Live match preview – Arsenal vs Molde 05.11.2020

first_imgTeam news and stats ahead of Arsenal vs Molde in the Europa League group stage on Thursday; kick-off 8pm.Team newsArsenal boss Mikel Arteta has confirmed that David Luiz will return to the squad against Molde in the Europa League on Thursday night.- Advertisement – – Advertisement – The Brazilian defender has missed the last two matches after he was forced off with a thigh injury during the home defeat to Leicester on October 25. Arteta initially feared Luiz would be out for “a few weeks”, but the 33-year-old has resumed training and is available for selection.Arsenal have no fresh injury concerns following the victory at Manchester United. Calum Chambers (knee), Pablo Mari (ankle) and Gabriel Martinelli (knee) remain long-term absentees.Molde are still without injured defender Kristoffer Haraldseid, but midfielder Martin Ellingsten should be restored to the starting line-up, having come off the substitutes’ bench in the 3-1 win over Mjondalen at the weekend. LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 29: Eddie Nketiah of Arsenal celebrates with teammate Cedric Soares and Nicolas Pepe of Arsenal after scoring his team's first goal during the UEFA Europa League Group B stage match between Arsenal FC and Dundalk FC at Emirates Stadium on October 29, 2020 in London, England. Image:Arsenal made it two wins from two in the Europa League with a routine victory over Dundalk – Advertisement – MANCHESTER UNITED 0-1 ARSENAL– Advertisement –center_img FREE TO WATCH: Highlights from Arsenal’s win over Manchester United in the Premier League 2:59 How to followFollow Arsenal vs Molde with our dedicated live blog across Sky Sports’ digital platforms from 6.30pm on Thursday; kick off 8pm.Opta statsArsenal will face Molde for the very first time in this match. The Gunners have won three of their four matches against Norwegian opponents (D1).Arsenal’s last match against Norwegian opposition was a 5-1 win against Rosenborg in the UEFA Champions League in December 2004, with goals from José Antonio Reyes, Thierry Henry, Cesc Fàbregas, Robert Pires and Robin van Persie.This will be Molde’s first meeting with English opponents; Norwegian sides have never beaten English opposition away from home, drawing twice and losing 20 times, with a goal difference of -87 (13 scored, 100 conceded).Molde have won four of their last six away matches in the UEFA Europa League (D1 L1), beating Scottish (Celtic) and Irish (Dundalk) opponents on this run.Since the start of the 2018-19 season, only Munas Dabbur (13) has scored more goals in the UEFA Europa League than Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (12). Molde at a glanceThe coach: Erling Moe replaced Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, initially as caretaker manager, when he left for Manchester United in December 2018 as interim boss. Moe, a former Molde player, had been Solskjaer’s assistant and was given the job on a permanent basis when it became clear Solskjaer would not be returning.European pedigree: The Norwegian club reached the Champions League group stage during the 1999/2000 season and the group stage of the Europa League in 2012/13. In 2015/16 Molde topped a group containing Fenerbahce, Ajax and Celtic to reach the round of 32 in the Europa League, losing 3-1 on aggregate to eventual winners Sevilla.Form: Second in the Norwegian Tippeligaen but 16 points behind league leaders Bado Glimt. Molde have won their last four domestic fixtures and, like Arsenal, both of their opening two games in the Europa League. They arrive in London on a six-match winning run.last_img read more

Thursday’s biggest analyst calls: Verizon, Microsoft, Five Below

first_imgHans Vestberg, chief executive officer of Verizon Communications Inc., gestures as he speaks during a keynote session at the 2019 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S., on Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019.David Paul Morris | Bloomberg | Getty Images (This story is for CNBC PRO subscribers only.)Here are the biggest calls on Wall Street on Thursday: – Advertisement –center_img – Advertisement –last_img

North Macedonia reach Euro 2020 – first major tournament in 27-year history | Football News

first_imgEljif Elmas broke down the left and slipped the ball to Ilija Nestorovski inside the penalty area and he found Pandev, who beat Giorgi Loria for his 36th international goal.The former Yugoslav republic will face Austria and Ukraine in Bucharest in Group C before taking on the top-seeded Netherlands in Amsterdam.Currently No. 65 in FIFA’s world rankings, North Macedonia will be the biggest outsider at Euro 2020 and the second newcomer, joining Finland.- Advertisement – The game was perhaps the biggest in the history of two young soccer nations, but no fans were allowed into the 54,000-seater national stadium in Tbilisi because of coronavirus restrictions in Georgia.With so much at stake, the match was predictably cagey and it took 28 minutes before either goalkeeper had to make a save when Georgian playmaker Tornike Okriashvili tested Stole Dimitrievski with a long-range shot.There were 29 fouls in a stop-start match and only four shots on target but the neatly-worked winning goal was in contrast to the general scrappiness.- Advertisement – Veteran forward Goran Pandev scored the decisive goal to send North Macedonia to Euro 2020 – the major tournament in their 27-year history. The 37-year-old – North Macedonia’s most capped player and all-time leading scorer – flicked the ball home in the 56th minute to see off Georgia in Thursday’s play-off final.- Advertisement –center_img – Advertisement –last_img read more

GAO urges more scrutiny of antibiotic use in animals

first_imgJun 3, 2004 (CIDRAP News) – The General Accounting Office (GAO) has urged federal agencies to step up their efforts to determine if the use of certain antibiotics in animals endangers human health by making bacteria resistant to those antibiotics. However, the GAO said, the approved drugs reviewed so far are not the ones the FDA considers critically important to human health, and the reviews have taken at least 2 years to complete. “Therefore it may be some time before FDA completes its reviews of critically important drugs in order to determine if enforcement action to protect human health is warranted,” the report says. The agency recommends that the FDA accelerate its reviews of antibiotics that are used in animals and are important for human health. GAO report “Antibiotic Resistance: Federal Agencies Need to Better Focus Efforts to Address Risk to Humans from Antibiotic Use in Animals” The report also notes that the FDA has moved to bar the use of the fluoroquinoline antibiotic enrofloxacin in poultry because of evidence that fluoroquinoline use in animals has caused the transfer of resistant pathogens to humans. However, the drug has remained on the market the past 3 years because the manufacturer has challenged the FDA move. Concerning the need for data, the GAO says federal agencies have expanded their research on antibiotic resistance related to antibiotic use in animals, but it is too early to judge the effectiveness of their efforts to reduce the risk to human health. The FDA, CDC, and USDA have increased their surveillance and research on antibiotic resistance in animals and humans in recent years. The GAO, Congress’s investigative arm, spent a year preparing the report. It was requested by three senators—Olympia J. Snowe, R-Me.; Tom Harkin, D-Iowa; and Edward M. Kennedy, D-Mass. In addition, the GAO said research on the human health risk is crippled by a lack of data on the types and amounts of antibiotics used in animals. The agency recommended that the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) work together to collect the needed information. The USDA and HHS, on reviewing a draft of the GAO report, generally agreed with it, the GAO says. HHS officials said that pharmaceutical companies have the most useful data on antibiotic use in animals. Current regulations would have to be revised to put the data that companies have to report to the FDA in a more useful format for research on antibiotic resistance, the officials said. Mar 18, 2004, CIDRAP News story, “FDA closer to banning enrofloxacin use in poultry” In a report released last week, the GAO said the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) should speed up its risk assessments to determine whether it should restrict the use in animals of antibiotics considered critically important to human health.center_img “Although they have made some progress in monitoring antibiotic resistance, federal agencies do not collect the critical data on antibiotic use in animals that they need to support research on the human health risk,” the report states. In Denmark, collection of detailed data on antibiotics given to animals has enabled scientists to trace the effects on resistant bacteria in humans and to devise strategies to minimize the health risks, the GAO says. The agency recommends that the FDA and USDA together develop and implement a plan to collect the needed data. The report acknowledges that this will cost money but says it should not be excessively expensive, because existing FDA and USDA programs can provide a framework that can be expanded to begin gathering the information. However, the FDA “is not collecting data on antibiotic use in animals, and USDA’s data collection activities are limited to a few swine farms,” the report says. It suggests that the agencies gather information on the types and quantities of antibiotics sold for animals, the purpose of their use (disease treatment or growth promotion), and the species in which they are used. Many studies suggest that the use of antibiotics in animals poses risks to human health, but a few studies indicate that the health risks are minimal, the report says. The document notes that the FDA has laid out a “risk assessment framework” determining the human health risks. The agency is using the framework in reviewing both currently approved animal antibiotics and manufacturers’ applications for approval of new ones. See also: The United States differs from some of its key trading partners in the use of antibiotics in food animals, the report notes. While the United States and Canada allow some drugs that are important in human medicine to be used for growth promotion, the European Union and New Zealand have banned this practice. In addition, the EU plans to ban the use of any antibiotic for growth promotion by 2006. These policy differences have not significantly affected US meat exports so far, but that could change, the report says. The agency concluded that antibiotic-resistant bacteria have been transferred from animals to humans and that this transfer appears to pose significant risks to human health. Some studies have produced evidence of links between changes in antibiotic use in animals and bacterial resistance to antibiotics in humans. Further, genetic studies of bacteria have established that antibiotic-resistant Campylobacter and Salmonella are transferred from animals to humans, the report says.last_img read more

USDA, FAO to launch animal disease crisis center

first_img The facility will be run by the FAO in close collaboration with the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE), according to a joint press release from the USDA and FAO. Specialists at the center will provide disease analysis and information and will dispatch resources to prevent and manage dangerous animal diseases. Experts there will also collaborate with the World Health Organization. See also: The United States will provide $1.8 million, and the USDA is sending four veterinarians to help launch the new center, officials said. France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom will also contribute to the center. The announcement gave no details on the center’s staff size or budget. “All nations will benefit as we work to reduce the risk and spread of highly pathogenic H5N1 avian influenza,” said USDA Secretary Mike Johanns. “The international community has a responsibility to equip countries, especially developing countries, with the expertise and resources necessary for a rapid and effective response to any possible animal disease outbreak.” Samuel Jutzi, head of the FAO’s Animal Production and Health Division, said the crisis center will boost the effectiveness of the FAO’s current operations related to avian flu, which is especially important now that the H5N1 virus is present in at least 32 countries. Jul 14, 2006 (CIDRAP News) – The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) announced today that a new animal disease crisis management center will begin operating in late July at FAO headquarters in Rome, with an initial focus on H5N1 avian influenza. Jul 14 USDA news releaselast_img read more

Syndromic surveillance: faulty alarm system or useful tool?

first_imgMay 16, 2007 (CIDRAP News) – At first glance, the Web page looks like an overhead shot of a fantastic game board: a map—identifiably Los Angeles—sprinkled with faceted roundels in a half-dozen colors.But the data graphically displayed at are from the real world. The roundels represent reports of symptoms volunteered by site users: runny nose, cough, fever, headache, muscle aches, and digestive trouble. The site’s founder, a California tech entrepreneur named PT Lee, drew on the new Web technology of Google Maps and the Web trend toward user participation to create a 21st-century service that a 19th-century epidemiologist would recognize: geographic surveillance of illness trends.WhoIsSick, which went live 2 months ago after a year of planning, grew out of Lee’s frustration over his wife’s holiday bout with a gastrointestinal bug.”We sat in the emergency room for 4 hours, just to find 5 minutes into seeing the doctor that there was a horrible stomach flu going around,” Lee said. “Afterward, I thought: How does someone find out if something is going around? Traditionally they ask their friends, or maybe their doctor—but that’s inefficient. Maybe the Web could provide a way to tap the wisdom of crowds.”The site has registered about 200,000 visitors so far. Its roughly 20,000 illness reports have come from the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Germany, and Australia. On May 11, there were 846 illnesses reported in San Francisco, 155 in Atlanta, 154 in Minneapolis, and 657 in New York City. Parents love the site because it alerts them their kids might bring something home, Lee said, though some observers have called it “a hypochondriac’s dream.”Like other user-generated Web sites such as Wikipedia and the FluWiki, WhoIsSick takes data from anyone who is interested and has an Internet connection that can handle its data-rich pages. But whether the data it gathers prove useful or merely amusing, the site confirms something that long predates the Internet: the intuitive appeal of symptom information collected from many people—otherwise known as syndromic surveillance—as a tool for monitoring public health.Enthusiasm wanesWhoIsSick’s citizen-generated syndromic surveillance has emerged just as official syndromic surveillance, conducted by federal, state, and local health authorities, is facing significant reexamination and challenge.Small-scale syndromic surveillance—pencil-and-paper monitoring of school absenteeism or cruise-ship stomach bugs—has a long history. But the practice received a huge boost after the 2001 anthrax letter attacks. Planners fixed on electronic syndromic surveillance as the best hope for providing an early warning of the next bioterrorist attack, contending that rapid monitoring and analysis of symptom clusters, emergency department complaints, over-the-counter drug sales, and other data sources could alert them to health anomalies faster than traditional paper-based reports of diagnoses.The spike in interest was followed by a vast increase in funding. Congress has appropriated more than $1 billion for state and local health departments to improve their preparedness, and given $230 million to the largest syndromic surveillance program, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s BioSense, intended to connect the CDC to hospitals nationwide. About 30 syndromic surveillance programs, some of them predating BioSense, now operate around the United States; potentially thousands could be created if every public health jurisdiction constructed one.But 5 years after the initial burst of enthusiasm, syndromic surveillance is losing adherents. In a Senate hearing a year ago, two prominent public health scientists, Dr. Tara O’Toole of the Center for Biosecurity of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and Dr. Nicole Lurie of the RAND Corp., recommended that Congress cease funding the BioSense program until fundamental information-sharing issues are worked out. And last December, a number of speakers at a 2-day meeting convened by the Institute of Medicine (IOM) expressed skepticism over how well syndromic surveillance is working.”The expectations for syndromic surveillance were unrealistic, initially; there was the expectation it would magically give us, immediately, all kinds of advantages,” said Stephen S. Morse, PhD, a member of the IOM Forum on Microbial Threats, which called the meeting, and director of the Center for Public Health Preparedness at Columbia University. “We still don’t know how to use it most effectively, what kinds of systems work best and what the limitations are. Syndromic surveillance is very promising, but obviously it is still a work in progress.”The reexamination of syndromic surveillance comes as both US and global public health agencies turn increasingly toward it. The Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness Act, passed Dec 7, 2006, requires the Department of Health and Human Services to use information technology to create a national surveillance network. And the World Health Organization’s new International Health Regulations, which take effect Jun 15, require countries to monitor not just specific diseases, but any apparent outbreak that could constitute a “public health emergency of international concern.”Too many false alarmsThe new skepticism over syndromic surveillance is directed at its claimed usefulness for early detection of a bioterror attack. That claim is hard to test, since—as far as anyone can tell—there has been no bioterrorism to warn of.”It is not fair to say that no attack has ever been discovered by syndromic surveillance,” Morse pointed out, “because how many attacks have we had? There have been two in the United States, the Rajneeshees and the anthrax letters” in 1984 and 2001—both before current syndromic surveillance systems were built.But those concerned with syndromic surveillance’s failings point not to the systems’ failure to warn, but to how often they warn of outbreaks that do not exist.The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene has more experience with syndromic surveillance than any other public health jurisdiction: It created its first system in 1994 and in the ensuing decade tested, and often rejected, a number of means of monitoring health data. It now runs six separate detection systems that electronically monitor patient complaints in emergency departments, dispatch codes for 911 calls, prescription and over-the-counter drug sales, reports from school nurses, and some outpatient information. Much of its early experience involved checking out false alarms.”We were spending a lot of time investigating things that we quickly came to realize were not of public health significance,” said Assistant Commissioner Dr. Marci Layton.Every false positive, she said, required a decision whether to mobilize health department resources to track down a possible victim, take a history, and obtain specimens for testing. “We were wasting the public health infrastructure, our communicable-disease folks, having them go in and investigate things that in the end didn’t mean something, while at the same time they were not working on other issues,” Layton said.Because bioterror events are so rare, the probability of any alarm being false is high, according to Michael Stoto, PhD, and colleagues at Georgetown University. They estimate that if 1,000 US jurisdictions created syndromic surveillance systems, they would collectively experience more than one false alarm per day.But making a system less sensitive, so that it rings fewer false alarms, risks making it less timely—thereby undermining the early-warning mission for which it exists.Many health departments that receive a syndromic surveillance alarm will wait 1 or 2 days and look for corresponding blips in other types of data before launching an investigation, said Stoto, a professor of health systems administration and population health at Georgetown. Simulations by Stoto and his collaborators and by two other research teams have found that, with the detection algorithms that syndromic surveillance systems use to process data, they would take days to spot a large bioterror attack. The signal of smaller outbreaks would not rise through the surrounding noise—though they might be spotted by an alert clinician first.Harvesting data on natural outbreaksBut while syndromic surveillance is being questioned as an early-warning system for new outbreaks, it is gaining backers for a different use: to deliver richer information on existing, naturally occurring outbreaks.New York City, for example, has used the same surveillance systems that returned unsatisfying early-warning data to gather very detailed information about outbreaks of norovirus and the start and progress of influenza season. The automated system that analyzes patients’ chief complaints in emergency departments delivers sensitive and specific reports of flu-like illness.”This is not something we could do with previous systems in anything close to the same level of detail,” said Rick Heffernan, director of the data unit in the city’s Bureau of Communicable Disease. “In a severe year, we would be able to document whether severity and the ages affected were atypical. In a pandemic there would be a lot of interest in as much data as possible, so there is a real value and role there.”The Clark County Health District in Las Vegas gathered enough data from its syndromic surveillance system to detect the start of flu season 2 weeks earlier than usual, according to a presentation published by the National Association of City and County Health Officials. The extra time let local health officials push test kits out to sentinel physicians, allowing for early identification of the circulating strain; it also gave them enough lead time to communicate with the local media to encourage flu vaccination before the local epidemic.And the city government of Lubbock, Tex., and the Texas Department of State Health Services reported at last year’s National Syndromic Surveillance Conference that a private-label system called SYRIS (not part of the BioSense program) allowed officials to assess illnesses among Hurricane Katrina refugees evacuated to the area and determine that the outbreaks were limited and would not spread.In each case, syndromic surveillance systems did not deliver warnings within hours of the presence of unusual pathogens. Instead, they returned detailed information within several days about outbreaks of common organisms—information that local jurisdictions used to make decisions about alerting residents and deploying resources.”Syndromic surveillance is potentially a very valuable technique,” Stoto said, “but we have been concentrating on one potential use that is probably not the most promising one.”Some question fundingGiven the evidence that syndromic surveillance may not work as it was intended to, users in the public health system are beginning to ask whether funding should still be directed chiefly toward obtaining early warnings.At the 2006 Senate hearing that questioned the BioSense program, Dr. Lisa Kaplowitz, deputy commissioner of the Virginia Department of Health, urged lawmakers to allocate funds for staff as well as technology. “I just want to put in a plea that, while we build our electronic IT systems, we make sure that we have the people who can analyze the data and who can generate the rapid response,” she said.Layton, of New York City, said the same.”It’s a question of whether you invest in the smoke alarm, or the firemen and the trucks to respond to the alarm,” she said. “To me, syndromic surveillance is just a smoke alarm. If we do not equally invest in the ability to respond when there is a concerning alarm, that would be naive.”See also:WhoIsSick.org by Lubbock and Texas state health officials on use of SYRIS system to detect illnesses among Katrina victims Surveillance Conf2006.doclast_img read more

Marburg fever case reported in Netherlands

first_imgJul 10, 2008 (CIDRAP News) – European officials today reported a rare case of the often-deadly Marburg hemorrhagic fever on European soil, in a Dutch woman who recently was exposed to bats while visiting caves in Uganda.Dutch authorities informed the European Union and the World Health Organization of the case today, according to a statement from the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC). The patient is a 40-year-old woman who had recently returned from a vacation in Uganda.”The travel included a visit to two caves in the Maramagambo forest (between Queen Elizabeth Park and Kebale), where she was exposed to fruit bats,” the ECDC said. The patient was at Leiden University Medical Centre; her condition was not disclosed.”ECDC’s initial assessment is that the threat to public health is limited and mainly focused on the people who have been in close contact with the patient after the onset of her symptoms,” the agency said. “People intending to travel to Uganda should be aware there may be a risk related to visiting caves in the Maramagambo forest.”The Marburg virus, like its cousin the Ebola virus, can cause a severe febrile disease for which there is no vaccine or specific treatment. The case-fatality rate ranges from 30% to 90%, depending on the strain, according to an ECDC fact sheet. The most recent large Marburg outbreak occurred in Angola in 2004 and 2005, involving 252 confirmed cases with 227 deaths.Marburg and Ebola can spread through contact with blood, secretions, or other body fluids of living or dead infected persons, and also through contact with living or dead infected animals, according to the ECDC.The natural reservoir for Marburg virus is unknown, but last year researchers reported finding genetic material from the virus in a species of fruit bat in Gabon. The bats might have been a reservoir for the virus, or they might have acquired it from some other animal, the researchers said.See also: Aug 22, 2007, CIDRAP News story “Traces of Marburg virus found in African bats”CIDRAP overview of viral hemorrhagic fevers read more

In the first half of the year, wine exports to Austria doubled

first_imgOn the famous Viennese square Am Hof, 12 Croatian wineries, gathered under the brand, present their wines Vina Croatia – mosaic wines organized by the Wine Association of the Croatian Chamber of Commerce. The beginning of the implementation of the strategy was in 2013 through a clearly stated goal and strength and character of the brand as well as a desire for a clear positioning of Croatian wines on the world wine list.”We wanted to remind the Austrians of the tastes of Croatia now, in the off-season, while their impressions from the summer on our coast are still fresh, to tell them that they can buy the same products they consumed in Croatia at home ”, said Nikola Drmić from the Krauthaker winery, one of the exhibitors in Vienna, where a four-day wine promotion is underway. In addition to this winery, from September 21 to 24 Badel 1862, Degrassi, Dvanajščak, Kozol, Feravino, Iločki podrumi, Kozlović, Kutjevo, PP Orahovica, Zigante, Zlatan otok, PZ Vrbnik, Delikroat and Aura Delikatessen promote their wines and food.The goal of the event is not only to strengthen the image of Croatian wines and wineries, but the overall image of Croatia at this time before and after the season in the most important Croatian emitting tourist markets, among which Austria is especially important to winemakers. “It is known that Croatia is the most popular tourist destination for Austrians. Austrians are in love with the Croatian coast and islands, but Croatia is not only a country that boasts beautiful nature, but also excellent cuisine and first-class wines”, said Tatjana Mrvoš from the Croatian Embassy in Vienna.Photo: Hgk”Austria is a close, significant, but above all demanding market. If our wines are recognized among the Austrians, who are great connoisseurs of wine, it will certainly ensure our profits to the wider market. We hope for a successful continuation of the project. Our vision is to promote Croatian wines in all European capitals”, Said the secretary of the Wine Association of the Croatian Chamber of Commerce Igor Barbarić.”We reluctantly accepted this type of promotion. It is a great thing that we present ourselves together for easier profit in demanding markets. It is interesting to come to tourist emitting markets because consumers recognize you. Some are our regular tourists and have had the opportunity to drink our wines. It is also interesting to watch the reactions of Austrians about the similarities and differences with their wines because they are familiar with our varieties.”, Said the exhibitor Igor Hruška from PP Orahovica.Wine exports to the Austrian market are on the rise. In the first five months, we exported 718 and a half thousand liters of wine, which is more than in the whole of 2016 when we exported a total of 675 thousand liters to Austria. ”These results were achieved thanks to the past two good years of harvest, but also a series of marketing activities in EU markets through the Association of Winemakers of the Croatian Chamber of Commerce under the brand Vina croatia – vina mosaica. In the continuation, we expect further growth and placement of Croatian wines, not only on the Austrian but also on the EU market, thanks to the constant quality of Croatian wines. This event is one in a series of levers to increase the promotion and recognition of Croatian wines”, Said the president of the Croatian Chamber of Commerce Luka Burilović, who came to Vienna to support local winemakers.last_img read more

The city of Vukovar will get a new museum, library and wine shop and souvenir shop within the Franciscan monastery

first_imgToday, the Franciscan Monastery of Vukovar presented the project “Integration of the cultural and historical heritage of the Franciscan monastery Vukovar into the tourist offer of the city of Vukovar ” which will open new tourist and educational potentials of the city of Vukovar and the entire Vukovar-Srijem County through investments in the restoration and revitalization of cultural assets within the Franciscan Monastery.The project Integration of Cultural and Historical Heritage of the Franciscan Monastery Vukovar into the Tourist Offer of the City of Vukovar, co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund and the Fund for Reconstruction and Development of the City of Vukovar, will restore and preserve one immovable cultural property Franciscan Monastery Vukovar and four movable cultural goods ( 3 collections of books comprising books from the 1th, XNUMXth, XNUMXth centuries and registers and XNUMX collection of monastery inventories).The Guardian of the Franciscan Monastery Vukovar, Fr. Ivica Jagodić, pointed out on this occasion: “Since its founding in 1723, the Franciscan monastery has been and remains a hotbed of religion, education and culture and a guardian of the Croatian language and identity. Despite numerous occupations and weather uncertainties, the Franciscans managed to preserve cultural and artistic treasures, and the complexity and integrity of the heritage of the Franciscan monastery is one of the most valuable monuments of continental Croatia and is registered as a cultural monument of high A (I) category. Thanks to the project Integration of Cultural and Historical Heritage of the Franciscan Monastery Vukovar into the Tourist Offer of the City of Vukovar, whose implementation was contributed by key stakeholders and partners – the City of Vukovar, Vukovar-Srijem County, Vukovar Tourist Board, Vukovar City Museum , the city of Vukovar will show its richest treasury of treasures, while the Franciscan monastery with the already dedicated church of St. Philip and James to take on a new dimension that is reflected in the rich cultural heritage.”In addition, by the end of the year, the Franciscan Museum will house the Franciscan Museum, which will show the rich cultural and artistic heritage preserved in the monastery’s architectural habitus, while the reconstruction and arrangement of the attic will create adequate space for scientific and educational activities and adequate care. Marko Kurolt. Last but not least, the unused cellar of the Franciscan monastery will be replaced by a wine shop and souvenir shop where designed souvenirs and museum brochures will be available, as well as souvenirs and other products of local producers (winemakers, souvenir crafts, beekeepers, etc.). good monasteries provide additional, market value.last_img read more

Investor seeks closed concession on maritime domain as a precondition for renovation of Haludovo hotel complex

first_imgHotel complex Haludovo in Malinska from once the best symbol of our tourism to a mockery that has stood and fallen for decades. But, finally, some things are moving from the dead point, ie there has been talk about the activation of this attractive property and the former symbol of the island of Krk.Namely, the Mayor of Malinska-Dubašnica, Robert Anton Kraljić, held a meeting with Mr. Ara A. Abramyan, President of the Supervisory Board of Haludovo, and the meeting presented the intentions of investors to implement the renovation of the hotel complex Haludovo in the amount of 250 to 300 million euros .Great news, but there’s one catch. The investor has one specific precondition regarding the investment of the Haludovo hotel, and it is a request for by approving a closed concession on a maritime domain from Hotel Maestral to Fisherman’s Village. I emphasize closed concessions, which would mean the loss of the coastal promenade, ie the coastal area, our most valuable resource.As Kraljić points out in his statement, the intention of the owner of Halud is to obtain a closed concession with the explanation that this enables a high level of security and top quality offer for hotel guests. “As the mayor of Malinska – Dubašnica, aware of all possible consequences of these long-term decisions, I call on all locals to consider a closed concession, which it brings us positively, and what we lose if such a regime of space use is accepted. On the one hand, the investor firmly assures us that this is the only and biggest obstacle to his upcoming investment, and on the other hand we must be aware that we will lose the coastal promenade that stretches from Hotel Maestral to Ribarsko selo and numerous beaches, which deepens the problem of congestion. narrow coastal area, and the local community loses contact with a significant part of the unique area of ​​our Municipality. Promises for the realization of the Haludovo project were made in previous years, but unfortunately the investments were not realized, which gives rise to a real fear of repeating the same practice. The position of the Municipality is known, we are not in favor of a completely closed concession, and we are willing to discuss a partially closed concession like the one in Čikat Bay on Mali Lošinj. ” Kraljević points out and invites everyone to get actively involved in the public debate on this topic, which is a “cancer wound” of the entire municipality and tourism in general.Public hearing soon. Get involved! As announced, a public hearing should be organized soon, in the period from November 02nd to 15th. 2018, which will be attended by Mr. Arom A. Abramyan, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Haludov, who will personally present the project of the “new Haludov” to the wider community, and point out all the reasons and justification for seeking a closed concession. The exact date and place of the exhibition will be announced to the public at a later date.In the meantime, there is no need to worry about it. ”Source: F-Stop Productionlast_img read more