Image:Gedson Fernandes has been one of Benfica’s brightest young prospects in recent years Giovani Lo Celso is also beginning to find form after injury and Harry Winks has impressed, leaving no room in the first-team for the struggling Dele Alli either. He SportTV: “For me it is never a problem, but a solution. Having him in the squad, even if he is not called up and not playing, is an extremely comfortable situation.- Advertisement – Despite once being considered one of Portugal’s brightest prospects, he had fallen out of the Benfica first-team too prior to his arrival in North London, and he has made only 13 appearances for Spurs so far, and none in the Premier League this term.Mourinho has suggested to a Portuguese broadcaster that Benfica are considering calling the 21-year-old midfielder back when the transfer window reopens in 2021. “I will never be the one to push him or say that I don’t want him here. But I understand the situation of the kid and Benfica.“If the club wants to end the relationship here, we will be here to collaborate, because we want the good of the player. Benfica has the power to decide and will be accepted by us.”Spurs have further bolstered their midfield since Gedson’s arrival, signing Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, and Mourinho appears to have settled on an impressive central trio of Hojbjerg, Moussa Sissoko and Tanguy Ndombele.- Advertisement – Gedson Fernandes’ loan spell at Tottenham could end in January, manager Jose Mourinho has admitted.The young Benfica midfielder joined Spurs on an 18-month loan with an option to buy in January 2019, but he has struggled to make an impact and break into the first team.- Advertisement – – Advertisement –
Vodafone, which plans to list the spin-out of its towers business in Frankfurt early next year, also confirmed its full-year free cashflow guidance of at least EUR 5 billion (roughly Rs. 44,000 crores) before spectrum and restructuring costs on Monday.Read said more details on the IPO plan would be given to investors on Tuesday.However, he said Vodafone wanted to put its stake in its CTIL joint venture with Telefonica into the spin-out.“We have done a significant amount of work with Tef (Telefonica) and it is our intention ultimately to roll our stake in CTIL into Vantage Towers, ideally ahead of the IPO,” he said.For the six months to the end of September, Vodafone reported adjusted earnings of EUR 7 billion (roughly Rs. 61,600 crores), down 1.9 percent, on a 2.3 percent drop in group revenue to EUR 21.4 billion (roughly Rs. 1,88,500 crores).© Thomson Reuters 2020Will Apple Silicon Lead to Affordable MacBooks in India? We discussed this on Orbital, our weekly technology podcast, which you can subscribe to via Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, or RSS, download the episode, or just hit the play button below. – Advertisement – Vodafone put numbers on its adjusted core earnings target for the year to end-March: EUR 14.4 billion (roughly Rs. 1,26,900 crores) to EUR 14.6 billion (roughly Rs. 1,28,600 crores) , compared to EUR 14.5 billion (roughly Rs. 1,27,800 crores) for the previous year.It had previously said they would be “flat to slightly down”. Analysts were forecasting EUR 14.37 billion (roughly Rs. 1,26,700 crores).Shares rose as much as 4 percent to 125 pence (roughly Rs. 100), the highest level since late July.- Advertisement – Excluding roaming, service revenue grew 1.5 percent, the company said, helped by rises in its European contract customer base to 65 million and its broadband customers to 25.4 million, and speed-tiered unlimited data mobile plans in nine markets.Chief Executive Nick Read said the results underlined “increased confidence” in the outlook and demonstrated progress in increasing customer loyalty, growing its fixed broadband base and delivering 5G efficiently through network sharing.“Overall I’m pleased with pace and performance against our plan,” he told reporters on Monday.- Advertisement – Vodafone, the world’s second largest mobile operator, nudged up its earnings outlook on Monday, saying it was increasingly confident after a “resilient” first half, despite the impact of COVID-19 obscuring its underlying momentum.The British company was hit by the loss of roaming revenue as international travel was curtailed by the pandemic, resulting in a 0.4 percent drop in group service revenue in the second quarter.- Advertisement –
The Ohio Department of Health reported a probable WNV case in a 79-year-old man Apr 9, but the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) eventually concluded that he had acquired the virus last year, according to CDC spokesman Llelwyn Grant in Atlanta. “It was believed that the virus was present from the previous season,” he told CIDRAP News. CDC information on current WNV activityhttp://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/dvbid/westnile/surv&controlCaseCount04_detailed.htm The New Mexico Department of Health announced last week that a man in San Juan County had tested positive for the virus and had recovered after having only mild symptoms. The debut of West Nile this year was slightly later than in the past 2 years but earlier than in 2000 and 2001, according to Grant. Last year the first confirmed human case was reported Apr 14 in Texas, and in 2002 the first case showed up May 19 in Washington, DC, he said. The first case of 2001 was logged July 13 in Florida, and in 2000 the first case was identified July 20 in New York City. Jun 1, 2004 (CIDRAP News) The nation’s first human cases of West Nile virus (WNV) infection were reported last week in New Mexico and Arizona, marking the first time the West Nile season has begun so far west. In Arizona, Maricopa County health officials in Phoenix said last week that a local man became ill May 8 with what turned out to be WNV infection. He subsequently recovered. The only states that have yet to see their first known human cases of the infection are Washington, Oregon, Alaska, and Hawaii, Grant said. California had three cases last year. The nation had a total of 9,862 human cases in 2003, with 264 deaths, according to the CDC. The Great Plains were hard hit; Colorado alone had 2,947 cases. See also: WNV has moved steadily westward since it first emerged in the New York City area in August 1999. Last year was the first year the virus was found west of the Continental Divide. Birds are the natural host for the virus, which is spread by mosquitoes. CDC’s 2003 WNV case statisticshttp://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/dvbid/westnile/surv&controlCaseCount03_detailed.htm
The study involved 414 children aged 5 to 8 years who received two doses of vaccine and 566 children 9 and older who received one dose of vaccine. Immunogenicity was assessed by measuring antibody levels in the blood serum for each of the three strains in the vaccine. Before participants received their first dose of vaccine, investigators took serum samples. They repeated the step 28 to 35 days after the last dose of vaccine. Jun 23, 2005 (CIDRAP News) A refrigerated form of MedImmunes FluMist intranasal influenza vaccine has been shown to be as effective as the standard frozen form in stimulating the immune system, the company says. A Washington Post report said the need to store FluMist in a freezer has hindered widespread adoption of the nasal spray vaccine. Standard flu shots are stored in refrigerators, and the need for freezer storage causes inconvenience for many clinics, the story said. The study results will allow MedImmune to seek Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for CAIV-T in healthy people aged 5 to 49, said Edward M. Connor, MD, executive vice president and chief medical officer for the company. Approval will allow the company to replace the frozen version of the vaccine in the marketplace. The frozen FluMist vaccine has been licensed for use in healthy people aged 5 to 49 since June 2003. Americans used about 2 million doses of FluMist this past flu season, the Post report said. Editor’s note: The University of Minnesota Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy (CIDRAP), publisher of this Web site, participated in a MedImmune-sponsored, school-based intervention study of FluMist in children in the past year. The Post reported that MedImmune will seek federal approval for CAIV-T for the 2007-08 flu season. See also: Other studies are under way to compare the immunogenicity of CAIV-T with that of injectable flu vaccine in children aged 6 months to 5 years, Connor said. The Post said the intranasal vaccine could have a competitive edge over injected vaccines in this age-group. The results show that the refrigerated vaccine, called cold adapted influenza vaccine, trivalent (CAIV-T), prompted post-vaccination antibody levels for all three flu strains that were equivalent to those induced by the frozen formulation of FluMist, MedImmune said. The news release did not list the specific antibody levels. Preliminary results from a randomized, double-blind, phase 3 bridging study involving 980 people at 26 US sites show comparable immune responses for the frozen formulation already on the market and the refrigerated vaccine, according to a MedImmune news release. MedImmune news releasehttp://phx.corporate-ir.net/phoenix.zhtml?c=83037&p=irol-investornewsArticle&ID=721167&highlight
Oct 26, 2005 (CIDRAP News) – Chronic wasting disease (CWD), a prion disease that resembles bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), has been found in a wild moose for the first time, Colorado wildlife officials announced recently.A bull moose that was killed by a bow hunter in September tested positive for the disease, the Colorado Division of Wildlife (DOW) announced Sep 29. Previously the disease had been found in the wild only in deer and elk.After the initial announcement, the test was repeated and again came up positive, DOW spokesman Tyler Baskfield told CIDRAP News.The only previous finding of CWD in a moose was in an experiment in which a captive moose was fed some infective material, Baskfield said. “This is the first time a wild moose anywhere has been confirmed with CWD,” he said.The moose was killed in north-central Colorado, near Walden, Baskfield said. “It was in an area where the disease had been found in deer and elk. Obviously it’s all speculation how the moose contracted the disease, but I think it would be a reasonable assumption” that the case was linked to diseased deer or elk.Since 2003, Colorado has required moose hunters to submit the head of the animal for CWD testing, Baskfield said. “We wanted as much information as possible and we wanted to know if that jump [between species] was being made in the wild,” he explained.Since the rule took effect, 288 moose have been tested, with no other cases found, Colorado officials said. But 175 cases were found among nearly 13,000 deer and elk tested between August 2004 and April 2005.”This is a single case of CWD in moose, but given their social habits we believe that cases in moose are likely to be a rare occurrence,” Mike Miller, DOW wildlife veterinarian, said in the news release. Unlike deer and elk, moose are typically solitary and stay with other moose only in cow-calf pairs, the statement said.Will Hueston, DVM, an expert on BSE and related diseases, told CIDRAP News that the Colorado finding “demonstrates that the CWD agent has a broader range than we hoped. Everyone hoped it would be restricted to deer and elk.” He is director of the University of Minnesota Center for Animal Health and Food Safety in St. Paul.CWD has now been found in wild deer and elk in eight states, including four states east of the Mississippi, plus two Canadian provinces, according to the Chronic Wasting Disease Alliance, a coalition of wildlife conservation groups. The disease was first identified in the wild in Colorado elk in 1981, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.The disease has aroused fear that consumers of meat from infected deer or elk could contract a brain-wasting illness like variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, the human equivalent of BSE. So far that hasn’t been known to happen, according to Hueston.He said a team of federal and state investigators analyzed clusters of neurologic disease in humans and found no “compelling evidence” of a link with CWD. Their report was published in June 2004 in Emerging Infectious Diseases.Likewise, state epidemiologists in Colorado have found no connection between CWD and any human neurologic diseases, the DOW statement saidCommenting on how a moose might contract CWD, Hueston said, “Most animals are inquisitive and . . . it wouldn’t surprise me that if a moose came across a deer carcass, they might nose it around it the same as other animals do.”He said the Colorado finding “shows that the chapter about CWD has not been completed yet.”See also:June 2004 Emerging Infectious Diseases article on CWDhttp://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/EID/vol10no6/03-1082.htmChronic Wasting Disease Alliance map of CWD-affected stateshttp://www.cwd-info.org/index.php/fuseaction/about.map
Nov 18, 2005 (CIDRAP News) The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) plans to keep its expanded testing program for bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) going indefinitely instead of scaling it back at the end of this year, according to recent reports. Agriculture Secretary Mike Johanns said he wants the department to continue testing about 1,000 cattle a day, according to a Nov 12 Associated Press (AP) report. The testing has focused primarily on cattle at increased risk for BSE, including sick, injured, and dead animals. But the original plan called for testing 20,000 apparently healthy animals as well. US officials hope that Japan will soon reopen its market to American beef, which has been barred from Japan ever since the first US BSE case turned up. Previously, Japan was the biggest buyer of US beef. Johanns said the decision to maintain the testing is not a response to Japanese concerns, according to the AP report. He said he wants to make sure testing covers all regions of the country and that healthy animals are tested. Critics of the USDA have said higher testing levels are needed to reassure Japan and other trading partners, the AP reported. Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, and other lawmakers have been pushing the department to test at least 20,000 healthy cattle before downshifting the program, the story said. Johanns told the AP he was very reluctant to set a date for putting the brakes on the testing program. “It’s safe to say the enhanced surveillance is going to extend beyond the end of December,” he said. Johanns said the testing of healthy cattle is under way. “We’ve been working our way through 20,000 healthy animals,” he told the AP. The department has tested more than 522,000 cattle since the testing program was expanded in June 2004, 6 months after the first US case of BSE was found in a Canadian-born cow in Washington state in December 2003. The original plan called for running the program for 12 to 18 months. Previously the government had tested about 40,000 cattle a year.
After Zagreb, from Monday, Varaždin will become richer for a new tourist attraction – the Escape Room opens, a mysterious witch’s room full of mysterious tasks from which you can escape only if you solve them all successfully.Escape Room called ‘Garestinska vještica’ is located on Franjevački trg 17, and it is an adventure in which players are locked in a mysterious creepy room and have a limited time of 60 minutes to solve puzzles, decipher codes, unlock padlocks and complete the given mission. writes the portal eVaraždin.The game is full of adrenaline, tension and excitement, and with all the above, the players have the task of undoing the curse and saving Varaždin by successfully solving the puzzles. This game is an example of how Varaždin’s rich past with its coprnice can be used for tourist and entertainment purposes. Namely, the story is based on Varaždin legends about the persecution of witches during the Middle Ages and the evil Garestin witch who cast a curse on Varaždin and known historical facts about the great fire that struck the city in 1776.Walk with witches “Trace of Varaždin coprnice”Two years ago, a unique tourist tour of the city on the topic of Varaždin witches was launched in Varaždin, which follows the concept of storytelling.During the mystical tour, tourists can hear who the Varaždin witches were, how magic works in relation to religion, how persecution took place and how witches were discovered and imprisoned, tortured in today’s county palace and burned in Varaždin’s Brezje. The idea is that of Maja Bilušić from the Varaždin company Tura, who is now gaining a new dimension and additional value in cooperation with the Escape room.
“The sun and the sea are no longer a sufficient offer, strategic changes in Croatian tourism are necessary” is one of the conclusions of yesterday’s show Otvoreno, edited and hosted by Branko Nadjvinski, on HRT-u. CNTB Director Staničić stated that the number of accommodation reservations is stable and that it is expected to be at last year’s level. “This is confirmed by the current figures because the passing time is in a positive trend, there is no panic. The CNTB announced such trends last year, so we prepared an annual plan for this year and prepared campaigns. We have increased the budget for airline guests, we have intensified promotion in distant markets, the main season of fair appearances is behind us. So the situation is under control. As we approach the main season I am confident that booking will intensify further”, He explained. The main topic of the show was related to the weaker tourist forecast for this season and the struggle for every guest on the market. Strengthening Eastern Mediterranean competition such as Turkey and Greece, low prices and Brexit have a rather negative impact on Croatia’s tourism prospects – fewer and fewer reservations, and quality is becoming increasingly important. The sun and the sea are no longer a sufficient offer, strategic changes in Croatian tourism are necessary. “In tourism, nothing happens overnight unless something radical and unforeseen happens. As things stand now I think there is no reason to panic. The season will be at last year’s level and I wouldn’t consider it a failure. Croatia shares the fate of completely all Mediterranean destinations with the exception of Turkey and a little Greece. We are not in a corner where no one asks or books Croatia. Due to several global macroeconomic indicators, it can be seen that it will be difficult, but there is no reason to panic”, Answered Veljko Ostojic when asked if there is room for panic due to fewer accommodation reservations and added that it can be said that this year will be a weaker season if it is considered that growth will not be 6, 7 or 10 percent. “No need to worry. When it comes to tourism and alleged jumping, then sometimes we make too much noise. It will all fall into place, it will be somewhere at last year’s level. We need to talk about revenue, it’s time to talk about it. Last year, as we planned, we reached 12 billion euros with domestic turnover. The tourism development strategy said that 20 million tourists is the limit we should have reached in a year or two. But we have already reached it. Now there is talk of some decline, and we have figures that should have been in a year or two. We confuse some things, we have to work on quality in tourism. Will there be the same booking in a market or will it be equal to last year’s in a few months, it is certain that it will be the same as last year. But we need to work on quality and organization”, Minister Cappelli pointed out at the beginning. Kristjan Staničić HUP Deputy Director General Bernard Jakelić pointed out the fact that our tourism depends on trends in countries such as Italy, Great Britain and Germany. The share of tourism in GDP is 20 percent, and tourism as an economic activity is very fragile. “Dealing with tourism is the same as dealing with agriculture. It is an open-air industry, influenced by bad weather, political instability. There are various challenges that can affect tourism. Our entire economy is tied to the surrounding countries and any market disruption leads to imbalances and challenges in our economy and thus in tourism. But this was not unexpected, we could anticipate developments, such as Brexit, and we knew that the British would count every pound before deciding where to spend it. There is no need to panic and spread defeatism. We have a natural decline that is cyclical in all businesses, in all industries, and this is exactly what is happening with Croatian tourism. What we should do is raise the level of quality of our tourism to get more solvent guests more paying power and so we can amortize and prevent the decline”, He concluded. The show Otvoreno discussed tourism strategies needed by Croatia, and this time the Minister of Tourism Gari Cappelli, the director of the Croatian Tourist Board Kristjan Staničić, the director of the Croatian Tourism Association Veljko Ostojić, the deputy director general of HUP Bernard Jakelić and the president spoke about tourism in Croatia. Associations of travel agencies at the Croatian Chamber of Commerce and the President of the Board of Uniline Boris Žgomba. Gari Cappelli Boris Žgomba Source / Photo: HRT Boris Žgomba added that the decline in accommodation reservations could have been predicted because the indicators indicated that there would be a slowdown and a decrease in demand for Croatian destinations. “It is evident that the period of hyper-demand 2016-2018 is behind us, this year, and in the years to come, we will have to do our best for the guest, fight for the guest. That was predictable. The CNTB, the Ministry of Tourism, the private sector and everyone who can influence the quality and success of the tourist year are doing the best they can. The fact is that at this point the state of the reservation is weaker than last year, but we hope that this will be corrected and come into its own. The great success of Croatian tourism will be if we achieve the results from last year”, He points out. He also pointed out that tourists in Croatia spend more and more every year. “We work in segments where far more is spent and where guests stay all year round, such as health tourism. The government will make 6-7 major laws regarding tourism. We grew 20% in two years. It’s a huge shift. We have 4 million tourists per 20 million inhabitants, and Spain has 82 million tourists per 46 million inhabitants. Those are the numbersSaid Cappelli. “There are constant attempts to present that tourism is happening in Croatia, in a way by accident. But that is not the case. Tourism is a horizontal activity. How many times do I have to talk to 10 colleagues in the Government in order to be able to push through part of the law. Every good shift in tourism brings a shift in agriculture, the wood industry, and so on.”
Agency ID Riva Tours, which is synonymous with Croatia on the German market, has published an offer of holiday homes in Croatia, which is accompanied by a promotional video. This year, there will be a special or biggest focus on holiday homes / villas with swimming pools, which are currently the best filled. By the way, holiday homes with swimming pools in the interior have a better price as well as a longer season than the same on the coast. And I personally think that luxury houses with swimming pools will not only be a short-term trend in accordance with the current situation, but will remain the most sought-after form of accommodation because privacy will become the most sought-after currency. See the entire offer of holiday homes for Croatia from the IDRiva Tours agency HERE According to the current offer of Villa Marija in Svetvincenat (cover image) at the promotional price of the agency is rented for 1990 Euros for 7 days. Photo: Villa Marija, IDRiva Tours