first_imgIn the meantime, party elders such as former President George W. Bush have publicly congratulated Biden on his successful bid.“Though we have political differences, I know Joe Biden to be a good man, who has won his opportunity to lead and unify our country,” Bush said in a statement.But even more ominous for Trump is the fact that a growing list of organizations who fought hard for his reelection are starting to reject his ill-fated effort.- Advertisement – On a call with reporters Monday, U.S. Chamber of Commerce representatives said the time for campaigning had come to an end. Over the weekend, the chamber had joined other GOP boosters like the National Association of Manufacturers and the Business Roundtable in congratulating the incoming Biden administration. Sens. Mitt Romney of Utah and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska were among the only GOP lawmakers to actually acknowledge President-elect Joe Biden’s win by Sunday evening. What was more typical was Republicans who stoked doubt in the results and endorsed Trump’s disinformation push to invalidate Biden’s victory.“Every legal challenge should be heard,” GOP House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy of California told Fox News. “Then and only then will America decide who won the race.”Trump has continued to frame the referendum on his dismal leadership as “a stolen election,” even as he spent all day Saturday and Sunday at the links. Several top aides have reportedly tried to impart to Trump that his chances of prevailing through his legal challenges are zero-to-none at this point. But Trump has a thick and impenetrable skin when it comes to reality, particularly when it involves him officially being declared a “loser.” – Advertisement – – Advertisement – “It’s time for the president’s lawyers to present the facts, and it’s time for those facts to speak for themselves,” Sen. Blunt, who chairs the Senate Rules Committee, said on ABC’s This Week. “It seems unlikely that any changes could be big enough to make a difference, but this is a close election, and we need to acknowledge that.”Blunt added that he looked forward “to the president dealing with this however he needs to deal with it.”- Advertisement –last_img read more

first_imgSep 6, 2007 (CIDRAP News) – Consumers should take precautions to limit their risk of contracting Salmonella infections from raw tomatoes, which may have sickened more than 79,000 people in a dozen outbreaks since 1990, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said today. The fourth outbreak featured 190 confirmed cases from 21 states in September and October of 2006, all involving the same strain of Salmonella Typhimurium, with 24 patients hospitalized. As evidenced by a case-control study, cases were linked with eating large, round tomatoes at a restaurant. Wash all tomatoes thoroughly just before eating. In the second outbreak, 82 cases featuring the same strain of Salmonella Braenderup were identified in eight states in November and December 2005. Eighteen patients were hospitalized. A case-control study pointed to a particular chain restaurant where patients had eaten raw, diced Roma tomatoes, the report says. The tomatoes had been grown in one of two fields in Florida and were diced and packaged at a firm in Kentucky before being shipped to the restaurant. Investigators found Salmonella in environmental samples from the Florida farm, but it was not the outbreak strain. In an analysis of four recent multistate Salmonella outbreaks linked to tomatoes served in restaurants, the CDC advises, among other things, that cut tomatoes should be refrigerated within 2 hours. The analysis was published in the Sep 7 issue of Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. A third outbreak involved 115 cases confirmed between July and November of 2006 in 19 states. The cases, which caused eight hospitalizations, featured the same strain of Salmonella Newport as the 2005 outbreak. Again, a case-control study pointed to raw tomatoes eaten in restaurants as the likely cause, but no single restaurant or chain was implicated. The source of the tomatoes was not determined. The CDC says the widely dispersed nature of the four outbreaks suggests that contamination occurred early in the distribution chain, such as at the farm or packing facility, rather than in restaurants. “These recurrent multistate outbreaks indicate that the tomato-growing environment is an ongoing source of contamination of tomatoes,” the report says. Further, cutting can transfer contamination from the skin of a tomato to the interior, and cut tomatoes provide a good medium for bacterial growth, the CDC says. The 2007 FDA Food Code has been amended to specify that cut, peeled, or processed tomatoes must be refrigerated, the article says. Exactly how tomatoes get contaminated is not known, but experiments have pointed to several possibilities, the report states. For example, tomatoes can absorb Salmonella when they are immersed in water that’s cooler than the tomatoes, according to one study. Another study indicated that tomatoes can become internally contaminated when stems and flowers of the plants are inoculated with Salmonella from contaminated water. From July to November 2005, 72 confirmed cases associated with the same strain of Salmonella Newport (matched by pulsed-field gel electrophoresis) were identified in 16 states. Eight patients were hospitalized. A case-control study indicated that illness was associated with eating raw, large, round tomatoes at restaurants, but no single restaurant or chain was implicated. Investigators concluded that the contaminated tomatoes had been grown at two farms on the eastern shore of Virginia. The outbreak strain was found in irrigation pond water near tomato fields in the region. The report describes four salmonellosis outbreaks associated with restaurant tomatoes that involved 459 culture-confirmed cases in 21 states in 2005 and 2006. Most of the affected states were in the East and Midwest. None of the cases were fatal. The agency offers the following tips for consumers: The implicated tomatoes were traced to one packing house in Ohio that handled tomatoes from 25 fields. The production season had ended by the time the facility was implicated, so the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) waited until this year to investigate the situation. The investigation was completed in August, but the results were not included in the CDC report. Don’t buy bruised or damaged tomatoes. Refrigerate cut, peeled, or cooked tomatoes within 2 hours, or discard them. Separate cut tomatoes from raw, unwashed produce items, raw meats, and raw seafood. The article says that at least 12 multistate Salmonella outbreaks linked to tomatoes have been reported to the CDC since 1990, causing about 1,990 confirmed illness cases. Because more than 97% of Salmonella infections are not confirmed by culture, “these outbreaks might have resulted in as many as 79,600 illnesses,” the CDC states. CDC. Multistate outbreak of Salmonella infections associated with raw tomatoes eaten in restaurants—United States, 2005-2006. MMWR 2007 Sep 7;56(35):909-11 [Full text]last_img read more

first_imgDisputes between Slovenia and Croatia over the sea border do not seem to affect the mood of Slovenian tourists, who still, according to a recent survey, prefer to spend their summers on the Croatian sea and, along with Germans and Italians, are the most numerous foreign tourists.The Ljubljana daily Delo conducted a survey that showed that 49 respondents prefer to go on holiday to Croatia, 45 percent spend their summers in Slovenian resorts, 7 percent in Italy, 4 in Spain and 3 percent in Greece. It is interesting that more than 75 respondents say that they will spend the summer in Croatia or spend at least one day on a trip there. According to the Croatian Tourist Board, in recent years the number of arrivals of guests from Slovenia has grown by two to three percent.Most of them cite the geographical proximity of Croatian destinations, natural beauty, family and friendly ties, similarity of language as the reason for coming to Croatia, and we should not ignore the fact that many Slovenes in Croatia have their own holiday properties. Slovenian President Borut Pahor also decided to spend his summer holidays on the Croatian sea, so he announced that he would spend a week with his family in Umag. However, Slovenian Prime Minister Miro Cerar is bypassing Croatia in a big way. He will spend his vacation in August on the Slovenian sea, mountains and lakes, and will also enjoy the beauties of the Montenegrin coast and the Austrian Alps.Slovenian tourism is also recording better results in terms of the number of guests, which prompted the tourist staff of Bled and Bohinj to tell domestic tourists not to come in the height of the main season but in the fall when there are fewer guests.Slovenians mostly visit destinations in Istria and Kvarner, followed by destinations in the Zadar region. Tourist traffic from Slovenia is dominant in the camping segment. In the segment of commercial capacities, family accommodation is in second place, followed by hotels. A relatively high share of Slovenians’ traffic is made up of arrivals and overnight stays in non-commercial accommodation facilities.Take a look at the key features of tourist traffic from Slovenia herelast_img read more

first_imgBooking.com has terminated its cooperation with an apartment renter from Zadar who refused to rent an apartment to a homosexual from Brazil.Naime, Brazilski liječnik Fabiano Vallim rezervirao je apartman, a onda primio poruku iznajmljivača da je odbijen jer ne primaju homoseksualce. Vallim je na Twitteru objavio presliku poruke i poručio da je šokiran te podigao lavinu negativnih komentara na račun iznajmljivača iz Zadra, piše Zadarski.hrThe owner’s son told Zadarski.hr that he “had negative experiences with homosexuals from Slovenia, who had orgies in the hotel and left a big mess, after which they decided not to accept homosexuals anymore”. He did not answer the question of whether he would have continued to receive heterosexuals if they had orgies and left a mess.Photo: Twitter”We are sorry to hear that renters discriminate against their guests for any reason. At Booking.com we do not tolerate any form of discrimination and if we learn that there is an owner of an accommodation unit on our site who is involved in discriminatory behavior we terminate our cooperation with that landlord and remove his accommodation unit from our site. Due to the procedure of the landlord, we have terminated our cooperation with it and we are working to help our guest find alternative accommodation.” reagirao je Booking.com kako prenosi Zadarski.hrPhoto / Source: Zadarski.hrlast_img read more

first_imgIn 2018, guests from Germany realized 6,6 million overnight stays, or 35% of the total number of overnight stays in Croatian camps, and given the special importance of Germany for our camping tourism, as every year Croatian camps eagerly awaited the presentation of ADAC camp guides for 2019 year. Šibenik camps are the camps that, compared to the previous year, have the highest increase in quality, + 14,3%. At the same time, at the level of the Republic of Croatia, we are looking forward to a significant increase in the quality of the bathing offer, + 59%, but the decline in the quality of leisure and animation content, by as much as -9%, is worrying. Quality of campsites by ADAC (by regions): Šibenik increased by 14,3%, Dubrovnik and Kvarner by 3,6%, Istria 2,4%, Split increased by 2,3%. The quality of the camps in Zadar remained stable at last year’s level. Growth was registered in all elements of evaluation except one (leisure and animation facilities) where a quality decline of -9% was registered). THE FIRST LIFELONG EDUCATION PROGRAM IN CAMPING MANAGEMENT IN CROATIA LAUNCHED There are 717 active camps in Croatia Average grades – upward or downward trend compared to the previous year (%) 10 ADAC Superplatz campsites in 2019 ADAC 2019 / Best camps in Croatia The ADAC guide for 2019 lists a total of 129 Croatian camps, 3 more than the previous year, and for the first time as many as 10 Croatian camps that won the prestigious ADAC Superplatz a label for the extremely high quality of the campsites. The best Croatian camps according to ADAC 2019. According to the ADAC, the average quality of Croatian camps in 2019 increased by 3%.  Aminess Maravea Camping Resort The selection of the best leading European camps by ADAC consists of: Aminess Maravea (Novigrad), Lanterna (Tar-Poreč), Valalta and Val Saline (Rovinj), Omišalj, Baška and Krk (island of Krk), Straško and Šimuni (island of Pag) and Zaton (Zaton-Zadar). Average ADAC scores in 2019 by regions and rating elements The ADAC camp guide, in addition to being of general importance to the German-speaking area, but also as a kind of bible for all European campers, is very important in that it uses a special camp rating system that is generally accepted as the most important European camp quality rating system. GOOD ANNOUNCEMENTS FROM THE NETHERLANDS MARKET, SPECIALS FOR THE CROATIAN CAMPING OFFER In 2018, the camps realized 19.252.215 overnight stays (+ 1,34%), while the average length of stay was 6,6 days (-2%). The annual full occupancy of camps in 2018 is 21% (unchanged compared to 2017). Of the total number of guests, 22% are agency and 78% individual. This year in the ADAC for 2019 they gave up the somewhat confusing grading system they have practiced in recent years, and went back to the old system where each camp is graded in 6 categories: The following is a list of the highest quality stones in the Republic of Croatia, those that have a grade of 4,5 or higher according to the ADAC. “Growing quality and willingness to invest in the last few years have paved the way for tourism development. A significant number of camps in Istria and on the northern Dalmatian coast have facilities that meet the highest requirements and do not lag behind the offer of their competitors in the western Mediterranean.. ”Is stated in the new ADAC guide for 2019. The campsites in Dubrovnik have the lowest average rating, who also received the lowest grade in the element of leisure content and animation. According to data from eVisitor, Croatia has 717 camps, of which 431 “real” camps (of which, 26 camping resorts and 77 campsites), 13 camps in family farms and 273 campsites in the household. Their total accommodation capacity is 253.091 people, and about 40% of the camp capacity is in the 4 * or 5 * category. RELATED NEWS: The Bible for campers being beaten in the camping sector, the ADAC camp guide has just received its new edition for 2019. The campsites of Istria have the highest quality, with an average grade of 4,1. At the same time, out of 5 elements of evaluation, camps in Istria have the best ratings in as many as 3 elements (trade and catering offer, free time and animation and bathing offer).  Main category: Number of stars Subcategory: SanitarijeSubcategory: Camp (pitches, reception, parking, equipment and arrangement of the camp)Subcategory: Trade and catering offerSubcategory: Leisure facilities and animation in the campSubcategories: Swimming offerlast_img read more

first_imgIt is interesting to point out that this project is the first in Croatia whose Study of the Impact on World Heritage, Dubravko Bačić from the Faculty of Architecture in Zagreb, was confirmed by UNESCO. The plan was made by the architectural studio 3LHD, by the Dubrovnik architect Marko Dabrović. The planned spatial plan included a hotel complex that was to have 600 beds, a garage with 500 parking spaces, a congress and concert hall. But Viktor Vekselberg opted for a five times smaller hotel complex with 210 beds in the hotel and 60 in the villas. A hotel of this status has the potential to make Dubrovnik the host of the highest economic and state gatherings. Youtube: Vilin Studios At this year’s session of the Dubrovnik City Council, the mentioned changes to the planning solutions of the complex should be adopted. Namely, if the City Council adopts new spatial documents in the next year, all the needs of the permit will be issued and the demolition of the existing hotel and the construction of a new one will begin.center_img The dilapidated building of the Dubrovnik Hotel Belvedere should soon, it seems, be demolished. In his place, the Russian rich man Viktor Vekselberg plans to build a much smaller but extremely exclusive hotel. It is a project in which he is ready to invest between 120 and 150 million euros, and the hotel could have as many as 7 stars. Photo: imgur / ionizationlast_img read more

first_imgIn order to provide EU funds for construction works of upgrading, reconstruction and equipping the locations of the Competence Center, in this case the Villa Čingrija and TUŠ complexes, the project will apply to the Public Call “Establishment of infrastructure of regional competence centers in vocational education to support the vocational reform process education and training ”. It is a limited type of tender funded by the European Regional Development Fund. Namely, in June 2018, the City of Dubrovnik expressed its interest and will to enable the use of the fenced Villa Čingrija complex to the School of Tourism and Catering, if it is appointed a Regional Center of Competence. The space of the Villa Čingrija complex, in accordance with earlier announcements, will be open to the general public with facilities such as catering. Three contracts regulating the future of Villa Čingrija as a Regional Competence Center for Tourism and Catering were signed on Thursday in the Ranjina Palace between the City of Dubrovnik, the Dubrovnik-Neretva County and the Dubrovnik School of Tourism and Catering. Mayor Mato Franković, Prefect Nikola Dobroslavić and TUŠ Director Antun Perušina “By declaring the Center of Competence, our school undertakes the obligation to take care of the education of staff throughout the county. We will be guided by the ‘slow food’ philosophy and we will try to offer indigenous products and thus through the school to achieve a philosophy that should help further the development of our region”, Said the director of Perušina. Prefect Nikola Dobroslavić indicated that the project is worth 105 million kuna and consists of two parts; arranging the space of Villa Čingrija in a smaller part of the School of Tourism and Hospitality, while the second part refers to the programs that will be implemented, which includes foreign experts.center_img The City of Dubrovnik and the Dubrovnik-Neretva County signed a lease agreement for the Villa Čingrija complex for a period of 10 years, while the County subleased it to the Dubrovnik School of Tourism and Hospitality, also for a period of 10 years, with the aim of establishing a future Regional Center. The application and implementation of the project for the establishment of a Regional Center of Competence in Vocational Education, subsector Tourism and Hospitality, is regulated by the “Agreement on Business Cooperation” between the three partners, also concluded today. Source / photo: City of Dubrovnik; Facebook: doris.jel The decision to conclude a lease agreement for the Villa Čingrija complex with the Dubrovnik-Neretva County for a period of 10 years was adopted at the 24th session of the City Council, held on Monday, September 23. Mayor Mato Franković pointed out that the Dubrovnik School of Tourism and Hospitality is doing an excellent job in educating staff in tourism. “Upgrading and continuing education are needed to raise the level of service provided in the city area. I am convinced that this will be realized through this project, which will have a public and educational character. After the Center on Čingrija comes to life, I am sure that Dubrovnik will get another Michelin-starred restaurant”, He emphasized, adding that the joint cooperation will raise the quality of the tourist staff. Dubrovnik-Neretva County, as the founder of vocational education institutions, and in cooperation with the Regional Development Agency DUNEA, the School of Tourism and Hospitality and the City of Dubrovnik, nominated TUŠ as a future regional center of competence at the Public Invitation of the Ministry of Science and Education. by decision of the Ministry.last_img read more

first_imgTwitter MUP-RHTwitter MUP-RH In just over a month, more than a million applications from foreign travelers, mostly tourists, were received through the EnterCroatia system. At the end of May The Ministry of the Interior and the Ministry of Tourism have launched a website EnterCroatia, through which foreigners announced their arrival in Croatia. “In order to shorten the time of crossing the state border and enable better flow, special lanes marked by passengers announced via the Enter Croatia system have been marked at border crossings such as Bregana, Macelj, Rupa and Plovanija,” the Ministry of the Interior said on Twitter. Croatian. Important notice‼ ️ In order to shorten the time of crossing the state border and enable better flow, at the border crossings such as Bregana, Macelj, Rupa and Plovanija, special lanes have been marked that can be used by passengers announced via the Enter Croatia system 🛣️ 🚗 pic.twitter.com/dSuLpRMFfn- MUP-RH (@mup_rh) July 3th, 2020 Source and photo: twitter MUP-RH A few days ago, the Ministry of the Interior published a notice on its official twitter profile that delighted all those who used the EnterCroatia system:last_img read more