Joe Arpaio’s former deputy is poised to lose his bid for Maricopa County sheriff.

first_imgMr. Sheridan had not yet conceded as of early Saturday morning. During the campaign, he tried to distance himself from his old boss, who was found guilty of criminal contempt of court in 2017 for defying an order to stop detaining suspected undocumented immigrants.Mr. Sheridan defeated Mr. Arpaio, who lost his seat in 2016, in this year’s Republican primary. But he also promised to revive some of Mr. Arpaio’s most aggressive practices, and analysts saw the race as another referendum of the former sheriff’s divisive legacy. In his first term, Sheriff Penzone, while hardly a progressive on immigration issues, has closed an outdoor jail that Mr. Arpaio once called a “concentration camp,” and shut down some of his other programs. The former deputy to Joe Arpaio, whose hard-line anti-immigrant positions won him praise from President Trump, appeared headed toward a loss in the race for sheriff of Maricopa County, Ariz.The Democratic incumbent, Sheriff Paul Penzone, declared victory over Mr. Arpaio’s former deputy chief, Jerry Sheridan, in a statement on Friday, The Arizona Republic reported, and led the race by more than ten percentage points.- Advertisement – – Advertisement – – Advertisement –last_img read more

Republican congressional leaders remain silent on Biden victory as Trump refuses to concede.

first_imgThe reactions suggested that Republicans on Capitol Hill, who have spent four years clinging tightly to Mr. Trump or at least have avoided publicly countering him for fear of provoking an angry tweet, were sticking to those approaches even after his loss.In the weeks leading up to the election, as Mr. Trump refused to commit to a peaceful transfer of power, some Republicans including Mr. McConnell gently pushed back without directly rebuking the president, making it clear that if he were to lose, they expected him to abide by the results. “The winner of the November 3rd election will be inaugurated on January 20th,” Mr. McConnell said then. “There will be an orderly transition just as there has been every four years since 1792.”But Mr. Trump’s reluctance to accept his defeat, and his angry, and false, insistence on Saturday that he had in fact won raised questions about whether any senior Republican would be willing to contradict him.- Advertisement – – Advertisement – In that statement, released on Twitter as Mr. Trump preemptively contested the outcome of the election, Mr. McConnell had outlined “how this must work in our great country.” “Every legal vote should be counted,” he said. “Any illegally-submitted ballots must not. All sides must get to observe the process. And the courts are here to apply the laws & resolve disputes.”“That’s how Americans’ votes decide the result,” he said.“The election isn’t over until all legal votes are counted and certified,” Representative Steve Scalise of Louisiana, the second-ranking Republican, said on Twitter. “There are still serious legal challenges that have been made, and until that process is resolved, the election is not final. The American people deserve a fair and transparent process.” As President Trump refused to concede defeat on Saturday, top Republican congressional leaders followed suit, refraining from releasing the customary statements congratulating the victor that have been standard among senior lawmakers in both parties when a presidential election has been declared.Senator Mitch McConnell, the majority leader and Republican of Kentucky, declined on Saturday to acknowledge Joseph R. Biden Jr.’s victory, with an aide instead pointing reporters to a generic “count all the votes” statement that Mr. McConnell released on Friday before the results were known.- Advertisement –center_img Only a handful of rank-and-file Republicans, including some who are not likely to face voters again, offered their good wishes for Mr. Biden. – Advertisement –last_img read more

How Democrats Missed Trump’s Appeal to Latino Voters

first_img– Advertisement – “We were not choosing our savior, we were choosing our opponent,” said Marisa Franco, the executive director of Mijente, a Latino civil rights organization that originally backed Mr. Sanders, explaining her group’s work in 2020. “The Biden campaign may have chosen not to spend time in working-class, immigrant and people-of-color neighborhoods, but that is exactly where his victory is coming from and where the solutions he’ll need to champion will have to start.”Most Latino groups have not expressed surprise at the election’s results. They have long noted, for example, how little conservative religious South American voters in Florida backing Mr. Trump have in common with progressive young Mexican-Americans in Arizona turning out for Democrats. But the groups’ leaders also argue that without pushing the idea of a pan-Latino political identity, Latinos in any one region might never get sustained attention from national candidates.In September, a nonpartisan group called the Texas Organizing Project released a report based on interviews with more than 100 Latinos in Texas that offered a preview of how 2020 might go.- Advertisement – The Biden campaign did recognize its potential weakness with Cubans and Venezuelans, but hoped that support from younger Latinos, particularly Puerto Ricans, might make up the difference. To make its case in Florida and elsewhere, the campaign emphasized the reality that Latinos were contracting and dying from the coronavirus and suffering economically at disproportionately high rates, and that the president had mishandled the pandemic. One of the final ads the campaign ran in battleground states, including Florida, Arizona and Nevada, focused on the Trump administration’s family separation policy.But the fact that Mr. Biden is heading to the White House is not cause for a victory lap when it comes to engaging Latino voters, according to those who work on that issue.- Advertisement –center_img “The majority do not feel there is a singular ‘Latino Vote,’ the report concluded. “Though they see its potential.”Reporting was contributed by Caitlin Dickerson from Harlingen, Texas, Patricia Mazzei from Hialeah, Fla., Astead W. Herndon from Dallas, and Giovanni Russonello from New York.last_img read more

Celebrity Cruises launches new inclusive pricing model | News

first_imgAlways Included becomes the new standard rate for Celebrity and includes: Unlimited drinks: Classic cocktails, wines by the glass, beer, sodas, specialty coffees and teas, juices and bottled water can be fully enjoyed without worrying about the tab. Unlimited Wi-Fi: An always-on connection to social media, email and the web, though not streaming. Gratuities: Tips are taken care of allowing guests to relax. To support the launch of Always Included, Celebrity will launch a whole range of training assets and collateral created for travel partners. One key element of this training will be a series of webinars, including an evening series for those working from home or those with families, as well as a toolkit, available on Celebrity Central. Celebrity Cruises has launched a new scheme to simplify life onboard its ships entitled Always Included. The line hopes to put an end to confusing promotions, complicated add-ons and limited time offers. – Advertisement – Starting next Tuesday, every Celebrity Cruises holiday will include Wi-Fi, drinks and tips, in an attempt to simplify the holiday experience.“Everything we do at Celebrity is driven by the desire to redefine what today’s luxury looks and feels like, with experiences modern travellers want,” said Lisa Lutoff-Perlo, president of Celebrity Cruises. “Today, nothing is more luxurious than when things are extra simple and extra special.”- Advertisement – However, not quite everything is included at the base price. An ‘elevated’ package adds unlimited premium drinks and shore excursions up to $200 per person, while an ‘indulge’ option includes unlimited streaming Wi-Fi and up to $400 per person in onboard credit. – Advertisement – OlderAirline alliances call for globally harmonised approach to Covid-19 – Advertisement –last_img read more

ACIP recommends flu shots for all school children

first_imgFeb 27, 2008 (CIDRAP News) – The federal Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) today recommended influenza vaccination for all school-age children, boosting the number of children targeted for flu shots by about 30 million.The ACIP, whose recommendations are routinely adopted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), said children from ages 5 through 18 should get flu shots, the CDC announced in a news release.The CDC already recommends flu shots for children from 6 to 59 months old, along with people aged 50 and older, those with certain chronic medical conditions, people in nursing homes, pregnant women, healthcare workers, and other close contacts and caregivers of those who run an increased risk of flu complications.”The expanded recommendation is to take effect as soon as feasible, but no later than the 2009-2010 influenza season,” the CDC said.The agency said healthy children bear “a significant burden” from flu. In addition, there is evidence that reducing flu transmission in children may limit its spread among their household contacts and in the community, officials said.Dr. Anne Schuchat, director of the CDC’s National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, said the recommendation should reduce children’s need for flu-related medical care and school absenteeism.Increased coverageThe CDC said the recommendation increases the number of children targeted for flu shots by about 30 million. On the basis of current vaccination rates, the agency predicts that about 7 million more children will be vaccinated as a result of the recommendation, according to a Reuters report published today.In calling for full implementation of the recommendation by the fall of 2009, the CDC said this will allow time to plan for vaccinating so many more children. “However, immunization providers should begin efforts to offer influenza vaccination to all children aged 6 months through 18 years in the 2008-09 influenza season if feasible,” the statement said.”This new recommendation will help parents understand that all children can benefit from vaccination and further encourages providers to start vaccination of children through age 18 next year,” Schuchat said.The last major expansion of flu-shot recommendations came in February 2006, when the ACIP endorsed vaccination for 2-, 3-, and 4-year-olds (ages 24 through 59 months), which added an estimated 16 million children to the targeted groups. In 2004 the CDC began recommending flu immunization for children aged 6 through 23 months.Last week the CDC reported that 22 children had died of flu so far this season. In the 2006-07 season, 68 children died of flu-related causes, including 39 who were between the ages of 5 and 17, according to CDC data. Of 53 children older than 6 months whose vaccination status was known, 50 had not been vaccinated.FluMist production to tripleIn the wake of today’s ACIP recommendation, MedImmune announced plans to raise production of its nasal-spray flu vaccine, FluMist, to 12 million doses for next season, nearly triple this year’s production. The vaccine uses a live but weakened virus.”To support this move by the ACIP, MedImmune is preparing to manufacture a record number of FluMist doses—about 12 million—for the upcoming flu season, with the intention of continuing to substantially increase production in subsequent seasons,” the company said in a news release.Dr. Frank J. Malinoski, MedImmune’s senior vice president of medical and scientific affairs, said the company’s plan to sharply boost production was partly but not wholly in anticipation of the ACIP recommendation.”We’ve been hearing from public health groups like the National Association of County and City Health Officials who’ve been saying we need to move to this next step for a while,” he told CIDRAP News. “We’ve also been hearing from customers . . . that they see a need for a needle-free vaccine as something they’re interested in and want to use more.”Malinoski said the company made about 4 million doses of FluMist for this season and sold just under that number. “We essentially sold out,” he said. In September, just before the start of flu immunization season, the Food and Drug Administration expanded the indication for FluMist to cover 2-, 3- and 4-year-olds; previously it was indicated only for healthy people aged 5 to 49 years.Malinoski predicted there will be challenges in implementing the ACIP recommendation. He added that MedImmune has seen healthcare providers use a number of innovative methods to immunize children against flu, including school-based immunization programs.”A lot of flu immunization in adults is done in the workplace, and if you think about kids, school is their workplace,” he said. “So it makes sense to do it that way.”The CDC said ACIP recommendations become CDC recommendations as soon as they are accepted by the CDC director and the secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services.See also: Feb 27 CDC news releasehttp://www.cdc.gov/media/pressrel/2008/r080227.htmCDC data on 2007-08 flu seasonhttp://www.cdc.gov/flu/weekly/weeklyarchives2006-2007/06-07summary.htmFeb 27 MedImmune news releaselast_img read more

H5N2 virus identified in Canadian turkey outbreak

first_imgFeb 4, 2009 (CIDRAP News) – Animal health authorities in Canada yesterday announced that an H5N2 avian influenza virus was responsible for a recent mild illness outbreak on a commercial turkey farm in British Columbia’s Fraser Valley.The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) said in a news release yesterday that preliminary tests indicated that the H5N2 strain involved in the outbreak is a low-pathogenic one. Winnipeg’s National Centre for Foreign Animal Diseases conducted the tests.So far 36 sites have been quarantined as precautionary measure, the CFIA statement said.The outbreak at the farm in Abbotsford, southeast of Vancouver, began on Jan 20, according to a Jan 24 report from the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE). The turkeys had respiratory symptoms but no significant mortality. The CFIA said about 60,000 birds were destroyed to stop the virus.So far the virus has not turned up in any other flocks within a 3-kilometer surveillance area, the CFIA said.In March 2004 a large outbreak of highly pathogenic H7N3 avian influenza hit as many as 40 commercial farms in the Fraser Valley, which led to the culling of 17 million birds. In November 2005 a low-pathogenic H5 virus was found on a poultry farm in the same area.In other developments, agriculture officials in France reported a low-pathogenic H5N3 avian flu outbreak at a duck farm in Vendée department on the country’s west coast, according to a notice today from the OIE. The virus, first detected on Jan 29, struck 90 of 5,022 ducks. The remaining birds were destroyed on Feb 1.Investigators have not determined the source of the virus. They said no poultry have entered the farm recently and that no poultry or eggs have been moved from the location.Germany reported nine H5N3 outbreaks in mid through late December 2008, according to OIE reports. Most of those outbreaks involved farms near Cloppenburg, in the northwestern part of the country.Elsewhere, veterinary officials in Bangladesh reported that the H5N1 virus struck another farm in Rajshahi division in a northwestern area near the border with India, according to a report yesterday from the OIE. The disease hit 5 of 595 backyard birds; animal health workers destroyed the rest of the flock. Bangladesh has reported several outbreaks since October 2008.See also:Feb 4 OIE report on French outbreakFeb 3 OIE report on Bangladesh outbreakJan 26 CIDRAP News story “Canada confirms avian flu outbreak on turkey farm”last_img read more

Rijeka gets the first smart bus stations in Croatia

first_imgAs of today, the citizens of Rijeka and numerous tourists have at their disposal two smart bus stations that offer a number of functionalities for a more efficient and pleasant experience of using public transport.By the way, the stations represent a global technological step towards connected smart cities of the future, and in the background of the whole story is a six-month pilot project of the City of Rijeka in partnership with Ericsson Nikola Tesla, Hrvatski Telekom, Smart RI, Autotrolej and Rijeka promet.The benches are set up in two very frequent locations of Rijeka’s city traffic, near the Rijeka skyscraper in Trpimirova Street and Žabica, the stations offer a number of functionalities that are needed today by citizens and more and more tourists in public transport. What makes them unique is the combination of Ericsson’s Connected Traffic Cloud application and HT’s smart bus station concept, which complement each other and together make a completely new service for end users. Since the station is also a hotspot, passengers waiting for transport have access to the Internet through the infrastructure of Hrvatski Telekom, and thanks to solar panels that supply the station with energy and integrated solutions from other partners, they can wirelessly charge smartphones, laptops and other electronic devices for personal use i.e. gadgets. The sensor installed on smart bus stations measures temperature and humidity and thus provides valuable information on environmental parameters, and in the next phases of the project additional integration of information on cultural events and promotional offers is expected, as well as solutions concerning the safety of passengers.Rijeka is becoming Croatia’s leader in smart solutions for the city of the future, bringing it one step closer to a true European Capital of Culture in 2020. “The City of Rijeka has been developing the concept of a smart city for years, which includes designing various solutions in order to facilitate everyday life and improve the quality of life of citizens such as free internet, city cards or smart traffic lights that regulate traffic flow in the city. The concept of Rijeka as a smart city is constantly evolving, so the City of Rijeka recently founded the company Smart RI as the head of the Competence Center for Smart Cities, which consists of as many as 20 partners, including Ericsson Nikola Tesla dd and Hrvatski Telekom dd, with the aim of developing new products. for markets such as 4D intelligent infrastructure systems, energy efficiency management and planning solutions, public lighting management systems and the like. It was from this project that the cooperation regarding the installation of smart bus stations in Croatia and the launch of the mobile application presented today, projects that will surely make it easier for the citizens of Rijeka to use public transport and thus dispose of their time., said Rijeka Mayor Vojko Obersnel.This is the first such joint pilot project in Rijeka, but it is expected that the cooperation will continue with a wide network of partners, local startups and the University of Rijeka in the three-year project of the Competence Center (CEKOM) for smart cities.Rijeka Smart Station applicationIn addition to smart bus stations, the application “Smart Stations Rijeka” was presented, which enables smart use of public transport and which is available in Rijeka for the first time on mobile devices. With the help of this application, you can follow the movement of public transport buses on the map of the city of Rijeka, and find out when the bus arrives at the station where the passenger wants to board. By clicking on the bus itself, the application shows the following stops of that bus line with the time of arrival at the stations according to the timetable. Also, it is possible to get other traffic data by clicking on the location of the webcam, or by clicking on the bus station itself, where you find out which buses stop on it and at what time they come to the station. The application can be downloaded free of charge in the Google play and App Store, and it is also available via a QR code located on promotional materials and the display of two smart stations.last_img read more

CBS: Increase in tourist arrivals and overnight stays in non-commercial accommodation in 2017

first_imgIn 2017, a total of 508 thousand tourists stayed in non-commercial accommodation facilities (holiday homes and apartments) in the Republic of Croatia, with 12 million overnight stays. Compared to 2016, there were 7% more arrivals and 22% more tourist nights.In the structure of the total realized tourist arrivals, 28% are arrivals of domestic tourists, and 72% are arrivals of foreign tourists. In the structure of total overnight stays, 49% of overnight stays were realized by domestic tourists and 51% by foreign ones. On average, there were 24 nights per tourist. Domestic tourists spent an average of 41 nights, and foreign tourists 17 nights.Zadar County is the first in terms of the number of arrivals and overnight stays In non-commercial accommodation facilities, the highest number of tourist arrivals and overnight stays was recorded in Zadar County (27% of arrivals and 31% of overnight stays). They are followed by Primorje-Gorski Kotar (25% of arrivals and 29% of overnight stays) and Istria County (18% of arrivals and 15% of overnight stays). In other counties, 30% of tourist arrivals and 25% of overnight stays were recorded.The most numerous tourists from Slovenia In the structure of total overnight stays of foreign tourists staying in non-commercial accommodation facilities, most overnight stays were traditionally realized by tourists from Slovenia (46%). They are followed by tourists from Bosnia and Herzegovina (13%), Germany (10%), Serbia (7%), Austria (4%) and Italy and Hungary (3% each). Tourists from other countries realized 14% of tourist nights.CBS: non-commercial tourist traffic in 2017Related news:CBS: ARRIVALS AND NIGHTS, 2017last_img read more

In Nin agree: We are ready for the tourist season

first_imgIn September last year, Nin was hit by a natural disaster, an unprecedented flood that caused enormous material damage. The damage was great, the whole infrastructure was damaged, the road, Solana Nin, various farm buildings, the bridges connecting the old town were demolished, and there was also a great erosion of the beaches, which were practically completely destroyed. The total estimated damage has risen to over 50 million kuna, point out the city of Nin.Today, the situation has normalized after the floods, in fact, Nin is breathing with full lungs, reconstruction works are going on throughout the year. The most important question I personally asked myself after the tragedy that struck Nin was: Will Nin be ready for the upcoming tourist season?This was the most important and imperative, that Nin be ready by the next tourist season, because if that does not happen, Nin would suffer even more damage through reduced economic activity through tourism, which is the main driver and support of the whole of Nin.How important tourism is for Nin is shown by the fact that the oldest Croatian royal city is a record holder in terms of population growth during the tourist season. According to the Croatian Chamber of Commerce (Estimation of the increase in the number of consumers and the potential of food and beverage consumption in the tourist season ), the city of Nin in Zadar County, with about 3000 inhabitants due to tourists increase by almost five and a half times during the season. Thus, the number of inhabitants, according to the analysis of the Croatian Chamber of Commerce, jumps by 461 percent in August, which would mean that Nin has 16.500 inhabitants in the summer. Also, last year in Nin was a record tourist season, when over 1,3 million overnight stays were realized, mostly from Germany, Poland and the Netherlands.In the meantime, there is no need to worry about it. ”The extent of the flood in Nin is best illustrated by this aerial shot / Source: YouTube Dalibor LovricAs the mayor of Nin, Emil Ćurko, points out, the reconstruction is going according to plan and Nin is satisfied with the pace, and thanks to the quick reaction of the Government and various Ministries who gave maximum support to Nin to rebuild Nin as much as possible without interruption. economic activity through tourism which is an extremely important income to Nin. “ The natural disaster hit us hard, but also shook us a little in a positive way, regardless of all the problems we had. We were united by this tragedy, and I must commend the Government and the Ministries for their help and understanding for all the problems that came after the flood. Without the support of the State, it is certain that Nin could not be rebuilt for years with its own funds. Everything is relatively quickly agreed and defined, and we are satisfied during the renovation. Most importantly, we are ready for the tourist season, and the renovation is going according to plan. ” points out the mayor of Nin, Emil Ćurko.We have trained the city, even more, than to prepare for the tourist season. “A lot of things prevent us from working at a faster pace than everyone would like. There are simply procedures that must be followed that take a lot of time. From the preparation of various studies, tenders for the selection of contractors, the preparation of environmental studies, studies, various paperwork, etc.… which unfortunately last and some things we can not influence ” Ćurko pointed out and emphasized that a lot had really been done in a relatively short time.The natural disaster caused us a lot of mud, mud, and destroyed the beaches, but we practically renovated 90% of the beaches and that is the most important thing, says Ćurko, adding that according to the expected number of tourists, the beaches are 100% ready or will be the main tourist destination. season. “All works that will be during the season will not interfere with guests or traffic through the port, so the reconstruction will be possible in 6 and 7 months. We lost about 50.000 cubic meters of sand in the flood. A part of the Queen’s Beach was destroyed, as well as the Ždrijac Beach, which was practically 100% destroyed. As far as bridges are concerned, the tender of Hrvatske ceste for the rehabilitation of bridges is underway, so we will most likely find out the contractor by 15.06. Then we will estimate when we will start with the complete renovation, since we will study in the tourist season, we will most likely work only the upper bridge, because it is slightly dislocated from pedestrians and traffic, so part of the work will certainly be done during the season. After the start of construction and the lower bridge, everything will have to be well coordinated again, because sludge has accumulated under the bridge, which has an unpleasant smell when it is excavated, so some of this work will have to be done at the beginning of the year. concludes Ćurko and emphasizes that by next year all the works will be finished and Nin will be more beautiful than ever.In the meantime, there is no need to worry about it. ”Ždrijac Beach – renovation and arrangement after flood / Source: YouTube Dalibor LovrićMarija Dejanović from TZ Nina: There are no cancellations and we expect an even more successful tourist seasonThat Nin is ready for the tourist season is also confirmed by Marija Dejanović, director of the NZ Tourist Board, who points out that this year, regardless of everything, she expects daily tourist growth. “Of course, the wounds will remain and be visible, because these large wounds, ie the destroyed bridges, cannot be completely rebuilt so quickly. This is an issue that is quite complex because it is a matter of historic bridges and requires a whole procedure, from conservation supervision, to conduct public tenders… however, it is done to the maximum of all services and the restoration goes its course”Dejanovic points out.The city and the tourist board have set up information boards in the city to inform tourists about the natural disaster that has occurred and to know that they are in the process of reconstruction. Also, all tourist employees, especially the hosts in the family accommodation, got involved in the communication with the regular guests and sent their guests all the information about the course of the renovation. It is precisely this communication that is certainly largely due to the fact that there is no drop in reservations. “Tourists react extremely positively to information boards, ask questions, want to help, and they are not bothered by reconstruction at all or disturbed by peace. They understand the whole situation and are glad that reconstruction is being done at every step. Also, the hosts in the family accommodation regularly communicate with their guests to inform about the process, so far no one has reported a drop in reservations. Dejanovic pointed out.Sandy beaches are created by the influence of sea waves, tides and winds, and a large part of the reconstruction on Queen’s Beach was helped by nature, says Dejanović and emphasizes that the beaches will be renovated and ready for tourists. “As for the Ždrijac beach, interventions are still underway, but it will be ready by the beginning of the season. Solana Nin also suffered great damage, but got back on her feet very quickly”Concludes Dejanović and adds that this disaster cannot be survived through one season, but through a couple of seasons.Nin saltworks in full operationIn the meantime, there is no need to worry about it. ”The flood almost completely destroyed the Nin saltworks, which was the first to be hit, and more than two thirds of the harvest, worth around 1,5 million kuna, failed. Thus, the administrative building, the museum and the salt house, the salt production pools, the warehouse were flooded, and practically everything was flooded, and the total damage was in the millions. But, as they say, after the rain comes the sun, and from Solana Nin after this tragedy, they immediately decided to start the renovation and renovation, and today they proudly point out that no matter what, they are ready to welcome guests.” Last year we had multi-million damage. Our pools, museum, salt house and many products were flooded. We didn’t wait for help, but we rebuilt everything ourselves so that this season we could welcome tourists to the saltworks again and start the salt harvest. We did not receive any help, and we invested over three million kuna of our own funds. The season has already started and we hope that this year we will have more luck with the end of the tourist season, and that disasters will bypass us.”Points out Sanja Stamenić Oštrić, marketing director of Solana NinNew promenade – Romantic bridgeIn the accident and tragedy that happened to Nina, many good things happened, one of them is the new wooden bridge that was originally built to connect the old town with the coast, and will now remain as a new additional tourist product and promenade to improve the flow of tourists towards the old town. By the way, Nin, among other titles, holds the title of the most romantic destination in Europe since 2015.And the story of Nina is hard to tell in a nutshell, you first need to define where to start. Is it from the oldest Croatian royal city, the cradle of the Croatian state, the church of St. Cross, which is named as the smallest cathedral in the world, the church of St. Nikola, Solani Nin where sea salt is produced in a natural and ecological way only with sun, sea and wind, healing mud, Queen’s beach, Natura habitat, EDEN – European destinations of excellence, rare plant and animal species with 8 NATURA 2000 habitats, 5 endemic , 4 critically endangered, 1 endangered and 5 sensitive plants, I “scratched” Šokolijada samo a only on the surface of the rich history, culture and tourist stories that Nin tells. Perhaps it is best to start from the first step, and that is to come and experience Nin live. If there is one thing I can be sure of and guarantee, then it is precisely that everyone in Nin will find something that will delight them.Nin is so small, and so big, important and significant for our culture, tourism, identity… and definitely a tourist destination that has the most unique, amazing, diverse and authentic tourist stories in Croatia. I sincerely hope that through strategic and sustainable development, Nin will forever remain as it is, with soul and story. Also, I hope that in the future it will not fall under the pressure of mass tourism, but work to increase quality, not quantity, as a year-round tourist destination because it certainly can and should be.The most important news was that Nin is ready for the tourist season, to recover and to continue one of the main economic activities. Every guest who comes to Dalmatia should experience the story of Nin, because it is an excellent quality and authentic tourist product.Related news:NIN CHOCOLATE FEST AS A GREAT AUTHENTIC TOURIST STORYNIN DEVELOPS A NEW TOURIST PRODUCT – BIRDWATCHING TOURISMHOW NIN SKILLFULLY PLAYS WITH THE STRONGEST EMOTION – LOVETHE MAGIC THAT COMES AND DISAPPEARS – SAND FESTIVAL IN NINlast_img read more

Baking jam as a tourist product

first_imgIt is known that Lika, apart from potatoes and škripavac cheese, is the homeland of plums and Lika plums.On that track, on September 20, 2018, in the Lika House in the Plitvice Lakes National Park, plum jam was baked and a tasting of homemade strudels stuffed with plum filling, dumplings stuffed with homemade plums, pancakes with plum jam, buns, plum pie and Lika plum brandy with the trademark of regional quality Lika Quality.The initiative of the Plitvice Lakes National Park “Let’s preserve the old custom of picking plums and baking jam” arose from the desire to preserve the old custom of picking plums and baking jam and planning their presentation to all visitors to the Plitvice Lakes National Park. “Following the trends in gastronomy, we intend to offer our guests as many local foods as possible. We have already included a number of products with the Lika Quality label, and for some restaurants we produce bass, acid and sausages ourselves. Homemade plum jam, which will be served at breakfast, is an addition to this offer which we intend to present part of the gastronomic richness of Lika destinationSaid the director of the Plitvice Lakes National Park.Baking jam as a tourist productThe very fact that tourists stay in nature, pick plums, and participate in the process of baking jam is an experience that will not be forgotten. And when at the end of the story they try the jam they created themselves, there is a peak of enthusiasm. Of course, the same jam will be used for breakfast, and one or more jams will be taken to your home, so the story continues as well as memories and emotions about our tourist destination. Now imagine this story about baking brandy, bread, indigenous homemade egg cakes, lavender, etc.…On the other hand, by consuming domestic and organic products, we eat healthily and help, ie connect with local producers in the marketing of their products, which is in line with the sustainable development of tourism.So simple, natural and logical. We have to use local and indigenous groceries from small producers and family farms in our HoReCa channel, because that is exactly the meaning of tourism. Unfortunately, through tourism we encourage imports, instead of encouraging the development of the local economy and agriculture. We fall for lettuce, potatoes, eggs, mussels… The meaning of tourism is to increase tourist consumption and that the same consumption goes down to the local economy. The opposite is counterproductive. One question to think about: What is Split’s daily need for eggs? Week? Monthly? One hen lays about 280 eggs a year. And now imagine how many family farms and people are employed only in a chain that produces domestic eggs for the needs of tourism in Split.A broad topic and just touched the tip of the iceberg, but the message is hopefully clear. Yes it is possible, we just need to deal with the strategic and sustainable development of tourism.Here’s one great example of inspiration.last_img read more