November 20, 2020
  • 5:36 am DeAnna Pappas Hints at Clare Crawley, Dale Moss’ Relationship Status
  • 5:34 am Watch Jon Ossoff tear David Perdue to shreds as he kicks off his race to save the Senate
  • 5:28 am Letters presidents wrote to successors; purging the disloyal is Trump aide’s task
  • 5:26 am What Really Happened Between Princess Diana, Charles
  • 5:26 am Arsenal head coach Mikel Arteta admits side are a ‘long way’ from desired level | Football News

first_img“She has been put through the ringer and I think anybody who’s been on the show — and the two of you can relate to this — it is hard,” she said. “She’s just been put through the ringer and the things that people are saying about her and about her life and stuff online can just be really hurtful. I just feel bad for her because I feel like in a period of time where this should be really joyful for her and this should be a really great experience and probably one of the most exciting things that she will go through, it has not been that for her.”DeAnna Pappas Hints at Clare Crawley Dale Moss Relationship Status 1DeAnna Pappas Nancy Rivera/Ace Pictures/ShutterstockDeAnna added, “I’m literally trying to reach out to her on a daily basis even if she doesn’t text back just to say like, ‘Hey I’m thinking about you, I’m praying for you, just know that this is almost over, you’re doing great, you’re doing great.’ I’m trying to be a cheerleader because I feel like she has so many cards stacked against her.”The Bachelorette returns to ABC Thursday, November 5, at 8 p.m. ET.- Advertisement – News broke in August that Clare stopped filming season 16 of The Bachelorette within the first two weeks of production because she already found The One. After the season premiere in October, it was clear the hairstylist was smith with Dale. As a result, ABC called in Tayshia Adams to pick up where Clare left off. Fans will see the 30-year-old Bachelor season 23 alum on the Thursday, November 5, episode.While Clare may be happy with Dale, she is struggling with the backlash from the controversial season. DeAnna told Ashley, 32, and Ben, 31, that she and husband Stephen Stagliano sent Clare flowers amid the social media chatter.- Advertisement – Clare Crawley’s Bachelorette journey isn’t over just yet, but DeAnna Pappas seemingly confirmed the season 16 lead and front-runner Dale Moss are still going strong.“What I encouraged both of them to do is definitely enjoy the ride, take the opportunities because they’ll forever change the way their lives go and to love it and enjoy it but also to nurture and take care of what they have,” the season 4 Bachelorette told Ashley Iaconetti and Ben Higgins on their “Almost Famous” podcast earlier this month about recently catching up with both Clare, 39, and Dale, 32. “So, I think that would make her so happy just to be in Sacramento and live her life and live her love story with Dale and she’s totally fine with that. She’s waited a really long time.”DeAnna Pappas Hints at Clare Crawley Dale Moss Relationship StatusDale Moss and Clare Crawley ABC/Craig Sjodin- Advertisement – Listen to Here For the Right Reasons to get inside scoop about the Bachelor franchise and exclusive interviews from contestants – Advertisement –last_img read more

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first_img“See, Senator Perdue feels entitled to this U.S. Senate seat. This is the guy who hasn’t held a single public town hall meeting in six years as our senator. Just imagine being a sitting United States Senator, and he happily will sell meetings for corporate PAC checks. “He sells access to his home for corporate money. He sells lavish retreats on private islands to lobbyists for corporate PAC money, but he hasn’t seen fit to come out in public and defend his record or answer questions from the people at a public town hall meeting in six years. And then when it comes time for Senator Perdue to answer some questions in public, when it comes time for Senator Perdue to debate his opponent, he doesn’t take kindly to being asked tough questions. “And he refuses to debate in an open forum, because Senator Perdue cannot defend the indefensible, he cannot defend attacking our health care in the midst of a pandemic. He cannot defend misleading us so profoundly about a threat to our health and our prosperity, that’s taken such a human tragedy. He cannot defend being such a weak enabler of this president, who doesn’t deserve his loyalty or our support. “See, what we’re demanding, what we deserve from our leaders, what we deserve from our government, it’s not that complicated. It’s not mysterious. We believe that every single Georgia family should have access to affordable housing, affordable health care, education without debt, dignified work that pays a living wage, equal justice under the law regardless of race, and regardless of class. “It’s not that complicated. We expect our leaders to unite us to confront threats like this pandemic, to appeal to us to see what brings us together, rather than drives us apart, to remind us, y’all, that we’re all Americans, we’re all in this together. We rise or we fall together. This isn’t about red versus blue. This isn’t about party labels. This is about human lives, human decency, human rights, the human consequences of elections. “So now this race is headed to a runoff. And the people of Georgia will decide on January 5th, 2021, who represents us in the United States Senate. We have all the momentum. We have all the energy. We’re on the right side of history. Y’all ready to work?“We’re just getting started. Thank you so much for being here, I appreciate it.” It’s gonna be an uphill fight every single step of the way, like everything else over the last four years. “Thank you all so, so much for being here. It means the world to me to see y’all here. – Advertisement – “Most of all, I want to thank the amazing people of this state. The millions of Georgia voters who have stood up in record-shattering numbers to demand change for our state and change in this country.“When Congressman Lewis marched across that bridge 55 years ago to demand the sacred right to vote for all Americans, it was so that we the people could decide who represents us, could demand that our interests, our health, our prosperity, our rights, be upheld, respected, and expanded, so that we could have moments like this one, where Georgians in their millions have said, ‘enough.’ Enough incompetence, deceit, corruption, division. “Change has come to Georgia. Change is coming to America. – Advertisement – “And retirement is coming for Senator David Perdue, because the majority of Georgians have stood up to reject his request for a second term — a senator who saw fit to continue to attack our health care in the midst of a pandemic. A senator who told us that this disease that’s taken a quarter of a million American lives was no deadlier than the ordinary flu — while he looked out for himself. “A senator who has shown no spine and no independence, who has sold out our values and our interests to his donors and to this president. “Retirement is coming for Senator David Perdue. – Advertisement – – Advertisement –last_img read more

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first_img• Biden’s climate playbook may echo Trump’s: When the Trump regime came into office nearly four years ago, it asked the courts to stop litigation over the Obama-created Clean Power Plan while it worked to repeal and replace the rule. Since then, Trump has rolled back or weakened more than 125 environmental policies and rules affecting vehicle emissions, air and water pollution, oil and gas development, and public lands. Environmental advocates objected and sued over many of these changes. When Trump is ousted from the White House in January, it appears that President Joe Biden will follow that same path as he seeks to undo most or all of those rollbacks. It’s likely his administration will ask the courts to freeze lawsuits against Trump in these matters as it works to generate its own replacement policies and rules. Jean Su, staff attorney at the Center for Biological Diversity, told EnergyWire that the key strategies will be speedy reversals of Trump’s rules and replacement with new ones. Although the federal court system is now brimful of Trump-appointed judges, they will probably agree to requests to freeze pending litigation against old rules, according to Richard Revesz, director of New York University’s Institute for Policy Integrity.• Zuckerberg defends decision not to boot Steve Bannon off Facebook for proposing that two top government officials be decapitated and their heads put on pikes as a warning: According to Reuters, Mark Zuckerberg told an all-staff meeting Thursday: “We have specific rules around how many times you need to violate certain policies before we will deactivate your account completely. While the offenses here, I think, came close to crossing that line, they clearly did not cross the line.”  Proposing extrajudicial killings of Dr. Anthony Fauci and FBI Director Christopher Wray is probably just part of Bannon’s apparent campaign to persuade Trump that he should be on the list for a pardon when the squatter in the White House gets around to letting his most wretched minions off the hook for any outlawry they were involved in while serving him. But what “clearly” does cross the line at Facebook? If Bannon Photoshopped himself wielding an ax and posted a doctored image of him lopping off Dr. Fauci’s head, would that do the trick?• New study shows U.S. generates more plastic waste than any other nation: The researchers calculated that Americans produced up to 1.38 million tons of plastic pollution domestically through illegal dumping and littering. Which means the U.S. may have contributed as much as 2.48 million tons of plastic waste into the global environment, 1.6 million tons of it into ecosystems within 30 miles of a coast. That makes the U.S. the planet’s third-worst contributor to coastal plastic pollution. “All of this points to the need for us to reduce our production of single-use plastics,” said Nick Mallos, senior director of the Ocean Conservancy’s Trash Free Seas program and one of the new study’s co-authors. “We simply can no longer throw away our things into a recycling bin and assume our job is done.”- Advertisement – – Advertisement – • U.S. surpasses record high for positive COVID-19 tests: As the coronavirus rages across the nation, data from Johns Hopkins University puts the number of positive tests on Friday at a record 184,514, The university puts the seven-day rolling average for virus-related deaths at 1,047. Another source, Worldometers, has consistently tallied a total that is a few thousand more deaths than the Johns Hopkins’ count. On Friday, it recorded the daily death toll at 1,397 and the seven-day rolling average at 1,107. That’s the highest it’s been since Aug. 5. The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation projects that at least 439,000 Americans will have died from the virus by March 1 unless strict mask-wearing orders are enacted and enforced.- Advertisement – MIDDAY TWEETx • Here are 277 policies Joe Biden can enact on Day One without Congress.On their own, none of these 277 policies will fully solve any of the interlinked crises we now face. But they can go a significant way toward immediate harm reduction. Some can even solve longstanding problems, simply by enforcing or fully implementing laws already on the books.Perhaps most important, all of these policies are ideas that leaders in the moderate and progressive wings of the party broadly agree on, and that Biden should have no excuse not to enact, save for his own policy preferences. • Meet the guy firing people who Trump considers disloyal: Johnny McEntee is the 30-year-old architect of the post-election purge going on in the White House, an effort amounting to a crusade that he has been working on for months. A team of Washington Post reporters note that McEntee is passing out the pink slips, making clear that disloyalty will be punished, and warning employees not to cooperate with the Biden transition. More dismissals are expected to follow those of the secretary of Defense, a senior climate scientist, two top Homeland Security officials, and the second-in-command of USAID, all of whom were booted in the past nine days. Said Cleta Mitchell, a conservative activist who is a partner at the law firm Foley & Lardner, “Conservatives believe that the president was not well served by the original people staffing [the White House Personnel Office]. They systematically excluded strong Trump supporters,” Of McEntee, she said: “I wish he had been there in the beginning.” Having been ousted from his previous far less powerful White House post because of an online gambling obsession, McEntee was rehired after the impeachment of Trump. He soon axed employees in the personnel office and began an interview process to uncover disloyalty by sussing out their personal views in various matters. For example, an employee at the Environmental Protection Agency was asked his opinion on withdrawing  troops from Afghanistan. “I work at the EPA,” the official said, startled. – Advertisement –last_img read more

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first_img“I care about her. Morning, noon and night, I care about her. … Camilla is who I want. That is where my loyalties lie. That is who my priority is,” he screams at Diana in the finale. “I refuse to be blamed any longer for this grotesque misalliance. I wash my hands of it. If you have a complaint about not being loved or appreciated in this marriage, I suggest you take it up with the people who arranged it.”The Crown writer and executive producer Peter Morgan previewed the fourth season ahead of its debut, opening up about the challenges.“It’s very hard to write the innocent start to a relationship when you know how tragically it ended and indeed how unhappy they were throughout it,” he told TVLine.- Advertisement – Charles and Diana married in July 1981 and had two children, Prince William and Prince Harry. In 1992, the duo separated and four years later, they announced their divorce after both admitted to extramarital affairs. The following year, the princess died in a car crash in Paris.In this season, Charles is “a man desperately trying to get out of this mess,” O’Connor, 30, said about the arranged marriage. “These are two very lost souls … They both needed something they couldn’t give each other, and it didn’t work.”Scroll through the gallery below to see which moments in season 4 did — and didn’t — happen in real life. Throughout the first episode, which spans over three years, Charles told his father he was more interested in Camilla Parker-Bowles — but Prince Philip did not approve.Over the course of the season, their relationship experiences intense turmoil, including multiple blowout fights about Parker-Bowles, who he later married. It also appears that the marriage was completely set up by Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, rather than out of the love in Charles’ heart.- Advertisement – It’s no secret that Princess Diana and Prince Charles‘ marriage wasn’t a happy one. If you had any doubt, once you watch season 4 of The Crown, that will be gone.The Princess of Wales (Emma Corrin) makes her debut on the Netflix series during the season premiere, meeting Prince Charles (Josh O’Conner) while he is visiting her older sister, Sarah. In the scene, a 16-year-old Diana is in a tree costume, which she wore for a production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream.- Advertisement – – Advertisement –last_img read more

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first_img Kick off 4:30pm The north London club underwent significant upheaval on and off the pitch over the summer as 55 staff were made redundant, with the financial impact of the coronavirus cited. On the field, Thomas Partey and Gabriel Magalhaes were notable additions to Arteta’s playing squad.Despite the gloom with which Arsenal entered the international break, before the loss to Villa there had been a rare win over Manchester United at Old Trafford, with a gritty performance earning a 1-0 victory. – Advertisement – However, an inconsistent start to the new campaign – including a 3-0 home defeat to Aston Villa in the last game before the international break which left Arsenal 11th in the table – has dented some of the optimism surrounding the club.“We’re a long way, I’m afraid,” Arteta told the club’s official website. 2:56 – Advertisement – preview image Mikel Arteta during Arsenal's defeat to Aston VillaImage:Arteta says Arsenal have faced a ‘challenging’ time over recent months “It’s part of a process. The results have to be immediate, and the challenge we have with the club we are representing is that we have to win as quickly as possible every game in every competition.“So far we have played 14 games in all competitions this season, we won 10 and lost four and the four of them have been in the Premier League, so it is a little bit imbalanced.” FREE TO WATCH: Highlights from Aston Villa’s win over Arsenal in the Premier League Arsenal head coach Mikel Arteta has admitted his side are a “long way” from achieving the level of performance he is targeting.Arteta replaced Unai Emery at the Emirates last December and was credited with improving several elements of Arsenal’s play as he guided the club to an FA Cup triumph, as well as an impressive Premier League victory over champions Liverpool.- Advertisement – – Advertisement – Sunday 22nd November 4:00pm Arsenal return to Premier League action at newly promoted Leeds on Sunday, live on Sky Sports, and Arteta says he is firmly focused on what he sees as a “really bright” future.“There are a lot of things to do, short term and medium term, we have seen a lot of changes not only on the pitch but structurally as a club as well,” he said.“It has been difficult, it has been a challenging time in the last three or four months, a lot of things have happened.“We have to settle and everyone has to realise where we are now, but I see the future as really bright. I am a really positive person and I tend to learn much more when things don’t go well and we have a defeat like we had the other day that really hurt after the performance we had at Old Trafford.“We have to understand why it happened, be really critical first of all with myself and try to understand the players better and give them more solutions to win more football matches.”last_img read more

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first_img The WHO said five surveillance teams in Uige were continuing to investigate rumors and search for more cases. In Luanda, Angola’s capital, international experts are working to set up an isolation ward to take up to 40 Marburg patients, AFP reported. The story said volunteer workers at Americo Boa Vida hospital are being fitted with “Ebola suits” to work as cleaners and washers in the isolation ward. Officials said it would take several more days to complete the ward. Apr 5, 2005 (CIDRAP News) – The outbreak of Marburg hemorrhagic fever in Angola has continued to grow and has killed 155 of 175 people infected, according to the latest reports. There is no vaccine or cure for the Marburg virus, which spreads through contact with bodily fluids of infected people. Resembling the deadly Ebola fever, Marburg causes severe diarrhea, abdominal pain, nausea and vomiting, severe chest pain, sore throat, and cough. In later stages it leads to gastrointestinal and other bleeding. The outbreak is the largest Marburg epidemic on record, exceeding one that hit the Democratic Republic of the Congo from 1998 to 2000. Angolan health minister Sebastiao Veloso gave those numbers in an Agence France Presse (AFP) report yesterday. In a statement yesterday, the World Health Organization (WHO) said the Angolan health ministry had reported 163 cases with 150 deaths.center_img A joint statement by the Angolan government and WHO said 80% of the cases were in children under the age of 15, according to the AFP report. Earlier reports had said 75% of the cases involved children. No explanation of the unusual age distribution has emerged so far. The northern province of Uige remained the center of the outbreak, the WHO said. Cases also have been reported in Luanda, Cabinda, Malange, and Kuanza Norte provinces, but all were thought to have originated in Uige. See also: Apr 4 WHO statementhttp://www.who.int/csr/don/2005_04_04a/en/last_img read more

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first_imgNov 22, 2006 (CIDRAP News) – Two new reports on human cases of H5N1 avian influenza that occurred in Turkey and Indonesia last year show that the illness proved difficult to diagnose, with many tests yielding false-negative results.A report on eight cases in Turkey and a similar report on eight Indonesian cases, published in the Nov 23 New England Journal of Medicine, says many of the patients tested negative the first time around, even on polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests.The Turkish report describes 8 of the 12 confirmed cases the country has had so far, all of which occurred in late December 2005 and January 2006. All eight patients—four of whom survived—were treated at a hospital in Van in eastern Turkey. The patients included sets of three and two siblings, and seven lived in the same community.The hospital tested a total of 290 patients for avian flu during the outbreak, using a rapid influenza test, enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA), and real-time PCR. All the rapid and ELISA test results were negative, the report says.Four of the eight case-patients initially had negative results on all three tests, using nasopharyngeal specimens. Because the patients were severely ill, the tests were repeated using tracheal aspirate specimens, and the real-time PCR tests then were positive. Tests of nasopharyngeal specimens established the diagnosis in the other four patients.”Before H5N1 infection was diagnosed in the eight patients, a total of 8 real-time PCR tests, 12 rapid influenza tests, and 12 ELISA tests were negative,” the article states.The Indonesian report covers three family clusters of H5N1 cases that occurred between June and October of 2005 and included the country’s first cases. The clusters consisted of three cases in Tangerang, Java; two cases in Bintaro, Java; and three in Lampung, Sumatra. Four of the eight patients died.All rapid tests on the patients were negative, and many reverse-transcriptase PCR tests were negative, particularly with nasal specimens, according to the report. Throat swabs were more likely to test positive on RT-PCR than nasal swabs were.The Turkish authors write, “Because of the difficulties in detecting H5N1 infection, repeated testing from nasopharyngeal swabs or deep tracheal-aspiration samples in patients who are strongly suspected of having H5N1 infection should be performed even if tests of initial nasophyaryngeal swabs are negative.”In other findings, the Indonesian report says that the source of infection for the first patient in two of the clusters was never identified. The three patients in the first cluster reported no contact with birds, other animals, or sick people other than family members before they fell ill. In the second cluster, patients reported no contact with birds, other animals, or sick people, but the index patient used fertilizer containing chicken droppings that tested positive for H5N1.The report says limited person-to-person transmission could not be ruled out in the first two Indonesian clusters, since the patients had no other known exposures to the virus.Three of the four Indonesian patients who recovered were children (aged 4, 5, and 9) who had mild disease. This resembles the pattern in Hong Kong’s 1997 H5N1 outbreak, in which most children who were infected had relatively mild disease, the article says.The Indonesian authors write that the clusters in Indonesia and Turkey, as well as others in Hong Kong, Vietnam, Thailand, China, and Azerbaijan, “raise questions as to whether genetic or other factors may predispose some persons to H5N1 virus infection or to severe disease.”They add that more investigation is needed to understand “the role of mild cases in the epidemiology of this disease and whether genetic, behavioral, immunologic, and environmental factors may contribute to case clustering.”Oner AF, Bay A, Arslan S, et al. Avian influenza A(H5N1) infection in eastern Turkey in 2006. N Engl J Med 2006 Nov 23;355(21):2179-85 [Abstract]Kandun IN, Wibosono H, Sedyaningsih ER, et al. Three Indonesian clusters of H5N1 virus infection in 2005. N Engl J Med 2006 Nov 23;355(21):2186-94 [Abstract]See also:Oct 31 CIDRAP News story “WHO: H5N1 cases in Turkey targeted children, youth”last_img read more

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first_imgNov 3, 2009Vaccine production reaches 31.8 million dosesTotal H1N1 vaccine availability today reached 31.8 million doses, said US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director Dr. Thomas Frieden at a briefing, up 1.8 million doses from yesterday. “We are therefore on track to hit the 10 million increase that we had been hoping for” this week, though the total is far from satisfactory, he said. He declined to predict when the US will give vaccine doses to developing countries, saying it will depend on clarification of production.http://www.cdc.gov/h1n1flu/?date=110309CDC H1N1 informationUptake of seasonal flu vaccine may set recordThis year’s uptake of seasonal flu vaccine is “unprecedented” and may set a record, said CDC Director Dr. Thomas Frieden at today’s H1N1 news briefing. The CDC expects that 114 million doses will be distributed by the end of the year, but the demand may be greater still, he said. He also said there are signs of a higher vaccination rate than usual among healthcare workers, who usually have only about a 40% immunization rate.http://www.cdc.gov/h1n1flu/?date=110209CDC H1N1 informationVirginia takes steps to keep voters healthyElection officials in Virginia, whose citizens vote for governor today, among other offices, are taking steps to avoid transmitting H1N1 influenza. According to the Associated Press (AP), voters will have hand sanitizer available at the polls and possibly cotton swabs or disposable coffee stirrers so they can avoid contact with touch-screen machines. Some sites also have backup election workers on standby.http://www.wtop.com/?nid=25&sid=1800896Nov 3 AP storyIndiana pigs get pandemic fluThe US Department of Agriculture (USDA) yesterday reported that four samples from Indiana pigs tested positive for pandemic H1N1 influenza. The samples were collected on Oct 22. Indiana’s state veterinarian said in a statement yesterday that the animals have recovered and are being monitored. He said workers who had contact with the animals had been sick with flulike symptoms before some of the pigs became ill.http://www.usda.gov/documents/FINAL_RESULTS_2009_PANDEMIC_H1N1_INFLUENZA_CHT.pdfNov 2 USDA reportGSK vaccine gets Saudi approvalThe Saudi Food and Drug Authority approved GlaxoSmithKline’s H1N1 vaccine yesterday, according to Reuters, as the kingdom readied for more than 2 million pilgrims at this month’s Islamic hajj. The vaccine is distributed under the Pandemrix brand.http://www.reuters.com/article/swineFlu/idUSL3692176Nov 3 Reuters storySouth African panel favors novel H1N1 in seasonal vaccineSouth Africa’s National Institute of Communicable Diseases has recommended that South Africa include the pandemic H1N1 virus in its seasonal flu vaccine for next year, according to News24, a South African online news service. Barry Schoub, director of the institute, said it would be up to the nation’s health department whether to follow the advice. Reports did not clarify whether the pandemic virus would replace the seasonal H1N1 strain in the vaccine or be added to it.http://www.news24.com/Content/World/SwineFlu/1255/d2c7bbf714634568a571e216f4bb6932/02-11-2009-08-14/H1N1_vaccine_in_flu_vaccineNov 2 News24 reportFDA issues guidance on diagnostic testsThe US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published guidance yesterday to help manufacturers develop diagnostic tests for the novel H1N1 influenza virus. Manufacturers of tests can submit a request to the FDA for an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA). If granted, the EUA will allow the test to be used during the H1N1 pandemic. No H1N1 test is currently approved or cleared by the FDA.http://www.fda.gov/NewsEvents/Newsroom/PressAnnouncements/ucm188717.htmNov 2 FDA news releaselast_img read more

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first_imgIn the first six months of 2017, the area of ​​the Tourist Board of Central Istria, ie the town of Pazin and the municipalities of Lupoglav, Cerovlje, Gračišće, Karojba, Pićan, Sveti Lovreč, Sveti Petar u Šumi and Tinjan, recorded a growth of 35% in arrivals and 39% in overnight stays. In numbers, there are 9.287 arrivals and 57.431 overnight stays, ie 2.410 arrivals and 16.251 overnight stays more than in the first six months of 2016.Traditionally, the most numerous are guests from Germany, who make up 58% of the number of overnight stays, and the number of overnight stays they realized is even 60% higher than the previous year. In second place are domestic guests, of which there were 40% more. They are followed by the Austrians with a share of 7,28%, followed by the British, the Dutch and the Italians, who are more and more our guests every year. There are twice as many Belgians this year, and this year there is an interesting increase in the number of overnight stays of guests from Sweden, Denmark and Russia. “We want to promote ourselves through experiences, and through three main tourist attractions: Active vacation, ie adventure, gastro and cultural destination. All through the sustainable development of green Istria and the concept of the Heart of Istria. If someone wants to escape from the city bustle and mentally relax, experience something new and taste the rich local and authentic gastronomy through taverns and restaurants that offer local food that comes directly through the family farm system, and then actively move whether running or cycling we are the right choice. ”Points out Sanja Kantaruti from the Tourist Board of Central IstriaAccording to the type of facility, the increase in the number of overnight stays is present in all segments – in private accommodation, which is dominated by holiday homes by 43%, rural households by 58%, hotels by 36% and campsites by 92%.The largest share of the number of overnight stays is realized in private accommodation – as much as 90%.Other types of facilities, which have a smaller share in our accommodation capacities, record a very small share in realized overnight stays (hotel 5%, rural households 2% and campsites, ie rest campsites and 0,5% households). “The largest increase in tourist traffic was recorded in the municipalities of Lupoglav and Cerovlje and in the town of Pazin. Most overnight stays were realized in the municipality of Tinjan – 14.130, followed by the town of Pazin with 12.899 and Sv. Lovreč with 9.253. The index of increase in arrivals and overnight stays is many times higher than the index of increase in accommodation capacity.”Kantaruti points out and adds that the largest share of the number of nights is realized in private accommodation – as much as 90%.TZSI has 3.786 beds, which is 16% more than last year (3.263), and in terms of the number of accommodation units, there are currently a total of 832, of which holiday homes account for more than 50%, apartments 37%, rooms 10 %, while the rest consists of rural households, hotels and rest camps and household camps. “The interior of Istria has great potential, especially in the pre- and post-season. We are currently in the process of making it two important documents, the Tourism Development Strategy and the Operational Marketing Plan, which will clearly show us the current situation, potentials and in which direction the tourism product should be developed, and we will get a concrete strategy and goals for long-term tourism development. These are key documents without which there is no serious development of tourism. We will also work on a new visual identity and brand ourselves as the Heart of Istria. ” Kantaruti pointed out.The increase indices are among the best in Istria, which suggests that the interior is increasingly attractive to guests of the peninsula. “Tourists discover us slowly but surely. We inland have very modest budgets and when tourists come, they come targeted. These are most often profiles of tourists who want something different and who do not just want the sea, but quality in the indigenous content.”Concludes Kantaruti and adds that the profiles of tourists who come to the interior of Istria like active holidays, good food, they want active holidays, they like to run and ride bicycles, they are interested in cultural routes, thematic museums and authentic gastronomy.In 2016, when a total of 27.800 arrivals and 217.464 overnight stays were realized in the area of ​​TZSI, the recorded increase in the results of tourist traffic was 27%, and in 2017 we expect it to exceed 30%, concludes Kantarutilast_img read more

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first_imgMedora Hotels from Podgora announced today that it has prematurely settled the Company’s obligations from the pre-bankruptcy settlement to the Ministry of Finance and all other creditors in full.Premature payment itself achieved the preconditions for concluding the pre-bankruptcy settlement. As pointed out by the Medora Hotel, the early repayment of liabilities was made partly from own funds and partly from a special-purpose loan of Zagrebačka banka dd in the amount of EUR 4,53 million, with a currency clause in kuna equivalent at the middle exchange rate of the CNB. The loan repayment period is 10 years, and no later than October 31.10.2027, 4,20. year, with a variable regular interest rate of XNUMX% per annum.According to the Business diary, Agram invest entered Medora Hotels at the end of 2015 with an initial HRK 9 million, thus acquiring 900.000 shares of the company that the company Novodom Luka Kaića had bought in the pre-bankruptcy settlement. With the end of the pre-bankruptcy, he recapitalized Hotel Podgora with HRK 22,5 million, and Kaić undertook to make investments of at least HRK 112 million. He soon found new investment partners for that, and finally new customers. After last year’s renovation of the Medora Auri Family Beach Resort hotel, in which they invested more than 15 million euros, in 2018 Medora plans to continue investing in the two remaining hotels and camps.This year is a consolidation year for the company, with the most investment in staff training, and one of the goals is to extend the season to a minimum of seven months. Medora employs about 60 permanent workers and about 200 seasonal workers.last_img read more

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