They’re all in on the election fraud conspiracy hobbling Biden’s transition

first_img– Advertisement – In the meantime, Attorney General Billy Boy and GOP Leader Mitchy Mitch put their heads together to go all in on Trump’s delusions—anything to lift the spirits of the Dons. In the absence of even a single credible allegation of voter fraud, Barr went ahead and authorized federal prosecutors on Monday to investigate any “substantial allegations” of irregularities just in case. Who knows, Rudy G might still cook up a little something. Stay tuned for his next destination presser nestled somewhere between a fantasy sex shop and an outward-bound crematorium—either way, it’s an otherworldly experience.And back on the Senate floor, Mitchy Mitch held yet another ceremonial betrayal of oath, country, and the integrity that apparently escaped him at incarnation. “The president has every right to look into allegations and to request recounts under the law,” McConnell explained Monday of Trump’s imaginary voting “irregularities.” The press, McConnell continued, doesn’t “get veto power over the legal rights of any citizen, including the President of the United States.” In other words, McConnell’s totally on board with giving Trump, Billy Boy, and Rudy G the space to tilt at windmills, particularly since he needs Trump’s frenzied supporters in Georgia in a lather over their imaginary disenfranchisement. The gamble? They’ll rush back to the polls in a couple months after being told the election was stolen out from under them.- Advertisement – But the conspiracy ran into a little unforeseen snag back in Georgia. After the two GOP senators facing January runoffs accused Georgia’s Republican secretary of state of failing the state’s residents and called for his resignation, he got a little huffy. First off, Sec. Brad Raffensperger said no resignation was in the offing. Second, Sens. Kelly Loefler and David Perdue might want to concentrate on actually winning the election rather than pointing fingers at others for why they didn’t.“As a Republican, I am concerned about Republicans keeping the U.S. Senate,” Raffensperger said. “I recommend that Senators Loeffler and Perdue start focusing on that.”  But outside of Raffensperger, Washington Republicans are giving Trump’s baseless voter fraud claims as much oxygen as possible while hobbling the transition of power to Joe Biden. It’s a national security nightmare but, hey, Republicans never give a damn about anyone but themselves. – Advertisement –last_img read more

London Spirit retain England captains Eoin Morgan and Heather Knight for The Hundred | Cricket News

first_imgMorgan said: “We have the makings of a great squad and I’m looking forward to playing at the Home of Cricket in this exciting new format. I believe we will have a great blend of skills both in the squad and our coaching staff and I can’t wait to get going.”Knight added: “It is a real honour to be retained as skipper for next year. We are beginning to build an exciting side and hopefully we can make a real impact on the pitch.“While it was obviously disappointing that the competition wasn’t able to take place this year, The Hundred promises to be a real leap forward for our sport and I can’t wait to lead the side in 2021.” Dan Lawrence in action for Essex Eagles London Spirit have retained Heather Knight, Eoin Morgan, Dan Lawrence and Naomi Dattani
London Spirit have retained Heather Knight, Eoin Morgan, Dan Lawrence and Naomi Dattani

Defi Du Seuil faces five rivals at Cheltenham | Racing News

first_imgTwiston-Davies’ Ballyandy heads the weights in the Unibet Greatwood Hurdle.Second to Sceau Royal, who has franked the form since, in the Welsh Champion Hurdle on his first run of the campaign, he is giving upwards of 8lb to all his rivals.They include Alan King’s pair Edwardstone and Harambe, Tom Lacey’s Sebastopol, Paul Nicholls’ Thyme White and Sir Psycho and the sole Irish runner Tudor City.Ellison’s Cormier, Dan Skelton’s Proschema and the Olly Murphy duo of Hunters Call and Strong Glance are others fancied in a strong heat.Colin Tizzard’s promising The Big Breakaway is scheduled to have his first run over fences in the opening mallardjewellers.com Novices’ Chase. Defi Du Seuil faces five rivals as his bids for a second win in Cheltenham’s Shloer Chase.Philip Hobbs’ stable star is reappearing after a mysterious flop in the Queen Mother Champion Chase in March when it appeared he had been left with little more than a penalty kick following the late withdrawals of Altior and Chacun Pour Soi.- Advertisement – – Advertisement – Nigel Twiston-Davies’ Riders Onthe Storm, so impressive in the Ascot Chase but a faller in the Ryanair, is yet another Grade One winner in attendance.Brian Ellison’s Forest Bihan reappears for the first time since winning last season’s Old Roan Chase at Aintree, with injury keeping him off the track, while Harry Whittington’s Rouge Vif is back at Cheltenham after an impressive win in a handicap last month.Duc Des Genievres, the Arkle winner in 2019 who is having his first run for Paul Nicholls, completes the field.- Advertisement – However, in just about the only disappointment for the now-retired jockey Barry Geraghty during the 2020 Festival, Defi Du Seuil never looked like winning at any stage and was only fourth to Politologue.Previously last season, Defi Du Seuil had won Sunday’s race – beating Politologue – the Tingle Creek and the Clarence House, taking his Grade One tally over hurdles and fences to seven.He faces last year’s impressive Arkle winner Put The Kettle On, from Henry de Bromhead’s yard, who won at this meeting 12 months ago and never ran again before the Festival.- Advertisement –last_img read more

Another avian flu death reported in Vietnam

first_imgJul 14, 2005 (CIDRAP News) – Another Vietnamese has died of avian influenza and three others have tested positive for the disease, according to reports from Vietnam today.Reuters news service reported that an unidentified person infected with an H5 flu virus died in a Hanoi hospital last week. The report was based on a story in a Vietnamese newspaper called Tien Phong, or Vanguard, which attributed the information to the country’s health ministry.The report also said three people in an isolation ward at Hanoi’s National Institute for Clinical Research of Tropical Medicine have avian flu, and another 13 patients in the ward have suspected cases.The Chinese news service Xinhua published a similar story today. It said that one of two people who died in the Hanoi hospital last week had tested positive for an H5 virus, while results for the other person were inconclusive. The story also said 15 other people were being treated at the hospital for suspected avian flu.The Xinhua story was based on a report in a Vietnamese newspaper called Pioneer, which attributed its information to Vietnam’s Preventive Medicine Department.Another Vietnamese newpaper, Than Nien News, also reported the latest death and the three other confirmed cases in its online edition today.But the official Vietnam News Agency said in a story datelined today, “Since June 4, Vietnam has reported no new human cases of bird flu infections.” The story made no mention of the newspaper reports.The latest report, if accurate, brings Vietnam’s unofficial avian flu death toll since late 2003 to 40, including 20 fatalities since December 2004. Another 12 people in Thailand and 4 Cambodians also have died of H5N1 avian flu in the past year and a half.Today’s reports did not make clear whether any of the cases mentioned have been reported previously. By the official World Health Organization count, Vietnam had had a total of 87 cases of avian flu as of Jun 28.last_img read more

Chinese promise H5N1 samples, deny claim of new strain

first_imgNov 10, 2006 (CIDRAP News) – China said today it would share more avian influenza virus samples, despite reported misuse of some shared previously, and repeated its rejection of a report that a new strain of H5N1 virus has spread through southern China, according to news services.The World Health Organization (WHO) said China is sending 20 H5N1 avian flu virus samples to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Reuters reported today. Henk Bekedam, WHO representative in Beijing, told Reuters the samples are from 2004 and 2005.China’s promise to share more avian flu samples comes on the heels of a WHO apology to China for the misuse of previous samples that the country provided, according to the Chinese news service Xinhua. Jia Youling, China’s chief veterinarian, told reporters today that Bekedam had personally apologized to him for the incidents.Jia said foreign research institutions improperly used Chinese samples in two cases. In one instance, a research paper attributed the Chinese samples to other countries, Xinhua reported. One of the coauthors of the paper, Robert Webster, PhD, of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, also apologized to the Chinese research institution involved, Jia said.In the second case, foreign researchers cited a Chinese sample without giving credit to the Chinese, which violates international protocol, Xinhua reported.Jia rebuffed criticisms that China hasn’t shared its avian flu samples with the international community. He said the country sent five samples to the WHO in June 2005 and sent the CDC another 20 samples this year.CDC officials reported in September that 20 samples expected from China had been delayed because of a disagreement over the mailing protocol but that the problem had been resolved. CDC officials could not be reached today to clarify whether the samples were actually received.It’s unclear if the new batch of Chinese samples will shed new light on claims by US and Hong Kong researchers that a new subtype of H5N1 avian flu virus, the “Fujian-like” strain, has become predominant in southern China over the past year. Researchers writing Oct 30 in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) suggested that the strain may be resistant to Chinese poultry vaccines and that it has been found in human H5N1 cases in China.Chinese officials immediately rejected the study, and Jia repeated that denial today. The Reuters report quoted him as saying, “There is no such thing as a new ‘Fujian-like’ virus variant at all.”Earlier, in a Nov 6 China Daily report, some of China’s leading avian influenza experts asserted that the PNAS report lacked scientific proof. Chen Hualan, director of the National Bird Flu Reference Laboratory at the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, said genetic analysis showed that the so-called Fujian-like virus “shares high conformity with the H5N1 virus that was isolated in Hunan when bird flu broke out in early 2004.” She added that samples from every domestic avian flu outbreak are sent to her lab for isolation and genetic sequencing.Chen said that in 2005 and 2006 the lab isolated viruses from waterfowl in southern China and reported the results to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE). “These viruses all remain steady in gene type, and there is no marked change in their biological characteristics,” she said.Chen also contested the PNAS report’s suggestion that the Fujian-like strain may be resistant to the Chinese poultry vaccine. She said the researchers did not specify the locations and vaccination status of the chickens they tested, and pointed to decreasing numbers of avian flu cases as evidence of the vaccine’s effectiveness. The Chinese Ministry of Agriculture said 95% of domestic poultry were vaccinated between January and October.Shu Yuelong, director of the National Influenza Center at the Chinese Centre for Disease Control and Prevention, said the PNAS authors’ claim that five people in southern China were infected by the Fujian-like strain was wrong, according to China Daily.”Fifteen out of the 16 variants were isolated from [human] cases in southern China and they belong to the same gene type. There is no proof that five of them were infected by a new mutated virus,” Yuelong said.See also:Sep 11 CIDRAP News article “Way cleared for China to share H5N1 samples”Oct 30 PNAS report on the emergence of a Fujian-like H5N1 influenza virus in Chinahttp://www.pnas.org/cgi/content/abstract/0608157103v1Nov 3 CIDRAP News article “Study says new H5N1 strain pervades southern China”last_img read more

Online petition launched Save the island of Biševo from concreting

first_imgPokrenuto je potpisivanje peticije “Spasimo Biševo od betoniranja”​, a možete ju potpisati hereBespravni građevinski radovi koji se trenutno vrše u neposrednom okolišu crkve sv. Silvestra i unutar međa srednjovjekovnog samostana na otoku Biševu narušavaju ambijentalnost i sklad naselja Poje, svojedobnog centra otoka. Peticijom se traži da Konzervatorski odjel u Splitu izađe na teren i zaštiti ovaj arheološki lokalitet od nasrtaja divlje gradnje Rješenjem o preventivnoj zaštiti.Crkva sv. Silvestra nalazi se unutar skladne mikro-povijesne jezgre naselja Poje na otoku Biševu (zaštićeno kulturno dobro RST-0613-1972). Povijesni izvori svjedoče da se uz crkvu nalazio benediktinski samostan darovan redovnicima s Tremita koji je u punoj snazi djelovao tijekom 12. i 13. st. Nad ostacima je samostana, najvjerojatnije tijekom baroka, nastao omanji građevinski sklop kamenih kuća s vrtom koji zajedno s crkvom čini veoma skladnu ambijentalno-povijesnu cjelinu.  “Ovo je jedini način da upozorimo javnost na grubo kršenje zakona i teror koji se trenutačno vrši nad kulturnom i prirodnom baštinom otoka Biševa. Napominjem kako članak 3. Zakona o zaštiti i očuvanju kulturnih dobara nalaže da kulturna dobra bez obzira na vlasništvo, preventivnu zaštitu ili registraciju uživaju zaštitu prema odredbama predmetnog zakona. Također, upozoravam kako je još iz vremena zadnje konzervatorske obnove crkve, kada su otkriveni čak i starokršćanski slojevi iz 6. stoljeća, ostalo dosta nedovršenog posla sa strane izvođača radova kao što je otvorena grobnica u kojoj se vide kosti itd. Ovim Vas putem još jednom usrdno molim da zajedničkim naporima pridonesemo zaštiti još uvijek netaknutog krajolika i kulturne baštine pučinskog otoka Biševa” ističe pokretač peticije Stjepan Tafra.Spasimo Biševo od betonizacije, a podršku možete dati herelast_img read more

Losinj Hotels & Villas introduces direct flights to Losinj

first_imgThis summer, the hotel brand Lošinj Hotels & Villas offers its guests a faster and easier arrival to the island of vitality with a special offer of flights.Namely, from June 25 to September 16, LH&V, in cooperation with the Czech airline Silver Air, is organizing return flights from Zagreb, Split, Pula and Lugano to Lošinj at a price of as little as 235 euros. Thus, the arrival on the island of Lošinj becomes more accessible, and Lošinj will additionally confirm its deserved place on the map of unavoidable tourist destinations in the Mediterranean.Thanks to the new flight schedule, domestic and foreign guests can travel to Lošinj this summer with return flights from Zagreb three times a week, from Pula and Split twice a week, and from Lugano, Switzerland once a week. For example, the journey from Zagreb to Lošinj on the new Silver Air flight takes only 45 minutes. A total of 14 passengers can leave for their extended weekend on the island of vitality on Thursday or Friday at 17 pm and return to Zagreb on Monday at 9 am after a sunny weekend. In addition, LH&V provides guests who arrive on the island by plane with transportation to the hotel, as well as return to Mali Lošinj Airport.”By introducing new flights, we continue the mission of planned development of Lošinj as an elite tourist destination, and by realizing a better connection between the island of Lošinj and the mainland, we make all its beauties more accessible to our guests. The islands, with their unique beauty and perfectly preserved nature, are at the same time a travel challenge, but with the introduction of new flights, we have reduced the trip to Lošinj to the shortest possible time.. ”, Said the member of the Management Board of the Jadranka Group Goran Filipović and adds that better traffic connection and easier communication of the island with the mainland is one of the strategic goals of the Lošinj Jadranka Group, which has been working for 70 years to position Lošinj and the entire Cres archipelago on the tourist map of this part of the Mediterranean.”The planned reconstruction and expansion of the Mali Lošinj Airport will also contribute to the achievement of these goals, which in the future will enable easier access to the destination for all visitors, because then aircraft with a capacity of up to 180 passengers will be able to land on Lošinj.”Concludes Filipović.Find out all the details about the flight schedule, accommodation offer and reservations on the website  losinj-hotels.com i silverairtravels.com.last_img read more

Pula Airport expects 600 thousand passengers

first_imgAfter record June, July and August, in which Pua Airport recorded three consecutive months with more than 100.000 passengers for the first time, as well as a record number of air operations, they continue with record arrivals in September.Namely, on September 12, 2018, Pula Airport expects 600 thousand passengers, who have not been at the Pula airport since the independence of Croatia, and at the beginning of August last year’s record of 500.000 passengers was achieved.This summer, Pula was connected by direct flights from 20 countries, with 76 destinations with direct flights, in cooperation with 42 companies. “We closed last year with 595.495 passengers, while this year we expect to cross 700.000 passengers and we immodestly hope to cross the number of passengers from 1987, the year when 701.370 passengers passed through our airport. So far, the total traffic from January to August has increased by 20% compared to last year, although our forecasts were an increase of 15% increase in the number of passengers. ” points out the director of Pula Airport, Svemir Radmilo.It is extremely important that flights with 17 companies to 22 destinations can still be realized until the end of September when the lines to: Belgrade, Zurich and London Heathrow are active, and by the end of October Pula Airport has open flights to another 20 destinations. , and these are still London, Oslo, Nantes, Frankfurt, Dublin, Rotterdam, Edinburgh, Moscow, Leeds Bradford, Manchester, Warsaw, Dusseldorf, Cologne, Berlin, Brussels, Hamburg, Stuttgart, Bristol and Helsinki, Liverpool.”It should be pointed out again that the reason for such figures lies in the fact of synergistic action of all stakeholders in tourism in Istria. There is primarily the Istria County Tourist Board, then the hotel industry with its investments in new hotel facilities, as well as the art of negotiating and introducing all carriers to the beauties of Istria and opportunities for a beautiful and attractive vacation provided by all destinations within the airport. Our job is to bring Europe closer to Istria, but also to show Istria to Europe, because we have something to show and something to be proud of. ” Radmilo concluded.last_img read more

In the socks of our tourism half the money than the Austrians, and why ?!

first_imgAustria, which has only twice as many inhabitants as “our beautiful country”, and which has no sea but only many, many mountains and plateaus, earns 22,7 billion euros a year from tourism! Of which 12,7 billion euros in the winter. And Croatia, which has the sea and Dubrovnik and Split and the islands untouched as if born of a “smart” mother, and also has Pula and Istria, brags at all bells that it puts in the state “sock” of the sun, ice cream, comfort and the sea all in all 9, 5 billion euros! And that is our limit! Published by: Gordana Igrec / published and transferred with permission from the portal Morski.hr Young people would say: sometimes it is “less – more”. But young people have left and are leaving. And no one listens to them. And the old ones, disappointed with the reality, turned a deaf ear to everything. Now I no longer know if any of those in charge “hear” these figures that resonate and embarrass us. While the whole column of cars after the “craziest night of the year” is heading towards the mountains with euros in their pockets, leaving behind deserted islands, sadly deserted sea and singing Istria and Dalmatia. When will this country get a ruling set that will know what and how with our mare nostrum, our coast, apartments, hotels, untouched nature, our delicacies, music and culture. While “dindrlica” is being promoted in Austria, who wears Split’s civic costume or sopila in Istria attracts tourists and knows how to cash in on it? This is not about predation, but about how we can appreciate this piece of land where we all found ourselves at the same time? How do we treat our natural and cultural heritage? And don’t we shout out loud, don’t we recite and dig into our chests just to cover up how we actually care a little (care) about our heritage, tradition, our nature, and everything we’ve inherited from our history attached? And what needs to be nurtured, presented and finally fertilized financially. Without such a worldview, the fact that 20 percent of GDP comes from tourism will not help us. At the same time, our mouths are full of tourist feats. While all the time we throw sand in the eyes of the inhabitants of this afflicted state or, like politicians, we push our heads into the sand like ostriches. Avoiding the problem. Photo: Hallstatt, Austria / Photo: Pixabay.com Mostly looking for masseurs, beauticians, physiotherapists who will work for secured accommodation and food while skiing for a salary of up to 1 euros. In Switzerland, for example, where the share of tourism in GDP is 900 to 7 skis, and their income is alongside Austria, which means that it surpasses Croatia. While in our country the share of tourism in GDP is 77 percent, and our income “limps” for the Alpine country, with which we have been in a political marriage for centuries – Austria. It is obvious that mathematics does not go to the minds of our politicians, and they do not cope well with numbers or percentages when they do not “darken their eyes” on these statistics, which say more than all the words that everyone in our country takes lightly anyway. razmeću.center_img Photo: Pixabay.com A country that has the coast and the sea as a God-given day and that could share these beauties with others in a way that secures a place under the sun so that it becomes a recognizable and popular tourist destination during 365 days of the year experiences ecstasy with only a few confessions of the world for her beauty or service or the occasional reportage. No, we are not as humble as we react. And why do Austrians already open the season for hunting seasonal workers in hotels in September or October? We just don’t know how our neighbors shared the crown and crust of bread with us! Even today, after exactly 100 years have passed since we separated, we are left with bread with seven crusts, and the heirs of the Habsburg monarchy – the Austrians “kajzerice, buns, butter and marmalade”. It seems that the “beans” fell to our detriment and that we got the thick end of it. We could also talk about our mentality, and say: “How are we better servants than masters!” Because, how else to comment that we do not know or do not want to use “heavenly beauty” for the betterment of all inhabitants of Dalmatia, Istria and the whole of Croatia? Some forever. It’s all the fault – GDP! Is it?! “Let’s go girls, let’s go boys, students, pupils, policemen! To the mountains, because there is no winter there “is the refrain of the song of the White Button, which is still happily sung today. Soon, everyone in line in Lijepa naša will start chanting this refrain, crossing the border after skiing to neighboring Slovenia, Austria, Italy or the Czech Republic or Switzerland and France, as well as to nearby Bosnia and Herzegovina, after the Christmas and New Year holidays. On the mountains to our natural beauties that surround the sea, to tourism throughout the year we are, it is clear as light – forgotten.last_img read more

Over half a million overnight stays were realized during the Easter holidays

first_imgCompared to the Easter holidays in 2018, which took place from March 30 to April 2, this year’s later Easter date resulted in 80% more arrivals and 90% more tourist nights. Of the cities, during the Easter holidays the largest number of overnight stays was recorded in Dubrovnik (53.978), followed by Poreč (34.155), Rovinj (33.499), Zagreb (27.276) and Split (23.361). 288.810 overnight stays were realized in hotels, which represents 51% of the total overnight stays, followed by household facilities with 115 thousand overnight stays or 20% share and camps with 89 thousand overnight stays, which is 16% share. According to the eVisitor system, which contains tourist traffic realized in commercial and non-commercial facilities and nautical charter (eCrew system), during the Easter holidays, ie in the period from Friday, April 19 to Monday, April 22, 2019, 179.513 arrivals and 566.687 overnight stays. The largest number of overnight stays during the extended Easter weekend was realized in the tourist cluster Istra, 196 thousand (35% share), followed by Kvarner with 99 thousand overnight stays (18% share) and Dalmatia-Dubrovnik with 74 thousand overnight stays (13% share). “This year’s extended Easter weekend fell later in the calendar, which was in favor of the increased tourist traffic that we expect by the end of April. Due to the quality, content and diverse destination offer that attracts guests to Croatia, holidays in our nearest emitting markets, but also due to the May Day that follows, we expect additional retention of guests in our country and the growth trend of tourist traffic”, Said the director of the Croatian National Tourist Board Kristjan Staničić, adding that the Easter holidays have encouraged excellent results so far in April, which compared to the same period last year recorded a 32% increase in arrivals and overnight stays.  Looking at the markets, during the Easter holidays the largest number of overnight stays was realized by guests from Germany (124.229), Italy (58.205), Austria (48.975) and Slovenia (33.136). Source: Croatian National Tourist Boardlast_img read more