Month: November 2020

Match Report – NSW 34 – 10 Queensland

first_imgThe Maroons suffered an early blow when they lost Cameron Munster after he failed a HIA test but the Blues, led by Nathan Cleary, were exceptional.- Advertisement – The game was beginning to get niggly and boiled over when Payne Haas and Tino Fa’asuamaleaui came to blows and were both sin-binned.There was a hint of possible fightback from the Maroons when Papali’I powered over, but Cleary had the final word with a penalty for a dominant win. New South Wales beat Queensland 34-10 in game two of the 2020 State of Origin series to take the series to a decider in Brisbane next Wednesday.The Maroons went ahead through a brilliant Xavier Coates try but the Blues put the foot down and hit back with tries from Cody Walker, James Tedesco and Josh Addo-Carr for a well-deserved 18-4 lead at the break.They continued in the same vein in the second half as Jack Wighton and Daniel Tupou went over. Queensland managed to score a second through Josh Papali’I but Addo-Carr scored his second for a convincing win.- Advertisement – Tyson Frizell and Jake Trbojevic celebrate the Blues win The decider will take place on Wednesday, November 18 at Brisbane’s Suncorp Stadium. Cleary was under massive pressure from the first game with many calling for him to be dropped, however, he proved his critics wrong with a man-of-the-match performance.The early exchanges were brutal with both sides carrying hard and it was Queensland who struck first with Coates producing a wonderful finish in the corner. Nathan Cleary answered his critics with an impressive display for the Blues Nathan Cleary answered his critics with an impressive display for the Blues

Does Tayshia Adams’ Ex-Husband Appear on ‘The Bachelorette’?

first_imgIn the clip, Adams’ ex-husband is not shown, but a man is heard saying, “It’s only a matter of time before she realizes the truth,” as the former phlebotomist cries. Through tears, she then concedes, “I can’t do it anymore.”Does Tayshia Adams Ex-Husband Josh Bourelle Appear Bachelorette Why Fans Think SoABCAdams, 30, and Bourelle were together for six years before tying the knot in February 2016. He filed for divorce in October 2017, and they finalized the proceedings the following month.The Bachelor alum revealed exclusively to Us Weekly earlier this week that she did not hear from the roofing contractor after her role as the Bachelorette was confirmed in a trailer. “Just let a girl live,” she teased.Does Tayshia Adams Ex-Husband Josh Bourelle Appear Bachelorette Why Fans Think SoTayshia Adams and Josh Bourelle. ABC/Craig Sjodin; Courtesy D&J Roofing Inc./Instagram- Advertisement – As for how she found the strength to detail her prior relationship, Adams told Us discussing her divorce is not something she shied away from during filming.“It’s not hard at all [to talk about] because it’s definitely something that I’ve experienced in the past and it led me to today,” Adams noted. “But I don’t want it to define me because it doesn’t define me. It’s just something that I grew from and I learned from.”The Bachelorette airs on ABC Tuesdays at 8 p.m. ET.Listen to Here For the Right Reasons to get inside scoop about the Bachelor franchise and exclusive interviews from contestants Adams has been open about her divorce during her reality television journey, including after she met her suitors on the Tuesday episode of The Bachelorette. She alleged during her first one-on-one with Brendan Morais — who is also divorced — that Bourelle cheated on her.“I married a guy that I met in college. I also had lost myself in my marriage, like my identity was him. But unfortunately, it was infidelity and other issues — not on my part — and then we got divorced and I too felt like I failed,” she said. “I too felt embarrassed and ashamed and that fear of, ‘Our parents are going to be upset, our friends are going to be upset.’ So, I know exactly what you mean.”- Advertisement – Special guest? Fans of The Bachelorette noticed a clue that Tayshia Adams’ ex-husband, Josh Bourelle, may drop in on season 16, in keeping with the twists and turns that have defined the quarantined edition of the reality show.A TikTok user pointed out the hint in a Wednesday, November 11, video, explaining that the closed captioning for a promo shared via Twitter on Tuesday, November 10, by the official Bachelorette account attributed a voiceover to Bourelle.- Advertisement – – Advertisement –last_img read more

Chris Evans Cuddles Puppy in Viral ‘Knives Out’ Sweater

first_imgThe actor’s Avengers costar Mark Ruffalo also tweeted, “Bro, while [Donald] Trump is in office there is NOTHING you could possibly do to embarrass yourself. See… solving lining.”Chris Evans Cuddles a Puppy in Iconic 'Knives Out' Sweater That Went ViralChris Evans as Ransom Drysdale in ‘Knives Out.’ Claire Folger/Lionsgate/Kobal/ShutterstockTwo days later, the Massachusetts native addressed the incident, tweeting, “Now that I have your attention …. VOTE Nov 3rd!!!”The Captain America star later spoke out about the flub on The Tamron Hall Show. “Look, it was an interesting weekend full of lessons learned, a lot of teachable moments,” he said at the time. “Things happen. It’s embarrassing, but you’ve gotta roll with the punches. I will say, I have fantastic fans who came to my support. That was really nice.”Listen to Us Weekly’s Hot Hollywood as each week the editors of Us break down the hottest entertainment news stories! Breaking out an old favorite! Chris Evans wore his iconic Knives Out sweater while he cuddled Olympic gymnast Aly Raisman‘s puppy during a doggy play date.The Gifted star, 39, and his dog, Dodger, joined Raisman, 26, and her pup, Mylo, over the weekend. Evans shared a clip via his Instagram Story on Sunday, November 14, of himself holding Mylo while wearing the famous white sweater from the 2019 thriller. In the video, Raisman calls for Mylo as Evans holds him close.Chris Evans Cuddles a Puppy in Iconic 'Knives Out' Sweater That Went ViralChris Evans Courtesy of Chris Evans/Instagram- Advertisement – In September, Evans made headlines again when he posted and then quickly deleted a video from his Instagram Story of himself and some friends playing the game Heads Up! The recording featured a shot of his camera role, which apparently included a black-and-white photo of his penis.Evans received plenty of celebrity support with Jamie Lee Curtis tweeting, “My boy! Proud of him. Got MY attention!”- Advertisement – – Advertisement – “Too bad his charm didn’t work on me,” the Avengers: Endgame star captioned the post.The sweater went viral in November 2019 after fans swooned over Evans wearing the fashion item while playing the character Ransom Drysdale. One month later, Evans even gifted his dog a miniature version of the sweater for Christmas and posted the photo via Twitter.“YOU SAID IM GONNA GIVE TWITTER EVERYTHING THEY WANT,” one user wrote while another posted, “Chris bless you for this picture.”- Advertisement –last_img read more

Bad year for anthrax outbreaks in US livestock

first_img Animal health officials are urging farmers to report suspected cases of anthrax infection and adhere to quarantine restrictions. “Producers should also consult their veterinarians as soon as possible about having their animals vaccinated against the disease,” Dr. Holland urged in the South Dakota press release. Dr. Keller, of North Dakota, reminded farmers that “Burning carcasses and burying both the burned remains and the soil immediately under the carcass is the best means to clean a site.” TAHC regulations call for burning of an infected animal’s bedding and nearby manure in addition to the carcass itself. Human inhalational anthrax from spores in the soil is extremely rare. And although consumption of anthrax-contaminated meat is another potential source of gastrointestinal infection, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports there has never been a documented case of gastrointestinal anthrax in the United States. An article in Morbidity Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) says the primary reasons are that “Livestock are vaccinated for anthrax in areas where the disease is endemic; animals routinely are inspected by federal and state meat inspectors before, during, and after slaughter; and raw meat is eaten infrequently.” Aug 4, 2005 (CIDRAP News) –Weather and soil conditions in several areas of the United States are leading to record livestock losses from anthrax. This summer, approximately 400 animals have died in North and South Dakota, Texas, and Minnesota. North Dakota’s producers are also experiencing extensive livestock losses from the disease. So far this year, approximately 200 grazing animals have died in 10 southeastern counties, according to an Aug 3 ProMED posting from Dr. Keller. A previous severe outbreak in North Dakota in 2000 killed nearly 150 animals. South Dakota State Veterinarian Sam Holland said his state’s outbreak began with a 660-head cattle and bison herd in Sully County. Since Jul 20, 155 animals from that herd have died, according to a Jul 29 press release. Anthrax has been confirmed in five additional herds, and laboratory test results are awaited for another four. Affected counties are located in the central and northeast parts of the state; Brown, Hyde, Marshall, Potter, and Sully counties all have confirmed or suspected infections. Nearly 200 animals have died in the state. Minnesota has also lost animals to anthrax this year. The outbreak includes an unusual case of apparent co-infection of a herd with bovine tuberculosis. Though not yet confirmed by the veterinary lab at North Dakota State University, anthrax is suspected in a herd of cattle already under quarantine for infection with bovine tuberculosis, according to Terry Boldingh, district veterinarian for the Minnesota Board of Animal Health. Bovine tuberculosis has not been seen in Minnesota since 1971. In Texas, the anthrax outbreak this year is notable not for the numbers but for the location. Anthrax in Texas livestock is reported nearly every year in the southwest region of the state, but recent discovery of the disease at two Sutton County ranches marks the first occurrence in that west central area in more than 20 years. Anthrax is endemic in grazing animals in some regions where previous cases have occurred. If animals that die from anthrax are not properly buried or incinerated, the bacterium that causes anthrax, Bacillus anthracis, can contaminate the ground under and around the carcass. The spores formed by B anthracis survive in the soil for decades, and heavy rain or construction-related disturbance can bring them to the surface, where grazing animals inhale or ingest them. The disease can be rapidly fatal in infected animals even before significant signs of illness have been noticed. MMWR article “Human ingestion of Bacillus anthracis–contaminated Meat—Minnesota, August 2000” The state has experienced heavy losses of deer and cattle in prior years, including severe outbreaks in 1997 and 2001, according to the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE). See also: Anthrax outbreaks among grazing animals present little threat to human health. “Visitors to the area should not be alarmed by anthrax,” said Texas’ Dr. Fancher. “Just leave dead animals alone, and don’t pick up shed antlers or old animal bones.” Standard protective equipment is sufficient to protect persons handling infected carcasses. These mortality figures more than double the South Dakota figures from a severe outbreak in 2002, when 53 animals in three counties died. That year also saw a rare case of cutaneous anthrax in a veterinarian who had examined an infected carcass. His infection responded to antibiotic treatment. Though transmission to humans is uncommon, Susan Keller, state veterinarian in North Dakota, said in a press release, “We recommend wearing long sleeves, gloves, and a face mask when handling carcasses.” Thurman Fancher, Area 6 director for the Texas Animal Health Commission (TAHC), said in a press release, “Anthrax is under-reported, because many ranchers in this area automatically dispose of carcasses and vaccinate livestock. . . . Anthrax is a reportable disease, however, and it’s important to know when an outbreak occurs, so other ranchers can be notified to vaccinate.”last_img read more

H5 avian flu in Russian swans, another infected farm in British Columbia

first_imgNov 23, 2005 (CIDRAP News) – About 250 wild swans died of an H5 avian flu virus infection on the Volga River delta in southern Russia, according to an Agence France-Presse (AFP) report yesterday that cited Russian news agencies. Tests to determine if the strain was H5N1 had not been completed.As a result of the swan die-off, a quarantine was being enforced in an area near the city of Astrakhan, AFP reported.H5N1 viruses have been found in birds in eight Russian provinces, and hundreds of thousands of birds have been culled to stop the outbreaks, AFP said.Avian flu has been found on a second farm in southern British Columbia, near the farm where a low-pathogenic virus was found last week, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) announced yesterday. Three other farms nearby were free of the virus, the agency said.Authorities found the second positive sample on a farm within 5 kilometers of the one near Chilliwack where a low-pathogenic H5 virus was found in a duck last week. The CFIA did not identify the virus at the second site, but an AFP report said it is suspected to be the same strain as at the first one. Con Kiley of the CFIA said there were no signs of disease on the farm, according to Bloomberg News.The second farm is under the same ownership as the first and may have been infected by equipment moving between the two sites, the Bloomberg story said.Officials said all 2,800 ducks and 500 geese on the second farm would be destroyed, according to AFP. Kiley told AFP that all 55,000 ducks and 800 geese on the first farm had already been culled.The US Department of Agriculture on Nov 21 banned imports of live birds and raw poultry products from mainland British Columbia, according to Bloomberg News. The ban doesn’t include Vancouver Island.last_img read more

The legend of the love of a sea fairy and Odyssey inspiration for a perfume that has become a sought-after souvenir of Mljet

first_imgPerfume as a souvenir? Absolutely yes, especially if he is authentic and tells a special story.Tamara Luković, a woman from Zagreb in love with the island of Mljet, especially Goveđari, where she and her husband Zoran from nearby Dubrovnik decorated an old house, a former school, where they live and have a gallery, created a perfume that combines the scents of this wooded island.For the eau de perfume “Nymph Calypso” which can be bought exclusively in the Mediterranean Art-Gift shop in the hotel Odisej on Mljet in the National Park Mljet, it is inspired by the legend of love of a sea nymph and Odysseus who was imprisoned on an island and many are convinced that it is the island of Mljet that has become part of the tourist story of this southern Dalmatian island. “For years I worked in Zagreb as a representative of the most famous cosmetic brands, so after we made several Mljet souvenirs such as Mljet shirt, traditional jewelry, snake ring and earrings Mljet gradas, hand-woven bags, pillows, belts, I thought about a new souvenir and remembered the legend of Odyssey. I found inspiration in the legend of the passion, love of the sea nymph Calypso and Odysseus, who swam after the shipwreck and stayed there for seven years because of love. Smell is a very important aspect of human relationships, so I contacted the French perfume company Aromara Fragonard and told them how I imagined the fragrance and they sent me a few samples made on my ideas from which I chose the one we named Nymph Calypso. Lukovic points out.When we look at the bigger picture, tourists who bought perfume from the island of Mljet, will use it throughout the year, ie for special moments of their lives. So the story and memory from Mljet is alive, present throughout the year because whenever a customer sees or puts on perfume, they will remember the island of Mljet. And those are strong emotions and a special experience. Also, whenever someone asks a proud perfume owner where they come from and what kind of perfume it is, the story again takes on a new dimension full of emotions and experiences. Thus, the story of Mljet is multiplied by word of mouth, and it has always been and will be the best advertisement.What is a special story is that it is a wild and medicinal plant from the island of Mljet, and thus the perfume tells an authentic and unique story. “At the heart of the fragrance are delicate accords of herbs from the island of Mljet sage, carnation or garoful, green apple, lemon and grapefruit, lavender, while woody and musky notes of fir, cedar and patchouli provide a feeling of peace and relaxation as deep, cold Mljet forests. The essence of the fragrance contains jasmine, geranium”, Explains Luković, the author of the perfume that has become a favorite souvenir of tourists visiting Mljet.He adds that every scent takes us somewhere, even when we don’t travel that often, and with the scent of Nymph Calypso we always return to the island of Mljet and the mystical journey with legend can begin. “I think it is a good tourist story that promotes the island of Mljet, so we plan with a men’s cosmetic line, and a men’s fragrance because I see this as a resumption of love between the nymph Calypso and Odysseus in a new tourist way with the best presentation of Mljet”, Says Tamara Luković and reminds that in her gallery, in addition to exhibitions and concerts, she organizes numerous workshops where attractive souvenirs are created and where they will be created, which, like Tamara’s perfume, will remind tourists to stay on Mljet.And the story has another added value and mystery, the perfume can only be bought on Mljet, so if you want to buy it, you have to visit Mljet.last_img read more

HUP: The increase in the price of electricity is a new blow to the economy

first_imgThe Croatian Employers’ Association is disappointed with the hasty decision to increase the fee for renewable energy sources, which will increase the price of companies by as much as 15 percent.The increase in the price of electricity is a new blow to the economy and calls into question the sincerity of the Government’s announcements of its intention to reduce operating costs. Although HUP has repeatedly warned of the negative effect that rising electricity prices will have on operating costs and competitiveness of companies, demanding that fees for energy from renewable sources be introduced and increased gradually, the Ministry and Government ignored our warnings and suggestions.Apart from the new increase in costs, making this decision is also problematic from the aspect of predictability of business conditions. Again, conditions change from today to tomorrow without a reasonable deadline for preparations and adjustments. HUP does not question the obligation and need for energy production from renewable sources, but considers that the way in which Croatian governments have made relevant decisions in this regard is problematic.The new blow to the economy, whose VAT rates have not been reduced to dampen rising electricity prices, is not just a problem for employers but directly for citizens – without cost relief and further rising business costs, there is no room for wage increases, new investment and stronger economic growth.last_img read more

Promotion of Croatia on the German market

first_imgThe tourist year in Germany begins in early November, when tour operators launch the market with catalogs for the next summer season.This is exactly the time when the offices of the Croatian Tourist Board in Germany are intensively cooperating with partners in the promotion of products and destinations in the tourism industry. Thus, with the aim of promoting Croatia among German tourist workers and according to the media, the CNTB Representation in Germany carried out a number of promotional activities, the CNTB reports.With a partner DER Touristik Thus, four presentations of Croatia were made for agents, in Kassel, Erfurt, Wolfsburg and Berlin. The presentations were attended by 150 agents who received new information about Croatia and the Croatian tourist offer. There is also a traditional event “Travelconnexion” which was held in cooperation with Thomas Cook in Frankfurt. At this event, the Thomas Cook Group presented its program for the next summer season, and the event alone gathered about 1500 agents.Another presentation for agents was held in Düsseldorf in collaboration with Novasolom, which brought together over 60 agents who were interested in the development of private accommodation and holiday homes in Croatia. Office CNTB branches in Munich, in cooperation with the tour operator Fti, organized a cooking show for agents. As part of the event, a presentation of FTI’s own hotel brand Labranda was held, which in April 2019 will come to Croatia for the first time at the Senses Hotel on Hvar.last_img read more

Mireille Jakobsen, Luc Gesvert and Robert Kimpton are the first names of this year’s HOW Festival

first_imgAmong the numerous panels this year, “Going green: How we can participate in saving the planet while at the same time adding value to our guests”, Where the director of sustainable business of BC Hospitality Group and a tireless advocate of sustainable solutions will Mireille Jakobsen with many years of experience in implementing CRS strategies in the hotel and MICE industry along with Robeta Kimpton, a member of the global hotel team at Schneider Electric, responsible for global hotel innovation, marketing and hotel strategies in an organization whose great passion is sustainability and energy management in the hospitality industry to discover all the challenges they have faced in their business.  Besides them, Luc Gesvert, Vice President of Sales, Distribution, Revenue, Loyalty and Marketing Accor Group for Eastern Europe, Russia and CIS Countries will hold a presentation on “Guest experience, loyalty, personalization” where he will share his rich experience in the field of hospitality, but also indicate what challenges he faces in his work. Today’s travelers are looking for a different attitude towards them as customers, and although the hotel business seems to be changing a lot, some industries, such as retail, have gone far beyond knowing their customers. Gesvert will reveal his views on this and other topics in an interview, immediately after the presentation. Early bird sign up for Hotel Operations Weekend Festival they are still open and lasting until June 16th 2019, and participants with interesting panel discussions and workshops are expected this year as well team building and large party. More information at The only festival in Europe dedicated to hotel operations, Hotel Operations Weekend / HOW / Festival this year from 16 to 18 October bring together numerous international and regional experts from the hotel and related industries, and the first confirmed names coming to the festival are Mireille Jakobsen, Robert Kimpton i Luc Gesvert.  The goal of this festival, which has positioned itself as the largest hotel conference in the region in the last two years, is to present international trends in hotel operations and examples of good practice, facilitate the implementation of new products, but also connect all visitors and industry experts. last_img read more

WTCF: Global tourism recorded over 12 billion tourists and revenues of $ 5,8 trillion

first_imgSource / photo: World Federation of Tourist Cities According to the report, the total number of tourists globally in 2019 (including domestic as well as incoming visits from abroad) reached the figure of 12,31 billion visitors, which is an increase of 4,6 place compared to the previous year; gross income of global tourism (including income from domestic as well as incoming visits from abroad) reached the figure of $ 5,8 trillion, what does it represent6,7 percent of global GDP, and a decrease of 0,1 percent compared to the previous year. The trend of fluctuations in global incoming and domestic tourism revenues has slowed and is expected to achieve five consecutive increases. Looking to 2020, global tourism will face uncertain elements and achieve a smaller increase. The growth rate of global tourism revenues is projected to be this year 3,6 place, and the growth rate of Chinese tourism revenue will reach 6,1 place. The WTCF is the world’s first international tourism organization to focus on cities. Since its founding in 2012, the WTCF has maintained the fundamental concept of better urban living through tourism, actively building multilateral world tourism exchange platforms, seeking to promote cooperation and exchange between international cities, comprehensively increasing the competitiveness and impact of world cities, to bring new vitality to development global tourism. Last week, the World Federation of Tourist Cities (WTCF), in collaboration with the Tourism Research Center of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (TRC-CASS), published a Report on World Tourism Economy Trends for 2020. You can find the complete report HERE.center_img The world today is in a state of unprecedented change. International trade, production and global energy structures, along with the global financial system, are subject to profound adjustments and rapid change. Especially in 2019, production and trade are quite inactive and slow, while trade and investment disputes intensified, affecting the industrial structure and financial stability. As a result, the world economy is struggling with multiple risks and challenges. The tourism industry, as an important carrier of cultural exchange, social communication and trade, affects the growing risk of global economic growth on the one hand, and on the other has an irreplaceable role in deepening cooperation and promoting development. The report provides a panoramic analysis of topics such as the development trend of the world tourism economy, changes in regional development structure, outstanding characteristics of key countries, fundamental supporting roles of cities from different perspectives at the global, regional, national and urban levels. Also, based on last year’s “T20” concept, it presents an in-depth interpretation of the “T20” countries on the characteristics of tourism development and trends in recent years. Since 2016, WTCF and TRC-CASS have jointly published an annual report on global tourism economy trends. Its goal is to overcome the development trend in all perspectives, giving an in-depth analysis of hot issues in the tourism market. It also aims to scientifically predict the future of global tourism, serving as a reference and intellectual support to governments, affiliated cities and the sector, to enable decision-making.last_img read more