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Nov
20

Julie Andrews, Carole Burnett Caught Kissing by Former First Lady

first_img“Carol and I were waiting for our friend Mike Nichols to arrive at a benefit that we were both doing,” Andrews began, which happened during the 1960s.The Oscar winner noted that the pair got bored waiting, so they decided to meet Nichols at the elevator and make him laugh when he eventually arrived.“It was Lyndon Johnson’s inaugural, so the hotel was pretty packed, but at that hour it was quite quiet,” Andrews explained. “We decided to sit on a sofa in front of the elevators and wait for Mike.”- Advertisement – Presidential prank? Julie Andrews shared one of her most memorable Carol Burnett moments which resulted in a former first lady witnessing them kiss at a hotel.The Sound of Music star, 85, recalled the funny story during an appearance on The Kelly Clarkson Show on Thursday, November 5, while promoting her book, Home Work: A Memoir of My Hollywood Years.- Advertisement – The Princess Diaries actress said she swears she does not remember who “decided we would do something silly” when Nichols showed up, but recalled one of them saying, “Well, let’s be kissing or something.”The ladies then had a “big embrace” but as the elevator pinged open, they were surprised to see that it was “simply packed with secret service men.”The elevator continued to arrive without Nichols on board as the women tried to keep up their kissing display.- Advertisement – “Eventually, a lady got out — Carol swears it was Lady Bird Johnson — the lady went down the hall, realized it might be us, and she came back,” Andrews said.The Victor Victoria actress continued: “By this time, Carol was laughing so hard that she went around the back of the sofa we were sitting on because we both had tears running down our faces at being so silly.”When the mystery woman circled back, Andrews recalled her looking over the back of the sofa and saying, “Excuse me, are you Carol Burnett?” to which Burnett replied, “Yes, and this is my friend Marry Poppins!”The Bridgerton actress added: “So it was a great moment it really was.”Burnett, 87, previously opened up about how she became friends with Andrews, during an interview with Debra Messing for Entertainment Weekly in June.“A friend of hers knew me also. He was an agent, and he said, ‘You two guys have to meet each other. There’s something about the two of you,’” she recalled, noting the pair met for dinner with two other pals. “So the two men were sitting there, and Julie and I never shut up. We just kept talking. It was like we knew each other from the get-go.”The women hit it off and went on to appear in three TV specials together.Listen to Us Weekly’s Hot Hollywood as each week the editors of Us break down the hottest entertainment news stories! – Advertisement –last_img read more

Nov
20

Here are some under-the-radar vaccine plays from D.A. Davidson

first_img(This story is for CNBC Pro subscribers only.)Investors got promising vaccine news Monday and analysts at D.A. Davidson came up with a list of under-the-radar stock ideas about how to play the rally.Stocks soared on Monday after Pfizer and BioNTech announced their coronavirus vaccine was 90% effective in preventing Covid-19. The news sent travel and leisure stocks surging as the recovery of these companies depends on a successful economic reopening.- Advertisement – D.A. Davidson gave clients a list of “Vaccine Benefit Ideas.” – Advertisement – – Advertisement – The TripAdvisor Inc. application is seen in the App Store on an Apple Inc. iPhone.Andrew Harrer | Bloomberg | Getty Imageslast_img read more

Nov
18

CDC acts to expedite foodborne data sharing

first_img The new analysis confirming those percentages “will help us get a sense of where there are holes in the system and where we need to put more effort,” Williams said. Such single-point reporting may be a weakness of the new system, because it cannot establish trends in the way that multi-year analyses do, said prominent food-safety attorney Bill Marler of Seattle. “It you looked just at 2006, you would think that produce is a terrible risk, but in 2007 and 2008 there were fewer outbreaks in produce and many more in meat,” he said. Data for 2007 and then 2008 will be published soon, Williams said. The data show other holes as well: chief among them, the vast number of foodborne illnesses that are presumed to happen in the United States each year but are never reported in a manner that allows them to be analyzed. Up to 76 million Americans are believed to suffer foodborne illness each year, according to previous CDC estimates; the 2006 data, though, cover only 27,634 cases among the 1,270 outbreaks that year. CDC. Surveillance for foodborne disease outbreaks—United States, 2006. MMWR. 2009 Jun 12;58(22):609-15 [Full text] Last month, the CDC released one of its periodic reports disclosing statistics on foodborne disease outbreaks in the United States. But in a break from agency tradition, the report did not summarize and compare 2 or more years’ worth of numbers. “We have been asking for years to get this kind of data out more succinctly and earlier,” said Donna Rosenbaum, executive director of the nonprofit organization Safe Tables Our Priority (STOP). “To put out a single-year data set is a move in the right direction.” “Our hope is to get data out there for people to actually use it,” said Williams, chief of the OutbreakNet team in the CDC’s Division of Foodborne, Bacterial and Mycotic Diseases. “In reporting systems, there is always a lag time because data has to be aggregated, cleaned, and verified—but for any year we hope to have something out by the following fall.” But among those 1,270 outbreaks, officials could confirm a causative agent for only 621 (49%), and a causative food in only 528 (42%). In an additional 263 outbreaks (21%), an organism or chemical was suspected, but not confirmed. The greatest hole in the safety net exposed by the report, though, is the large number of outbreaks for which there are no data. In 2006, 48 states reported 1,270 outbreaks (defined as two or more cases of similar illnesses linked to a common food). CDC. Preliminary FoodNet data on the incidence of infection with pathogens transmitted commonly through food—10 states, 2008. MMWR 2009 Apr 10;58(13):333-7 [Full text] “It is very concerning to us how few cases are identified and analyzed,” Rosenbaum said. “Some people do suffer transient illness and get well quickly, but others suffer long-term consequences and tremendous economic loss, and have no one to hold accountable. The report, titled “Surveillance for Foodborne Disease Outbreaks—United States, 2006,” and published in the CDC’s bulletin Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR), points up vulnerabilities in the food-safety system that may be more visible because they are not contrasted with other years’ data. Among them: by etiology, a high percentage of outbreaks caused by norovirus (54%) followed by Salmonella (18%); and by food, a high percentage traced to leafy vegetables and fruits and nuts (17% for leafy vegetables and 16% for fruits and nuts, or 33% all told). Jul 7, 2009 (CIDRAP News) – At the same time that the Obama Administration inaugurates new safety and enforcement standards for the agencies overseeing food production in the United States, one of those agencies—the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)—is taking steps to improve the flow of data revealing food-safety problems. That paper, from a sister CDC project to OutbreakNet known as FoodNet, found that for certain disease organisms, improvements in foodborne illness plateaued in 2004, and predicted that the United States would not hit 2010 goals for reducing those illnesses. In addition to two states that reported no foodborne outbreaks at all, 12 reported none due to viral illnesses, despite the sharp rise in norovirus cases in other areas—findings that the CDC acknowledged are due to the differences in funding, lab resources, and other public-health infrastructure from state to state. (In 2006, for instance, a number of state laboratories began receiving materials that allowed them to perform diagnostic tests for the presence of norovirus.) Instead, it presented just 1 year’s worth, for 2006, in an unusually granular breakdown of outbreaks by disease-causing organism—the first step in a program to push outbreak analysis out more quickly, said CDC scientist Ian Williams, PhD. Marler and other food-safety advocates, though, applauded the move to get data out to the field more quickly. Slow progress in reducing foodborne illness was a theme in the administration announcements Tuesday, covering sweeping changes to egg safety rules. And it has been touched on in earlier CDC reports, such as an April 10 MMWR disclosing that “fundamental problems with bacterial and parasitic contamination are not being resolved.” Some smaller outbreaks are never analyzed by public health, and some illnesses that look like individual cases may be part of larger or multi-state outbreaks that are not recognized, the CDC’s June report said. “Even when people do seek care and attempt to get a (lab) culture confirmation for their illness, unless there is a second, third or fourth case in the community, it is very unlikely there is going to be an investigation.”last_img read more

Nov
18

Open campaign Let’s buy a Croatian-Croatian product for Croatian tourism

first_img“Tourism is an exceptional generator of consumption and the best selling window of our economy. The average tourist spends twice as much on food and drink per day as the consumer out of season. When we link this to the share of tourism in GDP, it is clear what its positive effects are on the economy. But we still haven’t done enough, made full use of its potential. This includes the placement of Croatian products and services, for example, already during the construction of tourist, hotel, recreational facilities, but also the placement of products through the final tourist consumption. We already have quality products and services that can match everyone in the world”Said the Vice President of the Croatian Chamber of Commerce for Trade and Finance Josip Zaher on the occasion of the opening of the specialized project Buy Croatian – Croatian product for Croatian tourism, which from 6 to 7 November at the Zagreb Fair brings together almost 90 companies through exhibitions and B2B meetings. The aim of the project is to educate and raise public awareness of the importance of buying Croatian products and channeling products and services to the tourism sector in order to open the possibility of greater cooperation and increase the competitiveness of the Croatian economy. As part of the event, B2B meetings of tourist companies, Croatian producers and representatives of financial institutions will be held.”At the level of Croatia, revenues in this tourist year should amount to around 12 billion euros. Congratulations not only to tourism workers, but also to other industries. The latest research by Tomas shows that the motives for the arrival of guests change significantly, such as new experiences and enjoyment of food and drink. Eno-gastrotourism has become one of the most dynamic sectors in tourism, and represents the connection of tradition with new trends, such as healthy living and sustainability,”Said Assistant Minister of Tourism Monika Udovicic. According to the Institute of Tourism, the average tourist in Croatia spends 79 euros a day, of which 17% is spent on food and drink. Therefore, a round table was held as part of the event Food production – An opportunity for Croatian tourism to analyze what can be done to raise the competitiveness of Croatian food products in tourism. “The whole of continental Croatia participates in the tourist product, with the exception of Zagreb, with only 2%. In Croatia, we have a very good model for the development of the offer of continental tourism, and that is Istria, which has significantly extended the season by including food products and wines in the offer. “, said the Vice President of the Croatian Chamber of Commerce for Agriculture and Tourism Dragan Kovačević, emphasizing that the issue of adequacy of production in agriculture is also crucial for the placement of food products in tourism. State Secretary at the Ministry of Agriculture Marija Vuckovic presented tenders for the improvement of agriculture through rural development programs and activities aimed at strengthening domestic products. “We strengthened the campaign for milk, meat, honey, bread, flour and eggs from Croatian farms. Over 342 of them are in the quality system for Croatian honey alone. In the coming period, we want to do more to promote short supply chains, which should have a positive impact on Croatian agriculture, ” said Vuckovic. Jakov Ćorić, president of the Bjelovar County Chamber and director of the company Gala doo, which manufactures table eggs, pointed out that the advantage of domestic products is that they are fresher because the quality of imported products decreases with age. “The challenge is to get homemade food. We are lucky because the spa is in a convenient position and we have the opportunity to procure most of the food and some of the drinks from small producers. And they recognized the benefits of collaboration. The biggest problem with us is that we are quite big, so sometimes we can’t get certain groceries in sufficient quantities. But we decided to work not only on the development of the spa, but the whole destination. Everyone has to get involved for that”, Said the director of hotel operations and human resources for Lifeclass Terme Sveti Martin Jelena Berečić.Tomorrow, the second day is reserved for introducing entrepreneurs to the possibilities of branding their products with Croatian quality and Original Croatian labels at the EU workshop grant for the right to use HGK quality labels, and the 4th Regional Family Accommodation Forum for the City of Zagreb will be held.last_img read more

Nov
18

CityBook – nova aplikacija Booking.coma koja opet mijenja sve

first_imgIn the past year, an intense and large global race has begun between Booking.com, TripAdvisor, Airbnb and Google, which have begun to expand the range of their travel services to their customers. It was only a matter of time before these technology giants and leaders in their sectors would use their power to embark on a much larger portion of the tourism pie that is growing year by year.  Sada nam može biti jasnija filozofija koja stoji iza CityBook apliakcije. The question everyone is asking is: Why stay only in the accommodation service, when we can use our power and large customer base and offer a much wider range of services to travelers. As a result, they all become direct competitors with each other and enter “someone else’s” yard. The gloves are thrown away. So let’s go in order, at least when it comes to Booking.com… See what the new CityBook app looks like HERE Proizvodi, sadržaj i opcije CityBooka koji se najviše svide putnicima nakon toga će biti omogućeni u glavnoj aplikaciji Booking.com-a. To će biti korak bliže viziji Booking.com-a da olakša putnicima jednostavno donošenje odluka tijekom cijelog putovanja ili jednostavno cilj je da se što više aktivnosti odradi preko jedne aplikacije, a ne koristeći više njih. Putem aplikacije CityBook putnicima želimo staviti sve najbolje mogućnosti za istraživanje grada na dohvat ruke, rekao je Ram Papatla, Potpredsjednik odjela za atrakcije u Booking.com-u te dodao „Prebacivanje između nekoliko stranica i aplikacija kako bi se pronašle najbolje informacije, a zatim pojedinačno rezerviranje odabranih sadržaja nije najpraktičniji postupak. Želimo pomoći putnicima da se usredotoče na zabavni dio planiranja putovanja – inspiraciju – i pojednostaviti postupak rezervacije i organizacije putovanja, uz zanimljiv sadržaj koji se može rezervirati uz svega nekoliko dodira i gdje je sve praktično organizirano na jednom mjestu. ”  It is a responsive digital city guide that combines inspiration, planning, navigation and experiences in one place. The first pilot projects were launched today for Paris, London and Amsterdam.  Booking.com, much more than a company to connect travelers with the largest selection of unique accommodations – that’s the mission and mantra of Booking.com’s new business philosophy. The CityBook is currently available in English for Amsterdam, London and Paris, and will be available for Tokyo, New York, Berlin, Barcelona and Rome in the coming months. Thus, Booking.com, in cooperation with the Grab platform, introduced an on-demand transport service, giving users of Booking.com’s application access to the largest selection of drivers in 8 Southeast Asian countries. Also, the focus on the development of their business towards a full-service online travel agency has been strengthened, where the company is offering independent flight reservations for the first time with this move, without the sister travel search engine Kayak. There is also a collaboration with Expedia in the context of “connected travel”. Namely, it is an application that takes care of absolutely all aspects of travel – from flight booking, hotel check-in, car rental and other services needed by passengers. Today, many companies have joined the race to create such an “all inclusive” service. as well as the launch of a new BookingSuite App Store, Zašto koristiti Google Maps kada možemo i CityBook? Također, Booking.com ušao je u suradnju s Libra kriptovalutom te trenutno rade na novim sustavima plaćanja. Izvršni direktor Booking Holdingsa Glenn Fogel nedavno je izjavio kako rade na izgradnji platne infrastrukture za sve vrste plaćanja – kreditne kartice, WeChat Pay, Alipay… Fokus je na sva plaćanja putem mobilnih telefona, s ciljem da bilo tko i bilo gdje može platiti hotel ili bilo koji doživljaj, bez brige hoće li dobavljač prihvatiti preferirani oblik plaćanja osobe koja vrši uplatu. CityBook će se u potpunosti fokusirati na to da pomogne putnicima kada stignu u svoje odredište – pružanjem personaliziranih preporuka vezanih za različite aktivnosti, prikazivanjem lokalnih ponuda i popusta ili ponudom sadržaja kako bi putnici saznali više o gradu i lakše donijeli odluke. Booking.com launches a new pilot application CityBook Inače, CityBook koristi model strojnog učenja koji uzimaju u obzir lokaciju putnika, sastav skupine koja putuje (obitelj, par ili solo putnik), o kojem se dijelu putovanja radi (prvi ili posljednji dan putovanja) te vremenske prilike i raspoloživost u stvarnom vremenu. Na temelju toga donose se kontekstualne preporuke kako bi putnici najbolje iskoristili svoje putovanje, uključujući i upute kako se vratiti do smještaja s bilo koje lokacije u gradu. “Želimo omogućiti kompletnu platformu za end-to-end iskustvo” najavio je Fogel. It is on this track that Booking.com announced today the launch of a new pilot product – CityBook. Definitely a smart and brave move by Booking.com. We are now waiting for the reaction and the next steps of the above-mentioned competitors, which will certainly be in 2020.last_img read more

Nov
18

Aminess opened a hotel for employees in the center of Novigrad – New Town

first_imgThe 2.500-square-meter location of the new hotel is just ten minutes from the farthest Aminess building. “We are happy and satisfied with the opening of our first hotel for employees in the center of Novigrad. With the many benefits and advantages we offer, providing top quality accommodation is our priority in which employees coming from other areas will feel comfortable and find their second home during the tourist season. As long-term holders of the Employer Partner certificate, we strive to provide the best conditions for our employees, who return to us in large numbers every year, and now have an additional reason to return to Istria. “, she stated Sanja Žužić, Head of Human Resources at Aminess. The New Town hotel for employees will therefore follow all standards Aminess Clean & Safe Stay program, to make all employees feel better in daily work victories but also in breaks from the same.  In Aminess, before the opening of all facilities, it was designed and Aminess Clean & Safe Stay program, which guarantees all guests and employees increased safety with all necessary hygiene measures. Significant name “New Town”, which comes from the name Novigrad, but also emphasizes and marks the new modern accommodation and new reasons for the arrival of about a hundred seasonal workers who will seek their seasonal business trip or continue in the Istrian town of Novigrad.  It will have a reception, a shared kitchen with a dining area, a parking lot and an enclosed bicycle storage room. Rooms will mostly be double with private bathroom and French balcony or terrace, modern furniture and TV and heating and cooling system. Safe stay for all employees All employees are trained to maintain cleanliness and hygiene in accordance with the standards of the program, and the health status of all employees is checked daily (by measuring body temperature and checking for possible symptoms of illness). The tourist company Aminess from Novigrad has completed the construction of its first hotel for employees. In addition to free Wi-Fi access, employees will also have access to a common area with a living room, and specially equipped rooms for washing, drying and ironing clothes. By the end of May, with all security measures, Aminess opened the Aminess Maravea Camping Resort and Aminess Sirena in Novigrad, after which the Aminess Maestral hotels in Novigrad and the Aminess Grand Azur on the Pelješac peninsula opened their doors.last_img read more

Nov
18

Trade Air increased its fleet with another Airbus A320

first_imgPhoto: TradeAir It is an aircraft manufactured in 2004 that has flown for Air Malta, the national carrier of Malta, for the last 6 years. The aircraft is in a configuration with 180 new passenger seats, freshly painted, and in perfect condition for flying and with a new 9A-BTI registration. By the way, Trade Air connects Lijepa naša as part of the PSO program. Yesterday was the handover, so TradeAir currently has three Airbus A320s in its fleet. “Although winter is coming, a period in which we do not expect to have too much work for this aircraft, we believe that in the long run this aircraft will contribute to the growth of the company and the expansion of the customer base.”Point out Trade Trade.center_img Osijek – Zagreb – Osijek,Osijek – Pula – Osijek,Osijek – Rijeka – Osijek,Pula – Split – Pula,Rijeka – Split – Dubrovnik – Split – Rijeka As we did ten days ago, a Croatian private airline, Trade Air, increases its fleet, namely the Airbus A320. It is important to note that Trade Air lines operate throughout the year, in both summer and winter timetables.last_img read more

Oct
20

Let delinquent borrowers keep driver’s licenses

first_imgCategories: Editorial, OpinionThe following editorial appears on Bloomberg View:Even by government standards, it is a colossally dumb idea: revoking someone’s license to work as a way to get them to pay off their student loans. Others struggle to find work.In 19 states, those who fail to repay loans can lose their professional license to work. At risk are nurses, teachers, social workers, engineers, beauticians, small business owners, and nearly anyone else who relies on a state certification.In South Dakota, those who fall behind without entering a repayment plan can lose their driver’s license, making travel to work difficult if not impossible.There is no reliable data on the number of Americans who have had their licenses suspended for failure to repay their loans, but even one is too many.Other than bringing back debtors’ prisons, it’s hard to imagine a more counterproductive idea.It’s also hard to say who is harmed more by these laws: the borrowers who lose their ability to provide for their families, or the states, which lose their best chance of recovering tax dollars while also nudging families toward public assistance.States have a right to attempt to recoup loans they make or that are made by public universities. Yet many states do just that.Student loan debt has more than doubled since 2009 to $1.3 trillion today.The average borrower in the class of 2016 left campus more than $30,000 in debt — triple the level from 1990, while earnings for newly minted grads have remained flat.Many are struggling to keep up with payments.Of the 22 million Americans with student loan debt, 30 percent are in default (at least a year behind on a payment) or delinquent (at least a month behind).The tax bill passed by the House, which would eliminate deductions for interest on student loans, may worsen this situation.Many with student debt they cannot repay did not complete their degree or received a diploma that is worth little more than the paper it’s printed on.center_img But there are far better ways to go about it.Tax credits can be withheld. Wages can be garnished. Liens can be placed. As a last resort, suits can be filed.In other countries, loan repayments are made through tax returns once borrowers’ income reaches a certain threshold.The U.S. has begun to experiment with an income-based program, but repayments aren’t tethered to tax returns.A tax-return-based repayment system is something Congress should consider.Until that comes to pass, states should stop depriving borrowers of the right to work.More from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusEDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesEDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?last_img read more

Oct
20

Trump repeats his cowardly old ways

first_imgCategories: Letters to the Editor, Opinion Coward Trump strikes again. He was a coward during Vietnam. He would never run toward gunfire to save someone. He has no stomach to fire someone face to face except on reality TV — especially when they are smarter and have more integrity in their little toe than he has in his oversized body. Also, once again the NRA forced him to back down after big talk of not being afraid of them. These are facts, not fake news. Jeffrey DareLathamMore from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsEDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationEDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?Albany County warns of COVID increaselast_img read more

Oct
20

Bristol industrial

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