Nagorno-Karabakh: President Ilham Aliyev speaks to the BBC

first_img– Advertisement – The president said he saw no possibility of peace with the Armenian Prime Minister, Nikol Pashinyan.Since his interview with the BBC’s Orla Guerin he has announced the capture of a key town in the disputed territory, although Armenia says fighting is ongoing.- Advertisement – President Ilham Aliyev has said his forces are winning the ongoing Nagorno-Karabakh conflict and said Armenia’s “opportunities to compromise are shrinking”.Fighting has flared in the territory, which is internationally recognised as part of Azerbaijan, but governed by ethnic Armenians backed by the Armenian government.- Advertisement –last_img

Coronavirus: Hungary and Portugal in partial lockdown

first_imgAcross the whole of the EU and UK, the Covid death rate per 100,000 population is highest in the Czech Republic (25), followed by Belgium (19) and Hungary (10.4), the EU’s European Centre for Disease Control (ECDC) reports. The figure for Portugal is 5.6.- Advertisement – – Advertisement –last_img

How critical is the weather for the SpaceX launch?

first_imgNasa and SpaceX were due to send four astronauts to the International Space Station late on Saturday – but then the weather changed their plans.Crew-1 is currently scheduled to blast off on Sunday but their most recent launch, in May 2020, was delayed several days by bad weather.- Advertisement – With lives at stake in a multi-million pound lift off, just how important is the weather is to getting space travel right? – Advertisement –last_img

Vaccine may permit shorter antibiotic course for anthrax

first_img “These data,” the report says, “provide evidence that postexposure vaccination can shorten the duration of antibiotic prophylaxis to protect against inhalation anthrax and may impact public health management of a bioterrorism event.” May 9, 2006 (CIDRAP News) – Combining vaccination with 14 days of antibiotic therapy after exposure to airborne anthrax may be an alternative to the current recommendation of 60 days of antibiotics alone, according to an animal study reported in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. All the animals were exposed to Bacillus anthracis spores by aerosol. Beginning 1 to 2 hours after exposure, 10 macaques received 14 days of ciprofloxacin treatment twice daily. Another group of 10 received the same antibiotic regimen plus three doses of anthrax vaccine adsorbed (AVA), the only vaccine licensed for humans. Four macaques received no therapy. Among the vaccine-plus-ciprofloxacin group, all animals survived until the study’s conclusion at 150 days—a statistically significant increase in survival compared with the antibiotic-only group (P = .011). All 4 control animals died 4 to 5 days after exposure, but all 20 treated animals survived during the treatment window. Once the antibiotic therapy was discontinued, however, only 4 of 9 ciprofloxacin-only macaques (44%) survived (with the 10th dying of undetermined causes and therefore excluded from the study). The other five died 19 to 24 days postexposure. In an addendum, the authors note that the surviving ciprofloxacin-only macaques survived a repeat aerosol challenge 8 to 11 months after the antibiotic was discontinued, suggesting that they had developed an immune response to anthrax. In a May 1 Reuters news article, senior author Arthur Friedlander, MD, was quoted as saying that this antibody response may help determine when antibiotics can safely be discontinued.center_img See also: Vietri NJ, Purcell BK, Lawler JV, et al. Short-course postexposure antibiotic prophylaxis combined with vaccination protects against experimental inhalataional anthrax. Proc Nat Acad Sci 2006 (early online publication May 3) [Abstract] The study, by researchers at the US Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases, the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, and Bayer Pharmaceutical Corp., involved 24 adult rhesus macaques. Rhesus macaques have shown a response to inhalational anthrax most closely mimicking that of humans, according to the report. CIDRAP information on postexposure prophylaxis for anthraxlast_img read more

The Faculty of Management in Tourism and Hospitality from Opatija approved five projects financed from EU funds

first_imgThe Faculty of Management in Tourism and Hospitality (FMTU) in Ika near Opatija presented five scientific research projects aimed at improving the tourist offer, improving the education of teachers and students, for which the faculty was approved slightly more than three million kuna from European funds.Projekti će istraživati nove metode zapošljavanja studenata u gastronomskom sektoru te povećanja njihove kompetencije, razvoja novih metoda učenja među kojima je istaknuto e-učenje, provođenje održivih sportskih događanja koja mogu produžiti sezonu, mogućnosti dodatnog vrednovanja baštine – osobito nematerijalne – obale i zaleđa te unapređenja ponude kroz inovativnost i stvaranja centara znanja temeljenih na kreativnosti. „For us, these are significant financial resources, but it is very important to us that we want to have a social role and through these projects we want to contribute to improving the teaching methodology for tourism and hospitality, but also to innovate different segments of tourism offers developed through these projects.”Said Dora Smolčić Jurdana, dean of FMTU in Rijeka.Upravo financiranje projekata kroz EU fondove predstavlja jedan od prioriteta danjeg razvoja fakulteta kako bi se pojačala znanstvena istraživanja, a sve s ciljem jačanju suradnje s međunarodnim institucijama, gospodarstvom te javnim sektorom kako bi se povezala znanost i praksa, ističu iz FMTU-a. Projekti će trajati tri godine, a ostvariti će se suradnja među partnerima iz Italije, Austrije, Albanije, Slovenije, Belgije, Španjolske, Makedonije i Poljske.&lt;br /&gt;<br />
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In 2017, the most sought after workers were in the activities of providing accommodation and food preparation and serving

first_imgSource: CES In other activities, 11.054 persons were employed in seasonal jobs, and the most in the following activities: administrative and support service – 3.152, processing – 1.627 transport and storage – 1.180, agriculture, forestry and fishing – 1.049. of Arts, Entertainment and Recreation – 959.Most seasonal workers by counties are employed in: Split-Dalmatia, Dubrovnik-Neretva, Osijek-Baranja, Šibenik-Knin, Istria and Vukovar-Srijem counties.Outside the place of residence, 13.324 persons are employed on seasonal jobs, and only in the activity of providing accommodation and preparation and serving of food and wholesale and retail trade, 10.265 persons, which is a total of 77%. Out of the total number of employed persons outside the registry office, the most employed are from the area of ​​continental Croatia, namely from Osijek-Baranja, Vukovar-Srijem, Sisak-Moslavina and Brod-Posavina counties. It is interesting how the data show that most of the seasonal workforce still comes from Slavonia, and thus proves that continental tourism certainly has an experienced and qualified workforce, which is one of the foundations of quality tourism development.Continental tourism as well as Slavonia can certainly make a living from tourism throughout the year and have better tourist traffic than sea tourism because tourist activities can be generated in 12 months. As we can see in the positive examples of Austria, Switzerland, Bavaria and Slovenia, which is proactively pushing forward and its time is yet to come, we have all the potential, we just lack strategic development, a complete tourism product and turn those potentials into resources.On the other hand, I personally believe that tourism is Slavonia’s chance for quality development and prosperity and a positive engine for the development of other industries, unfortunately not agriculture and large companies, because capital does not go where there is a negative atmosphere and is not desirable. stopping the exodus of young people from Slavonia. Unfortunately, time is running out and Slavonia does not have time to wait 10 years for things to move for the better, so the Initiative to hold the Day of Croatian Tourism in Slavonia is more than crucial to raise awareness and initiate strategic development of tourism in Slavonia and the continent.Related news:WORK DAYS IN TOURISM IN OSIJEK, ZAGREB AND SPLITLABOR MARKET IN 2017: 34% MORE ADVERTISEMENTS, MOST FOR TOURISMSALARIES IN TOURISM ARE 22% LOWER THAN THE AVERAGEcenter_img In 2017, the most sought after workers were in the activities of providing accommodation, food preparation and serving and wholesale and retail trade, a total of 28.508 workers, mainly waiters / waitresses, maids, salesmen / cooks, cleaners, cleaners, kitchen workers / kitchen workers, assistant cooks / assistant cooks, assistant waiters / assistant waitresses, receptionists, tourist animators / tourist animators, etc., point out the Croatian Employment Service.In 2017, 25.234 persons from the records of the Bureau were employed in the activities of providing accommodation, preparation and serving of food and wholesale and retail of food, mainly waiters / waitresses, maids, cooks, salesmen, assistant cooks. , cleaners of kitchen workers / kitchen workers, assistant waiters / waitresses, receptionists, but also other professions.last_img read more

Vukovar becomes a port of art

first_imgThis year, too, a street art festival called will be held in Vukovar VUKOVART – goes vertical! Co-organized by Vala kulture and the City of Vukovar, as a continuation of last year’s international event VUKOVART – Port of Art 2017.The main goal is to change the image of the city of Vukovar and put it on the maps of European and world contemporary art that will be recognized both in Croatia and in the European Union, and ultimately in the world. The project will change the visual identity of the city, which will be attractive to the residents of Vukovar, but also to tourists who visit this city in increasing numbers. Last year, the aforementioned street art festival proved to be a hit, so this year the story continues with broader and better content.These The festival will host the most successful artists from the world street art scene, and visitors will be able to observe creative processes Marine Capdevile from Spain, Rickey Lee Gordon from South Africa, Vere Bugatti i Fabia Fedelea from Italy, Elle & Pitra from France and two Croatian artists, Cheza and Sarma.Vukovart project – goes vertical! will include the arrangement of 900m2 of walls at 5 locations in Borovo naselje, and the new paintings will cover almost 700m2. The locations that will take on a new look are: Blage Zadre 48 and 175, Hrvatsko vazduhovstvo 19 and Domovinskog rata 38 and 52. The locations were selected based on the obtained consents of the tenants.The project itself is accompanied by many events and visitors will have the opportunity to enjoy video evenings about 3D painting, concerts, free attractive T-shirts and promotional materials and a conversation with artists at the Art Corner, which will be set in the city center. The festival is also intended for families with children, so the youngest creatives will be able to participate in the children’s program Kredica 2 and announce fresh competition to our world artists.The festival is also intended for families with children, so the youngest creatives will be able to participate in children’s program Chalk 2 and to announce fresh competition to our world artists.Visit and make travel packages for Vukovar art festival od May 29 to June 10, and be a part of a new urban tourist story.last_img read more

Valamar is donating a thousand overnight stays this year as well

first_imgEach association will be informed in writing about the exact number of approved overnight stays, the number of children and leaders in the group, the duration of free holidays, as well as the proposal of a possible date, destination and facility where the group will be able to stay, Valamar points out. Donations will be realized in mutual agreement of the donor and recipient of the donation in accordance with free capacities and organizational possibilities of group accommodation and available dates during the pre-season and post-season 2018. With each of the associations approved by the donation Valamar Riviera dd will sign a donation agreement. For the fifth year in a row, Valamar Riviera is enabling children with certain health problems, children with special needs and without adequate parental care, and children from low-income families to spend their holidays in their facilities from Istria and Kvarner to Dubrovnik.In the competition for the donation program “A Thousand Days on the Adriatic Sea”, which was open from April 10 to April 20, 2018, Valamar Riviera received a total of 26 valid applications. The Valamar Riviere Commission has decided to grant all associations that have submitted a valid application a certain number of holiday days within this year’s total fund of one thousand nights with boarding service included, taking into account the quality of the registered program and previous participation. Institutions, schools and registered associations based in the Republic of Croatia could apply for the competition. In the past four years of the project, more than 1500 children and leaders from all over Croatia spent their summers in Valamar’s facilities, and in 2017 alone, more than a thousand overnight stays were donated for more than 300 children and leaders.”A Thousand Days on the Adriatic Sea” is carried out within the Valamar program of socially responsible business “Big Heart of Valamar”. This program actively and continuously supports associations and initiatives in the local community, cares for the most vulnerable and most needy sections of society and further encourages the development of a culture of reciprocity. Valamar Riviera is the only company in Croatia that received the Pride of Croatia award for this program last year, and the Croatian Public Relations Association Grand Prix for communication for the same program this year.LIST OF ASSOCIATIONS TO WHICH VALAMAR RIVIERA WILL AWARD GRANTS IN 2018:Association of foster parents and family homes “Nada”, IvanecZIPKA Association of foster parents for children and youth of Varaždin County, VaraždinRehabilitation Center Varaždin, Pustodol BranchSANUS club for parents of children suffering from and treated for malignant diseases, SplitAssociation “Big heart to small heart”, ZagrebSociety for Improving the Quality of Life of Poor and Orphaned Children “MALI ZMAJ”, ZagrebCroatian Association of the Blind, ZagrebMalteser Association, Zagreb”Happy Mom”, Association for Single Parents and Single Parents, ZagrebCenter for Education Velika GoricaElementary school “Ljubo Babic”, JastrebarskoElementary school Komarevo, Sisak (Gornje Komarevo)Association of Foster Parents PGŽ DAMDOM, RijekaAssociation of Young Roma “Roma Future”, RijekaIzvor Community Service Center, SelceAssociation of Persons with Disabilities of the City of OpatijaAssociation of Foster Parents of Vukovar-Srijem County “Zagrljaj”, VukovarAssociation of Persons with Intellectual Disabilities “Sunflower”, Nova GradiškaSports club Croatia, PožegaAssociation for Helping People with Intellectual Disabilities “Latice”, KoprivnicaAssociation of the Blind of Koprivnica-Križevci County, KoprivnicaAssociation of foster parents for children “Smile”, ĐurđevacAssociation of foster parents of children and adults “Big Heart”, ČazmaI. Elementary school ČakovecAssociation of Foster Parents of Međimurje, ČakovecAutism Association “Pogled”, Nedelišćelast_img read more

The management of Croatia Airlines and the ORCA union did not reach an agreement – a strike on Thursday

first_imgAt the invitation of the Management Board of Croatia Airlines, another meeting of the company’s management was held yesterday with the ORCA union, which announced a strike starting on Wednesday, August 8, at 6 am.The company’s management called on the ORCA union to talk in order to avoid the announced strike and find a mutually acceptable platform for the continuation of collective bargaining. Despite this, ORCA, as a condition for giving up the strike, persisted in all its 150 demands set at the very beginning of the negotiations in April 2017, which would cost the company an additional 53 million kuna annually, which is impossible to meet. Accordingly, no agreement was reached on the cancellation of the strike, but the company’s management continues to express readiness for dialogue and calls on the ORCA union to reduce its demands to a framework that the company can submit in the long run, according to Croatia Airlines.”A strike in the period of the year in which the company generates the highest revenues and creates conditions for improving the working conditions of all employees in the future, will undoubtedly have a very negative impact on passengers, tourism performance and the entire Croatian economy, but also the company’s position.”It should be emphasized that the old collective agreement has been extended for 20 months, which preserves all the social and material rights of Croatia Airlines employees. and that the Memorandum of the Ministry of the Sea, Transport and Infrastructure of 3 August 2017 was also respected. During this period, Croatia Airlines employees were not denied the rights agreed upon in this Collective Agreement at any time. In the same period, the unions, including ORCU, tacitly accepted the situation in which all the provisions of the expired Collective Agreement were applied, and wages increased due to certain provisions of the agreement that value multiple seniority, and were regularly paid and respected. all other provisions of the same contract.On this occasion, the management of Croatia Airlines once again calls on the unions and all employees to think deeply about the significance and consequences of the strike at a time when everyone can create a good foundation for business during the winter and coming months, when passenger traffic and profitability are almost nine times lower. The company does not have the financial means to set aside an additional 53 million kuna a year and meet more than 150 demands of the ORCA union, and if a real strike occurs, such opportunities will not be in the future.On two occasions, he rejected offers of a salary increase of 2,5% with the provision of other benefits (Christmas, recourse…) at the end of 2017 and the middle of 2018, and with this rejection, unfortunately, all workers in Croatia were at a financial loss. Airlines, as it will be, at an even greater loss now, conclude from CA.WORKERS ‘STRIKE ANNOUNCED FOR THURSDAY IN CROATIA AIRLINESAfter the meeting held with the Prime Minister of the Republic of Croatia, Mr. Andrej Plenković, on July 06.07.2018, 20, an agreement was reached with the Prime Minister’s promise that the necessary conditions will be created soon, primarily the appointment of a new and competent Management Board. a collective agreement that is the foundation of all civilized western airlines, including Croatia Airlines.After that, the start of the strike was postponed, but as they point out from ORCA, unfortunately for them, the Prime Minister did not fulfill his side of the agreement and they were forced to announce the strike of the day again. 08.08.2018. starting at 6 p.m. morning. “We would like to emphasize once again that this was the last option for us, but after not even the last agreement resulted in any reaction from the owner’s representatives, unfortunately for all of us, we were forced to take this step.. ” conclude from ORCA.The reason for the strike is poor working conditions, too many working hours and low wages, especially in the context of competition and at the level of the profession in Europe. And as we can see, the last meeting and the attempt to reach an agreement with the CA Management did not bear fruit, so on Thursday, if there is no significant turnaround, Croatia Airlines workers go on strike.last_img read more

Another major European sports competition is coming to Istria

first_imgDuring the European Judo Championship for younger seniors in Hungary, a meeting was held, at the highest level, of the Croatian Judo Federation and the European Judo Union. The result of several months of agreements is the confirmation of the organization of the European Judo Championship for younger seniors in 2020 in the city of Poreč!Quality work and insistence on excellence always pays off, as shown by the long-term organization of major events in Croatia, especially Istria. Poreč is a well-known destination in the world of judo, which is trained by more than 40 million people a day. The organization of the European Veterans Championship in 2010, the European U20 Championship in 2012, as well as the great Judo Festival for the last three years, will be continued in 2020, in the Žatika hall, while the participants will be accommodated in the Laguna Resort.”I am extremely glad that the best European judokas under the age of 23 are coming to Poreč in 2020. It is the result of the excellent work of the Croatian Judo Federation, the local community and partners, who have proven themselves on every occasion as top hosts and impeccable organizers.”Said Sergej Solovejčik, President of the European Judo Union, after a meeting with Sanda Čorak, President of the Croatian Judo Federation and Hrvoje Lindi, Secretary General of the Croatian Judo Federation.Photo: Croatian Judo FederationThis year’s European Championship for younger seniors, held from November 2 to 4 in Gyor, Hungary, gathered 300 men and women from 37 European countries, and it is extremely important for the better transition of juniors to senior competition and for the popularization of judo. “We are proud to host another major European event, and as I pointed out at the meeting, we want this European Championship and the entire preparation period, to continue with activities to attract more children in Istria and the rest of Croatia in judo, work on gender equality in sports and physical activity. Together with the City of Poreč, the Tourist Board of the City of Poreč and the County of Istria and Plava laguna dd and our other partners, I believe that this championship will be remembered as one of the best organized”Pointed out Sanda Čorak.It is important to point out that in addition to 300 male and female judokas, there are certainly as many accompanying staff; from coaches, journalists, federation representatives and others who follow this competition. Also, step by step or as many organizations of such sporting events give seriousness and professionalism to the whole destination and confirmation that it can organize large sporting events by all standards, which in the future will only bring more such serious sports events and create a competitive advantage over the competition.An excellent example of sports tourism this year was in Umag, where from 29.6. to 8.7. held by the World Junior Karate Championship, where is  over 3000 participants, primarily athletes, delegates, judges and their companions from more than 100 countries realize 18 to 20 thousand overnight stays. Yes, 20.000 nights.Sports tourism is much more than football, in fact, there is a lot more space through “small” sports.RELATED NEWS:ZAGREB, SPLIT, VARAŽDIN AND POREČ IN JANUARY HOST OF THE EUROPEAN HANDBALL CHAMPIONSHIP 2018last_img read more