League One club Newcastle are aiming for a bright future in Super League York: A Super League future? York City Knights head coach James Ford on the progress of the club and their Super League ambitions. “What drives him is he wants Kingston Park to become a centre for rugby, no matter what your ability or interest. You can turn up there, you can play, you can watch and just feel part of that rugby community – and when he says it, he means it.“He’s put money behind in and invested in those facilities and invested time in it. That long-term aim is very much in place and if you look what we do in the community, we deal with so many different sectors of the community and try to involve them in their own way within either rugby league or union.” With just under one year to go, we take a look at how the north-east is preparing to be a focal point of RLWC 2021. It is 21 years since Gateshead Thunder flew the flag for the north east of England in Super League for a single season. If their descendants have their way though, it may not be long before the region has a presence in the top flight again.A Thunder team comprising former Australia international Kerrod Walters, that year’s joint-leading try-scorer Matt Daylight and a future Sky Sports presenter by the name of Brian Carney performed creditably during the 1999 season, finishing sixth and just two points off a play-off place.But the venture was claimed to have lost £700,000, the club were merged with Hull Sharks to become Hull FC and a new Thunder side was formed by the fans for the 2001 Northern Ford Premiership, and are yet to return to Super League. When Sky Sports spoke to Hogan, the sport in this country was yet to learn whether Toronto Wolfpack would be allowed back into Super League for 2021 after withdrawing ahead of this season’s restart.But since then the Canadian club’s business plan has been rejected, meaning an opportunity for the Thunder to fast-track their way in may have opened up as Super League looks to fill the vacant 12th spot in the division through a mini-licensing process.Should they apply, the League One side are likely to face stiff competition from Championship sides like Toulouse Olympique, London Broncos and York City Knights, although even before this came about Newcastle could make a pretty compelling case for their Super League potential.For starters, the city is familiar turf for Super League, having hosted Magic Weekend five times at St James’ Park and been due to do so again in 2020 before the coronavirus pandemic intervened. Newcastle’s aim is to win Super League by 2030. Chairman Mick Hogan says: “People check to see I’ve not been drinking because, let’s be honest, most of Super League hasn’t won it – so why would some crackpots in the north-east win it? But we believe we’ve got everything in place.” By Marc BazeleyLast Updated: 06/11/20 5:07pm – Advertisement – “We’ve got some big plans and the biggest aim we’ve got is to win Super League by 2030,” Thunder chairman Mick Hogan told Sky Sports.“When I say that, people check to see I’ve not been drinking because, let’s be honest, most of Super League hasn’t won Super League – so why would some crackpots in the north-east win it? But we believe we’ve got everything in place.“We need a fair bit of luck, we need a couple more promotions yet, but we can win Super League in 2030 and that’s what we’re aiming for.”
– Advertisement – – Advertisement – 2:59 Leeds boss Marcelo Bielsa did not want to comment on the incident after the game – which Leeds went on to lose 4-1 – but the club have now taken it up with the necessary authorities.The implementation of the offside rule by VAR has been a bone of contention in the Premier League this season, with Liverpool asking the league to investigate after Jordan Henderson’s late winner against Everton was ruled out last month.Eze stars as Palace put four past LeedsCrystal Palace are eighth in the Premier League after Ebere Eze inspired them to a fine 4-1 win over Leeds United at Selhurst Park on Saturday.- Advertisement – It was a case of deja-vu for Leeds, on the wrong end of a 4-1 defeat having lost by the same scoreline to Leicester last Monday despite dominating possession. Bielsa’s side were ultimately well beaten by a much-improved Palace, although they were justifiably aggrieved at a Patrick Bamford ‘goal’ being disallowed at 1-0. Leeds have asked the Premier League and the referees’ body PGMOL to clarify the offside rule following Patrick Bamford’s controversially disallowed goal against Crystal Palace on Saturday.Bamford thought he had equalised for Leeds in the first half at Selhurst Park when he flicked the ball over Vicente Guaita, but VAR ruled out the strike for a marginal offside.- Advertisement – Scott Dann’s first strike since December 2017 gave Palace an early lead (12), as the centre-back rose to head beyond Illan Meslier from Eze’s corner. Eze, making only his fourth league start since his £19.5m switch from QPR last summer, then produced a brilliant free-kick to extend Palace’s lead (22).That came after Bamford had seen an equaliser ruled out for offside by VAR, but the Leeds striker thrashed in his seventh Premier League goal of the season to reduce the arrears (27).Helder Costa inadvertently stabbed Patrick Van Aanholt’s cross past Meslier at his near post prior to the break (42) before Jordan Ayew sealed the victory with a cool finish from Wilfried Zaha’s pass (70).The result leaves Leeds in 15th place. FREE TO WATCH: Highlights from Crystal Palace’s win over Leeds in the Premier League
Warner Bros. has pleaded ignorance, saying it worked with the film’s artists to create a fresh interpretation of what Dahl described as “thin curvy claws, like a cat,” never intending for viewers to feel represented by the “fantastical, nonhuman creatures” onscreen. Hathaway, in her apology, said she had not associated her character’s hands with limb differences, and if she had, the depiction wouldn’t have happened at all. Advocates are conscious of the criticism that the world has become too hypervigilant, and that the blowback against “The Witches” is another example of political correctness hammering away at artistic expression. Certainly what’s deemed acceptable has changed over time. There was scant criticism of Anjelica Huston’s ghoulish Grand High Witch in the 1990 film version, or for the 1980s character of Sloth, the monster in “The Goonies” (though, spoiler alert, he ended up being a good guy).Yet even as stereotypical portrayals of other marginalized groups are increasingly recognized as problematic, the disfigured villain has proved harder to rout. In the forthcoming Bond film “No Time to Die,” Rami Malek and Christoph Waltz both play criminals who have facial disfigurements.“Obviously, we don’t want a culture where everyone’s outraged about everything,” said Ashley Eakin, a writer and director who has Ollier disease and Maffucci syndrome, which affects the growth and formation of bones. “For so long, disability has been underrepresented, so if we only see disfigurement in a villain or character with no redeeming qualities, that’s an issue.” – Advertisement – – Advertisement – For as long as there have been stages and screens, disability and disfigurement have been used as visual shorthand for evildoing — a nod to the audience that a character was a baddie to be feared. But disability rights advocates say this amounts not just to lazy storytelling but stereotyping, further marginalizing an already stigmatized community that is rarely represented onscreen. That “The Witches” is a family film, they say, made it worse.“Playgrounds are where kids are sometimes the cruelest, and kids absorb what they learn, be it through stories we tell or what they learn from their parents,” said Penny Loker, a Canadian visible difference advocate and writer. “They have carte balance to be cruel to people. I was called a monster, and I was called whatever the name of the monster was from the movie that was popular at that time.”People with disabilities have had some success in challenging the stereotype. In 2018, spurred by a campaign for accurate portrayals of disabilities, the British Film Institute announced it would no longer fund films whose villains have scarred or disfigured faces. People with limb differences, including paralympians and a “Great British Baking Show” semifinalist, posted photos of their hands and arms on social media with the hashtag #NotAWitch. While Hathaway and Warner Bros. apologized, many saw the damage as already done. Here, yet again, was a villain with a disability, one of the oldest, and, for many, most damaging, storytelling tropes still around.“This isn’t about being overly sensitive, a ‘snowflake’ or being too politically correct,” Briony May Williams, the British baking competitor, wrote on Instagram. “This is about showcasing limb differences as ugly, scary, gross and evil.” The Joker. Lord Voldemort. All manner of scarred Bond villains and superhero antagonists. Dr. Poison. Freddy Krueger. The Phantom of the Opera. Shakespeare’s hunchbacked, butcherous Richard the Third. When “The Witches,” starring Anne Hathaway as the Grand High Witch, was released last month, a collective groan went up from people with disabilities.The movie, based on a Roald Dahl children’s book, depicted Hathaway with hands that were wizened and disfigured, with two fingers and a thumb on each. The studio said her hands were meant to resemble cat claws, but they looked a whole lot like split hands, or ectrodactyly.- Advertisement – One in four adults in the United States have a physical or mental impairment that sharply limits activities; a recent study found that less than 2 percent of characters with speaking parts in top movies from 2018 were disabled. While advocacy groups are working with studios to change that, critics say disabled characters still fall too often into predictable buckets, among them the villain or the victim that provides uplift for all, which some have nicknamed “inspiration porn.”“Disabled people either play villains or happy snowflake angel babies,” said Maysoon Zayid, a comedian, writer and actor who has cerebral palsy. “We’re either charitable, inspirational, never do naughty things in our life. Or we’re murdering babies because we lost an eye in a dart accident.” Disability rights advocates said the whole matter could have been avoided if more disabled people were in the entertainment industry, be it in front of the camera or behind the scenes. “If there were writers, directors or other crew members with disabilities, they, might have seen it and said ‘Huh, maybe this is an issue,’” said Lauren Appelbaum, vice president of communications for RespectAbility, a nonprofit organization fighting the stigmatization of people with disabilities.There is more leeway, and less potential to offend, when villains are clearly fantastical creatures, unreal figments of imagination, like the Shadow Monster in “Stranger Things.”Still, the question for many remains why clearly human or human-esque villains need to have visual signifiers connoting evil at all. Many of the scariest horror film characters have been able-bodied. Like Samara, the unstoppable long-tressed dead girl in “The Ring,” or Jack Nicholson’s possessed writer in “The Shining.” Or — shudder — Javier Bardem in “No Country for Old Men,” with his creepy, pasty pallor and Dorothy Hamill bob. But even such depictions tread a fine line, threatening to lapse into the timeworn indictment of mental illness, à la Norman Bates in “Psycho.”“Monstrosity is something in all of us,” Smith said, “not something out there in a bodily form different than our own.” In Zayid’s view, there are limited circumstances under which it’s OK for a villain to be disabled or disfigured. One is when a disabled actor is playing the character, she said, so long as the disfigurement is not what makes them evil. The other is when the evil person being portrayed is a person who has a disability in real life, and even then, Zayid maintains, only a disabled actor should be cast.Using disability or disfigurement as shorthand for evil goes back centuries in Western culture, said Angela Smith, director of disability studies at the University of Utah. In both lore and real life, physical differences have been read as warnings of danger, symbols of evil, or evidence of sinning or witchcraft. The eugenics movement tapped into this, measuring deviations from assumed norms, Smith said, and the presupposition that disability is something negative in need of fixing continues to inform modern medicine.It’s also a long standing trope in fairy tales and fantasy and horror stories. Monsters are given characteristics — the way they talk, behave, look or move — that are meant to seem threatening or grotesque, Smith noted. This carries onscreen, where physical differences are often revealed dramatically as visual shorthand for evilness or immorality: think of Freddy Krueger’s brutally burned face in the “Nightmare on Elm Street” films. All of which, Smith said, subtly shapes perceptions about an already marginalized community, whether “The Witches” intended to or not.“Popular films like this send very clear messages: that disabled bodies are wrong or evil, that they don’t belong in ‘normal’ society or public view, that it is ‘natural’ to be disgusted by difference,” Smith wrote in an email. – Advertisement –
In the news release, Roche said it has chosen production partners “primarily on the basis of their ability to produce substantial quantities of the intermediates and finished materials in accordance with Roche’s quality standards in a relatively short time frame.” In previous years, strong sales of flu antivirals coincided with peaks in confirmed cases of flu, the CDC reports. But the October sales boom came 7 weeks before the first lab-confirmed flu cases in the New York area were reported in mid-December, the agency says. The report notes that public health agencies and medical societies have discouraged healthcare providers from prescribing antiviral drugs for personal stockpiles, since global supplies are limited. But most of those recommendations were issued after the October sales spike, it says. See also: Oseltamivir treatment in Turkish patientsOseltamivir and the other neuraminidase inhibitor, zanamivir (Relenza) are generally seen as the first line of defense if H5N1 avian flu evolves into a human pandemic strain, though there is no guarantee they would be effective. Roche granted sublicenses last year to Hetero and Shanghai Pharmaceuticals for complete production of oseltamivir. In addition, the company is in final negations to grant a sublicense to another Chinese company, officials said. Mar 16 Roche news releasehttp://www.roche.com/med-cor-2006-03-16 Burns warned that a shortage of orders could force Roche to reduce production in the future, AFP reported. “We can’t be sitting here like a Walmart to the world, with stock in the warehouse,” he said. Roche announced that with expansion of its own facilities and help from more than 15 partner companies, it will be able to produce up to 400 million treatment courses of oseltamivir by the end of this year, an increase of 100 million from last year. The sales boom came amid heavy publicity about both avian and pandemic influenza. Romania, Russia, and China were reporting outbreaks in birds at the time, and the federal government was about to release its pandemic preparedness plan. The company said it has received and filled pandemic stockpile orders from more than 65 countries. According to the AFP report, the firm has donated 1.5 million treatment courses to the World Health Organization and will be delivering another 1.5 million within weeks. Another 2 million courses will be given for a stockpile in Asia later this year, the story said. “We have a capacity well in excess of total government orders placed to date,” he was quoted as saying. “There should be no holding back [on orders] in the belief that we do no have sufficient supply.” The sales data came from New York state Medicaid records and from a retail pharmacy chain that reports certain prescription drug sales to the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, according to an article in the Mar 17 Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. About 34% of New York City residents receive Medicaid benefits, the article says. The sales data show a major spike in the week of Oct 23 through 29. The pharmacy chain sold almost 1,000 prescriptions of the four available flu antiviralsoseltamivir, zanamivir, amantadine, and rimantadine. The Medicaid records showed close to 400 prescriptions for oseltamivir, zanamivir, and rimantadine. (Medicaid excluded amantadine from the flu category because it is also prescribed for Parkinson’s disease.) The announcement came as US health officials reported an unusual spike in demand for flu antiviral drugs in New York City last October, probably reflecting people’s attempts to build personal stockpiles amid publicity about the pandemic threat. The high demand came weeks before any seasonal flu outbreak. “Increased media attention to avian influenza in Asia and the resulting public concern might have produced the unprecedented demand for antiviral influenza medications in NYC before the start of the influenza season,” the article says. Roche well ahead of ordersRoche CEO William Burns said governmental orders and expected orders of oseltamivir over the past 2 years and stretching into 2007 total about 200 million treatments, according to an Agence France-Presse (AFP) report published today. “These findings suggest that persons requested and/or their health-care providers prescribed antiviral influenza medications to create personal stockpiles for use in the event of an outbreak of avian influenza or an influenza pandemic.” Evidence of hoarding in New York CityMeanwhile, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported today that sales of flu antivirals soared in New York City in the last week of October 2005, 7 weeks before any flu cases were confirmed in the area. The agency said the spike in sales probably signaled personal stockpiling by people worried about a flu pandemic. Mar 16 MMWR article “Increased antiviral medication sales before the 20506 influenza seasonNew York City”http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm5510a3.htm According to today’s AFP story, Roche officials reported that 17 H5N1 patients in Turkey who received early oseltamivir treatment survived, while four patients who were treated late died. Treatment recommendations say that flu patients must take the drug within the first 48 hours of illness to benefit from it. The companies involved in production, the statement said, include Albemarle, Ampac Fine Chemical LLC, API Corp., Clariant, DSM, FIS, Martek Biosciences Corp., Novasep/Dynnamit Nobel, PHT International, PPG Industries, Sanofi Aventis, Shaanxi Jiahe Phytochem Co., and Siegfried Ltd. Mar 16, 2006 (CIDRAP News) Drug manufacturer Roche said today it is increasing its production capacity for the antiviral drug oseltamivir (Tamiflu) by a third this year and is keeping ahead of the demand from governments stockpiling the drug in preparation for a possible influenza pandemic. “Roche’s global network for the manufacture of Tamiflu will include several Roche sites and more than 15 external contractors located in 9 different countries around the world,” the company said in a news release.
We have already entered the peak of the tourist season, and accordingly every weekend there are big crowds at the borders due to the large number of tourists, and additionally crowds are created due to occasional, targeted, border control.Thus, large crowds are expected this weekend as well, and HAK says that possible waits are expected at some border crossings with Slovenia, BiH and Hungary. “On the last weekend in July, we expect a significant increase in traffic as early as Thursday, July 27, while the peak of traffic jams is expected during Saturday, July 29, from the earliest morning hours. The largest number of tourists will again come from Western European countries, Austria, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, etc. In Germany, the holidays in the state of Baden-Württenberg, and on Saturday in Bavaria from which a large number will head to the Adriatic for a summer vacation or will pass through Croatia to their destinations in Eastern Europe. In addition to citizens from the European Union, many citizens of the Republic of Croatia, but also neighboring countries (Slovenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia), will go on summer vacation. ”Point out from HAK.Well done to the CNTB and the action of sharing water for touristsFollowing the announced traffic jams and increased traffic at border crossings, the Croatian National Tourist Board is organizing a water distribution campaign for passengers, which will be carried out over the next three weekends, ie ending on the weekend of 12 and 13 August. This is an action of the Croatian Tourist Board which, in a symbolic way, thanks all passengers and tourists for their patience in traffic, but also for choosing Croatia as a tourist destination.The action will take place on Saturday mornings and on Sunday afternoons at the following border crossings: Macelj, Bregana, Rupa, Plovanija, Bajakovo and on NP Lučko where the water will be shared in cooperation with the Croatian Motorway maintenance and toll collection.Definitely great move CNTB, although symbolic, but sure how it will positively reflect and be double accepted among most tourists. The apology and understanding of what guests have been waiting for for hours in cars at + 30C and above, shows good intention and that we care about guests, as well as a small token of attention in the form of a bottle of water to freshen up. We can look at this from the aspect of crisis communication, the fact is that little can be done at the moment to reduce crowds, but to reduce the negative perception and scenes of angry and frustrated guests, sometimes only good will, open communication, understanding and gratitude are enough.
Cooperation between the economy and higher education, as well as dual education should be an imperative in education. And Uniline and VERN are definitely on that track.After winning Uniline scholarships in December within the competition “Program to encourage the education of staff in the hospitality and tourism in 2017”, conducted by the Ministry of Tourism of the Republic of Croatia, students of VERN ‘Polytechnic Ivoni Kulaš i Ani Shokman scholarship agreements were handed over at VERN’s premises.Boris Žgomba, President of the Management Board of Uniline and prof. dr. sc. Vlatko Cvrtila, Dean of VERN ‘Polytechnic. “In order for Croatian tourism to continue to develop successfully, more and more knowledge is needed. Uniline has always supported ambitious young people and many have recognized Uniline as a place where they will build a career, gain experience and contribute to the development of the company’s business with their knowledge. We hope that by providing scholarships to these young girls and symbolically opening the opportunity for young generations to discover the many opportunities offered by tourism, one of the most propulsive Croatian industries, full of knowledge and self-confidence. The expertise and energy they have on the one hand and our rich experience on the other hand, are a winning combination for Uniline to enter a new development dimension of its business.”, pointed out Boris Žgomba, President of the Management Board of Uniiline, the leading destination management company in Croatia and the region.Photo: UnilineAs a higher education institution that promotes cooperation between education and the real business sector, as a necessary prerequisite for economic development, VERN Polytechnic with the destination management company Uniline has been successfully cooperating for many years, on the implementation of mandatory student internships and Dean of VERN, prof. dr. sc. Vlatko Cvrtila added: “Such projects strengthen cooperation between higher education and the labor market. So far, VERN ‘and Uniline have worked very well together to educate students for the labor market and scholarships for the best students are just another form of collaboration through which we can help young generations profile themselves for successful careers in one of the most propulsive industries. Congratulations to the scholarship winners and I believe that they will make the best use of this opportunity for their professional development” Cvrtila points out.VERN students have been selected as the best among many candidates in the Uniline scholarship competition, which is funded in equal shares by the Ministry of Tourism. They won the ranking on the basis of their academic success so far, knowledge of foreign languages, computer skills, developed organizational and communication skills, self-initiative and perseverance. “We thank VERN for the professional knowledge we have gained so far in the undergraduate study of Tourism and opportunities for academic development, and Uniline for recognizing our academic results and achievements in the profession.”, stated the scholarship winners.
Korean Air is preparing to launch a direct line between Seoul and Zagreb in just over two weeks.In a statement to EX-YU Aviation News, the carrier said: “Ticket sales and reservations are in line with our expectations. We are promoting Zagreb as our newest European destination, and after the stabilization of the route, we will consider flights to other destinations in Croatia. ” The Korean carrier is still negotiating an extension of the interline agreement with Croatia Airlines in hopes of securing a codeshare agreement. The Seoul – Zagreb route will be direct until the end of the summer flight schedule, and from the winter flight schedule the route will return via Zurich (Seoul-Zagreb-Zurich-Seoul). Korean Air will fly to Zagreb in September and October on an Airbus A330-200 aircraft on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, departing from Seoul (ICN) at 11:05, arriving in Zagreb at 15:45. Return from Zagreb will be at 17:00 and arrival in Seoul the next day at 10:30.From the winter flight schedule, Korean Air will fly a Boeing 787-9 – Dreamliner aircraft with a capacity of 269 seats. The line will fly on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays with departure from Seoul at 11:25, arrival in Zagreb at 14:55, from Zagreb the plane will go to Zurich at 17:00, it will arrive in Zurich at 18:40 from where it will leave at 20: 55 to go to Seoul where he arrives at 15:35.
Most of Google’s changes, such as allowing the airline, online travel agency, and free meta searches to sometimes be more on the page than Google Flights, have not yet been implemented. Therefore, it remains to be seen the extent of the impact of the changes on the flight optimization methods of passenger brands related to flights. Google Flights Sponsored Links Google Flights within Google travel pages Sponsored links in Google search “From the beginning of the month, we will no longer charge partners for Google Flight referralsSaid a Google spokesman. “Results within Google Flights will continue to rank according to user relevance, based on factors such as cost and convenience.” Although the breadth of the changes has yet to be seen, Google’s modified display algorithm could potentially be an important change for online passenger flight services that have felt the changes in Google’s releasing free results virtually out of the user’s sight. Google’s Flights feature is changing the way it makes money, and this could have significant consequences for travelers, online travel agencies and airlines. Shift. Nothing seems to change among the sponsored links from Expedition, CheapOair, CheapTickets, and Kayak that are highlighted at the top of the Google search results page when someone, for example, searches for “flights to Chicago.” However, the query “flights to Chicago” in the Google search engine is triggered by the Google Flights module, which is always the first result above all organic results, and just below the ads sponsored by Google AdWords. As of this month, Google will no longer charge airlines for booking links on their websites within the price comparison feature. Google Flights module in search engine Google Flight Module in Google Search Changes to airline compensation also affect Google Flights, such as service comparison features or meta searches on Google.com/flight. Passengers who clicked on the link within the Google Flights module, and within the Google search engine, were redirected to Google Flights within Google’s own travel pages. Google Flights For example, when a series of modifications are applied in the middle of next month, consumers searching for United Airlines on Google could see a free link to United.com or Kayak.com that is placed more on a page or screen than Google’s own flight search results module. Today, that never happens; Google puts its flight module above all organic results. The links that are visible under “Best Departures” or lower on the page were previously marked as “Advertisement”, but from now on they will be free for airlines, so this mark will disappear. Source / photo: Skift; Google
Recommendations for work in the activity of passenger transport by buses during the coronavirus epidemic (COVID-19) Recommendations for the prevention of infection in shops starting operations as part of the gradual easing of restrictions related to COVID-19 Instructions for catering facilities Recommendations and instructions on the number and retention of people indoors according to their square footage as part of the gradual easing of restrictions Recommendations for the operation of high-speed lines and ferries for the transport of passengers during the epidemic COVID-19 (2) Recommendations for infection prevention in museum, gallery and other exhibition spaces Recommendation for the training of athletes I. I II. categories in individual sports and senior sports teams that perform in the highest level of competition Recommendations for the elderly and people with chronic non-communicable diseases as part of the gradual alleviation of COVID-19 restrictions Recommendations for work in libraries and antique shops during the coronavirus epidemic (COVID-19) The Croatian Institute of Public Health has published recommendations for various industries in accordance with the phases of easing measures presented yesterday. Recommendations for work in rail passenger transport in suburban traffic during the coronavirus epidemic (COVID-19) Face masks Recommendations for work in the activity of passenger transport by trams during the coronavirus epidemic (COVID-19) / / / GOVERNMENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF CROATIA PRESENTED THREE PHASES OF RELEASE OF MEASURES, FIND OUT WHAT AND WHEN EVERYTHING OPENS