Imani Lansiquot on cultural change, inspiring black athletes and interviewing Ebony Rainford-Brent | Athletics News

first_img Ebony Rainford-Brent reveals to Imani Lansiquot what she would change if she was aged 22 again! Heroic EbonyI had the pleasure of speaking with Ebony Rainford-Brent. Not only was it a huge honour to talk to one of my sporting heroes, but it was so eye-opening to gain greater insight into her story.I was taken aback by her determination, grit and ambition, and it was made even more empowering to find out that we came from similar south London backgrounds with Caribbean heritage.Ebony has experienced so many situations where she has had to be “the first” for women and black women in the world of cricket.Despite this, she seemed unfazed and took it all in her stride.She had a goal and wouldn’t let anything get in her way, and it never came into question where she was from, or the colour of her skin, and she let her performances do all the talking!Black History MonthKeep across all our features, news stories and video content on Sky Sports News and our Sky Sports platforms. Check out all our Black History Month content here Imani Lansiquot reflects on a “harrowing” year, the reawakening of the Black Lives Matter movement, interviewing Ebony Rainford-Brent and her dreams of helping to end “ingrained racism within our culture” By Mark AshendenLast Updated: 04/11/20 11:22pm Imani reveals how cricket has been inspirational in her family, while Ebony Rainford-Brent admits her passions for shot put! Evoking a change to culture requires consistent action and conversation over a long period of time. It requires a commitment to understand a topic that has no immediate solution or repair. It means turning conversations about negative experiences or ideologies into positive actionable goals.There is a rich history of black sporting icons being pioneers of “culture change”. From Mohammed Ali to Serena Williams, Lewis Hamilton to Ebony Rainford-Brent, we have seen time and time again how sport can greatly impact the conversation around racism.Alongside this, sport plays such a huge role in one of my favourite quotes: “if you can see it, you can be it”.From first-hand experience, seeing somebody who looks like you breaking boundaries and gaining success opens endless doors for young people who may not have believed they could. It actively changes the culture by influencing the next generation to aspire for more.I will feel accomplished in my sporting career if I can say that I played a part in changing the culture and continuing the conversations. – Advertisement – Ebony Rainford-Brent tells Imani Lansiquot you need to be brave to follow your heart and overcome fear to succeed Of course, medals and fast times will play a paramount role in my legacy, but what is also very close to my heart is ensuring that I am showing the next young black boy or girl coming up that the possibilities are endless and that their potential exists and matters.This Black History Month, of course, it is a time to celebrate positive black icons and understand that they play an integral role within the tapestry of all of our histories.But we should also understand that the culture-change doesn’t stop here. It is a long-term commitment to breaking the wheel, continuously educating ourselves and inspiring the younger versions of ourselves to know better and do better, no matter where you are from.How can we make real change?I am an avid believer that culture change has to start with the individual. We cannot wish for big changes in equality and diversity if we, as individuals, have not checked our own level of understanding.This starts with educating ourselves better on the contributions of black British history to our nation’s history as a whole.It is about understanding that this contribution is woven into our healthcare, our popular culture, our sports, our enterprise and so many other industries and not limiting this acknowledgement to just October.In the workplace, it is about recognising that diversity in the workplace goes beyond a “tick-box” exercise, but instead enriches and develops the future by bringing different backgrounds and opinions to the table. 2:16 Ebony Rainford-Brent reveals to Imani Lansiquot what she would change if she was aged 22 again! – Advertisement – Sport inspires unity, says Ebony Rainford-Brent who opens up to Imani Lansiquot on fighting for diversity and equality With Black History Month drawing to a close, British sprinter Imani Lansiquot is demanding more positive action that goes beyond hashtags as she dreams of medals on the track and inspiring cultural change off it.The 22-year-old Sky Sports Scholar opens her heart on the Black Lives Matter movement, inspiring and educating the next generation and how interviewing cricket legend and broadcaster Ebony Rainford-Brent has given her a big lift…The year 2020 has been an eye-opener to say the very least. A harsh light was shone onto current social affairs that both unified and divided parts of the country and forced us all to ask uncomfortably important questions that felt defining for the future.The reawakening of the Black Lives Matter movement this year was probably one of the most emotionally harrowing times I have ever had as a young black woman in the UK.The movement forced us all to face the reminder that while it may feel we have come a long way, we still have so far to go in terms of changing a culture and putting a stop to ingrained racism within our culture.In this, I feel it is so important for us all to remember that changing a culture goes beyond that ‘flash in the pan’ moment.It goes beyond posting a hashtag or black square on your social media account. It even goes beyond October’s Black History Month.center_img Sport inspires unity, says Ebony Rainford-Brent who opens up to Imani Lansiquot on fighting for diversity and equality 2:02 Ebony Rainford-Brent tells Imani Lansiquot you need to be brave to follow your heart and overcome fear to succeed 1:35 Imani reveals how cricket has been inspirational in her family, while Ebony Rainford-Brent admits her passions for shot put! – Advertisement – 2:09 – Advertisement –last_img read more

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United Airlines boosts Thanksgiving schedule: Busiest since March

first_imgStill, airline schedules and travel are down sharply compared with last year as coronavirus cases surge to record highs. So far this quarter, the Transportation Security Administration screened 32 million people at U.S. airports, down from more than 90 million over the same period last year.The coronavirus pandemic has turned the airline industry on its head: Executives are grappling with not only sharply lower revenue but demand that’s concentrated among price-sensitive vacationers traveling domestically. Customers also are waiting longer to book their flights, a sign they are holding out to see how the virus impacts travel.About half of United’s customers will likely book Thanksgiving flights less than a month before departure, the carrier said, up from about 40% of last-minute bookings in 2019.- Advertisement – A United Airlines airplane takes off at San Francisco International Airport.Gary Hershorn | Corbis News | Getty Images JetBlue Airways said last week it will add 25 nonstop flights between Nov. 20 and Nov. 30 from the New York City area to Florida, Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic and Haiti.“As we head toward the holidays, we’re seeing signs of strong demand in certain markets,” said Scott Laurence, JetBlue’s head of revenue and planning. United Airlines said Monday it plans to boost its schedule during Thanksgiving week, expecting the busiest week since large swaths of the economy shut down at the start of the coronavirus pandemic in March.The Chicago-based airline said it is adding 1,400 flights to its schedule, a more than 9% increase during the week of Nov. 23 and is planning to “swap in larger aircraft when needed to accommodate last-minute demand.”Airline stocks surged Monday after Pfizer and BioNTech reported positive results from their late-stage Covid-19 vaccine trial.- Advertisement –center_img – Advertisement – – Advertisement –last_img read more

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Biden campaign staffer slams Facebook for ‘shredding the fabric of our democracy’

first_imgA Biden campaign staffer publicly condemned Facebook over its handling of the election aftermath late Monday, claiming it is “shredding the fabric of our democracy.”Bill Russo, deputy communications director for the Biden campaign, sent out a series of tweets criticizing Facebook’s handling of misinformation and calls for violence related to the election. Russo specifically called out Facebook’s handling of posts by Steve Bannon, a former advisor to President Donald Trump, and the news outlet Bannon previously ran, Breitbart.- Advertisement – – Advertisement – Facebook Chairman and CEO Mark Zuckerberg testifies at a House Financial Services Committee hearing in Washington, U.S., October 23, 2019.Erin Scott | Reuters The criticism could be an early indication of President-elect Joe Biden’s approach to the social media platform and potentially the tech industry at-large. Biden has given few hints about how he would handle the laundry list of concerns around the tech industry, which span from content moderation to antitrust issues.But the sparse comments he has given so far do not bode well for the tech industry and specifically for Facebook.“No, I’ve never been a fan of Facebook, as you probably know,” he told the New York Times Editorial Board, according to a transcript published in January. “I’ve never been a big Zuckerberg fan. I think he’s a real problem.”- Advertisement –center_img Biden also told the Times he believed Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, which protects tech platforms from being held liable for their users’ posts, should be “revoked.” That’s a far bolder stance than most lawmakers on ether side of the aisle have stated, given that the law also allows platforms to take down objectionable posts, like those promoting violence or harassment.Facebook banned a network of pages linked to Bannon on Monday for “artificially boost[ing]” the number of people who would get to see their posts on the platform. A group originally called “Stop the Steal,” which amplified Trump’s baseless claims about election fraud, was among the pages Facebook found to have violated its policies and removed. A Bannon spokesperson did not provide comment on the removals Monday.But according to Russo, the action was too little too late. The group had already exposed thousands of users to the baseless theories and several more popped up after its removal, according to Russo.Facebook did not immediately respond to a request for comment.Russo also criticized Facebook for maintaining Bannon’s page on its platform after Bannon called for the beheading of government infectious diseases-expert Dr. Anthony Fauci and Federal Bureau of Investigation Director Christopher Wray in a podcast. Twitter suspended the podcast from its platform and Google-owned YouTube also took down the episode.After Bannon released the episode, his lawyers defending him on charges that he defrauded donors to a nonprofit sought to be released from his case.Russo contrasted Facebook’s approach to election misinformation with Twitter’s, which has more aggressive policies for labeling potentially misleading information. He claimed while Twitter prevented election misinformation from Trump from being spread widely, “Facebook continued to actively promote the posts in feeds.”Russo said in a tweet that the campaign had “pleaded with Facebook for over a year to be serious about these problems. They have not.”The messages signal Facebook is likely to face continued scrutiny under the Biden administration. The company has been under investigation by the Federal Trade Commission and a coalition of states over antitrust concerns for well over a year. The federal agency could bring charges against Facebook as soon as this month, according to Politico.Subscribe to CNBC on YouTube.WATCH: Here’s why some experts are calling for a breakup of Big Tech after the House antitrust report – Advertisement –last_img read more

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Fifty up for Harry Cobden at Huntingdon | Racing News

first_img– Advertisement – “I always try and aim to ride 50 winners by January – so to get 50 by November is pretty good,” said the 22-year-old.“I’m just looking forward to the rest of the season. Hopefully I can stay in one piece and keep on rolling.“If we get March out of the way and I’m still there then it will be all guns blazing.- Advertisement – “He enjoys a flat track, and all of his wins have come on them. I’d like to think the better the race, the faster they go, the more he will relax.”Master Tommytucker (4-5) got his chequered career over fences back on track – to get the ball rolling for both Cobden and Nicholls in the Download The tote App Intermediate Chase.Having fallen in three of his previous five starts over fences, the lightly-raced nine-year-old put in an immaculate display of jumping to defeat his sole rival Precious Cargo by 12 lengths.Derham said: “He didn’t have to have too much of a hard race there, which was nice. There is no doubt the engine is there – it was just a case of getting rid of those jumping errors.“He will go to Haydock now, because there is a two-and-a-half-mile graduation chase there on Betfair Chase day, and it is worth quite a bit. “Having had to come to terms with the loss of Namib Dancer after his fall earlier in the card, trainer Emma Lavelle had her spirits lifted after Dollnamix struck at the 15th attempt in division two of the Download The tote App Handicap Hurdle.Speaking away from the track, she said: “It is just the ups and downs of racing for you. Neither the horse or owners deserved that.“I think Namib Dancer had a heart attack. He was doing everything right, then three or four strides before the hurdle (jockey) Aidan (Coleman) said he knew what was coming.”On her 100-30 winner, Lavelle added: “Dollnamix has thrown a few races away before – but he has done everything right today, and that will do his confidence the world of good.”Eileendover (28-1) saved the best until last when running out a facile 29-length winner on her debut in the tote.co.uk Ten To Follow “Junior” Standard Open National Hunt Flat Race.Winning trainer Pam Sly said: “She worked with one of my other useful ones Takeit Easy the other day – and I thought ‘that will do!’.“She was supposed to run on the Flat but had problems with the stalls, but it’s a good job I didn’t go down that route now.“I suppose we will look at getting some black type now.” “This year is different to any others, because those that normally get 100 winners on the board early haven’t, so this season is a good one to give the title a go.”Victory for the 2-1 favourite, who obliged by a neck, was compensation for defeat on last month’s seasonal return at Cheltenham – where he suffered interference at a crucial stage when still holding every chance.Nicholls’ assistant Harry Derham said: “I was little nervous he was doing a fraction too much – he has almost travelled too well, because he has a lot of pace.- Advertisement – Harry Cobden is just one winner behind Jump Jockeys’ Championship leader Brian Hughes after a double at Huntingdon, highlighted by his 50th success of the season aboard Wild Max.Cobden continued his fine run of form on the five-year-old in the Download The tote App Michaelmas Hurdle, which was the third leg of an across-the-card four-timer for trainer Paul Nicholls.- Advertisement –last_img read more

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Moderna, Revolve, Fossil & more

first_imgHere’s a look at the companies making headlines in after-hours trading.Moderna — The biotech stock rose 2% after Moderna said that it has had enough cases of Covid-19 in its vaccine candidate trial to take a look at the data, signaling that preliminary results could be released soon. The stock also rose more than 8% during normal trading hours Wednesday.- Advertisement – – Advertisement – – Advertisement –center_img Revolve Group — Shares of the fashion retailer fell more than 9% after the company reported a surprise year-over-year decline in net sales for the third quarter. Revolve reported $151 million in net sales for the three-month period, below the $154.2 million from the same quarter last year. The company said Covid-19 has continued to hurt performance during the early weeks of the fourth quarter.Fossil Group — Shares of the watchmaker spiked more than 30% after Fossil announced its third-quarter results that included widening margins. The company said it earned an adjusted 31 cents per share on $435.5 million of net sales during the quarter, which was a decline in net sales of 19% year over year. Fossil also said it had more than $300 million in cash and cash equivalents as of Oct. 3.Vroom — The online auto retailer’s stock fell about 10% despite Vroom reporting a smaller-than-expected loss for its third quarter. Vroom said it lost an adjusted 29 cents per share, compared with an expected loss of 36 cents per share from analysts surveyed by FactSet. The company said that consumer demand has returned to pre-pandemic levels, but its fourth-quarter guidance for loss per share was between 41 cents and 35 cents. Analysts surveyed by FactSet had penciled in 35 cents.last_img read more

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CDC predicts record flu-shot supply, decries low coverage

first_imgSep 19, 2007 (CIDRAP News) – Predicting that this year’s supply of influenza vaccine will be the largest ever, national health officials today called on healthcare professionals and the public to improve the “alarmingly low” vaccination rates of recent years.The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said up to 132 million doses of flu vaccine are expected to be available this year. Last year about 121 million doses were produced, of which 102.5 million were distributed, leaving at least 18 million unused, CDC officials said.”We expect to have the largest supply we’ve ever seen,” CDC Director Dr. Julie Gerberding said at a news conference today from the National Press Club in Washington. She said the production and distribution delays that hurt vaccination coverage last year are not expected this year.CDC officials complained of persistently low vaccination coverage rates in many groups who should be immunized. In 2005-06, for example, only 18% of children aged 6 to 23 months received shots, and the immunization rate for healthcare workers has been stuck at about 40% for the last 10 years.FluMist approved for small childrenThe call for broader flu immunization came as the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the nasal-spray flu vaccine FluMist for children aged 2 to 5 years, except those who have asthma or wheezing. Until now, FluMist has been licensed only for healthy people between the ages of 5 and 49.Three clinical trials involving a total of 6,400 children showed the effectiveness of FluMist, made by MedImmune, the FDA said. But the vaccine was not approved for children younger than 2 years, because the trials indicated an increased risk of hospitalization and wheezing for that age-group, the agency said.At today’s news conference, Gerberding said, “Year after year we come together knowing that we have not achieved the vaccination coverage rates that we need. . . . We’re still failing to protect a large proportion of people, not just our seniors, who are at highest risk, but people of every age” who have a high risk of serious flu complications.The CDC specifically recommends flu immunization for children from 6 months to 5 years of age; people with chronic medical conditions such as asthma, diabetes, heart disease, and HIV; pregnant women; people age 50 and older; healthcare professionals; and anyone who has close contact with high-risk groups.Surveys show low coverageJeanne Santoli, MD, MPH, of the CDC reported some flu immunization survey data for the 2005-06 flu season. She said only about a third of children aged 6 to 23 months received at least one dose, and only about two thirds of those were fully immunized (two doses). “So only about a fifth of them were protected fully against flu,” she said.Santoli, deputy director of the CDC’s Immunization Services Division, said 69% of people over 65 reported getting a shot, adding, “That’s a high level, but it’s far below our national goal, which is 90%.”She said 37% of 50- to 64-year-olds and 31% of high-risk people between ages 18 and 49 received shots. And the coverage among healthcare workers has remained at about 40% for the last 10 years, she added.”It’s unconscionable that a healthcare worker would not receive this vaccine,” commented Gerberding.During the question-and-answer part of the conference, a man who identified himself as a Service Employees International Union member said more education is needed to promote flu immunizations among healthcare workers.”The biggest issue for our members is the education piece, and we don’t really see it happening in a lot of places,” he said. “There’s a lot of fear about this among our members.”He added that many healthcare workers were fearful of the hepatitis B vaccine, but education efforts helped to boost the vaccination rate above 70%.Helathcare workers have influenceArdis Hoven, MD, a Kentucky infectious-disease specialist and board member of the American Medical Association (AMA), said healthcare workers should use their influence to persuade patients to get flu shots.”Studies show that a healthcare worker’s recommendation is one of the strongest factors influencing a person to get vaccinated,” she said. The AMA and other medical societies “urge healthcare personnel to use every interaction to talk to people about flu vaccine,” she added.As in past years, officials spoke of the goal of stretching the flu vaccination season well beyond its traditional end at Thanksgiving in order to get the vaccine into more people. On average, US flu activity peaks in February.Santoli said the CDC is designating the week after Thanksgiving—Nov 26 to Dec 2—as “National Vaccination Week.” “We must use opportunities in December, January, and beyond in order to protect more Americans against flu,” she said.”The message to providers is, don’t go cold turkey and stop vaccinating” after Thanksgiving, said William Schaffner, MD, of Vanderbilt University, vice president of the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases. “The message to patients is, give thanks that you can still get the vaccine in December and January.”Staying home isn’t enoughSchaffner said some people think staying home from work when sick with the flu is sufficient for protecting others from the virus. He warned against that assumption: “The day before you become sick, when you’re still feeling robust, you’re already excreting the virus. So you’re inoculating your family and your colleagues at work.”Gerberding noted that the flu vaccine works better some years than others, depending on how well the strains used in the vaccine match circulating strains. “But even when it’s not a perfect match, we still see protection.”One strain that is now circulating in the southern hemisphere but is not in the northern hemisphere vaccines is an H3N2 strain called the Brisbane-like lineage, she said.”It’s very unpredictable as to whether that’s important or not important,” Gerberding said. “Picking the future strains is an art, not a science. The one thing we don’t have in our Strategic National Stockpile is a crystal ball.” But in 15 of the last 18 years, all three strains in the vaccine have been excellent matches with circulating strains, she added.Shots free for Medicare patientsAlso at the press conference, Kerry Weems, acting administrator of the US Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services, stressed that both flu and pneumococcal pneumonia shots are free for Medicare recipients.”In this case, free should be cheap enough,” Weems said. Yet, “In any given state, at least 20% of people with Medicare aren’t getting the flu shot.”Pneumococcal pneumonia is the most common bacterial pneumonia, Weems noted. People over age 65 need to get the pneumococcal shot only once, and they can do it when they get their flu shot, he added.Those who have flu have a much higher risk of contracting pneumococcal pneumonia, said Dr. Robert Hopkins Jr, MD, of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. “When deaths due to flu and pneumonia are combined, it’s the eighth leading cause of death in this country,” he said.Antiviral drugs continue to play an important role in treating and preventing flu, the CDC said. For this season, the agency recommends use of oseltamivir (Tamiflu) and zanamivir (Relenza), the newest of four available flu antivirals. The two older flu drugs, amantadine and rimantadine, are not recommended because of high levels of resistance. The CDC first made this recommendation in January 2006, after finding that more than 90% of H3N2 isolates were resistant to the two older drugs.See also: CDC recommendations on flu prevention and control for 2007-08http://www.cdc.gov/flu/professionals/acip/index.htmSep 19 FDA news release about FluMist for small childrenhttp://www.fda.gov/bbs/topics/NEWS/2007/NEW01705.htmllast_img read more

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Indonesia rules out H5N1 case cluster in Sumatra

first_imgAug 13, 2008 (CIDRAP News) – In an online statement posted yesterday, the Indonesian government said 12 villagers from North Sumatra who were hospitalized for suspected avian influenza symptoms had tested negative for the disease, dampening speculation about a possible case cluster.The statement from the health ministry’s avian flu committee, known as KOMNAS FBPI, was dated Aug 9, but appeared on the group’s Web site yesterday. It said 12 villagers from Air Batu village tested negative for the H5N1 virus. All were being treated at Kisaran Hospital, except for a 7-year-old girl and an 8-year-old boy who were at Adam Malik Hospital in Medan, the provincial capital, where they were reported to be in stable condition.The ministry’s statement did not mention three deaths from suspicious symptoms that have been mentioned along with accounts of up to 13 sick patients in recent media reports. Yesterday, however, Chandra Syafei, an official from North Sumatra’s health office, acknowledged that three people had died and said his office was on “extraordinary occurrence” alert status, according to a Jakarta Post report.”The three people died following the discovery of dead poultry, but we don’t know whether or not it [avian influenza] was the cause,” Chandra told the Post. He said his office had not received autopsy reports from the health ministry.The suspected cases were identified by provincial and local health officials between Aug 5 and 7, and the patients were given oseltamivir when they were hospitalized, the health ministry’s statement said. Also, it said the ministry was conducting surveillance in the area for more patients with suspicious symptoms.The ministry’s message, its first since Jun 19, said the tests were conducted by its Health Research and Development Center. Official news out of Indonesia about H5N1 developments has been scarce since early June, when Health Minister Siti Fadilah Supari said the country would stop reporting human cases as they occur and instead announce them at longer intervals, perhaps as long as 6 months.Syafei said several health workers, including a team from the World Health Organization (WHO), were in Asahan to investigate the illnesses and monitor developments, according to the Post report.He said animal health officials had destroyed 276 infected birds, and an official from nearby Labuhan Ratu regency said local veterinary workers culled 1,126 birds after hundreds of recent poultry deaths, the Post reported.The health ministry statement said tests conducted by North Sumatra’s livestock office on 15 poultry that died suddenly on Jul 28 were positive for avian influenza. (The statement did not specify the subtype.)Meanwhile, flu blogs and message boards have been following developments in what some fear could represent an H5N1 case cluster, an event that suggests the possibility of human-to-human transmission and an increased risk of a pandemic. For example, members of Flu Trackers and Flu Wiki have been translating foreign-language media reports for clues and developments, though the translations are often difficult to interpret and can be unreliable.ProMED-mail, the Internet based reporting system of the International Society for Infectious Diseases, has also been posting media reports on the suspected case cluster and has appealed for more information on the cases and deaths. On Aug 10, after noting conflicting reports about the cases, ProMED said it would no longer report suspected avian flu cases in Indonesia until they have been confirmed by the nation’s health ministry. But a protest from a reader prompted the service to say yesterday it would reconsider the decision.See also:ProMed-mail report (Aug 10)ProMed-mail report (Aug 12)last_img read more

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NEWS SCAN: H5N1 cases confirmed, low-path avian flu in US

first_img WHO confirms two H5N1 cases, one fatal The World Health Organization (WHO) today confirmed two H5N1 avian influenza cases, one of them fatal, that were apparently reported in the media on Apr 24. The first case involved a 23-year-old Vietnamese woman from Tranh Hoa province who got sick on Apr 16, was hospitalized Apr 21, and died the next day. An investigation revealed poultry deaths from the H5N1 virus around her home. Her illness is now listed as Vietnam’s 111th case and its 56th fatality. The second case is in a 34-year-old Egyptian woman from Gharbia governorate who became ill on Apr 21 and was hospitalized and treated with oseltamivir (Tamiflu) the same day. She is in stable condition. An investigation found that she had close contact with sick and dead poultry before she became ill. Her case pushes Egypt’s H5N1 count to 68 cases, 23 of them fatal. The two latest cases raise the global H5N1 case count to 423, of which 258 were fatal.[May 6 WHO statement on Vietnamese case][May 6 WHO statement on Egyptian case] Signs of low-path avian flu outbreak detected in TennesseeTyson Foods said yesterday that tests on breeder hens at one of its contract farms in Lincoln County, Tennessee, revealed the chickens had antibodies to a low-pathogenicity H7N9 avian influenza virus, Reuters reported. The birds showed no signs of illness. Authorities culled 15,000 birds to prevent spread of the virus. In late March the same strain was detected in birds at a commercial farm in Kentucky, which led to the culling of 20,000 chickens, but officials haven’t said if the two outbreaks were related. [May 5 Reuters story] May 6, 2009last_img read more

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Biograd Boat Show and 1st HGK Nautical Days

first_imgThis year, the Croatian Chamber of Commerce (Tourism Sector, ŽK Zadar, ŽK Šibenik and ŽK Split) is organizing Nautical Days for the first time, a rich congress program intended for businessmen from the nautical tourism sector, which will be held on October 19 and 20 in Biograd na Moru. as part of the 19th Biograd Boat Show. It is the largest sea fair in Central Europe, with 15 visitors each year, more than 300 exhibitors, 300 vessels and 45 prime ministers, as well as more than 1500 charter vessels, about 100 used vessels and a wide range of marine equipment, engines, electronics and electricity. for ships.The goal of the 1st HGK Nautical Days is to take advantage of the large representation of the nautical sector in one place before the end of the nautical season and to educate, communicate and collect information on key topics affecting maritime and nautical tourism. The concept of the Croatian Chamber of Commerce Nautical Days includes, in addition to sessions of professional nautical associations and communities at the Croatian Chamber of Commerce, numerous expert presentations and panels on nautical tourism development strategy 2009-2019, nautical tourism sustainability, results of the nautical tourism season 2017, market and trends and legal regulations. The preliminary program is among the accompanying documents, and changes in the program can be followed at the link: http://biogradb2b.com/hr/congress-program/.As part of the fair, the Biograd B2B-nautical business event will be held, the purpose of which is to connect experts in shipbuilding and nautical tourism, ie to strengthen the interaction between exhibitors and registered business visitors. HGK as a partner of Biograd B2B co-finances 50 percent of the registration fee for participation in B2B calls to all domestic companies members of HGK, and registration can be done on the page: http://biogradb2b.com/hr/register-to-b2b/.See the full program of events hereRelated news:ADRIATIC BECAME FIVE TIMES MORE EXPENSIVE FOR BOATERSNEW THOMAS RESEARCH IS STARTING: THOMAS SUMMER AND NAUTICSMARINA PUNAT ON THE ISLAND OF KRK NAMED THE BEST CROATIAN MARINAACADEMY FOR TRAINING OF crews of ships, MEGA YACHT-I and CHARTER VESSELS IS STARTED, IN ORDER TO STRENGTHEN THE QUALITY OF NAUTICAL TOURISMlast_img read more

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Caterers are seeking an extension of CES support for job preservation

first_imgThe data of the Croatian Chamber of Commerce show that caterers recorded a turnover at the level of 10 to 30 percent of what was realized in the same period last year. Due to the difficult situation of the Association of Hospitality Services, the Croatian Chamber of Commerce sent a letter to the Ministry of Tourism of the Republic of Croatia to extend assistance measures for accommodation and food preparation and serving for July for those with a drop in turnover of more than 50 percent. Boban added that the quick reaction of the Government of the Republic of Croatia should be commended, which very effectively implemented a number of health measures aimed at preventing the spread of the infection and adopted a number of economic measures to preserve jobs and liquidity of companies engaged in hospitality, but the current situation measure necessary. “As Croatia is being promoted as a tourist country, and caterers in this period generate most of their income from tourists, which according to eVisitor data in the first five months of 2020 decreased by 80 percent compared to the first five months of last year, it is clear why such dataand “, said the president of the Association of Caterers of the Croatian Chamber of Commerce Dražen Boban. Since the beginning of March 2020, the catering sector has recorded an extremely large decline in turnover, and the continuation of operations did not bring even an approximate level of turnover in May and June 2019. Photo: Pixabay.comlast_img read more

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