Sunday 8th November 4:00pm “What the last line did tonight, supported by the others, was incredibly good, but everyone has to step up now. Andy Robertson, Trent Alexander-Arnold and Joe Gomez, they are now in charge, and whoever plays with them – it’s different with Joel [Matip] but if one of the younger ones – they are the most experienced and they have to demand them to command things.“It’s really nice to see and I couldn’t be happier for Rhys, you should see him in the dressing room, it’s not possible to take the smile off his face.”Klopp also heaped praise on goalkeeper Alisson Becker for a string of saves to keep Atalanta striker Zapata at bay in the second half while preserving Liverpool’s emphatic scoreline.“I’ve been in this business long enough to see when a team is playing good football and can cause problems,” he said. “That hasn’t changed because of the game or the result tonight.“We are a good team, we know that, we have to play well and fulfil our potential, and that is what the boys did tonight.“We defended Atalanta at an incredibly high level and played top football ourselves and scored goals. We scored five goals, could have scored two or three more, but Alisson had to make three big saves as well.“You could see the threat was there if we allowed them to do what they were good at. The overall performance was really good, that’s why we won the game. The result was not important, we only wanted to win.” Image:Could Diogo Jota line up alongside Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane when Liverpool head to the Etihad on Sunday? Image:Diogo Jota chips over Atalanta goalkeeper Marco Sportiello to give Liverpool the lead in Italy But, speaking in his post-match press conference, Klopp swiftly dismissed any notion of a selection headache, saying: “Good performances never give me a headache.“That was the decision tonight, it made sense to use the shape Diogo was in, and because of the way Atalanta plays and defends, it made sense that the skillset of Diogo helps.- Advertisement – – Advertisement – The 19-year-old produced a faultless performance as Liverpool secured their third Champions League clean sheet on the spin and showed further signs of being able to fill the void left by injured talisman Virgil van Dijk.“Rhys was exceptional,” Klopp added. “I cannot imagine being 19 years old and playing my [third] professional football game in the Champions League against [Luis] Muriel and [Duvan] Zapata. I would have been nervous like hell, the boy was not, and that helps massively.“But defending is obviously a common thing, and how the team defended tonight was absolutely incredible. We’ve had to obviously change things because Virgil is not there anymore, so we have to share that responsibility on 10 shoulders now instead of one. – Advertisement – Jurgen Klopp welcomed Diogo Jota’s continued fine form but swatted away suggestions it had given him a selection headache over Roberto Firmino ahead of Sunday’s trip to Manchester City.After scoring three crucial goals in Liverpool’s last three games, Jota replaced Firmino in the starting line-up for Liverpool’s Champions League clash at Atalanta and scored his first hat-trick for the Reds in a 5-0 rout in Bergamo.- Advertisement – With Firmino scoring just one goal for Liverpool this season, Jota’s stunning treble added fuel to calls for his inclusion from the start when the champions take on title-rivals City at the Etihad Stadium on Sunday – live on Sky Sports Premier League. Kick off 4:30pm Image:Rhys Williams helped Liverpool secure a third straight Champions League clean sheet on his full debut in the competition “But the world is sometimes really in a bad place when the moment someone’s shining, we speak immediately about another player who had played what feels like 500 games in a row.“We would not even be in the Champions League if Bobby Firmino wasn’t with us, and immediately I have to explain why he’s not in the team. He will be in the team.“For a lot of people in the world, if you asked them what makes Liverpool on Sunday special, they would say the way Bobby Firmino is playing. “It’s important for us that we have more than 11, and tonight Diogo used his shape in an incredible way and played a super, super game.“But that says nothing about Bobby and has nothing to do with causing me headaches. I’m more than happy that the boys played like that tonight.”Liverpool’s scintillating attacking performance – which also featured goals from Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane – was underpinned by an exemplary defensive display which featured Rhys Williams, who made his full Champions League debut after coming off the bench in the opening two group games.
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And just when time looked as though it was up, Matt Smith popped up with a stoppage-time effort to rescue a point for Sheridan’s men. – Advertisement – Joel Grant reduced the arrears before half-time for Sheridan’s men with a deflected finish.But veteran Dave Edwards restored the hosts’ two-goal buffer with a lashed effort that flew into the net after a loose ball fell his way.Swindon were not done yet though, and forward Hallam Hope made it 3-2 just a few minutes later with a fine, curling effort.- Advertisement – The Shrews started brightly and it wasn’t long before they were toasting the opener.Aaron Pierre rose highest to meet a corner and thumped a header beyond Swindon stopper Joe Fryer to open the scoring.Barely five minutes later Matt Millar doubled the hosts’ advantage. Again it was courtesy of a header, with Millar nodding home Marc Pugh’s centre.- Advertisement – John Sheridan’s first game in charge of Swindon ended in a thrilling 3-3 draw at Shrewsbury.Sheridan arrived at the Robins in the week, following his departure from Sky Bet League One rivals Wigan.- Advertisement –
Feb 16, 2005 (CIDRAP News) – Researchers studying acute encephalitis cases in Vietnam discovered an unexpected cause of death in a 4-year-old boy, and possibly his 9-year-old sister: avian influenza.The two cases, described in the Feb 17 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine, differ from most other known human cases of H5N1 avian flu, which typically have been marked by fever, respiratory symptoms, and pneumonia. The report was written by Menno D. de Jong, MD, PhD, of the Hospital for Tropical Diseases in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, and several colleagues.The findings should prompt healthcare providers to broaden their ideas about the clinical spectrum of H5N1 infection in humans, de Jong and colleagues write.”These cases emphasize that avian influenza A(H5N1) should be included in the differential diagnosis of a much wider clinical spectrum of disease than previously considered and that clinical surveillance of influenza H5N1 should focus not only on respiratory illnesses, but also on clusters of unexplained deaths or severe illnesses of any kind,” the report states. “Awareness of the full clinical spectrum is essential to appropriate management of the illness, since treatment with antiviral agents is likely to be beneficial only when it is started early in the course of illness.”Both children died in hospitals in southern Vietnam in February 2004, the article says. The 9-year-old girl arrived on Feb 1 with a 4-day history of fever, watery diarrhea without blood or mucus, and increasing drowsiness. She had no respiratory symptoms, and her chest radiograph was clear. She became comatose and died the following day; acute encephalitis of unknown origin was listed as the cause. Her body was not autopsied.The girl’s little brother was admitted to the same hospital in Dong Thap province on Feb 12, 2004, having suffered fever, headache, vomiting, and severe diarrhea for 2 days. A chest radiograph was normal.Within days, his diarrhea and stupor worsened. He was transferred to a hospital in Ho Chi Minh City on Feb 15 but fell into a coma within 12 hours of the transfer. By Feb 16, a chest radiograph showed bilateral infiltrates. He died the next day, with acute encephalitis reported as the cause. No autopsy was performed, but samples were taken for an ongoing study of the causes of acute encephalitis.When researchers examined those samples at different times over the succeeding months, they ruled out several possible causes before they found the H5N1 virus in the boy’s throat, rectal swabs, serum, and cerebrospinal fluid.Encephalitis and encephalopathy are rare complications of infection with human influenza viruses, and it is extremely rare to isolate flu virus from cerebrospinal fluid, the report states. While certainty isn’t possible, the girl’s history makes it likely that she died of the same illness as her brother.The two children had little interaction with poultry, later investigation showed. They used water from a nearby canal for drinking and washing, although they boiled the water before drinking. The family had once owned healthy fighting cocks; they were culled as part of measures to contain an H5N1 outbreak in poultry.”The source of transmission may have been domestic ducks present in the canal near the children’s house,” the article says. “Direct transmission from sister to brother appears unlikely considering the interval between their illnesses.”Further research is needed to determine whether host factors, which may determine a person’s susceptibility to disseminated or central nervous system infection, or a particularly neurologically virulent strain of the virus is involved,” researchers conclude. “The presence of viable virus in the feces of our patients has important implications for transmission, infection control and public health.”Michael Osterholm, PhD, MPH, director of the University of Minnesota Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy, publisher of this Web site, called the information preliminary but of great concern.”These cases may represent an ‘intermediate human clinical presentation’ between the classic gastrointestinal infection in wild waterfowl and the typical human infection,” he said via e-mail today. “It is also likely that we are missing a number of similar infections in humans in Southeast Asia as patients presenting with this type of illness would not be typically tested for influenza virus.”de Jong MD, Cam BV, Phan TQ, et al. Fatal avian influenza A (H5N1) in a child presenting with diarrhea followed by coma. N Engl J Med 2005 Feb 17:352(7):686-91 [Abstract]
Aug 19, 2009 (CIDRAP News) – Federal officials today released new guidance to help businesses prepare for an expected resurgence of novel H1N1 activity during the upcoming influenza season, a document that clarifies how long sick workers should stay home and suggests ways to keep employees safe and business disruptions at a minimum.The recommendations were released at a news conference at US Department of Commerce headquarters in Washington, DC, and streamed live on the government’s flu Web site, where the guidance document is posted, along with a communication tool kit for businesses and employers. The guidance runs about 10 pages.Commerce Secretary Gary Locke said the business community can help limit the impact of the flu pandemic on society, but they need to strike the right tone with employees. “In America, we love to praise the puritan work ethic, but we praise common sense and responsibility for the health of coworkers and the productivity of companies,” he said.Locke said the new guidance suggests that companies adopt flexible, nonpunitive sick-leave policies that support one of the most important measures for preventing the spread of the virus: staying home when sick. The recommendations advise against requiring a doctor’s note for returning to work, because such requests are likely to further stress an overburdened healthcare system.Locke also emphasized the document’s advice for businesses to plan now for spikes in absences as well as possible school closures. “A little planning now ensures that the economy withstands whatever the H1N1 virus throws at us this fall,” he said.Kathleen Sebelius, Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) secretary, said until a novel flu vaccine is available, employers can help mitigate the impact of the flu this fall by encouraging target groups to receive their seasonal flu vaccines. She said she hopes businesses will do some outreach ahead of time to encourage employees, especially those in high-risk groups such as pregnant women or young workers, to receive the novel H1N1 vaccine when it is available.She encouraged businesses to keep in touch with their local health departments, because flu conditions can change rapidly.One of the key components of the guidance is a recommendation on when employees who have had flu-like symptoms can return to work: 24 hours after fever ceases without assistance from fever-reducing medication. That new recommendation reflects revised guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), released on Aug 6, on how long those who are sick with novel flu should stay home. Earlier recommendations urged people to stay home for 7 days after illness onset or for 24 hours after symptoms resolve, whichever was longer.Janet Napolitano, secretary of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), said federal officials expect novel H1N1 activity to pick up again as school resumes and that now is the time for businesses to review and tweak their pandemic plans. “You’re dealing with a tough economy and may not have had time to think through what a bad flu season really is,” she said.Dual preparedness levelsShe said she has been traveling the country this summer meeting with critical infrastructure businesses to discuss pandemic preparedness issues. Earlier this week she spoke with oil and gas industry representative on the Gulf Coast. “The country needs to be prepared, but it also needs to be resilient,” she said.The guidance document urges employers to plan for two scenarios: a continuation of the level of novel H1N1 activity that was seen in the United States during spring and summer or a more severe outbreak. In the more moderate scenario, the recommendations say employees who have flulike symptoms at work should be separated from other workers and advised to go home. If sick employees can’t be separated from cowokers before they go home, they should be given a surgical mask if they can tolerate wearing it.If the pandemic becomes severe, the recommendations urge businesses to consider actively screening employees who report to work and devising alternative work environments for employees who are at high risk for flu complications. For example, pregnant women or those with underlying medical conditions could be allowed to telecommute or be reassigned to duties involving minimal contact with other employees, clients, or customers. A severe pandemic might also warrant social distancing measures in the workplace or cancellation of nonessential business travel, the document says.Guidance draws praiseTim Woerther, cochair of PandemicPrep.org, a preparedness consortium based in St Louis that includes business, government, education, and organizational groups, told CIDRAP News that the federal guidance contains much of what businesses with continuity plans already know, but he said the document is useful because it spells out what steps are important for companies that perhaps aren’t as prepared.”It’s good that the guidance contains the sorts of things that we should be doing daily, and it’s good to see federal officials endorsing these things for private industries,” Woerther said.He said the guidance is likely to be well received because it is flexible and doesn’t include mandates for businesses.See also:Aug 19 HHS press releaseAug 19 CDC and HHS business pandemic planning guidanceAug 6 CIDRAP News story “CDC shortens stay at home for those with flu symptoms”
The Ministry of Regional Development and European Union Funds Gabrijela Žalac adopted The decision of Fr. awarding the right to use the label “Croatian island product” for 2017, and this year the label was awarded to 73 new island producers for 141 products and production lines.These are traditional island products of exceptional quality and excellence, which every year more and more successfully show how islanders and island producers successfully revive their island products and return them to their old forgotten splendor with innovative-creative new usable solutions and thoughtful approach to island originality. HOP project.These are food (wines, brandies, liqueurs, olive oils, cheeses, desserts, fish, salad marinades, jams, honey), cosmetics and clothing products and souvenirs that are mostly made in small batches and come from limited island localities. The label “Croatian island product” can be awarded to traditional and innovative products produced by island producers, awarded annually, in the form of plaques and models, to producers who have their headquarters on the islands and who make nominated products on the islands.So far, the label has received a total 322 island producers for 880 products and production lines with 24 islands (Brac, Hvar, Vis, Korcula, Pag, Krk, Lastovo, Dugi Otok, Rab, Cres, Losinj, Prvic, Ugljan, Mljet, Solta, Zirje, Pasman, Iz, Murter, Olib, Kornat, Rava, Silba, Zlarin) and the Pelješac peninsula. These are food (wines, brandies, liqueurs, olive oils, cheeses, desserts, fish, salad marinades, jams, honey), cosmetics and clothing products, as well as souvenirs and intangible heritage.BE THE AMBASSADOR OF OUR TOURISM AND SUPPORT “CROATIAN ISLAND PRODUCTS”The project “Croatian island product” should certainly be one of our main tourist products because it sells the story of our indigenous and authentic story. Exactly the story that tourists want to hear, get to know and taste, which is the very essence of tourism. Original, autochthonous, unique, traditional – these are island Croatian products which, unfortunately, after 10 years are still not well positioned enough through our tourism.Interestingly, when we are alone in the role of a tourist in another foreign destination, we are just looking for that indigenous experience, and we do not value or respect our own enough. It is as if we are ashamed of ourselves, our history and identity. I don’t know why we don’t offer them to our tourists through all segments, normally we have to offer a wider range of products, but we have to offer our indigenous products in the first place we offer to our guests. It is important to offer our guests as a first choice our indigenous wine, olive oil tek and only then offer other foreign known products that due to market demands we must have on offer.Small “islanders” fight, promote wherever they go, but without the support of the entire tourism sector, they cannot rise to the “heights” they absolutely deserve. After all, isn’t it more logical that our original, autochthonous and traditional products are on our waterfronts where there are stands with plastic products from China. We sell Made in China products to the Chinese. I no longer know who is crazy, confused, and who is normal.Support Croatian island products and be ambassadors of our tourism. Let’s respect ourselves, others will respect us too. We have reason to be proud and something to brag about.
Valamar Riviera took a high 12th place in the ranking of top employers in Croatia and thus became the only travel company to find itself in the prestigious company of the top 20 employers in Croatia chosen by 10 respondents from the MojPosao portal. At the same time, Valamar Riviera was rated as the 000th most desirable employer in the County of Istria.The tourism sector in Croatia is in a phase of intensive growth and development, with Valamar Riviera leading the way in large investments in business development with an emphasis on caring for employees and their needs, Valamar points out, adding that Valamar employees have 27 percent higher average salaries. tourism sector in Croatia.In 2018, Valamar increased total salaries by 11,5% with a focus on increasing the salaries of basic occupations. Also, Valamar was the first in Croatia to present the Valamar guarantee which guarantees a minimum net income of HRK 5.000 to 7.500 to all employees who work a full monthly fund of hours. Opportunities for career development in the largest tourism company in Croatia are extremely large – from basic occupations in tourism to experts in IT, controlling, marketing, sales and a number of other areas. One of the strategic goals of the company is the development of educated, highly motivated and satisfied employees who can achieve a successful career in tourism. “One of the key goals of Valamar Riviera is to be recognized as one of the best employers in Croatia. We will continue to invest in people so that Valamar remains the first choice for those looking for opportunities to learn and develop a career in tourism. We are proud that as a tourist company we are ranked so highly among the top employers in Croatia. “, said Ivana Budin Arhanić, Vice President for Business Development and Corporate Affairs at Valamar.Valamar also invests in its employees through reward programs, education, investments in accommodation and a number of other benefits. Thus, in the past two years, Valamar Riviera has invested more than 60 million kuna in hotels for seasonal employees, and this season it has opened its fourth “Valamar House”. This year, as many as 600 new jobs have been created in Valamar, so in the 2018 season they will employ more than 6.600 employees in destinations from Istria and Kvarner to Dubrovnik.Salary is not a crucial factor in an employer’s attractivenessMore than 2017 respondents participated in the research of the MojPosao.net portal conducted during 2018 and 10.000. According to the majority of respondents, the most desirable employer this year is the company dm-drogerie markt doo with a high 14,53% of points. In second place is LIDL Hrvatska dookd with 5,12%, and in third place is MÜLLER TRGOVINA ZAGREB doo with 3,52% points.Respondents cite harmonious workplace relations (24%) and job security (23%) as a crucial factor in employer attractiveness. In third place of attractiveness is the opportunity for advancement in the profession (19%), while the level of salary (18%) shares fourth place with leadership in the sector and social responsibility of the employer (18%). The fewest respondents, 11% of them, cite the opportunity for hierarchical advancement as a crucial factor in the attractiveness of the employer. Most respondents (33%) want to work in a foreign-owned private company, followed by a Croatian institution (18%), while 16% would like a foreign institution for an employer. The fewest respondents, 14%, choose a state-owned company. Employed respondents prefer a company predominantly Croatian privately owned (36%), while the unemployed would prefer to be employed in a state-owned company (17%). In privately owned private companies, respondents who are still in school (26%) would work to a greater extent than other groups. Respondents of all levels of education would primarily like to work in a privately owned private company, although there are the most among respondents with a university degree (38%) and the least among respondents with a high school diploma (31%).
Photo: Pexels.com Top 10 destinations with the most overnight stays In the mentioned period, foreign tourists realized more than 114.000 arrivals and more than 289.000 overnight stays, which represents a growth of a high 14 percent in arrivals and 12 percent in overnight stays. Most overnight stays were realized by tourists from Austria (56.000 overnight stays), Slovenia (43.000 overnight stays), Italy (36.000 overnight stays), Germany (33.000 overnight stays) and BiH (22.000 overnight stays). According to the eVisitor system, which includes tourist traffic realized in the commercial and non-commercial segment and nautical charter, 21 arrivals and 31 overnight stays were realized in Croatia during the Christmas and New Year holidays, ie in the period from 159.031 to 385.514 December. the 2017 period represents a growth of 13 percent in arrivals and 9 percent in overnight stays. The destinations with the highest number of overnight stays are Zagreb, Opatija, Dubrovnik, Poreč and Rovinj, and the Top 10 destinations with the highest number of overnight stays also include Split, Mali Lošinj, Zadar, Umag and Crikvenica.
Representatives Travel Service Germany (RSD) i WTouristica they pointed out that last year they introduced charter flights and package arrangements for the first time outside the main part of the season. Thus, from October last year to May this year, Dubrovnik will be connected with Germany and Scandinavia by daily flights, twice a day, which achieve an excellent occupancy rate of 90 percent. According to the CNTB, the Croatian delegation held important meetings today with key partners in the German market such as Eurowings, Jet2, Reise Servis Deutschland (RSD) and others. The program additionally includes a four-day stay in Dalmatian destinations such as Split and Makarska. They expect to bring more than 2019 passengers to Croatia through this program in 40.000, while projections for 2020 speak of 55.000 passengers. “The results of numerous meetings and encounters with the most important partners in the German market are very positive. Namely, most partners are already planning significant expansions this year when it comes to offers to Croatian destinations, whether it is an increase in accommodation capacities and programs or an increase in the number of capacities in air transport. These segments are one of the basic prerequisites for maintaining and further strengthening our position in the German market, which is why we pay special attention to cooperation with tour operators, agencies and airlines through our joint advertising programs and strategic projects., said the director of the CNTB, Kristjan Staničić. “Cooperation between Croatia and Germany is very good, and this is confirmed by the announced investments in our country and Croatian tourism in this and the coming years. Germany ranks fourth in terms of investments in Croatia, and the Germans are our traditionally good partners in economic cooperation, but also in terms of tourism, so this year we are optimistic in the forecasts from the German market given the talks with leading tour operators and partners”, said State Secretary at the Ministry of Tourism, Tonči Glavina. Today is the second day of the fair in Berlin ITB, the world’s largest tourist exchange, where the Croatian tourist offer is presented this year as well. The strengthening of further cooperation, and thus the increase of capacity on existing airlines and the introduction of new ones, was discussed with representatives of Eurowings and Jet2, with which the Croatian National Tourist Board cooperates through joint advertising programs and strategic projects. In the continuation of the day, a manifestation of the Danube countries will be held Donausalon to which Croatia is a partner country this year. The theme of this year’s Donausalon is “Digitalization in the tourism of the Danube region”, and a special presentation of Slavonia will be held as part of the program. “We are pleased with the dynamics that are taking place these days at the Croatian stand and the stands of our co-exhibitors. This is a confirmation of Croatia’s positive position on the German market, which has been intensively built in previous years. By working together, we managed to position Croatia as a year-round destination, and this is confirmed by the better sales of this year’s arrangements for the periods before and after the season.”, concluded Romeo Draghicchio, Director of the CNTB Representation in Germany.
In addition to the Minister, the meeting was attended by numerous stakeholders from the public and private tourism sector of the Republic of Croatia, ie representatives of tourism associations, travel agencies, airports, hoteliers, private accommodation, caterers, public institutions, chambers, county tourist boards, emergency medicine associations. protection and rescue associations and numerous other associations and institutions that work together throughout the year in order to ensure a quality and safe tourist year. “We are entering this year with preparations for legislative changes that follow world tourism trends. Numerous synergy effects should result from this, not only in the quality of market performance and the creation of recognizable tourist brands, but also in ensuring the much-needed cost efficiency of the tourist board system in the field of project promotion and implementation. Croatia has achieved excellent results in recent years. You are all responsible for that and that is why I want to express my sincere and friendly thanks to you for every activity you undertake. It is extremely important for us to continue quality and fruitful cooperation with all of you because only by working together can we ensure a successful future of Croatian tourism.”, pointed out Minister Cappelli and added that everything we do must be based on quality in all segments, ie top offer. In addition, he stressed the importance of the development of continental tourism with an emphasis on Slavonia, where the Days of Croatian Tourism will be held this year, emphasizing that the Government pays special attention to Slavonia. The Ministry of Tourism is also involved in the work of the Council for Slavonia, Baranja and Srijem, which is preparing projects worth 19 billion kuna for projects in this area. Minister of Tourism Gari Cappelli held a working meeting today in Vinkovci with representatives of the tourism sector of the Republic of Croatia in order to get direct information on the current situation and activities related to the continuation of 2019 on the eve of the main part of the tourist year. With 13 percent more in arrivals and 9 percent more in overnight stays since the beginning of the year, the tourist year has started successfully CNTB Director Kristjan Staničić emphasized that before the meeting with key stakeholders in the tourism system, a conversation was held with the directors of CNTB offices around the world who are key bearers of Croatia’s promotion in foreign emitting markets. “The current position of our country is stable in most markets, but this year last minute sales will play a big role in the final results, as well as individual tourist traffic, which accounts for about two thirds of total turnover.”, concluded director Staničić, adding that modern trends and market trends require certain systematic changes in the functioning of the entire Croatian tourism sector for the period from 2020 to 2030. “If the increased number of tourist arrivals in the pre- and post-season continues, Croatia will have a good tourist season despite the awakening of competition. In plans for further development, we should place emphasis on increasing the quality of supply and accommodation and destination management, which can help the development of other sectors of the economy that are suppliers of tourism, especially agriculture.”Said the Vice President of the Croatian Chamber of Commerce for Agriculture and Tourism Dragan Kovacevic