Biden now leads Trump in Georgia, where the count continues.


first_imgWhile Mr. Biden was powered by high turnout among Black voters in Atlanta, he also flipped some suburban white voters in the moderate suburban counties that ring the city.- Advertisement – – Advertisement – At a drive-in rally in Atlanta last week, Mr. Biden said, “We win Georgia, we win everything.” The candidates had been locked in a virtual dead heat for much of Thursday, with each controlling about 49.4 percent of the vote but Mr. Trump maintaining a slight lead. As absentee ballots were counted early Friday particularly in Clayton County, Mr. Biden pulled ahead with 917 more votes.Mr. Biden’s late surge in this year’s count, thanks to his dominance in Atlanta, Savannah and the increasingly Democratic-friendly suburbs around both, transformed what had seemed to be a safe Trump state in early tabulations on Tuesday into one of the closest contests in the nation. Joseph R. Biden Jr. has pulled ahead of President Trump in Georgia, a state with 16 electoral votes where a win would bring him to 269, or within one electoral vote of the presidency. If Mr. Biden were to win Georgia and then win Nevada or Arizona — both states in which he is leading — or Pennsylvania, where the continued counting of ballots is methodically erasing Mr. Trump’s advantage, he would become the president-elect.Flipping Georgia, a state last won by a Democrat in 1992, and where Mr. Trump won by more than 200,000 votes four years ago, would represent a significant political shift this year, but the state has shown signs of trending blue: When Mr. Trump defeated Hillary Clinton in 2016 he did so by only five percentage points, a far slimmer margin than Republicans had enjoyed in previous presidential elections.- Advertisement –last_img read more

Realme X3, Realme X3 SuperZoom Get October 2020 Security Patch, Fixes, Improvements With Latest Update


first_imgRealme X3 and Realme X3 SuperZoom have started receiving the November 2020 update in India and it brings the October 2020 security patch, along with some improvements and fixes. The development was shared on the official Realme forum, along with the changelog for the update. Both phones get firmware version RMX2081PU_11.A.45 and like previous Realme updates, this will also have a staged rollout so not all Realme X3 and Realme X3 SuperZoom users would receive it just yet.Realme X3, Realme X3 SuperZoom RMX2081PU_11.A.45 changelogThe changelog for the RMX2081PU_11.A.45 update for the two phones, as shared on the Realme forum, shows some improvements in the settings, game space, network, and more. It brings a toggle for system icons in the Status bar, the eye comfort setting gets a toggle for ‘From Sunset to Sunrise,’ and a toggle to enable the keyboard when entering the app drawer has been added.- Advertisement – The display effect of the screen brightness lock has been optimised and network connectivity has been improved as there were some issues with network in some scenarios. The screen flickering issue when entering an album, that occurred for some users, has been fixed with the RMX2081PU_11.A.45 update. The time display issue has also been fixed. Further, the probabilistic lagging issue when using Instagram to switch video has been fixed.The RMX2081PU_11.A.45 firmware updates the security patch to October 2020 for both Realme X3 and Realme X3 SuperZoom.Realme states that this update has a staged rollout and it will be randomly pushed to a limited number of users first and a broader rollout will take place in a few days when the company has made sure there are no critical bugs. Then, the full rollout will be completed in the subsequent days if there are no critical bugs.- Advertisement – If you have not received a notification for the update, head over to Settings > Software Update, and you should see the update here. In case there is no update available, you will have to wait. At the time of writing, Realme’s software update page has not been updated with the latest firmware.Will Xbox Series S, PS5 Digital Edition fail in India? We discussed this on Orbital, our weekly technology podcast, which you can subscribe to via Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, or RSS, download the episode, or just hit the play button below. Affiliate links may be automatically generated – see our ethics statement for details.- Advertisement – – Advertisement –last_img read more

Katie Archibald wins another gold medal for Britain at European Track Cycling Championships | Cycling News


first_img– Advertisement – Sophie Capewell narrowly missed out on a medal in the women’s keirin In the women’s keirin, Sophie Capewell had progressed to the final after finishing third in her heat.Capewell, though, came up just short in the battle for medals when she was edged out of third place on the line by Spain’s Helena Casas Roige.Olena Starikova won gold for Ukraine, with silver going to Czech rider Sara Kankovska.Ethan Vernon finished fifth in the men’s points race, scoring 18, as Spain’s Sebastian Mora Vedri took gold ahead of Italian Matteo Donega and Daniel Crista of Romania.Sunday will be the final action of the competition in Bulgaria and Britain will be represented in both the men’s and women’s Madison races as well as the men’s kilo event. Katie Archibald has won a second gold at the European Track Cycling Championships Katie Archibald has won a second gold at the European Track Cycling Championships
Katie Archibald has won a second gold at the European Track Cycling Championships

News: South Africa reopens borders to international travellers


first_imgCyril Ramaphosa, president of South Africa, has announced the destination will open its international borders to all countries, effective immediately. – Advertisement –last_img

New Law on the provision of services in tourism at a public hearing


first_imgThe tourism ministry launched a third public hearing, after Rulebook on classification and categorization of objects which would enable the so-called Robinson accommodation in family farms and households and Law on Residence Taxes, initiated a public debate on the new Law on the Provision of Services in Tourism.According to the Ministry of Tourism, with the aim of further simplifying and equalizing the conditions for the provision of services in tourism, the Ministry of Tourism has prepared a draft proposal for the Law on the provision of services in tourism, which was put up for public discussion today. The main changes relate to the harmonization of the Act with Directive (EU) 2015/2302 and the provision of tourist guide services and business in agencies, and opinions, suggestions and comments from the public will be collected through the e-Consulting portal until July 26, 2017.The most comprehensive changes relate to the harmonization of laws with Directive (EU) 2015/2302, which is the obligation of all members of the European Union by 1 January 2018. In particular, extensive changes are proposed in the consumer protection segment, especially in the code online business, in a way that creates the need for greater transparency and legal certainty for travelers and traders. Thus, for example, the Draft Proposal of the Act details the mandatory content of the Package Travel Agreement and provides passengers with special protection in the event of insolvency of the travel organizer. “By amending the law, we want to harmonize the provision of services in tourism, but also make business even more efficient, transparent and simple, and at the same time enable greater professionalism and raising the quality of service provision. In addition, these changes will contribute to increasing the diversity and development of the tourist offer and enable more effective suppression of the gray economy, better consumer protection, higher employment and creating conditions for access to favorable financing of projects involving the provision of some legally covered tourist services. further strengthen the overall competitiveness of Croatian tourism” stressed Tourism Minister Gary Cappelli.Regarding the provision of tourist guide services, it is proposed to introduce changes in the concept of the professional exam. Namely, the professional exam is currently taken by counties, and consists of a general and a special part. These changes propose the laying of a general part for the entire territory of the Republic of Croatia and a special part for protected units (localities) by counties, which will provide domestic guides with much wider business opportunities. It also regulates the provision of tourist guide services to citizens of another Contracting State to the Treaty on the European Economic Area and the Swiss Confederation on a temporary or occasional basis, in such a way that it can provide tourist guide services in the Republic of Croatia, except in or in protected areas. , which equates the position of these tourist guides with Croatian tourist guides who have passed only the general part of the professional exam. Furthermore, it is proposed to authorize the Minister of Tourism to prescribe, with the prior opinion of the Minister responsible for culture and nature protection, a rulebook for a list of protected sites (localities) that would be narrower than the current list of tourist sites (localities) by counties, which would not include public areas, city squares, forests, parks and the like. Currently, protected tourist units are prescribed very broadly by the Ordinance on the list of tourist units (localities), which acts by limiting the possibility of providing services for those guides who have passed only the general part of the exam.Regarding the business of travel agencies, the obligation of only one employed business manager is proposed for all premises in which he operates, and not for each branch as it is currently. Also, the new proposal additionally prescribes in more detail the forms of tourist offer that have so far been insufficiently regulated or not regulated at all by law in health, congress, nautical tourism, family farming, tourist services of active and adventure tourism, car rental services. (rent-a-car) and tourist diving services.The changes also refer to the reduction of misdemeanor penalties, ie prescribing the possibility for service providers to eliminate irregularities and deficiencies identified in inspections without punishment, but also to the reduction of administrative obstacles in business.In the middle of the tourist season, three laws are changed through a public debate Get involved in the public debate, now is the opportunity, it will be too late later. Changes to the Law as well as reduction and simplification of all other administrative barriers are certainly necessary, but changing the Laws and opening public hearings / counseling during the tourist season when all tourist workers are busy with guests is certainly not good because they cannot participate and prepare quality reasoned advice and suggestions.Get involved in the public debate hereRelated news:THE MINISTRY OF TOURISM PROPOSES THE PROVISION OF ROBINSON ACCOMMODATION SERVICES ON FAMILIES AND HOUSEHOLDSTHE LAW ON RESIDENCE TAXES IS CHANGED. GET INVOLVED IN THE PUBLIC DEBATE!last_img read more

Croatian products at the world’s leading food industry fair


first_imgThe 82nd Berlin Grüne Woche 2018 – International Green Week 2018 has opened, featuring almost 1700 exhibitors from 68 countries, and more than 400.000 visitors are expected, confirming that it is the world’s leading food and agriculture fair and an unavoidable event for the entire agricultural sector.”This is an indispensable event for the food sector, given that almost half a million visitors are expected at the fair, and exhibitors only during the fair have a turnover of almost 50 million euros by direct sales to visitors. German tourists know our products well, but the appearance at such a fair opens the door to markets all over Europe and the world. The fair is an exceptional opportunity for domestic producers to present their quality to global customers and enter new export markets.”Said Ivan Škorić, Vice President of the Croatian Chamber of Commerce for Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, adding that Germany is one of the most important Croatian foreign trade partners in this sector, which is clearly illustrated by the figures. In the first nine months of this year, Croatia exported 116 million euros worth of agricultural and food products to Germany, while in 2016, the value of exports amounted to 128 million euros for the whole year.Photo: FacebookThe importance of the International Green Week was also recognized by the Ministry of Agriculture, headed by Minister Tomislav Tolušić, who will participate in the work of the Global Forum for Food and Agriculture (GFFA), which is being held as part of the fair. “Croatia has quality products, unfortunately, a lot of things are imported to Croatia because we are not yet self-sufficient for some things, which is a consequence of the last almost 20 years of the state of the economy. But, despite this, our products are recognized in the European Union market, especially here in Germany. So for quality products that can achieve a good price there is room anywhere, you should try, persistence pays off,”Said Minister Tolusic, inviting producers to apply to the EU tender for the promotion of agricultural products, which the EU has announced these days.The Croatian stand was visited by, among others, Christian Schmidt, Federal Minister of Food and Agriculture of Germany, Carola Schouten, Minister of Agriculture of the Netherlands, Rudolf Nickenig, Secretary General of the German Wine Association and Jiri Milek, Czech Minister of Agriculture. By exhibiting at national stands, food producers from all over the world use the fair as a platform for communication to customers and presentation of their companies to the professional and general public.For the 14th year in a row, the Croatian Chamber of Commerce is organizing a joint performance for its members. At this year’s International Green Week, domestic companies present the quality of their products at a Croatian stand of 80 square meters. Thus, Belje will present its wines, kulen and cured meat products, the company Badel 1862 wines and alcoholic beverages, confectioner Cremalat chocolate and pralines, Aronia live chokeberry products, juices and jams, and OPG Riba Dražin anchovies and sardines. Along with them will be the company Kapronca and the Đanić craft with its fruit liqueurs and brandies, the Kalić family farm with Indian hemp products and Nasha cosmetics with handmade natural cosmetic products. The Croatian stand also presents the Osijek-Baranja County Tourist Board, which presents autochthonous Slavonian products.Photo: FacebookGoran Đanić is exhibiting his brandies and liqueurs at the Fair for the 12th year in a row. “The Germans already know us. They have accepted our products very well, they come to the fair with our labels looking for our liqueurs, and we strive to be remembered and sought after when they come to the Adriatic. However, the size of this fair enabled us, in addition to networking with the Germans, also contact with other markets. We have concluded concrete deals with Montenegro and Macedonia, “Said Đanić.In addition to the possibility of direct product placement, the fair also opens an opportunity to expand business contacts globally with representatives of all areas of agriculture, retail, wholesale and gastronomy. The focus will also be on renewable energy sources, organic agriculture, gardening, as well as rural development in the future. Visitors can also see an exhibition of machinery and equipment, as well as raw materials. The event is intended for large producers, but also gardeners, hunters, fishermen and even gastronomy lovers, for whom there is also an exhibition area with equipment.last_img read more

The Ministry of Tourism allocated HRK 400 to vocational schools for tourism projects


first_imgWith the aim of promoting and strengthening the competencies of vocational occupations, the Ministry of Tourism in 2018 awarded secondary vocational and art schools 400 thousand kuna in grants for 12 projects.Grants are awarded to projects that promote a new tourism product based on connecting public, civil, private sector and science (development), positive effects in environmental protection, introduction of new technologies and inclusion of strategically defined special forms of tourism (nautical, health, cultural, business, cycling tourism, eno and gastro, etc.).The public call for applications was open from 30 January to 28 February this year, and the maximum amount of requested and approved funds was 20 thousand kuna for the project of one applicant, ie one school or 40 thousand kuna for the project of one applicant in collaboration with one or more partners, i.e. schools. This is a tender for which the Ministry of Tourism has allocated a total of HRK 3.568.766 in the past nine years, thus supporting the development of new, creative projects that have become competitive on the market.”Adapting the domestic education system to the needs and requirements of the increasingly dynamic tourism market is one of the goals of this Government. Through this program we want to motivate young people to work in tourism, encourage the adoption of new knowledge and skills and develop an entrepreneurial spirit. We want to raise awareness of tourism as a horizontal activity, or emphasize the importance of connecting tourism with other industries. As a long-term solution to encourage lifelong learning and human resources in tourism, we are working on the implementation of regional competence centers funded by EU funds. Through these centers, we will provide quality staff who would be ready to be actively involved in work and management processes after the completion of the educational process, which would enable higher employment and ensure the quality of the workforce for employers in tourism.. ” said Minister Cappelli on the occasion of the announcement of the decision on the selection of projects of secondary vocational and art schools.So they are, for example Daruvar School of Economics and Tourism this year they received a support of 40 thousand kuna for the design of the project “Roman Feast” in which they are supported by the Technical School Daruvar and the Music School Bruno Bjelinski Daruvar. The same amount was awarded and Tourist School of Catering Split and School of Fine Arts Split which this year joined forces in the creation of a project aimed at cycling tourism “With biking skill, down the Mosor hill”, Electrical and Traffic School from Osijek for the project “Guide me Osijek”, Technical School Požega and Craft School Požega for the project “15.000 paintings from the heart of Slavonia”, Hvar High School for the project “Hvar Story”See a list of all selected projects herelast_img read more

The Tourist Board of the Imotski Krajina – Imota region was established


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&amp;lt;p&amp;gt; What has been announced for the last year and what is only logical and natural, at least when we talk about creating tourist products and branding in tourism, is the merging and synergy of tourist destinations into one brand.This is a project that the leader of the Imotski Tourist Board Luka Kolovrat has been trying to implement for some time, so that, in this way, the tourist offer in Imotski Krajina is unified, and thus more easily accessible to many tourists, who in recent years are increasingly discovering natural beauties of Imotski region.Thus, with the founding assembly and the solemn signing of the agreement between the nine local self-government units, a decision was made to close the former Imotski Tourist Board and establish the tourist board of the area. “Property”, otherwise the first in the Split-Dalmatia County. “The Imotski region is a historical and geographical fact, a geographical fact, which is fragmented and divided through various historical bureaucratic and administrative decrees. This project of formal connection and association of the city of Imotski and municipalities from the area of ​​Imotski Krajina, seeks to bridge these administrative boundaries, in order to facilitate the achievement of goals in the tourism sector. said Luka Kolovrat.CNTB Director Staničić emphasized that encouraging the association of tourist boards is one of the main goals of the new Law on Tourist Boards and the Promotion of Croatian Tourism. “Today, Croatia needs well-profiled tourist destinations that manage quality tourist visits, tourist experience and tourist product using unique strategic resources throughout the year, on the continent as well as on the coast. I am sure that the tourist board of the Imotski area will achieve the above with its work and activities, and that it will be an excellent example of good practice and an incentive for others to follow the path of association and connection, economy and efficiency.”, said Staničić, adding that the positive effects of the association will be visible in the segment of promotion and management of the destination and its resources.The session adopted the proposal of the Work Program of TZP Imota for 2018, which defines all activities that lead to the affirmation of the area, enriching the offer with new content, creating better conditions for tourists and active promotion of the destination. Thus, TZP Imota will contribute to increasing tourist traffic and the number of overnight stays, especially in the pre-season and post-season, creating new tourist facilities, promoting the area as a tourist destination of quality and diverse products, improving the overall appearance of the tourist destination and other strategically important goals. This year, TZP Imota will focus its financial resources on numerous programs and activities such as continuing the research of the Red Lake, organizing the Imota family day, making bicycle and race tracks, etc.Regions need to be brandedIt is fair to say that it is insane that one island of Brac, I repeat the island, has seven tourist boards that do not yet cooperate with each other, each developing a “tourist destination” nor do we have a common tourist product, and I repeat we are talking about the island of Brac. On the other hand, let’s say the island of Krk, which also has seven tourist boards and another tourist board of the island of Krk, which was created with the aim of branding one island, and not each separately.Personally, I think that Croatia must brand regions, such as Istria, Dalmatia, Slavonia… because it is insane that, say, one Slavonia has five county tourist boards and five different destination developments. What Osijek-Baranja County or Vukovar-Srijem County means to a foreigner, but as one tourist brand and a complete story – Slavonia, absolutely yes. By the way, the process of branding Slavonia as a tourist brand is being worked on, more on that soon.We should look to the examples of Tuscany, Provence or Bavaria, as well as Switzerland and Austria, which are perfectly combined with various tourist products based not on the regions, and not on each tourist destination separately. Tourism is the first that knows no borders, and especially foreign tourists who come to us and are not really interested or feel the invisible borders of cities and counties, tourists are destined for Croatia and then Dalmatia, Istria, Slavonia, etc.…The system of tourist boards should definitely be changed because as it is at the moment it is inefficient, counter productive and ultimately there is no synergy of everyone in the tourist destination. How and in what direction it is for constructive discussion, but it is certainly more than clear how we must turn to development based through the concept of destination management company in accordance with all the trends of the 21st century. By the way, the Ministry of Tourism is currently working on the adoption of a new package of tourist laws and the reorganization of tourist boards, which should be presented to the public soon.Related news: INITIATIVE LAUNCHED TO DECLARE IMOT LAKES UNESCO GEO PARKlast_img read more