View from Germany: If you travel across borders at all, the goal will be European countries

first_img” This tourist summer will surely be completely different from everything so far ,” said the president of the German tour operator Norbert Fiebig and predicts that many, if any, that is easing measures that restrict travel this summer to spend in one of Germany’s tourist destinations, according to Deutsche Welle (DW). In any case, the situation and the mood change from day to day, and only in an optimistic scenario can we hope that the whole situation around the coronavirus, both in Croatia and in Europe as a whole, will stabilize significantly in a month, to begin slowly. to open borders, in order to save at least a small part of the tourist season. Turistička branša sigurno u puni pogon neće doći ove godine nego tek na ljeto sljedeće godine, smatra Kunz. Isto vjeruju i u Španjolskoj, gdje je vlada turističkim radnicima poručila da će branša, ako uopće, tek krajem godine može računati s aktiviranjem potražnje.  Ako se i uopće i bude putovalo preko granica, cilj će biti europske zemlje. Što bliže, to bolje. Od toga bi mogla profitirati i Hrvatska koja je samo nekoliko sati automobilske vožnje udaljena od južne Njemačke. The closer, the better “Summer is approaching, but the situation is unknown and no one knows what the epidemiological situation will be in Europe and those countries where most tourists come from. In any case, if the epidemiological situation in a country is worse than in our country, the arrival of tourists will not be allowed. If this situation changes, then of course the question of how and under what conditions it will be possible to enter Croatia would be considered.” / / / KRUNOSLAV CAPAK: THE OPENING OF BORDERS DEPENDS EXCLUSIVELY ON THE EPIDEMIOLOGICAL SITUATION IN EACH COUNTRY. THE TEST IS NO WARRANTY Također, predsjednica Europske komisije Ursula von der Leyen preporučuje da se pričeka s planiranjem putovanja. “Nitko trenutno ne može pouzdano predvidjeti srpanj i kolovoz”. The borders will be opened only if the epidemiological situation in other countries is stable, said Krunoslav Capak two days ago, at a press conference of the National Civil Protection Headquarters. The question of vouchers is also open, many in Germany are wondering whether vouchers will be additionally insured if they come again from mass dismissal, as in the case of Thomas Cook. Also, the question around which the spears are being broken is, should the Germans cancel booked trips? Booking that many hoteliers stick to in Croatia, as well as in private accommodation. We can realistically talk about the real recovery of the tourism sector only when the vaccine is found, and from that moment it will certainly last for the next 2-3 years, with various changes in the way of traveling and the behavior of tourists.center_img President of the Association of German Tour Operators Norbert Fiebig in an interview with the daily Tagesspiegel predicts that many, if there are any concessions to measures restricting travel, will spend this summer in one of the German tourist centers. Source: DW, Der Tagesspiegel Forum: Pexels.com S druge strane, Premijer Bavarske Markus Söder (CSU) smatra da su ljetni odmori u Španjolskoj, Italiji, Francuskoj ili Turskoj ove godine “malo vjerojatni”, prenosi Der Tagesspiegel. “Ne preporučujem otkazivanje sada”, upozorava Sabine Fischer-Volk iz berlinske pravne tvrtke Karimi. Ako je putovanje ljeti i dalje zabranjeno, ne morate ga plaćati. A ako vam je putovanje opet dopušteno, započnite putovanje” jednostavan je Fischer-Volk. Trenutno svi hoteli imaju besplatno otkazivanje, što opet ide na ruku putnicima I iz TUI-a, najvećeg europskog turoperatora, daju signale kako su spremni za organiziranje putovanja čim dotične zemlje daju zeleno svjetlo.”TUI is currently in talks with the governments of many tourist countries, which are preparing in time after the pandemic so that guests can return as soon as possible.“, priopćili su iz TUI-ja na upit agencije AFP. “Naravno da ćemo, čim se promijene okolnosti, omogućiti putovanja. Ali ja mogu ukinuti upozorenja jedino ako sam siguran da će se građani moći redovitim putem opet vratiti u Njemačku“, rekao je Heika Maasa, njemački ministra vanjskih poslova. Gore navedeni aspekti bi, kako smatra Norbert Kunz iz Njemačkog turističkog saveza, i u budućnosti mogli igrati sve veću ulogu pri odabiru odredišta za odmor. Za njega je važno pitanje hoće li turisti ubuduće htjeti ostati u blizini svojih domova kako bi riskirali što manje u slučaju da se moraju brzo vratiti kući. “Koju ulogu igra sigurnost, pri čemu mislim i na medicinsku sigurnost, u mjestu gdje provodimo odmor? To su sve pitanja kojima ćemo se baviti intenzivnije u budućnosti”, says Kunz for the public service ARD. A crisis caused by a coronavirus pandemic could have far-reaching consequences for tourist behavior. This tourist season, assuming that the situation in Croatia as in other countries calms down, ie that there are no more new cases in a month, we can hope for domestic guests, and a smaller number of tourists from the countries we border. But we certainly can’t expect some big numbers. Thus, car destinations, regional travel as well as the proximity of hospitals, will play a key factor this tourist season, when and if the borders open. Of course, easing measures a priori does not mean opening borders.last_img read more

COVID ICU patients’ survival rate has improved: Study

first_imgStudy authors offered several explanations, including “rapid learning that has taken place on a global scale due to the prompt publication of clinical reports early in the pandemic.” They also suggested that hospital ICUs might have been under greater pressure early in the pandemic.Doctors have reported progress in learning enough about the highly contagious virus to have a better grasp of key problems for many patients, although much work remains to be done on the development of treatments and preventive vaccines.The researchers said their findings could reflect the time for long ICU stays to show up in the data, noting that nearly a third of UK ICU admissions lasted more than 28 days and 9% lasted more than 42 days.The authors emphasized that the recent COVID-19 ICU mortality rate of around 40% is still much higher than the 22% for other viral pneumonias.”Optimistically, as the pandemic progresses, we may be coping better with COVID-19,” they said. The death rate for COVID-19 intensive care patients has dropped by about one-third since the start of the pandemic, due at least in part to better hospital care, a review of published studies found.The global analysis of 24 observational studies of COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, was published on Wednesday in the journal Anaesthesia.The research, led by Professor Tim Cook of England’s Royal United Hospitals Bath, found the overall mortality rate of COVID-19 patients in intensive care units (ICUs) has fallen from almost 60% since the end of March to 42% at the end of May. The rate was not significantly different across Europe, Asia and North America. Topics :last_img read more

Dragon boat capsizes, 7 rowers drown

first_img“(We join) theBoracay dragon boat community in praying for the eternal repose of the souls ofthe departed dragon boat paddlers and for the immediate recuperation of thoseinjured in the dragon boat accident. Of the 14 whosurvived, two were Chinese and Russian nationals. The survivors were YhenAytona, Mark Baccay, Kenneth Bandalan, Jao Buenaventura, Julia Kurbaniizova,Robel Licerio, Janice Lumbo, Lani Ordas, Edwin Paradas, Marc Sabado, KathleenSabado, Jayrold Violanda, Maggie Xie, and Von Navarrosa, the founder of theBoracay Dragon Force. BORACAY SEA TRAGEDY. Coastguards retrieve the body of a drowned dragon boat rower in Boracay Island on Sept. 25, 2019. The dragon boat paddlers were holding on to the boat. However, strong waves made the boat roll over, making it unstable and displacing the paddlers, according to the Public Information Unit of the municipality of Malay, Aklan which has jurisdiction over Boracay. PHILIPPINE COAST GUARD PHOTO Fourteen membersof the team survived. Rescuers took them to the Saint Gabriel Hospital. ILOILO City – Adragon boat capsized in the waters of Boracay Island yesterday morning. Sevenrowers died. The report,attested by Local Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Officer II CatherineFulgencio, added that those who drowned were not wearing life vests. “Our rescuersimmediately responded,” according to Police Major Jess Baylon, Bocaray policechief, in coordination with the Philippine Coast Guard and Philippine NationalPolice Maritime Group. The fatalitieswere Mark Vincent Navarette, Comar Acob, Maricel Tan, Johann Tan, RichelMontoya, Antonette Supranes, and John Vince Natividad. “The boat sank,and the paddlers were holding on to the boat. However, strong waves and currentmade the boat roll over, making it unstable and displacing the paddlers,” thereport added. A report from thePublic Information Unit of the municipality of Malay, Aklan which hasjurisdiction over Boracay cited one of the survivors saying the sea was calmwhen they set out to see, “However, after the reef, rough waves graduallyfilled the boat.” The PhilippineDragon Boat Federation (PDBF) sent a statement of sympathy. The 21-memberBoracay Dragon Force Team was practicing for an international competition inTaiwan. At around 7:15 a.m. big waves rocked the boat until it capsized some300 meters from the shoreline of Barangay Manoc-manoc. “While we are allaware of the perils that inevitably go with dragon boating as an extreme watersport, the PDBF advocates and gives utmost priority to safety. We encourage theuse of personal floating devices during training and require the wearing of thesame in local regattas to make sure we avoid accidents that lead to unnecessaryloss of life or injury. We also educate our member clubs proper safetyprotocols in case of capsizing or sinking of boats.”/PNlast_img read more

Randall Lee Terry, Sr.

first_imgThose surviving who will cherish Randall’s memory include his loving wife, Mary J. Terry; children, Randall (Patricia Gould) Terry, Jr., of Milroy, Danny Ray (Christy) Terry of Shelbyville, and Brandon S. Terry, Cynthia Terry and Darin Terry, all of Laurel; 1 grandchild, Deacon Covington; siblings, Bill Terry of Connersville, Ronnie Terry of Dayton, OH, Patty Hauri of Connersville, Duane Terry of Ohio, Ranel Terry, Jr. of Ohio, Pam Gross of Liberty and Brenda Rambo of Connersville.  Also surviving are numerous nieces, nephews, and many great nieces and nephews.  Besides his parents he was preceded in death by 2 brothers, Freddie and Gene Terry. Memorial contributions may be directed to Metamora Church of God.  To sign the online guestbook or to leave a personal condolence, please visit www.cookrosenberger.com.  The staff of Cook Rosenberger Funeral Home is honored to care for the family of Randall Terry. Friends may visit with the family on Monday, February 13, 2017 from 10 a.m. till 2 p.m. at Cook Rosenberger Funeral Home, 929 Main Street, Brookville.  Funeral services will begin at 2 p.m., officiated by Pastor Wayne Ison.  Burial will follow in Laurel North Cemetery.center_img Randall Lee Terry, Sr., of Laurel, was born on June 17, 1955 in Connersville, Indiana, the son on Ranel and Debbie Moore Terry.  On June 6, 1974 he married Mary J. Marshall in Connersville and she survives.  Randall served his country with the Army National Guard for 15 years and was a truck owner and operator.  He was a member of the Metamora Church of God was a big supporter of their food pantry.  Randall was known for always helping anyone, anytime or anyway they needed.  He also gave advice out when he felt it was needed.  On Wednesday, February 8, 2017 at the age of 61, Randall passed away at Rush Memorial Hospital in Rushville.last_img read more

Proposed USDA cuts considered

first_imgWashington D.C. — Proposed budget cuts by the Trump administration have those in the agriculture community taking notice.The proposals include limiting crop insurance and adding more food inspection fees. In all, United States Department of Agriculture spending would be cut by $228 billion over a 10 year period. The plan also includes eliminating an insurance policy available to farmers that guarantees farm revenues based on harvest prices, instead prices projected before planting, when harvest prices are higher, that would save $11.9 billion over 10 years. These ideas have received limited support over the years by a few lawmakers.The roadmap to achieve Trump’s goal of balancing the budget in 10 years also includes increases in pesticide licensing fees and limits on commodity support programs.Gary Truitt from Hoosier Ag Today says, “Balancing the federal budget will good for agriculture, and there will be some program cuts, but not to degree proposed.”The plan to balance the federal budget in 10 years is based on three percent growth in GDP, another assumption lawmakers and economists are skeptical about.last_img read more

Anthony Martial’s transfer seals new record spend for Premier League clubs

first_imgPremier League clubs set a new record during the transfer window, with total spending in 2015 breaking the £1billion barrier for the first time. Transfer spending during the summer window totalled £870million – £35million more than the £835million spent last summer, according to analysis by the business advisory firm Deloitte. Just over £130million was spent in the January window. Manchester City set an individual record, with £160million splashed out on new talent this summer. :: Premier League clubs spent around £90million on deadline day compared to £85million a year ago. :: Manchester City recorded the highest-ever gross spend by a Premier League club in a summer transfer window, spending £160million on new talent this summer. :: The four Premier League clubs competing in this season’s Champions League – Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester City and Manchester United – had a combined gross transfer spend of £340milion (around 40 per cent of the total). :: The next highest spending league was Italy’s Serie A, with a gross spend of £405million. Spain’s Primera Division was next with a gross spend of £400m, followed by the German Bundesliga with £290million and France’s Ligue 1 with £220million. :: Football League clubs benefited from net transfer fees of around £50million from Premier League clubs. The total at the start of the day stood at £790million – £45million short of the £835million record set last summer – but Anthony Martial’s £36million move from Monaco to Manchester United helped break the record. Press Association Fuelled by its huge television deals, the Barclays Premier League clubs’ spending has easily outstripped the rest of Europe – and spending on players from overseas clubs was £585million. Alex Thorpe, senior manager in the sports business group at Deloitte, said: “This summer has seen another record level of transfer spending, as Premier League clubs continue to use increases in their revenue to invest in playing talent. “Gross spending of £870million by clubs across the league has broken the record of £835million set last summer. Total spending in 2015, across both the January and summer windows, is also a new record, reaching the £1billion mark for the first time. “With all 20 of the Premier League clubs now ranked in the top 40 globally by revenue, we have seen clubs across the league compete successfully in the market for international talent. Premier League clubs’ gross spending on players from overseas clubs this summer totalled more than half a billion pounds. “Looking across Europe, Premier League clubs’ gross and net spending this summer is more than double that of any other European league. The driving force behind this is the growth and distribution mechanism of the league’s broadcast rights. “Earlier this year we reported the remarkable rebalancing of revenues and costs, such that Premier League clubs collectively generated pre-tax profitability for the first time since 1999, with clubs set to enjoy a further revenue boost when the next broadcast deals start in 2016. “Therefore, despite a new record level of player transfer spending this year, collectively Premier League clubs have a chance to invest in playing talent whilst remaining profitable in a way that was previously not the case.” Deloitte’s analysis found that: last_img read more

Tourney caps GSA homecoming weekend

first_imgTom Gray of Community Pharmacy (center) holds the trophy for the afternoon champions in the Duane B. Gray ’64 Memorial Golf Tournament on Sunday, Sept. 27, at the Blue Hill Country Club (from left): Larry Gray, Bill Gray, Mark Politte and Brian Hally. PHOTO COURTESY JENNIFER TRAUBBLUE HILL — Some 80 golfers — including George Stevens Academy alumni, students, parents, faculty and friends — took part in the annual Duane B. Gray ’64 Memorial Golf Tournament on Sunday at the Blue Hill Country Club as part of GSA’s homecoming weekend.Community Pharmacy of Blue Hill served for a second year as lead sponsor of the event.Pharmacist Tom Gray, a 1979 GSA alum and nephew of the late Duane Gray, spoke during lunch to the players, many of whom had family or community connections to Duane and have been loyal supporters of the tournament named in his memory.A volunteer committee led by GSA golf coach and BHCC manager Dwayne Carter and GSA Trustee and Development Committee Chairman Phyllis Taylor organized the tournament, which was supported by hole sponsorships and other contributions from more than 50 local businesses such as hole-in-one sponsors Darling’s and Stanley Scooters.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textProceeds from the event benefit GSA’s annual fund, which provides essential funding for academic programs, arts, athletics as well as upkeep of buildings and grounds.Also during homecoming, a soccer building given by family and friends of Duane Gray — and built in large part by Duane’s son, Adam Gray — was dedicated in his memory. The dedication took place during halftime of the boys’ varsity soccer game, which they won 3-0 against Bucksport.Morning Results:Champions: Brandon Allen ’03, Simeon Allen ’01, Spencer Allen, Dusty Bates ’02.1st Low Net:  Mike Astbury ’03, Ebb Walton ’08, Nick Norton ’17, Stefan Simmons ’18.2nd Low Net: Neil Reiter, John Ruger, Chris Haley, Craig Dagan.3rd Low Net: John diPretoro, Frank Hull, Rick Ferretti, Adam Palmer.Individual morning winners were Kitty Clements and Ben Wootten for closest to the pin, and Bonnie Paulas ’69 and Brandon Allen ’03 for longest drive.Afternoon Results:Champions: Larry Gray ’79, Bill Gray ’83, Mark Politte, Brian Hally.1st Low Net: Mike Rioux ’78, Mike Drinkert, Paul Raspante, Michael Miller.2nd Low Net: Buzz Moore, Dan Kane, Jim Murphy, Bill Case3rd Low Net: Jeffrey Allen ’79, Jeb Billings ’89, Jackson Billings ’17, Jarrod Chase ’17.Individual afternoon winners were Jill Clendenen and Brad Miltner ’77 for closest to the pin, and Bebe Moulton and George Semler for longest drive.last_img read more

SU adds exhibition games against College of Saint Rose, Le Moyne

first_imgSyracuse will play two home exhibition games against Division II opponents to open the 2018-19 season, SU Athletics announced in a release Thursday morning.The first matchup will take place on Oct. 25 against The College of Saint Rose, and six days later SU will have a Halloween meeting with Le Moyne College.Saint Rose finished last season with a 21-10 record, losing to the Dolphins in the East Regional semifinal in the Division II NCAA Tournament. The head coach at Saint Rose, Brian Beaury, has coached the Golden Knights for 31 years, winning 622 games in his tenure. Le Moyne is coached by the son of Michigan head coach John Beilein, Patrick Beilein. The Dolphins went 27-7 last season, losing one round after knocking out Saint Rose at the hands of West Texas A&M.The last time Syracuse lost a preseason exhibition game came at the hands of Le Moyne prior to the 2009-10 season in an 82-79 defeat. That seemingly had no bearing the season, as the Orange went 30-5 that year.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textHere are all of Syracuse’s confirmed nonconference and exhibition games.Thursday, Oct. 25 — College of Saint Rose (exhibition game)Wednesday, Oct. 31 — Le Moyne (exhibition game)Tuesday, Nov. 6 — 2K Classic vs. Eastern WashingtonSaturday, Nov. 10 — 2K Classic vs. Morehead StateThursday, Nov. 15 — 2K Classic vs. Connecticut (at Madison Square Garden)Friday, Nov. 16 — 2K Classic vs. Iowa or Oregon (at Madison Square Garden)Wednesday, Nov. 21 — vs. ColgateWednesday, Nov. 28 – at Ohio StateSaturday, Dec. 1 — vs. CornellTuesday, Dec. 4 — vs. NortheasternSaturday, Dec. 8 — vs. GeorgetownSaturday, Dec. 15 — vs. Old DominionTuesday, Dec. 18 — vs. BuffaloSaturday, Dec. 29 — vs. St. Bonaventure Comments Published on August 2, 2018 at 11:34 am Contact Billy: wmheyen@syr.edu | @Wheyen3 Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

ITTF OPEN: Nigerian Debutant, Ojomu, Sparkles in Budapest

first_imgAjoke Ojomu started her debut at the 2019 World Championships on a good note after recording a convincing 4-1 win over Luxembourg’s Sarah Meyer in the group opener in Budapest.The 19-year-old was on the winning side in the explosive encounter and she was so excited about the feat.“I could not believe I just recorded my first game at the World Championship because I was a bit confused when the match started. I could not understand how to return my opponent service as it was a bit odd playing against a player that used pimples in her forehand. But after losing the first game, my coach told me how to demystify her which I followed and this really gave me the confidence to complete the win. This is a major boost to me personally and I dedicate this win to my mother, who has been very supportive and all those who have always been there for me when I was not making the senior team,” the Nigeria national champion said.“I know I still have a lot to offer and this win has indeed inspired me to aim high in this tournament. I have also realized that winning points with service is very vital for every player and we were not used to this in Nigeria and I am praying and hoping that I improve my ranking with this competition. The support from my teammates has been awesome because their experience in the game was also helpful to me,” she added. The battle for places in the main draw for African players will be determined today when the final group matches are played while Africa’s trio of Aruna Quadri of Nigeria and Egypt’s Omar Assar and Dina Meshref are awaiting their continental counterparts to join them in the elite stage of the championship which will commence on Tuesday April 23.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Regional Hockey League begins: Police Ladies, Legonites suffer defeats

first_imgThe Dwadifuo Adanfo Greater Accra Regional Hockey League kick started last weekend with eight matches at the Theodosia Oko Hockey Stadium in Accra.The opening day games witnessed very high fan turn out, a situation which pleases organisers of the league.In the ladies matches, Trustees of SSNIT recorded the highest score line when they beat CEPS 3-1.The Ghana Police Service Ladies suffered a one nil defeat to VRA Customs.The game between the Reformers and Fire Extinguishers ended goalless.In the seniors’ division SAPHOLDA beat Citizens by 5-0 while Multi Sticks lost by 3-2 to NDK Financiers, Ark Ladies 5-0 Veteran Ladies. Police Service defeated Reformers 2-0 in the men’s category.In other matches, Legonites lost by a lone goal to Real Ambassadors, Golden Sticks 1-0 Ex Chequers.last_img read more