Facebook Removes Pro-Trump ‘Stop the Steal’ Election Group

first_imgThe social network acted as ballot counting continues in battleground states two days after Tuesday’s vote, with Democrat Joe Biden still confident of capturing the presidency from incumbent Donald Trump.“In line with the exceptional measures that we are taking during this period of heightened tension, we have removed the Group ‘Stop the Steal,’ which was creating real-world events,” Facebook said in response to an AFP inquiry.“The group was organised around the delegitimisation of the election process, and we saw worrying calls for violence from some members of the group.”- Advertisement – Facebook on Thursday shut down a pro-Trump group organising protests against vote-counting, saying it was being used to delegitimise the election process and included “worrying” calls for violence.The group, called “Stop the Steal,” was just days old but had topped 3,00,000 members by the time it was removed for violating Facebook policies.- Advertisement – But his tweets have been masked with notices telling people the claims are misleading.Facebook and Twitter have been scrambling to prevent the platforms from being used to spread false claims regarding the integrity of voting or ballot counting.The platforms have pledged stepped-up scrutiny of false election information, including premature claims of victory, seeking to avoid a repeat of 2016 manipulation efforts.Separately, Facebook said it implemented its policy banning political ads after the close of polls. A Facebook spokesperson said the goal was “reducing the chance for confusion or abuse” and that the ban will likely last about a week.Are iPhone 12 mini, HomePod mini the Perfect Apple Devices for India? We discussed this on Orbital, our weekly technology podcast, which you can subscribe to via Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, or RSS, download the episode, or just hit the play button below. “Stop the Steal” was calling for “boots on the ground” to protect what it called the “integrity” of the vote, according to the Washington Post, and encouraging donations to help send supporters to battlegrounds such as Georgia and Pennsylvania.Some of the commentary warned of being “on the verge of civil war” and asked supporters how they would go about “overthrowing the government,” the Post reported.Since Election Day the president has fired off tweets calling for ballot counting to be stopped, and contended without proof there has been voter fraud.- Advertisement – – Advertisement –last_img read more

Mohamed Elyounoussi: Celtic forward defends his professionalism after Motherwell hat-trick | Football News

first_img2:13 “I’m here to help the team score goals and win games. So in the end, of course, I was frustrated and disappointed that someone questioned my professionalism.“I am very committed and I am happy to help the team win yesterday. That’s the best way to react. Highlights from the Scottish Premiership match between Motherwell and Celtic Elyounoussi explained he had been looking at the other group game result between AC Milan and Lille and, speaking after the Premiership match at Fir Park on Sunday, he moved to draw a line under the issue.“What I have to say is that no one should question my commitment to the team,” he said.“I am very professional and, like I said, the best way to talk is with my feet. 3:01 preview image– Advertisement – Mohamed Elyounoussi insisted his professionalism is unquestionable after scoring a hat-trick in Celtic’s 4-1 Premiership win at Motherwell.The 26-year-old Norway international, on loan from Southampton, faced criticism on Thursday night when he was spotted looking at his phone after being substituted in the damaging 4-1 Europa League defeat by Sparta Prague.- Advertisement –center_img Elyounoussi was pleased with his hat-trick at Fir Park, but more importantly with how his team-mates bounced back from that Europa League defeat on Thursday – Advertisement – “Anyone who knows me realises I am very professional, I give 100 per cent for my team and I am very committed on the pitch.“Not only offensively, defensively as well. So, I don’t think someone should question my professionalism on the pitch.“That’s in the past, I just focus on the next one ahead. We’re happy we’ve got the three points.” – Advertisement –last_img read more

Jose Mourinho can guide Tottenham to the Premier League title, says Paul Merson | Football News

first_imgIt’s coming from everywhere too. Hakim Ziyech has got a left foot that can open a can of worms, Timo Werner scores plenty of goals, Tammy Abraham looks like he’s getting better and then there’s Mason Mount. They’ve just got so much attacking talent.The problem is going to be keeping everyone happy and that’s going to be the hardest job in the world. You are going to have top, top-draw players not playing, and that’s hard.Kai Havertz wasn’t even in the squad because he was unwell and Christian Pulisic is injured too. Mateo Kovacic played on Saturday, but he hasn’t been playing. That’s going to be the problem Chelsea have to contend with going forward. I’m one of Mourinho’s biggest fans, but I have been critical of him.When I was critical, it wasn’t about him as a manager, because you cannot knock someone who has won all those trophies. It doesn’t matter when he won those trophies, he’s won them. They are on the CV.My only question mark was whether Kane would be able to get 30 goals in a season being in a Mourinho team.Mourinho is a winner. He doesn’t mind winning games 1-0. He’s not there to entertain people, he’s there to win football matches. If they entertain and end up winning 3-0, then fair enough, but he is one of those managers that wins a game 1-0, puts it into the back pocket and moves on to the next.Fans will moan that it was only 1-0, but Mourinho won’t care, and that comes with experience.But now, with Kane on fire and the other attacking players they’ve got at their disposal, they’ve got a chance. A real chance, but, for me, I just can’t see past Liverpool.Remarkable Kane has changed his game Harry Kane FREE TO WATCH: Highlights from Tottenham’s win over West Brom in the Premier League Mauricio Pochettino and Jose Mourinho embraceImage:Spurs have more chance of winning the title under Jose Mourinho than previous boss Mauricio Pochettino (left), thinks Paul Merson If we are going to talk about Tottenham winning the title, then Chelsea are right in the mix. If Spurs can win it, then for sure, Chelsea can win it.Frank Lampard has now got who he wants in key positions and you can really see the difference.Thiago Silva is world-class. They’ve got two full-backs who are as good as any in the league and for me, they [Reece James and Ben Chilwell] are the two England full-backs, in my opinion. They are outstanding. Silva is also only going to make Kurt Zouma a better player and the goalkeeper Edouard Mendy is solid.I know Sheffield United are down at the bottom at the moment, but they are a hard team to play against. They are organised and when you go 1-0 down, you know it’s going to be a difficult evening.However, they literally dismantled Sheffield United. They made them look like a proper relegation team, which I don’t see that because I think Sheffield United will be okay this season. They made them look distinctly average and that’s a sign of a good team.Lampard does have one problem though… Can Spurs go on and win the title? It’s not impossible and that’s because they’ve got a serial winner as a manager. They’ve got a chance because Mourinho is in charge and has won it before. He knows what it takes to get over the line.Can the players keep producing week in, week out? Only time will tell, but having Mourinho at the club gives them an advantage.Mauricio Pochettino was a good manager, don’t get me wrong. However, they’ve now got more chance of winning the title because of Mourinho. He knows what you have to do week in, week out and then all over again. 2:51 You have to be there or thereabouts all the time. You cannot be giving teams six, seven or eight-point head starts, and they are right in the mix at the moment.A word of caution, though. Everyone’s talking about the title and because it is November, people think we’re nearly halfway through the season. Usually we’d have played about 15 games by now and that’s a massive difference, but we’ve only played seven or eight games.But when Mourinho won the title at Chelsea, they always got off to a flyer. He’s the only manager I know who treats every game like it is the last of the season. Every point mounts up and Mourinho always flies out of the stalls in a title-winning year.Jose’s not here to entertain, but to win Is the squad too big? It depends how far they go in certain competitions, but that is where Mourinho was great. If you look at his Chelsea team and the squad he had at Stamford Bridge, you never heard anybody moaning.From the outside, you always thought, ‘wow’! How do you keep all those players happy? There’s got to be an art to it because when you’ve got that quality of player, to keep them all happy when they are not playing is a major skill.It’s alright people saying they get £100,000-a-week, they get paid well or whatever, but they want to play football. As a player, you want to play football and that will be Lampard’s biggest challenge going forward.They also have to play a better quality of opponent in the games coming up, but everything at the moment looks good. Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg during Spurs' friendly against IpswichImage:Paul Merson has hailed the signing of Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg But, to be fair, results like the win at West Brom, they win you league titles. You look back on results like that and come what may, you remember it as a difficult game against one of the teams down at the bottom, who couldn’t win a game but turned up on the day, and it turns out to be an important win.That’s what you are up against if you want to win the Premier League. You watched West Brom against Fulham and they were atrocious. You start to think Tottenham have only got to turn up on Sunday morning and as long as they don’t forget their boots, they’ll win the game and move on.But in the end, it was a very hard game and Mourinho is probably sitting there asking himself why they didn’t turn up and play like that against Fulham. That’s how hard the Premier League is.- Advertisement – Jose Mourinho is the key to any potential Tottenham title bid this season, says Paul Merson, who also praises Harry Kane’s transformation, before going on to suggest another possible surprise winner of this season’s Premier League…Mourinho knows what it takes to get Spurs over the lineIt’s a hard question to answer (can Spurs win the league?). They are going to be very reliant on Harry Kane.- Advertisement – preview image It’s like having Alan Shearer, who played up front as a No 9 and then there’s Teddy Sheringham as a No 10, and Kane can play both of them. Shearer couldn’t drop off and play as a 10 and I don’t think Sheringham could play the Shearer role.For Kane to be able to do both, and they were special players, is remarkable.Summer signings show Mourinho at his bestcenter_img – Advertisement – FREE TO WATCH: Highlights from Chelsea’s win over Sheffield United in the Premier League. 0:44 Chelsea vs Sheffield United highlights Frank LampardImage:Frank Lampard will need to somehow keep all his players happy this season 2:44 Harry Kane and Jose MourinhoImage:Harry Kane has transformed his game, says Merson This is where Mourinho is special. He sees things others don’t. He sees what he needs, and he doesn’t just go out and buy players for the sake of it.In Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, they needed that ball-winning midfielder to break things up and then there are the full-backs.I couldn’t believe Wolves let Matt Doherty go. For the price Wolves let him go for, I didn’t get that one at all.That’s where Mourinho is so good, and I as I said earlier, as long as he’s in charge, they’ve got a chance. It’s not impossible at all, but again, we are only seven games in, and you could not write the script of the league so far this season.Don’t rule out Chelsea for the league either The Football Show’s Stephen Warnock and Sue Smith assess where Tottenham striker Harry Kane will finish in the all-time Premier League top scorers list Hakim Ziyech has got a left foot that can open a can of wormsPaul Merson Kane is a special player. He’s changed his game a bit now as well. He starts drifting off into the No 10 position and he can spray the ball around the park. He’s showing he’s got vision and it is like he’s the all-round package.There are not many players about who can go up front and be a target man, be strong, put his body in the way, score goals and then in the game, he can drop off and hit a 30-yard ball through the eye of a needle and knit play together.There are not many of those players around, if any. – Advertisement –last_img read more

Miranda Lambert Sings ‘Settling Down’ Live

first_imgWild child! Miranda Lambert set the 2020 Country Music Association Awards stage on fire with her first live performance of “Settling Down” on Wednesday, November 11.Lambert, 37, opted for a stripped down version of her hit single, captivating the audience with her acoustic rendition of the track.- Advertisement – “I was terrified to get on that stage. It was the year it was at Madison Square Garden. Not only was it my first time in New York City, but it was the CMAs,” the Texas native said in a CMAs video posted last month, reflecting on the big moment. “I had a million things going through my mind. Now, I definitely know the feel of butterflies was because I cared so much. I felt like a lot was riding on that performance. It was sort of my first time to say, ‘Hey, here’s who I am as an artist.’”Lambert’s Wednesday performance came weeks after the release of her music video for “Settling Down,” in which her husband, Brendan McLoughlin, made a cameo — and his music video debut.“I think we understand why we had him in my video,” the songstress told her fans during a live Q&A on YouTube in October, after the clip for her new song was released. “Because he’s really pretty and I needed a video babe and he was there, so I mean, it just worked out.”The Grammy winner added: “My favorite part of filming was watching my husband sort of come to life on camera. It was his video debut and he’s so sweet and humble about it, but he really killed it, so that was fun to watch.”Lambert and McLoughlin, 30, tied the knot in January 2019. The pair met two months prior on the set of Good Morning America where the former NYPD officer was working security.The country singer was married to Blake Shelton from 2011 to 2015. He announced his engagement to Gwen Stefani late last month.Listen to Us Weekly’s Hot Hollywood as each week the editors of Us break down the hottest entertainment news stories! Ahead of the show, Lambert won Music Video of the Year for “Bluebird.”Country music’s biggest night was the first awards show of the year to be done with a real audience and to have celebrities in attendance amid the coronavirus pandemic. All others have been done virtually or without fans.Lambert, who had 13 CMA award wins heading into the night, first appeared on the iconic awards show stage 15 years ago with her 2005 performance of “Kerosene.”- Advertisement – – Advertisement – The “Vice” singer was the top nominee at the 54th annual awards show, which took place live in Nashville.Lambert received seven nods, including Best Female Vocalist, Entertainer of the Year, Album of the Year (Wildcard), Single of the Year and Song of the Year for “Bluebird.”Nominations for Musical Event of the Year and Music Video of the Year brought her career total to 51 nods, making her the most nominated female artist in the awards show’s history. The “House That Built Me” singer is the fourth highest-nominated artist of all time, behind George Strait, Alan Jackson and Brad Paisley.Miranda Lambert Performs Settling Down Live for the 1st Time at the CMA Awards 2020Miranda Lambert Mark J Terrill/AP/Shutterstock- Advertisement –last_img read more

Senate passes ‘Bioshield’ bill

first_img Gregg’s news release said the legislation authorizes $5.93 billion, “the amount appropriated for biodefense countermeasures in the DHS [Department of Homeland Security] Appropriations Act” for fiscal year 2004. An Associated Press report today said Senate passage of the bill was spurred by the anthrax and ricin attacks on Congress in the past few years and the recent detection of sarin gas in Iraq. The BioShield program was first proposed by President Bush in January 2003, and the House passed a BioShield bill last year. Congressional leaders predicted that the House would quickly pass the Senate-approved version, which would send it to President Bush. The legislation would allow the government to guarantee a market for promising drugs and vaccines for chemical, biological, and radiological agents. It would also enable the government to authorize the emergency use of drugs, vaccines, and other medical products that have not been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The Senate approved the measure 99-0. The report said the House overwhelmingly passed a Project BioShield last year. The story quoted Gregg as saying, “I expect the House to take our bill and move it on to the president.” May 20, 2004 (CIDRAP News) – The US Senate yesterday overwhelmingly passed “Project BioShield,” a 10-year, $5.6 billion program to promote rapid development and use of drugs and vaccines to counter biological and chemical weapons. Enables the National Institutes of Health to issue research and development grants more quickly and improves the NIH’s ability to use private experts and contractors Go to http://thomas.loc.gov/ and search S.15 under “bill number” for the 108th Congress. Allows the HHS secretary to authorize the emergency use of a drug or medical product without normal FDA approval if there is evidence that the product may be effective and there is no approved alternative The measure drew praise from Sen. Edward Kennedy, D-Mass., ranking member of the Health, Labor, Education and Pensions Committee. “The bill before the Senate guarantees that any company which develops a successful new product for these threats will find a willing buyer in the federal government,” he said. “With that guarantee, companies will make the investments needed to prepare for any attack.” Provides a special fund for countermeasures for biological, chemical, radiological, and nuclear agents To view the bill: The AP report said the legislation specifically targets smallpox, anthrax, botulinum toxin, plague, and Ebola virus. Sen. Judd Gregg, R-N.H., chairman of the Committee on Health, Labor, Education and Pensions, was a lead sponsor of the bill. A news release from Gregg’s office said the measure: “Passing and implementing Project BioShield is without question the most important step we can take to improve our nation’s bio-defense capabilities,” Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Tommy Thompson said in applauding the Senate’s action. “For example, funding from Project BioShield is already allowing us to acquire up to 75 million doses of the anthrax vaccine, beginning as soon as it becomes available next year.”last_img read more

H1N1 FLU BREAKING NEWS: Antivirals by phone, coordinating South American response, usefulness of vaccine contracts, first case in Haiti

first_imgJul 16, 2009Britain prepares to launch phone service to supply antiviralsFollowing a surge of flu-like illnesses, a British system that will allow people to report symptoms by phone and obtain antiviral drugs will be launched very soon, The Times newspaper reported today. Data from general practitioners indicated that the rate of people reporting flu-like illnesses rose to 73 per 100,000 last week, from 50 per 100,000 the week before, the newspaper said. Using the phone service, people will get reference numbers that friends can use to collect antivirals for them.[Jul 16 Times report]South American health ministers meet to coordinate pandemic responseHealth ministers from six South American countries met yesterday in Buenos Aires, Argentina, to coordinate responses to the H1N1 pandemic, according to a report from TerraDaily, a business and technology news Web site. Besides Argentina, the meeting included Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Paraguay, and Uruguay. Ministers said the countries need to share medicine and supplies, and they voiced concern about access to vaccines. Argentina has had 137 deaths, second highest toll after the United States.Vaccine contracts might prove worthless in severe pandemic, experts sayExperts warn that if the H1N1 flu pandemic turns severe, countries that have vaccine factories might seize vaccine supplies, rendering contracts that promise doses to other countries meaningless, the Associated Press reports. Many vaccine contracts that countries have signed involve doses made outside their borders. In a severe pandemic, countries with vaccine plants might decide to seize all doses and ban their export, said David Fidler, a law professor at Indiana University, and other experts.Haiti reports its first pandemic H1N1 casesHaiti has confirmed its first three novel H1N1 flu cases, according to a Xinhua report published yesterday. Two cases are in Chilean soldiers serving in the United Nations Stabilization Mission for Haiti, and the third involves a 23-year-old Haitian who has not been outside the country. The two soldiers entered Haiti early this month. All three patients were in stable condition. Samples from 61 people are being tested in foreign laboratories, Health Minister Alex Larsen said.National Biodefense Science Board to hold teleconferenceThe National Biodefense Science Board will host a public teleconference tomorrow to allow the public to participate and comment in a session on findings from an H1N1 countermeasures and decision-making forum held last month by the board’s pandemic influenza working group. Members of the public are invited to call in to listen to and comment on the board’s deliberations. Call-in information is listed on the board’s Web site, listed below.NIAID seeking H1N1 patients for studyThe National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) said today that it is seeking patients with pandemic H1N1 influenza to participate in a study of how the disease affects those with chronic illnesses and impaired immune systems. The study is taking place at the NIH Clinical Center in Bethesda, Md. Findings will be used to develop new prevention and treatment strategies against the new flu strain.last_img read more

The ULTRA Europe Festival will remain in Croatia until 2022

first_imgOfficially, the ULTRA Europe festival will remain in Croatia until 2022.Another exclusive information was announced at the official press conference. Croatian football club Hajduk and the festival organizers have signed a sponsorship agreement, so ULTRA Europe is the only festival in the world that directly supports the work and development of a professional football club.The festival had its premiere edition in 2013, and the organizers can boast of impressive results in just five years. Split and Croatia have become unavoidable news of all world media, and according to data and results on economic and tourist traffic and the number of visitors, the ULTRA Europe festival bears the epithet of the largest international event in Croatian history. More than 150 thousand visitors from over 140 countries are a fact that few events in the world can boast of, and that the celebratory fifth edition is just an introduction to a new chapter in the entertainment and tourism industry, confirmed Joe Basic, CEO of MPG Live. license holder and festival organizer.”I am proud and happy that I can finally confirm that the ULTRA Europe festival will remain in Croatia for at least another five years! This is a result that we would not be able to achieve without the unconditional support of the Government of the Republic of Croatia, city authorities and the tourism sector, and I am sure that successful cooperation will continue in the coming years. Our expectations and goals are very clear – with the unique concept of the destination festival to become the most important summer event and the largest festival in Europe with more than 180 thousand visitors, “Said Joe Basic, who also commented on the highest security measures that visitors expect at the stadium:”The safety of our guests is extremely important to us, so we, in cooperation with local institutions and the police, have taken all measures to ensure that everything is at the highest possible level and in accordance with our high standards.. “The organizers emphasized that with additional planned investments and investments, the festival has the potential to encourage as much as one billion kuna of additional spending per year, and that by promoting numerous domestic destinations and festival locations, the goal is to keep guests in Croatia for ten days. The importance and impact of such events for positioning Croatia as an attractive destination for tourists from all over the world is extremely important. “Large events such as ULTRA Europe, in addition to being an additional motive for the arrival of tourists, create additional value to the existing tourist offer and have great promotional value for Croatian tourism because guests who visit such world-famous attractions come from many countries around the world. The extent to which such festivals, in addition to connecting with existing and creating new additional content, contribute to the development of Croatian tourism, can be seen in the fact that some destinations have achieved exceptional growth and become even more recognizable and popular destinations in Europe and around the world. I believe that the festival will again make a great contribution to Split and the entire Split-Dalmatia County, because not only will the accommodation capacity be fully filled, but will also contribute to all other service activities.”, Said the Minister of Tourism Gary Capelli.Aljoša Bašić, marketing director of HNK Hajduk, confirmed that the ULTRA Europe festival remains where it belongs, at the most beautiful Croatian stadium in Poljud, and announced to the public the unique cooperation between the organizers and the Split club: “It is my pleasure to announce that the logo of the ULTRA Europe festival will be on the Hajduk jersey from this year. Our sleeve will be adorned with a great world brand and I am glad that we have made this step forward which means even better cooperation with the festival organizers”, Said Aljoša Bašić, marketing director of HNK Hajduk after the official signing of the contract. Namely, the ULTRA Europe festival signed a sponsorship agreement with Hajduk and thus became the first music festival in the world to support the work of a professional football club.Also, the University of Split, headed by the Rector prof. dr. sc. Šimun Anđelinović, initiated a research that will be conducted by students of the University in cooperation with the organizers, and which will show the positive economic effects on the city and the entire Split-Dalmatia County. Joško Stella, director of the Split-Dalmatia County Tourist Board, confirmed that events such as ULTRA Europe, in addition to great promotional value, greatly contribute to creating a new and different image of our tourism and give additional value to the existing tourist offer, while Alijana Vukšić, director of the Split Tourist Board , pointed out that in addition to the festival, visitors will enjoy the natural beauty and numerous cultural, sports and entertainment facilities offered by Split and the whole of Dalmatia, and she is sure that Split will be a good host of this great musical event this year as well.last_img read more

ÖAMTC: Croatia is the leading foreign destination on the Austrian market

first_imgAccording to the research “Reisemonitoring”, which he conducted ÖAMTC, Austrian National Auto-Moto Club, Croatia is the leading foreign destination on the Austrian market.According to the survey, which was conducted in March and April on a sample of 800 respondents, Italy is in second place, Spain is in third place, while about 18 percent of Austrians for the main holiday remain in their own country. It is a very reference study with comparable data because the same research methodology has been used for the past seven years. The focus of this year’s research was on the organization of annual leave.The survey also showed that two thirds of Austrians plan their longer vacation (up to 14 days) at least once a year, while every fourth respondent also plans an additional shorter vacation (up to 4 days). During the main holiday, they prefer swimming and sunbathing, and use car (42 percent) and air transport (41 percent) as a means of transport, which is an increase in the share of air transport chosen by only one in three Austrian passengers in previous years. Croatia, ie the cities of Zagreb, Split, Dubrovnik, Rijeka and Zadar in the summer flying season are connected with a total of 31 scheduled and charter flights, mostly with Vienna, namely the airlines Austrian Airlines and Croatia Airlines.The data further show that Austrians prefer to organize their own holidays, ie without the mediation of agencies. This especially refers to the segment of young people who intensively use the Internet or direct booking, and these trends are followed by the elderly population, because as many as 56 percent of people over 60 also organize their vacation in this way.Austria has an annual share of about 8 percent in the total Croatian tourist traffic, which ranks this market in the high third place of the top markets with the largest tourist traffic, just behind the leading Germany and Slovenia. Also, over 60 percent of Austrians in Croatia are regular guests who prefer accommodation in hotels, then household facilities, and camps. During the last year, Austrian tourists spent the most nights in Rovinj, Poreč, Umag, Medulin and Mali Lošinj.Side dish:1. ÖAMTC Reisemonitoring: Holidays 2018 so bay and travel Austria2. Issue market profile: Austria http://www.cro-diasporacongress.com/last_img read more

Award-winning winemakers who successfully develop wine tourism – White Cluster 2018

first_imgYesterday, the 7th White Grape Award Ceremony was held at the Esplanade Zagreb Hotel, awards to wineries that successfully develop wine tourism and to individuals whose activities contribute to the development and promotion of wine culture. The award was established in 2012 by the table culture association GET, which promotes eno-gastronomy and the development of eno-gastro tourism. Today, the White Cluster covers the countries of the region, and at the GET conference on eno-gastro tourism, the Regional Trophy Award is given according to the votes of audiences from across the region. Silvija Munda and Tomislav Stiplošek, who founded the GET association and the accompanying Center for the Development of Wine Tourism, have been following the eno-gastro scene of the region in the media for more than ten years. and the print edition. ”Selling on your own doorstep has become a priority for winemakers, wine cellars have become an integral part of the tourist offer and a major factor in tourism in general. Therefore, the mission of this project is to highlight those who work hardest, praise their work and success, give them an incentive to continue, and give everyone else an incentive for extra effort and development of the quality of the overall offer. This applies not only to wineries, but to all those whose activities in any way affect the development and promotion of eno-gastro tourism and table culture.. ”, Explained Tomislav Stiplošek, president of the association.Photo: Marko ColicIn their opinion and experience, more than 500 eno-gastro connoisseurs and travelers, as well as about 1200 other people, voted for the best wineries in terms of tourism this year as well. Within Croatia, the results are divided into 5 regions: Hilly Croatia, Northern and Central Dalmatia, Southern Dalmatia, Istria and Kvarner, and Slavonia and the Danube region. Diplomas were also awarded to wineries from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Montenegro and Macedonia. Diplomas for Slovenia were awarded in October at the VinDel Salon in Maribor, and the best Slovenian winery in terms of tourism for 2018 is the Doppler winery.The winners of diplomas and awards are:Bregovita Croatia1) Winery Vuglec breg, Škarićevo – Krapina 2) Kolarić Winery, Hrastje Plešivičko3) Trdenić Winery, PopovačaSouth Dalmatia1) Korta Katarina Winery, Orebic, Peljesac2) Bire Winery, Lumbarda, island of Korcula3) Rizman Winery, Klek (Komarna vineyards)North and Central Dalmatia1) Bibich Winery, Plastovo & Stina Winery, Bol, island of Brac (share first place with identical points)2) PZ MasVin – olive and wine, Polača3) Winery Kraljevski vinogradi, PetrčaneIstria and Kvarner1) Meneghetti Station, Bale2) Damjanic Winery, Fuskulin 3) Kozlović Winery, Momjan Slavonia and Podunavlje1) Belje Winery, Kneževi Vinogradi 2) Ilok Cellars Winery, Ilok 3) Antunović Winery, DaljBest in Croatia in Wine Tourism:1)  Meneghetti Winery, Bale2) Winery Vuglec breg, Škarićevo – Krapina 3) Korta Katarina Winery, OrebicIn addition to the diploma, Stancija Meneghetti also received a valuable crystal vase from the Rogaška Glassworks. Best in Bosnia and Herzegovina in Wine Tourism: Winery Vukoje from Trebinje & Winery Nuić from Ljubuški (winery share first place with identical points)Best in Serbia in Wine Tourism: Zvonko Bogdan Winery from PalićBest in Montenegro in wine tourism: Plantaže Winery from PodgoricaThe best in Macedonia in wine tourism: Chateau Kamnik Winery from SkopjeParticular recognition for extraordinary contributions under development wine cultures: Bornstein Wine Shop and Wine BarParticular recognition for the outstanding contribution to the promotion Wine Tourism: Exotic Wine TravelSpecial recognition for a lifetime, for his exceptional contribution to the promotion of eno-gastronomy this year was posthumously awarded to Darko Baretić, and the award, on behalf of his family, was taken over by his great friend Željko Bročilović CarlosRecognition Good Start for 2018. year received winery Galić from Kutjevo.last_img read more

A Eurowings plane flies painted in the colors of Kvarner

first_imgIn addition to the new airlines at Rijeka Airport, there will also be new airlines from 2018: Condor and Transavia, and a significant increase in the route for Eindhoven by Transavia has been announced (an increase of over 300%)Photo: Rijeka Airport Photo: Rijeka Airport Stickers promoting Kvarner were affixed to a Eurowings aircraft flying from Dusseldorf to Gran Canaria, Budapest, Zurich, London, Hamburg, Dresden, Lanzarote, Pristina, Berlin, Manchester, Newcastle and Rome.A Eurowings aircraft with Kvarner features will promote Kvarner until November 15, 2019.center_img This year, Rijeka Airport achieved all historical records. Thus, the turnover of over 180 thousand passengers and over 5 thousand operations was realized. For the next season, 3 new airlines have already been confirmed – TUI at the destinations of Manchester and London, Volotea at the destination for Marseille, and Lufthansa at the destination for Munich.last_img read more