BTN interview: Alexandra Vila, global senior manager, brand strategy and communications, LATAM | Focus

first_imgAlexandra Vila: In what probably seems to be one of the hardest times for the entire airline industry, such recognition motivates us to continue striving to be the best option to connect Latin America with the world.As the world has progressively started to reopen borders, we have been focused on helping travellers feel safe to fly again – and to know that our passengers value that commitment is the best recognition for us. BTN: How useful are accolades such as the World Travel Awards for airlines such as LATAM when it comes to promoting the brand to consumers?- Advertisement – NewerBreaking Travel News interview: Andreas Scheck, vice president, sales, LATAM – Advertisement – BTN interview: Alexandra Vila, global senior manager, brand strategy and communications, LATAMSouth American carrier LATAM has been honoured as the best in the region by voters at the World Travel Awards, here we find out how valuable the title is from global senior manager of brand strategy and communications, Alexandra VilaBreaking Travel News: Congratulations – LATAM has been recognised as South America’s Leading Airline Brand by voters at the World Travel Awards – how does it feel to have won?- Advertisement – But this award also reflects our passion and concern, where our passengers are the focus in everything we do. We want to be the airline that connects Latin America with the world and every day we give the best of us to achieve that goal.BTN: Can you describe the mood in South American aviation in late 2020 – are we looking for a recovery as we head into next year?AV: It has been a complex year and according to industry estimates to return to pre-pandemic operating levels will still take a long time. At the beginning of Covid-19, we reached a point where we only operated five per cent.Since then, we have gradually reactivated routes and frequencies and hope to maintain this increase, during hard times our commitment is even stronger. We keep flying with passion, in spite of everything.BTN: How will the new LATAM relationship with Delta Air Lines help both carriers meet the needs of passengers moving forward?AV: Although the industry scenario has changed globally, the alliance between Delta and LATAM is a long-term agreement and has advanced allowing passengers to improve connectivity through complementary destination networks. This way, both Delta and LATAM passengers will enjoy access to an even wider selection of destinations around the world and smoother travel experiences. More than ever this alliance supports our passengers to move forward with one the most powerful loyalty programs in the region and also the connection of the region with USA. More InformationLATAM Airlines Group is the leading airline group in Latin America with one of the largest route networks in the world, offering services to 145 destinations in 26 countries, including six domestic markets in Latin America – Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru – in addition to international operations in Latin America, Europe, the United States, the Caribbean, Oceania, Africa and Asia.Find out more on the official website. OlderBreaking Travel News interview: Mamdooh Moktar, chief executive, Sky Prime Aviation Services AV: This type of award is a great motivation to continue improving our passengers’ travel experience every day. Today we are focused on our customers´ needs for greater safety and flexibility when they decide to fly, by reinforcing our safety protocols that include, for example, the use of a mask during the flight, having a ventilation system (HEPA filter) that cleans the air of bacteria by 99.9 per cent.We also offer travel flexibility, so they can decide to travel with peace of mind. – Advertisement –last_img read more

Paul Nicholls retains faith in Solo ahead of return | Racing News

first_img– Advertisement – “This track is much more like Kempton, where he won the Adonis. He’s schooled great and is working well – I’m very excited about him.“We’ll stay over hurdles this year, and Saturday will tell us an awful lot.”Nicholls also fields Diego Du Charmil in Sayturday’s Grade Two heat, while 2016 victor Sceau Royal represents Alan King and arrives on the back of victory in the Welsh Champion Hurdle.- Advertisement – Colin Tizzard’s Master Debonair is an intriguing runner, having been off the track since disappointing in his Cheltenham Festival prep back in February, with a planned Aintree outing scuppered by the cancellation of the Grand National meeting.Brandon Castle and Teqany complete the six-strong line-up.Nicholls fields Wincanton fan Grand Sancy in the “Rising Stars” Novices’ Chase, in which he faces just two rivals.He has won the last two of his five outings over fences, also finishing third at Grade One level on his chasing debut, and arrives with a Listed success at Chepstow already in the bank this season.The trainer said: “This has been the plan ever since he won at Chepstow.“He’s a good, solid jumper who loves good ground, so I think he’s got a great chance“He’s a novice until December 1, and the experience he had in those good races last season will stand him in good stead.“He ran in the Elite Hurdle last year and was only just beaten – he loves Wincanton.“He’s a good, solid jumper who loves good ground, so I think he’s got a great chance.”Present Man and Bryony Frost will try to repeat their victories of 2017 and 2018 in the Badger Ales Silver Trophy Chase, with Nicholls also fielding Danny Whizzbang and My Way.The 10-year-old Present Man warmed up for this with a veterans’ chase win at Chepstow last month, when he returned from a 335-day break.Nicholls said: “He’s only gone up 2lb for winning at Chepstow, and we went there thinking he’d need the run a little. We had that as a prep race, so he surprised us a little bit.“He looks great. I don’t think he was ever right last season. If he runs like he did at Chepstow the other day, on his beloved course and the ground is fast, he must have a leading chance.”While Present Man tops the weights, My Way is at the other end of the scale with Bryan Carver also taking a hand 5lb off the recent Stratford hurdles winner.Nicholls added: “I’ve always thought the Badger Ales would be a great race for My Way. He’s a maiden over fences, but he ran some nice races last year and is on a nice little mark.“He won well over hurdles the other day, really as a prep for this. If the ground doesn’t dry up too much, he’s definitely got a chance.”The three-mile-one-furlong contest has drawn 15 runners, including Kim Bailey’s likely favourite and hat-trick seeker El Presente and the Harry Fry-trained Just A Sting, who was fourth in the race last year. aul Nicholls is keeping the faith with Solo as he makes his seasonal bow in the Unibet Elite Hurdle at Wincanton.The four-year-old made quite a splash on his British debut back in February, hacking up by 13 lengths in the Adonis Juvenile Hurdle at Kempton to add to a previous Auteuil victory for Guillaume Macaire.- Advertisement – Upped to Grade One company in the Triumph Hurdle at Cheltenham, Solo fell short in finishing a 10-and-a-half-length eighth – but Nicholls believes that effort can be excused and is keen to see how his charge, who has been gelded since, shapes up on his return.He said: “He’d probably done enough in France and had never seen a track like Cheltenham before.“Horses like Clan Des Obeaux and Frodon ran in the Triumph and finished in midfield like him. I’d put a line through Cheltenham – he’s had a nice break, he’s been gelded and has definitely improved.- Advertisement –last_img read more

Biden’s popular-vote lead grows to 5 million as counting continues.

first_imgMr. Biden, who shattered his old boss Barack Obama’s 2008 record for the most votes received in a presidential election (Mr. Obama had 69.5 million), has now also drawn the support of a larger slice of the population than Mr. Obama did that year. Mr. Biden has won the votes of 23.4 percent of the American population, compared to the 22.8 percent Mr. Obama won in 2008, when there were 25 million fewer Americans.Millions of votes remain to be counted, possibly as many as five million. But whatever the final tally is, Mr. Biden, who already has earned 279 electoral votes — nine more than the 270-vote threshold — will remain the winner of the election. With vote-counting continuing in parts of the country, President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr.’s popular-vote margin over President Trump is widening substantially.As of late Wednesday morning, Mr. Biden, with nearly 77.4 million votes, led Mr. Trump, who had 72.3 million, by 5.1 million votes and 3.4 percentage points. That’s up from his lead on Friday of 4 million votes and 2.8 percentage points. (In 2016, Hillary Clinton won the popular vote by 2.8 million but lost the election to Mr. Trump by 77 electoral votes.)- Advertisement – – Advertisement –last_img read more

Cisco (CSCO) earnings Q1 2021

first_imgCisco’s Infrastructure Platforms segment, which includes data center networking switches, delivered $6.34 billion in revenue, down 16% year over year and below the consensus of $6.45 billion among analysts polled by FactSet. It’s the largest part of Cisco’s business by revenue, and it’s the one that’s most impacted by the virus.The Applications business, which contains the Webex video-calling service and the AppDynamics monitoring software, contributed $1.38 billion in revenue, which is down 8% and slightly less than the FactSet consensus of $1.40 billion.Cisco said Scott Herren, chief financial officer of Autodesk for the past six years, will be the replacement for Kelly Kramer, Cisco’s chief financial officer, whose retirement was announced in August. Kramer “was very supportive on the decision for Scott,” Robbins said.In the quarter Cisco announced a goal of increasing Black representation among executive ranks by 75% by 2023. Also in the quarter Cisco acquired BabbleLabs, a company with software that can improve call quality and announced Webex software enhancements.As of Thursday’s close, Cisco shares had fallen about 20% so far this year, while the S&P 500 had gone up 9% over the same period.WATCH: Organizational Resilience – Cisco’s Chuck Robbins & Francine Katsoudas at CNBC @Work Summit Cisco shares moved as much as 9% higher in extended trading on Thursday after the company reported fiscal first-quarter earnings and an upbeat forecast that exceeded analysts’ expectations.Here’s how the company did:Earnings: 76 cents per share, adjusted, vs. 70 cents per share as expected by analysts, according to Refinitiv.Revenue: $11.93 billion, vs. 11.85 billion as expected by analysts, according to Refinitiv.With respect to guidance, Cisco said it sees 74 cents to 76 cents in adjusted per share and a 2% revenue decline to flat revenue in the fiscal second quarter. Analysts polled by Refinitiv had expected 73 cents in adjusted earnings per share and $11.63 billion in revenue, which implies a 3% revenue decline for the period.- Advertisement – CEO of Cisco Chuck Robbins speaks during the VivaTech (Viva Technology) trade fair in Paris on May 24, 2018.Gerard Julien | AFP | Getty Images Overall, Cisco’s revenue declined 9% on an annualized basis in the quarter, according to a statement, in line with the 9% decline in the previous quarter. Revenue has now fallen four quarters in a row. The coronavirus pandemic and recession continued to challenge Cisco as much of its revenue still comes from sales of equipment for corporate and government data centers and offices, while spending on cloud services has increased as people work from home.Cisco saw a 5% increase in public sector orders year over year in the quarter, while orders were down in enterprise, commercial and service provider segments. Stimulus spending boosted government orders in the U.S. and abroad, Cisco CEO Chuck Robbins told analysts on a conference call.“What I kind of was hopeful was going to happen which I think we did see this is that we had customers who were super focused on getting their employees working from home properly and getting their security set up,” Robbins said. “I think everyone raced to do that, and then I think they took a pause, which is what we felt in our last quarter in orders, and then I think they reprioritized what they were going to be spending money on, and I think we started seeing some of that come back.”- Advertisement –center_img – Advertisement – – Advertisement –last_img read more

Realme X7 Series India Launch Confirmed for 2021 by CEO Madhav Sheth

first_img– Advertisement – – Advertisement – Realme X7 series will be launched in India next year, as confirmed by CEO Madhav Sheth on Twitter. The lineup comprises two phones, Realme X7 and Realme X7 Pro, that were launched in China at the beginning of September as relatively affordable 5G smartphones. Now, Sheth has shared that the company’s plan is to “democratise 5G technology in 2021” in India with the Realme X7 series. As of now, there is no fixed date for the launch but the Realme X7 series can be expected in the first quarter of 2021.Realme India and Europe CEO Madhav Sheth tweeted that the company was the first to bring 5G smartphones to India with Realme X50 Pro, launched in February this year. He added that Realme X7 series will “democratise 5G technology in 2021.” The Realme X7 series includes Realme X7 and Realme X7 Pro and presumably, both the phones will make their way to the Indian market. While there is no fixed date for the launch of the two phones in India, they can be expected in the first quarter or at least the first half of 2021.- Advertisement – In September, rumours of a Realme X7 Lite started to surface and the phone was allegedly spotted in a TENAA listing with model number RMX2173. As the name suggests, the phone is expected to be a toned down and more affordable version of Realme X7, but the company has not shared any information on it.Realme X7, Realme X7 Pro specificationsBoth phones come with dual-SIM support and run on Android 10 with Realme UI on top. Realme X7 features a 6.4-inch full-HD+ (1,080×2,400 pixels) AMOLED display while Realme X7 Pro features a 6.55-inch full-HD+ AMOLED display with 120Hz refresh rate. The vanilla Realme X7 is powered by the octa-core Dimensity 800U SoC and the Pro variant comes with the octa-core Dimensity 1000+ SoC. You get up to 8GB RAM and 128GB storage on Realme X7 and up to 256GB on Realme X7 Pro.In terms of cameras, Realme X7 comes with a 64-megapixel primary shooter with an f/1.8 aperture, an 8-megapixel sensor with an ultra-wide-angle f/2.3 lens, a 2-megapixel black and white portrait sensor with an f/2.4 lens, and a 2-megapixel macro shooter with f/2.4 aperture. At the front, there is a 32-megapixel sensor with an f/2.5 lens. Realme X7 Pro comes with pretty much the same configuration with some minor differences.- Advertisement – Realme X7 is backed by a 4,300mAh battery while Realme X7 Pro is backed by a 4,500mAh battery. Both support 65W fast charging.Which is the best TV under Rs. 25,000? 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.last_img read more

Another UK patient might have caught vCJD from blood

first_img Health Secretary John Reid stated, “I would emphasise again that the exclusion criteria are being tightened because of a small but unquantifiable risk. People should continue to have a blood transfusion when it is really necessary. Any slight risk associated with receiving blood must be balanced against the significant risk of not receiving that blood when it is most needed.” The official statement provided no details about the patient who received the blood transfusion. When the first possible transfusion-linked case was reported, officials said the patient had received blood in 1996 from a donor who became ill with vCJD in 1999. The recipient had died of the disease shortly before the suspected case was announced. But officials said the recipient might have acquired vCJD in the usual way: by eating meat products from cattle infected with bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), or mad cow disease. BSE spread through British cattle herds in the 1980s and 1990s. The department said it had expected to see further cases after the first case of possible transmission via donated blood was reported in the UK in December 2003. The second case is “of particular scientific interest” because the patient had a different genetic type from that of other vCJD patients so far, the announcement said. A detailed report of the case will be published in The Lancet. The UK Department of Health announced, “A patient in the UK received a blood transfusion in 1999 from a donor who later went on to develop vCJD. The patient died of causes unrelated to vCJD but a post mortem revealed the presence of the vCJD agent in the patient’s spleen.” This group was not excluded in April because the government wanted to assess the impact of the new restrictions on the blood supply, officials said. Now it appears that the impact is small, so the committee that oversees blood safety recommended adding the new restriction. Jul 22, 2004 (CIDRAP News) – A second possible case of transmission of variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (vCJD) via blood transfusion has been reported in the United Kingdom, triggering new restrictions on who can give blood. See also: The UK uses several other precautions to protect the blood supply from vCJD infectivity, the Department of Health noted. Since 1997, new cases of vCJD have triggered a search for and destruction of any blood donated by the patient. Since 1998 the UK has used blood plasma from the United States to produce all plasma derivatives. And since October 1999, white blood cells, which may pose the greatest risk of transmitting vCJD, have been removed from blood used for transfusions. As a result of the first possible transfusion-related vCJD case, the UK in April stopped taking blood donations from anyone who had received a blood transfusion since January 1980. Starting Aug 2, the department said, donations will not be accepted from people who are unsure if they have had a transfusion since January 1980. This includes apheresis donors—those who frequently give blood and have it retransfused after the removal of certain components. Dec 19, 2003, CIDRAP News story, “Blood transmission of vCJD suspected in Britain”last_img read more

UK forms partnership to hunt for vCJD treatment

first_img MRC news releasehttp://www.mrc.ac.uk/Newspublications/News/MRC002040 About 150 people in the UK have died of vCJD, the human form of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), or mad cow disease. There is no cure for the fatal brain-wasting disease, which people can contract by eating meat products from BSE-infected cattle. BSE spread through British cattle herds in the 1980s and 1990s, and it is assumed that many Britons were exposed to the disease before rigorous controls were imposed in 1996. The United Kingdom Medical Research Council’s (MRC’s) Prion Unit in London will work with GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), the country’s largest drug manufacturer, the MRC announced in April. The Prion Unit is in the Institute of Neurology at University College London. See also: The incubation period for vCJD lasts a decade or longer, and no one knows how many people in Britain may be silently infected. The MRC said the long latency period offers an opportunity to develop an effective treatment, but because the disease is so rare, normal commercial drug development is unrealistic. Professor John Collinge, director of the Prion Unit, said in the news release, “There is only so far we can take things on our own as academic scientists and, while there is no guarantee of success, now having the enormous resource and expertise of GSK with us is extremely exciting.” The partnership between the Prion Unit, University College London, and GSK “brings together for the first time all the relevant expertise and resources to make such a development feasible and may act as a stimulus to such academic-industry collaborations in other areas of medicine,” the MRC said. May 3, 2005 (CIDRAP News) – Academic researchers will join with a drug manufacturer in the United Kingdom to screen hundreds of thousands of compounds in a hunt for a treatment for variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (vCJD), British officials announced recently. Officials estimate it will take at least 6 years to find a potential treatment and develop it for use in human trials. To find such a drug, researchers will screen hundreds of thousands of potential drug-like molecules from GSK’s collection, which contains more than a million such compounds and is one of the largest collections in the world, the MRC said. “Such libraries form one of the most important commercial assets of any pharmaceutical company and making such a library available to an academic group in this way is unprecedented,” the agency stated. The MRC said the Prion Unit has been working for years to understand the propagation of prions, the misfolded proteins that cause vCJD in humans and BSE and scrapie in animals. The unit “has shown in prion-infected laboratory animals that the disease process in the brain can be halted by targeting this protein, without apparent deleterious effects,” the MRC said. “The aim is now to develop a drug that is capable of readily entering the brain and binding to the normal prion protein” to keep it from misfolding and turning pathogenic.last_img read more

Seed treatment may make sprouts safer

first_img The experiment also showed that to consistently remove the pathogens, it took between 8 and 19 hours of soaking in the sanitizer and that the minimum ratio of mung beans to sanitizer (weight to volume) was 1:4. He said one possible drawback of the sanitizer is that seeds have to be soaked in it longer than what some sprouts producers are used to. “Some people just soak them for 2 or 3 hours. So some people would have to soak the seed a bit longer than they do,” he said. “It appears to be useful within all its limitations,” he said. He said the researchers “really loaded up the seeds” with pathogens, making decontamination a tough challenge. Although SOC is commercially available, it has not been approved for use on seeds in the United States or Canada, according to Warriner. Outbreaks of Salmonella infection linked with sprouts—normally eaten raw—are reported periodically. One outbreak in Ontario last year involved 600 people who had eaten mung bean sprouts. The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recommends that seeds used for sprouts be soaked in a 2% calcium hypochlorite (bleach) solution, but that measure is not completely effective, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In trying the treatment on other kinds of seeds, the researchers found that it worked well on alfalfa, soybean, flax, and cress seeds, but results with clover, mustard, and radish seeds were mixed. With several other kinds of seeds—chick pea, sunflower, buckwheat, sesame, and onion—the treatment failed to prevent contamination. Batches of contaminated seeds then were soaked for varying intervals in varying concentrations of the sanitizer, and a control batch of mung beans was soaked in the calcium hypochlorite solution for 20 minutes. Afterward the seeds were rinsed with water and allowed to germinate for 4 days. The sprouts then were tested for Salmonella and E coli O157:H7. Jul 13, 2006 (CIDRAP News) – A chemical sanitizer now used in contact lens solutions and toothpaste may help solve the problem of keeping pathogens like Salmonella and Escherichia coli out of edible sprouts, according to a study published in the July issue of the Journal of Food Protection. See also: A team led by Keith Warriner, assistant professor of food microbiology at the University of Guelph in Ontario, decided to find out if an existing sanitizer containing chlorite could be used to safely decontaminate seeds used for sprouts. The chemical is a “stabilized oxychloro (SOC)–based sanitizer” that is sold commercially as Germin-8-or, according to their report. Warriner’s group tested the sanitizer on mung bean, alfalfa, and a number of other kinds of seeds, comparing it with the FDA-recommended calcium hypochlorite treatment. Seeds were soaked in a solution containing five different strains of either Salmonella or E coli O157:H7 for 20 minutes and allowed to dry at room temperature. Why the substance worked on some seeds but not on others is unclear, the report says. But seeds on which the treatment worked germinated faster than the others, suggesting that “protective sites” within the slower-germinating seeds might have protected microbes from the sanitizer, the authors write. They also speculate that natural antimicrobials released by seeds may play a role. While the treatment eliminated the pathogens, tests showed that treated and untreated batches of seed contained about the same overall levels of bacteria, as indicated by aerobic plate counts. The authors say this suggests that the sanitizer did not affect bacteria naturally associated with the seeds (endogenous microflora). Francis Busta, PhD, director of the National Center for Food Protection and Defense and professor emeritus of food microbiology and emeritus head of the Department of Food Science & Nutrition, University of Minnesota, said the sanitizer looks promising as a treatment at least for some kinds of seeds used for sprouts. When several types of seeds heavily contaminated with Salmonella and E coli O157:H7 were soaked in the sanitizer for several hours, sprouts subsequently produced from them were free of the pathogens, according to the report by a team of Canadian and British scientists. The treatment was not toxic to the seeds. The researchers also tested the sprouts for residual sanitizer and found that none of the samples contained more than 1 ppm, according to the article. Warriner said ingesting significant amounts of the substance would be harmful, but trace amounts are not. The investigators found that a solution of 100 parts per million (ppm) was enough to eliminate E coli from mung bean sprouts, while a 200-ppm solution eliminated Salmonella from the sprouts. In contrast, sprouts from seeds treated with the calcium hypochlorite solution remained heavily contaminated with both pathogens. SOC solutions up to 200 ppm did not significantly reduce seed germination or the yield of sprouts, according to the report. “I think it would have to be individually assessed on the kinds of seeds and sprouts,” Busta said. “If I was doing alfalfa sprouts I would strongly consider seeing if I could get this into my protocol. It would also depend on what it costs. A lot of these places [that produce sprouts] are pretty marginal; they don’t have a lot of cash flow.” Kumar M, Hora R., Kostrzynska W, et al. Inactivation of Escherichia coli O157:H7 and Salmonella on mung beans, alfalfa, and other seed types destined for sprout production by using an oxychloro-based sanitizer. J Food Protect 2006 Jul; 69(7):1571-78 “We saw this oxychloro compound that was very detrimental to bacteria and kind to plant cells and our cells,” Warriner told CIDRAP News. He said it has been used as a chemotherapy drug as well as in contact lens solutions and toothpastes, “so we knew its properties before we started.” Dec 1, 2005, CIDRAP News story about sprouts-linked outbreak in Ontariohttp://www.cidrap.umn.edu/cidrap/content/fs/food-disease/news/dec0105salmo.htmllast_img read more

Outbreak strain of Salmonella found in dog food

first_img See also: The finding prompted a recall of two products by Mars Petcare US, Inc., of Franklin, Tenn., the FDA said in an Aug 25 announcement. The company recalled 5-pound bags of Krasdale Gravy dry dog food sold in Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania, and 50-pound bags of Red Flannel Large Breed Adult Formula dry food sold in Pennsylvania. The FDA said people can be infected with Salmonella by handling contaminated pet food, especially if they don’t wash their hands afterward. The agency said 64 human cases related to S Schwarzengrund have been reported to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), but none have been directly linked to the recalled products. The FDA and CDC are working with state and local officials to investigate the cases. The recalled Krasdale Gravy bags have a UPC code of 7513062596 and “best by” dates of Jul 16 and 17, 2008; the Red Flannel bags have a UPC code of 42869000062 and a “best by” date of Jul 12, 2008. But the latter products were sold in only two stores in Pennsylvania, and only one bag was unaccounted for, the company said in an Aug 21 news release posted on the FDA Web site. The Pennsylvania news release listed several precautions for handling pet food. Among other things, it said pet owners should wash their hands before and after handling pet food, feed pets somewhere other than the kitchen, wash pet food dishes after each use (preferably not in the kitchen sink), and dispose of old or spoiled pet food safely. Pets infected with Salmonella may be lethargic and have diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, fever, and vomiting, but some will have only reduced appetite, fever, and abdominal pain, the agency said. Animals also can carry the pathogen without showing signs of illness. Consumers with questions about the recalled products can call Mars Petcare at 866-298-8332, the FDA said. Salmonella often causes fever, diarrhea (potentially bloody), nausea, vomiting, and abdominal pain in humans and can be serious or fatal in children, the elderly, and those with weakened immunity. In rare cases the pathogen can enter the bloodstream and cause severe disorders, such as infected aneurysms, endocarditis, and arthritis, the FDA said.center_img Schwarzengrund was the 29th most common Salmonella serotype among human cases reported to the CDC in 2005, according to information on the CDC Web site. It accounted for 138 cases, or 0.4% of the 36,184 cases that were serotyped. Aug 25 FDA news releasehttp://www.fda.gov/NewsEvents/Newsroom/PressAnnouncements/2007/ucm108972.htm In an Aug 10 news release, the Pennsylvania Department of Health said it had found 21 S Schwarzengrund cases since January, many of them in infants or small children. “Most of the cases have occurred in households with pets or where people are in close contact with pets, but there is no evidence that any human consumed pet food,” the statement said. Ten dog food samples representing seven Mars Petcare products were tested by the FDA. The agency said it tested 10 subsamples from each sample, for a total of 150 tests, and found two that were contaminated—one Krasdale Gravy dry food and one Red Flannel Large Breed Adult Formula. The source of contamination was unknown, according to an FDA question-and-answer bulletin. Aug 28, 2007 (CIDRAP News) – Salmonella Schwarzengrund, a relatively rare serotype that has been reported in 64 recent human illness cases, was found recently in two samples of dog food made by a Tennessee company, according to the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Chart of 30 most common Salmonella serotypes from human cases reported to CDC in 2005http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/dbmd/phlisdata/salmtab/2005/SalmonellaTable1_2005.pdflast_img read more

Tourist awards for the ten best at the Days of Croatian Tourism

first_imgUniline Travel Company, Pula Spancirfest CULTURAL TOURIST ATTRACTION OF THE YEAR· Rector’s Palace, Zadar· Dvor Trakošćan· Museum of the city of Đurđevac Related news: TOURIST AWARDS AWARDED WITHIN THE CROATIAN TOURISM DAY As part of the traditional tourist event Days of Croatian Tourism, tonight the tourist awards for the best of the best in tourism were given in the following categories: Cultural, tourist attraction of the year, Tourist event of the year, Innovation in tourism of the year, Marina of the year, Restaurant of the year , Tourist Agency of the Year, Hotel of the Year, Tourist Destination of the Year and the Anton Štifanić Award – for lifetime achievement and person of the year.Ten awards were presented by the Prime Minister of the Republic of Croatia Andrej Plenković, Minister of Tourism Gari Cappelli, Director of the Main Office of the Croatian Tourist Board Kristjan Staničić and Vice President of the Croatian Chamber of Commerce Josip Zaher.”The Days of Croatian Tourism are an opportunity to look back at the current year in tourism, but also to look to the future. Tourism is a horizontal activity that requires a long-term strategy and the involvement of all tourism stakeholders in year-round tourism activities. From local plans and activities, to activities at the level of the Ministry of Tourism and the Croatian National Tourist Board. In doing so, special attention must be paid to sustainable development as a foundation necessary for the future of our tourism. ” Minister of Tourism Gari Cappelli pointed out on the occasion of the award ceremony and added: “We must not forget that man is the key to success in tourism, therefore, I congratulate all the winners, nominees, but also all employees in Croatian tourism, because they are the ones who make tourism truly competitive and who with their creativity and work make Croatia attractive and one of the world’s most desirable tourist destinations. “.Annual award Anton Štifanić – Ante Mrvica, Jadrolinija SplitThe importance of the contribution of all tourism workers in achieving this year’s excellent results was emphasized by the Director of the CNTB Head Office Kristjan Staničić. “Tonight, we wanted to reward the best from different segments of our overall tourist offer with these awards and recognitions. Thus, in strong competition this year as well, we singled out individual destinations, attractions, events, but also hotels, camps, marinas and numerous other entities that make up the overall tourist offer. However, on this occasion, I would like to emphasize that behind all of the above are the people who, with their work and contribution, are actually most responsible for these excellent results, which we are all sincerely proud of. In that sense and on this occasion, I extend my sincere congratulations and thanks to all people for an excellent tourist year, and I wish everyone an even better and more successful tourist year 2018.” said director Stanicic.On this occasion, the Vice President of the Croatian Chamber of Commerce for Tourism, Trade and Finance, Josip Zaher, pointed out: “The expected more than 10 billion euros in revenue for this year, the high share of tourism in GDP and the largest number of investments show the importance of tourism in the Croatian economy. At the same time, they point to the high dependence of the economy on this activity and the insufficient development of other sectors. Therefore, it is necessary to further encourage the growth of other sectors through tourism. I invite all stakeholders to a dialogue on important issues of the sector in order to welcome the next tourist year even more prepared and achieve even better results, and I congratulate once again the award winners, the champions of Croatian tourism.”, said the vice president of the Croatian Chamber of Commerce for tourism, trade and finance, Josip Zaher.TOP 10 OF CROATIAN TOURISM – October 26, 2017 TOURIST DESTINATION OF THE YEAR· Rovinj· Split· Crikvenica· Olive grove· Baranja· Osijek Hotel Monte Mulini, Rovinj TRAVEL AGENCY OF THE YEAR· Calvados Club Luxury Travel, Split· Fiore Tours, Porec· Uniline Travel Company, Pula TOURIST EVENT OF THE YEAR· Špancirfest· Poreč Open Air – festival of life· Rab Fair Split CATEGORYFINALISTSWINNER Marina Frapa, Rogoznica CAMP OF THE YEAR· Camping Resort Lanterna, Porec· Polidor Camping Park, FuntanaCamping Resort Lanterna, Porec Family hotel Amarin INNOVATION IN TOURISM OF THE YEAR· Family hotel Amarin· Perfect Experience Creator Program (Valamar Riviera dd)· Product Eltel Smart Cycling Bike Point MARINA OF THE YEAR· ACI Marina Dubrovnik, Dubrovnik· Marina Frapa, Rogoznica· Marina Vrsar, Vrsar HOTEL OF THE YEAR· Hotel Monte Mulini, Rovinj· Valamar Isabella Island Resort, Porec· Valamar Lacroma Dubrovnik Hotel, Dubrovnik RESTAURANT OF THE YEAR· Bokeria Kitchen & Wine, Split· Gourmet Restaurant San Rocco, Brtonigla· Restaurant Villa Ariston, Opatija· Zinfandel’s Restaurant, Zagreb Rector’s Palace, Zadar Restaurant Villa Ariston, Opatija ANTON ŠTIFANIĆ AWARD· Annual Anton Štifanić Award· Lifetime Achievement AwardAnte Mrvica- Jadrolinija SplitNiko Bulićlast_img read more