Open applications for the 10th Congress of Croatian Camping

first_imgWednesday, 19.10.’16Start in the afternoonGlamping – innovations and glamping offer of Slovenia as one of the top glamping countries in Europe – Maja Dimnik (GlamPro – Glamping projects and marketing)Characteristics of the Scandinavian emitting tourist (camping) market, with an emphasis on Denmark – Paul Šikić (CNTB Scandinavia, director)Business results of Croatian camps in 2016 – presentation of the results of “Benchmarking camps” – Sandra Janković (Faculty of Hotel and Tourism Management in Opatija)Possibilities for the development of a system of special markings (branding) and positioning of Croatian camps – Klemen Hren, Primož LongykaDinner at the hotel, evening socializing in Pub Potkova (tastings, music…)Thursday, Oct 20.10 16The pros and cons of Croatian camps in accordance with the criteria and inspection of the ADAC – Stefan Thurn (ADAC)How much are Croatian camps adapted to people with special needs and to whom – the results of visiting camps for the needs of V4A certification – Roberto Vitali (V4A – Village for all)The importance of agencies in the business and placement of camping products in Europe and the development of the camping market – Loek van der Loo (Vacanceselect)Complete conversion and development of the existing middle category camp into a new top product with 5 * – view from the architectural-planning point of view – Ana Slamar (Tisa – architectural studio)Preparation and implementation of the investment in the first water park in the Croatian camp – recommendations and mistakes to be avoided – Dejan Jakovljevic (Jadranka kampovi doo)Distribution of certificates to camps:Innovative camp of the year”Village for all – V4A””The best camp Adria 2016″ (Avtokampi.si)”OK mini Camps 2016″ (KUH)”Croatia’s Best Campsites 2016″ (KUH)Dinner at the hotel, continuation of socializing in Pub Portkova (DJ, dance points, Coctail show)Friday, October 21.10, 16KUH AssemblyBus trip to Čakovec (guided tour and visit to Zrinski Fortress), tour of the wine house / winery and at the end of the visit with a tasting of local products to the best restaurant on the continent Mala Hiža. As of today, applications are open for participation in this year’s 10th Congress of Croatian Camping, which is being held in Sveti Martin na Muri, from Wednesday 19.10. to Friday 21.10.2016. organized by the Croatian Camping Union ( KUH )In addition to the professional part, presentations and socializing, this year the congress will be a central place for insight into trends and tendencies in the mobile home sector, and in addition to mobile, a large number of manufacturers and representatives of various equipment for camps and others will present themselves. At the 10th Congress of Croatian Camping, 13 new models of mobile homes and 4 latest models of glamping tents will be presented, as well as all other equipment for camps and novelties. Also, at the congress, certificates will be distributed to camps in the categories: Innovative Camp of the Year, “Village for all – V4A, Best Camp Adria 2016, OK mini Camps 2016, Croatia’s Best Campsites 2016.To participate in the congress you must fill out and send the “Application Form for the CONGRESS”, and to participate in the congress you are charged a registration fee, details in the application form.CONGRESS APPLICATION FORMAPPLICATION FORM FOR ACCOMMODATIONProgramlast_img read more

NEWS SCAN: Coronavirus reporting complaint, NC fair E coli cases, 4-strain flu vaccine trials, Ebola in Chinese bats

first_imgOct 23, 2012Saudi health ministry says it was bypassed in reporting of novel coronavirusSaudi Arabia’s deputy minister of public health, Ziad A. Memish, MD, has complained publicly that the initial report of the recently discovered novel coronavirus in a Saudi patient bypassed internal reporting channels in Saudi Arabia. Memish posted his statement yesterday on ProMED, the online reporting service of the International Society for Infectious Diseases, the same service that published the initial report of the novel virus, by Saudi physician Ali Mohamed Zaki, MD, PhD, on Sep 20. Memish also complained that his office was not contacted by the Toronto Star, which reported on Oct 21 that Zaki said the Saudi health ministry was angry with him and had forced the hospital where he worked to fire him. Memish wrote, “Unfortunately, my ministry was not contacted by the Toronto Star nor by ProMED-mail’s moderator to discuss pending reports of our novel coronavirus. ProMED-mail’s readership has been left in the dark about internal reporting mechanisms that were either intentionally or inadvertently circumvented in this situation.” He went on to note that Saudi Arabia bears an “enormous” public health responsibility for the millions of Hajj pilgrims visitng Mecca at this time of year. “We invite our friends and colleagues to stay tuned; we invite ProMED-mail to collaborate with us to balance public health reporting. As of now, the full story has yet to be told,” he concluded. The novel virus was isolated from a 60-year-old Saudi man who died of a respiratory infection in a Jeddah hospital on Jun 24. A Qatari man infected with the same virus remains hospitalized in the United Kingdom.Oct 22 ProMED post by MemishOct 21 Toronto Star storyNC Fair E coli outbreak cases rise to 100The number of people sickened in an Escherichia coli O157:H7 outbreak linked to attendance at a North Carolina county fair has risen to 100, 62 of them children, the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS) said today. An investigation is pointing to animal contact as the likely source, but officials still haven’t pinpointed the exact cause, according to an Oct 19 NCDHHS statement. Authorities have interviewed patients and families, as well as 150 people who attended the fair but did not get sick. Laura Gerald, MD, MPH, North Carolina’s state health director, said investigators may not be able to identify a single source but hope to have more conclusive results within a month. “Our goal throughout this investigation is to identify how to prevent similar outbreaks and deaths in the future,” she said in the statement. Meanwhile, the Cleveland County Fair announced on Oct 19 that it was temporarily closing the fairgrounds to public events as a health precaution until health officials complete their investigations. The outbreak total rose by two cases since yesterday. Thirteen patients have been hospitalized, and cases includes one fatality, in a 2-year-old boy.Oct 23 NCDHHS E coli case countSanofi says quadrivalent flu vaccine performed well in phase 2 and 3 trialsSanofi Pasteur’s quadrivalent influenza vaccine (QIV) containing two influenza B strains compared well with standard trivalent flu vaccines (TIVs) in phase 2 and 3 clinical trials to assess immunogenicity and safety, the company announced yesterday. An overview of the results was presented at IDWeek in San Diego, a joint meeting of four infectious-disease societies. Last week Sanofi announced it had applied for licensing of Fluzone QIV, which is designed to address the difficulty of predicting which of two type B flu lineages, Victoria or Yamagata, will be more common each flu season. The company conducted a phase 2 trial involving 570 nonelderly adults, a phase 3 study in 675 elderly people (65 and older), and a phase 3 study involving 4,347 children aged 6 months through 8 years. Participants were randomly assigned to receive the QIV or one of two TIVs, each containing either a Victoria-lineage or a Yamagata-lineage B strain. All four flu strains in QIV were found to be non-inferior to the two TIV formulations in 35 of 36 analyses in adults, elderly people, and children, the company said. In elderly people, the QIV missed non-inferiority to TIV for influenza A/H1N1 on one measure of immunogenicity, but it achieved non-inferiority on two other measures. Further, in 15 of 16 analyses in children and the elderly, QIV induced statistically superior levels of antibodies (geometric mean titers) and seroconversion rates for each B strain in comparison with the TIV version that lacked the corresponding B strain. The safety profiles of the quadrivalent and trivalent vaccines were not materially different, Sanofi said.Oct 22 Sanofi press releaseEbola antibodies found in Chinese batsBats in China have been found to harbor antibodies to Ebola viruses, the first such evidence of filovirus infection in the country, researchers reported in the Virology Journal. Chinese and Australian researchers developed an enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) for Ebola using the recombinant nucleocapsid protein and conducted a seroprevalence survey among Chinese bats. The researchers collected 843 wild bats from various provinces in mainland China from 2006 to 2009. They found that 32 of 843 serum samples contained Ebola antibodies and that 10 of 16 were further confirmed by western blot test. They conclude, “To our knowledge, this is the first report of any filovirus infection in China.”Oct 13 Virol J abstractlast_img read more

Following CARICOM-Mexico Summit – GDF to benefit from disaster response…

first_img You may be interested in… Apr 21, 2020 Jul 27, 2020 ‘GECOM goes back to CARICOM’ Apr 15, 2020 May 29, 2020 Georgetown, Guyana – (March 7, 2018) With an already strong defence cooperation programme with several bilateral partners, the Guyana Defence Force (GDF) is now set to benefit from the expertise of the Mexican Army in the area of disaster response and management. This was confirmed (on Wednesday) when President David Granger met with Mexico’s Ambassador to Guyana, Mr. Ivan Robero Sierra Medel. The meeting was held at State House. The Ambassador said that the move to strengthen military to military relations between the two countries came out of discussions at the CARICOM-Mexico Summit, which was held in Belize in October 2017. Upon the invitation of the Mexican Army, two GDF officers are to be identified to be part of a four-month training programme, which is scheduled to commence later this month at the National Defence College in Mexico City. Guyana and Mexico strengthen military to military relations in the area of disaster response and management following CARICOM-Mexico Summitcenter_img The Mexican Army has over 50 years of experience and expertise, particularly in the area of disaster response, an area in which the GDF can benefit significantly. Ambassador Sierra Medel explained that in Mexico, the military has a comprehensive strategy consisting of six pillars to deal with natural disasters. These include: search and rescue, evacuation of at-risk communities, interaction with the population during a crisis, protection of families and securing communities and these are the areas in which the two GDF officers will be trained. Expressing his appreciation to the Ambassador and the Mexican Government, President Granger said, “I see this as the start of a relationship that we will continue to build on and over time we will be able to develop our own disaster response capabilities.” See Joint Declaration – IV CARICOM-MEXICO Summit (25.10.17) Read more at: Ministry of the Presidency Share this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading… More Support Needed for Small States in COVID Fight –… CARICOM and Mexico agree to strengthen ties in disaster risk management; other critical areasCARICOM and Mexico, which both recently suffered devastating natural disasters, have agreed to strengthen cooperation in disaster risk management. The agreement forms part of a Joint Declaration issued at the end of the Fourth CARICOM-Mexico Summit held in Belize on Wednesday 25 October 2017 under the joint chairmanship of CARICOM…October 26, 2017In “General”Belize hosts pivotal CARICOM-Mexico SummitThe CARICOM-Mexico Summit on Wednesday 25 October, 2017, in Belize is seen as a pivotal opportunity for the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) to strengthen cooperation with Mexico, one of the world’s largest integrated economies. The Summit, at the Best Western Belize Biltmore Plaza, brings together CARICOM Heads of Government and their Foreign…October 25, 2017In “Belize”CARICOM accredits new Mexican envoy  New envoy from the United Mexican States, His Excellency, Ivan Roberto Sierra-Medel on Wednesday presented his credentials to Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretary-General, Ambassador Irwin LaRocque at the CARICOM Secretariat in Georgetown.[su_pullquote align=”right”]”CARICOM embraces the opportunity to continue collaborating with you, especially in the context of our strategic objectives as outlined…May 13, 2015In “CARICOM”Share this on WhatsApp NCTF approves decisions for CARICOM officials to do WHO… Tributes Pour in for Former Barbados Prime Minister last_img read more

Crossrail 2 will lift residential values by ‘more than 70%’

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Linde Vancouver plant receives certification

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Start-up of world’s largest carbon monoxide unit

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Afrox invests R150m in state healthcare

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GC100 rejects government’s disclosure proposals

first_imgGeneral counsel at Britain’s biggest companies have rejected government plans to force companies to disclose more information about corporate social responsibility and risk. The GC100, the association for general counsel and company secretaries in FTSE 100 companies, said the requirement might leave companies vulnerable to legal action and mislead investors. It issued the warning in its response to a consultation on narrative reporting by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS). The City of London Law Society echoed this view, insisting that there is ‘no value’ in introducing extra requirements and that existing rules on company reporting are still being digested. Following the economic crisis, BIS is reviewing the regime for narrative reporting, the reporting of non-financial information in company reports that is intended to provide a broad picture of a company’s business, market position, strategy, performance and prospects. The government wants to replace the existing ‘business review’ with a more onerous ‘operating and financial review’ (OFR), to ensure that companies report on their social and environmental duties, and that risks to the company are better disclosed. ‘Our robust view is that now is not the time to introduce yet further change,’ the GC100 said in its response. ‘Our member companies disclose those risks which their internal reviews identify as the most important. We note that there is a risk of liability if material risks are omitted which later result in losses. Some of our members are also concerned that the disclosure of more detail about risks and uncertainties could give a misleading impression of a company’s position. ‘The general experience of our members is that there is no noticeable demand on the part of investors for more detailed reporting from the companies in which they invest. We believe that the current principles-based and flexible reporting regime creates competitive advantage for the UK, while driving standards of corporate reporting which are among the best in the world. ‘We cannot see how the introduction of an OFR will, of itself, improve the way that social and environmental duties are addressed. ‘UK businesses have had to cope with constant [rule] changes over the past four years. More change will inevitably cost businesses more, in terms of internal resources and external fees, and erode national competitiveness.’ The BIS consultation ran from 2 August to 19 October. The government will publish its conclusions at the end of the year.last_img read more

Lawyer foot soldiers of the Big Society need a state-maintained road to march on

first_imgThis week chancellor George Osborne received a bloody nose from charities which estimate their finances will be hard hit by his decision to place a cap on tax relief for charitable donations. His move may or may not be right in principle. But as with the coalition’s approach to legal services, Osborne’s move on these funds harms the very not-for-profit ‘Big Society’ efforts that can help meet unmet need. LawWorks has been a vocal critic of the assaults on social welfare law that the legal aid cuts represent. Supported in its line by leading commercial law firms, the pro bono clearing house points out that the voluntary efforts lawyers make in meeting unmet need depend on the existence of a viable community of social welfare lawyers, supported by legal aid. In other words, lawyer foot soldiers of the Big Society need a state-maintained road to march on. In other areas of voluntary activity, it has been proposed that greater engagement can be generated by lowering safety standards. Understandably though, volunteer lawyers are not willing to give advice they regard as ‘unsafe’ – not least when there may literally be no one else to pick up the pieces. Here, at least, the Big Society cannot be both free and safe.last_img read more

Integral slips

first_imgCZECH railwaymen looking forward to running 200 km/h tilting trains between Berlin, Praha and Wien may have to wait a little longer. CKD Praha announced last month that delivery of the prototype Class 680 Integral had slipped by another nine months to April 15 next year.When the contract for 10 sets was awarded to the CKD-MSV-Siemens-Fiat consortium in 1995, the prototype was due to roll by the end of 1997, but last year this was postponed to July 1998. Citing problems with the tilt equipment and aluminium bodyshells, CKD also admitted that the price has risen from KC4·1bn to KC4·5bn. The company still hopes to begin trials before the end of this year and claims that test running under three electrical systems in Germany, Austria and the Czech Republic can still be completed in time to have all 10 sets in service by the May 2000 timetable change as planned. olast_img read more