‘Stop the Steal’ Facebook Group Is Taken Down

first_imgOthers posted about violence. One member of the Facebook group wrote on Wednesday, “This is going to take more than talk to fix.” Underneath that post, another member responded with emojis of explosions.On Thursday morning, the Stop the Steal Facebook group’s growth skyrocketed further, according to data from CrowdTangle, a Facebook-owned social media analytics tool.- Advertisement – – Advertisement – The tweets helped send more people to Stop the Steal. Interactions with the Facebook group soared to 36 posts a minute on Thursday morning, up from roughly one post a minute, according to CrowdTangle data.Mr. Posobiec, Mr. Alexander and Amy Kremer did not immediately respond to requests for comment.At Facebook, executives were notified of the group by Facebook moderators as they began flagging posts for potential calls for violence and protests to disrupt the vote. The company also received calls from journalists about the group and its explosive growth. By midmorning, executives were discussing whether they should remove Stop the Steal, said one employee involved in the discussions who was not authorized to speak publicly.- Advertisement –center_img That was when right-wing figures such as Jack Posobiec, a pro-Trump activist, and Amy Kremer, Ms. Kremer’s mother and a founder of a group called Women for Trump, began posting about the Facebook group on Twitter. Ali Alexander, a political operative who previously went by the name Ali Akbar, also tweeted dozens of times about the Stop the Steal movement to his 140,000 Twitter followers.Their messages, which were shared thousands of times, were a rallying cry for people to join the Stop the Steal Facebook group and take action in local protests against voter fraud.“In just it’s first couple hours, more than 100,000 people joined the Women for America First, Stop the Steal Facebook Group,” wrote Mr. Posobiec. In comments below his post, many people cheered the Facebook group’s popularity.- Advertisement –last_img read more

Samsung Galaxy M21s With Super AMOLED Display, Triple Rear Cameras Launched: Price, Specifications

first_imgSamsung Galaxy M21s packs a 6,000mAh battery that supports 15W fast charging. Connectivity options on the phone include Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS, a USB Type-C port, and a 3.5mm headphone jack. The phone measures 75.1×159.2×8.9mm and weighs 191 grams.Is OnePlus 8T the best ‘value flagship’ of 2020? 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.Affiliate links may be automatically generated – see our ethics statement for details. – Advertisement – The Galaxy M21s is offered in two colour options – Black and Blue. Since it is a rebranded version of the Galaxy F41 that has already been launched in India, chances are that the new Samsung phone may not make its way into the country.Samsung Galaxy M21s specificationsThe dual-SIM (Nano) Samsung Galaxy M21s runs on Android 10. It features a 6.4-inch FHD+ (1,080×2,340 pixels) Super AMOLED display. Under the hood, the phone is powered by an octa-core Exynos 9611 SoC, paired with 4GB of RAM. Its onboard storage of 64GB can be expanded (up to 512GB) via a microSD card.For photography, Samsung Galaxy M21s features a tripe rear camera setup that comprises a 64-megapixel primary shooter with f/1.8 aperture, an 8-megapixel secondary sensor with f/2.2 aperture, and an additional 5-megapixel sensor with f/2.2 aperture. For selfies and video calls, the phone comes with a 32-megapixel camera placed inside the tiny Infinity-U display notch at the front.- Advertisement –center_img Samsung Galaxy M21s has been launched in Brazil. The latest addition to the South Korean tech giant’s Galaxy M series of phones seems to be a rebranded version of Samsung Galaxy F41 that was launched in India in October. The only difference between the two phones is seen in the storage configuration. Samsung Galaxy M21s comes with a Super AMOLED display, a large battery with fast charging support, and a triple rear camera setup that is highlighted by a 64-megapixel primary shooter.Samsung Galaxy M21s priceSamsung Galaxy M21s is priced at BRL 1,529 (roughly Rs. 20,500) in Brazil. It comes in a single 4GB + 64GB storage configuration. In comparison, the Galaxy F41 came with 6GB RAM and two inbuilt storage options – 64GB and 128GB.- Advertisement –last_img read more

Proposed budget cuts state biodefense funds, boosts drug stockpile

first_img In discussing the CDC’s state bioterrorism preparedness grants, HHS’ budget report says, “The FY 2006 budget retargets some preparedness resources, making modest reductions in awards to states, and concentrating efforts in directed investments that will benefit the nation as a whole.” But the HHS report says grants from that program often duplicate other CDC programs, so it is being eliminated in the name of efficiency. The SNS increase includes $50 million for portable hospital units that could be used to treat victims of a bioterrorist attack, according to HHS. That total includes the $600 million for the SNS, $797 million for state and local preparedness, $140 million for upgrading CDC capacity and anthrax research, and $79 million for “biosurveillance.” The latter consists mainly of BioSense, a program to automatically sift electronic health data in search of potential public health problems. Commenting on the administration’s efforts to hold down domestic spending, Leavitt said, “No question, we have made some tough choices. If we had an unlimited budget, we would spend more on many programs; since we don’t, we have focused money on the most urgent priorities that will make the biggest difference in the health and well-being of all Americans.” The proposed budget includes $34 million for the CDC’s global disease surveillance efforts, an increase of $12 million, according to HHS. TFAH analysis of CDC budgethttp://healthyamericans.org/reports/budget05/BudgetAnalysis.pdf Thanks mainly to the 51% increase for the national stockpile, total CDC funds for bioterrorism would be $1.616 billion, an increase of $56 million over 2005 spending, according to HHS. Feb 11, 2005 (CIDRAP News) – The Bush administration has proposed cutting funds that support state and local preparedness for bioterrorism and other health emergencies in fiscal year 2006, drawing protests from public health advocacy groups. Public health groups criticize cutsBut the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO) said the proposed cuts “would weaken the ability of state and local public health agencies to respond to bioterrorism, emerging infectious diseases, or other public health threats and emergencies.” See also: One program marked to get some of the retargeted money, according to the HHS report, is the Cities Readiness Initiative, an effort to equip major cities to quickly distribute drugs and medical supplies in the event of a bioterrorist attack. HHS officials first revealed plans to divert some money from state bioterrorism grants to that program in May 2004. A $240 million reduction in spending for buildings and facilities makes up much of the decrease. HHS officials said that reduction results from the completion of major building projects, according to a Feb 8 report by GovExec.com. Statement by HHS Secretary Leavitthttp://archive.hhs.gov/news/speech/2005/050207.htmlcenter_img However, the proposal for the fiscal year that begins next October would increase funding for the nation’s emergency stockpile of drugs and medical supplies by more than 50%. The budget was released Feb 7. CDC to take 6% reductionThe overall CDC budget would be reduced $491 million, to $7.5 billion, according to the HHS report. That amounts to about a 6.1% cut. But an analysis by the TFAH puts the reduction at $531 million, or 6.6%. CDC funding for state and local bioterrorism preparedness would drop from $927 million this year to $797 million in 2006, a 14% decrease, according to a Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) budget report. The budget would reduce overall state and local bioterrorism preparedness funds by 12.6%, according to public health groups. The money includes grants from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for state and local health agencies and funds from the Hospital Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) for hospital preparedness. Another proposed change is the elimination of the CDC’s Preventive Health and Health Services Block Grant program, which is providing $131 million to states this year. The funds can be used to deal with unexpected health emergencies such as Escherichia coli outbreaks or to help prevent injuries and chronic diseases, according to ASTHO. The Trust for America’s Health (TFAH), a nonpartisan advocacy group, also expressed disappointment with the proposed cuts, as did the Infectious Diseases Society of America. HHS is proposing to spend a total of $439 million on influenza, including $120 million for pandemic influenza preparedness, a subject much on the minds of public health experts because of avian influenza in Asia. The latter amount, a $21 million increase, was applauded by the APHA and TFAH. The money is intended “to develop the year-round domestic surge vaccine production capacity that will be needed in a pandemic, including new cell culture vaccine manufacturing processes,” the department’s report says. But the proposal would increase funds for the Strategic National Stockpile (SNS) of drugs and medical supplies from $397 million this year to $600 million in 2006, a 51% increase. “We’re requesting $600 million to buy additional medicines, replace old ones, provide specialized storage, and get any needed medicine and supplies to any location in the United States within 12 hours,” HHS Secretary Mike Leavitt said in a Feb 7 briefing. Since the terrorist attacks of 2001, the administration has spent or requested nearly $19.2 billion for bioterrorism preparedness, including the 2006 request, Leavitt said. Proposed HRSA funding for hospital preparedness would be $483 million, a drop of about 3% from this year’s spending level of $498 million, according to HHS figures. TFAH releasehttp://healthyamericans.org/newsroom/releases/release020705b.pdf The American Public Health Association (APHA) echoed that view. APHA Executive Director Georges C. Benjamin, MD, said the increased funding of the past few years has strengthened the nation’s preparedness and the public health system. “But after suffering decades of neglect, cuts will jeopardize the initial progress we made,” he added.last_img read more

Find out how Bakar has shown that it deserves its place under the “tourist sun”

first_imgIn the city of Bakar, which has no tourist but industrial past, they started proactively telling a new story, with the aim of changing the perception from negative to positive, ie to show their tourist story and perspective, in which they can and have something to show.Copper certainly deserves its place under the sun in Kvarner, but as it starts practically from scratch and with a strong negative perception, the beginning is always difficult, especially when working and building something in more than scarce resources, both human and financial. Every start is difficult, it requires a lot of energy, effort, energy and work, but the most important thing is to start.It was TZ Bakra that bravely stepped forward and started actively telling tourist stories from Bakar. Thus, through the storytelling concept, last week she told the story of the famous Frankopan family through the interpretation tour “Walk with the virgin Margaret” as part of the event “Walk through history – the time of the Frankopans”. All this is part of the Margaret Summer event, which lasts from June 23.06. to 28.07.2018/XNUMX/XNUMX Thus, for nine long centuries from the first mention of the Frankopan princes of Krk, they were the inspiration for the program designed by the Tourist Board of Bakar and the City of Bakar to evoke the Middle Ages by opening the doors of the imposing Frankopan castle in Bakar for the first time.In the labyrinth of his rooms, he revived the life of the Middle Ages, which was staged by the Association for Revived History “Ordo Sancti Viti”, evoking a medieval armory, dormitory, office, gastronomy and crafts. In addition to local and authentic gastronomic delicacies of copper associations, visitors listened to interesting, instructive and witty stories about the Frankopans told by professional narrator Srebrenka Peregrin, but also enjoyed the old dances performed by the dance group Kontea from Konjščina. Their medieval costumes were designed according to the ideas of the dancers themselves, and the leader Renata Kreber Mikšaj pointed out that it was a special experience to dance in such an authentic space. “We are in this building for the first time and considering many similar ones I have seen in the country and abroad, I think that Bakar’s Kastel belongs to the very top in terms of its beauty and potential, and I am looking forward to its complete renovation. ” pointed out Kreber Mikšaj.One of the most impressive experiences was the program in the atrium of Kaštela in which the klapas “Škrljevo” and “Reful” sang alternately and spontaneously, and with them the audience nibbling on baškote and toasting with Bakar water and Frankopan cake of the tourist future of Bakar, enjoying the concert excellent Šibenik tenor Marko Škugor.The greatest interest of visitors was caused by the sightseeing of the city of Bakar, in addition to the traditional and well-attended, for the first time they could participate in the interpretation tour “Walk with the Virgin Margeret” designed exclusively for this occasion by Iva Silla, the first licensed interpretation guide and coach in Croatia. The walk on Bakar’s Peril, a place on the waterfront where rich sources of fresh water flow into the sea and where Bakar’s women used to wash clothes, attracted a large number of visitors to Bakar in two terms.One of the visitors even went down to Perilo to show the clumsy maid Margaret the way copper women used to do it. Guides Ivo Silla as the diva Margareta and Marjeta Trkman Kravar as Elizabeta Frankopan studied the history of Bakar, which they transformed into a drinkable, dynamic, interactive walk through Bakar, in which they were faithfully accompanied by visitors from all over Kvarner, but also from Zagreb and Slovenia. . “The success of this tour confirms that the tourist audience is eager for such content and that our city really has a series of stories that are worth telling so that one day, finally, the industrial for which it is known, pushed into the background. We are happy with great reactions like one of our Bakranin, a doctor who lives in Zagreb and a history lover who was delighted with the way two Zagreb guides presented and studied the history of Frankopan and Bakar or a Slovenian guest who said that it is not necessary to go to destinations such as is the Cinque Terre when Copper is so close! ” said the director of the Tourist Board of the City of Bakar, Sonja Jelušić Marić, announcing a lot of new tourist products based on the interpretation of natural and historical heritage as the main trump card of the tourist development of the city of Bakar.That this tourist story happened in a “bigger and more famous” city as well as a dog with a bigger budget, although it is a well-arranged story, concept, interpretation, involvement and education of the local population, promotion of indigenous gastronomy, as well as the overall performance , I’m sure many would talk about Copper.But that is why support should always be given to those who do not accept the “status quo” and who are awake dreaming of a better and brighter future. Tourism is one of the important tools for presenting oneself in a new world, because logically, tourism attracts tourists, both domestic and foreign, as well as the media. That is why Russia ran to host the World Cup, which is currently underway, to show the global scene and tourists another modern and positive story about Russia, and change the stereotype of “drunk Russians stumbling through the streets.” Regardless of the price, in Russia the whole cost of organizing this mega event is not seen as a cost, but as an investment.It is extremely difficult to develop a tourist product in an area that has not been on the tourist map so far, especially when it has a negative connotation, such as in the case of Bakar – heavy industry. Of course, in the whole story, the awareness of the whole destination, ie the community, is important, as tourism can be a new economic branch of development, and in the case of Bakar it certainly can, and it is necessary to invest a lot of energy, effort and most importantly money. rather than evolving for decades, snail steps. Development needs to be accelerated, and we can only do that by investing. Investing in events is the fastest step, of course if we arrange the whole story wisely and strategically, and the most important thing is again the awareness that this is not a cost, but an investment. Manifestations develop in 3-5 years at best to be self-sustaining and that is the process.Perhaps the best example is Baranja, which was in a similar situation. If someone had said five years ago that tourists would come to Baranja from Zagreb on weekends, they would have laughed at him, and today Baranja has positioned itself as the main Slavonian tourist destination.Bravo for Bakar, which needs much greater support from the CNTB, MINT and the Kvarner Tourist Board, both in logistical, professional and financial aspects. We need help for destinations that do not yet have a developed tourist infrastructure and tourist products, of course for those that have real tourist potentials, and Bakara certainly has all the prerequisites.Just imagine the spectacle of the Naval Battle of Bakar, which attracted 15.000 visitors last year, at the production level of Advent in Zagreb or the Rijeka Carnival? Yes, Bakar deserves this story, and not only them, but all other “small and insufficiently developed” tourist destinations that have great tourist potential, because they certainly can not make that step forward.And that’s why Copper drops down. Just go ahead bravely.Related news:OPEN EDUCATIONAL PATH OF PONIKVA IN THE HINTERLAND OF COPPER – A LAKE THAT IS FORMING AND DISAPPEARINGlast_img read more

Luka Burilović, HGK: Work quotas for tourism are not a permanent solution, but firefighting

first_imgRELATED NEWS: The conference “TOURIST EMPLOYEE: Challenges and Opportunities” was held today in Zagreb at the Westin Hotel, organized by the Ministry of Tourism and Partners.  Luka Burilović, HGK: A set of measures for the “here and now” is not enough, but a long-term plan. See the conclusion of the conference by the Minister of Tourism Gary Cappelli below in the attachment. He also said that it is crucial to create conditions for employers to raise wages and attract the necessary labor force, and that in the development of tourism we should always keep in mind the broader picture of the economy.With the development of tourism with a high quality offer, we are moving towards year-round business. I can cite health tourism as an example. This in turn means fewer seasonal workers and more workforce with a secure job and a continuous source of income”, Concluded Burilović. Gordana Deranja, president of HUP, said that success in tourism is influenced by many factors. “The importance of tourism for our country is unquestionable, but next year will be challenging due to a number of external factors such as the recession in Italy, the slowdown in Germany’s growth and the return of Turkey as a destination. Tourism therefore needs stronger government support to be more competitive. Emigration has increased pressure to equalize working conditions with those on the EU market. “, stressed Deranja and called for reducing the workload or lowering VAT in order to increase the investment potential of tourism companies.  The objectives of the conference were to determine the situation on the labor market in the tourism and hospitality sector in conversation with key stakeholders and, using available statistics, to harmonize the needs of employers and the labor market in employment and (further) education of current and future workers in tourism. regional centers of competence in the tourism and hospitality sector, present and analyze the occupations of the future in tourism and present the efforts of EU funds for employment and education in the tourism and hospitality sector. Tourism Minister Gary Cappelli said that without the understanding of all other ministers and stakeholders in tourism, nothing can be achieved. “We all put the ‘jerseys’ aside and threw ourselves into solving the problem. The government has recognized the importance of tourism and set aside around HRK 2 billion for employment in this sector, which can be a safe haven for many future workers.”, Said Cappelli, adding that we must develop a year-round offer through health tourism and sell knowledge in addition to services. center_img Photo: HGK “Work quotas for tourism and hospitality for this year have been increased by almost 75 percent, but this is not a permanent solution, but a firefighting. A lasting solution is to align education with labor market needs. Namely, in this school year, 3.800 students wanted to study to be a chef, 1.200 were enrolled. 705 students will be trained as waiters, and 2160 students wanted to. At the same time, the largest number of workers in 2017 in tourism was in demand in the area of ​​accommodation and food preparation and serving. So we lack the ability to adapt quickly. A set of measures for the “here and now” is not enough, but a long-term plan.”Said the President of the Croatian Chamber of Commerce Luka Burilović at the conference” Tourist Worker – Challenges and Opportunities “.  Cappelli: We all put ‘jerseys’ aside and threw ourselves into problem solving. As part of the conference, two panel discussions were held on how to attract and retain a tourism worker and how to manage human resources and educate people for tourism. The goals of the conference are to determine the situation on the labor market in the tourism and hospitality sector, to harmonize the needs of employers with the education system and to analyze the future interest in tourism. Those interested were also presented the possibilities of using EU funds for employment and education in the tourism and hospitality sector.  Tomislav Tolusic, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Agriculture, said that tourism is invaluable for our economy. In addition to 12 billion euros in revenue last year, it also brings in the rise of other related industries, particularly the agricultural and food industries. “We have become a destination known for its gastronomy and good wines, and without tourism this would not have been possible. As for the shortage of workers, we had to think about it five years ago when there were 300.000 unemployed on the stock market, but it is not too late and we must all work together to improve the situation. “, said Tolusic, noting that nothing will be fixed overnight.  “Our goal is to activate the domestic workforce as much as possible, this year 20.000 unemployed people expressed their desire to work in tourism, and we organized connections with employers for them. We have enabled the return of retirees to the world of part-time work and increased quotas for foreign workers, all of which should reduce the pressure on the labor market. “, said Minister of Labor and Pension System Marko Pavić.last_img read more

Aquatika became the first Croatian member of the World Water Museum Network

first_imgRELATED NEWS: Karlovac Freshwater Aquarium Aquatika has joined the association of the World Network of Water Museums (Global Network of Water Museums) and stood alongside the world’s most famous museums and interpretation centers for museums of its kind.  “Museums, interpretation centers, and similar institutions today play a significant role in communicating the values ​​of aquatic heritage, a better understanding of the contemporary water crisis and its solutions. We are extremely proud that Aquatika has become part of this prestigious association and global initiative on sustainable water use and protection of life in it.. “, Pointed out the director of the Public Institution Aquatika, Margarita Maruškić Kulaš. Membership in the association of the World Network of Water Museums is another in a series of awards for the work of Aquatika so far.  AQUATIKA AND NP UNA SIGN AGREEMENT ON JOINT COOPERATION AND SYNERGYcenter_img GET OUT OF THE HIGHWAY AND MEET OUR BEAUTIFUL – I “DISCOVERED” THE RIVER KORANA AND AQUATIKA The World Water Museum Network was established as an initiative to create synergies within UNESCO’s international hydrological program. The association directs its activities to better coordination of communication and educational activities of museums and similar institutions dealing with water. Furthermore, it addresses issues and challenges caused by climate change such as increasing water scarcity and pollution, resource depletion, melting glaciers, floods and the conservation of natural habitats.  With an educational function and exceptional importance for the preservation of the underwater world of Croatian rivers, Aquatika has now joined the leading actors who play a key role in education and raising awareness on various issues related to water.last_img read more

6th Regional Forum of Family Accommodation in Lika: What about (corona) tourism in 2021?

first_imgGuests of the Lika Club portal panel are; Boris Šuljić, owner of the Boškinac hotel and winery from Novalja, Hrvojka Božić, director of the Homeland War Museum from Karlovac, Krešo Rogoz, director of Croatia Open Land DMC from Karlovac and Mihovil Bićanić, deputy mayor of Rakovica. The family accommodation forum, the largest gathering of household accommodation service providers – the landlords of Lika-Senj and Karlovac counties, starts at 10 am, while the panel discussion will start around 11:30 am. via a YouTube channel and a link that will be provided only to registered Forum participants (whereby subscribe free but mandatory). Guests will answer the question of how they faced this completely unpredictable season in their business, but also what are their predictions for the tourist uncertain year 2021, which is around the corner. Which are the best and which are the worst case scenarios and which measures could save the upcoming season and preserve jobs. You can sign up HERE On Thursday, November 12, as part 6th Regional Family Accommodation Forum there will be a panel discussion of the Lika Club portal on the topic “What about (corona) tourism in 2021?”. The organizer of the Forum is the Section of the Family Tourism Community for the Lika-Karlovac region, which operates at the ŽK Karlovac and Otočac, in partnership with Opportunity for the Group. The panel will host four well-known names from Croatian tourism, from the Lika-Senj and Karlovac counties, while an interesting discussion will be broadcast online via livestream, in accordance with epidemiological measures. last_img read more