Donald Trump wins Florida

first_img – Advertisement – Thanks to Florida allowing the processing of mail-in ballots before Election Day, the state has its results earlier than many of the other battlegrounds. Unfortunately, what that tells us is that Donald Trump has won Florida’s 29 electoral votes. Florida is an essential part of Trump’s path to victory. Without it, Joe Biden does have several remaining possible paths, but it sure would have been nice to get this one.- Advertisement –last_img

Len Johnrose concerned by lack of awareness about MND threat to footballers | Football News

first_img“We really need to get that message out there.” The coronavirus pandemic has forced him to stop the visits and he is now working with high-profile sports figures to raise £92,000, starting with the launch of a new video.The launch comes just a week after the death of former Hearts and Rangers defender Marius Zaliukas from motor neurone disease aged just 36, and Johnrose is determined that more be known about the condition among footballers.Johnrose said: “Footballers are four times more likely to get MND. That should cause massive shockwaves but it’s barely caused a ripple.- Advertisement – The raised threat to footballers from motor neurone disease has “barely caused a ripple”, according to Len Johnrose.The former Blackburn, Hartlepool, Bury, Burnley and Swansea player, who was diagnosed with the degenerative, life-limiting disease in 2017, has been seeking to raise awareness by going into clubs and speaking to players as part of his Project 92 campaign.- Advertisement – Four of Charlton’s team-mates in England’s 1966 World Cup-winning line-up who have died over the last two-and-a-half years – his brother Jack, Ray Wilson, Martin Peters and Nobby Stiles – were also suffering from dementia.Johnrose says not enough has been done to examine why the risk of neurological disease is greater among footballers than other groups.“Five of the World Cup-winning squad (are living with or died with dementia) – and the FA have done nothing about it, absolutely nothing,” he said.“The PFA has been pressed to do something, but since then nothing, absolutely nothing at all.” The FA and PFA jointly funded the FIELD study, and the national governing body also commissioned work by Loughborough University which has now been completed, and found that old leather balls weighed approximately 40 per cent more when wet compared to when they were dry, and the resultant impact force was significantly higher.It is also supporting two separate research studies with Nottingham University and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, which are examining former professional footballers for early signs of neurocognitive degeneration. Both studies are expected to conclude within the next two years.The FA also published new guidelines earlier this year which recommended that heading should not form part of training sessions for children of primary school age.Johnrose is joined in the Project 92 film by Sky presenters Jeff Stelling and Jacqui Oatley, England Women and Manchester City Women forward Ellen White, Everton’s Alex Iwobi and PFA chief executive Gordon Taylor among others. It also features former footballer Stephen Darby, who also suffers from MND.Johnrose has set up a text donate number to raise money for the MND Association. People can donate £10 to the charity by texting MNDLEN to 70085.Asked if MND was effectively a forgotten illness, he added: “Without a doubt. Maybe I’m biased but I’ve said this before – everyone knows about various cancers, almost everyone has contributed to a cancer charity whether they have been affected by cancer or not.“Somehow we’ve got to raise awareness, it’s not as rare as people think.”There is a one in 300 risk of a person developing MND in their lifetime. There are still no clear answers about what causes it, and there is no cure.Johnrose intends to continue raising awareness within clubs once the situation in the country makes it possible.His speech has been affected by the disease, but he says he has banked his voice to enable him to get the message across.“I’m not going to let the fact that I can’t communicate myself hold me back,” he said.“I use my banked voice to get the message across and if anything that makes it even more real (for players), then they can see what MND is really about.“The fact that I’m now in a wheelchair and can’t speak properly in one way is not great but I’ve got to use that to good effect and I intend to do that.”You can find out more about the fundraising effort here Len Johnrose pictured playing for Burnley in 2000Image:Johnrose made 91 appearances for Burnley Johnrose was referencing findings contained in the FIELD study published last year, which found footballers were at a significantly heightened risk of developing a range of neurodegenerative diseases compared to the general population.The issue is back in the spotlight after Sir Bobby Charlton’s wife confirmed he has been diagnosed with dementia.- Advertisement – Delighted to be joined by Stephen Darby from @DarbyRimmerMND yesterday for a TV interview with @SkySports Tune in to Soccer Saturday this weekend to see the interview and hear a number of illustrious footballing icons discuss #MND and support #Project92.— len johnrose (@LJohnrose) November 3, 2020 – Advertisement –last_img read more

Five Takeaways From President-Elect Biden’s Victory Speech

first_imgJoseph R. Biden Jr. waited a long time to give the speech he delivered in Delaware on Saturday night. Not just the five days since Election Day, but arguably the 48 years since he was first elected to the Senate, during which he ran for president three times. And at age 77, as Mr. Biden came trotting up the runway to an explosion of car horns and cheers, beaming and looking almost surprised by the ovation, it was clear that his moment had arrived.Here are five takeaways from the president-elect’s victory speech.A new tone from the top.- Advertisement – There were many notable passages in the speech, but one stood out. “Let this grim era of demonization in America begin to end here and now,” he said. That is probably a line that people will talk about long into the Biden presidency.President Who? Mr. Biden mentioned Mr. Trump’s name only once during his 17-minute speech. He ignored the fact that the president had not conceded, and that he had challenged — without any evidence — the legitimacy of the election. Mr. Biden also did not note that many top Republican leaders, presumably following Mr. Trump’s lead, had not offered him the customary congratulations.But if Mr. Biden did not dwell on the president, he certainly spoke to his supporters, a notable contrast to Mr. Trump’s speech after his own victory in 2016. “To those who voted for President Trump, I understand your disappointment tonight,” he said. “I’ve lost a couple of elections myself. But now, let’s give each other a chance.”- Advertisement – Updated Nov. 8, 2020, 12:07 a.m. ET Mr. Biden aggressively moved in the other direction. “I pledge to be a president who seeks not to divide, but to unify — who doesn’t see red and blue states, but a United States,” he said on Saturday. “And who will work with all my heart to win the confidence of the whole people.” To some extent, that reflects what Mr. Biden said during the campaign, but the approach will take on a new urgency as he becomes president. Pending the outcome of two runoffs in Georgia, the Senate is controlled by Republicans, and he will need to reach out to senators from the red states if he wants to enact an agenda. Their names in lights. There have been some impressive pyrotechnics during this campaign — the ones over the Washington skyline on the night Mr. Trump accepted the Republican nomination from the back lawn of the White House come to mind. This one, though, set a bar that may be hard to match: Fireworks and drones spelled out Mr. Biden’s name, Ms. Harris’s name and a map of the United States. Mr. Biden and Ms. Harris, surrounded by their families, stood onstage staring into the Delaware sky, lit up again and again on the night that Mr. Biden has been awaiting for most of his life. The contrast between Mr. Biden and President Trump was bracing and notable in almost every passage, as the president-elect invoked his own spirituality and shared credit for the moment with his supporters and the people around him.He quoted from a hymn, “On Eagle’s Wings.” He thanked his supporters: “I owe you, I owe you, I owe you everything.” He warmly praised Kamala Harris, his running mate, and celebrated the fact that she would be the first woman, let alone woman of color, to serve as vice president: “It’s long overdue, and we’re reminded tonight of all those who fought so hard for so many years to make this happen.”Most of all, even as the nation faces one of the darkest periods in its history — a deadly pandemic, economic decline, political polarization — Mr. Biden was relentlessly optimistic, even cheerful. “We can do it,” he said. “I know we can.” He is seeking to relegate Mr. Trump to the sidelines, and turning to the urgent business of forming a new government and dealing with the crises he will face.Priority one: The pandemic.Mr. Biden left no doubt that the coronavirus pandemic would be a priority for his administration in a way that it has not been under Mr. Trump.center_img And while he ignored Mr. Trump’s protests about the election, Mr. Biden made clear that there should be no doubt about the legitimacy of the outcome. “The people of this nation have spoken,” he said. “They have delivered us a clear victory. A convincing victory. A victory for ‘We the People.’ We have won with the most votes ever cast for a presidential ticket in the history of this nation — 74 million.”Mr. Biden’s strategy here was clear. He has exceeded the 270 Electoral College votes needed to become president, and may end up gathering more than 300. He is now moving past the contest with Mr. Trump and into the role of president-elect. The transition is at hand, and the trappings of the presidency have begun to surround him — apparent in the size of the Secret Service contingent that followed him to give his speech, and the way every television station spoke of him as the president-elect. Mr. Biden announced that on Monday, he would appoint top science and health experts to a committee to craft a plan for battling the pandemic, which he said would be ready to put in place when he and Ms. Harris take office in January. Mr. Biden told the nation that getting the coronavirus under control was crucial to normalcy and economic prosperity.“We cannot repair the economy, restore our vitality or relish life’s most precious moments — hugging a grandchild, birthdays, weddings, graduations, all the moments that matter most to us — until we get this virus under control,” he said.Mr. Trump has taken a much different approach. Throughout his campaign, he urged Americans not to fear the virus, asserting that the danger was being exaggerated by his political opponents. He flaunted the advice of health officials on precautions like wearing a mask, even after he himself was diagnosed with the virus.Mr. Biden’s victory comes as the nation is setting daily records for new infections and the health authorities have warned of a bleak winter. Masks were everywhere at his celebration. Seeking ‘the confidence of the whole people.’ Mr. Trump defined the tone of his presidency at his inauguration, with a dark speech in which he notably did not reach out beyond his base of supporters. The strategy had lifted him to a narrow victory in 2016 — in the Electoral College; he lost the popular vote — and he sought to reprise it in his losing campaign this year. – Advertisement – – Advertisement –last_img read more

Jai Field: Wigan Warriors sign NRL star on two-year deal following Parramatta Eels departure | Rugby League News

first_img– Advertisement – Jai Field made 17 appearances in the NRL for St George Illawarra and Parramatta Eels
Jai Field made 17 appearances in the NRL for St George Illawarra and Parramatta Eels

Weekly jobless claims fall in another sign of labor market improvement

first_imgFirst-time claims for unemployment insurance continued their decline last week, hitting another pandemic-era low in a sign that the labor market is gradually improving.The Labor Department reported Thursday that jobless claims hit 709,000 for the week ended Nov. 7, down from 757,000 the week before. Economists surveyed by Dow Jones had been looking for 740,000 new claims.- Advertisement – This marked the fourth consecutive week that the total declined from the previous period, though claims remain above the pre-coronavirus pandemic record 695,000 in 1982. – Advertisement – – Advertisement – While unemployment remains a significant problem in the U.S. as the economy rebuilds from the coronavirus shutdown, the numbers have been getting progressively better.Nonfarm payrolls increased 638,000 in October, significantly better than Wall Street expectations. In all, about 12 million of the 22 million positions lost during March and April have been recovered as the unemployment rate has fallen to 6.9% from its high of 14.7%. The jobless rate was 3.5% before the pandemic declaration in March. “Over the short-term, the stock market is watching labor market data through the lens of stimulus prospects,” said Kenny Polcari, managing partner at Kace Capital Advisors. “Worsening jobs data strengthens the case for more stimulus and vice versa. More stimulus is usually welcomed by investors.”In addition to the decline in the weekly pace, continuing claims also again saw a significant decline, falling to 6.79 million, a 436,000 decrease from a week ago. Continuing claims run a week behind the headline number. However, the level of those still collecting remains high as thousands of workers who are seeing their regular benefits expire migrate to the Pandemic Unemployment Assistance program. Initial claims under the program totaled 298,154 for the week, though that actually was a decrease of 63,805 from the week before.As of Oct. 24, 21.16 million Americans were collecting some form of assistance, a decrease of 374,179. A year ago, that total was 1.45 million.Georgia saw the biggest decline in claims, falling 14,127. Other significant drops came from Texas (-5,179), Kentucky (-4,979), New Jersey (-4,703) and Florida (-3,497). Washington saw a jump of 10,381, while California rose by 5,162 and Massachusetts reported an increase of 2,799.- Advertisement –last_img read more

Everything Taylor Swift, Joe Alwyn Have Said About Relationship

first_imgThe insider noted that the duo are “very much in love” and that Swift “considers Joe one of the only safe constants in her life.”While the British actor is rumored to be the subject of many of Swift’s songs — including “London Boy” and “Cornelia Street” — she has rarely spoken publicly about their romance.The Grammy winner did, however, reference her and Alwyn’s love story in her Netflix documentary, Miss Americana.- Advertisement – – Advertisement – “Someone’s private life is, by definition, private,” the A Christmas Carol alum told British GQ at the time. “No one is obliged to share their personal life.”Scroll down to read everything the “Betty” singer and the Boy Erased star have ever said about each other. Gorgeous! Taylor Swift and Joe Alwyn were first linked in May 2017 and have been notorious for keeping their relationship private ever since.The couple have remained tight-lipped about their love life since its start, but a source told Us Weekly in March 2020 that they “have talked about their future and marriage.”- Advertisement – “I was falling in love with someone who had a wonderfully normal, balanced life,” she said in the film, which was released in January 2020. “We decided together we wanted our relationship to be private. I was happy. But I wasn’t happy in the way I was trained to be happy. It was happiness without anyone else’s input. We were just happy.”Alwyn, for his part, spoke out in November 2018 about keeping his relationship with the “Mirrorball” singer as quiet as possible.- Advertisement –last_img read more

The priorities of the Kvarner Tourist Board for next year are products that attract guests outside the main tourist season

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QUALITY MARK KVARNER GOURMET with 2 SHRIMPSBevanda RestaurantKVARNER GOURMET QUALITY MARK with 1 SHRIMPin 2018, the holders of the KVARNER GOURMET 1 shrimp label are:Restaurant Laurus, Restaurant Navis, Restaurant Villa Ariston, Restaurant Plavi podrum, Restaurant Štanger, Restaurant and Hotel Draga di Lovrana, Restaurant Johnson, Restaurant Stancija Kovačići, Restaurant and Hotel Kukuriku, Restaurant Rivica, Restaurant Alfred Keller, Restaurant and Villa Hotel BarbatKVARNER FOOD PLUS MARKin 2018, the holders of the KVARNER FOOD PLUS label are: Tavern Valle Losca, Tavern Tramerka, Oštarija Fortica, Restaurant JIST, Villa Margaret, Tavern Zijavica, Restaurant Bitoraj, Tavern restaurant Gospoja, Inn Bukaleta, Bistro Yacht Club, Restaurant Municipium, Restaurant Nada, Inn Na moru-Giordano, Restaurant AnaKVARNER FOOD MARK in 2018, the holders of the KVARNER FOOD label are:Oštarija Osojnak, Bistro Mala riba, Tavern Kali, Villa Plasa, Inn Panorama, Restaurant Commodore, Restaurant Knezgrad, Lovranski pub, Restaurant Aerosteak, Tavern Nebuloza, Conca D’Oro, Bistro Mornar, Bistro Kostrenka, Bistro Placa 51, Restaurant Morčić, Tavern Portic, Tavern Maretina, Restaurant Mladenka, Mountain lodge Vagabundina Koliba, Restaurant Burin, Bistro Lucija, Villa Rova, Restaurant Marina, Restaurant Primorska koliba, Restaurant Zal, Tavern house of Krk prosciutto Zuzic, Restaurant Mulino, Restaurant Torkul, Tavern Luce, Tavern Pod Prevolt , Konoba Pud Brest, Restaurant Noštromo, Gostionica Belona, ​​Konoba Hibernicia, Konoba Corrado, Restaurant Diana, Konoba Oliva, Restaurant Veli žal, Gostionica Baracuda, Konoba Cigale, Konoba Silvana, Caffe bar restoran Bocca Vera, Restoran Za Kantuni, Restoran Artatore, Restoran Marco Polo, Inn Perla, Tavern Rab, Hotel Risnjak – Restaurant Goranska kućaKVARNER LAUREATES IN ACTIONS TOURIST FLOWER – QUALITY FOR CROATIA AND ANNUAL TOURIST AWARDSin the destination category of the year – is the most successful health destination:CRIKVENICA – RIVIERA OF HEALTHin the category of beaches of the year the winner is:LIDO BEACH AND ANGIOLINA BATHin the category of tourist event of the year:RAB FAIR in the restaurant of the year category:VILLA ARISTON RESTAURANTin the category of the most successful destination of the year:CRIKVENICAIn the category of accommodation facilities in Kvarner, the quality of both hotels and camps, as well as marinas, as well as tourist agencies was recognized, and in the action of evaluating the Tourist Flower of Quality for Croatia 2017, the following facilities were awarded:in the category HOTEL:HOLIDAY HOTEL 5 *: Boutique Hotel Alhambra, Mali LosinjSMALL FAMILY HOTEL: Hotel Villa Kapetanović, Opatijain Category SMALL CAMP:Camping Slamni, Klimnoin Category GREAT MARINA: Marina Punat, Punatin Category DMK travel agency:Katarina Line DMC, Opatijain the category SMALL DMK travel agency 2 awards, and that:Amber Travel, KastavOVEST Viaggi, Rijekain hostel category: in Category SPA / HEALTH RESORT OF THE YEAR: As part of the traditional Kvarner Tourism Day, just held in the large, ceremonial hall of the Royal Hotel in Opatija, organized by the Kvarner Tourist Board, at the working part, ie the session of the Kvarner Tourist Board, reporting documents for the ten-month period 2017 and the Work Plan with financial plan for 2018, which pointed out that this is a record tourist year in Kvarner, with as many as 9% more guests and 9% more overnight stays.A series of “record” tourist results continues in Kvarner. In the first eleven months of 2017, there were 2.888.528 arrivals and 18.370.835 overnight stays, which is an increase of 9% in arrivals and overnight stays compared to the same period in 2016. Comparing the overnight stays realized in the first 11 months of 2017 with the overnight stays realized throughout 2015, an increase of 17% is noticed, and in comparison with 2013, the number of overnight stays increased by 25%. Compared to 2011, 33% more was achieved, and compared to 2010, the increase in overnight stays was as much as 42%, which in numbers amounts to 5,5 million more overnight stays. Domestic guests realized 342.943 arrivals and 2.831.674 overnight stays, and foreign guests 2.545.585 arrivals and 15.539.161 overnight stays. Expressed in percentages, domestic guests account for 15% of the total number of overnight stays, and foreign guests for 85%.One of the extremely important planned activities of destination management is the development of added value of the offer in the period before and after the season, said the director of the Kvarner Tourist Board, Ph.D. Irena Peršić Živadinov added that the extension of the tourist season and the improvement of the quality of tourist products require the constant creation of new products and the development of new tourist experiences whose goals are greater guest satisfaction and better financial results of the tourist economy.  “A successful destination is made up of successful people, dedicated to their work, which they perform professionally, focused and conscientiously, and their work is prominent, noticed and worthy of recognition. However, congratulations for a fantastically done tourist year in Kvarner I send to all employees and companies that participate in the most beautiful story we call tourism. And there is almost no one who does not live that story in Kvarner and I believe that this is the basis for even better results in 2018.  Because the increase in tourist traffic and the increase in the quality of service is not a coincidence, and I would like to thank everyone sincerely. ”She added Peršić Živadinov and once again thanked all tourism workers and those who contributed to such good results and stressed that without unity and good cooperation it would not be possible.<br />
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In 2018, growth of 5% is expected in Kvarner According to the program, Kvarner tourism expects 2,6 million arrivals and 14,5 million overnight stays next year, which is 5% more than in 2016. The largest primary markets in Kvarner remain Germany, Austria, Slovenia and Italy, clearly with domestic guests. Priority tourist products that the Kvarner Tourist Board will primarily focus on next year are products that attract guests outside the main tourist season, ie active holidays, sports products and soft adventure, health tourism, cultural, holiday and nautical and business tourism.In the field of cultural tourism, the emphasis is on activities within the EU projects in which the Kvarner Tourist Board is a partner, namely Mala Barka 2, Putovi Frankopana, Claustra +, Art Vision +, as well as joint activities with the ECOC 2020.LIST OF RECOGNITIONS FOR AWARDS ACHIEVED IN EVALUATION AND PROMOTION OF EXCELLENCE ACTIONS IN 2017 SPECIAL AWARDS IN 2017The Kvarner Tourist Board, as a partner in the EU project called MALA BARKA 2, is carrying out a number of activities in the field of cultural tourism, ie the promotion of maritime heritage. Tourist communities and organizers of thematic events are also involved, which especially contribute to the implementation of the project.Recognitions for the contribution to the development of maritime heritage in Kvarner, ie for the preservation and promotion of maritime heritage:Coordination of associations for the preservation and revitalization of maritime, fishing and shipbuilding heritage of Kvarner and Istriafor the contribution to the preservation and promotion of maritime heritage in Kvarner and for the organization of the event 6th Kvarner Festival of the Sea and Maritime Tradition “Fiumare 2017″To the Tourist Board of the City of Krk for the contribution to the preservation and promotion of maritime heritage in Kvarner and for the organization of the event 20th Krk SailsTo the Tourist Board of the Town of Mali Lošinj for the contribution to the preservation and promotion of maritime heritage in Kvarner and for the organization of the event Lošinj sails around the worldTo the Tourist Board of the City of Crikvenicafor the contribution to the preservation and promotion of maritime heritage in Kvarner and for the organization of the event 51st Fishermen’s WeekEcomuseum Mošćenička Draga for the contribution to the preservation and promotion of maritime heritage in Kvarner and for the organization of the 9th Festival and regatta of traditional sailing boats Mala barkaAmong this year’s laureates are several companies that have celebrated their anniversaries of successful business, so the Kvarner Tourist Board awards them Special Recognitions for their contribution to the development of tourism in Kvarner:JADRANKA GROUP – for 70 years of existenceJADROLINIJA dd – for 70 years of existenceTHALASSOTHERAPY OPATIJA – for 60 years of existenceIMPERIAL RAB – for 50 years of existencetravel agency KATARINA LINE DMC – for 25 years of existencetravel agency VETA TRADE – for 25 years of existenceThe island of Lošinj marked 130 years of tourism this year, so the Kvarner Tourist Board awards a special recognition to the Tourist Board of the City of Mali Lošinj and the City of Mali Lošinj.MAN IS THE KEY TO SUCCESS IN TOURISM 2017 (Action Employee of the Year)EMPLOYEE OF THE YEAR (CNTB) IN ACTIONThe “Man – the key to success in tourism” award is given to the winners at the county and state level, as follows:in the agency employee categoryMr. Tami Sokolić, Veta Trade, Novi Vinodolskiin the category of sales and marketing employee in tourismMr. Krešimir Poropat, Plava laguna dd, Sales Department, sales department of Grand Hotel Bonaviain the category of tourist animatorMrs. Ljupka Šandrk, EX-ALTOin the tourist guide categoryMrs. Jasminka Miškulin, from the Association of Tourist Guides of Kvarnerin the category receptionistMrs. Barbara Tenčić, Jadran hoteli dd Rijekain the waiter categoryMrs. Biljana Atlija, Kvarner Gourmet restaurant Laurus / Villa Kapetanović, Opatijain the chef categoryMr. Vinko Frlan, Gourmet restaurant Stancija Kovačići, Rukavacin the hotel household employee categoryMrs. Loredana Ferenčić, LRH, Remisens hotel Admiral, Opatijain the private landlord categoryMrs. Pavica Gržičić, Novi Vinodolskiin the category of host of the tourist farmMr. Velimir Perčić, Family Farm “Velimir Perčić” / Villa Plasa, Jurdaniin the police officer categoryMs. Sanja Burić, Ministry of the Interior of the Republic of Croatia, Police Administration of Primorje-Gorski Kotar, XNUMXst Police Station Rijeka- recognition at the county and state levelin the category of employee in maritime transportMr. Dinko Car, ship MB “Lord”, Craft Plankton- recognition at the county and state levelin the driver categoryMr. Ivica Agičić, Novi Vinodolskiin the taxi driver categoryMr. Nenad Pašić, Transport Craft Nall, Lovran- recognition at the county and state levelin the seller categoryMrs. Dijana Šišul, BRODOKOMERC NOVA doo Rijekain the category of horticultural workerMr. Mladen Bučković, Parkovi doo, Opatijain the cleaner category we have 2 winners, which are:Mr. Josip Rubčić, Eko murvica from Crikvenica- recognition at the county and state levelteMr. Željko Smolčić, Komunalno trgovačko društvo IVANJ doo, Novi Vinodolskiin the firefighter categoryMr. Dražen Vagaja, Public Fire Brigade of the City of Rijekain the category of employee in other service activitiesMr. Dalibor Dorčić, TD Baška dooin the category of employee in the system of tourist boardsMrs. Marijana Biondić, director of the Tourist Board of the city of CrikvenicaMr. Luka Perčinić, Marketing Manager of the Tourist Board of the City of Rab, and the award on behalf of Luka Perčinić is taken over by Mr. Nedo Mikelićin category employee in cultural heritage buildingMr. Romano Faganel, Rural Island Group Sheep Museum, Lubenice- recognition at the county and state levelfor winning the recognition of the Croatian Chamber of Commerce “Tourist flower – quality for Croatia” for its contribution to the promotion of micro-entrepreneurshipMr. Nedo Pineziclast_img read more

Cotrugli Business Museum – the first business museum in the world in Zagreb

first_imgThe Cotrugli Business School has founded the world’s first museum showing the origins of business and its development from the era before Christ to the 18th century and the Industrial Revolution.The Croatian metropolis won first business museum in the world for the pre-industrial period. It was founded by the Cotrugli Business School to introduce visitors to business development as a human activity at least five thousand years old. The museum in Buzin, which also houses the Cotrugli Business School, is a unique project, the first museum in the world to explore works from a long historical perspective and on a global scale.”A prominent place in the Cotrugli Business Museum is occupied by the legacy of Benedetto Cotruglio, Benedikt Kotruljević, a merchant, diplomat and humanist from the 15th century. Apart from being known for describing the principle of double-entry bookkeeping for the first time in history, this native of Dubrovnik is in his book The art of trading as far back as 1458, he placed great emphasis on the importance of personal development and the need for business ethics, which is why the school and museum bear his name. ” stand out from Cortugli.The history of business is also presented with a presentation of key entrepreneurs, events, and the museum is of an interactive nature. Quizzes, coin making workshops, holograms, multimedia tour with expert guidance are just a part of the rich offer interesting for adults and those a little younger. This is a museum whose goal and mission is to be a meeting place for business people, historians and all others interested in the topic of business, a place where individuals and companies will be able to store their contemporary business stories.last_img read more

HRK 7,5 million provided for branding with the quality marks “Croatian Quality” and “Originally Croatian”

first_imgThe Croatian Chamber of Commerce has signed an Agreement with the Ministry of Economy, Entrepreneurship and Crafts on the joint implementation of the project proposal “Quality Labels” for granting small value aid to micro, small and medium enterprises (SMEs) to prove the quality, safety and reliability of its products and services. Funds of HRK 7,5 million for the period until 2020 were provided by the European Regional Development Fund.Micro, small and medium-sized enterprises are provided with grants to increase the visibility and recognizability of Croatian products and services for the implementation of the procedure for acquiring the right to use the quality marks of the Croatian Chamber of Commerce. “The aim of this project is to increase the visibility of products and services in the market, which contributes to increasing sales, export revenues and overall competitiveness of the company itself. Quality signs will contribute to the creation of added value for a product or service, and at the same time to the creation of a recognizable overall identity of quality Croatian products on the common and world market. “, pointed out the president of the Croatian Chamber of Commerce Luka Burilović. The Public Call for Submissions of Applicants for Grants was published on 13 July, and the maximum amount of grants per project is HRK 75.000. “This is an opportunity for all micro, small and medium-sized enterprises to receive non-refundable support for the acquisition of the right to use the quality marks of the Croatian Chamber of Commerce, whether it is the “Croatian Quality” or “Originally Croatian” mark. With the project, the Croatian Chamber of Commerce provided economic entities with the possibility of financing the process of acquiring the Croatian Chamber of Commerce quality marks without additional financial investments with the aim of strengthening their visibility and raising competitiveness.”, Said the head of the Quality Management Department of the Independent Service for Education, Quality and Information Security of the Croatian Chamber of Commerce, Nevenka Gašparac.The entire project will be implemented in cooperation with the Ministry of Economy, Entrepreneurship and Crafts as a permanent open call for project applications with a deadline of June 29, 2020, and more detailed instructions for applications for this open call will be available after its publication on the website Ministry of Economy, Entrepreneurship and Crafts. Survey conducted with users of HGK quality marks (2017)The survey, which included only users of the right to use quality marks HGK “Croatian quality” and “Originally Croatian” when asked what were the decisive reasons for applying for the right to use quality marks HGK 40% of them said they consider the award a recognition of the product / service , while 26% stated that they wanted to get an expert assessment of the quality of the product / service. 30% of them stated that one of the reasons was better recognition of the product / service through promotion and marketing activities.When asked about the meaning of using HGK quality labels in terms of their characteristics, 66% said that HGK quality labels are an added value to a product / service, 61% said that labels give better recognition of products / services on the market while 57% said that users the rights to use quality marks of the Croatian Chamber of Commerce have a better promotion that contributes to raising their competitiveness in the market.last_img read more