Month: November 2020

  • More military personnel to get anthrax and smallpox shots

    first_img Jun 30 statement by William Winkenwerder, Jr. Some military personnel have refused anthrax shots because of concerns about side effects. The program was suspended for about 2 weeks last December and January because of a federal court order in a lawsuit brought by six service members seeking to stop the vaccinations. DoD smallpox vaccination program site DoD recently evaluated the vaccination program and risk of biological attack and concluded that the threat continues, Winkenwerder said in a prepared statement. “In light of our successful implementation of these programs and the increased quantities of vaccine, we will include additional forces in the vaccination programs,” he said. Jun 28 memo from Deputy Secretary of Defense Paul Wolfowitz DoD Anthrax Vaccine Immunization Program site A memo from Deputy Defense Secretary Paul Wolfowitz on the vaccination programs was posted on a DoD Web site. It calls for vaccination of uniformed personnel assigned to Korea or likely to be deployed there in a crisis, plus “emergency essential” civilian DoD workers and employees of military contractors handling essential services in Korea. The memo also calls for voluntary vaccinations for family members of military personnel in Korea, other DoD civilian employees and their families there, and “non-essential” contractor personnel there. For the Central Command Area, the memo calls for immunization of all uniformed personnel, emergency-essential civilian workers, and contractor employees handling essential services. DoD officials ordered vaccinations for uniformed personnel and some civilian and contract workers serving in South Korea. They also ordered an expansion of vaccinations in the Central Command Area, consisting primarily of the Middle East, to include all uniformed personnel. Some troops in the Middle East have already had the shots.center_img Jul 1, 2004 (CIDRAP News) – More US troops and civilian defense workers serving overseas will be getting smallpox and anthrax vaccinations in coming months, the US Department of Defense (DoD) announced yesterday. Winkenwerder said in his statement, “Refusals [of anthrax vaccination] among service members leading to separations from the service have been extremely rare since 2002, only four per 100,000 persons vaccinated.” William Winkenwerder, Jr., assistant secretary of defense for health affairs, cited an increase in vaccine supplies as the reason for expanding the program; he did not mention any increase in the threat of biological warfare. More than 627,000 service members have received smallpox shots since that immunization program began in December 2002, according to DoD reports. See also: The DoD announcement did not include any estimate of how many additional personnel will be vaccinated in the expanded program. DoD reports that about 1.1 million people have received anthrax shots since the anthrax immunization program began in March 1998. The program was sharply reduced in 2000 because of a shortage of vaccine related to problems with the manufacturing plant, but it was later increased again. Since June 2002, about 750,000 service members have received more than 2.2 million doses of anthrax vaccine, DoD officials said. Vaccination involves six shots over 18 months, plus annual boosters afterward.last_img read more

  • “Međimurje meat ‘z tiblice” entered in the register of protected designations of origin and protected geographical indications

    first_img“Međimurje meat ‘z tiblice” is entered in the register of protected designations of origin and protected geographical indications, it was published in the Official Journal of the European Union on 30 November 2017. Thus, Međimurje meat ‘z tiblice became the 18th Croatian product whose name is registered in the EU.The Republic of Croatia has so far protected: Krk prosciutto, Extra virgin olive oil Cres, Neretva mandarin, “Ogulin sauerkraut” / “Ogulin sauerkraut”, Baranja kulen, Lika potatoes, “Istrian prosciutto” / “Istrian prosciutto”, Drniš prosciutto, Dalmatian prosciutto, “Poljički soparnik” / “Poljički zeljanik” / “Poljički uljenjak”, Zagorje turkey, Krk olive oil, Korčula olive oil, Pag lamb, Šolta olive oil, Varaždin cabbage and “Slavonski kulen” / “Slavonski kulin”.The Association for the Protection of Međimurje Indigenous Products from Čakovec initiated a national procedure for the protection of the name “Međimurje meat ‘from Tiblica” as a protected designation of origin in 2013, and today all efforts paid off and entered in the register of protected designations of origin and protected geographical indications”Međimurje meat ‘from Tiblica” is a product composed of two ingredients: “bacon” and smoked and heat-treated pieces of pork. In the production of “Međimurski mesa ‘z tiblice”, fresh pork (pork leg in a piece without bones and skin, pork back and loin, shoulder, neck, ribs and belly) and back bacon are used as raw materials. “Bacon” is a product obtained by heat treatment of back bacon under controlled conditions. Heat-treated pieces of pork are stacked in “bacon” in such a way that each piece of meat must be coated with “bacon”. By maturing for at least 45 days, the finished product “Međimurje meat ‘from Tiblica” is obtained, which is ready for consumption.Specific microclimatic conditions with cold winters and hot summers, ie high relative humidity throughout the year, and the absence of significant air currents (winds) made it impossible to store meat by drying. Since pork could not be dried and there were no refrigeration devices in which the meat could be stored, the people of Međimurje had to figure out how to easily preserve as much pork as possible without spoiling it. “Međimurje meat ‘from Tiblica” is a traditional product, of special quality and value and is an integral part of the cultural heritage of the Međimurje area. Along with other dishes of Međimurje’s traditional cuisine, this autochthonous product has not only been offered by restaurants and households, but has also been specifically packaged and has found its place at many points of sale.Related news: The production area includes the territorial area of ​​Međimurje County, which is located in the northwestern part of Croatia. It is bordered by natural borders – the Mura River in the north and east and the Drava River in the south. Međimurje County is divided into 3 cities and 22 municipalities. The towns of Međimurje are Čakovec, Mursko Središće and Prelog. Municipalities are Belica, Dekanovec, Domašinec, Donja Dubrava, Donji Kraljevec, Donji Vidovec, Goričan, Gornji Mihaljevec, Kotoriba, Mala Subotica, Nedelišće, Orehovica, Podturen, Pribislavec, Selnica, Strahoninec, Sveta Marija, Sveti Juraj na Bregu (seat Lopatinec) , Sveti Martin na Muri, Šenkovec, Štrigova and Vratišinec.<br />
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  • Luka Faflja was named the best Croatian bartender in hotel bars

    first_imgHotel Valamar Diamant hosted the first competition of bartenders working in hotel bars and which gathered more than 30 bartenders from all regions of Croatia. The “Best Hotel Bartender” competition was organized by the Croatian Section of Bartenders at the Croatian Hotel Employers’ Association.The local bartenders measured creativity and imagination in two categories After dinner cocktails i Long drink, and the judges scored separately and professional work in each category and based on skills and presentation decided the following:The best hotel bartender in the category After dinner cocktails je Luka Faflja (Imperial – Rab), second place was won by his colleague Dominik Šanko, while in third place Nino Karlovčec (Valamar Riviera). The best in professional work is Mišela Leskovar.Category winner Long drink is Valamar’s bartender Alen Muratović, and the second and third place were won by colleagues from Imperial Rab – Luka Faflja i Marko Dumičić. She received extra points for professional work Iva Dumičić (Imperial Rab).Luka Faflja (Imperial – Rab),The organizer of the competition, Dragana Franković, food and beverage manager at the Valamar Family Life Bellevue Resort and president of the Croatian section of bartenders, pointed out: “After the first competition of this kind and a great response, I am sure that this measurement of strength will become a tradition. More than 30 young people, truly masters of their profession, have shown not only the exceptional skill and talent they possess, but also the great effort and effort invested by both them and the companies they work to become the best and provide guests with an unforgettable hotel experience. Because the tastes are also part of the “postcard” that the guest carries when returning home, which is also a great honor and recognition for all of us who work in this profession. Congratulations to the winners ” said the organizer of the competition, Dragana Franković, food and beverage manager at Valamar Family Life Bellevue Resort and president of the Croatian section of bartenders.</p>
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  • Istra & Craft Beer Festival new excellent quality content in the off-season in Porec

    first_imgI always emphasize that the only solution to extend the tourist season is quality, authentic and diverse content, complete tourist content. Logically, because the same content is the motive for coming, especially out of season when we don’t have sun and sea. Exactly one such quality content in the off-season is created in Poreč. The first Istra & Craft Beer Festival starts in seven days in Poreč, a new beer event that will bring together small, independent and craft breweries. The event that will surely attract many fans of the popular barley and hop drink will be held from October 4 to 7 on the Poreč waterfront in a ‘pop up’ pub by the sea, in Poreč’s restaurants and bars. Namely, the festival program is divided into three parts: Beer & Music, Beer & Gourmet i Beer & Bar. That’s right Beer & Music refers to the program in the pop up brewery where from 5 to 7 October every day from 17.30 to 01.00 with the host brewery – Istrian Brewery will present their beers as many as 16 small independent and craft breweries, including San Servolo, Bura Brew, Suxo, Pulfer , Mlinarica, Međimurski Lepi Dečki, Varaždinska pivovara, Zmajska pivovara, Pivovara Medvedgrad, Daruvarska pivovara, Varionica, Nova runda, Križevačka pivovara, Lab Split, Primarius and Crafters. In addition to domestic craft beers, visitors to Poreč will be able to try several foreign beers from small, independent and craft breweries.  which brings the Mas plenum to the festival. The Istra & Craft Beer Festival will bring the famous names of the regional music scene to Poreč, so the bands Dogma, Let 3, Big Wave, TBF, Leto Štuke and Hladno pivo will take care of the good atmosphere, and DJ David will entertain the audience every day. But what kind of beer festival would it be if it wasn’t accompanied by a gastronomic story. That is why, in addition to the pop-up pub, two street food outlets will find their place on the waterfront: Mezzino Street by Valamar and Poreč’s Burgerija, which will offer food that goes well with beer such as burgers, wraps, fries and the like. Slightly more demanding gourmets will enjoy the program Beer & Gourmet because the restaurants Spinnaker, Divino, Sv. Nikola, Fora le Porte and Favola offer specially designed menus for the occasion with dishes that go perfectly with beer at promotional prices. And for the complete beer atmosphere in the city, as part of the festival program Beer & Bar, with a special offer, the Poreč bars General Lounge, Wine Corner and Epoca will be included, which will organize beer promotions on those days.By the way, one of the organizers of this great beer event in Istria is Jakov Kolega who started craft beer festivals in Zadar, Dubrovnik and Zagreb, the main sponsor is Valamar Riviera, the host brewery Istarska pivovara, and other sponsors Gark Consulting, Fearh and Špina. The project is also supported by the Tourist Board of the City of Poreč, the City of Poreč and the Tourist Board of the County of Istria. See more about the Istra & Craft Beer Festival on the official website www.istracraftbeer.comlast_img read more

  • Samobor Tourist Board issued a new plan of the city of Samobor

    first_imgAll accommodation providers can pick up a new ticket at the office of the Samobor Tourist Board. To make it easier to find the streets, the map is divided into a square grid with landmarks. The city plan contains a list of streets and important buildings and a tourist map of the square, illustrated by Marko Jovanovac. The map was made by Marcon HM, and the visual solution of the plan is signed by Symbol & Marivo. The Tourist Board of the City of Samobor has issued a new plan of the city of Samobor.center_img By the way, in 2018, Samobor recorded 13.569 arrivals and 27.363 overnight stays, and it was mostly visited by tourists from Germany (2.043 overnight stays), Bulgaria (1.712), Italy (1.093), the Netherlands (931), Serbia (887), Bosnia and Herzegovina. Herzegovina (773), Austria (659), USA (646) and Slovenia (638).last_img read more

  • Croatia Airlines is renewing international flights from Zagreb to European destinations

    first_imgZagreb – London Heathrow – Zagreb: Mondays and Fridays Zagreb – Munich- Zagreb: Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays Zagreb – (via Split) – Rome – (via Split) – Zagreb: Mondays, Thursdays and Sundays  From June 8, flights will be reintroduced on the route Zagreb – Zurich, where passengers will have four morning flights (Mondays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays), and from June 15, afternoon flights on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.  In domestic traffic, on June 8, the line Zagreb – Zadar – Pula will be reintroduced, once a day, and flights will continue on the lines Zagreb – Split and Zagreb – Dubrovnik, twice a day. On that day (June 15), direct international flights from Zagreb to seven other European destinations are being renewed – Munich, Sarajevo, London Heathrow, Dublin, Rome, Brussels and Vienna, according to the following flight schedule: Zagreb – Vienna – Zagreb: Thursdays and Sundays  Zagreb – Sarajevo – Zagreb: Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridayscenter_img Zagreb – Dublin – Zagreb: Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays “The range of flights is adjusted to the current market demand and travel conditions in accordance with the current epidemiological situation in Europe, and subsequent changes in the planned flight schedule are possible. The introduction of other lines in domestic and international traffic will depend on the further development of the situation and market demand, which has been greatly reduced due to the coronavirus epidemic.” ističu iz CA. It should be reminded that on May 25, flights on the Zagreb-Amsterdam route, which is flown once a day, were renewed, and a second daily flight was introduced on the Zagreb-Frankfurt route, which was flown continuously during the epidemiological crisis. Also, from June 1, the company’s aircraft will fly again on the regular route Zagreb – Copenhagen, four times a week. Thus, by mid-June, the aircraft of the national airline will connect Zagreb with 11 international destinations. Croatian national airline, Croatia airlines, is increasing the number of international flights from Zagreb to European destinations in June, in accordance with the current epidemiological situation and travel conditions within Europe. Zagreb – Brussels – Zagreb: morning flights on Mondays, afternoon flights on Thursdays, Fridays and Sundayslast_img read more

  • In September, the Polish LOT will fly with 8 flights to five Croatian airports

    first_imgThe Warsaw-Rijeka line will be in operation until September 13, once a week as before, on Sundays. In September, smaller capacity aircraft will operate on the route. The line was originally scheduled to run until October 18, but the company will close it in the middle of next month. Lines from Warsaw to Rijeka and Zagreb / / / A MUCH MORE FOCUS SHOULD BE FOCUSED ON THE CZECH AND POLISH MARKETS Of the 20 currently active lines to Croatia, the Polish national company will operate only 8 next month. Of the currently active LOT lines to Split, only one will operate in September. The Warsaw – Split line continues to operate once a week through September, every Sunday, with aircraft type B737-800 and E195. The following lines end in August: LOT will keep traffic on two lines in Zadar through September; the line Warsaw – Zadar continues to operate once a week, every Saturday, as well as the line Rzeszow – Zadar, which will operate until September 19, also on Saturdays. The following LOT lines end in August: 3 lines to Dubrovnik in September Two lines to Zadar line Katowice – Dubrovnik will be in operation until August 27, Thursday,line Poznan – Dubrovnik will be in operation until August 30, Sunday,line Wroclaw – Dubrovnik will be in traffic until August 29, Saturday,the line Gdansk – Dubrovnik will be in operation until August 25, Tuesday.center_img the line Gdansk – Zadar will be in operation until August 28, once a week (Friday),the line Szczecin – Zadar will be in operation until August 27, once a week (Thursday),the Krakow – Zadar line will be in operation until August 25, once a week (Tuesdays),the Bydgoszcz – Zadar line will be in operation until August 29, once a week (Saturday). line Lublin – Split will be in operation until August 28, once a week (Friday),line Katowice – Split will be in operation until August 30, once a week (Sunday),the line Poznan – Split will be in operation until August 31, once a week (Monday).the line Gdansk – Split will be in operation until August 26, once a week (Wednesday). LOT lines to Split Polish LOT has announced its flight schedule for September this year, in which it intends to fly on 8 international routes to five Croatian airports, reports from Croatian Aviation. The Warsaw-Zagreb line continues to operate daily in September, with E170 and 175 aircraft, with a capacity of 70 and 82 seats, respectively. LOT will keep 3 lines to Dubrovnik in September this year, two from Poland and one from Hungary. The Warsaw – Dubrovnik line will operate four times a week (Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays), the Krakow – Dubrovnik line once a week, on Saturdays, while the Budapest – Dubrovnik line will operate once a week, on Sundays, until September 27, The following LOT lines that were planned will not run in September this year, but are planned for August:last_img read more