Coronavirus: Miami Dolphins place Kyle Van Noy, Christian Wilkins and Matt Cole on COVID-19 list | NFL News

first_imgThe Miami Dolphins have had three players test positive for coronavirus
The Miami Dolphins have had three players test positive for coronavirus

Duffle Coat a warm order at Cheltenham | Racing News

first_img“I’d imagine there will be more classier ones that come out than him as the season progresses, but there won’t be any more with more guts than he has. Ground doesn’t matter to him as he has won on good and soft.“It is up to Gordon what he does between now and March, but he will have him good and fresh for then.” Having been outpaced early on in the two-mile contest, the 2-1 second-favourite showed stamina is a strong suit as he forged clear from the last before staying on strongly up the run-in to defeat recent Warwick scorer Adagio by five lengths.Power said: “I had no choice (but to sit at the back) as we had gone too quick and I was flat to the boards the whole way. To be fair to my lad he is really tenacious and a little terrier.“From the top of the hill I gave him a little squeeze and he picked up underneath me. I wasn’t overly concerned as I thought we had gone quick on genuine soft ground.- Advertisement – Duffle Coat extended his unbeaten record with a tenacious last-to-first success in the JCB Triumph Trial Juvenile Hurdle at Cheltenham.The three-year-old made it four wins from as many starts to give trainer Gordon Elliott and jockey Robbie Power their first success in Grade Two prize.- Advertisement – “His stamina is his forte. Gordon says he doesn’t show a lot at home and that he is all about stamina and those strongly-run races suit him. “I’d imagine when his juvenile days are over he will be going up in trip.Duffle Coat was cut to 12-1 favourite for the Triumph Hurdle in March by Coral, while Betfair went 16-1 for the same race.Power added: “At this time of year it is hard to get a handle on the juvenile form, as you don’t know what is what.- Advertisement – – Advertisement –last_img read more

The Carter Center has monitored elections in 39 countries, but never in the U.S.—until now

first_img– Advertisement – We’ve got one last shot at booting Senate Republicans from power in January. Please give $3 right now to send the GOP packing. The center is known for supporting emerging democracies, or nations where established democracy and elections are at risk. It’s disturbing that the United States now qualifies as one of the latter, a first in the 31 years the Carter Center has done this very important work. “We were frankly quite troubled by the lack of trust and doubts about that the process would be credible and the results would be accepted,” David Carroll, the director of the Center’s Democracy Program, told Fox 5 Atlanta. “It is an indication of how difficult it has become in this country to have elections that enjoy popular trust and credibility,” Carroll added. Carroll, of course, didn’t say the quiet part out loud: Popular trust in U.S. elections has deteriorated at the hands of the current White House occupant, who spent the final six months or so of his campaign railing against socially distant voting methods, including blatant attempts to hobble the national postal service to derail voting by mail, which he repeatedly and dishonestly insisted was ripe for widespread fraud. Since losing the Nov. 3 election to Biden, Trump, who Biden defeated in both the popular vote and the Electoral College, has mostly avoided the public eye while his subpar legal team attempts to procure a different result through a string of nuisance nonsense lawsuits.- Advertisement – On Friday, the winner in the remaining close state contests finally were called. Georgia, home of the audit, went blue for the first time since Bill Clinton won the state in 1992.The Washington Post has a great visual history of the Peach State’s journey from red to blue on the presidential front, even as both Senate seats are subject to an already-intense runoff battle that will decide party majority in the chamber.Control of the U.S. Senate is at stake. We need you to phonebank, textbank and do other crucial work necessary for Jon Ossoff and the Rev. Raphael Warnock to win seats in Georgia. Click to find the activity best for you.- Advertisement – “The nonprofit said Friday morning that Carter Center monitors will go to a number of counties across the state to assess the post-election audit and related processes to help bolster transparency and confidence in the results,” writes the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. The hyperspeed audit, often referred to as a “hand recount,” must be completed by Wednesday.Even as groups of shouty Trump supporters descend on the nation’s capital for a superspreader “March for Trump” on Saturday, in support of their orange messiah and in denial of his undeniable loss to President-elect Joe Biden, the center’s monitors have been “deployed to several county audit boards across the state to conduct oversight the center said would increase “transparency” in the vote counting process,” according to The Hill. – Advertisement –last_img read more

House sends BioShield bill to Bush

first_img The legislation, proposed by Bush in January 2003, authorizes spending $5.6 billion over the next decade for drugs, vaccines, and other countermeasures. The measure passed the House Jul 14 on a vote of 414-2. The Senate passed identical legislation May 19. Thompson added that BioShield “will also speed NIH research and development on next-generation countermeasures for other dangerous pathogens, such as Ebola and plague. And it will give the Food and Drug Administration the ability to make promising new treatments available quickly in emergency situations.” Statement by HHS Secretary Thompsonhttp://archive.hhs.gov/news/press/2004pres/20040714a.html Rep. Jim Turner of Texas, ranking Democrat on the House Homeland Security Committee, called the legislation an “experiment.” He said, “We do not know if the incentives in this bill will drive our pharmaceutical industry to develop medicines for biodefenses when they can make so much more money on other products.” Jul 16, 2004 (CIDRAP News) – The US House this week overwhelmingly approved the “BioShield” bill to guarantee a market for antidotes to biological and chemical weapons, thereby sending the legislation to President Bush for his promised signature. In a report by Global Security Newswire, some legislators and public health leaders cautioned that BioShield is only a first step in strengthening the nation’s biological defenses. May 20, 2004, CIDRAP News story, “Senate passes BioShield bill” Cox, in a floor speech after the bill passed, said spending priorities for BioShield will be set on the basis of information from the Department of Homeland Security. “It will be the responsibility of the Department of Homeland Security to assess the global threat,” he said. “Then we will hand off to the Department of Health and Human Services which will help, after priorities are set for this research, implement this program.”center_img The legislation also permits the National Institutes of Health to issue research and development grants faster and gives the agency more latitude to use private experts and contractors. BioShield guarantees that the government will buy promising medical countermeasures developed by private companies for biological, chemical, radiological, and nuclear weapons. It also allows the government to authorize the emergency use of drugs, vaccines, and other medical products that have not been approved by the Food and Drug Administration. Rep. Christopher Shays, R-Conn., said BioShield must be linked to broader biodefense efforts, especially public health capacity to administer drugs and vaccines quickly and safely, according to the story. Similar views were expressed by Shelly Hearne, executive director of the Trust for America’s Health, a nonpartisan advocacy group. See also: A stockpile of a new anthrax vaccine is likely to be one of the government’s first purchases under BioShield. In applauding the bill’s passage, Health and Human Services Secretary Tommy Thompson said in a statement, “Project BioShield will allow us to acquire up to 75 million doses of the new generation anthrax vaccine early next year.” The supply would be enough to vaccinate 25 million people. “This is the most significant first responder program in our nation’s history. It will ensure that we have treatments immediately on hand to save lives,” Rep. Christopher Cox, R-Calif., chairman of the Select Committee on Homeland Security, said in hailing the bill’s passage.last_img read more

Competitions for directors of representative offices in Austria, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Slovenia, Slovakia, Sweden and China

first_imgThe 33rd session of the Tourist Board of the Croatian National Tourist Board was held in Rovinj yesterday, at which the members of the council adopted the proposal Decisions on announcing vacancies for managerial positions in CNTB offices in the markets of Austria, the Czech Republic, China, Hungary, Slovenia, Slovakia and Sweden.Members of the Tourist Council adopted a decision on announcing vacancies for managerial positions in representative offices where the employment contracts of executives expire in 2018, ie in the markets Austria, the Czech Republic, Slovenia and Sweden. The competition will include managerial positions in market offices Hungary i Slovakia, but also in the market China based in Shanghai, where the CNTB office is being opened in cooperation with the Croatian Chamber of Commerce.Director Stanicic He emphasized that he expects a large number of quality applications for managerial positions in the representations of the Croatian National Tourist Board. “I believe that through the soon announced competition we will reach the best candidates who will make a strong and positive contribution to the future trends of Croatian tourism. The ultimate goal is new, innovative and interesting proposals from which the future activities of the representative office will be clearly visible, ie the contribution to the achievement of the strategic goals of Croatian tourism. “, concluded director Staničić.Tenders for these markets will be announced within 30 days from the date of adoption of this decision.last_img read more

3LHD’s project Hotel LN Garden officially opened in China

first_imgGreat success of Croatian architects! A unique Croatian export tourist product authored by architects from 3LHD studios.Today, the 3LHD Hotel LN Garden project was officially opened in China. The great success of 3LHD is the export of services and Croatian knowledge to the Chinese market. Just stop for a second and think about this fact – a Croatian company designed and built a luxury hotel in China.The 61068m2 hotel, with a total of 365 rooms is part of Nansha Seaside Park at the mouth of the Pearl River in the Chinese city of Guangzhou. Its volume and large area are visually blended with the horizontal lines of the facade into the nature that surrounds it. It will be categorized as a “platinum-five star”, and according to Chinese categorization rules, such hotels have a significantly higher standard than five-star hotels.It took three and a half years to build this luxuriously equipped hotel with an area of ​​more than 60 square meters. “The first inquiry arrived at 3LHD’s email address in December 2013. After the initial meetings and communication via the Internet, the first site visit followed and the start of work on the project ” they point out from 3LHD and add that the importance of this successful Croatian-Chinese cooperation is the potential for the expansion of Croatian companies in the Chinese market.The hotel is located at the mouth of the Pearl River, in the center of currently the largest agglomeration in the world which includes a megalopolis with over 60 million inhabitants. The main public area of ​​the hotel on the west overlooks the bay and on the east side overlooks Seaside Park. It is dominated by two vertical lobbies and a large body of water. The project is a collaboration with Croatian artist Ivana Franke, the author of two art installations set up in the main hotel lobby. Colleagues from the Chinese companies Guangzhou Urban and Design Institute and Citygroup worked out the details of the project and coordinated the work on the construction site in collaboration with 3LHD.The investor is Lingnan Group, a large company whose primary activity is hospitality and tourism. They own more than 60 hotels and hotel chains across China. Their business interests include the food industry, logistics, retail chains, and transportation services.See more details about the whole impressive project HERElast_img read more

The best Croatian camps for the 2018 season have been announced.

first_imgThe best large Croatian camps are Valkanela, Čikat and Straško, while in the category of smaller camps are Polidor, Draga and Slanica. The best camp with the offer of nudist camping is the camp Kovačine on Cres, and the best settlement of mobile homes has the camp Krk. Another camping season is coming to an end, in which Croatian campsites recorded an increase in overnight stays of 1,3% compared to last year. This year, most guests came from Germany, Slovenia, Austria, the Netherlands and Italy, and the largest increase was achieved by campers from Poland by as much as 6,6% more overnight stays.Slovenian web portal for camping, www.avtokampi.si, and this year spent a selection of the best campsites in the region. Prizes are divided within 12th Croatian Camping Congress in Terme Tuhelj, organized by the Croatian Camping Association (KUH), which is also the largest gathering of the Croatian camping sector for more than 350 participants and lecturers from all over Europe.Slovenian campers handed out prizes for the best campsites in CroatiaPhoto: Camp ČikatCamping is extremely popular in Slovenia because people like to spend at least part of their vacation in beautiful nature, which is offered by campsites by rivers, lakes and the sea. In Croatian camps alone, Slovenian campers make almost 3 million overnight stays a year, and additionally in domestic camps with just over half a million overnight stays.The editor of the web camping portal Avtokampi.si, Mr. Klemen Hren, emphasized that camping is popular with families who want to enjoy a vacation in nature, and children can enjoy the freedom of movement and play. “If it used to mean that camping was a cheap holiday, it is no longer the case because the camps have raised prices with the improvement of the offer. This year, it was especially felt because more and more guests were looking for a free pitch in the off-season, when the camps offer lower prices and special offers. ” Hren pointed out.Voting was organized in such a way that the camps were divided by size (large and small) and within three regions – Istria, Kvarner and Dalmatia, and campers were allowed to vote for the best camps throughout the season. The best campsites in IstriaAmong the larger camps in Istria, he received the most votes camp Valkanela from Vrsar, which offers guests newly arranged pitches, renovated toilets and a beach, and children adore the large pool complex. He won second place camp Lanterna from Poreč where, in addition to camping, guests are also offered the rental of mobile homes and glamping tents. Third place goes to camp Zelena Laguna from Poreč, which next to the pool now has a new water park for children.Camp Polidor from Funtana is one of the few year-round camps and the best small camp in Istria. Guests praise the arrangement of the camp, the additional offer with a playroom for children and the beautiful beach which is away from the camp, but guests are driven to it by their own tourist train. He won second place camp Puntica from Funtana, and third Carniolan camp from Premantura.The best camps in KvarnerAmong Slovenian campers, camps in Kvarner are extremely popular, where 26% of the total number of overnight stays were realized. Among the larger camps, for the eighth year in a row, he took the place of the best camp Čikat from Mali Lošinj. This year, guests are delighted with the newly arranged plots and renovated toilets, and it is very important that the camp is open all year round. Second place went to camp Njivice, where they have a new children’s pool with playground and new mobile homes with private pool. Third place goes to camp Ježevac in the town of Krk where they built a new pool complex this year.Among the smaller Kvarner camps, the first place was awarded to the campers camp Draga from Mošćenička Draga where guests praise orderliness and hospitality. Second place goes to camp Mali which has only 30 pitches, but guests love the location and personal approach of the owner. He won third place camp Rapoča from Nerezine where Slovenian guests traditionally come in large numbers.Photo: Sand One 99 GlampingThe best camps in DalmatiaIn the category of larger camps from the area of ​​Dalmatia, he won first place this year as well camp Straško from Novalja on the island of Pag. The tidiness of the entire camp, excellent shade, the offer of animation and playgrounds, a long pebble beach and the possibility of swimming in the pools are the main reasons for guests to enjoy the camp. Second place goes to camp Šimune also on the island of Pag where they offer an active vacation for the whole family along the beautiful beach. Third place this year goes to camp Stobreč in Split where they have a new wellness with saunas, jacuzzi and outdoor pools.The biggest competition was among the smaller camps in Dalmatia, of which there are really many. He won the award for the best in that category camp Slanica from the island of Murter where, in addition to arranging the camp, guests are also delighted with the sandy beach near the camp. Second place goes to Camp Holiday on the island of Hvar where in recent years they have invested a lot in arranging the camp. He is in third place camp Lupis from Peljesac which, in addition to nicely arranged plots and toilets, also offer guests a quiet location. The best nudist campAmong the camps, which allow FKK camping, guests have chosen as the best camp Kovačine from Cres. In addition to the beautiful beach, guests also like organized animation, and for the next year a swimming pool is under construction. Second place went to camp Valalta from Rovinj which is one of the best campsites in Europe. In addition to the plots, they also offer rental of houses, apartments and bungalows. Camp Koversada from Vrsar he won third place.The best settlement of mobile homesIn recent years, mobile homes have been a very popular choice of accommodation in Croatian camps. He received the most votes in the election camp Krk. They allow guests to stay in houses for families and couples that are specially designed for their camp, and which are located in a resort with a playground and swimming pool. Second place goes to mobile homes in camp Aminess Park Mareda in Novigrad which will have a new name Aminess Maravea Camping Resort from next year. New in the camp are modern and large houses by the sea, educational animation and better gastronomic offer, and in 2019 it is planned to build new swimming pools. Third place was awarded by the guests camp Park Umag.The best Croatian camps for the 2018 season Best camp Adria 2018 – Large camps – Istria1st place – Camp Valkanela2nd place – Camp Lanterna3rd place – camp Zelena LagunaBest camp Adria 2018 – Smaller camps – Istria1st place – camp Polidor2nd place – camp Puntica3rd place – Carniola campBest camp Adria 2018 – Large camps – Kvarner1st place – camp Čikat2nd place – camp Njivice3rd place – camp JeževacBest camp Adria 2018 – Smaller camps – Kvarner1st place – camp Draga2nd place – Mali camp3rd place – camp RapočaBest camp Adria 2018 – Large camps – Dalmatia1st place – camp Straško2nd place – camp Šimuni3rd place – camp StobrečBest camp Adria 2018- Smaller camps – Dalmatia1st place – camp Slanica2nd place – Holiday camp3rd place – Camp LupisBest camp Adria 2018- Nudist camps1st place – camp Kovacine2nd place – Camp Valalta3rd place – Camp KoversadaBest camp Adria 2018 – Mobile home settlement1st place – camp Krk2nd place – camp Aminess Park Mareda3rd place – camp Park Umaglast_img read more

The City of Pula opened a conference on the plan for granting concessions for the period 2019-2021

first_imgFor the “Draft Proposal of the Decision on Amendments to the Decision on Adoption of the Concession Granting Plan for 2019”, the statements are sent to izmjene.godisnjiplan@pula.hr. Source: City of Pula Their goal is to acquaint the general public with the draft proposals on decisions for granting concessions and to obtain opinions, remarks and proposals from the public on them. The City of Pula, in accordance with the Law on the Right to Access Information, has started the implementation of the “Consultation with the interested public”. Supporting documents as well as additional information on the consultations can be found HERE. Finally, citizens can send comments on the “Draft Proposal of the Decision on Issuance of the Notice of Intent to Grant a Concession on a Maritime Property for the Purpose of Economic Use of the Existing Shipyard Port Tehnomont – Pula” to e-mail obavijest.koncesijabrodogradiliste@pula.hr. Namely, these are three different draft proposals. The consultations will be held for 15 days – in the period from May 15 to May 30, 2019. Statements on the “Draft Proposal of the Decision on Amendments to the Decision on Adoption of the Medium-Term (Three-Year) Plan for Granting Concessions for the Period 2019-2021” can be sent to the e-mail address izmjene.trogodisnjiplan@pula.hr.last_img read more

The new Rulebook on the professional exam for a business manager in a travel agency has entered into force

first_imgA higher education institution that has started organizing and conducting a professional examination for a manager according to the Ordinance on the professional examination for a manager (Official Gazette, No. 50/08) may hold a professional examination according to the examination program prescribed by that Ordinance, no later than 90 days from the end of the lecture for the professional exam, after which the decisions on the appointment of examination commissions for taking the professional exam for the head of the branch office at higher education institutions cease to be valid. The exam consists of a seminar paper, written and oral part. The professional exam checks the knowledge and skills of candidates required to run a travel agency, while the professional exam is taken in Croatian before the examination commission at the ministry responsible for tourism. This Ordinance prescribes the learning outcomes that are checked at the professional exam for a business manager in a travel agency, the composition of the examination commission and the manner of taking the professional exam. Photo: Pixabay.com Namely, to apply for the professional exam, it is necessary to enclose a certificate from the educational institution that the candidates actively know at least one world language (level B2 according to the degrees of the Common European Framework of Reference) and know another world language (level A2 according to the degrees of the Common European Reference framework in comprehension and speech). The notice on the time and place of taking the professional exam shall be published by the examination commission on the Ministry’s website at least thirty days before the day set for taking the professional exam.center_img The big change is that from now on the exam for the head of a travel agency is taken at the Ministry of Tourism, while until now it has been the practice for educational institutions to charge for the course and they have taken the exam and received a certificate of professional exam. Also, according to Article 8, the Minister of Tourism makes a decision which determines the amount and manner of payment of compensation for the costs of the professional exam. The rulebook does not define the amount of compensation for the costs of the professional exam. We have sent an inquiry about the amount of the fee for taking the professional exam to the Ministry of Tourism, and we will publish the answer as soon as we receive feedback. Also, so far there were no conditions for accessing the course and taking the exam for the head of a travel agency, while now one of the conditions is the level of active knowledge of two foreign languages. Side dish: Rulebook on the professional exam for business manager in a travel agency Pursuant to Article 19, paragraph 4 of the Tourism Services Act (Official Gazette 130/17 and 25/19), the Ministry of Tourism Rulebook on the professional exam for a manager of a travel agency,  and which came into force today.last_img read more

Marina Punat won the largest Croatian nautical award – the Golden Anchor

first_imgSpecial, exclusive recognition was given to the newly opened ACI marina Rovinj with five anchors, which received the title of Croatian marina No. 1. Source: Jutarnji list  Photo: Marina Punat “In these 55 years we have won many awards and each is an incentive for us to raise the quality for the rankings higher next year. The reflection of our success is not only our modern infrastructure and innovations but also the fact that we listen to our guests. And their praise, but also their problemsSaid Marevic. The Golden Smile of the Adriatic award for the kindest staff went to the ACI marina Pula, while the award for the greatest progress in the nautical season in 2019 went to the ACI marina Jezera. Recognition for the extremely fruitful cooperation between the marina and the tourist community was earned by Marina Vrsar, and Marina Kornati and Ilirija dd received a large thank you for their exceptional contribution to the organization and success of the Nautical Patrol. The second and third places were won by the ACI marina Cres and the ACI marina Skradin, while the award “My favorite marina” according to the sailors was awarded to the ACI marina Dubrovnik.center_img Marina Punat is one of the most popular marinas in Croatia, which offers permanent berths in the sea and dry berths, restaurants, swimming pool and wellness, as well as various additional services and shops with a superbly equipped yacht service. The marina currently has 1.450 berths for vessels up to 40 m on as many as 14 piers. In the period until 2025, investments of HRK 50 million are planned, and they plan to raise the categorization to 5 anchors. For twenty years in a row, Marina Punat has won the international Blue Flag award for its good waste management, excellent cleanliness and quality of the sea, ecological principles and rational use of natural resources.  This is the second time that Marina Punat has won the Golden Anchor, and the director Renata Marević pointed out that this award is a great recognition to all employees of the marina because it shows that they are doing a good job. Marina Punat won the Golden Anchor 2019, the largest Croatian nautical award. This is a prestigious award that has been awarded by Jutarnji list to the best Croatian marina for the third year in a row, according to boaters.last_img read more