Month: November 2020

LISTEN: Jon Wilkin on the Golden Point Podcast to discuss the latest Super League news | Rugby League News

first_imgThe former Toronto Wolfpack player gives Marc Bazeley and Sky Sports rugby league expert Terry O’Connor his views on the vote which saw the club denied readmission to Super League for 2021.- Advertisement – On this week’s Golden Point Podcast, Jon Wilkin joins the panel to discuss all of the latest news from Super League. Jon Wilkin is the guest on this week’s Golden Point Podcast – Advertisement – Former Hull KR, St Helens and Toronto Wolfpack player Jon Wilkin joins Sky Sports rugby league expert Terry O’Connor on the panel to discuss all of the latest news coming out of Super League this week By Sky Sports Rugby LeagueLast Updated: 04/11/20 5:21pmcenter_img Jon Wilkin is the guest on this week's Golden Point Podcast
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Trump refuses to accept election results, says it’s ‘far from over’

first_img– Advertisement – “In the face of unprecedented obstacles, a record number of Americans voted. Proving once again, that democracy beats deep in the heart of America,” the president-elect said. “With the campaign over, it’s time to put the anger and the harsh rhetoric behind us and come together as a nation.”But the Trump campaign disputes that the campaign has come to an end. The president and his surrogates have launched lawsuits in multiple key states, including Pennsylvania and Michigan, and have already signaled they plan to press for recounts in some close races.Trump himself has spread unproven allegations of electoral fraud in key states, despite repeated pushback from election officials and judges in numerous court cases. As vote tallies in crucial states appeared to be favoring Biden in the days after Election Day, Trump even demanded that states stop counting ballots.This is breaking news. Please check back for updates. President Donald Trump is refusing to concede the election after NBC News and other outlets projected that Joe Biden has defeated him in the race for the White House.“The simple fact is this election is far from over,” Trump said in a statement released just minutes after NBC projected that Biden had become president-elect.Trump vowed that as soon as Monday, his team will start “prosecuting our case in court to ensure election laws are fully upheld.” President Donald Trump arrives to speak in the Brady Briefing Room at the White House in Washington, DC on November 5, 2020.Brendan Smialowski | AFP | Getty Images Biden earlier Saturday had led Trump in NBC’s tally of projected Electoral College votes, 253 to 214. The former vice president was pushed over the top when NBC projected that Pennsylvania’s 20 electoral votes would be awarded to him.Trump had traveled to his private golf club in Sterling, Virginia, less than two hours before the race was called for his opponent.Biden, in a statement released around noon Saturday, said he is “honored and humbled by the trust the American people have placed in me and in Vice President-elect [Kamala] Harris.”- Advertisement – – Advertisement – – Advertisement –last_img read more

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Jacob Elordi Raves About Ex Zendaya Before ‘Euphoria’ Special

first_imgZendaya, 24, made history in September when she became the youngest-ever recipient of the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series for her role as recovering teen drug addict Rue Bennett in the HBO show. Elordi, who plays troubled athlete Nate Jacobs, congratulated the Greatest Showman star at the time, writing on his Instagram Stories, “Congratulations captain @zendaya. Bravo.”After months of speculation, Us Weekly broke the news in February that the Kissing Booth star and Zendaya were dating. Their relationship ended up being short-lived, however, as he moved on with his current girlfriend, Kaia Gerber, just weeks later.“Kaia is having a lot of fun with Jacob,” a source exclusively told Us in October. “Her family thinks he is a stand-up guy and a breath of fresh air.”- Advertisement – – Advertisement – While Elordi and Zendaya are no longer an item, they have remained good friends as they continue to work on Euphoria together. The season 1 finale aired in August 2019, and (spoiler alert!) ended with Jules Vaughn (Hunter Schafer) leaving Rue at a train station before Rue relapsed on drugs.The network announced in October that two special episodes are set to air before season 2 premieres, bridging the gap between the story lines. The first, titled “Trouble Don’t Last Always,” is Christmas-themed and picks up where viewers last saw Rue. Details about the second episode have yet to be unveiled.“We really missed them,” the Spider-Man: Far From Home star wrote via Instagram last month alongside a new promotional photo. “Two special Euphoria episodes coming soon. First one December 6th on @hbo.”- Advertisement – Listen to Us Weekly’s Hot Hollywood as each week the editors of Us break down the hottest entertainment news stories! Jolly old St. Nate! Jacob Elordi showered his ex Zendaya with praise ahead of the highly anticipated Euphoria Christmas episode.“She’s a power unto herself and so talented,” the actor, 23, told Vanity Fair in an interview published on Friday, November 13, while discussing his costar’s recent Emmy win. “Such a sweetheart.”- Advertisement –last_img read more

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The Final Front of the 2020 Ad Wars

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Upbeat news on avian flu in Canada, Thailand

first_imgMay 14, 2004 (CIDRAP News) – Canadian authorities say further tests have shown that geese on a farm in southern British Columbia were not infected with a dangerous avian influenza virus, but test results on ducks from the same farm are still awaited.Initial tests of geese and ducks on the farm had indicated possible antibodies to an H5 virus, raising concern about the possibility of H5N1, the subtype blamed for the recent widespread avian flu outbreaks in East Asia. The farm is at Abbotsford in the Fraser Valley, where authorities have been destroying millions of poultry because of an outbreak of H7N3 avian flu.In a statement released late yesterday, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) said, “Further testing has revealed that geese on a Fraser Valley farm were not infected with either H5 or H7 avian influenza. There is strong evidence indicating the geese were exposed to the H6 avian influenza virus. The H6 virus is not associated with serious animal or human illness.”Further testing is expected to clarify the status of ducks on the farm, the CFIA said. In an Associated Press (AP) report today, Dr. Cornelius Kiley of the CFIA estimated the tests on the duck samples would take another week. The agency said no illness has been seen in the flock.The Abbotsford farm is within 3 kilometers of farms hit by the H7N3 outbreak, and the flock there was scheduled to be sacrificed in the effort to stop the outbreak, the CFIA said.The agency said it is not surprising to find various avian flu virus subtypes in birds raised outdoors, where they have contact with wild birds. The latter are known to carry various virus strains, most of which don’t cause serious illness in birds.Meanwhile, the AP reported today that more than 21 days have passed since the last avian flu outbreak in Thailand, raising hopes that the country may be free of the disease. The report quoted Agriculture Minister Somsak Thepsuthin as saying, “We admit that we’re not sure bird flu is totally cleared out of Thailand. But we haven’t found the disease anymore in farms.”Somsak said a farm in the northern province of Uttaradit was the site of the last reported outbreak, and no signs of the disease had been seen there since Apr 19, according to the story.More than 37 million birds have been destroyed in the battle to contain avian flu in Thailand. The country has had eight fatal human cases of H5N1 infection. New outbreaks have forced Thai officials several times to postpone plans to declare the nation free of the disease.last_img read more

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The HOW (Hotel Operations Weekend) Festival takes place in less than a month!

first_imgHOW (Hotel Operations Weekend) The festival is the first festival in Europe on the topic of hotel operations, which will be held on September 28 and 29, 2017 at the Falkensteiner Hotel Iadera in Petrčane near Zadar.The Festival will discuss global trends in hotel operations and business optimization models and improve communication and sales to customers. The HOW Festival is the only one in the region to bring together over 400 participants, mostly hotel directors, heads of operations and hotel departments in larger hotel companies and hotel directors in individual facilities. Also, it is the only one that discusses the daily hotel business, solutions that improve and modernize the same and global trends that attract new generations of tourists.The program is segmented on the first day in which there are panel discussions and lectures for all participants while on the second day parallel workshops are organized divided into hotel departments such as:Household:Outsourcing hotel laundry – is it worth it?Household organization – how to reduce cost while increasing staff efficiencyReception: “Seeking an authentic experience” – how can the reception bring the local way of life and experience closer to tourists?How is the technology implemented in the reception?Food and drink: How to increase usability and reduce food costs?How can hotel bars be profitable?Sales and marketing:Digital networks and web content – how important is it?… And other topicsTechnology:How to choose the right technology?… And other topics The aim of the Festival is to bring together representatives of tourism and hotel management from across the region, to present international trends in hotel operations and examples of good practice, and to provide entertainment and networking of participants. HOW is designed as a gathering of hotel directors, operations managers and hotel department heads to discuss and present the latest global trends in hotel operations in one place and how to implement them in everyday work.”Leading hoteliers in the region have expressed interest in presenting current trends and examples of successful practice, and we want to present global trends in hotel operations to participants, but also encourage them to implement new services and products. The very concept of the Festival is aimed at developing B2B business, networking of participants and raising the quality of hotel business and services. ”Points out the organizer Marina Franolić from the company Proficiscor dooSome of the over 50 confirmed regional and international experts of the HOW Festival 2017 are: Dalibor Šumiga, is an expert in behavioral and guerrilla marketing, consumer psychology and Google Ambassador, Frank Reul, Director General for Romania, Bulgaria and Macedonia AccorHotels / Orbis, Jacques L. Morand, Vice President for South East Europe, Hyatt International Hotels and Resorts,  Piet Boogert, General Manager of Lloyd Hotel & Cultural Embassy, Joseph Jutt Ferlan, director of DoubleTree by Hilton Zagreb, Marko Lukicic, Member of the Management Board of Jadranka dd, Martin Gahn, director of Top Gahn Quality Coaching and many others.You can see the complete program as well as all information about the Festival at www.howfestival.com.last_img read more

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As of today, seasonal toll prices are valid

first_imgFrom today (Friday, June 15) to September 14, seasonal toll prices are being introduced on motorways operated by Hrvatske autoceste (HAC) and Autocesta Rijeka-Zagreb (ARZ), which bring 10% more expensive tolls.Seasonal toll prices are introduced for IA, I. and from this year and for II. group of vehicles, and on III. and IV. vehicle group does not apply. In the seasonal period, the unit price of toll for vehicles IA, I. and II. groups increases by 10%.The model of seasonal toll prices, which was introduced last year, during the 3 summer months in a period of increased traffic intensity, is one of the accepted measures of financial restructuring of companies in the road sector. “The introduction of seasonal toll prices for certain categories of vehicles stems from the fact that about 40% of the total annual traffic is realized in the summer months, and on some motorways the number of vehicles increases up to three times in summer compared to the rest of the year. Consequently, the costs of maintenance, safety, monitoring and traffic management in the summer months increase significantly.”They point out from Hrvatske autocestelast_img read more

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CBS: Increase in tourist arrivals and overnight stays in the first eight months

first_imgIn the first eight months of 2018, tourists realized 14,8 million arrivals and 75,1 million overnight stays in commercial accommodation facilities, which is an increase of 5,8% in arrivals and a 3,7% increase in tourist overnight stays compared to the same period in 2017, data from the Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS) speak for themselves.Domestic tourists in the first eight months of 2018 realized 1,4 million arrivals and 5,2 million overnight stays, which is 9,3% more arrivals and 7,6% more overnight stays compared to the same period in 2017. Foreign tourists realized 13,4, 70,0 million arrivals and 5,4 million overnight stays, an increase of 3,4% in arrivals and a 23,1% increase in tourist overnight stays compared to the same period last year. Most overnight stays of foreign tourists were realized by tourists from Germany (9,3%), Slovenia (8,3%), Austria (7,7%), Poland (6,5%) and the Czech Republic and Italy (XNUMX% each) ).Domestic tourists spent most nights in the City of Zagreb, and foreign tourists in RovinjIn the first eight months of 2018, domestic tourists spent the most nights in the City of Zagreb, Crikvenica, Mali Lošinj, Zadar and Vodice, which is 18,4% of the total overnight stays of domestic tourists. Foreign tourists spent the most nights in Rovinj – Rovigno, Dubrovnik, Poreč – Parenzo, Medulin and Umag – Umago, which is 18,2% of the total overnight stays of foreign tourists.Source: CBSAugust / Increase in arrivals and overnight stays of domestic and foreign touristsIn August 2018, 4,4 million tourist arrivals and 27,1 million tourist nights were realized in commercial accommodation facilities. Compared to August 2017, there was an increase in tourist arrivals, by 3,9%, and a slight increase in overnight stays, by 0,8%.Domestic tourists realized 284 thousand arrivals and 1,6 million overnight stays, which is an increase of arrivals by 12,5% ​​and an increase of overnight stays by 8,4% compared to August 2017. Foreign tourists realized 4,1 million arrivals and 25,4 million overnight stays, which is 3,3% more arrivals and 0,4% more overnight stays compared to August 2017.German tourists most numerousThe highest number of overnight stays of foreign tourists in August 2018 was realized by tourists from Germany, 6,2 million overnight stays (24,6% of the total overnight stays of foreign tourists) and tourists from Italy, with 2,7 million overnight stays by tourists (10,5% of the total number of overnight stays of foreign tourists).This is followed by overnight stays of tourists from Poland (8,1%), Slovenia (8,0%), Austria (7,4%) and the Czech Republic (6,1%). Tourists from Italy increased the number of overnight stays by 2,9%, while tourists from other countries in August 2018 recorded a decrease in overnight stays compared to August 2017.Istria County is the leader in the number of tourist arrivals and overnight staysThe highest number of tourist arrivals and overnight stays in August 2018 was realized by the County of Istria, with more than 1,0 million arrivals and 7,8 million overnight stays, which is 23,9% of the total arrivals and 28,8% of the total overnight stays.The highest number of overnight stays was realized by tourists from Germany, 34,5%, who realized an average of nine overnight stays per arrival, and tourists from Italy, 13,5%, with an average of six overnight stays per arrival.Most nights spent in rooms, apartments and holiday homesThe highest number of overnight stays was in rooms, apartments and holiday homes, 15,5 million, which is 57,2% of the total number of overnight stays. Compared to August 2017, the number of arrivals in rooms, apartments and holiday homes increased by 6,8% and the number of tourist nights by 2,9%.In August 2018, tourists had at their disposal 409 thousand rooms, suites and camping places with a total of 1,1 million permanent beds. In the group Resorts and similar short-stay facilities, tourists had at their disposal a total of 244 thousand rooms and suites (which is 59,5% of the total number of available rooms and suites) with a total of 658 thousand permanent beds (which is 60,9% of the total number of available permanent beds). In the group Hotels and similar accommodation tourists had at their disposal a total of 80 thousand rooms and suites (which is 19,5% of the total number of available rooms and suites) with a total of 166 thousand permanent beds (which is 15,4% of the total number of available permanent bed). The average occupancy of rooms was 84,9%, and permanent beds 97,3%.Most overnight stays were realized by tourists in the age group up to 14 yearsIn August 2018, tourists in the age group up to 14 years realized the most overnight stays, 6,1 million overnight stays, which is 22,5% of the total number of overnight stays. They are followed by tourists in the age group 35-44 with 5,4 million overnight stays, which is 19,9% ​​of the total overnight stays.last_img read more

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British tourists are increasingly visiting more distant destinations

first_imgThis year’s report by the British travel company Thomas Cook showed that British tourists are increasingly visiting more distant destinations, instead of closer and common ones such as Spain, Portugal or Croatia. Tunisia experienced a significant drop in tourist visits a few years ago, mostly due to a terrorist attack on the resort of Sousse in 2015 that killed 38 tourists, 30 of whom were British citizens. However, the destination has started to recover – this year there were twice as many reservations than in 2018. Although Spain still holds the first place in the number of reservations, Turkey overtook Greece and thus took second place. With that, Greece fell to third place, the United States to fourth, and Cyprus to fifth. Short-term visits to Mexico, San Francisco and Las Vegas have never been more sought after. For example, the number of bookings for a six-day trip to Mexico increased by as much as 171 percent. However, the majority of respondents, whom the company surveyed for its report, said they still plan to spend their holidays outside the UK, and a quarter said holidays abroad are at a higher level of their priorities than they were last year. Sales of summer tourist packages for destinations outside the eurozone increased by as much as 48 percent compared to 2018. This increase was most felt by destinations such as Turkey, Tunisia and Egypt. Almost half of bookings through Thomas Cook relate to destinations outside the European Union.center_img The interest of British tourists in Turkey is not too surprising, if we take into account the strength of the Turkish lira in relation to the British pound. But the company warns that the number of British tourist bookings is still falling. Last month, they reported plans to close 21 tourism offices in the UK, or cut more than 300 jobs. Assumptions about the decline in the number of reservations start from the situation related to Brexit. Uncertainty about the outcome of Brexit certainly has an impact on the plans of British tourists. Top 5 summer destinations You can find the full report “The Thomas Cook Holiday Report 2019” HERE.last_img read more

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Winners of the Golden Goat – Capra d’oro 2019 awards announced

first_imgVALAMAR RIVIERA DD POREČ was awarded for the best tourist product for the VALAMAR COLLECTION MAREA SUITES CAPITAL INVESTMENT PROJECT, as well as for visual communications for the visual identity of BALANCE MEDITERRANEAN SPA BY VALAMAR In the category of events / events, Maistra was awarded for entertainment and cultural event – opening of MONTE MULINI ZONE AND GRAND PARK HOTEL ROVINJ, while Medulinska Rivijera doo received recognition in the category of events / attractions for FESTIVAL ROCKS & STARS @ CAVE ROMANE A special award was given to the CITY OF POREČ, VALAMAR RIVIERA DD POREČ, PLAVA LAGUNA DD POREČ and the Tourist Board of the CITY OF POREČ for a successful partnership in the realization of the most beautiful Istrian Advent – Advent Poreč. Photo: Manuel Paljuh This year’s winners of the Golden Goat – Capra d’oro award for 2019 are: In the category Awards to individuals, MILENA PERKOVIĆ and SVEMIR RADMILO received recognition for outstanding contribution to the development and promotion of tourism in Istria, and special recognition for a foreign partner went to LUIGI COSTA for outstanding contribution to the promotion of tourism in Istria.center_img At the end of each year, the Istria County Tourist Board awards the winners who applied for the Golden Goat – Capra d’oro award, the end result of which is an exceptional tourist product full of new, always different, attractive tourist stories. The Municipality of TINJAN was awarded for the 13th gourmet event ISAP – INTERNATIONAL PROSCIUTTO FAIR IN TINJAN, and the ZAGREB DANCE ENSEMBLE for the 20th FESTIVAL OF DANCE AND NON-VERBAL THEATER, SVETVINČENAT. Also, in the category of sports event, Plava Laguna doo received recognition for the 30th ATP tournament – PLAVA LAGUNA CROATIA OPEN UMAG. They were awarded in the categories: Innovative products, Tourist products, Visual communications, Events, which consists of five subcategories: culture and entertainment, attractions, gourmet, culture, sports; as well as rewarding deserving individuals. In the category Innovative product, the Municipality of KRŠAN was awarded for the INTERPRETATION CENTER VLAŠKI PUTI, in the category Tourist productthe award was given to the MUNICIPALITY OF RAŠA for the SMALL MUSEUM OF MINING KOVARSKA KUĆA ARSIA. last_img read more

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