of Bioanalysts, and the American Association of Family Practitioners.Neither the CAP nor Meridian Bioscience knew that the virus samples sent to labs included H2N2, according to a Washington Post report that quoted CAP spokesman Jared Schwartz. The CAP asked Meridian to send an influenza A virus, and the company’s paperwork indicated that the strain was benign, Schwartz told the paper. He said he didn’t know why the labeling was wrong.The problem first came to light when workers at Canada’s National Microbiology Laboratory in Winnipeg identified the virus on Mar 25 or 26, according to news services. The Public Health Agency of Canada investigated and determined that the virus came from test kits the lab had received from the CAP in February, according to the WHO.The CAP started sending samples of the virus in October 2004, the agency said. Normally the test kits contain currently circulating influenza A viruses such as H3N2 or H1N1, officials said.After a request by the US government, the CAP on Apr 8 asked all the labs that participate in proficiency testing to destroy samples containing the H2N2 virus, according to the WHO. Yesterday the CAP asked the labs to confirm the destruction of the samples and investigate any respiratory illness among staff members and report those cases to national authorities, the agency said.The WHO statement added, “As of today, there have been no reports of H2N2 infections in laboratory workers associated with the distribution of the H2N2 samples from CAP. The proper use of biological safety cabinets, along with the use of recommended personal protective equipment, greatly reduces the risk of laboratory-acquired influenza infections.”While a few H2N2 laboratory-acquired infections have been documented in the past, the likelihood of laboratory-acquired influenza infection is considered low when proper biosafety precautions are followed. The risk for the general population is also considered low.”The WHO called for a review of biosafety procedures for use on influenza viruses that have not circulated recently and to which most people lack immunity.Besides the United States and Canada, the WHO said countries and regions with labs that received the virus samples include Bermuda, Belgium, Brazil, Chile, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Israel, Italy, Japan, Lebanon, Mexico, South Korea, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, and Taiwan.last_img read more

Continue reading

H1N1 FLU BREAKING NEWS: Global count, emergency WHO meeting, Hong Kong vaccine plan, Navy cases, passenger screening, China quarantine

first_imgJun 10, 2009Global novel flu total approaches 28,000The world tally of confirmed novel H1N1 influenza cases grew to 27,737 today, including 141 deaths, reported from 74 countries, the World Health Organization (WHO) said. The total is an increase of 2,449 from the WHO’s last report on Jun 8. Much of the increase was in South American countries, especially Chile, which reported 1,283 new cases. Meanwhile, Australia’s health ministry said today that its latest case count is 1,260 cases, an increase of 36 since yesterday’s report.[WHO update 46]WHO calls emergency committee meetingThe WHO has called a meeting of its emergency committee for tomorrow at noon to discuss the spread of the novel H1N1 virus, spokesman Gregory Hartl told Reuters today. Meanwhile, WHO Director-General Margaret Chan conferred today with health authorities from several nations to ask about increases in novel flu cases, Reuters reported. Yesterday Chan said she would confer with governments in preparation for a possible announcement that the epidemic meets the WHO’s pandemic definition.[Jun 10 Reuters story]San Diego County cancels public health emergencyOfficials in San Diego County, Calif., on Jun 8 called off the public health emergency that they declared in early May at the start of the novel H1N1 outbreak, the San Diego Union-Tribune reported yesterday. Three county residents, a 9-year-old boy and a father-daughter pair, were among the first US citizens to be diagnosed with the novel H1N1 virus. As of yesterday, San Diego County had counted 239 cases, the most of any California county.[Jun 9 San Diego Union-Tribune story]Hong Kong approves vaccine planHong Kong’s government endorsed a plan yesterday to immunize 2.5 million people with a novel flu vaccine that it expects to be available no earlier than October, The Standard, a Hong Kong newspaper, reported today. According to the plan, four groups will receive free vaccination: healthcare workers, children between 6 months and 6 years old, those older than age 65, and people who have chronic medical conditions. The government will stockpile enough doses for an additional 500,000 people.[Jun 10 Hong Kong Standard story]Novel flu cases detected aboard Navy shipTwenty-four sailors aboard the USS Iwo Jima were recently sick with H1N1 infections, a Navy spokesman told the Associated Press (AP) yesterday. The first three patients, who were on temporary assignments to the ship, got sick in late May. The 21 from the ship’s crew had mild illnesses and have returned to duty. Several others have been isolated in the ship’s medical unit after reporting flulike symptoms.India may ask nations to screen departing passengersIndia may ask countries reporting large numbers of novel H1N1 cases to screen passengers on departing flights, Indo Asian News Service (IANS) reported yesterday. The health ministry is repeating its request that the nation’s external affairs ministry ask affected countries to conduct screening for possible flu. A health official said India’s confirmed novel flu cases have been flagged during airport screening and that travelers with symptoms should be encouraged to postpone their trips.[Jun 9 IANS story]China quarantines Florida high school groupNine Florida high school students and their teachers were quarantined in Beijing yesterday after an airline passenger they sat near on their flight got sick with flulike symptoms, the South Florida Sun Sentinel reported today. They could be detained in a hotel for about a week while officials conduct regular flu tests. In other developments, New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin, his wife, and his bodyguard were released today after a 3-day quarantine in Shanghai, the Associated Press reported.last_img read more

Continue reading

Selimir Ognjenović: “Croatia’s most beautiful secret” I want to wholeheartedly express my support to host the Days of Croatian Tourism 2018.

first_imgA big positive “dust” was set in motion initiative to hold the Days of Croatian Tourism in 2018 in Slavonia. Day after day, support is coming from all over Croatia from the entire tourism sector from Istria to Dubrovnik, as well as from Zagreb to Slavonia.The owner of the German tour operator ID Riva tours, Mr. Selimir Ognjenović is convinced that the time has come to significantly promote continental tourism in Slavonia and Baranja, and therefore initiated the visit of about forty tourist workers from the interior of Istria who were in Slavonia and Baranja. According to him, the east of Croatia, ie Slavonia and Baranja have all the predispositions to become a strong receptive tourist region, and I fully convey my support to you.Thank you for concretely launching and announcing the initiative for Slavonia to host the Days of Croatian Tourism 2018.Of course, you have my support and belief that the Days of Croatian Tourism can be organized in Slavonia. Organizationally, this is possible, you just need to move away from the “default” model imposed by large hoteliers from the coast. It is not a dogma that all guests of the “Tourism Day” must be in one place or in one hotel.Since Bol 2016, I have been thinking and planning to organize the Day of Croatian Tourism in Slavonia. My suggestion is to include more places in Slavonia, perhaps divide the region off the coast and designate a host in Slavonia. (For example, Baranja hosts Istrians, Dubrovnik in Vukovar or Ilok, Split County in Vinkovci, Kvarner in Požega.)It is important to determine a central place for the main events, TV broadcast, extend the event for one day and let the tourist staff to scatter around the restaurants, to socialize and get to know Slavonia. I met Slavonia and Baranja and that is enough for me to believe that a big event like DHRT can be well organized in Slavonia. I can confirm how Minister Cappelli wants it, because he told me personally. So there are all the prerequisites to start preparations for the big tourist festival in Slavonia in the fall of 2018. I offer all my help and the help of the employees of ID Riva Tours in the preparation and organization of this gathering of tourist workers.I think it’s terribly important to move away from the coastal model and dogma: one place – one hotel. I was on almost all DHT and they all looked like each other. For Slavonia we can and must offer dispersed accommodation and programs. About 90% of all participants will come in their own cars and will be mobile, and the rest can be solved by transfers. Not a single day of DHT has made some historic decisions that require large plenary sessions. First of all DHT are meetings of the profession and a celebration of the season and tourist results.Our goal is to invite Croatian tourist managers to the consciousness of “Croatia’s most beautiful tourist secret”, and that means to take them or pull them to fly through Slavonia. Trust me I see a “movie” of how it works: tamburitza restaurants.At two large plenary gatherings where we gather them all (one day) I hear stories and retellings of where who was and what he saw. On the way home I see the trunks filled with kulen, bacon, peppers… I wrote that each region from the coast can have its host in Slavonia, and who will go where, we could make a draw at DHT in Mali Lošinj.When the right team is made, you will surely have hundreds of good details to show together with emotional intelligence “WHO IS BAJA !!! in Croatian Tourism.Sincerely, precovery from Munich,Selimir OgnjenovićI thank everyone for their support and support and for caring about Slavonia, Baranja and Srijem as well as the development of continental tourism. It’s all about people and synergy, support the initiative to hold the Days of Tourism in 2018 in Slavonia #DariTurizmaSlavonija2018Related news: NEDO PINEZIĆ: DAYS OF CROATIAN TOURISM IN SLAVONIAlast_img read more

Continue reading

“Police – security and trust” – a mobile application of the Ministry of the Interior for a safer and more pleasant stay of tourists in Croatia

first_imgThe Ministry of the Interior of the Republic of Croatia presented a new mobile application “Police – security and trust“Which enables even safer and more pleasant stay of tourists in Croatia.”Police – Security and Trust”, a mobile application of the Ministry of the Interior for anonymous reports to the police, upgraded and translated into English, German and Italian in order to use it as easily and efficiently as possible by foreign citizens who will go on a tour and sightseeing of many tourist locations, but also often stay at sea, in the mountains, on the hills or enjoy other adventures.The application can also be used as a call for help if someone gets lost and it is necessary to organize a search and rescue, the Ministry of the Interior points out, adding that in such cases it is necessary to enable the location of the device so that emergency services can determine your exact location. “With an environment photo or video, you can ask for help in situations where it may not be possible for security reasons to make a call or you are unable to explain exactly where you are. In this situation, the application sent via the application will show your exact geographical coordinates. We emphasize once again that the application is fully effective when you allow the location of the device, and the way to send alerts is very simple: a person takes a photo or records an event with a smartphone, preferably with geographical coordinates included. ” they point out from the Ministry of the Interior and add that for each report received in this way, the police officers of the operational-communication centers at the police administrations, immediately assess whether urgent action is necessary and send it to the competent service.Inform your guests about this application, so that they can download it in case of need, which certainly enables an even safer and more pleasant stay of tourists in Croatia. This application, developed as part of the E-Police project, can be installed on three mobile operating systems: Android, iOS and Windows Phone OS, and you can download it here:Android https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=eu.span.devosijek.mupWindows https://www.microsoft.com/hr-hr/store/apps/policija-sigurnost-i-povjerenje/9nblggh5z7w1Apple https://itunes.apple.com/hr/app/policija-sigurnost-i-povjerenje/id1042609294?mt=8last_img read more

Continue reading

“Stop by for coffee” a new networking event organized by the Association of Tourism Students of the Faculty of Economics

first_img“Stop by for coffee” is a networking event organized by the Association of Tourism Students of the Faculty of Economics (USTEF) which will be held on March 05.03.2018, 13. starting at XNUMX pm at EZZG, whose goal is to introduce students to tourism, or everything that it offers them after college, what are the career opportunities and what specifically this area can bring them.The guests of the event are people who started their way through tourism from the student benches. Students will have the opportunity to meet former EFZG students and members Association of Tourism Students of the Faculty of Economics (USTEF) who have successfully pursued their careers in tourism. “The event consists of” two coffees “that are thematically arranged. At the “first coffee” our guests will “Tell us their tourist story”, while the second will be reserved for “From USTEF student days to tourist adventures and careers”. points out Lana Gabrijelić, from the Association of Tourism Students of Economic Tourism.With real examples and interesting stories, guests will answer many questions related to the direction of tourism, career opportunities in tourism and provide an opportunity to talk to various employers in the field of tourism.Find out more about the event along the way Web pages i social networkslast_img read more

Continue reading

Is the guest always right?

first_imgI believe that it was on their thematic path bilosuuuuperrcooolll… ”but the crew with them, definitely – is not. The challenge was to write a post like this, without offending, naming or calling anyone names. The goal is to stay professional, keep the level, but also warn that you are becoming a passenger. But you have not paid the people who are your hosts on the trip and their dignity. They are not for sale. They have no price. They are your hosts, and this is their workplace. They do that job because they love it. They are not your servants. Passengers, whoever they were, did not upgrade their personal “level”. Moreover, they fell to a lower level. Travel builds and changes us, enriches us with knowledge, enriches us with experience… One of the changes that travel makes is tolerance – and that towards fellow travelers. And when I hear the comment, ” We’re paying for it!” Yes, you paid – transportation, food, room, information and your seat on the bus. Author: Tanja Božić, Gastrobajterica Photo: GastrobajtericaPhoto: GastrobajtericaPhoto: Gastrobajterica Your guides didn’t start the day by grabbing a microphone, but much, much earlier. And they have their own houses, life, family to which they want to return as soon as possible, and even that is not when they greet you at the station. Unfortunately, stories like this are not.center_img On raste – cijeli život. Radite na tome! Većina putnika su sjajni ljudi. I mi učimo od njih. The material for the upgrade is all around us, it is up to us to take it. No one was born learned. In fact, working with people is both difficult and challenging. If we convey to them at least part of what we want, and they accept it, we have succeeded. Coexistence on the bus is a small piece of that story. Respect them. Let the journey make you better people. DID YOU KNOW that behind every trip, even the one-day trip, there is a real small army of people whose task is to make it go as smoothly as possible. HAVE you ever wondered where their homes are and how early they got up to get to the bus, check it out, and pick you up? They didn’t kiss their kids because it was long before dawn when you saw them at the station. Travelers generally see two dimensions of travel – their own experience (usually subjective, but it is ours, let it be), we are like that, and – the people around us (too often we ‘worry’ about other people’s worries). You don’t see most of that ‘army’, and you’ll never know about them or think they exist. And there they are, for you – from mechanic to accountant, agent to dispatcher… All of them, including the crews who drive you, are guarding your lives, the guides who care about your time… deserve respect. Drivers don’t work from the moment they grab the steering wheel and don’t get on the bus. Happy journey, everyonelast_img read more

Continue reading

The State Inspectorate began work

first_imgThe unified State Inspectorate began work on Monday (April 01st). He added that the inspectorate wants to be a partner to employers. He emphasized that inspections will now be better coordinated, more efficient, more functional and more rational, and the procedure will be uniform. The State Inspectorate, he noted, will not be repressive. Work will be done on education and prevention of violations. He announced that for minor violations, businessmen will be given a deadline to fix the matter. Speaking about the first concrete actions, he pointed out the preparations for the tourist season, because tourism will certainly be one of the directions of action. “We will do everything to prevent the prevention and education of businessmen before the season – in order to make the tourist season as successful as possible.”, Mikulic emphasized. Dialogue with business people, better coordination and uniformity of treatment Partnership with employers and an important reform measure of the Government Tourism – one of the directions of action RELATED NEWS: BUSINESS CONDITIONS SUPERVISED BY THE TOURIST INSPECTION AND THE PRINCIPLE OF OPPORTUNITY “One of the important points and reform measures of the Government is the merging of inspection services. We will have a centralized system and uniform procedures, which will mean greater efficiency and functionality of the system. “, said Chief State Inspector Andrija Mikulic.center_img “We will open a dialogue with all businessmen, from the Croatian Employers’ Association to the Croatian Chamber of Crafts, the Croatian Chamber of Commerce, with trade unions, and our work model will be transparent. The system will be open to all constructive proposals, will be open to the public and will operate on the principle of equality of all citizens according to the law.”, Mikulić emphasized in an interview for HINA. The new State Inspectorate has consolidated the tasks of 17 inspections within eight ministries. Thus, market, sanitary, veterinary, agricultural, hunting, forestry, phytosanitary, tourist, mining, inspection of pressure equipment, energy, management of toxic chemicals, labor, construction, environmental protection, nature protection and water inspection are united.  The Chief State Inspector announces that the system will operate on the principle of prevention and education, and only the third step will be measures, first warnings, and only then penalties. FROM NOW ON, TOURIST INSPECTORS WILL BE ABLE TO ENTER UNREGISTERED FACILITIES Chief State Inspector Andrija Mikulić in Dnevnik HRTHe said that the inspectorate will not be a repressive apparatus but a partner to businessmen, while the focus of work in the coming months will be on tourism. /// National newspapers: Law on State Inspectorate He also said that significant changes are being introduced in the conduct of inspectors towards economic entities related to misdemeanor proceedings: “Among other things, there is the possibility of eliminating the identified irregularities within a certain period without sanctions, if they do not constitute a serious offense and if the economic entity has not committed the same offense within a period of one year.”last_img read more

Continue reading

Croatia presents its tourist offer at the fair in Dubai

first_imgThe Croatian National Tourist Board is once again presenting a national tourist offer at the ATM – Arabian Travel Market, which is being held in Dubai from April 28 to May 1. The fair and the Croatian stand were visited by the director of the Croatian Tourist Board Kristjan Staničić, who met with specialized media and numerous partners such as WEGO, Medical Ozon, AVIAREPS, Jordanian Tourist Organization, Meetin, Think Strawberries, etc., reports the Croatian Tourist Board. Tomislav Kovačević, Martina Bienenfeld, Barrak Abdulsalam, Kristjan Staničić “Travel has become part of the lifestyle of Emirati people where on average half of the population travels once a year, 26 percent make two trips, and 24 percent three or more trips a year. These are guests who prefer better accommodation, five or four star hotels and richly equipped villas or apartments”, Said Stanicic. In addition to the Croatian National Tourist Board, as the main exhibitor, seven co-exhibitors present their offer at the fair: Zagreb City Tourist Board, Dubrovnik-Neretva County Tourist Board, Plitvice Lakes National Park, HUP, Amathus Travel Croatia, Abacus Tours and Jung Sky.  “Since 2008, the Zagreb Tourist Board has recognized the potential of the Arab tourist market. Daily flights between Dubai and Zagreb provided a positive boost to tourism, so in 2018 we recorded 38 percent more arrivals and 9 percent more overnight stays from the UAE in Zagreb. At ATM Dubai, we present the capital of Croatia as a city break and health destination, and we are especially proud of hotels, caterers and one travel agency with a halal certificate”, Said the director of the Zagreb Tourist Board Martina Bienenfeld. “The presentation of the Croatian tourist offer on this market and the further improvement of cooperation with the UAE has multiple effects for Croatian tourism and the economy. In this context, the direct airline connecting Zagreb and Dubai with Emirates, which has led to increased demand for business travelers, but also tourists from East Asian countries such as South Korea, Japan, Taiwan, Singapore and Australia, comes to the fore.”, Said director Staničić, adding that a lot is expected from the airline Fly Dubai, which will connect Dubrovnik and Dubai twice a week from June 2 to October 13.  center_img Regarding the United Arab Emirates, the Croatian tourism sector generated over 11 arrivals and 25 overnight stays from this market last year, which compared to 2017 represents an increase in arrivals of 28 percent and overnight stays of 10 percent. Positive trends have been maintained in the current part of the tourist year, in which over a thousand arrivals and almost 3 thousand overnight stays were realized, which represents an increase of 59 percent in arrivals and 19 percent in overnight stays. The city of Zagreb leads in arrivals and overnight stays, followed by Dubrovnik and Split.  Director Staničić also met with Barrak Abdulsalam, President of Medical Ozon, a company specializing in health tourism operating in the United Arab Emirates and Kuwait, and with representatives of Think Strawberries, a company that sells tourism products, marketing and media in the Indian market. , The Middle East and North Africa. On the first day of the fair, Director Staničić held meetings with Rami Majed, General Manager of WEGO, one of the world’s largest hotel and flight finders based in Singapore, whose key sales markets are Southeast Asia and the Pacific, India, the Middle East and Arab countries, and Rimon. Adel Tadrosom, from the Royal Jordanian division of Emirates Airlines, related to the study trip of tourist employees of the United Arab Emirates and Jordan to Croatia. A conversation was also held with representatives of AVIAREPS, a global agency in destination marketing, with which a B2B presentation was organized at the end of last year in Dubai and Abu Dhabi, and this year a study trip of agents from Saudi Arabia was realized. By the way, the ATM Dubai Tourism Fair is the largest and most visited tourism fair in the Middle East, which is being held for the 26th time this year. About 40.000 tourism workers and officials from around the world are expected to attend the fair, and it is estimated that jobs worth about $ 2,5 billion will be contracted during the fair.last_img read more

Continue reading