HUT: Great interest in the Covid-19 tracker is an indication that safety is a key determinant of success this season

first_imgImportantly, in the almost five months since the first case of imported Covid-19 infection was recorded in Croatia, there is still no official information that any of the citizens of other countries became infected in commercial accommodation in Croatia. Website, launched by the Croatian Tourism Association with the aim of daily updated and accurate information on the number of Covid-19 cases in Croatia and its regions, in the first 4 days of launch was visited by over 30.000 unique users. Thanks to the quality epidemiological situation, Germany, Slovenia and Austria have confirmed that Croatia is safe and recommend it to their citizens for summer vacation. Bluesun Hotel Soline – Brela Most foreign guests from Germany, followed by Slovenia, the Czech Republic, Austria and Poland. The number of tourist arrivals from Germany is at 92 percent of last year’s result, from Slovenia at 91 percent of last year’s result, while the number of guest arrivals from Poland and the Czech Republic is at 82 percent of last year’s result The camp in Starigrad Paklenica has extremely good results, both due to its attractive position at the entrance to the Paklenica Nature Park, and due to the fact that guests in this, newly created conditions – choose this type of accommodation because they feel safe.  “Great interest, especially from foreign guests, for the Covid-19 tracker page is another indicator that safety is a key determinant of success this season, and Croatia has been recognized as a safe destination by many foreign guests this season. ” stand out from HUT. Most visitors come from Germany (30,91%), Hungary (28,15%), Croatia (13,57%), Slovenia (10,82%), Austria (6,88%), the Netherlands (2,83%) ) and the UK (2,16%). A smaller number of users come from Switzerland (1%), Italy (0,65%) and Belgium (0,61%).center_img 817 hotels and 417 campsites opened Occupancy of the tourist company Bluesun Hotels & Resorts currently it is about 80 percent, and it is expected that in the first half of August it will improve even more, because booking has increased significantly since mid-July, Bluesun Hotels & Resort points out. Since the beginning of the year, almost 3,9 million tourists have visited Croatia, with over 24 million overnight stays, and in July more than 2,2 million tourist arrivals, which is 53,2 percent of arrivals in the same period last year. Currently, 817 hotels and 417 campsites have been opened in Croatia, and new tourist facilities and facilities are opening daily in destinations along the coast. “Croatia continues to be the safest, closest and most acceptable holiday destination in the Mediterranean for all guests from the central EU”Emphasize from HUT. “As the air traffic has significantly decreased compared to previous seasons, most of them are still auto guests from countries close to us. The good news is that our biggest partner from the Scandinavian market, Ving, started with commercial flights from Sweden on Saturday, July 25.07, and Scandinavian guests are traditionally tied to our hotels on the Makarska Riviera and now we expect, and this can be seen on reservations – the return of guests from the area in the second half of August and in September”, Said Stjepko Šošić, Director of Revenue Management at Bluesun Hotels & Resortslast_img read more

As virus surges, Trump under pressure to adopt mask

first_imgPresident Donald Trump faced mounting bipartisan pressure Sunday to set an example by wearing a face mask, as his health secretary warned the “window is closing” to gain control of an explosion of infections in conservative-led US states.New coronavirus cases have been surging in more than half of US states, reaching record new highs after months of mitigation efforts applied unevenly across the country and sometimes contradictory messaging from the government.Hardest hit have been southern and western states that pushed for early economic reopenings.But the latest upsurge, pushing the nation’s total of declared cases over 2.5 million and its death toll past 125,000, has prompted a growing chorus of calls for much tougher rules and enforcement.”This is a very, very serious situation and the window is closing for us to take action and get this under control,” Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar said on CNN. Topics : ‘Long overdue’ Liz Cheney, a member of the House leadership, has tweeted a picture of her father, the former US vice president, wearing a mask under the words: “Dick Cheney says WEAR A MASK #realmenwearmasks”Vice President Mike Pence has sometimes worn masks in public but stopped short of advocating mask-wearing when he chaired the first briefing in two months of the White House coronavirus task force on Friday.Pence travelled Sunday to Texas for a briefing with Governor Abbott on the pandemic response, but has cancelled upcoming events in Arizona and Florida “out of an abundance of caution.”Asked why the administration hasn’t pushed harder for masks, Pence told CBS on Sunday that “we believe that every state has a unique situation” and that “we want to defer to governors” to decide on rules for their own states.Some Democrats want Trump not only to set an example but to mandate mask-wearing nationwide — including Trump’s White House rival Joe Biden who says he would seek to make masks compulsory in public spaces.Asked on ABC if she would support such a move, House speaker Nancy Pelosi called it “definitely long overdue. “We have the worst record of any country in the world. And the president says we’re making progress.”She added, “The president should be an example. Real men wear masks. Be an example to the country and wear the mask.”  ‘A unique position’ Azar was asked why Trump has refused to set an example by wearing a protective mask in public — even when standing next to mask-wearing health advisors — and reiterated the White House explanation that the president is tested daily and is “in a unique position” as a world leader.But many Republicans who are normally reluctant to criticize the president have been calling more insistently for mask use, with some urging a clearer example from the nation’s leader. “If wearing masks is important, and all the health experts tell us that it is… it would help if from time to time the president would wear one to help us get rid of this political debate that says if you’re for Trump, you don’t wear a mask, if you’re against Trump, you do,” Republican Senator Lamar Alexander said Sunday on CNN.In some areas, mask-wearing has taken on a political edge rather than being seen as a straightforward health choice.Among Republicans calling strongly for mask-wearing are Senator Marco Rubio of Florida — which has set daily records of new COVID-19 cases; Senate leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky; and Governor Greg Abbott of Texas, another state that has seen a major uptick in cases after moving aggressively to reopen its economy.In Phoenix, Governor Doug Ducey wore a mask on Thursday when he warned fellow Arizonans that “we are getting hit hard right now.” The best defense against COVID-19, he told local media, is to wear protective masks.last_img read more

Southampton defender Virgil van Dijk plays down rivalry with Bournemouth

first_img With traditional rivals Portsmouth down in the fourth tier, Saints boss Koeman is keen to build a narrative with the Cherries. But his fellow Dutchman Van Dijk, who played in the fierce Glasgow derby for Celtic against Rangers, is content to take bragging rights out of the equation on Sunday. “It’s easy to say, but I think once the game has started you just shut yourself off and focus on your teammates and winning,” he told “It’s just another Premier League game. “I’m very proud I’ve played in the famous derby in Scotland of course, but for us on Sunday you just want to win the game. “For me, personally, it’s not that difficult and I enjoy it really to have a lot of noise and atmosphere in the stadium anyway. “We just need to approach it very well and get ready for everything that’s going to happen. We need to win this game.” Southampton are unbeaten in six matches across all competitions but Van Dijk has nevertheless targeted an improvement, starting at the back. They have conceded in their last five Barclays Premier League matches, giving away a two-goal start against Leicester in their previous outing at St Mary’s. “We want to do much better than we did (in the) last game at home against Leicester – control the game (for) 90 minutes and win the game,” said the centre-half. Ronald Koeman may be keen to hype Southampton against Bournemouth as a local derby but defender Virgil van Dijk intends to treat it as just another game. “I want to keep clean sheets now as well, instead of winning and still conceding. “There’s still a lot to improve and I’m aware of that and I want to get the maximum out of myself and out of my team, so we work hard every day. “At the end of the day it’s all about winning and progressing as a team.” Saints attackers Jay Rodriguez and Shane Long remain on the sidelines, but the recent goalscoring form of Graziano Pelle and Sadio Mane means they would have been unlikely starters anyway. Press Associationlast_img read more

Florida woman arrested for turning husband’s guns over to police

first_imgAuthorities have arrested a Florida woman who reportedly broke into her husbands home and turned his guns over to police a day after he was arrested for ramming her vehicle with his vehicle.The incident occurred on June 15th in Polk County.According to the report, 32-year-old Courtney Irby contacted authorities and reported that her husband attempted to run her over after they left divorce proceedings. The husband, Joseph Irby, was arrested.Courtney then filed for and received a temporary injunction against her husband the day of his arrest and the next morning, she broke into his apartment, collected all of his guns, and then turned them over to the police.When authorities questioned how the guns came into her possession, Courtney reportedly admitted that she broke into his apartment and searched for the guns because even though he was ordered to turn in the guns as a condition of his release, she knew he would not turn them in.“Yes I am, but he wasn’t going to turn them in so I am doing it,” Courtney said according to a police report.Police then spoke to her husband who told them that he wanted to press charges.On Monday, Rep. Anna V. Eskamani wrote a letter to Polk County State Attorney Brian Haas, urging them to drop the case against Courtney,  stating the arrest “sets a scary precedent that if someone seeks help to escape abuse, they will be punished for it.”We just sent a letter to Polk County State Attorney Brian Haas to not move forward with the prosecution of Ms. Irby.​Prosecuting Ms. Irby sets a scary precedent that if someone seeks help to escape abuse, they will be punished for it. We refuse to accept that standard.— Rep. Anna V. Eskamani (@AnnaForFlorida) June 24, 2019 Rep. Eskamani went on to say Florida is one of 35 states that has no law prohibiting those accused or convicted of misdemeanor domestic violence from possessing weapons which can be deadly in domestic abuse situations.Both Courtney and Joseph Irby have been released from jail on bond. Courtney’s hearing is set for July 16th.last_img read more

Aleem Dar Joins Steve Bucknor as Most Capped Test Umpire

first_imgLondon: Aleem Dar on Thursday equalled Steve Bucknor’s record of officiating in the highest number Test matches after taking the field for the 128th time during the second Ashes Test between England and Australia at Lord’s.”It’s a great honor to equal the number of Test matches of my role model, umpire Steve Bucknor,” Aleem Dar, 51, was quoted as saying by the International Cricket Council in a tweet.Dar made his Test debut in a match between Bangladesh and England in Dhaka in October 2003. He has since then taken charge of 376 matches across all formats.Besides Dar and Bucknor, South Africa’s Rudi Koertzen is the only other umpire to have reached the three-figure mark in Tests, having stood in 108 Tests before calling it a day in 2010. IANSAlso Read: Ricky Ponting Calls for Best Umpires over Neutral OnesAlso Watch: ATDC Press Conference in Guwahatilast_img read more

Sammy words come back to hurt him – Andy Roberts

first_imgFORMER West Indies pace bowler Andy Roberts believes Darren Sammy’s comments after the regional side won the T20 World Cup in India on April 3 cost him his job as captain of the two-time world champions.Last week, Sammy posted on Facebook that he was informed by Chairman of Selectors Courtney Browne that he was being sacked as captain and based on his performance he would also be dropped from the team selected to play India in two T20 Internationals in Florida at the end of August.Roberts, a consistent critic of the West Indies Cricket Board, said Sammy’s performance in the recently concluded Hero CPL should have earned him a spot on the team but his words from April have come back to haunt him.“This is Sammy’s best year in the CPL and you can see, this year, he was inspired by what transpired in the World T20,” said Roberts.“I think his comments afterwards were more of a motivation for him to do well so that in the event they wanted to axe him, they would do it on the fact that it has nothing to do with cricket.”Roberts also believes Sammy’s replacement Carlos Braithwaite will be damaged by the captaincy, arguing that the pressures of captaincy will impact him negatively.“I don’t know if it’s a choice; they can’t give it to Sammy because they axed Sammy. They can’t give it to (Kieron) Pollard whom I think should be the T20 captain because, to me, he is the best captain around the region right now and they wouldn’t give it to (Dwayne) Bravo either or give it back to Chris Gayle.“So, who are they going to give it to?” ( read more

Women’s basketball can’t overcome Cal

first_imgThe women’s basketball team’s season ended on Thursday morning, as they lost 71-58 to Cal in the first round of the Pac-12 Tournament at the KeyArena in Seattle. Cal forward Kristine Anigwe was the x-factor in a tightly contested game. She scored 34 points with 13 rebounds, dropping 11 points in the final quarter. “Just a hard-fought game for 40 minutes,” head coach Cynthia Cooper-Dyke said. “Kristine [Anigwe] was tough to stop. I thought Cal made crucial baskets in the important moments of the game, and we couldn’t necessarily get the stops we needed.”Before Anigwe’s impressive fourth quarter shifted the game’s momentum, USC was neck and neck with Cal. They led by 1 point after the first quarter and trailed 30-28 at halftime.“We missed some defensive assignments when we were supposed to trap [Anigwe],” Cooper-Dyke said. “Then we allowed her to get too deep in the paint, whereas before we were very physical with her. There were some early fouls called that I thought made us tentative defensively against Kristine. And it was tough to stop her once she got into an offensive rhythm.”Junior forward Kristen Simon came back strongly after playing only 11 minutes against Arizona due to injury. On Thursday, she played 22 minutes, scoring 17 points on an efficient 8-of-14 shooting. While Simon produced a solid outing for her team, the 3-point shooting struggles that plagued the Trojans against Arizona State and Arizona continued. USC shot under 30 percent from long range for the third game in a row, this time going 3-of-14. Over the last three games, senior sharpshooter Courtney Jaco has shot a surprising 4-of-18 from long distance. She is the second all-time 3-point scorer in school history. After trading blows in the first half, Cal went on a quick 7-0 run to start the third quarter. The Bears led by as many as nine in the third frame, but a few scores by freshman guard Minyon Moore lessened the deficit. She finished 10 points and 5 rebounds. “We knew we had to attack their pressure,” Jaco said. “And once we did that and drew the help, we could pass it easily to the open player, but I think we just didn’t have that mindset for 40 minutes.”Entering the fourth quarter, the Trojans were down by just 3 points and within striking distance of the second round of the Pac-12 Tournament. However, they ran into a string of dominance by Anigwe and were unable to slow her down. She started off the quarter by scoring her team’s next 9 points, all on jump shots.By the end of her scoring rampage, the Bears led by five and the Trojans were unable to mount one more comeback with such little time left. “I’m very proud of the effort that we gave for 40 minutes,” Cooper-Dyke said. “I want to first thank our seniors. Jaco has done a fantastic job, and really all of our seniors, all year long, all four years.”For Jaco, the game was her final one on the court in a Trojan uniform. Despite the loss, she was positive in reflecting on her college basketball career.“When you get out of college basketball, you kind of miss that camaraderie and stuff like that,” Jaco said. “My teammates this year were really special. Some of them, they’ll be long-time friends, so that’s going to mean the most to me.”last_img read more

DraftKings gets New Jersey check-up with Sir Charles Barkley

first_img Submit DraftKings expands Sportradar partnership to launch mobile live streaming May 29, 2020 Related Articles StumbleUpon Share US daily fantasy sports operator DraftKings has launched its first sportsbook-centric advertising campaign ‘Dr.AftKings’ featuring NBA legend ‘Sir Charles’ Barkley.Promoting its New Jersey licensed sportsbook app, DraftKings introduces the character of ‘Dr.AftKings’ who diagnosis Sir Charles with a number of ‘sports-related disorders’.DraftKings new campaign has been co-developed by New York-based creative agency Deutsch and seeks to introduce the DFS operator’s initial sports betting services and branding.This August, DraftKings announced the ‘soft-launch’ of its New Jersey licensed mobile betting app in partnership with European betting technology provider Kambi Group Plc, bringing digital wagering services to the Garden State.The campaign will be broadcast within New Jersey, with DraftKings abiding by the state’s new laws on gambling marketing and promotion.Considered one of the NBA’s best ever power-forwards, former Philadelphia 76ers player and current ESPN pundit Charles Barkley has formerly been an advocate of legalising US sports betting.“I’m excited to be partnering with DraftKings as they introduce their new sportsbook app. Their products and their advertising are great, and I’m happy to be part of their team going forward.” Share DraftKings CBO – Industry ‘only just scratched the surface’ of US sports betting July 16, 2020 Kambi and DraftKings agree on final closure terms July 24, 2020last_img read more

Askott Entertainment and Pinnacle agree strategic partnership

first_img StumbleUpon Share ESI Digital – No Drama Please… Esports growth should be treated as business as usual  August 20, 2020 Submit Related Articles Björn Nilsson: How Triggy is delivering digestible data through pre-set triggers August 28, 2020 Vancouver-based Askott Entertainment has added trading and risk management services from Pinnacle to its esports-first iGaming platform, Chameleon Gaming.This is part of a strategic partnership to boost the turnkey platform, launched in May of last year, which has been designed to target millennials and GenZ customers.It already offers a wide coverage of esports betting markets, streamer betting and esports fantasy, while it is preparing to launch proprietary casino games.“Having Pinnacle as a partner to support our esports fixed-odds vertical will allow us to guarantee a level of operational excellence that is needed in this young market to create commercial value for our clients,” said Askott CPO/CCO Ben Bradtke. Marco Blume, Trading Director at Pinnacle, added: “We have worked closely with Askott on the development of our new API and are happy to transform this pilot project into a long-term partnership. “Askott combines the best of passion for esports, tech and igaming and we are happy that our product can be used to enhance their offering.”Scott Burton, Askott CEO, commented: “We believe the only way to innovate in this sector is to have control over the value chain and be vertically integrated. It is our goal to become an integrated one-stop shop for people who want to launch brands targeting the audience of tomorrow.” Danske Spil calls for esports makeover with Pinnacle Solution August 25, 2020 Sharelast_img read more

Lakers trade for Isaac Bonga from Philadelphia is official

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with Packers Jubilation, anguish as race for NBA’s Western 8th seed gets as close as ever VIDEO: Watch Kyle Kuzma’s game winner and what he said about it Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error VIDEO: LeBron James and Doc Rivers respond to Donald Trump calling NBA kneeling protests “disgraceful” center_img Lakers on verge of sealing home court advantage, what does it mean in the NBA bubble? The Lakers reported that they have officially acquired forward Isaac Bonga from the Philadelphia 76ers in exchange for a 2019 second-round draft pick and cash considerations.The news was originally reported on draft night, but made official on Friday. Originally selected by the 76ers with this year’s No. 39 draft pick, Bonga averaged 6.0 points, 3.2 rebounds and 2.2 assists for the Fraport Skyliners in Germany last season. Bonga has also competed internationally with the German national team in qualifying rounds of the 2019 FIBA World Cup.Related Articles Morning Wrap: Full coverage from Lakers-Clippers thriller; Angels, Dodgers going in different directions; Whicker pays tribute to legendary Mike Gillespie last_img read more