WTIF sapphire-crystal-case watch uses an automatic Swiss-made movement » Gadget Flow

first_img– Advertisement – The WTIF sapphire-crystal-case watch has a truly unique look. With a watch case that’s made entirely of sapphire crystal, it is a transparent timepiece. What’s more, with its Swiss-made automatic movement, the WTIF timepiece provides long-lasting reliability and accuracy. Plus, this sapphire crystal watch even has a 5 ATM water-resistance rating, so you know it can handle going about your day-to-day life with ease. Choose from a variety of colors that match your mood, and you’ll enjoy the changeable leather strap and mesh band. This means you can ensure your sapphire-crystal-case watch matches your style and where you’re going, whether it’s a formal or casual event. What’s more, this elegant timepiece may consist of high-end materials, but it doesn’t require a high-end price. You’ll get a wearable conversation piece that doesn’t cost an arm and a leg.last_img read more

Justin Bieber, Dan + Shay Nail ‘10,000 Hours’ Duet

first_imgLast year, the 26-year-old Canadian pop star dropped the romantic country track shortly after tying the knot with wife Hailey Bieber (née Baldwin) for the second time in September 2019. The pair costarred in the music video — their first project as newlyweds — alongside Smyers, 33, Shay, 28, and each of their wives. The three couples shared sweet moments together in the video as the singers crooned the heartfelt lyrics.“I’d spend 10,000 hours and 10,000 more,” they sing in the chorus. “Oh, if that’s what it takes to learn that sweet heart of yours / And I might never get there, but I’m gonna try / If it’s 10,000 hours or the rest of my life / I’m gonna love you.”Shortly after they collaborated on the chart-topping single, Smyers and Mooney revealed that the “Sorry” singer put the duo on the spot at his 2019 wedding ceremony in South Carolina.Justin Bieber Goes Country for 10000 Hours Performance With Dan and Shay at CMAs 2020Justin Bieber and Dan + Shay Matt Baron/Shutterstock; MediaPunch/Shutterstock- Advertisement – “We sang ‘Speechless’ and then Justin jumped on stage,” the country singers told Access Hollywood in November 2019. “We were about to release our new single ‘10,000 Hours.’ We had not ever performed it live. And he was like ‘Yo, you guys gotta sing ‘10,000 Hours,’ and he’s on the song with us, and it was like, ‘Uh, I don’t wanna embarrass ourselves but we don’t quite know the words. We’ve never sang it in front of anybody.’ We hacked our way through it. It was cool.”Unlike other awards shows that have gone virtual amid the coronavirus pandemic, the 2020 CMA Awards took place in front of a live audience in Nashville. Other scheduled performers included Jason Aldean, Dierks Bentley, Maren Morris, Chris Stapleton and Thomas Rhett.Listen to Watch With Us to hear more about your favorite shows and for the latest TV news!- Advertisement – – Advertisement –center_img Pop goes country! Justin Bieber teamed up with Dan + Shay on the 2020 Country Music Association Awards stage on Wednesday, November 11 — and the dreamy duet sent fans’ hearts racing.“10,000 Hours,” which was released in October 2019, is nominated for Single of the Year, Musical Event of the Year and Music Video of the Year. Songwriters Dan Smyers and Shay Mooney also scored a nod for Vocal Duo of the Year at the 54th annual CMA Awards, which were held at the Music City Center in Nashville.Justin Bieber 10,000 Hours Dan and Shay CMAs 2020Justin Bieber and Dan and Shay perform “10,000 Hours” at the 2020 CMAs. Dustin Downing/Country Music Association, Inc./Shutterstock- Advertisement –last_img read more

Mother of activist Ruby Bridges dies at 86

first_imgShe detailed seeing federal marshals and machine guns. “And that’s the way we lived for an entire year,” Lucille Bridges said. Still, she said her daughter’s education was worth it. “I wanted it better for my kids than it was for us,” she said.New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell called Lucille Bridges “one of the mothers of the Civil Rights Movement” in a Facebook post Tuesday. “Lucille’s strength was unbounded during this period,” the mayor said. “Her husband was reluctant when the request came from the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) to participate.“Lucille insisted, seeing the action as an opportunity to help all Black children, and walked Ruby, with federal marshals, past chanting and taunting white protesters and to the schoolhouse. Mother and daughter both revealed their character and courage. Today, folks recall Ruby as the little girl depicted in Norman Rockwell’s painting ‘The Problem We All Live With,’ and more recently might see a reimagining of the image now including Vice President-elect Kamala Harris walking alongside little Ruby. I think I speak for all mothers who want the best for their children when I hope for the same moral courage, bravery and love as that of Lucille Bridges. May she rest in God’s perfect peace.”  – Advertisement – – Advertisement – The Georgia runoff is Jan. 5. Request an absentee ballot by Nov. 18. Early in-person voting starts Dec. 14. And REGISTER TO VOTE here by Dec. 7.And give $3 right now to rip the Senate majority from Mitch McConnell’s cold dead hands.center_img Ruby Bridges, who was born the very year the 1954 Brown vs. the Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas decision determined that racial segregation in schools was unconstitutional, credited her mother Lucille and her father, Abon Bridges, for the decision that ultimately made her a civil rights icon, the Associated Press reported. “Today our country lost a hero,” she wrote in an Instagram post. “Brave, progressive, a champion for change. She helped alter the course of so many lives by setting me out on my path as a six year old little girl. Our nation lost a Mother of the Civil Rights Movement today. And I lost my mom.  I love you and am grateful for you. May you Rest In Peace.”  The daughter of Mississippi sharecroppers, Lucille Bridges had a third-grade education but wanted more for her children, so the family moved to New Orleans, ABC-affiliated WGNO-TV reported. Years earlier, she said in an interview with the Spring Branch Independent School District that the day before her daughter’s first day of school Nov. 14, 1960, the Orleans Parish school superintendent told her and her husband “we had to pray because things were going to get really worse.” She said when she and her family arrived at the school, people were hollering “’two, four, six, eight, we don’t want to integrate.’” The crowd threw eggs and tomatoes at them, Lucille Bridges said. “And when they followed us home, they started pitching bottles and things,” the mother added.- Advertisement –last_img read more

Excerpts from the December edition of Harper’s Index

first_imgHOUSTON, TX - NOVEMBER 10: (EDITORIAL USE ONLY) Medical staff members treat a patient suffering from coronavirus in the COVID-19 intensive care unit (ICU) at the United Memorial Medical Center (UMMC) on November 10, 2020 in Houston, Texas. According to reports, COVID-19 infections are on the rise in Houston, as the state of Texas has reached over 1,030,000 cases, including over 19,000 deaths. (Photo by Go Nakamura/Getty Images)Some people hide their COVID-19 symptoms. Some people—like the one in this ICU unit—can’t.Night Owls, a themed open thread, appears at Daily Kos seven days a weekExcerpts from the December edition of Harper’s Index: At Daily Kos on this date in 2003—The battle for the soul of the Democratic Party:Divisions over ideology can be easily accepted in our party. We do have a big tent, and policy divisions are a reality we can learn to live with. Indeed, we have to live with them. Electoral realities mean that Democrats in the South have to be more moderate or conservative than those in the West Coast or in New England.But the hatred the establishment feels against Dean has nothing to do with ideology. Dean hasn’t paid his dues with the establishment. Dean campaign manager Joe Trippi has made his name working the campaigns of insurgent (hence anti-establishment) candidates like Jerry Brown. He is not part of the chummy inside-DC club of Democratic Party consultants.If Dean wins the nomination, he becomes the head of the Democratic Party. He gets to replace McAuliffe and fill the top ranks at the DNC. Suddenly, a “DNC Chairman Joe Trippi” is a real possibility, and for an establishment that has spent the better half of the last decade laughing at Trippi’s antics and dismissing him as a kook are suddenly standing on shaky ground.I always knew about the “establishment” distaste for Dean and Trippi, but Lizza’s piece puts the blame squarely on the Clinton crew.As the party’s split into Deaniacs and anti-Dean Clintonites unfolds, one of the most intriguing subplots concerns the machinations of Gore. Immediately after the Florida recount was decided in 2000, Gore’s senior aides were purged from the DNC and Clinton’s were installed. Some ex-Gore staffers are still bitter about the coup, and several express admiration for what Dean is doing.And Gore himself seems to be modeling his resurgence on the Dean phenomenon. – Advertisement – – Advertisement – Hypothetical median income of full-time U.S. workers if income were distributed as evenly as it was in 1975: $92,000Actual [2020] median income of full-time U.S. workers: $50,000Percentage change since last year in the number of U.S. homes for sale: -35In the median home price: +11Percentage of Americans aged 18-29 who live with one or both of their parents: 52Rank of this percentage among the highest ever recorded in the United States: 1Percentage of Americans with symptomatic COVID-19 who deny having symptoms when asked by others: 34Who try to conceal their symptoms: 55Percentage by which men are more likely to try to conceal their symptoms than women: 32Percentage of Americans who think climate change poses a risk to people living in the United States: 61Who think it poses a risk to them personally: 43Portion of Democratic or Democratic-leaning Americans who are trying to “tune out” coronavirus news: 1/5Of Republican or Republican-leaning Americans who are: 2/5Percentage of U.S. Black Lives Matter protests in which no people were harmed and no property was damaged: 93 THREE OTHER ARTICLES WORTH READINGTOP COMMENTS • RESCUED DIARIESQUOTATION“We don’t live in a world that suffers from doubt, but one that suffers from certainty, false certainties that compensate for the well of worldly anxieties and worries.”          ~~Les Back, The Art of Listening (2007)TWEET OF THE DAYx BLAST FROM THE PAST- Advertisement –last_img read more

Swiss find H5N1 in wild duck; India has new outbreak

first_imgMar 27, 2008 (CIDRAP News) – Animal health officials in Switzerland today said samples from an asymptomatic duck were positive for H5N1 avian influenza, as officials in India announced a poultry outbreak in another district in West Bengal state.Switzerland’s Federal Veterinary Office today said the virus was found in a duck on Sempachersee Lake, northwest of Lucerne in the central part of the country, according to a report from Reuters. Switzerland hasn’t reported any infected birds in nearly 2 years, according to past reports from the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE).Animal health officials said the wild duck was a European pochard, according to Swissinfo, a Swiss Broadcasting Corp. Web news service. Authorities said an analysis of the H5N1 virus showed that it resembled strains found in other European birds in 2007.The infected duck brings the number of H5N1 findings in Swiss birds to 33, the veterinary office statement said, according to the two media sources. The other 32 birds were found on Lake Geneva and Lake Constance.Elsewhere, district officials in India announced today that the H5N1 virus was responsible for an outbreak in poultry in West Bengal state’s Jalpaiguri district, the Times of India reported. The findings in Jalpaiguri push the number of West Bengal districts affected by a second round of H5N1 outbreaks to three.The virus struck 112 backyard poultry, the Times report said. Samples from the birds tested positive at the High Security Animal Diseases Laboratory in Bhopal, a Jalpaiguri official named Banamali Roy told the Times.In other developments, agriculture officials in Vietnam said yesterday they would examine vaccinated poultry in Hanoi and some of the country’s provinces in the wake of reports of H5N1 outbreaks at farms that have participated in vaccination programs, Thanh Nien News reported today.On Mar 17 and 18, animal health officials reported two H5N1 outbreaks in two districts in Quang Nam province in central Vietnam, according to the Thanh Nien report. One third of the birds in one of the districts, Ni Thanh, had been vaccinated on Mar 12, but veterinary officials said they could have had H5N1 before the vaccine generated antibodies to the virus.Nguyen Thanh Sol, deputy chief of Vietnam’s Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, told Thanh Nien that though many provinces have taken part in vaccination and other programs, carelessness—especially among farmers—was responsible for avian flu outbreaks.In Egypt, people who raise poultry in their backyards now seem to be heeding safety warnings about H5N1, such as advice to keep the birds in coops away from living areas, according to a report yesterday from the Associated Press (AP). The story said poultry have nearly vanished from the streets of the country’s villages.Egypt has had 47 human H5N1 cases and 20 deaths, the third highest toll after Indonesia and Vietnam, and the disease has struck women and children hardest, because they have traditionally been the primary caretakers of poultry.”In the beginning, the people were just afraid for their chickens. Now they are afraid for themselves,” Abeer Hussein Moussa, a resident of Tawfiqiya in Fayoum governorate, told the AP.As more Egyptians stop raising birds at home, chicken production has transitioned mainly to large commercial farms, the AP reported. However, not all commercial farms conduct rigorous vaccination programs, and the government has shuttered 18 farms after finding birds infected with the H5N1 virus, the report said.last_img read more

Suzana Markovic elected president of the Cultural Tourism Association of the Croatian Chamber of Commerce

first_imgThe new president of the Cultural Tourism Association of the Croatian Chamber of Commerce was elected at the election session held on February 28 in the Croatian Chamber of Commerce Suzana Markovic, director of marketing and sales of Ban tours from Zagreb, and they were elected vice presidents Josipa Kovačić, from the Illyricum agency from Split and Renata Nevidal, from the company Globtour Event from Zagreb. She has been appointed Business Secretary of the Community Saša Zrnić from the Sector for Tourism of the Croatian Chamber of Commerce.”I consider the community of cultural tourism of the Croatian Chamber of Commerce extremely important for all of us who are in this industry, especially for travel agencies that organize trips for which culture is a significant content in the products they sell. I will advocate for the promotion of cultural content through adequate tourism products designed in cooperation between the private sector and cultural institutions and establishments. The ultimate goal is for the agencies to attract as many cultural tourists as possible to Croatia, who will know how to appreciate and be able to properly consume the rich cultural heritage of Croatia. Through the HGK Community platform, we will continue to cooperate even more intensively on this issue with the Ministry of Tourism and the Ministry of Culture. “, pointed out Suzana Markovic.Presenting the Action Plan for the Development of Cultural Tourism Vesna Rajković from the Ministry of Tourism pointed out the establishment of an inter-ministerial Working Group for the implementation of the Action Plan. “We need to do much more to facilitate the sale of cultural tourism products and speed up procedures in this area,” said Rajkovic, adding that the Action Plan and the Working Group seeks to achieve joint action of all stakeholders in cultural tourism, achieving strategic goals related to infrastructure. product packages, marketing, partnership and education in this activity.”The European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018, declared by the European Commission under the slogan “Our Heritage: Where the Past Meets the Future”, includes an initiative at European, national and local level, and a synergy of all European initiatives in the field of culture is expected. One of the initiatives within the announced year is the Tourism and Heritage initiative”, Said Anuška Deranja Crnokić from the Ministry of Culture, presenting the European Year of Cultural Heritage, within which the Ministry of Culture will organize about twenty events at the national level and activities included in the European Heritage Days program.last_img read more

Administrative procedures as the biggest obstacles in the business of entrepreneurs in Croatia

first_imgSide dish: HGK / CRITICAL POINTS IN BUSINESS CONDITIONS IN CROATIA This report highlights the worst points in the business process in Croatia, which are, in addition to the above, obtaining building permits, obtaining loans and solving insolvency problems. Croatian entrepreneurs in all relevant surveys on the problems that represent the biggest obstacles in their business often state the administrative procedures they encounter when starting a business and during business, says the analysis of the Critical Point in business conditions in Croatia made by the Croatian Chamber of Commerce. They rate them as long-lasting, expensive and sometimes uncertain, and subject to frequent (small) changes that make planning difficult and cost and time-consuming for the company. It is more difficult for foreign investors to enter such a business environment, and domestic companies are less competitive in foreign markets.center_img This analysis highlights the most critical points that put business conditions in Croatia at the bottom of the EU according to the World Bank’s (Doing Business Index) methodology, the Croatian Chamber of Commerce points out. Read the full report in the attachment. last_img read more

Cultural routes as a niche in the development of cultural tourism

first_imgCultural tourism in Croatia is treated as one of the most promising tourism products, but it is still developing slowly and without any real vision and strategy. For starters, it would certainly be good if the cultural routes were visible somewhere on the internet, well presented, networked with all the relevant information. But as we can see on the official website Association “Tur Kultur”, there is only a white background and a message – Error establishing a database connection. Croatia is among the leading destinations in Europe in the number of protected tangible and intangible cultural assets by UNESCO. And if we know how every tenth guest is motivated to come to Croatia by cultural sights and events, as well as through the prism of quality tourist content, then we can certainly conclude that cultural tourism is one of the important directions of tourism development. CHARLES BONAPARTE: AFTER JESUS ​​CHRIST NAPOLEON IS THE SECOND HISTORICAL PERSON WHO IS MOST RESEARCHED ON THE GOOGLE SEARCH But we can boast of as many as nine European cultural routes that pass through our territory. These are the route of St. Martin, the Route of the Olive Tree, the Route of the Vine, the European Route of Cemeteries, the European Route of Historic Thermal Towns, ATRIUM – Architecture of 20th Century Totalitarian Regimes, Roman Emperors and the Danube Wine Route, Destination Napoleon and the Phoenician Route. If cultural routes are not already visible and live in the field, it would be good to at least “live” online. Obviously a lot more education is needed. “Each workshop or seminar was thematically and geographically determined, ie they concerned the potential of specific routes in each area. In Gospić we held two workshops – Cluster of tourist routes – Designing a tourist product in rural and cultural tourism and Cultural Route Nikola Tesla, in Osijek we talked about the European cultural route of Art Nouveau Réseau Art Nouveau Network, in Karlovac about the European cultural route – Destination Napoleon, and Vukovar on Tourist valorization of cultural and thematic routes. At the workshops, we actively worked on designing new tourist products related to these routes. Of course, with estimates of cost-effectiveness, ie economic effects of all individual routes, and we also opened talks on the possibilities for financing such projects. “, points out the president of the association “Tur Kultur” Dubravka Davidović, who claims that there is great potential in cultural routes and hopes that Croatia will recognize it given that it is at the very top of countries in the number of routes. The association “Tur Kultur”, among other things, has launched an initiative for three new cultural “trails”, such as, for example, the Nikola Tesla route, so we could soon have 12 of them.  One of the ways to develop cultural tourism are cultural routes. Thus, more than 57 European cultural routes pass through 30 countries, and about 90 percent of them extend to rural areas. In addition to synergies, they are subject to financing through various EU funds, which opens the possibility of financing the reconstruction of various neglected cultural facilities, and thus their revitalization. Nine European cultural routes pass through Croatia Cultural tourism is a branch that has a huge potential in Croatia, especially because of our incredibly rich history, diversity and authenticity. In addition to enriching the tourist offer and creating much-needed quality content, cultural routes are also an opportunity for the specialization of tourist guides. In any case, cultural routes are a great complement and need to be developed more and more. But one thing is form, and content is quite another. Regardless of the current active cultural routes, the question is how well they are represented and “alive” and thus in the real function of tourism. It is not enough just to draw a cultural route on a brochure or a map, put a board on certain objects, but to invest in infrastructure, attractive and interesting presentation, added value and finally complete the entire tourist product. If the cultural route is not accepted at the local level, if it is not really active and well presented, then unfortunately we only have the form and not the content of the whole story. There are many more routes along which numerous interesting traces of the cultures of that time have been sown throughout Croatia throughout history. The mission to better present them to the general public, and especially how to sensitize tourism workers to such stories, was accepted by the Association for Tourist and Cultural Routes “Tur Kultur”, which held a series of workshops and seminars under the auspices of the Ministry of Tourism. RELATED NEWS: last_img read more

In the first half of 2019, 272 cruises were made

first_imgOstalih 14,4% putovanja ostvareno je usljedećim županijama: Zadarskoj (5,9%), Istarskoj (4,8%), Primorsko-goranskoj (2,6%) i Šibensko-kninskoj (1,1%). Increase in the number of voyages, passengers and days of stay of foreign ships round trips Source: CBS Najposjećenija je luka Dubrovnik, slijede luke Split i Zadar The port of Dubrovnik (195 visits) had the most visits of foreign cruise ships, followed by the ports of Split (104 visits) and Zadar (45 visits).center_img Od ukupno 272 kružna putovanja, najviše putovanja ostvareno je u Dubrovačko-neretvanskoj (60,3%) i Splitsko-dalmatinskoj županiji (25,3%), što je ukupno 85,6%. In the period from January to June 2019, the number of trips of foreign ships for cruises increased by 10,6%, and the total number of days of stay of ships increased by 6,1% compared to the same period in 2018. In the mentioned period 2019, the number of passengers on these ships is higher by 14,8% compared to the same period in 2018. U razdoblju od siječnja do lipnja 2019. u hrvatske morske luke uplovila su 54 strana broda za kružna putovanja s ostvarena 272 kružna putovanja. Na tim brodovima bilo je 409 tisuća putnika, koji su u Hrvatskoj boravili 554 dana, govore podaci Državnog zavoda za statistiku ( DZS ).last_img read more

Dražen Boban is the new president of the Association of Catering Activities of the Croatian Chamber of Commerce

first_img“Our mission is to make catering a desirable and enjoyable activity for micro, small and medium enterprises and their employees. Caterers should be encouraged to get involved in the work of the Croatian Chamber of Commerce on a daily basis and include representatives from all over Croatia and thus make the most of the extensive chamber infrastructure.”, Said Boban, emphasizing that togetherness is the key to success and called for the establishment of cooperation and partnership with all those who represent the interests of caterers at the level of the Republic of Croatia and the EU. Given the current situation, the focus will be on creating more favorable business conditions through tax and administrative relief for caterers, and in the work plan for 2020, among other things, Boban said an analysis of the current situation in the hospitality industry, active participation in creating development strategies tourism of the Republic of Croatia in the coming period, connecting caterers with family farms, raising quality through the placement of domestic food and products, encouraging wage growth and improving working conditions of employees in the hospitality industry and simplifying and accelerating the process of obtaining residence and work permits for foreign workers. At the plenary session of the Association of Catering Activities of the Croatian Chamber of Commerce, Dražen Boban from the famous restaurant Vinodol was elected the new president, and Stipe Jelčić from Prokurative as his deputy. Photo: HGK Cover photo: Restaurant Vinodol FBlast_img read more