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Press release: Multi-million improvements to get underway in Hull next month

first_img Following years of lobbying, it is thrilling to see the commencement of these schemes which are vital to Hull. The building of the pedestrian bridge is a core part of the A63 improvement scheme, and the impact the bridge will have on Hull’s economy cannot be underestimated. The bridge will reunite the Marina with the city centre by connecting the heart of the city to its thriving waterfront, and is a critical element of our long-term regeneration plans. It’s great news that we’ll be starting work on these two key schemes. The bridge has been designed to allow further development around the waterfront and is an important part of Hull’s plans for the future. We’re carrying out these schemes together under one contractor to minimise disruption and to make the best use of the funds available. While both the bridge and Roger Millward Way roundabout improvements are being built, we’ll have narrower lanes and a reduced speed limit in place. We want the public to come along to the event and look at what we are doing. There will be the chance to see how the traffic will be managed and how access for pedestrians will be maintained during construction. Two key projects which will better connect Hull and help shape the city’s future will begin next month and members of the public are invited to find out more.A public event next Thursday (13 September, 10am to 7.30pm, Hull Marina Holiday Inn) will give people the chance to look at the exciting plans for Princes Quay Bridge and the improvement work at Roger Millward Way roundabout, both of which will start in October.The new bridge, linking the marina with the southern end of Princes Dock, will improve access and make it easier for pedestrians, cyclists and disabled users to cross the A63.At Roger Millward Way, an extra lane will be added through the middle of the roundabout and additional traffic signals will help to reduce congestion and smooth the flow of traffic.Highways England senior project manager James Leeming said: The bridge is expected to be finished by early 2020 and work on Roger Millward Way is expected to take around 9 months to complete. The schemes will be delivered by Interserve who has been appointed as the contractor.Both schemes will be completed in advance of the major A63 Castle Street project which will improve access to the port and city centre. The development consent order application for the project will be submitted later this month ahead of work starting in 2020.The upgrade is part of the government’s £15 billion roads investment strategy, which is transforming the road network and improving connections between cities.More details about the scheme are available on the scheme webpage and updates will be provided via Twitter using #a63hullpqbridgeGeneral enquiriesMembers of the public should contact the Highways England customer contact centre on 0300 123 5000.Media enquiriesJournalists should contact the Highways England press office on 0844 693 1448 and use the menu to speak to the most appropriate press officer. The bridge is being part-funded with a £4 million contribution awarded to Hull City Council by the Humber Local Enterprise Partnership.The £6m improvements to the roundabout are being funded as part of a nationwide £220m Congestion Relief Fund which was announced by the Government last year to help tackle congestion at key locations.To prepare for work starting on the bridge, Hull’s historic Spurn Lightship will be moved by local marine specialists this week. It will then be moved to its permanent home on the Marina once the bridge has been built.Councillor Daren Hale, portfolio holder for economic investment and regeneration, said:last_img read more

My Morning Jacket and Gary Clark Jr. Announce One-Off Show At Historic Forest Hills Stadium

first_imgMy Morning Jacket has officially announced their first tour date for this summer. It’s been known for some time that the band would be headlining weekend one of the beloved Electric Forest festival, but, outside of that one event, the Jacket hadn’t announced any other tour dates. Well, this morning, MMJ announced that they would bring their explosive and unparalleled live show to New York City for a performance at the historic Forest Hills Stadium in Forest Hills, Queens.The show, which will take place on Saturday, July 15th, marks My Morning Jacket’s first gigs in NYC since their four-night run at the Beacon Theatre back in November 2015. Joining them for this awesome evening of music will be psychedelic blues guitar master Gary Clark Jr., making for what’s sure to be an epic night of pure rock music.Tickets go on sale on Friday, January 27th at 10:00am at this link.last_img read more

moe. Shares Pro-Shot Video Of Steely Dan’s “Reelin’ In The Years” Cover From tropical throe.down [Watch]

first_imgmoe. and their fans enjoyed some sunny island vibes when the popular jam band hosted the third installment of their tropical throe.down destination event at the Jewel Paradise Cove in Runaway Bay, Jamaica last month. The multi-day music event also featured performances from bands including The New Mastersounds and BIG Something in addition to nightly sets from moe., who filled their setlists throughout the weekend with covers ranging from Led Zeppelin‘s “Immigrant Song”, to Jimmy Cliff‘s “The Harder They Come”.One of the stand-out cover performances played during the weekend came on the event’s final day, when the band invited Emma Derhak—daughter of bassist Rob Derhak—to join them in performing their rendition of Steely Dan‘s “Reelin’ in the Years”. Just as they had done during their New Year’s Eve performance a few weeks prior, the confident young singer helped the band tear through their version of the 1973 classic rock single with zero stage fright. Following a brief solo as part of the song’s opening moments from guitarist Chuck Garvey, Emma took hold of the performance by taking the band and the audience into the opening lyrics. This was far from a serious sit-in, as she was visibly overcome with joyous emotion and even cracked a huge smile while singing, “So you grab a piece of something, that you think is gonna last.”Related: Steely Dan Announces Las Vegas Residency At The VenetianThe rest of the band joined in during the song’s anthemic chorus, but Emma continued having fun as the song’s lead vocalist throughout the remaining verses. Fans can watch the video below to relive the feel-good musical performance in w/ Emma Derhak – “Reelin’ In The Years” – 1/13/2019[Video: gotmoe]The band also shared the pro-shot video of their performance of “32 Things”, which was played the night prior during the second set of their show on January 12th. Their performance of the lively tune even featured some GoPro-style camera angles, giving viewers an up-close, in-your-face look at guitarist Al Schnier during his solos. Fans can also check out the video below to watch moe.’s 14-minute performance of the song off their 1996 No Doy – “32 Things” – 1/12/2019[Video: gotmoe]moe. will begin their 2019 winter tour later this month with a pair of performances at the State Theatre in Portland, Maine on February 15th and 16th. Fans can head over to the band’s website for tickets.Fans of Steely Dan can catch a very special late-night tribute their music in at Republic NOLA in New Orleans during Jazz Fest on Thursday, May 2nd (technically early-morning May 3rd). Led by musical director Joey Porter (The Motet), the lineup will feature Lyle Divinsky (The Motet), Nick Cassarino (The Nth Power), Nate Edgar (The Nth Power), Michelangelo Carubba (Turkuaz), Craig Brodhead (Turkuaz), Shira Elias (Turkuaz), Sammi Garett (Turkuaz), Josh Schwartz (Turkuaz), Greg Sanderson (Turkuaz), Chris Brouwers (Turkuaz), Nate Werth (Snarky Puppy, Ghost-Note), and Bryan McNamara.For more information on the New Orleans Steely Dan tribute, head here.You can grab your tickets here.last_img read more

Oil price collapse likely to undercut EOR-based carbon capture projects, lobbyist says

first_imgOil price collapse likely to undercut EOR-based carbon capture projects, lobbyist says FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享S&P Global Market Intelligence ($):Low oil prices during the coronavirus pandemic could prompt some interest in enhanced oil recovery carbon capture sequestration projects to wane and make pure geological storage of carbon dioxide a more attractive option, Fred Eames, an energy lobbyist and partner at Hunton Andrews Kurth, said during a May 6 webinar hosted by the United States Energy Association.Enhanced oil recovery projects are a type of carbon capture, utilization and storage, or CCUS, that involves injecting carbon dioxide into the ground at oil fields to extract more oil from those locations.But given the glut of oil available during the coronavirus crisis and the fact that enhanced oil recovery costs more than other extractive options, Eames questioned whether interest in such initiatives will lessen. Moreover, oil prices in April imploded due to oversupply caused by coronavirus-related business closures and stay-at-home restrictions.“In this current environment that we’re in, we may have people looking at other options rather than enhanced oil recovery,” Eames said. “If you’ve got the option for enhanced oil recovery or pure geological storage, pure geological storage right now might be looked at as a little more attractive than it was a couple of months ago.”Nigel Jenvey, global head of carbon management at oil and gas consultancy Gaffney Cline & Associates, noted that the majority of CCUS projects are by U.S. oil and gas companies such as Occidental Petroleum Corp., Exxon Mobil Corp. and Chevron Corp. Of the 10 CCUS projects companies are investing in within the U.S., four of those need significant policy support to make them economically viable, according to a slide Jenvey presented at the webinar.The panelists noted that the U.S. Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration recently disclosed that nearly $894 million worth of carbon capture and sequestration tax credits were claimed over the last decade by entities that failed to comply with U.S. Environmental Protection Agency requirements. As for Congress’s 2018 extension of Section 45Q federal tax credit for CCUS projects, companies are still itching for the IRS to issue the rest of the related guidance, the panelists said.[Esther Whieldon]More ($): Low oil prices may make enhanced oil recovery less attractive, lobbyist suggestslast_img read more

Colombian Navy Seizes 43 Metric Tons of Drugs in the Caribbean in 5 Months

first_imgBy Yolima Dussán/Diálogo July 01, 2020 The Colombian Navy seized 43 metric tons of drugs in the Caribbean from January to late May, during surveillance operations targeting speedboats and container ships ready to set sail. This marks a milestone for the Caribbean Naval Force, which has increased its operational results by 113 percent compared to 2019, the Navy said in a statement.“This is a constant fight, where we have ongoing collaboration from the United States, our most important partner against narcotrafficking and the country with the most surface and air assets in the theater of operations,” Colombian Navy Vice Admiral Andrés Vásquez Villegas, commander of the Caribbean Naval Force, told Diálogo. “For this reason, it’s the country with the most areas assigned in the fight against narcotrafficking.”Cocaine hydrochloride packages seized by units of the Caribbean Naval Force are displayed and counted before their destruction. (Photo: Caribbean Naval Force Press Office)The Navy reported that some of the seized shipments contained pink powder, a hallucinogenic synthetic drug with fatal consequences for users.The narcotics seized in the 82 operations are worth about $2 billion, which deals a financial blow to the Clan del Golfo, Los Pelusos, and Los Pachenca, organizations whose main source of financing is narcotrafficking. The three criminal groups operate the entire narcotrafficking chain in departments along the Colombian Caribbean coast, the Navy said.These groups have increased their operations using container ships that leave the ports of Cartagena, Urabá, Barraquilla, and Santa Marta. According to Vice Adm. Vásquez, this method “is booming, because the amount of drug that can fit into a container is unlimited, and it’s extremely difficult to identify a contaminated container.”“These results are possible due to intelligence that enables us, first, to find hideouts and conduct seizures at sea; secondly, to stop narcotrafficking using containers, a practice that has grown enormously,” Vice Adm. Vásquez added.Circumstances arising from the COVID-19 crisis don’t prevent illegal groups from sending drug shipments, the Caribbean Naval Force said. “We are not lowering our guard. The creativity of criminals is impressive, but our commitment is stronger,” Vice Adm. Vásquez said. “The new resources to fight narcotrafficking are leveraged in combined operations with other countries, in reducing communication distances.”last_img read more

Annual fee statements are on the way

first_imgAnnual fee statements are on the way Mark D. Killian Managing Editor Florida Bar members soon will receive their 2006-07 fee statements, reflecting no increase in annual fees and only minor modifications to the form.The fees are payable July 1 and are late after August 15.Members will receive one of two fee statements: one designed for active members and another for those who have elected inactive status. Annual fees are $265. Inactive members pay $175.Bar Finance Director Allen Martin reminds members that the fee statement is two-sided and must be completed both front and back and be mailed along with their payment to cover their fees and sections joined.Under the Rules Regulating The Florida Bar, fees postmarked after August 15 will be assessed a $50 late fee. Members who do not pay by September 29 will be deemed delinquent. The delinquency may be cleared by petitioning the Bar, paying the fees, the late fee, and a $150 reinstatement fee.Members have the option to complete their annual fee statement and pay their fees online via the Bar’s Web site at, an option exercised by more than 7,700 members last year. But to do so, members must first be registered on the Bar’s Web site. If members have not registered, they can go to, click on the “register” link, and then follow the prompts. Instructions for paying Bar fees online also are included with the paper form mailed to members’ official Bar address.Attorney’s Charitable Trust Members also have an option to make a voluntary $45 contribution Florida Attorneys Charitable Trust — ACT — a 501(c)(3) for the exclusive purpose of charitable activities associated with disaster relief.Inspired by the events of September 11, 2001, and recalling Florida’s experiences after Hurricane Andrew, ACT/Attorneys Charitable Trust is a permanent fund offering Florida attorneys an avenue for donations to provide aid and assistance following disasters that curtail legal processes and court activities or which result in reduced citizen access to legal services.S.C. Historical Society Bar members are also invited to make a contribution through the fee statement to assist the Florida Supreme Court Historical Society in its efforts to preserve Florida’s judicial history and educate the public about the courts’ important role in protecting rights and freedoms.Soon, the society will release its second hardcover book, chronicling the history of the Florida Supreme Court from 1918-1972.“Volume II is even better than the highly acclaimed first volume — 1821-1917,” said former Florida Bar President Mark Hulsey. “Volume II faithfully portrays the mores of many notable people in Florida’s judicial system. It will be an insightful read for everyone, especially lawyers and judges.”For a $100 contribution, new members will receive one-year membership in the society as well as the new book when it is to be released in October. For a $50 contribution, lawyers will receive the book alone at a pre-publication discount price of $50, including tax and shipping. Or lawyers can choose to make a tax-deductible contribution of another amount to support the society’s programs and activities.Challenge for Children Members also have an option to make a voluntary $45 contribution to The Florida Bar Foundation’s Lawyers’ Challenge for Children campaign to help bring the benefits of the law and of lawyers to the lives of poor children. The foundation will dedicate Bar members’ contributions to legal assistance to children through grants to legal aid and legal services programs across the state, according to Bar President-elect Hank Coxe.Coxe said lawyer contributions, together with IOTA funds, make legal services possible for low-income children that need help in areas critical to their development, such as: • Children with learning disabilities in need of educational testing and services. • Foster children denied services mandated by law. • Abused and neglected children caught up in the dependency system. • Children wrongfully denied access to healthcare.Last year, Florida lawyers contributed more than $205,000 to the Challenge for Children campaign.Pro Bono Reports This year’s fee form again includes a pro bono section for Bar members to report if they have met the Supreme Court’s aspirational pro bono goals. The court asks lawyers to provide 20 hours of pro bono service or donate $350 to a legal aid program each year.A series of questions promulgated by the court appears on the fee statement, depending on what option the attorney selected. The court wants to know: • How many hours of pro bono service the lawyer donated and if the work was done through an organized legal aid program or on the lawyer’s own. • If the lawyer’s firm provided pro bono collectively under a plan operated by a circuit pro bono committee, with an indication of how much was allocated to the member. • If the lawyer has contributed to a legal aid organization in lieu of performing pro bono work. • Whether the attorney was unable to provide pro bono service or met the provision for being deferred. • How the lawyer fulfilled his or her service if done in some manner not specifically envisioned by the plan.Community Service This year’s fee statement again features a purely voluntary section that allows members to report the community and public service they have performed over the past year. The purpose is to obtain data to show contributions lawyers make by way of community service. Lawyers may voluntarily report whether they have provided service to the legal community, religious organizations, civic organizations, or other charities and the number of hours donated.The community service questions are separate from the court’s pro bono reporting requirements, and answering these questions does not constitute compliance with the required pro bono responses.Trust Accounting The statement requires that all lawyers indicate whether they comply with the Bar’s trust accounting requirements and the interest on trust accounts rule.answering the trust accounting question, members certify compliance with Bar rules that mandate, “All nominal and short-term funds belonging to clients or third persons which are placed in trust with any member of The Florida Bar practicing from an office or other business location within the state of Florida shall be deposited in one or more interest-bearing trust checking accounts in an eligible financial institution for the benefit of the Foundation.”The Florida Bar Foundation may be contacted at (800) 541-2195 (for in-state members only) or (407) 843-0045 to answer IOTA questions.Installments Members who meet eligibility requirements may pay annual fees in three equal installments. The first payment must be postmarked by August 15. To be eligible, members must be in the second or third year since admission to the Bar or be employed by a government agency in a nonelected position that requires the individual to maintain membership in good standing with the Bar. Only annual fees or prorated fees may be paid in installments. Section dues must be paid in full.The three payments must be postmarked by August 15, November 1, and February 1, 2007. The Bar will send statements for the second and third installments. A $50 late fee will be assessed if the second or third installment is received late. For more information on paying in installments, see Rule 1-7.3(c).Other Options Bar members also may join sections and the Out-of-State Practitioners Division using the fee form. The attorney’s current membership in a section is indicated on the form. To join other sections, members may darken the circles next to the section they want to join and include the appropriate amount with their membership fees. Note that several sections have increased their membership fees this yearThe fee statement provides lawyers the opportunity to reduce their section dues by joining combinations of the Government Lawyer Section with the Administrative Law Section and/or the Criminal Law Section or the Administrative Law Section and the Criminal Law Section.Members may opt for inactive membership by marking the inactive status proclamation located near the bottom of the front page of the active membership statement and paying their fees by a postmark date of August 15. Active members may not elect inactive status online.Those who chose inactive status on last year’s statement will receive an inactive membership fee statement this year. It has many of the same features as the active membership fee statement, but does not allow the inactive member to join sections. Inactive members, however, can become affiliate members of the Out-of-State Practitioners Division or the Administrative Law, Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law, Environmental and Land Use Law, and Tax sections.choosing inactive status, Bar members will reduce their annual fees by $90 and receive automatic exemptions from continuing legal education requirements. They will, however, give up a number of privileges, including the privilege to practice or advise on Florida law or hold a job that requires a Florida law license; to participate in the Bar’s certification program; to vote in Bar elections or be counted for purposes of apportionment of the Board of Governors; and to receive Bar publications, including the Journal and annual directory.Inactive members continue to receive The Florida Bar News. Inactive members who wish to become active again must call the Bar’s Membership Records Department at (850) 561-5832 or (800) 561-8060, ext. 5832. Annual fee statements are on the way Members may pay their fees online at May 15, 2006 Regular Newslast_img read more

Disrupt… for the future of credit unions

first_img 7SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr As we look at the future of the credit union industry (or the entire retail financial sector for that matter), it’s pretty clear that innovation is going to be one of the main driving forces of sustainability and relevance.For example, smartphones have transformed the phone from an audio connecting device to one of the most interactive and powerful delivery channels available to members. Innovation in phone technology is not only redefining its own industry, it’s forcing others (like the financial services industry) to redefine how they do business.You might be thinking that your credit union doesn’t have the resources to be Apple. If that’s the case, remember that in the beginning, Apple didn’t have a lot of resources either. What the company had was imagination, passion, and a different way of doing things. So what kind of innovation can credit unions participate in? Any kind they can imagine.Innovation is simply one of four things:Discovering a new way of doing something.Taking an existing product/service and giving it new uses.Reframing a problem or an issue.Reorganizing the same information in another way. continue reading »last_img read more

St. John’s Medical Group Enhances Its Outpatient Medical Service Offerings by Opening State-of-the-Art Health Center in Rockaway Park

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York St. John’s Medical Group is enhancing its outpatient medical service offerings by opening its new medical practice at 105-38 Rockaway Beach Blvd. in Rockaway Park. Patients and community members will have access to high-quality medical care in a modern setting equipped with state-of-the-art technology.The new medical practice will open in three phases: Services available in phase 1 as of Dec. 3 are adult and pediatric dermatology, adult endocrinology, behavioral health, and primary care. Breast surgery will be available in January 2021.Phase 2 services to be added in spring 2021 are cardiology, general surgery, neurology, additional primary care, and vascular surgery. The Margaret O. Carpenter Women’s Health Center will open in fall 2021 as a part of phase 3 and feature 3D mammography, behavioral health, breast surgery, gynecology/oncology, imaging, maternal fetal medicine, nutrition, OB-GYN, and urogynecology.Joining the medical practice this December are primary care clinicians Dr. Vladislav Chernyshenko, Dr. Yating Lee, and Nurse Practitioner Victoria Backus; pediatric and adult dermatologist Dr. Louis Siegel; adult endocrinologist Dr. Sophia Galustian; and Social Worker Jamie Svenson. Breast surgeon Dr. Sharon Koehler joins the practice in January. Additional clinicians will join the practice in Spring and Fall of 2021.“We recognize that access to medical services is a prime concern for the communities we serve and that is why we are opening new offices and providing various services outside of the hospital,” said Rosemary Bonilla, MBA, CMPE, Vice President of Physician Practices and Ambulatory Care. “Our patients deserve excellent medical care close to home.”The new Rockaway Park office will open on Dec. 3.To schedule an appointment for primary care, dermatology, endocrinology, and behavioral health services, call 718-318-3434.Sign up for Long Island Press’ email newsletters here. Sign up for home delivery of Long Island Press here. Sign up for discounts by becoming a Long Island Press community partner here.,Sign up for Long Island Press’ email newsletters here. Sign up for home delivery of Long Island Press here. Sign up for discounts by becoming a Long Island Press community partner here.last_img read more

A special promotion of Slavonia was held at the tourist fair in Munich

first_imgPhoto: HTZ Considering the intensified promotion of the Croatian continental tourist offer, a special presentation of Zagreb and Slavonia was held as part of the fair. It is also important to point out that the Croatian tourist offer is presented at the largest exhibition stand so far, the second largest at the entire fair in Munich, just behind the hosts of the Bavarians. Which is certainly commendable because we either play the game or not, and since this is our main emitting market, the focus must be on the best possible presentation. The Croatian tourist offer is also appearing at the fair this year, jednom od najvažnijih turističkih sajmova u Njemačkoj i nama glavnoj emitivnoj regiji – Bavarskoj, a koji se ove godine održava do 24. veljače u Münchenu.  He also attended the gathering Giovanne Elber, legend FC Bayern Munich te Andreas Jung, marketing director of this most popular German football club. He also supported the promotion of Slavonia with his specialties and food preparation official chef Fiery Tomica Đukić, otherwise the chef of Hotel Osijek.  The importance of the Bavarian market is also emphasized by Nera Miličić, head of the CNTB Office in Munich. “Bavaria is very important for Croatian tourism because it generates almost half of all arrivals of German guests in Croatia. That is why we are especially pleased that we and our partners have successfully held the largest presentation of the Croatian continent on such an important market.”, Said Milicic. Selimir Ognjenović from ID Riva Tours emphasizes that this is the year in which Croatian tourism should defend its market position on the German market. “Germany is a very large market, the most important for Croatian tourism. That is why we must defend the market position of our country and do everything to keep Croatia at the successful figures of the past years. Large and high-quality presentations like this one in Munich will definitely help”, Ognjenović thinks.  As part of the stand of the Croatian Tourist Board, a total of 25 co-exhibitors present their offer at the fair, including the Dubrovnik-Neretva, Šibenik-Knin and Krapina-Zagorje counties, the cities of Zagreb and Novalja, Slavonia Cluster, Makarska Riviera Cluster and Valalta, Solaris, Hadria. Camps of Dalmatia, KUH, Camping Village Simuni, Novasol, Plitvice holiday resort, Aminess, Jadrolinija, Jadranka camps, Hotels Njivice, Maistra, Mon Perin, Casa Nube, Zaton holiday resort, Ilirija and Campiste bi village. “Germany, as our traditional market, with an emphasis on Bavaria, where we have the largest number of visitors, in recent years has shown significant interest in destinations in the Croatian interior and I am glad that we are visitors to this year’s fair had the opportunity to further present the richness of Croatian continental tourism, Zagreb and Slavonia. We notice that the Bavarian market is showing a kind of change and that Croatia is increasingly recognizing Croatia as an air destination instead of a traditional car destination. Namely, last year the turnover of passengers from Germany in airports was two million, and we believe that the positive trends will continue this year as well. “, said Minister Cappelli. “We designed a rich and original program of events at the Croatian stand that attracted the attention of many visitors. This was also a confirmation of a well-designed cooperation with the Tourist Board of Istria and FC Bayern Munich, which provided us with additional promotional value and visibility in the extremely important Bavarian market from which every other German guest comes. “, commented director Staničić, adding that in cooperation with another partner, the media house Münchner Merkur, we organize “Evening of Slavonia and Zagreb“In the center of Munich in the hall of the former printing house of this largest Bavarian daily newspaper.  During the fair, the Croatian delegation met with numerous German partners, such as Fti, one of the largest tour operators, Lust on Croatia, a portal that specializes in promoting the Croatian tourist offer and  IDRiva Tours, a tour operator that specializes in the sale of Croatia and which was among the first to include Slavonia in its sales catalogs.  The Croatian stand was visited by the legend of the football club Bayern Munich / Evening of Slavonia and Zagreb “We are extremely pleased to present our Slavonia to numerous partners and the German audience, which we presented as the most beautiful Croatian tourist secret, and our capital Zagreb, a three-time winner of the award for the best Advent in Europe.”, said director Staničić. Photo: HTZ At the Croatian stand, in cooperation with the Croatian Chamber of Commerce, a special gathering with partners was organized with Slavonian specialties and top Croatian wines.  Last year, 2,9 million arrivals (+ 6%) and 21,2 million overnight stays (+ 2%) came from the German market, which convincingly occupies the very top of the top markets from which we generate the largest tourist turnover.last_img read more

Brazil stands by hydroxychloroquine despite WHO

first_imgBrazil’s health ministry said Monday it would not change its recommendation to treat coronavirus with hydroxychloroquine, despite the World Health Organization deciding to suspend trials of the drug over safety concerns.Like his US counterpart Donald Trump, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has touted the supposed benefits of hydroxychloroquine and a related drug, chloroquine, against the new coronavirus.Studies, however, have questioned their safety and efficacy against the disease, including one published Friday in respected medical journal The Lancet that found the drugs actually increased the risk of death. That led the WHO to suspend a worldwide clinical trial of hydroxychloroquine as a COVID-19 treatment Monday.”We’re remaining calm and there will be no change” to the Brazilian guideline issued last week, health ministry official Mayra Pinheiro told a news conference.The guideline recommended doctors in the public health system prescribe either chloroquine or hydroxychloroquine from the onset of COVID-19 symptoms.It was issued shortly after the resignation of former health minister Nelson Teich, who reportedly quit over Bolsonaro’s insistence on pushing the drugs despite a lack of solid evidence. Topics :center_img He was Brazil’s second health minister in less than a month.Brazil, the Latin American country hit hardest by the pandemic, has emerged as the latest flashpoint, with nearly 375,000 cases — the second-highest in the world, after the United States — and more than 23,000 deaths.Experts say under-testing means the real figures are probably far higher.Hydroxychloroquine is typically used to treat autoimmune diseases, while chloroquine is generally used against malaria.Preliminary studies in China and France had generated hope the drugs might be effective against the new coronavirus.That led governments to buy them in bulk. Trump even said last week he was taking hydroxychloroquine as a preventive measure, though he said Sunday he had finished his course of treatment.Pinheiro questioned the Lancet study, which analyzed the medical records of 96,000 patients across hundreds of hospitals.”It wasn’t a clinical trial, it was just a data set collected from different countries, and that doesn’t meet the criteria of a methodologically acceptable study to serve as a reference for any country in the world, including Brazil,” she said.last_img read more