Bang & Olufsen Beolit 20 Bluetooth speaker plays low at 37–20,000Hz for satisfying bass » Gadget Flow

first_imgEnjoy an authentic listening experience when you have the Bang & Olufsen Beolit 20 Bluetooth speaker. This device plays at 37-20.000Hz, low enough to create a wide, satisfying bass range. You’ll also get eight hours of playtime on a single charge to keep the party going, and you can use the wireless Qi charging feature to power your devices. Just set your compatible phones and devices on the elegantly designed top tray when they need juice. Additionally, you’ll love the portable design that makes it great for taking to a friend’s house. Bang & Olufsen Beolit 20 puts a modern spin on the classic Beolit silhouette with design updates like a new grille and a simplified suite of buttons. This speaker will look and sound good in any room. – Advertisement –last_img read more

Northern Ireland: Windsor Park to welcome 1,060 fans for Euro 2020 play-off against Slovakia | Football News

first_imgThe Irish FA says fans attending the play-off next Thursday will be issued with a code of conduct outlining the measures in place to ensure the safety of all supporters. Thursday 12th November 7:00pm More than 1,000 fans will be at Windsor Park for Northern Ireland’s Euro 2020 play-off final against Slovakia next Thursday.A total of 1,060 supporters will be allocated socially distanced seats in the 18,500 capacity stadium. Irish FA chief executive Patrick Nelson said: “We have worked closely with the Minister for Communities, Carál Ní Chuilín, and her officials, as well as the team at Belfast City Council, to land on this number.“Our own staff have also played a significant role in this and we’re delighted to have fans back at the National Football Stadium at Windsor Park, in a safe and responsible setting, for one of our biggest games in recent times.”Tickets will be allocated via a ballot, with those successful to be notified next week.- Advertisement – – Advertisement – The announcement comes after 600 fans attended last month’s 1-0 home defeat against Austria in the Nations League.The Slovakia match is the first of two home games in the space of a week for Northern Ireland, who host Romania in the Nations League on November 18.No decision has yet been taken regarding the possibility of fans attending that match.- Advertisement – Kick off 7:45pm – Advertisement –last_img read more

Rafael Nadal’s victory at Rolex Paris Masters ensures Diego Schwartzman qualification for ATP Finals | Tennis News

first_imgRafael Nadal’s win means Diego Schwartzman is the eighth and final player to qualify for the season-ending tournament at London’s O2 Arena, joining Nadal, Novak Djokovic, Dominic Thiem, Daniil Medvedev, Stefanos Tsitsipas, Alexander Zverev and fellow debutant Andrey Rublev Last Updated: 07/11/20 10:46am Rafael Nadal defeated Pablo Carreno Busta in the quarter-finals of the Rolex Paris Masters Diego Schwartzman has qualified for the ATP Finals in London Diego Schwartzman has qualified for the ATP Finals in London

Can Philip Rivers lead Indianapolis Colts to the playoffs in 2020? | NFL News

first_imgThe Indianapolis Colts are currently outside of the AFC playoff picture looking in, but they have a chance to change that with victory over their divisional rivals, the Tennessee Titans on Thursday night.The 5-3 Colts travel into Tennessee to take on the 6-2 Titans – live on Sky Sports NFL from 1.20am on Friday – in the first of two meetings between the teams over the next three weeks.But can veteran quarterback Philip Rivers lead the Colts to victory? The 38-year-old has thrown for an average of 260.8 yards per game, with 10 touchdowns and seven interceptions in his first year in Indianapolis.- Advertisement – A look back at the action and talking points from Week Nine of the NFL season GMF‘s Peter Schrager isn’t quite so convinced, even suggesting the Colts might look to move on from their big-money free agency acquisition.“I don’t think Rivers is having this great season. It might even be the end of the road for him,” Schrager added.“There has been some good games from Rivers, don’t get me wrong, and I don’t think Frank Reich is thinking about pulling him but, if you talk to Colts fans, they’re not overwhelmed by Rivers this season – there is too much up and down for a veteran quarterback. 4:19 A look back at the action and talking points from Week Nine of the NFL season 2:35 On NFL Overtime, Kay Adams, Vince Young and Phoebe Schecter choose the NFL teams they believe have been the best so far this season Good Morning Football‘s Kyle Brandt says Rivers’ play over the final few weeks of the 2020 season could define how his potentially Hall of Fame career is ultimately viewed.“He has been good, he has been not so good; 10 touchdowns and seven interceptions is fine,” Brandt said. “But, over the next several weeks, there is so much more that hangs in the balance for Rivers than the Colts’ playoff push. – Advertisement – The Colts went 7-9 in the 2019 season with Jacoby Brissett as their starting quarterback The Colts went 7-9 in the 2019 season with Jacoby Brissett as their starting quarterback

DraftKings (DKNG): Q3 earnings report

first_img“The resumption of major sports such as the NBA, MLB and the NHL in the third quarter, as well as the start of the NFL season, generated tremendous customer engagement,” DraftKings CEO Jason Robins said in a press release.The company also raised its fiscal year 2020 guidance to a range of $540 to $560 million, from a range of $500 to $540 million. DraftKings said it expects $750 million to $850 million in revenue for 2021.DraftKings spent millions last quarter on its partnerships, including with Michael Jordan in an equity deal, the New York Giants, Chicago Cubs, Turner Sports and ESPN.- Advertisement – Shares of sports betting company DraftKings jumped more than 7% in premarket trading Friday after the company reported better-than-expected third quarter results and a surge in users.Here are the results:Loss per share: 57 cents, vs 61 cents expected, according to a Refinitiv survey of analystsRevenue: $133 million, vs $132 million expected, according to RefinitivThe company said its monthly unique payers surpassed 1 million, a 64% increase compared to the same quarter a year ago.- Advertisement – – Advertisement – The company had been looking to increase its brand exposure as it fought to gain market share in the growing sports betting landscape. Currently, 19 states, plus Washington D.C., allow online sports betting. Six states legalized sports wagering but are not yet operational, while two states are working on legislation to allow betting.  DraftKings in April combined with Diamond Eagle Acquisition Corp., a special purpose acquisition company (SPAC), and gaming technology provider SBTech to make its public debut. The company’s stock has gained 285.51% this year as of Thursday’s close.Subscribe to CNBC on YouTube.center_img The entrance from the elevators, designed to resemble a tunnel entering a stadium, is pictured at the new DraftKings office in Boston on March 25, 2019.David L. Ryan | The Boston Globe via Getty Images – Advertisement –last_img read more

FLU SERIES Lessons learned from this year’s vaccine crisis

first_img One aspect of such collaboration is clarifying legal and liability issues, said Ned Calonge, MD, MPH, chief medical officer for the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE). Redistributing vaccine, for example, might go more smoothly if officials could clarify who pays whom and how, as well as what liability issues affect state law. See also: “We’re hopeful that one, two, or maybe more companies will be interested in selling [flu vaccine] in the US,” said Strikas. “Then, if one has a hiccup, one or more can step in.” April 8, 2005 (CIDRAP News) – The only thing more unpredictable than the fickle, fast-changing influenza virus may be the US flu season itself. Yet health experts who weathered this year’s vaccine shortfall, which began early in October with the news that Chiron Corp. couldn’t deliver nearly half of the expected US vaccine supply, have found the 2004-05 flu season instructive. The lessons they draw may prove helpful in managing future problems with supply and distribution and also in facing the possibility of pandemic influenza. Stearns County, about 70 miles northwest of the Twin Cities, did a fine job ensuring that people received vaccine through an effective local collaboration, said Ehresmann, adding that MDH is encouraging similar efforts throughout the state. Anticipating the worst: pandemic fluLast fall, Coloradoans conducted a mass vaccination clinic in a small area to measure the state’s ability to meet a mass vaccination target. It turned out to be one of the bright spots in the season, according to Calonge. Volunteers and ham radio operators helped coordinate the vaccine transfer among many counties. A daunting target vaccination rate proved more achievable than officials expected. In addition, the MDH is working to enhance communication among those involved in flu immunization, Ehresmann said. Her office is convening a statewide workgroup on flu that will allow state officials to consult directly with healthcare providers in groups that may be affected by changes in the disease or the vaccine supply. In addition, the department is encouraging creation of community coalitions. Shortage turns to surplusNearly half of the expected US flu vaccine supply disappeared last fall because of contamination problems at a Chiron Corp. plant in England. Eventually, the country obtained about 61 million doses of flu vaccine instead of the roughly 100 million doses expected earlier. “Partnership was a critical piece of what we did,” Strikas said. “There needs to be coordination, particularly while the product is in short supply.” Although some state and local public health departments reported instances when they physically held or transferred flu vaccine, simply knowing where the doses are is often more important than having them in hand, officials said. “We were really cautious—and rightly so—about supply, but we have always had vaccine that goes unused,” Ehresmann said. But the surplus suggests to her that MDH must “do the least restrictive limiting we can possibly do, so we don’t end up wasting vaccine,” she said. Multiple suppliers wantedHaving two companies—Chiron Corp. and Sanofi-Pasteur (formerly Aventis Pasteur)—provide the bulk of the nation’s flu vaccine doesn’t leave much room for handling problems, experts said. “We came away convinced that if we needed to use that process for pandemic flu, we could meet the vaccine requirement,” Calonge said.center_img “Both influenza disease and vaccine supply are unpredictable,” he told CIDRAP News. His list of lessons learned or reinforced this season highlights preparation: expect the unexpected, plan for many scenarios, be flexible, and be proactive. Despite the shortfall, good news was plentiful this flu season. It was only a moderate season, with illness peaking in mid-February, according to a CDC recap in this week’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR). The season was milder for kids this year, with far lower hospitalization rates than in the previous season. And an estimated 17 million Americans refrained from getting a flu shot so that doses would go to high-risk people. Targeting those at greater risk from the flu proved effective, with vaccination rates for the high-risk groups hewing closely to the levels of previous years despite the reduced vaccine supply, MMWR reported March 31. It’s not clear how many leftover doses may be in the hands of individual providers or groups. Ehresmann estimated that the number is in the thousands. Doses are only good for one season because the combination of viral strains used in the vaccine is changed every year, so many of the remaining doses may go to waste. Web-based partnershipsVirtual vaccine distribution systems may be increasingly important to managing supply during a flu season. Think of it as a way for many people to communicate effectively about vaccine orders, manufacturers, and supplies even in the off-season. Health officials in Minnesota found the same thing, and are taking steps to formalize new relationships before the next flu season. Calonge, with Colorado, called the current system too risky. “It’s a more fragile system than I would like to see,” he said. In the end, the expected vaccine shortage turned into a surplus: 3 million doses, roughly the equivalent of the CDC stockpile, remains, Strikas said. In Minnesota, for instance, the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) is launching an Internet-based data collection tool, said Kristen Ehresmann, RN, MPH, manager of the department’s immunization, tuberculosis, and international health section. Local public health workers will be able to track vaccine orders by healthcare providers, such as hospitals and nursing homes, as well as by manufacturers. The information will be accessible online, so “we’ll go into the season knowing where people ordered from and how many doses they’re expecting,” Ehresmann said. Expecting the unexpectedFlu vaccine can take a lot of detours between the egg and the arm. That’s why flexibility is key, said Dr. Raymond Strikas, associate director for the adult immunization program at the National Immunization Program at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). CDC. Estimated influenza vaccination coverage among adults and children—United States, September 1, 2004–January 31, 2005. MMWR 2005 Apr 1;54(12):304-7 [Full text] CDC. Update: Influenza activity—United States, 2004-05 season, April 8, 2005. MMWR 2005 Apr 8:54(13): 328-331 [Full text]last_img read more

Avian flu reported in European Russia and China

first_imgOct 19, 2005 (CIDRAP News) – New avian influenza outbreaks were reported today in European Russia, China, and Vietnam, as experts said recent outbreaks in Turkey and Romania have strengthened the suspicion that migratory birds are spreading the H5N1 virus.In addition, avian flu was suspected in a Thai man who died of a lung infection after killing and eating chickens that might have had the disease.In Russia, H5N1 has been found in birds south of Moscow, according to a Russian report filed with the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE). PCR testing found H5N1 in poultry from Jandovka village, roughly 250 kilometers south of Moscow. The outbreak apparently marks the virus’s first appearance in the European part of Russia, west of the Ural Mountains.About 3,000 birds have been destroyed, the report said. An online report by APK-Inform Information Agency said 220 birds initially died. The OIE report said the village is near a lake where migratory birds were seen a week before the die-off began.A report on an OIE fact-finding mission to Russia said that 163,000 birds had died or been culled between July’s initial outbreak and Oct 7.In China, 2,600 poultry died at a farm in Tengjiaying village in Inner Mongolia, according to United Press International in Beijing today. A Chinese government report submitted to the OIE today said it was a highly pathogenic H5 virus, but the strain had not been fully identified. The report says that 91,100 birds were destroyed and 166,177 birds in Inner Mongolia have been vaccinated with H5N2 vaccine.China’s state-controlled news agency, Xinhua, said culling had controlled the outbreak and that there were no reports of human infections.In Vietnam, about 110 ducks died in the southern province of Bac Lieu, according to Xinhua news agency. The flock, which totaled 300 birds before the outbreak, was culled yesterday.In Thailand, a man from Kanchanaburi Province who was suspected of having avian flu died while being treated in a local hospital, The Nation reported online today for its Oct 20 edition. Thailand has had no confirmed human cases this year.Physicians said Bang-orn Benpad died of a lung infection brought on by common flu, the Bangkok newspaper reported. However, family members said he fell ill after butchering several chickens on his farm that had died of apparent avian flu.Officials at Bangkok’s Siriraj Hospital asked family members for permission to conduct an autopsy, but they declined, saying it was unnecessary if the official cause of death was lung infection, The Nation reported.An Oct 19 story in The Nation said Benpad, 48, had suffered a high fever, bronchitis, and rapid deterioration of his lungs after he cooked and ate sick chickens.Laboratory tests didn’t find H5N1, the head of the medical science department at the hospital said, adding that Benpad once had tuberculosis. (The story in The Nation didn’t say whether that infection had been cured.) H5N1 outbreaks in poultry continue in that region of Thailand.The spread of H5N1 to Russia, Romania, and Turkey has reinforced the theory that migratory waterfowl are spreading the virus, an OIE spokesman told Reuters news service.This week the OIE wrote, “The existence of known migration flyways of several bird species connecting Southeast Asia, Siberia and Europe shows a possibility of the introduction of the H5N1 virus to both eastern and western Europe.” The organization recommended increasing surveillance in the Caspian Sea region.”To assess the risk posed by migratory birds in transporting HPAI [highly pathogenic avian influenza] it is necessary to assess and monitor occurrences of AI in key species at strategic sites and at different times during the migration and breeding cycles of the respective species,” the OIE said.More than one species may be carrying H5N1, Dr. David Swayne, director of the US Department of Agriculture’s Southeast Poultry Research Laboratory in Athens, Ga., told the Canadian Press in a story published today.”It could be several different bird species that can be infected and possibly fly far distances and shed virus and transmit the virus,” he said. “It’s just a matter that no one has found that species yet. The only thing they’ve found has been the dead birds when an outbreak has been found in wild birds.”Recent sampling in Russia and Thailand has detected the H5N1 virus in a surprising number of bird species. In Thailand it has been found in the common Eurasian tree sparrow, pigeons, and mynas, according to a story in Bernama.com, the Malaysian national news agency. The report on the OIE fact-finding mission to Russia says the virus has been found in a variety of birds there, including buzzards, coots, cormorants, garganeys, green sandpipers, oyster catchers, phalaropes, pochards, rooks, sandpipers, sparrowhawks, starlings, teal, and white-headed plovers.”One of our major concerns is now the potential spread of avian influenza through migratory birds to North and Eastern Africa,” said Dr. Joseph Domenech, the chief veterinary officer at the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization, as quoted in an International Herald Tribune story today. If the disease reaches those areas, it could become widespread in the environment before it is even detected, he said.Also, because people in poorer African nations live in close contact with animals, such a situation would provide plentiful opportunities for bird and human viruses to mix, increasing the risk that the avian virus could gain the ability to spread easily among humans, the story said.”The close proximity between people and animals and insufficient surveillance and disease control capability in eastern African countries create an ideal breeding ground for the virus,” Domenech said.See also:Chinese report to OIEhttp://www.oie.int/downld/AVIAN%20INFLUENZA/China%20follow%20up%20report.pdflast_img read more

Produce linked to more disease cases than poultry

first_img Beverages: 66 and 2,643 Breads and bakery: 116 outbreaks, 3,493 cases CSPI reporthttp://www.cspinet.org/new/pdf/outbreakalert2005.pdf The group identified a total of 4,486 outbreaks involving 138,622 cases over the 14-year period, with only 7% of the outbreak reports coming from sources other than the CDC. The other leading illness-causing food categories were beef and beef dishes, 438 outbreaks with 12,702 cases, and eggs and egg dishes, 329 outbreaks with 10,847 cases. Pork and pork dishes: 170 and 5,859 Salmonella, noroviruses, and Cyclospora species accounted for most of the produce-related outbreaks, the report says. CSPI news releasehttp://www.cspinet.org/new/200511211.html CSPI reported that 554 illness outbreaks totaling 28,315 cases were linked to produce and produce dishes between 1990 and 2003. Poultry, the second largest category, was blamed for 476 outbreaks with 14,729 cases. However, foodborne disease surveillance and research activities should remain in their present agencies, the report recommends. Produce-related outbreaks caused an average of 51 cases each, according to the report. Vegetables were blamed for 205 outbreaks involving 10,358 cases, and fruits for 93 outbreaks with 7,799 cases. Another 10,158 cases were traced to dishes involving more than one produce item. Dairy products were blamed for 153 outbreaks totaling 5,156 cases. Almost a third of the outbreaks (32%) were linked to unpasteurized items. See also: CSPI compiles foodborne-illness data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), state health departments, and peer-reviewed journal articles. The database includes only the outbreaks in which two or more people got sick from eating the same food. CSPI also calls for a single federal agency to regulate food safety, in place of the current system involving 10 different agencies. The report notes that the Institute of Medicine and Congress’s Government Accountability Office have made similar recommendations. Numbers of outbreaks and cases linked with other food items include: Another 812 outbreaks totaling 23,126 cases were traced to multiple-ingredient foods, such as pizza and salads, in which the contaminated ingredient was not identified, the report says. In particular, fresh produce may be surpassing poultry as a cause of Salmonella infections, according to CSPI. “From 1990 to 2001 poultry accounted for 121 Salmonella outbreaks and produce accounted for 80,” the group said in a news release. “But in 2002-2003, produce accounted for 31 Salmonella outbreaks and poultry accounted for 29.” Dec 1, 2005 (CIDRAP News) – Contaminated vegetables and fruits caused more cases of disease in recent years than poultry, eggs, or other food groups did, according to a recent report by the consumer group Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI). The report says the CDC has made several improvements in its foodborne disease surveillance and reporting programs in recent years but needs to do more. The agency “should mandate reporting by states, provide real-time reporting of outbreaks, and organize outbreaks by food hazard [rather than by pathogen] to increase the utility of its information,” CSPI asserts. Luncheon and other meats: 145 and 5,287 The report says seafood was implicated in the largest number of outbreaks, 899, but the outbreaks were relatively small at about 10 cases each, for a total of 9,312 cases. To limit produce contamination, Caroline Smith DeWaal of CSPI commented in the news release, “FDA [the Food and Drug Administration] should require growers to limit the use of manure to times and products where it poses no risk. And packers and shippers should mark packaging to ensure easy traceback when fruits and vegetables are implicated in an outbreak.”last_img read more

Excellent synergy of Plitvice Lakes National Park and Aquatika

first_imgFrom 22.09. to 21.10.2018/15/XNUMX after visiting the Plitvice Lakes National Park, visitors can also visit Aquatika – freshwater aquarium Karlovac, with a XNUMX% discount on the ticket for the aquarium, you only need to show a ticket from the Park.In this way, the two institutions connect and want to complete the experience of the river world for their visitors. Bravo, it is precisely this synergy that we chronically lack in tourism. Also, it is extremely important that the Plitvice Lakes National Park as a premium motif of the valley and the Lijepa naša brand does not “solo” but helps, promotes and cooperates with other institutions.“We want to show you that with Plitvice Lakes you can and should experience the surroundings and see all the beauties of the Plitvice region. And autumn combined with beautiful nature must be a winning combination for a great escape from the hectic everyday life. ” stand out from the Plitvice Lakes National Park.Thus, added value is given, the tourist offer expands, tourist consumption increases and the stay of guests in the entire destination is extended. And most importantly, we directly raise the scale of tourist satisfaction, because we do not offer only one tourist product, but a range of quality content.Media and promotional give your space th. brand to promote other content, so far it has been unthinkable at the Plitvice Lakes National Park, but it is also the responsibility of Plitvice Lakes, to help the entire destination through its media and financial power.The first step has been made, and I hope that this is just the beginning of a successful and long-term cooperation, which can certainly be extended through various other elements. Croatia is one of the European countries with the richest river flora and fauna, and Lika, as well as Karlovac County, are the right place to present the natural wealth of our fresh waters and forests.Also, it is important to mention that this is a continuation of the story # PlitviceExperience / #PlitviceFullExperience or the Lika destination project.Unique ticket to Lika destinationLika destination is a ticket that, in addition to visiting the Plitvice Lakes National Park, allows visitors to visit other protected nature areas and attractions within Lika destination – Paklenica National Park, Northern Velebit National Park, Velebit Nature Park (Zavratnica Bay and Cerovac Caves), Grabovača Cave Park and Baraćevi caves, the Croatian Center for Indigenous Fish and Crab Species of Karst Waters and the Nikola Tesla Memorial Center. Find out more about the Autumn in Lika destination project hereSynergy is key, there is no competitionSynergy is so crucial in tourism and tourist destinations, and we certainly need to look at a much broader picture and network through synergy in the regions. The destination consists of all participants, and if there is no synergy and coordination, there is no quality tourist product. What is most important in the whole story, the motive for coming is not accommodation, but just quality, diverse and authentic content.it is this quality tourist content that we chronically lack that directly affects the guest’s satisfaction with a particular tourist destination, and if we meet or exceed his expectations, the guest will come back and become our ambassador. That is why synergy is most important in tourist destinations, there is no competition, and we all have to sell and recommend our local products and tourist attractions.And why synergy and cooperation are important, not dispersion, find out in the attachment.RELATED NEWS:last_img read more

The European Parliament has proposed a special budget line for tourism of 300m euros

first_img“I am pleased that our initiative has been recognized in the EU, and for it we have the strong support of Prime Minister Andrej Plenković and the Government of the Republic of Croatia. In the economy of the European Union, tourism provides 24 million jobs, that is, every 11 workers are employed in jobs directly related to tourism. In addition, given that tourism is one of the fastest growing economic activities in the EU with a major impact on growth, society, development and employment, and that the contribution of tourism and travel to EU GDP is around ten percent, the premise that tourism deserves better position within the institutions of the European Union, which will ultimately be extremely important for tourism in all EU member states, including Croatia, said the Minister of Tourism of the Republic of Croatia, Gary Cappelli.  So far, 14 of the 28 member states have supported the Croatian initiative. Namely, this is an initiative for better positioning of tourism within the EU institutions, which was launched at the beginning of the year by the Minister of Tourism of the Republic of Croatia, Gary Cappelli. For the first time, the European Parliament has proposed a special budget line for tourism worth 300m euros. In mid-December, the 1-month program of the EU Council for the period from 2019 January 30 to 2020 June XNUMX was confirmed in Brussels, a program prepared by Romania, the Republic of Finland and the Republic of Croatia, as the so-called future Trio of EU Council Presidents. cooperation with the General Secretariat of the Council of the EU and the European External Action Service in parts within their competences. center_img The inclusion of tourism in the program of the EU Council is a confirmation of how Croatian lobbying and emphasizing the importance of tourism for the entire economy was justified, both in the country and at the EU level. This work program explicitly mentions tourism for the first time, within the chapter Union of Jobs, Growth and Competitiveness, where the need for better positioning of tourism at the EU level is stated, especially in order to stimulate growth and employment. In addition, the European Parliament, as one of the EU institutions that most strongly supports the tourism sector, adopted the Interim Report on the Multiannual Financial Framework 14-2018 (MFF) at its plenary session held on 2021 November 2027, which will serve as the EP’s position. to reach a final agreement on the MFF. With this document, the European Parliament calls on the European Commission to prepare the legislative framework needed to establish a sustainable tourism program that would be part of the Single Market Program.last_img read more