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Month: November 2020

Bullard’s Best Goals!

first_imgWe take a look back at some of Jimmy Bullard’s greatest strikes from Soccer AM’s JAR Arena and You Know The Drill.- Advertisement –last_img

US election: Joe Biden – ‘Each ballot must be counted’

first_imgDemocratic presidential candidate Joe Biden has called on people to be patient with the US election result. “The process is working,” he said on Thursday afternoon, as several battleground states continued to count votes. – Advertisement – – Advertisement – Follow live updates: Biden calls for calm as US awaits key results- Advertisement –last_img

How will Joe Biden change US trade relations?

first_imgFor example, while President Trump viewed the World Trade Organization with suspicion and derision, there are hopes that Mr Biden will focus instead on encouraging reform and modernisation of the organisation, which policies global trade. 3: A reset of the EU trade relationship The spat between US aircraft maker Boeing and European rival Airbus over claims of unfair state help preceded President Trump. But it was he who decided to levy tariffs on $7.5bn (£5,7bn) worth of European luxuries in response. Five questions for Joe Biden on the economy‘Let’s work together!’ World reacts to Biden winFive reasons Biden won the electionWhy Donald Trump lost Chinese handbags, French wine and Scottish cashmere: all have been weaponised by President Donald Trump, the self-proclaimed tariff man. 2: Same dream, different means Ultimately, while there is potential for a change in trade stance from a new president, his bulging domestic in-tray may distract him for some time. That is likely to mean offering an olive branch to the EU, with an offer to pour (lower tariff) oil on troubled waters. Here’s five things to be aware of: Mr Biden prefers the idea of strength in numbers – a multilateral approach – by getting traditional allies onside. With US unemployment having more than doubled during the course of the pandemic, promises to bolster livelihoods on home soil have a potent appeal. Related Topics Mr Biden’s pledges include penalising US firms that move jobs abroad. And like Mr Trump, he harbours concerns over China’s ambitions and way of doing business. There is more to trade than shipping containers lining ports. That was after the UK’s proposed Internal Market Bill risked the imposition of a physical customs border between the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland. Irish border sign

Biden campaign officials criticize Facebook’s 2020 election handling

first_img– Advertisement – In this photo illustration, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg seen on a mobile screen as he remotely testifies during the hearing of U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation titled “Does Section 230’s Sweeping Immunity Enable Big Tech Bad Behavior?” on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., the United States.Pavlo Conchar | LightRocket | Getty Images On Wednesday, Megan Clasen, a senior paid media advisor for the campaign, criticized Facebook’s choice of words indicating that Biden had won the election.Two days earlier, Bill Russo, deputy communications director for the Biden campaign, went on a 10-tweet condemnation of Facebook’s handling of misinformation:- Advertisement – – Advertisement –center_img Several Biden campaign officials have criticized Facebook’s handling of the 2020 election, suggesting that the incoming administration may not go easy on the company, which has come under increasing government scrutiny in recent years.Facebook already faces antitrust probes and investigations from several federal and state agencies. Among them is the Federal Trade Commission, which is likely to sue Facebook for antitrust violations before the end of the month, according to a report last week from Politico. Since first testifying before Congress in 2018 about the Cambridge Analytica scandal, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has been called to explain his company’s actions to government officials multiple times. In 2020 alone, he has testified before the House Antitrust Subcommittee, Senate Commerce Committee and the FTC.Now, Biden officials have signaled they’re paying close attention.- Advertisement – In response to these tweets, a Facebook spokesman noted that others, albeit no Biden campaign officials, have praised the company’s handling of the election.Biden campaign digital director Rob Flaherty has also posted several tweets criticizing company’s policies on political ads.In an Oct. 29 statement, Flaherty accused Facebook of providing no clarity regarding its policy decision to against allowing any new political ads a week prior to the election. The policy was plagued by a technical issue that improperly blocked ads that were submitted before the deadline.Flaherty on Wednesday once again criticized Facebook’s ad policies, this time taking issue with the company’s decision to not allow any political ads until December — a decision that impacts the campaigns for the two unsettled Senate races in Georgia. The state has a runoff set for Jan. 5. After Facebook product management director Rob Leathern tweeted that the company did not have the technical capabilities to allow ads in one specific state while blocking them in others, Flaherty responded with a link to a Facebook statement from December 2018 in which the company announced that it would not allow local political ads in the state of Washington.Biden officials have made other complaints against Facebook well before the election. In September, the campaign sent a letter to Zuckerberg accusing the platform of backsliding on its work to protect democracy in the U.S.Specifically, the campaign criticized Facebook’s decision against prohibiting a video posted on the Trump campaign’s Facebook page featuring Donald Trump Jr. claiming without evidence that his father’s opponents have a plan “to add millions of fraudulent ballots that can cancel your vote and overturn the election.”“No company that considers itself a force for good in democracy, and that purports to take voter suppression seriously, would allow this dangerous claptrap to be spread to millions of people,” Biden campaign manager Jen O’Malley Dillon wrote in the letter. “Removing this video should have been the easiest of easy calls under your policies, yet it remains up today.”last_img read more

Thailand’s first avian flu case of 2006 confirmed

first_imgJul 26, 2006 (CIDRAP News) – The World Health Organization (WHO) confirmed today that a 17-year-old boy who died on Jul 24 in the Phichit province of northern Thailand had H5N1 avian influenza, marking the country’s first case this year.The WHO statement said the case was confirmed by Thailand’s Ministry of Health. The country had not recorded a human H5N1 case since December; its toll now stands at 23 cases with 15 deaths.The boy lived in the Thap Khlo district, where he experienced symptoms on Jul 15 and was hospitalized Jul 20, the WHO said. The patient had buried dead chickens on Jul 10. His death comes amid several recent reports of mass poultry deaths in northern and central Thailand.Bloomberg News reported today that the patient had been in contact with fighting cocks that had not been declared to authorities for fear of culling; the fighting roosters are reported to be worth as much as $13,000. Thailand’s disease-control director said the boy also tested positive for dengue hemorrhagic fever, making his case unique, Bloomberg reported.H5N1 was detected in 31 dead chickens in the Bang Mulnarg district of the Phichit province, according to a report that a Thai livestock official filed Jul 24 with the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE). Several media outlets have reported suspicious poultry deaths in other nearby provinces, including Phitsanulok and Uttaradit.Thai health officials have placed several other people from Phichit province under quarantine, according to an article today in The Nation, a Thai newspaper. Four are members of a family whose chickens tested positive for the H5N1 virus. A veterinarian told The Nation that the family raised 268 fighting cocks, which started to die on Jul 15. Another patient is an 11-year-old girl who lived near the family and developed a flu-like illness after touching a dead chicken.Officials in Chiang Mai, the largest city in northern Thailand, have suspended cockfighting until further notice, The Nation reported. The country’s agriculture minister recently announced bans on poultry imports and the transport of birds.According to the OIE, the Phichit Provincial Livestock Office declared the Bang Mulnarg district an avian flu–infected area, which allows officials to conduct full-scale disease control efforts, including culling, quarantine, screening, and disinfection of affected sites.In other news, China has invited the United Nations to observe tests it will run to verify a June report by Chinese scientists that a man who died in 2003 had the H5N1 virus, according to a Reuters report today. The scientists’ report has fueled speculation about how many human H5N1 cases might have been missed or not reported in China before 2005, when the country reported its first case. Following the scientists’ report, Chinese officials said they would investigate the case.Avian flu scare in US hospitalIn the United States, a 207-bed hospital in Carrollton, Tex., had a real-life test of its avian flu preparedness when an elderly woman who had recently spent a month in an area of Vietnam where human cases had occurred stumbled through the doors. WFAA TV in Dallas-Ft. Worth reported yesterday that within seconds of noting the patient’s recent travel history, the intake nurse rushed the woman to the emergency department, where she underwent a rapid flu test.When the test came back positive, the hospital staff alerted its infection control staff and Texas health officials, the story said. The woman was placed in an infectious-disease room with ventilation controls, while a state trooper rushed her test samples to a lab in Ft. Worth.Within 6 hours, the woman was diagnosed with ordinary flu. The hospital’s infection control director, Eileen McClachlan, told WFAA that the hospital staff was pleased that they knew what to do quickly when a patient’s symptoms and history suggested possible avian flu. “But they were also very nervous that this could be the beginning of avian influenza in the United States,” she said.Businesses urged to prepareMeanwhile, a US government official urged businesses to prepare for a possible avian flu outbreak. According to an Agence France Presse report yesterday, Rajeev Vankayya, a White House biodefense policy advisor, warned those attending a US Chamber of Commerce meeting in Washington that an outbreak would affect their businesses.At the conference, businesses were advised to improve hygiene measures, develop telecommuting plans, and determine how to keep key business units functioning in the event of a flu pandemic.The story said Lynn Slepski, a Department of Homeland Security official, told those at the meeting, “We won’t be able to stop the disease at the borders. We can’t depend on that. So plan!”See also:Jul 26 WHO update on Thai situationhttp://www.who.int/entity/csr/don/2006_07_26/en/index.htmlJul 24 CIDRAP News story “Thailand faces renewed avian flu fight”Jul 24 OIE notice on H5N1 in poultry in Thailandhttp://www.oie.int/downld/AVIAN%20INFLUENZA/A2006_AI.phplast_img read more

China has first avian flu case in months

first_imgJan 10, 2007 (CIDRAP News) – The World Health Organization (WHO) confirmed today that a 37-year-old man from China’s Anhui province is recovering from H5N1 avian influenza, the country’s first case in nearly 5 months, while hospital officials in Indonesia said one of two avian flu patients there died today.The Chinese man, from the town of Tunxi in eastern China, about 170 miles west of Shanghai, developed avian flu symptoms Dec 10 and was hospitalized Dec 17, the WHO reported. A statement from the Hong Kong Centre for Health Protection said the man, a farmer, had fever and pneumonia and tested positive for H5N1 on Jan 8 at a China Centre for Disease Control laboratory.He was discharged Jan 6 and is recovering well, according to the WHO. The agency counts his illness as China’s 22nd human case of avian flu, 14 of which have been fatal.The WHO said information submitted about the man’s illness indicates he may have kept a number of birds in his back yard. There are no indications yet that the man was exposed to diseased birds, but the WHO said an investigation is underway.Close contacts of the man were placed under medical observation, but they are well and were released Dec 29, the WHO report noted.The man’s illness raises questions about how the virus is circulating in China, the country’s WHO representative, Henk Bekedam, told Reuters today. He said no poultry outbreaks were reported where the man lived. Improvements in poultry vaccination rates in China could make it more difficult for authorities to detect a circulating virus, he said.China’s last H5N1 case was reported Aug 14, when the WHO confirmed that a 62-year-old farmer from Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region in the northwestern part of the country had died of the illness in July. When the WHO confirmed the case, it reported that an investigation had found no history of exposure to dead or diseased birds. The man had no history of travel the month before he got sick, and no poultry outbreaks were reported near his home.In Indonesia, a 14-year-old boy who had tested positive for H5N1 avian flu died at Persahabatan Hospital today, the hospital’s deputy director, Tjandra Yoga Aditama, told the Associated Press. The boy died 4 days after he was admitted to the hospital.Yesterday he was confirmed by the WHO as Indonesia’s 75the case-patient; his death raises the country’s H5N1 death toll to 58. Indonesia leads the world’s in H5N1 deaths and ranks second behind Vietnam in number of cases.The boy was from Tangerang, on the western outskirts of Jakarta. A 37-year-old woman from the same area has also tested positive for avian flu and is being treated at the same hospital where the boy was. The WHO listed her yesterday as Indonesia’s 76th case-patient.In other developments, Vietnamese officials have confirmed that H5N1 avian flu has struck poultry in a fourth province, Kien Giang, in the southern Mekong Delta. In December, outbreaks were reported in neighboring Ca Mau, Bac Lieu, and Hau Giang provinces. They were the country’s first outbreaks in a year.”Our biggest problem in preventing the virus from spreading is the failure to enforce the government ban of hatching and restocking ducks,” Dinh Cong Than, director of the Kien Giang provincial department of animal health, told Canadian Press (CP) today.The government instituted the ban more than a year ago, but most farmers ignored it, and government figures show that 50 million to 70 million ducks have been restocked since then, CP reported. Ducks can carry the H5N1 virus without showing signs of illness.”For farmers in the Mekong Delta, rice and ducks are their biggest sources of income. It’s therefore very difficult to ban them from raising ducks,” Than said.See also:Jan 10 WHO statementHong Kong Centre for Health Protection press releaseAug 14 WHO statementlast_img read more

The Tourist Board of the City of Korčula has published a public call for applications for souvenir solutions in 2020

first_imgThe souvenir should be a reflection of the continuity of the artistic, cultural, cultural-historical or traditional heritage of the City and the island of Korčula, ie present its tangible, intangible or natural heritage. According to the public invitation, the Tourist Board of the City of Korcula will buy at the wholesale price the souvenir with the highest number of points from each of the 5 categories in the amount of HRK 3.000,00, while the Tourist Board of the City of Korcula will use the souvenirs to promote the City of Korcula. At the 15th session of the Tourist Council of the Tourist Board of the City of Korčula, a decision was made to publish a public call for applications for souvenirs of the City of Korčula in 2020 – “Certified Korčula Souvenir”. You can find the text of the public invitation HERE, and download the application form HERE.center_img Source / photo: Korčula Tourist Board; The town of Korcula The goals of this project are the promotion of the City and the island of Korcula, encouraging the development of new products and ideas based on the tradition of the City and the island and local production. Furthermore, encouraging the creation of a common identity through the development of new souvenirs of the island of Korcula and increasing the visibility of the city and the island through positive activities.last_img read more

Napokon imamo i podcast o putovanjima – PUTOCAST

first_imgThe format, which is finally taking its place on the market more and more in Croatia, is expanding day by day through various industries. The pioneers who infected the entire business sector with this format are Saša Tenodi and Ivan Voras with a podcast Cruel Passions ( svakako velike preporuka – moja svakodnevna poslovna literatura ). As Putoholičari point out, PUTOCAST will host known and unknown travel addicts: travel addicts who are ready to share their travel anecdotes, impressions, experiences and advice, and will be welcomed by the versatile Domagoj Jakopović Ribafish who will hang out with inspiring guests two to three times. per month. It was time for someone to jump in through this great podcast format in the travel segment as well, and who else will Iva and Branko Krčmar, which are better known as Travelers, and who infected tens of thousands of passengers from Croatia with their travels. With each new trip, Slaven pushes its own borders, just as Travelers Iva and Branko decided to move them, adding PUTOCASTA with audio and video recordings and photos to make travel stories even more inspiring. After that we got a great podcast from the world of start up scene thanks to colleagues from Netokracija.hr, and our market is richer for a totally new format Business FM – prvog poslovnog internet i podcast radija. Gost u prvom izdanju PUTOCASTA bio je Slaven Škrobot – putnik koji je uzor i najbolji motivator svima koji priželjkuju putovati, ali nikako da se pokrenu. Škrobot ima 33 godine, a prije 10 godina doživio je nesreću na ljetovanju i ostao paraliziran. Ipak, tjelesni invaliditet nije ga spriječio da se pokrene, da živi svoju strast i putujući otkriva svijet te dijeli svoja iskustva s brojnim pratiteljima na blogu i društvenim mrežama. Ribafishu je otkrio koliko je kompleksna organizacija njegovih putovanja, što mu je neophodno spakirati te kako se snalazi na mjestima koja nisu prilagođena osobama s invaliditetom. Do you want a quality travel platform to connect with travelers, ie sell them your services and products? You have it. Support her, not to help them, but because you have a business interest in placing your promotional messages directly. You can follow PUTOCAST on the web and all social networks A traveler and on YouTube and podcast channels. As Travelers bring together a wide and large community of travel enthusiasts, I definitely recommend potential sponsors to be a part of their platform. Today, more than ever, the focus is on specialized, quality and authentic platforms. So don’t wait any longer than throw your ear on PUTOCAST – podcast o putovanjima i nova digitalna platforma koje će dodatno povezivati i okupljati brojne zaljubljenike u putovanja i putopisne priče. Cover photo: FB Travel addictslast_img read more

Belgium opens borders for travel to EU countries, the Netherlands lifts a negative recommendation for Croatia

first_imgLast night, the Belgian and Dutch governments decided to open their borders to certain countries, ie to abolish the negative recommendation for travel.. Photo: Pexels.com The Netherlands on June 15 lifts a negative recommendation for travel to 12 countries, to Croatia, Belgium, Bulgaria, Germany, Estonia, Lithuania, Latvia, Slovenia, Luxembourg, Portugal, the Czech Republic, Italy and the Dutch overseas territories. All countries for which the negative recommendation has been revoked are marked as countries that can be traveled to, but responsibly and with increased caution. “Along with Germany, Belgium and Italy, the Prime Minister of the Netherlands Marc Rutte especially pointed out Croatia as a popular holiday destination ” Novak emphasizes.center_img Belgium has thus decided to open its borders on June 15 for travel to EU countries, Schengen and the United Kingdom. “Crossing borders will be possible subject to reciprocity with neighboring countries, and the Belgian government advises citizens to be well informed before traveling, to regularly monitor the situation in the countries they intend to travel to or are currently in, and to regularly follow the pages of the Belgian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. . The decision to travel outside Europe will be made at European level.”Said Ivan Novak, Director of the CNTB Representation for the Benelux countries. The Netherlands, as a receptive tourist destination, opens its borders to all EU and Schengen countries except Sweden and the United Kingdom, with mandatory compliance with sanitary and social distancing measures.last_img read more

The headquarters extended the decision on the working hours of nightclubs and bars

first_imgThe text of the decision is available at connectors. The above decision the working hours of catering facilities from the category of “bars” are limited, such as night clubs, night bars, disco bars, coffee bars, etc., which are allowed to work for a maximum of 24 hours.The deadline for the application of this measure is extended until October 7, 2020. Considering the development of the epidemiological situation and the conducted analysis of the manner of spreading the COVID-19 disease, the Civil Protection Headquarters of the Republic of Croatia passed a Decision on the necessary measure of limiting the working hours of catering facilities.  last_img read more