Jul 18, 2008 (CIDRAP News) – A 38-year-old Indonesian man from a town near Jakarta recently died of H5N1 avian influenza, according to an Associated Press (AP) report citing his family and health workers.Indonesia has said it will no longer immediately report new H5N1 cases and will instead provide periodic updates. However, details about the man’s death were reported yesterday by the AP, which cited the man’s brother-in-law and anonymous health workers as its sources.Abdul Kadir told the AP that his brother-in-law died on Jul 10 after experiencing a high fever, coughing, and breathing difficulties.”The doctor told us he died of bird flu. The tests came back positive from Jakarta,” he said.Lily Sulistyowati, a health ministry spokeswoman, told the AP she couldn’t confirm the man’s death. “But we’ll let the public know when we release our report at the end of the month,” she said.Under the International Health Regulations, countries are obligated to promptly report human H5N1 influenza cases and other diseases regarded as a potential global health threat to the World Health Organization (WHO), which posts announcements about them and keeps an official count of illnesses and deaths.However, it’s not clear if Indonesia’s health ministry has informed the WHO of the case. If the WHO recognizes the man’s infection, it will be listed as Indonesia’s 136th H5N1 case and 111th death.Indonesia’s last two H5N1 cases were confirmed by the WHO on Jun 19, and both reflected a delay in reporting the cases. The two patients were a 16-year-old girl who died on May 9 and a 34-year-old woman who died on Jun 3.The 38-year-old man was from Belendung, a village 24 miles west of Jakarta, the AP reported. Residents of the area said ducks and chickens roam the streets freely, but none were reported sick or dead. Kadir told the AP that officials obtained blood samples from the man’s relatives and neighbors and that they have not culled any birds.The WHO’s global H5N1 count is 385 cases and 243 deaths.See also:Jun 19 CIDRAP News story “Indonesia confirms 2 recent avian flu deaths”
Dates and locations of trainings and contact persons:ZAGREB, 6 and 7 March , Zagreb Chamber, Draškovićeva 45 (contact: Vesna Krišto firstname.lastname@example.org ), Call number: 2493730-16-20181, payment description: Education Adventure tourism ZGRIVER, March 21 and 22, Rijeka County Chamber, Bulevar oslobođenja 23, Rijeka (contact: Diana Felker email@example.com ), Call number: 2493730-16-20182, payment description: Education Adventure Tourism RIPOŽEGA, March 28 and 29 , Požega County Chamber, Vukovarska 6, Požega (contact: Marko Dumančić firstname.lastname@example.org ), Call number: 2493730-16-20183, payment description: Education Adventure tourism PŽOSIJEK, April 5 and 6 , Osijek County Chamber, Europske avenije 13, Osijek (contact: Marija Tapšanji email@example.com ), Call number: 2493730-16-20184, payment description: Education Adventure tourism OSSPLIT, April 17 and 18 , Split County Chamber, Obala Ante Trumbića 4, Split (contact: Nataša Bušić firstname.lastname@example.org ), Call number: 2493730-16-20185, payment description: Education Adventure tourism STSPLIT, June 6 and 7 , Split County Chamber, Obala Ante Trumbića 4, Split (contact: Nataša Bušić email@example.com ), Call number: 2493730-16-20185, payment description: Education Adventure tourism STOTOČAC, April 24 and 25 , Otočac County Chamber, Kralja Zvonimira 16, Otočac (contact: Irena Banić firstname.lastname@example.org ), Call number: 2493730-16-20186, payment description:Education Adventure Tourism OT ZADAR, April 26 and 27, Zadar County Chamber, Špire Brusine 16, Zadar (contact: Maša Jurin email@example.com ), Call number: 2493730-16-20187, payment description: Education Adventure tourism ZDDUBROVNIK, 14 and 15 May , Cadmos Village Adventure Park, Komaji 3, Čilipi (contact: Nikolina Trojić firstname.lastname@example.org ), Call number: 2493730-16-20188, payment description: Education Adventure Tourism DU. Trainings for holders and organizers of tourist contents in nature, organized by the Croatian Mountain Rescue Service and the Croatian Chamber of Commerce, will be held in Zagreb, Rijeka, Požega, Osijek, Split, Otočac, Zadar and Dubrovnik.HGK and HGSS have been holding workshops for training holders and organizers of tourist contents in nature since 2004. Approximately 1000 participants have completed the training program in Croatia so far. Registration of participants starts at 8.30, and the start is scheduled at 9 o’clock. See the entire education program here, and for more information and how to apply, see here
I spent this weekend at a relaxed gathering or as it is popularly called “team building”, with my colleagues from the company Adria Electronic, in ancient Šibenik, which together with its surroundings delighted me with the tourist offer and positive change compared to what used to be. I also remember how this beautiful old town was “recognizable” to me. I often came to Šibenik on business and I remember a time when we had nowhere to eat something fair. There was no trace of tourism or tourists. Just traces of once failed industries and old monuments with a patina that blended into the psychological grayness of a once proud, peasant town, which seemed rather sad.And then tourism “happened” to Šibenik, as well as to Split. Not by accident. Because nothing happens by accident. Everything has its causes and reasons. The event of tourism in Šibenik is a consequence of the fact that he has something to show, only that no one has shown it to the world so far. Only a few beautiful projects that meant certain facilities and guests began to make a pilgrimage to this chest of heritage. Yes, you just need to invest a little in good things. Just a moment.Tourists quickly realized that there was something to see. And not just in the city. Šibenik is a kind of hub or a kind of starting point for other beautiful and attractive destinations that can be easily and quickly reached. That is the role of the big city; Develop your environment. A walk through the streets of Šibenik with a guide who has a passion to convey those details that are not in the brochures left us breathless. So many churches and chapels, beautiful facades of old buildings and stories. Story. The story of fortresses, of stairs, of a cathedral… But what makes me happiest is life. The murmur of people. Restaurants and cafes, shops, souvenir shops, and all possible other service activities are offered at every turn. Šibenik has come to life. He experienced some sort of resuscitation or reincarnation. Or perhaps even more beautifully, it experienced a kind of renaissance, a renaissance.A fast boat ride to the Krka waterfalls, which are a world phenomenon and a pearl, is more than an experience. The view of the city from the sea is something completely different from the one experienced just before, as well as just meandering along the delta with an impressive sight of passing under the bridge that connects Croatia by highway. And then the next day a speedboat ride to Prvić with the story of Faust Vrančić, Zlarin with the story of corals or Krapanj with the story of sponges. There is so much beauty here.It seems that Šibenik has used perhaps only a small part of its total potential. I am impressed by many things, but also by the slowness of activating valuable resources for tourism purposes. And the purpose is to make money. I will only mention the fortress of St. Anthony, which delighted me with its monumentality and perseverance. This fascinating building, in a unique location, with so much space, stands empty and almost unvisited, at least not officially. And that is why one should imagine.Imagine how nice it would be if this was put to better use. To make this impressive fortress, which for centuries defended the entrance from the sea to the city look like the center of an event, lit and full of people. We need to imagine what we would need and how much we would need to build this fort. And we inherited it. It’s ours and it’s there. She’s waiting for us to take care of her and show her. That is why I sincerely wish Šibenik and the people who lead it a lot of imagination, skills and intelligence in turning this city of theirs into a world destination, which will enable the people of Šibenik a good and safe life.I believe that they can do it, just as I believe that Šibenik deserves it.I am writing all this on the day of St. Michael the Patron Saint of the city, under the deep impression of a large number of people who walked their streets in faith today in a solemn procession dedicated to their saint. I am sure that these people, with their willpower, can make this city a better place to live for their children. I look forward to meeting them again, just as I look forward to meeting their Sibenik again.Author: Miki Bratanić
The importance and popularity of the program is evidenced by the fact that 99 beaches and 19 marinas participated in it this year. The quality of bathing water in Croatia is also mentioned in the latest European Commission Report, according to which Croatia, along with Cyprus, Greece and Malta, has the highest quality of bathing water in the European Union. The Blue Flag raising ceremony was organized by a demonstration of rescue at sea and on land led by Ervin Karaman, head of the AHG rescue service, who this year had the honor of raising the Blue Flag on the beach of the Park Plaza Histria Yacht Hotel. This year, Arena Hospitality Group was awarded the Golden Plaque for 15 years of loyalty to the Blue Flag, and on June 18, 2019, the Blue Flags were raised for the 15th time in a row in front of Arena Hospitality Group accommodation facilities on Yacht, Brioni and Ambrela beaches. The Blue Flag for beaches and marinas is an international environmental program for the protection of the environment, sea and coast, whose primary goal is the sustainable management and governance of the sea and coastal zone. See the list of beaches in Croatia that proudly carry the Blue Flag HERE , while more information on applying for the International Blue Flag for beaches and marinas find out HERE dav In addition to the arrangement of the beach, setting up a lifeguard tower, maintaining high hygienic criteria on these beaches, significant attention is continuously paid to the control of sea cleanliness as one of the most important conditions for obtaining this valuable international recognition.
Source / photo: Zadar Tourist Board, Bojan Bogdanić This is confirmed by the figures, and even more by the organization of tourist arrivals, half of which came in the post-season with agency mediation. According to Palek, the structure of guests is changing, because quality hotel accommodation and top gastronomic service are increasingly in demand, and in this context, Zadar still needs more high-capacity hotel facilities. “It is true that the very nice weather brought us a larger number of guests, but we also had two extremely successful events in October. For the first time, we organized the “Meat Me” festival, which during three days attracted the attention of locals and guests of Zadar, but also the traditional regatta “Zadarska Koka”, which attracted a record number of sailors. It turns out that gastronomic festivals, city hats and sports events are a good recipe for the off-season. ” – kaže direktor zadarske Turističke zajednice Mario Paleka. In October, a total of 114.500 overnight stays and 47.200 tourist arrivals were realized, ie 17.200 overnight stays and 6.500 more arrivals than last year. Foreign tourists dominated, accounting for 90% of October overnight stays and 87% of arrivals. Most of these figures were tourists from Germany with a 27% share of overnight stays, followed by Austrians with 7 and Britons with 6%. This fact is particularly pronounced in the growing number of overnight stays and arrivals that are realized at the level of the entire tourist year, because in Zadar from the beginning of 2019 to the end of October, 2.121.000 overnight stays and 600.000 tourist arrivals were recorded. This is a significant increase of 11% in arrivals and 9% in overnight stays. The previous tourist year was made special by American tourists with a growth of 14%, but also the Dutch with 23 and the Germans with 19% growth, and mostly Poles with a growth of 36% compared to last year. Statistics of tourist traffic expressed in overnight stays also reveal that, according to the type of accommodation, household facilities dominated (48%), followed by hotels (32%), other catering facilities for accommodation – companies and crafts (13%), camps (4%) and non-commercial accommodation (3%). The average length of stay of tourists was 3,5 days, confirming Zadar as a highly desirable City Break destination.
A new trophy was also awarded this year Head of Hall 2020which he won Dragutin Majsak from the restaurant Vinodol in Zagreb. One of the best ambassadors of Croatian confectionery, won a special award for merits in the promotion of Croatian gastronomy and confectionery, Dragica Lukin from the patisserie Villa Soši in Umag. They have been named the best restaurants 360 from Dubrovnik, Monte from Rovinj, Laganini from Palmižana, and Šibenik Pilgrims. The chef of the year according to the choice of the gastronomic guide Gault & Millau Croatia 2020 is Danijel Đekić restaurant chef Monte from Rovinj. Gault & Millau Croatia 2020 gastronomic guide is the most comprehensive so far, and it presents 202 restaurants, 82 POP restaurants, 101 wine and 20 hotels. “Gault & Millau is one of the two most prestigious international gastronomic guides and represents the Croatian gastronomic scene on the world stage, and Croatia as a desirable food & wine destination” said Gault & Millau Croatia CEO Ingrid Badurina Danielsson. This event brought together a large number of Croatian chefs, top professionals and lovers of gastronomy, and the highlight of the evening was the awarding of prestigious culinary trophies which Gault & MillauCroatia rewards the best chefs in whose work the motto of the guide is recognized – “Luxury is in quality, not in price”. Source / Photo: FB Gault & Millau Croatia, Konoba Boba / Illustration HrTurizam.hr Trophies awarded to the best chefs and restaurants Sandra and Dane Tahirović from the restaurant It was dawn in Split and Robert Benzia from the restaurant Ganeum in Lovran, they won the trophy The great chef of tomorrow 2020. Trophy Chef of traditional cuisine 2020 they won Sylvia Horak from the restaurant Terbotz u Strigovi i Šakota company restaurant chef Nav in Zagreb. 2020 Young Talent Trophy they won Floriana Ružić from the restaurant San Rocco in Brtonigla and Matija Jagić iz Brokenships bistro in Zagreb. Buffet Oysters from Dubrovnikhe was awarded a trophy Best POP 2020 A gala dinner was held at the Esplanade Zagreb Hotel on the occasion of the presentation of the third edition of the prestigious gastronomic guide Gault & Millau Croatia. Photo: Gault & Millau Croatia
This specifically means all persons coming from Croatia who:- go to a business meeting in Austria (with business partners, parent company, etc.)- go to work (for example nurses, etc.)- go on work assignments (assembly, servicing, etc.)MUST have a negative PCR test to cross the border With a negative PCR test, not older than 72 hours, the following can enter Austria:Austrian and EU / EEA citizens and Switzerland and all persons from their household, persons with a residence and work permit (for example VISUM D holders) and holders of diplomatic immunity and other privileges. If there is no test, a 10-day quarantine is ordered, which can be avoided if the citizens take the COVID-48 test at their own expense within 19 hours and if it is negative. Regarding the Austrian warning for travel to Croatia, as of today, a NEGATIVE PCR test is officially required to enter Austria. Unlike the situation a few months ago, this time the exceptional measures for:- Berufspendlere (workers who cross the border every day)- key personnel (persons assigned to carry out work orders in Austria, such as assembly)- support staff for the elderly and infirm (Pflegepersonal). Laboratories where the COVID-19 test in Croatia can be performed can be found in the attachment. Side dish: List of Croatian laboratories for testing on COVID-19 Source: www.advantageaustria.org
While it would be preferable to bring this problem to everyone’s attention without any disrespect to our symbols, this is certainly preferable to giving up the right of freedom of speech or protest.To truly honor our country and its veterans by standing at attention with your right hand over your heart, all of our veterans must be included, as well as all of our country’s greatest principles and rights, which include the right to protest injustices.After all, how can you show respect for my service without also respecting my African-American buddies who fought with me?So please consider America’s proud heritage and people before condemning the actions of those who want to right a wrong and make our country even greater by further reducing this racist problem that has too long reflected on all of us.Stephen AndersonCharltonMore from The Daily Gazette:Schenectady, Saratoga casinos say reopening has gone well; revenue down 30%EDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationEDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen? Recently while conversing with some fellow veteran friends, the NFL protests by some players during our national anthem was bought up.Some felt this protest was disrespectful to them and those veterans who paid an even greater sacrifice, with their lives, to our country.Our flag and anthem are symbols of our great country. These symbols do not make us great. It’s our Constitution, Bill of Rights, and our melting pot of people that make us great that we must continue to defend.If we hear that some of our fellow citizens, many of them veterans, are being treated by a few bad policemen unfairly, we must respond to that problem. Categories: Letters to the Editor, Opinion
Categories: Letters to the Editor, Opinion Congratulations to the NFL. They have decreed that a piece of cloth (i.e., flag) which represents an image of America is more basic than the ideals (i.e., freedom of speech and expression) which are the essence of what it means to be an American. If they claim that they took this action to protect the NFL’s appearance as patriotic, I suggest they reconsider.Forced patriotic expression is perfidious — and fundamentally unAmerican. Denis BrennanNiskayunaMore from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationEDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesPuccioni’s two goals help Niskayuna boys’ soccer top Shaker, remain perfect
Show evidence of success on climateThe state has spent billions fighting climate change, but it has not provided any measurement of the effectiveness of these expenditures on the climate.Oh, we have endless statistics on the reduction of CO2 emissions, but most of us are not interested in how successful the state government has been in depriving plants of the CO2 they need to produce oxygen.Rather we want to know what effect that our money has had in dealing with global warming.Could it be that the state has not documented a measurable effect of our billions on climate change because there are none?If you reflect on the size of the climate problem and the size of our efforts, it will be clear that our forgone billions could not have been expected to produce a measurable effect on the climate.If human-caused climate change is a serious concern, we would see discussion about how to reduce the world’s population.In fact, if you look at the full student parking lot at Bethlehem High School, you can see how seriously the climate problem is viewed by the locals in their unwillingness to do something as basic as using mass transportation for students.Fred BarneyAlbanyMore from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesEDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsEDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationGov. Andrew Cuomo’s press conference for Sunday, Oct. 18Foss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen? Categories: Letters to the Editor, OpinionTrump is fighting for a better AmericaIn his Oct. 18 letter (“Trumps trade policy fails in many ways”), Mr. Karandy was wrong in every way. On the tax cuts, even a Democrat can understand that if a person is paying $2 million a year in taxes and he gets a 2% cut, his savings is going to be greater than someone that pays $20,000 a year.The rich still pay way more than the rest of us do.On the Paris Climate Accord, Obama didn’t even bring the accord to a vote. It was a farce. Only the United States was going to have to make cuts in pollution. China and India, the two biggest polluters in the world, didn’t commit to any cuts. It was such a bad deal; Obama didn’t ask the Senate to ratify it because the Democrats that voted for it would have been destroyed at the ballot box.President Trump is the first American president to fight for us. China’s been stealing intellectual property for 50 years. President Trump is not backing down. He’s making China pay the same tariffs American companies pay that do business in China. I have no problem paying more. China needs us a lot more than we need them. His policies are working; they aren’t failing. If you would turn your channel from one of the DNC news networks, you would know the truth. Unlike Clinton or Obama, President Trump didn’t need this job. He took it because he loves this country.Dave EdwardsHalfmoonVets take oath to an idea, not peopleThere seems to be some confusion these days about patriotism and loyalty.We have seen decorated soldiers’ motives questioned as they answer questions under oath.I thought the time around Veteran’s Day would be a good time to comment.There are different oaths taken for an office or commission in different circumstances. Take, for example, “I will give my loyalty to the United Kingdom and respect its rights and freedoms…” in the case of her Majesty the Queen of England.Or, “I swear: I will be faithful and obedient to the leader of the German Reich and people … .” You know who that is.Here’s one I took when I was drafted, “I do solemnly swear that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic …”If I graduated from West Point and became an officer, it would have been the same. If I were fortunate enough to be elected to Congress, it would have said “… that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States …”My point is that we in this country pledge to protect a piece of paper — the Constitution — not royalty like a king or queen, not to a charismatic leader, but to an idea.The Founding Fathers put pen to paper in 1787 to give us the tools for a representative democracy so that we might govern ourselves in freedom.Our loyalties are to that idea, not a person. That idea is what veterans swear to defend.Paul DonahueSchenectady