Monthly Archive: November 2020

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17 Stylish Picks for the 2020 Holidays

first_img– Advertisement – The issue? If they’re already fashionable and already seem to have so much…what’s left to give them? You let Us take care of that. We’ve rounded up 17 gorgeous picks from across the internet, from clothes, to shoes, to jewelry and bags that any fashion lover would lose it over this holiday season! Us Weekly has affiliate partnerships so we may receive compensation for some links to products and services.If you have a fashion lover in your life, you know how it goes. It seems like they have it all, an outfit and accessory for every occasion, and yet they’re always checking out the newest drops, the latest trends and unexpected designer sales. A heart that beats for chic style cannot be slowed, and that’s honestly a good thing when it comes to gift shopping. You already know they’ll love a fashion-related gift!- Advertisement –last_img read more

Scottish Football Podcast: Euro 2020 play-off final special | Football News

first_imgScotland last qualified for a major tournament in 1998. The Tartan Army are praying their 22-year stint in international football’s summer wilderness will come to an end at the Rajko Mitic Stadium as they come up against Serbia in Thursday’s winner-takes-all European Qualifying play-off final.- Advertisement – Walker: “It was a given when I was growing up that we’d qualify for the major championships, but we would consistently then let ourselves down. But from a selfish point of view, I’ve got three boys in their 20s and they don’t remember 1998.“They’ve gone through the 2000s and they think it’s a given that we don’t get there. There’s a hint of excitement, and the Nations League format has absolutely worked for us. We’ve got a right good chance.” – Advertisement – Qualification for a first tournament since 1998 will give a ‘frustrated generation’ of Scotland fans, and the entire country, a lift says James McFadden Ian Crocker is joined by Andy Walker and Kris Boyd to preview the big game. Andy and Kris both picked their XI for the match and look at what a win and qualification to a first major tournament since 1998 would mean to the younger generation.Scotland are potentially just 90 minutes away from a place at next summer’s European Championships, and Walker has no doubt that Clarke’s team grasp the enormity of the opportunity ahead of them.“I think they’ve got a really good chance of doing it,” Walker told the Scottish Football Podcast. “I’ve been looking at the squad that Serbia have and I know there was a bit of doubt about the availability of some players with the Covid-related problems in Italy, but I think they will still go with their strongest squad.- Advertisement – Walker: “I think David Marshall will be in goal despite his howler at the weekend for Derby. The back three picks itself for me but the only possibility is whether Scott McKenna is given some game time as Serbia are likely to start with Aleksandar Mitrovic up front so he could look to nullify the aerial threat and the physical contest.”Boyd: “Declan Gallagher can provide that too. If there’s one thing we need in the centre of the back three, it’s an out-and-out defender who can head and kick anything that’s in his way. I wouldn’t be surprised if Clarke goes with him as he’s played well the past couple of games.“We’ve seen it before where if you miss a trip and someone comes in and does well, you may have to bide your time to get your place back. Where the Scotland squad is right now, it’s potentially where McKenna is given the form of those in the Scotland team right now. Gallagher has earned his right to play.” Steve Clarke says Scotland must treat their final Euro qualifier in Serbia as they do every other game “Even being away from home in Belgrade, you can’t really call it an intimidating place – nowhere is intimidating at the moment as there are no fans. Scotland can be cautious, as Steve Clarke likes it. You can have your five at the back, and make it very frustrating and stay in the game as long as possible.“We’ll need to try to get some pace into the team at some point, and I think we’ve got a decent goal threat when you consider the form Lyndon Dykes has been showing over a number of games. Former Scotland manager Alex McLeish is expecting a tough match in Thursday’s winner-takes-all play-off against Serbia Andy Walker and Kris Boyd Walker: “With Aleksandar Mitrovic and Dusan Tadic just behind him, we all know what they’re capable of, and they’ve got plenty of firepower. I just wonder whether we have as much. We’ve got enough in the middle of the park, but will Dykes get the service? Will we play with three at the back or will it more often than not be a five?”Boyd: “If our full-backs are pushed back, it will be up to players like Ryan Jack and John McGinn to be brave on the ball. We’ve got other options if we need a goal. I don’t think Leigh Griffiths will start, but he’s shown over the past few weeks that he’s in condition to come on in the last 15 or 20 minutes to make an impact. Lyndon Dykes is hoping to be a hero as Scotland try to qualify for Euro 2020 Scotland’s Scott McKenna accepts there is pressure ahead of their play-off final against Serbia but says they have ‘momentum and a feel-good factor’ in the squad The barren years since Colin Hendry led out his team to face Brazil in the opening match of France ’98 have been filled with near-misses and painful let-downs for the Scotland support.“We’ve got a fantastic opportunity to get to a major tournament,” Boyd said. “I don’t think we’ve seen the importance of the Nations League in terms of helping get your team to a major competition.“Fraser is a massive miss and would’ve been in Clarke’s mind to start. He really stretched the game against the Czech Republic and linked up really well with Dykes so the focus will be on whether Christie or Armstrong can come in and have the same impact.”Boyd and Walker’s starting XI 3:02 0:21 “He’s a confident player and so is John McGinn – he can provide goals from the middle of the park while Stuart Armstrong and Ryan Christie are both goal threats. I wonder whether Ryan Jack will come into the side, to be that bit more cautious and aware of what you’re up against so the starting XI will be interesting but given the quality we have, I feel we have a right good chance.”The majority of Clarke’s team have no memory at all of seeing Scotland in action at a major tournament. Kick off 7:45pm preview image Walker: “I do wonder if Armstrong does get the nod because of his ability to carry the ball and get up in support of Dykes, but Christie has been doing it over the past couple of games.”Boyd: “Armstrong and Christie are more of a dilemma for me than Gallagher and McKenna. I think you could put a case forward for Armstrong to come in but with Christie playing week in, week out, I feel there’s no doubt he’s more of a goal threat than Armstrong, and I feel it would give us a little bit more balance.”Tactical analysis “A bit like us having to make do without Ryan Fraser, they may have one or two absent, and although they have players from teams in Italy and Germany, we’re selecting from teams such as Liverpool, Manchester United, Arsenal, Celtic and Rangers – a lot of them have Champions League and big-game experience. 0:33 1:19 Serbia forward Dusan Tadic says Thursday’s Euro 2020 play-off final against Scotland in Belgrade is too close to call 0:45 0:38 Reading head coach Veljko Paunovic says Thursday’s Euro 2020 play-off final between Serbia and Scotland will be an ‘intense game’ in Belgrade  Steve Clarke (centre right) embraces Scotland's defender Andrew Robertson (centre left) on the pitch after Scotland win the penalty shoot-out during the Euro 2020 playoff semi-final football match between Scotland and Israel at Hampden Park, Glasgow on October 8, 2020. - Scotland won the penalty shoot-out 5-3 after the game finished 0-0 after extra timeImage:Can Scotland finally end their 22-year wait to reach a major tournament? “In terms of finishing, I’m not sure if there is anyone better in a Scotland jersey right now, but it’s a big ask to start the game as Lyndon Dykes has performed well and he will lead the line.“If Steve Clarke needs someone to get Scotland back into the game or to go searching for a winner, he can turn to Griffiths as his finish against Aberdeen was unbelievable. All good goalscorers go searching for goals, which is what he did in the Europa League. If Clarke needs a player to turn to off the bench, I’m sure Leigh will be ready.”What winning would mean… Boyd: “The players have the chance to become legends and it would have a big impact on the country. It’s been generation after generation of failed Scotland teams, and we’d be kidding ourselves if we didn’t say that wasn’t having a wider impact on society. When you were a young boy, you wanted the names on the back of your Scotland strips.“You don’t see so many Scotland strips kicking around, and that’s because we’ve not given the country the lift it needs. I’m sure if the players get there on Thursday, I think we’ll see a big shift. Kids will want to become the Andrew Robertsons, the John McGinns and the Lyndon Dykes – not the players they see in England.” Scotland celebrate their play off win against Israel to set up a final against Serbia Serbia forward Dusan Tadic Thursday 12th November 7:00pm – Advertisement –last_img read more

Federal judge rules acting DHS head Chad Wolf unlawfully appointed, invalidates DACA suspension

first_img– Advertisement – – Advertisement – Judge Nicholas Garaufis said court conferences would be held to work out details of his ruling.He concluded, “Wolf was not lawfully serving as Acting Secretary of Homeland Security under the HSA [Homeland Security Act] when he issued the Wolf Memorandum” that suspended DACA.Karen Tumlin, a lawyer in the case and director of the Los Angeles-based Justice Action Center, said the ruling means, “the effort in the Wolf memo to gut the DACA program is overturned.”- Advertisement – She said the ruling applies to more than a million people, including more recent applicants and those seeking two-year renewals for protection under DACA.“This is really a hopeful day for a lot of young people across the country,” Tumlin said.RecommendedIndependent filmmakers have found ways to navigate the pandemic and get audiences to filmsCovid surge spurs North Dakota’s 1st mask mandate, New Mexico, Oregon partial lockdownsAlthough President Donald Trump formally nominated Wolf for the job in summer, Wolf has yet to get a full vote in the Senate, keeping his role as “acting.” Garaufis cited the Government Accountability Office, which wrote in a report to Congress in August that Wolf was the beneficiary of an “invalid order of succession.”The judge described an illegitimate shuffling of leadership chairs at the Department of Homeland Security, the agency responsible for immigration enforcement, for the predicament of Wolf’s leadership and that of his predecessor, Kevin McAleenan.“Based on the plain text of the operative order of succession,” Garaufis wrote in the Saturday ruling, “neither Mr. McAleenan nor, in turn, Mr. Wolf, possessed statutory authority to serve as Acting Secretary. Therefore the Wolf Memorandum was not an exercise of legal authority.”The ruling is part of an ongoing case with DACA recipient Martín Jonathan Batalla Vidal serving as the lead plaintiff in a six-plaintiff case against Wolf and the Department of Homeland Security. The suit initially challenged the state of Texas’ attempt to thwart DACA.On Saturday the National Immigration Law Center responded to the ruling on Twitter: “VICTORY!”center_img Acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf looks up during the launch of a new initiative to combat online child sexual exploitation during a news conference at the Department of Justice in Washington, U.S., March 5, 2020.Kevin Lemarque | Reuters A federal judge in New York City on Saturday said Chad Wolf has not been acting lawfully as the chief of Homeland Security and that, as such, his suspension of protections for a class of migrants brought to the United States illegally as children is invalid.The U.S. Supreme Court ruled in June that the Trump administration wrongly tried to shut down protections under the Obama-era legislation known as DACA, or Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. On July 28, Wolf nonetheless suspended DACA pending review.Homeland Security did not immediately respond to a request for comment.- Advertisement –last_img read more

Public health worker shortage could imperil terrorism preparedness

first_img Those trends are occurring during some of the deepest state budget cuts in 60 years. Paradoxically, the decrease in employees comes at a time when public health is widely acknowledged to have a key role in addressing the threats of terrorism and emerging infectious diseases. “The events of September 11, 2001, and the anthrax attacks brought the role and responsibility of the public health workforce in emergency response efforts to the forefront in public understanding,” said ASTHO President-Elect Richard A. Raymond, MD, in an ASTHO press release. “We can only be prepared if we have an experienced workforce that is qualified to carry out our mission.” The absence of employees is most keenly felt in public health nursing, epidemiology, laboratory science, and environmental health, the association found. The report, “State Public Health Employee Worker Shortage Report: A Civil Service Recruitment and Retention Crisis,” drew results from a 2003 survey of senior state and territorial health officials done in conjunction with the Council of State Governments and the National Association of State Personnel Executives. All states, territories, and the District of Columbia were invited to participate; 37 responded. More than 50% of the responding states reported they lacked qualified public health employees or employees who were willing to relocate to fill preparedness gaps. In addition, several state public health agencies reported they could lose over 40% of their workforce through retirement by 2006. Employees quit over low salaries, minimal advancement opportunities, and attractive private-sector job offers and career changes. Some prospective employees are dissuaded because fields such as epidemiology require many years of study and training, the report said. America’s growing shortage of qualified public health workers could undermine terrorism preparedness, according to a recent report from the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO). A lack of public health laboratory personnel highlights the challenge of emergency preparedness. For example, 13 states responding to the survey had no doctoral-level molecular scientist; 23 states had one. Most officials questioned said that ensuring emergency preparedness demands two doctoral-level molecular scientists on staff. Jun 22, 2004 (CIDRAP News) – The possibility of a smallpox outbreak highlights a key threat to America’s public health system: What if a person needs a vaccine but there is no nurse to give the shot? Amy Becker is a full-time reporter at the St. Paul Pioneer Press and a freelance reporter for CIDRAP. She will enter the University of Minnesota’s graduate program in public health administration and policy in fall 2004. To counter the decline in workforce numbers, states are considering or trying a broad range of incentives, including offering higher pay, allowing flexible scheduling and telecommuting, providing professional training, conducting outreach campaigns to educate students about the field, and connecting employees to leadership institutes. Some states are rehiring retired employees to prevent further erosion of institutional knowledge. The role of these scientists is crucial, Steib explained. They are the front-line people who can tell one anthrax strain from another or determine whether foodborne illnesses in different states are linked. Federal funds are available to help pay workers, but departments still can’t find employees, she added. Experts are also considering using loan-forgiveness legislation, grants, and scholarships modeled on programs that allow doctors to get financial assistance in exchange for working in a specific area. Offering financial incentives might offset some of the losses detailed in the report, Steib said. “We’ve got more job openings and no people to fill them. And it’s going to get worse,” Paula A. Steib, ASTHO communications director, told CIDRAP News in summarizing the findings. The report found that the public health workforce is aging rapidly, with an average age of nearly 47; retiring at an expected average rate of 24% in the next 5 years; stretching to cover job vacancies of up to 20% in some states; and leaving public health jobs at a high rate (average, 14% per year among the 28 states responding to this question).last_img read more

Egypt reports new H5N1 case

first_imgJun 8, 2007 (CIDRAP News) – A World Health Organization (WHO) official in Egypt today said a 10-year-old girl is being treated for H5N1 avian influenza and is in critical condition, according to news services.The girl is from Qena governorate in southern Egypt and was admitted to a hospital after developing flulike symptoms, health ministry spokesman Abdel-Rahman Shahin announced through MENA, Egypt’s news agency, according to the Chinese news agency Xinhua. If the girl’s case is confirmed by the WHO, she will be listed as Egypt’s 35th case-patient. Egypt has had 14 H5N1 deaths, according to the WHO.The girl has a history of contact with backyard birds, John Jabbour, the WHO official in Cairo, told Reuters today. MENA reported she is on a respirator, according to Reuters.Egypt reported 16 human H5N1 cases and 4 deaths in early 2007, most of them in children, but it has not had a WHO-confirmed case or fatality since Apr 11.In other developments, the WHO confirmed Indonesia’s latest human case 2 days ago. The patient, a 16-year-old girl from Central Java, fell ill on May 21, was hospitalized May 25, and died May 29. The initial investigation indicated the girl was exposed to dead poultry. She was Indonesia’s 99th case-patient and 79th fatality. Indonesia has the world’s highest toll of H5N1 cases and deaths.See also:Jun 6 WHO statementWHO avian flu case countlast_img read more

Minister Cappelli proposed the establishment of a special Tourism Fund and a Working Group within the EU institutions

first_imgMinister of Tourism Gari Cappelli took part in a conference on tourism and economic growth organized in Sofia on the occasion of Bulgaria’s presidency of the Council of the European Union, which brought together high-level tourism ministers and accompanying delegations from 28 EU member states.At the summit of all EU tourism ministers, Minister Cappelli, on behalf of the Government of the Republic of Croatia, proposed a unique initiative in the field of European tourism. He presented a proposal for the establishment of a special EU Tourism Fund which would facilitate the use of EU funds to finance investment and sustainable development in tourism, reduce the impact of climate change, education and other areas important for the development of tourism in Europe. He also introduced the idea of ​​founding Working groups for tourism within the EU institutions within which to discuss how to address the many challenges facing the tourism sector.Minister Cappelli pointed out that tourism is one of the fastest growing economic activities in the EU with a great impact on growth, society, development and employment, and that as such it deserves a better position within the institutions of the European Union. “The main goal of the European Union’s tourism policy must be to keep Europe as the world’s leading tourist destination. However, in previous EU documents, tourism is not considered a priority, but a tool for raising the competitiveness of the overall European economy. Tourism does not have its own Working Body within the European Commission and in the Multiannual Financial Framework 2014-2020 there is no special position or possibility of direct financing of its activities, which we believe should be corrected in the new budget framework. Direct financing of the tourism sector would make it easier to respond to increasing challenges, while at the same time facilitating investments in tourism, which are also in the focus of the European Commission.” Cappelli pointed out.According to the Ministry of Tourism, the initiative presented by Minister Cappelli received the support of a large number of EU members, and was especially supported by the European Commissioner for Tourism. Elzbieta Bienkowska and Secretary-General of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) Zurab Pololikashvili Cappelli met, and the initiative will soon be presented to European Parliament President Antonio Tajani and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker with a view to reaching an agreement on the entry of a special EU tourism fund into the EU budget and the establishment of a Tourism Working Group. . “I hope that together we will be able to fight for tourism to get its Fund within the EU budget for the first time”, Cappelli concluded.last_img read more

Zagreb and Seoul will be connected three times a week from September

first_imgKorean Air, the largest airline from South Korea that flies to 123 destinations and connects 43 countries, will connect the South Korean capital Seoul and Zagreb three times a week from September this year, until the end of summer and winter flights.The Seoul – Zagreb route will be direct until the end of the summer flight schedule, and from the winter flight schedule the route will return via Zurich (Seoul-Zagreb-Zurich-Seoul). Korean Air will fly to Zagreb in September and October on an Airbus A330-200 aircraft on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, departing from Seoul (ICN) at 11:05, arriving in Zagreb at 15:45. Return from Zagreb will be at 17:00 and arrival in Seoul the next day at 10:30.From the winter flight schedule, Korean Air will fly a Boeing 787-9 – Dreamliner aircraft with a capacity of 269 seats. The line will fly on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays with departure from Seoul at 11:25, arrival in Zagreb at 14:55, from Zagreb the plane will go to Zurich at 17:00, it will arrive in Zurich at 18:40 from where it will leave at 20: 55 to go to Seoul where he arrives at 15:35. This is the third year-round flight from Zagreb to Asia, namely, Emirates flies once a day to Dubai and Qatar Airways twice a day to Doha.The mentioned line Seoul – Zagreb comes at the time of the tourist “boom” of Zagreb and a significant increase in the number of tourists from South Korea – almost half a million of them visited Croatia last year. In addition, another new line in Zagreb will contribute to an additional increase in Franjo Tuđman Airport traffic, which has been continuously recorded since the opening of the new passenger terminal. Thus, Zagreb Airport recently welcomed this year’s millionth passenger, 13 days earlier than ever in history, and from the beginning of the year until today, a cumulative increase in the number of passengers of 11% has been recorded.last_img read more

Last year, a record turnover was achieved on Croatian motorways

first_imgThe A6 motorway generated HRK 879,7 million in revenue last year, 4,7 percent more. Dalmatina and A1 are in third place, with revenues of HRK 710,2 million, an increase of 5,3 percent. On the motorways under the jurisdiction of the state companies Hrvatske autoceste (HAC) and Autoceste Rijeka – Zagreb (ARZ), a total of HRK 2,87 billion was collected from VAT in the past year, excluding VAT, 6% or 160 million more than in 2017, writes Poslovni.hr Individually by months, the highest toll revenue was realized in August, amounting to HRK 450,7 million. In that month, the record holder for toll collection was the A6 with revenues of HRK 155,7 million. It is followed by A1 with toll revenues in that month in the amount of 134 million kuna. On the A1, the very great sensuality of traffic is still visible. Thus, for example, 524 thousand vehicles passed that highway in January, while in the peak season in August, that number exceeds two million. The summer, 10 percent higher toll tariff last year took effect on June 15 and was in effect until September 15. According to HAC data, the growth of toll revenues was accompanied by an increase in traffic, so last year there were 58,56 million vehicles on their highways, five percent more than in 2017. They also recorded an increase in traffic and tolls on all highways. And the most significant revenue in 2018 was generated on the A3 motorway – HRK 946,9 million without VAT. Last year, a total of 17,8 million vehicles passed through this highway, almost a million more than in 2017. last_img read more

Imperial Riviera pays out an award to employees for a successful season

first_imgEmployees of Imperial Riviera who were employed on 31 July and worked for at least half a month in July will be paid a season bonus in the net amount of HRK 500. The award for the season in the same amount will be paid to all students who have worked for at least two weeks in July. Prizes will be paid out in August with salary / compensation for the month of July. Cover photo: Valamar Collection Imperial Hotel Imperial Riviera dd, based in Rab Imperial Riviera has in its portfolio nine hotels and resorts and two campsites, with a total of 3.618 accommodation units and capacities for about 9.000 guests. After the successful completion of the process of merging the Hotel Makarska with the Rab Imperial, as of June 28, the hotel houses Imperial and Makarska have been operating under the name Imperial Riviera. “Imperial Riviera is one of the ten largest tourism companies in Croatia, which currently employs more than a thousand employees. We want to continue to motivate our hard-working employees in their successful work, so we decided to additionally reward them for a job well done for the first part of the season. ” said Vlado Miš, President of the Management Board of Imperial Riviere ddcenter_img VALAMAR RIVIERA EMPLOYED 7.000TH WORKER After Valamar Riviera, now a subsidiary, Imperial Riviera has decided on an additional reward for its employees for successfully completing the first part of the tourist season. HELIOS FAROS COMES OUT OF BANKRUPTCY: VALAMAR AND PBZ CROATIA INSURANCE INVEST 650 MILLION HRK IN RECONSTRUCTION RELATED NEWS:last_img read more