Noting that Minnesota had just been called for him, Biden said his campaign is confident about Arizona and “still in the game for Georgia.” Additionally, he said he is “feeling good about Wisconsin and Michigan. And by the way, it’s going to take time to count votes—we’re going to win Pennsylvania.”Biden emphasized patience, and the importance of counting the votes: “We could know the results as early as tomorrow morning, but it may take a little longer. As I’ve said all along, it’s not my place or Donald Trump’s place to declare who’s won this election. That’s the decision of the American people. But I’m optimistic about this outcome.” Joe Biden spoke briefly at a drive-in rally in Delaware shortly before 1 AM ET, offering an optimistic message but one that emphasized that the vote-counting is ongoing and there’s a lot we don’t know. “We feel good about where we are, we really do. I’m here to tell you tonight we believe we’re on track to win this election,” he said. Biden addressed the length of the counting process, saying “We knew because of the unprecedented early vote, the mail-in vote, that it was going to take a while. We’re going to have to be patient.” – Advertisement – – Advertisement –
His advantage was being eroded late on, but Golden Pal was ultimately well on top at the line, with Cowan a fast-finishing second.Nigel Tinkler’s Flying Childers winner Ubettabelieveit fared best of the European raiding party in third after blowing the start.Ward said: “He’s just amazing. I got a little worried on the backside when Irad took a hold of him as he lost a little momentum, but then he just accelerated down the lane and he’s a champion colt.- Advertisement – – Advertisement – “When he showed a bit of acceleration passing the quarter-pole I knew we were OK, although I got a little worried in the last part. I was hugging my son, but we got there!“Royal Ascot here we come – we’re going to get it this year!”Winning owner-breeder Randy Lowe was a proud man – and outlined big plans for next year.He said: “I bred him out of my mare Lady Shipman and right from the moment he was born and put his chin in the palm of my hand I knew he was going to be special.“Winning a race at the Breeders’ Cup has been my ambition for 35 years so this is one of the greatest days of my life.“I named him Golden Pal after my mentor John C Mabee, whose best horse was Best Pal.“Regarding Wesley, he has chased me for a few years to send him one and because he liked this horse so much, I thought let’s let him have a try.”He added: “In the race Irad tried to pull him back because we’d spent a lot of time teaching to rate, but then he let out a notch (of rein) and he was in control.“Owing to the Covid restrictions we were unable to go to Royal Ascot to see him run, so we threw a breakfast party in the Red Rock Casino in Las Vegas. I remember as we watched the race develop I couldn’t believe it when he got caught.“I think the plan will be to rest him and then bring him back here at Keeneland in early April, but the big plans are the King’s Stand Stakes, the Nunthorpe and the Breeders’ Cup again next year.”Tinkler was delighted with the performance of Ubettabelieveit, saying: “We put ear plugs on him so he wouldn’t hear the bell so loud and obviously he fell out of the stalls, but it probably helped him in some ways because he got a good run through.“We’re obviously delighted with him and I thought the jockey (Rowan Scott) gave him a great ride.“He probably didn’t quite get the trip – he’s a five-furlong horse, it was five-and-a-half today and in the last 50 yards he just got a little bit tired, but we’re very pleased.“We know he’s a very good horse and we’re fortunate to have him. We’ll look forward to next season and he’ll have a good break now.”Hollie Doyle was out of the places on the Archie Watson-trained Mighty Gurkha, on what was her first Breeders’ Cup ride.She said: “He jumped well, but we hit a flat spot and lost our position and then he couldn’t quicken in the straight. It’s been a great experience and I’ve loved every minute here.” With Irad Ortiz Jr in the saddle, Golden Pal was the red-hot favourite to provide trainer Wesley Ward with back-to-back in the Grade Two contest following the victory of Four Wheel Drive 12 months ago – and the result was scarcely in doubt.Ward’s charge made a rapid start from his wide berth, enabling him to cross the field and take an early lead.Ortiz Jr briefly took his mount back, before giving him his head before the home turn and he quickly put clear daylight between himself and his rivals.- Advertisement – Royal Ascot runner-up Golden Pal dominated from the front in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf Sprint at Keeneland.Mowed down late by Michael Bell’s The Lir Jet in the Norfolk Stakes in June, the Uncle Mo colt had since blitzed his rivals in a stakes race at Saratoga after connections abandoned plans to return to Britain for a tilt at the Nunthorpe at York.- Advertisement –
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In addition to Cook and Dyer, Foster also wed Linda Thompson and Yolanda Hadid in 1991 and 2011, respectively. As for McPhee, she was previously married to David Cokas from 2008 to 2016.Keep scrolling to see the Broadway star’s pregnancy progress. She and Foster were first linked in 2017 and got engaged the following year. In June 2019, the couple tied the knot in London.Three months after her dad’s nuptials, Erin praised McPhee’s stepmothering skills. “The truth is we really genuinely love Katharine,” the Barely Famous alum exclusively told Us in September 2019. “It takes a very strong, graceful person to come into a family as the fifth wife and have adult daughters who are older than her and do it in a way that really creates inclusion with the family, and she just does it effortlessly.”Erin went on to say that the “Over It” singer made “it really easy” for them all to get along, adding, “We’re very grateful for her.”- Advertisement – Budding belly! Pregnant Katharine McPhee showed off her baby bump during a Monday, November 9, walk in Los Angeles.The singer, 36, cradled her stomach while shopping at Bel Bambini. The American Idol alum wore a black top, a white skirt and matching face mask.- Advertisement – Us Weekly confirmed last month that the Los Angeles native is pregnant with her and David Foster’s first child, his sixth. (The composer, 71, placed his eldest child, Allison, 50, for adoption and reconnected with her as an adult. He also shares Amy, 47, with his first wife, B.J. Cook, as well as Sara, 39, Erin, 38, and Jordan, 34, with his second wife, Rebecca Dyer.)McPhee appeared to address her pregnancy news in an October Instagram Story video. “I just came home and opened this gift from Aperol Spritz, which for those of you who don’t know, it’s one of my favorite drinks and reminds me of being in Capri,” the Scorpion alum said at the time. “Thank you, Aperol Spritz. I won’t be drinking this anytime soon, wink, wink. But, I’m very excited! Who’s coming over for an Italian-inspired cocktail?”- Advertisement – – Advertisement –
NewerSO/ Moscow set for 2023 opening in Russia- Advertisement – – Advertisement – OlderWorld MICE Awards unveils inaugural winners To reassure and support guests during the ongoing uncertainty of the Covid-19 pandemic, the offer gives guests the opportunity to cancel their 2021/22 sailing for a full refund within 14 days of cancelling the booking. The refund includes guests deposit, and the cruise can be cancelled for any reason. Cancellations must be made at least 90 days before cruises departing between January and September 2021 and at least 180 days for sailings between October 2021 and December 2022.- Advertisement – Anthony Daniels, UK general manager at Hurtigruten, said: “We understand that booking a holiday during this unpredictable time can be stressful, so we are pleased to extend our book with confidence offer to provide greater flexibility and financial security to our guests. “The policy is applicable for all new coastal or expedition cruise bookings and we look forward to welcoming guests onboard a Hurtigruten voyage next year.” Hurtigruten has extended its book with confidence offer until the end of December. The offer is valid for all bookings made from the September 1st for all recently launched 2021 and 2022 costal and expedition voyages.- Advertisement –
In late June the CDC suspended work in a Texas A&M biodefense lab while it investigated reports from the Sunshine Project, a watchdog group, that lab workers had been infected with the category B bioterrorism agents Brucella and Coxiella burnetti. According to a statement released to journalists by the UMMC press office in Jackson, Miss., the student inoculated a flask of medium with anthrax cells and then tried to place it in a shaker, at which point it broke. Witnesses at the hearing will include officials from the Government Accountability Office (GAO) and others to be announced later, the committee said. Jul 3 CIDRAP News story “CDC suspends work at Texas A & M biodefense lab” The student immediately followed the anthrax lab’s biosafety plan, which includes actions to protect personnel and ensure that pathogens do not escape the lab, the press release said. Officials at UMMC and the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention were notified about the incident. In other biodefense lab news, the US House Committee on Energy and Commerce recently announced plans for a hearing in early October to examine the risks associated with the nation’s growing number of BSL-3 and BSL-4 laboratories, which handle dangerous microbial agents. Aug 14, 2007 (CIDRAP News) – A graduate student working in a biosafety level 3 (BSL-3) laboratory at the University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC) was treated for possible anthrax exposure following a laboratory accident Aug 11—two days after a US House committee announced plans to hold hearings on biodefense lab safety. A preliminary report from the British government last week said the FMD outbreak, discovered recently near London, was probably caused by a virus that leaked from a Surrey laboratory that is shared by a government-funded institute and a company that makes FMD vaccine. Rep Bart Stupak, D-Mich., chairman of the House Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, said in the statement that legislators need to explore whether an increasing number of high-security labs increases the chance of a release of deadly disease. “We want to know the answer or whether anyone in the Administration has even seriously considered the question,” he said. Aug 7 CIDRAP News story “Report: Lab leak likely caused UK food-and-mouth outbreak” “At no time was there a risk of infection to anyone outside the lab, which is specially designed to contain biohazards,” the UMMC statement said, adding that the student was allowed to return home after precautionary treatment. See also: “It appears that there has been a surge in construction of biosafety labs over the past several years, which have been financed, at least in part, with federal funds,” said committee chairman Rep. John D. Dingell, D-Mich., in an Aug 9 press release from the committee. “Yet little information is available about the number of labs being operated in the US and whether they are safely run.” The committee statement pointed to the role of a lab in the recent outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) in Britain, as well as a recent accident at Texas A & M University involving Q fever.
WRC Promoter and FIA gave the green light, WRC could be realized in Croatia in 2019!The World Rally Championship is watched by more than 700 million spectators annually, of which four million spectators watched the 2016 13-year WRC races along the track. The Media World Rally Championship is followed by 1350 accredited journalists, more than 12.000 hours of TV programs are produced, and the WRC program is broadcast in 155 countries around the world. These are just some of the dizzying numbers and data that make the WRC potentially the largest event ever held in Croatia.Croatia was approved for the WRC as early as 2018, but Turkey was faster, so in almost a week it obtained all the necessary permits and state guarantees and signed a contract with the WRC promoter for the end of September, which the Croatian organizers had hoped for. After that, the term offered to Croatia was in July 2018, which was not acceptable given the seasonal crowds and the peak tourist season, and the organizers want the WRC in Croatia to be organized in April, May, early June, late September or October .Nakon što je Croatia Rally, kao slijednik INA Delta Rallya, u statusu European Rally Championship preselio 2013. u Istru, ekipa oko Auto Kluba D.T. iz Poreča, A.K. Cro Dakar Team iz Zagreba i A.K. Delta Sport iz Zagreba, uz neizbježnu podršku predsjednika Hrvatskog Auto i Karting saveza (HAKS) Matka Bolanče, potpredsjednika HAKS-a Domagoja Kamenskog i tajnika HAKS-a Zrinka Gregureka, počela je konkretnije raditi na ideji dovođenja WRC-a u Hrvatsku. Zahvaljujući Zrinku Gregureku, tajniku HAKS-a, hrvatskim ljepotama, turističkoj infrastrukturi te zavojitim, kliskim, brdovitim i uskim istarskim i kvarnerskim cestama, uz upornost projekt menadžera Daniela Šaškina, Marina Frčka i njihove ekipe, WRC je pred vratima. “It is the highest sports body of the FIA World Automobile Federation, so that makes it the highest-ranked Croatian in a world sports federation. His position has significantly accelerated and in fact enabled the most important people of the WRC and the FIA to visit Croatia to present our ideas and opportunities. At the meeting in Banski dvori, the Prime Minister of the Republic of Croatia Andrej Plenković asked only one question: What do I have to do for Croatia to win the World Rally Championship? WRC and FIA leaders after three days in Croatia were delighted with what they were shown and what they heard.” ističe Zrinko Gregurek je jedan od četrnaestorice članova World Motorsport Council-a pri FIA-i.CNTB as a key factor in confirming the holding of the WRC in Croatia In the coming months, the Croatian National Tourist Board will play a key role in bringing the WRC to Croatia, given that the FIA and WRC Promotor make the bringing of one WRC station conditional on the active participation of state institutions in the project on several levels. Minister of Tourism Gari Capelli and the new director of the CNTB Kristijan Staničić confirmed that there is great interest in the tourism industry for this project, and thus expressed readiness to cooperate because, as they say, the extension of the tourist season, which is widely talked about, can only be achieved with new facilities and powerful entertainment and sports events in the pre- and post-season.Na temelju podataka ostalih WRC utrka u svijetu i studije isplativosti, dokazano je da se radi o projektu od izuzetno velike koristi za Republiku Hrvatsku. U najkonzervativnijim izračunima generirana potrošnja bi iznosila 22 million euros. The direct profit for the state, only through VAT, is at least four million euros, while the indirect profit of the project through media effects is a huge 41 million euros!Last year, the race was watched by over 900.000 spectators in Portugal Official WRC data in Portugal are almost unbelievable. In 2016, the WRC race was watched live by 910.000 spectators (50% were foreigners; half of them from neighboring Spain). The direct impact on the Portuguese economy was a staggering € 67,6 million while the indirect effects were € 61,7 million. In terms of tourism, Portugal realizes more than 1.5 million overnight stays a year from the WRC alone!Croatia, as one of the fastest growing tourist destinations in the world, could certainly approach these figures in a few years, and why not exceed them.WRC bi svakako startao u Istri i Kvarneru, a želja organizatora je «seliti» WRC po Hrvatskoj svakih nekoliko godina. Interes je već iskazala Turistička zajednica Šibensko Kninske županije dok organizatori priželjkuju jednoga dana WRC dovesti u i Slavoniju, točnije u Vukovar, Vinkovce i Osijek. “Dovođenje više od polovice svjetske automobilističke industrije u Hrvatsku nije samo sport, turizam i zabava. Jednoga dana, uz pravilno usmjeravanje i podršku državnih institucija to može postati i puno više, ali to je već jedna druga priča.” ističu organizatori te postavljauu hipotezu: Može li WRC Hrvatskoj donijeti uz veliku dobrobit za gospodarstvo i novi preporod automobilizma koji je u konstantnoj krizi već više od desetljeća?The WRC is on the threshold of Croatia, and we sincerely hope that it will be differentiated, because this is an opportunity we must not miss.
The Representation of the Croatian Tourist Board for France presented the Croatian tourist offer during the largest and most important B2B tourism fair in this part of Europe. It’s about IFTM TOP RESA fair, the leading French international travel and tourism fair, which was visited over four days by more than 30.000 tourism professionals in the presence of more than 1600 tourism brands. IFTM Top Resa is a fair that presents tourism innovations in one place, covers all tourism sectors and is a leading networking event for tourism professionals.In addition to the Croatian National Tourist Board, the Dubrovnik-Neretva County Tourist Board and Croatia Airlines also participated in the fair. According to the CNTB, numerous meetings were held during the fair regarding the joint planned activities of the Croatian Tourist Board and partners in the French market, with an emphasis on the introduction of new airlines and participation in strategic promotional campaigns. Thus, meetings were held with some of the largest French tour operators, such as Travel Europe, TUI France, Look Voyages, Nouvelles Frontières, Top of Travel, Caravel Promovacances. Meetings were also held with specialized travel organizers (FTI, Clio, Kuoni, Comptoir des Voyages, Arts et Vie…), organizers specializing in apartment accommodation (Pierre & Vacances, Novasol) and airlines Volotéa, Air France and Transavia Airlines.The director of the French CNTB office, Danijela Mihalić Đurica, emphasized that in recent years Croatia has positioned itself in this important emitting market as an unavoidable Mediterranean destination with a constant increase in the number of overnight stays and arrivals. “Croatia is becoming one of the favorite holiday destinations of the French, as evidenced by the current figures from the French emitting market. Thus, in the first nine months, more than 500 arrivals of French tourists were recorded, which is an increase of 9,5 percent compared to the same period last year, and we also recorded increases of 5 percent in overnight stays. We are especially pleased with the increase in arrivals in the continental regions and in the pre- and post-season periods”, Pointed out Mihalić Đurica and announced that in the next period we can expect further growth from the French market. As she said, the positive trends are the result of numerous activities, expanding the production of numerous travel organizers, fairs and other sales activities, and the introduction of new airlines that operate outside the main season.
According to the new conceptual design, Jadrolinija’s ship for remote islands should have a capacity of 900 passengers and 200 vehicles, and the value of this investment is estimated at around 25 million euros.That amount is half less than the one foreseen in the project of the former management of the company headed by Alan Klanc, when the price of 50 million euros was foreseen, Novi List writes.After personnel changes in the largest Croatian passenger shipping company and the appointment of David Sopta as the head of the company, it was concluded that this was too great and unjustified cost, so the preliminary design was re-ordered to realize the concept of a slightly smaller and thus significantly cheaper ship for remote foreign islands. So now, instead of 120 meters, the length of the ship is 102,6 meters, while the capacity has been reduced from 1.500 to 900 passengers.The strategic goal of the company remains the same as before, and that is the construction of a ship that will be adapted to maintain lines to the islands of Lastovo, Vis, Korcula and Hvar, or a ship that will replace the inadequate and obsolete ship “Lastovo”, built in 1970 and has a capacity for only 60 vehicles.As the President of the Management Board of Jadrolinija, David Sopta, points out, the company now has the task of preparing contract documentation, followed by the announcement of a public tender for the construction of the ship, which should last about two years.Source: New sheet
Although I am a frequent visitor to various events and I respect and appreciate all human creations and organizations, this time I single out the Ploče Fishermen’s Festival, not because I am emotionally attached to this city, but because of details, facts and experiences worth sharing. Ploče has the hallmark of a strategically important cargo port and is just waking up as a tourist destination, but with the event it offers every summer, it can serve as an example of creating an authentic experience. Let’s start with the arguments, then. LESSON 1 – A MANIFESTATION AT WHICH ALL SENSES WERE SATISFIEDWalking along the long Ploce waterfront that evening was like passing through air curtains woven of summer, sea and seafood. The closer I got to the “crime scene”, the more intense the smells became and, most importantly, they completely evoked that we were in the Neretva Valley. Delicacy to delicacy, in different variants, forms and shapes. Just try for a moment to imagine what kind of gastronomic creations we are talking about when 960 kg of fish, 587 kg of other seafood were prepared that evening and 2024 liters of wine, 163 liters of olive oil, 344 kg of onions (garlic), 70 liters of vinegar were consumed. ) and 1478 hot peppers. Fennel, sea bass, mussels, squid, shrimp, octopus, sardines, cuttlefish, eels, frogs and other seafood are prepared as broths of different textures and textures, risottos of different variations, gregada, grilled and as various pâtés and salads. With 68 tables, there were 68 variations of scents that deserve to be described in only one way – as authentic Neretva and Dalmatia. The decorations accompanied the entire gastronomic pomp which was extra pleasing to the eye to see. The pots rattled, the fire crackled, and the moment you embark on a marathon rehearsal of all that was offered to you, it was as if you were entering another time.In which you are on the throne of a feast prepared for you in part – because everyone wants you to try just theirs. No one offers you čevapčići and skewers, no one asks you to pay for something, no one sells you something that is not “fresh” and “homemade” – you are at a time when you are wholeheartedly offered the most delicious fish menus – just because you came . Source: www.ploče.hrLESSON 2 – MAN IS MAN TO MAN This folk festival of volunteer character is special in that in the competition without official evaluation, the participants bear the full cost of meals. They say that the preparations last all year, and the idea was for people to somehow “return to the sea”. It is conceived that “the waterfront that day will become a living room in which the hosts and guests are one” . Nobody talks about earnings or expenses, the only thing that matters is socializing. This 9th Fishermen’s Night was attended by 53 teams that had their 815 members in the background. In organizational terms, we are talking about 53 informal groups gathered around the same ideals guided by one desire; to be the best possible hosts. And most importantly, these teams are (albeit unknowingly) true ambassadors of the fish philosophy. Fish philosophy ). All elements of this organizational model were applied spontaneously; team members have fun and play, respect others, brighten the day for others, are present and fully committed to what they do. Teams that demonstrated their culinary skills on 2-3 cookers also met the principles of teamwork (engl. TORI theory ) for without mutual trust, openness, realization, and interdependence all this would not be possible. And it is worth mentioning the rulebook that is respected and contributes to an excellent organizational climate :1. Weigh the fish,2. Take two liters of wine more than planned,3. Take three ridges and red onions more than planned.4. Ponit and other spices…5. Remember that you cook best and there is no one to think about.6. Insert another pinch of goodwill and a pound of letters,7. Wine is for cooking…The preparation, organization and realization of these teams, without education, procedures and strict hierarchies, teach us what is often forgotten in corporations – that everything is motivated! Source: www.rogotih.hrLESSON 3 – SYNERGY OF ALL STAKEHOLDERSThe motto of the whole story is; catch fish, get everything you need, prepare, share and honor. And not just to those you know – everyone is welcome. And because of that spirit, the fishing team has more and more guest teams every year, so this year the actors from Zagvozd, teams from Slavonski Brod, Split, Kaštela, Opuzen, Gradac, etc. cooked and prepared for someone who lives, works and loves tourism in a city that not tourist oriented and who has slept for years, it was a real pleasure to see enthusiastic tourists who could not help but wonder that everything is so delicious, rich and – free.Over 5000 people who were part of this event came there because of good experience and recommendations. WOMM is also in this case (engl. word of mouth marketing, hrv. oral tradition) proved to be the most effective promotional tool. Although budgets are limited, funds for logistical and organizational details have been raised in agreement between the City, the Tourist Board, the Local Board and local businesses. But for 2 + 2 to be 5, the most deserving are the citizens, ie the teams that volunteered to cook and finance all the gastronomic offer. It is clear that the most valuable currency of this stock market – goodwill. Source: https://www.facebook.com/ribarskanocploce/LESSON 4 – AUTHENTICITYThis event also passed the exam of authenticity with honors. First, it fully represents traditional Neretva dishes.To reiterate, čevapi, burgers and other popular variations are not welcome. Secondly, it is possible to play, sing and listen only to Dalmatian songs. Thirdly, every year the official opening of this gastronomic spectacle is left to the king of fish – toothpick (9-10kg) which falls into human hands from the church bell tower. And the autochthony was reflected in the aesthetics of the tables, which accompanied the whole story with non-Ratvan products, fishing motifs and arrangements. Source: Nada Digital StudioLESSON 5 – IT IS NOT THE FAULT OF THE SARDINE THAT THE FISH IS BLUE We live in a world of rapid change with a focus on financial interests, so the concept of “come and help yourself, today we cook for you” is something that really delights people. Especially because the locals set aside their money, time and energy so that we, as (non) random passers-by, could enjoy it. They say “well, it doesn’t pay off financially” but this gathering is important to us, it’s in our heads all year long. And then you remember that on some other fishing, along with the famous čavap-burger menus, you only had sardines to choose from, charged and served without a song and the most valuable thing that comes from a man – a sincere smile. These values, as well as the culture of courtesy at Ploče’s fishing, deserve admiration. In Lijepa Naša we certainly have a lot of such organizations and experiences. And from them we need to learn what synergy, generosity and hospitality are. What ideals are and what it means to respect your tradition. Napoleon Bonaparte concluded that “fear and interest are two forces that unite people.” Here we definitely confirm the latter – interest to be the best possible host!Of course, we are aware that the event should be financially self-sustainable, it can and should be discussed, but here we focus on authenticity, tradition and hospitality as important values of the development of our tourism. Therefore, you have no choice but to come next year or in the role of a chef or taster and experience this harmony of the sea, man and good will. And when you are already there, don’t forget to go to the beautiful Baćina lakes and the Neretva estuary ☺ doc. dr. sc. Marinela Dropulic Ruzic, www.meraklis.hrSources: Zoran Bule More about fish philosophy at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_AAQT6ifGys. More about TORI theory at: http://www.oocities.org/toritrust/tori_theory_and_practice.htm Retrieved from: www.ploce.com.hr