Manchester City vs Liverpool – NEW GAME! A chance to win £5,000 for free! | Football News

first_imgSuper 6 Extra is similar to the game we all know and love, but the beauty of our Sunday special lies in needing to correctly predict the answers to six questions to scoop the jackpot. These are as follows:What will be the full-time score?What will be the half-time score?Who will score the first goal?Who will receive the first card?How many corners will be taken?Who will receive the Man of the Match award?There is, as with Super 6, a tiebreaker to split the winners if there are more than one on any occasion. This will be a possession slider; simply slide it to what you think the possession stat will be at the end of the game. It could be the difference between going away empty-handed or bagging a sweet £5,000 – choose wisely!To do just that, you need to know the ins and outs of the teams involved so here we provide some priceless pointers for your selections.Full-time score- Advertisement – Man City and Liverpool have respectively only been behind once at half-time this season, with Liverpool being locked level on four occasions at the break thus far. Around 42 per cent of matches have seen the scores level at half-time, with 29 per cent of those being 0-0.Between the two teams, they have netted 15 goals before the interval in 2020/21. Would you dare go with a stalemate between these two going into the break, considering they have the best attacking line-ups in the Premier League?First goalscorerManchester City have only scored nine goals in their six matches so far, but crucially they have scored the first goal in five of their six games. If this consistent run is to continue, then there are a fair few City players to look out for.Gabriel Jesus returned in Manchester City’s 3-0 win over Olympiakos during the week, coming off the bench to score, so the Brazilian frontman could be worth a consideration for the first goalscorer.Meanwhile, Ferran Torres has scored in three consecutive Champions League matches, and did lead the line against Sheffield United. Guardiola has mentioned he may play in that number nine position for the coming weeks, so could his form in Europe continue into the domestic campaign?PFA Player of the Year Kevin De Bruyne will be on penalties and is always in and around the edge of the area to set up or hit a sweet strike from outside the area, so he should be up there at the top of your list. Raheem Sterling will be keen to get one over on his old club as always, while new City signing Ruben Dias is already proving to be a threat from set-pieces.Mohamed Salah has already hit a hat-trick this season, coming against Leeds on the opening day. The Egypt forward did find the net first on this day, and he does have seven goals to his name in as many matches.Speaking of hat-tricks, Diogo Jota fired home exactly that against Atalanta and the debate continues to centre around whether the former Wolves man should be starting ahead of Roberto Firmino. It was his seventh goal in 10 appearances for Liverpool and he has only started five of those, with a goal coming every 70 minutes. He will be a solid shout if he earns a starting shirt.First cardIn a game where stakes are high, bookings can be in abundance too. Despite the circumstances, there were four yellow cards in this fixture last season, in which Benjamin Mendy and Kyle Walker picked up half of those.This is an area where Liverpool could get some joy, particularly with assist kings Andy Robertson and Trent Alexander-Arnold on either flank, alongside Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane. Joao Cancelo has started the last two Premier League matches at left-back, so he could be a shrewd pick for the first card.Rodri did receive eight yellow cards last term and does already have two to his name for 2020/21, so any Liverpool counter-attacks could be quickly wiped out by the Spain international, both legally and illegally. Another consideration has to be Joe Gomez, who has had his issues with Raheem Sterling in the past during this fixture. The England international was brandished seven yellow cards last campaign and could be amongst the bookings once again in this one.Total cornersCorners often throw a spanner in the works. They can be few and far between in large periods of the game, before a flurry in quick succession takes the total up to where you may need it to be. There were only six corners in this fixture last season, and it could be said that when the bigger teams collide, the matches tend to throw up less corners in more cases than not.For context, aside from this, both Manchester City and Liverpool have taken at least five corners in four of their last five Premier League matches, so these are some of the considerations before you make your all-important selection.Man of the matchKevin De Bruyne racked up 10 Man of the Match (MOTM) awards last season, bettered by no other player in the Premier League. Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane tallied 16 MOTM awards between them, nine and seven respectively. If either side are to come away from this blockbuster with three points, then these three players could be worthy picks.Simply type in ‘MC LIV’ to view the players who top the Power Rankings from both sides.Keep an eye out for the team sheets, which will be with you from around 3:30pm on Sunday. Depending whether the game is tight and clean sheets could be kept, the defenders or goalkeepers could take home the MOTM award alongside a pivotal victory for their side.Tiebreaker – possessionManchester City have averaged 65.3 per cent possession in their home matches, while Liverpool have had 63.1 per cent of possession on their travels this season. All signs point towards a closely-fought contest both in possession and out of possession, so I would not drift too far away from 55 per cent in favour of either side.Just one match, and six questions, stands in your way of landing the £5,000 jackpot. Do not miss your free chance to play and enter your predictions before the 4.30pm deadline on Sunday! You can win £5,000 for free with Super 6 Extra by predicting what will happen when Manchester City welcome Liverpool in a blockbuster Super Sunday clash.The Premier League champions meet the former champions in one of the biggest games of the season – and you could enhance your viewing experience by winning £5,000 with our new free-to-play game.- Advertisement – – Advertisement – Both sides come into this contest in very differing positions. The visitors and Premier League champions Liverpool top the table despite the absence of Virgil van Dijk. They have had to come from behind in both of their recent league matches with West Ham and Sheffield United at Anfield but did do so successfully, earning back-to-back 2-1 victories. Jurgen Klopp’s side have only kept one clean sheet this season and have failed to do so in their last five outings.Manchester City sit midtable after an inconsistent start. That said, Pep Guardiola’s team are unbeaten in their last four, with 1-0 wins over Sheffield United and Arsenal either side of 1-1 draws with West Ham and Leeds. City do have a game in hand which could take them as high as fourth, but victory against Liverpool here certainly closes that gap at the top and sends a statement to the rest of the league.Guardiola does know what it is like to record three points against Liverpool at the Etihad, with Manchester City beating Liverpool at home in the last three meetings in the Premier League. A 5-0 win in 2017 was followed by a 2-1 victory in 2019. Liverpool did have the Premier League title wrapped up by the time these two last collided, yet nonetheless, City ran out 4-0 winners. Who will you side with?Half-time score- Advertisement –last_img read more

The Masters: Bryson DeChambeau not considering himself the favourite at Augusta | Golf News

first_img“I don’t know how it’s going to play out, but I’m going to give it my all and, if I don’t play well, if I miss the cut, I’m still going to be gracious and walk off and say ‘you know what, I’ve still had a great year and I’m going to try and come back better next year’.”DeChambeau appeared to rule out the prospect of carrying two drivers in his bag this week, even with no apparent need for mid-to-long irons for a player who reached the par-five 13th with a drive and a pitching wedge, although he is fully aware of the necessity of chipping and putting well at the Masters.“Every day I’m trying to get faster and stronger and I’m trying to hit it as far as possible,” he added. “I have no idea where the end game is on this. I am hitting it further now than I was at the US Open, and I’m trying a driver this week that may help me hit it even a little bit further, so we’ll see. US Open champion Bryson DeChambeau believes the absence of patrons will enable him to attack Augusta National but concedes his short game will need to be at its best. 2:30 – Advertisement – US Open champion Bryson DeChambeau believes the absence of patrons will enable him to attack Augusta National but concedes his short game will need to be at its best. Bryson DeChambeau might be the favourite with the bookmakers but will consider himself an underdog ahead of The Masters this week.DeChambeau is continuing to produce astounding distance figures that have prompted many observers to predict another major victory for the US Open champion, although he insisted that a sharp short-game will be a more important asset at Augusta National.He hinted that he could put a new 48-inch driver into play after initial testing proved “promising”, but he is not getting ahead of himself as he considers the prospect of being measured for a Green Jacket on Sunday evening – a jacket that would have been significantly smaller last April! 1:17 Bryson DeChambeau could deliver a game-changing performance if he is successful at the Masters this week, says Golf Channel’s Brandel Chamblee. – Advertisement – Live From The Masters November 11, 2020, 7:00pmLive on Bryson DeChambeau: “The attention I’ve gained has been awesome. I love it, I think it’s fun. But I’ve got to set myself back and realise anybody can win this week. You have plenty of unbelievable players that can beat you, and it doesn’t mean that I’m going to win” By Keith JacksonLast Updated: 10/11/20 5:01pmcenter_img DeChambeau played a practice round with defending champion Tiger Woods DeChambeau played a practice round with defending champion Tiger Woods

Rascal Flatts Member Gets COVID-19 Before CMA Awards 2020

first_imgThe “Bless the Broken Road” singers added, “Some of our favorite moments have happened on the CMA Awards stage, and we cannot wait to return!”Rascal Flatts Member Tests Positive for COVID-19 and Band Cancels CMA Awards 2020 PerformanceJoe Don Rooney, Gary LeVox and Jay DeMarcus of Rascal Flatts in concert at The Coral Sky Amphitheatre in West Palm Beach on July 21, 2018. Larry Marano/ShutterstockLead singer LeVox, 50, bassist DeMarcus, 49, and lead guitarist Rooney, 45, did not reveal which one of them tested positive.Rascal Flatts were one of five acts who were forced to pull out of Wednesday’s show due to the virus. Lee Brice, who was supposed to perform “I Hope You’re Happy Now” with Carly Pearce, was the first to announce his diagnosis. Charles Kelley of Lady A stepped in to replace Brice, 41, and pretaped the duet with Pearce, 30, before his band also had to drop out of the CMAs over a coronavirus-positive family member. Florida Georgia Line, meanwhile, canceled their performance of “Long Live” after Tyler Hubbard’s test results came back, while Jenee Fleenor was unable to participate in the Charlie Daniels tribute after she contracted the virus.- Advertisement – – Advertisement – On the mend. Rascal Flatts were forced to cancel their scheduled performance at the 2020 CMA Awards on Wednesday, November 11, after a member of the band contracted the novel coronavirus.“Hey Y’all, we wanted to let you guys know that we have received a positive COVID test within the band,” Gary LeVox, Jay DeMarcus and Joe Don Rooney announced via Instagram shortly after the 54th annual ceremony kicked off at Music City Center in Nashville. “As much as we were looking forward to performing at the CMA Awards tonight, we will no longer be attending in the interest of everyone’s safety.”- Advertisement – Given the constantly evolving nature of COVID-19, Us Weekly wants our readers to have access to the most accurate resources. For the most up-to-date coronavirus information, guidance, and support, consult the CDC, WHO, and information from local public health officials. If you’re experiencing coronavirus symptoms, call your primary care provider for medical advice. Reba McEntire and Darius Rucker hosted this year’s CMA Awards with a live audience, becoming one of the first ceremonies to do so since the pandemic began in March. Only the nominees, performers and their families were invited to attend, and their tables were spaced six feet apart throughout the venue.“As safety is our top priority, we have worked tirelessly over the past several months to fully transform Music City Center into a breathtaking setup that resembles the very first ‘CMA Awards Banquet and Show’ from 1967 and ensures our nominees, performers and their guests a fully safe and physically distant environment,” executive producer Robert Deaton said in a statement leading up to the big night. “We are honored, in this very challenging time, to help provide an escape and deliver a live awards show experience unlike any other this year.”Miranda Lambert was the most-nominated artist of the night with seven nominations in categories such as Entertainer of the Year and Album of the Year. Maren Morris took home three awards, the most of the evening, including Female Vocalist of the Year.- Advertisement –last_img read more

Disneyland still closed in California, dragging on Disney earnings

first_imgThe other 50% included the greater Orange County area as well as Los Angeles, where Universal Studios is located, and day trips to San Diego.Without the tourism boost from Disney’s parks, Karmel Shuttle Service’s revenue is down more than 95%, Afram said.As it stands, theme parks in California will remain shuttered well into 2021, as state guidelines prohibit reopening until coronavirus cases in counties fall below one per 100,000 — a target that will be difficult to achieve as cases soar throughout the country. This prolonged closure will be a massive drag on Disney’s earnings for quarters to come and exacerbate the financial difficulties that local businesses are facing during the pandemic.Thousands of jobs at risk- Advertisement – While Disney has been able to reopen in Florida, Shanghai, Japan and Hong Kong with limited capacity, its Paris theme park was closed in late October amid a resurgance of Covid-19 cases and will not reopen until 2021.With its California parks unable to open, Disney laid off 28,000 workers across its parks, experiences and consumer products division in September. Then earlier this week, the company announced additional workers at its California theme parks, including executive, salaried and hourly employees, will face furloughs. Disney didn’t disclose the number of impacted workers.“In 2020, Disney was forced into damage limitation mode and their Covid hangover looks set to linger with businesses such as their theme parks not expected to get back to full swing for 12 months,” said Joe McCormack, a senior analyst at Third Bridge research firm.Florida as a modelBill Coan, president and CEO of ITEC Entertainment, said the California reopening guidelines are “overly aggressive.” Coan, a theme park attractions developer and a former Walt Disney Imagineer, said Disney’s Florida reopening is a template for what could happen in California. So far, there have been no indications that the parks in Orlando have been responsible for any coronavirus outbreaks, he said.Even with limited attendance, demand is rising, Coan said. While there are fewer international guests and guests from out of state, folks who are able to drive to the parks are doing so in droves.“They may not stay for seven days, but they are coming in and going to the park and demonstrating that it can work,” he said.Republican State Senator Patricia Bates, who represents southern Orange and North San Diego counties, visited Disneyland a few weeks ago and told CNBC that she was “really quite impressed” with the safety measures that the company has put in place at the parks. She also visited Downtown Disney and witnessed guests adhering to Disney’s social distancing guidelines while shopping and dining.Bates worked at Disneyland during her time at Occidental College in Los Angeles and believes that the parks should be able to open sooner than the current state guidelines would permit.“Opening them up is vital to the local communities,” she said, explaining how small businesses in the surrounding counties rely on the tourism generated by Disneyland and other parks in the area.Not to mention, the majority of the workers who were laid off two months ago, live in those local counties. Before the pandemic Michael Afram’s transportation company was averaging 450 to 500 rides a day in the area between Los Angeles and San Diego. A hefty percentage of Karmel Shuttle Service’s destinations were Disneyland, Universal Studios and SeaWorld San Diego.With theme parks in California shuttered and air travel demand at a fraction of what it was in 2019, Afram’s business only had 140 transports for the whole month of October.Around 50% of Afram’s business was in the Anaheim resort area where Disney’s two California parks and its Downtown Disney shopping center is located. His shuttle company traveled to local airports, hotels, theme parks, restaurants and other local tourist destinations in the area.- Advertisement – “Many of our hard working residents will be struggling and that is something that Californians cannot afford,” said Quirk-Silva. Andrea Zinder, president of UFCW 324, the labor union that represents all of the retail employees at Disney’s two parks and at Downtown Disney, said members are eager to return to work. Many were recalled to work at the shops at Downtown Disney and at Buena Vista Street, a restaurant and retail area within one of Disney’s parks. But others are still waiting. “We would like to see the state allow Disney to reopen with reduced capacity once Orange County is in the ‘orange’ tier,” Zinder said. “Disney has implemented many safety protocols over and above those required by the state and is also offering regular testing to all employees.”The orange tier in California is when there are between one and 3.9 cases per 100,000 residents. This is the category that theme parks had hoped the state would use to permit them to reopen.The worry is that while big companies like Disney will be able to weather the pandemic — leaning on revenue from other parts of its business like streaming, consumer products and advertising — smaller businesses won’t be around when the storm ebbs.“[Big theme parks] have deep pockets, which make them very sustainable, but my pockets are just the pockets I have in my pants,” Afram said.Disclosure: Comcast is the parent company of NBCUniversal and CNBC. Brittany Losey takes a picture with her daughter Madison Losey, 7, outside the entrance to Disneyland at the Disneyland Resort is closed in Anaheim, CA, on Thursday, October 22, 2020.MediaNews Group/Orange County Register via Getty Images | MediaNews Group | Getty Images Currently Orange County, where Disneyland’s two California parks and Knott’s Berry Farm are located, is seeing 5.6 cases per 100,000 people. Los Angeles County, where Universal Studios is located, is seeing 11.5 cases per 100,000 residents.“It’s completely unattainable right now,” Afram said. “I’m not sure how and why Disney as a corporation is able to follow protocols, set up procedures and guidelines and open up in Orlando and Paris and Shanghai and Tokyo, but in Anaheim for whatever reason they can’t do the same.” California Gov. Gavin Newsom has raised concerns over the number of people who typically frequent theme parks, the duration of the time they spend there and the possibility that transmission rates could rise if the parks are reopened. Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva, a Democrat, who represents the 65th California Assembly District, which includes northern Orange County, wants to strike a better balance. “I believe that the guidelines set forth by Governor Newsom were released with the right framework and message of prioritizing public health and safety for both theme park employees and guests.” she said.“However, as we have seen the economic impact this pandemic has had on all business sectors, we can acknowledge that public health and economics are not exclusive from each other,” she said. “I have voiced my concerns about the state’s guidelines having a significantly negative impact on thousands of jobs, small business, and ultimately billions in revenue for California. I would urge the Governor and his administration to review the numbers and encourage them to update the guidelines for our theme parks.”Last year, Disney’s parks, experiences and consumer products segment was its fastest-growing profit driver. Since the outbreak began, Disney has been hemorrhaging cash. In the second quarter, the company reported a loss of $1 billion in operating income due to the closures of its parks, hotels and cruise lines. In the third quarter, the company reported a steeper loss of $3.5 billion. It is set to report its fourth-quarter results Thursday.The coronavirus pandemic has caused many headaches for Disney. The company has faced movie theater closures, film and TV production shutdowns, docked cruise ships and the suspension of most live sporting events. But the blow to theme parks has been huge. – Advertisement – – Advertisement – A couple waits in line to enter Downtown Disney in Anaheim, California on July 9, 2020, the first day the outdoor shopping and dining complex has been open to the public. (Photo by Robyn Beck / AFP) (Photo by ROBYN BECK/AFP via Getty Images)ROBYN BECKlast_img read more

The Masters: Top shots from day two of 2020 contest at Augusta | Golf News

first_img Justin Thomas, Dustin Johnson, Abraham Ancer and Cameron Smith sit in a four-way share of the lead at The Masters. Watch the conclusion of the second round live on Saturday from 12.30pm on Sky Sports The Masters By Sky Sports GolfLast Updated: 13/11/20 11:30pm – Advertisement – Click on the video above to look back at the top shots from day two! Watch The Masters throughout the weekend live on Sky Sports. Live coverage continues on Saturday with the conclusion of the second round live from 12.30pm on Sky Sports The Masters! – Advertisement – Take a look at the best shots from the second day of The 84th Masters at Augusta National Amateur John Augenstein holed-out from the sand for an unlikely eagle and Sungjae Im pitched in from off the green during his second round, while Lee Westwood and Tommy Fleetwood also featuring in Friday’s shots of the day. Take a look at the best shots from the second day of The 84th Masters at Augusta National Justin Thomas, Jon Rahm, Phil Mickelson and Bryson DeChambeau all featured in the top shots from an eventful second day at The Masters.Thomas was one of four players tied for the lead when play was suspended due to fading light, with a stunning tee shot into the par-three 16th setting up one of four consecutive birdies in his second-round 69 at Augusta National.Dustin Johnson and Abraham Ancer also sit on nine under at the halfway stage alongside Australia’s Cameron Smith, who went inches away from an albatross after an incredible approach into the par-five 15th. Rory McIlroy and Dustin Johnson played alongside Patrick Cantlay for the first two rounds Rory McIlroy and Dustin Johnson played alongside Patrick Cantlay for the first two rounds

Hurricane Iota: Giant wave smashes into San Andrés shore

first_img– Advertisement – Massive waves have been filmed hitting the shores of the Colombian island San Andrés in the Caribbean.- Advertisement – Hurricane Iota comes just two weeks after another devastating storm, Eta, hit the Caribbean and travelled further into Central America.Iota is the strongest Atlantic hurricane of the year and only the second November hurricane to reach category five – the last was in 1932.last_img

Avian flu outbreaks increasing in Vietnam

first_imgJan 12, 2005 (CIDRAP News) – The number of avian influenza outbreaks among poultry in Vietnam has been growing quickly, according to reports from the region.The Vietnam Veterinary Department said outbreaks had been reported in 20 communes and 15 districts of seven cities and provinces, primarily in southern Vietnam, by Jan 9, according to a Voice of Vietnam news story posted online on that date.By yesterday, the same veterinary agency reported 54 outbreaks among poultry in 51 communes from 29 districts and 9 provinces between Jan 1 and 10, according to a story by the Vietnam News Agency (VNA). The provinces involved remain predominantly southern, mostly in the Mekong Delta.In addition, the number of culled poultry continues to climb. More than 103,000 infected poultry had been culled in the recent outbreaks, said a VNA report yesterday. Today the Bloomberg news service quoted authorities as saying that more than 114,000 birds had died or been culled since early December. More than 1,900 chickens and 1,500 ducks were culled yesterday alone in three Mekong Delta provinces, according to a Saigon Times Daily report cited by Bloomberg.The reports of spreading poultry outbreaks follow three human deaths attributed to H5N1 avian flu in the past 2 weeks and come amid reports of more suspected human cases. An 18-year-old woman from the southern province of Hau Giang who died Jan 10 is thought to be a victim of avian flu, according to reports yesterday from Agence France-Presse and other media outlets. Confirmatory tests are pending.A hospital director in Can Tho city said the 18-year-old had killed an infected chicken but did not eat it.In addition, the Chinese news agency Xinhua reported today that about 15 Vietnamese have been hospitalized with suspected cases of avian flu in recent weeks. The report included the four recent deaths in that total. The story said the newest suspected case is in a 35-year-old woman from the southern province of Tra Vinh who was hospitalized yesterday, 2 weeks after she killed and ate a sick chicken.last_img read more

Postexposure shot and antibiotics make best anthrax defense

first_img Immunization with the existing anthrax vaccine requires six shots over a period of 18 months. The researchers estimated that postexposure vaccination would be half as effective as the full six-shot series. Based on existing evidence, they assumed that appropriate antibiotic treatment would prevent disease in 80% of exposed people. They also assumed that 4% of people would have minor adverse reactions to the vaccine and that fewer than 1% would have moderate or severe reactions. Given the assumed anthrax-exposure risks and the risk of vaccine side effects, mass preemptive vaccination is not significantly more effective than no vaccination, according to the model. Preemptive vaccination would cost $163 per person, or $815 million for a city of 5 million, the report says. “The savings associated with preventing cases of inhalational anthrax offset the cost of using both vaccination and antibiotics,” states the report in today’s issue of Annals of Internal Medicine. The problem of defending civilians against an anthrax release became more than theoretical in 2001, when the anthrax mailings to senators’ offices and media outlets killed five people and caused 17 more to get sick. More than 10,000 people who might have been exposed to anthrax during the episode were advised to take antibiotics. A nonstrategy—no preventive measures before or after attack—was found to be the most expensive approach. “Costs were higher without vaccination or antibiotic prophylaxis because of the high cost of treating inhalational anthrax,” the article says. Also, postexposure vaccination alone was less effective than postexposure antibiotic treatment alone. The combination of postexposure vaccination and antibiotics is better than postexposure vaccination alone and also better than preemptive (pre-event) vaccination of the whole population, according to the analysis by Robert A. Fowler, MD, MS, of the University of Toronto and colleagues from Duke University and Stanford University. In an editorial accompanying the article, Vanderbilt University mathematician Glenn F. Webb, PhD, says the study is an excellent analysis of the policy issues for one city. But he says the authors “may underestimate the incalculable societal impact of such an attack,” and he wonders if panic and chaos would erupt in that situation. However, pre-event vaccination could pay off if each person’s risk of anthrax exposure were higher than the 1-in-1,000 assumed in the model. “[Preemptive] vaccination provides net benefit when the probability of clinically significant exposure reaches about 1 in 200,” which would be true if the risk of attack were still 1% per year but the individual risk of exposure during an attack were 50% in stead of 10%. Pre-event vaccination could also be the better approach if the distribution of antibiotics after an attack were delayed.center_img Apr 19, 2005 (CIDRAP News) – Giving people an anthrax shot and antibiotic treatment in the wake of an attack is probably the most cost-effective response to the threat of an anthrax assault on an American city, according to a new study. Fowler and colleagues developed a computer model based on assumptions about the risk of an anthrax attack on a US city of 5 million and data on the costs, effectiveness, and side effects of anthrax vaccine and antibiotics. They assumed that the risk of a large-scale release of aerosolized anthrax is 1% per year and that 10% of the population would contract inhalational anthrax, which is nearly always fatal if not treated. The model showed that the vaccine-and-antibiotics approach would prevent more illness cases, save more lives, and cost less than postexposure vaccination alone would. The savings amounted to 0.33 life-year and $355 per person, according to the report. Webb also says the analysis ignores the dominant role of the federal government in determining policy concerning bioterrorism preparedness, particularly given the limited supply of anthrax vaccine. At the current perceived level of risk of an anthrax attack, mass vaccination of the US population is unwarranted, he writes. But if the risk increased sharply, “preattack mass vaccination of the entire U.S. population may be the most rational strategy to prepare for a large-scale anthrax attack,” he asserts. Webb GF. Being prepared: modeling the response to an anthrax attack. Ann Intern Med 2005;142(8):667-8 Fowler RA, Sanders GD, Bravata DM, et al. Cost-effectiveness of defending against bioterrorism: a comparison of vaccination and antibiotic prophylaxis against anthrax. Ann Intern Med 2005;142(8):601-10 [Abstract]last_img read more

The HoReCa Adria fair has started in Opatija

first_imgU Opatiji u četvrtak započeo je jedan od najvažnijih sajamova namijenjen turističkom sektoru HoReCa Adria, koji s izlagačkim programom izlazi ususret potrebama opremanja i podizanja kvalitete u hotelima, restoranima i obiteljskom smještaju.Specijalizirani sajam HoReCa Adria ove godine bilježi svoje treće izdanje te u ključnom terminu nakon sezone u Opatiji spaja turistički sektor Kvarnera i Istre, kao i cijele Hrvatske, s vodećim dobavljačima koji ovdje prezentiraju atraktivan izlagački program. Na sajmu nastupa više od 70 izlagača iz Hrvatske i Europe čija ponuda obuhvaća ponajbolje brendove u segmentu profesionalne opreme, sitnog inventara, usluga i tehnologija za hotele, restorane i ugostiteljske objekte. Velik broj najnovijih proizvoda premijerno se predstavlja hrvatskom tržištu, a pomnim odabirom izlagača i kroz tzv. boutique koncept manjeg sajma, naglasak je stavljen prvenstveno na kvalitetu.Na sajmu se mogu pronaći profesionalna oprema za kuhinje, sitan inventar, stolno posuđe, dekori, zavjese, tende i usluge uređenja interijera, namještaj, oprema za hotelske sobe, samoposlužne praonice, sustavi za profesionalno pranje i održavanje rublja, ambalaža, hotelska kozmetika, software, tekstil. Velik broj izlagača i ove je godine odlučio sajam HoReCa Adria iskoristiti za premijere novih proizvoda u svojoj ponudi, pa se upravo u Opatiji mogu vidjeti brojne novosti za sezonu 2018.U sklopu sajma održavaju se i odlična predavanja, koja su ove godine posvećena digitalnom marketingu. Riječi će biti o tome kako će se GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation – Opća uredba EU o zaštiti osobnih podataka) odraziti na poslovanje u turizmu, oglašavanju turističkih objekata na Facebooku, te booking portalima i trendovima u 2018. godini. Posebno je zanimljivo predavanje koje će na temu “Kako privući Google-ovu pažnju” održati jedan od najpoznatijih hrvatskih Google trenera, Miroslav Varga.last_img read more

New flights from France are introduced

first_imgDuring 2017, Croatia saw an increase of 9 percent in French arrivals, as well as 5 percent more overnight stays, and the introduction of new flights from France will certainly contribute to even greater growth next year, because transport connections are the first prerequisite for development and growth.The Director of the CNTB Head Office, Kristjan Staničić, is currently in France for the International Nautical Fair, which is being held in Paris from 2 to 10 December, and as part of the fair he held a meeting with representatives of Volotea and Germania. Director of International Airline Development Volotea, Ed Frairt said Volotea in 2018 will have 300 lines connecting 78 European cities in 13 states. From the Germania airline, which this year introduced a regular route from Toulouse to Dubrovnik, and from which they are also announcing new routes from France to Croatia.”Volotea is the fastest growing airline in the French market, for which Croatia is one of the key destinations, and this is shown by the increase in seats compared to Croatian destinations by as much as 44 percent in 2018. More specifically, there are as many as six new airlines, while two new airlines will be opened from France in 2018, on the route Nice-Split and Nantes-Pula, which will connect this Croatian city with France for the first time, organized by the airline. Volotea”, Said director Staničić, adding that they also discussed potentials in the coming years and the opening of new lines to Rijeka, Pula, Zadar and / or Zagreb, both from France and from other European bases.Positive trends for Croatia in the French market were also confirmed by Olivier Albahary, General Manager Globasialora, a world leader in online boat rental. As Albahary said, in the offer of some specialized organizers, Croatia is rated as one of the most attractive and best-selling nautical destinations, ahead of destinations such as France, Italy or Greece. Representatives are also announcing great interest in Croatia and further expansion of production Thalasso Numero1 and OVoyages, the most important French tour operator specializing in wellness tourism, which are announcing their arrival in Croatia next year.During 2017, there were more than 540.000 French arrivals in Croatia, which is an increase of 9 percent and a record 2,1 million overnight stays, which is an increase of 5 percent compared to last year. There have also been significant increases in selective forms of tourism, which significantly contribute to increased tourist spending. Thus, for example, in the nautical charter segment in 2017, the number of French tourist arrivals increased by 11 percent, ie 6 percent more overnight stays. A significant increase was achieved in the pre- and post-season periods and in regions where the French have not been present in large numbers, which primarily refers to the continental counties and Zagreb, which definitely imposes itself on the French market as an unavoidable city break and European cultural metropolis.

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