Zagreb and Dubrovnik included in the Michelin guide – Main Cities of Europe 2019

first_imgGreat news for the tourism and gastronomy sector comes to us from one of the most important restaurant guides in the world – the Michelin guide. The new MICHELIN guide offers restaurants and hotels in 38 European cities. “Anonymous trained inspectors visit and select restaurants applying Michelin’s famous food rating system and use a similar process for hotels. Passengers can feel confident relying on Michelin because only the best make a difference”Point out from Michelin in the description. Zagreb restaurants Noel, Apetit City, Zinfandel’s, Takenoko, Mano, Dubravkin put, Boban, Mundoaka, Bistro apetit by Marin Rendić, Agava, Gallo and Le Bistro Esplanade are in the prestigious company of the selection of MICHELIN’s gastro guide for 2018, and Michelin stars deserved restaurants Pelegrini from Šibenik, 360º from Dubrovnik and Monte from Rovinj. RELATED NEWS: MICHELIN AWARDS AWARDED TO CROATIAN RESTAURANTScenter_img There are currently 62 restaurants in Croatia with Micehlin plates or stars. Namely, this year in the printed edition of the Michelin Guide Main Cities of Europe 2019: Restaurants & Hotels three new cities have been added, Zagreb and Dubrovnik from Croatia and Revjavik from Iceland.last_img read more

Second wave fears rise as China reports more new infections

first_imgThe total number of confirmed cases has doubled to 7.7 million in slightly over a month and the disease is now spreading most rapidly in Latin America, where it is threatening healthcare systems and sparking political turmoil.Brazil now has the second-highest number of virus deaths after the United States, surpassing Britain’s toll, and the Chilean health minister resigned on Saturday amid a furore over the country’s true number of fatalities.There is still no treatment for COVID-19, but pharmaceutical group AstraZeneca said it has agreed to supply an alliance of European countries with up to 400 million doses of a possible vaccine.German government sources told AFP a vaccine could be developed by the end of the year.Europe reopens Many European nations are further lifting painful lockdowns that have saved lives and forced caseloads down, but have also caused their economies to shrink and caused misery for millions.After the European Commission urged a relaxation of restrictions, a number of nations are preparing to reopen borders on Monday — while some like Poland have done so already, with people from other European Union countries allowed to visit.Germany said it would end land border checks on Monday, and France said it would gradually reopen its borders to non-Schengen countries from July.Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis travelled to picturesque Santorini island on Saturday to open his country’s tourism season.”Greece is ready to welcome tourists this summer by putting safety and health as our No. 1 priority,” he said in English in front of a spectacular sunset.Venice sprang back to life Saturday, as hundreds of tourists flocked to the city for the reopening of the iconic Doge’s Palace.”It’s a very strong emotion, like the first day of school,” said Maria Cristina Gribaudi, who heads the city’s Civic Museums Foundation.In another joyful return to semi-normality, football superstar Lionel Messi took to the pitch again in Spain as Barcelona resumed their La Liga title challenge and thumped Real Mallorca 4-0 in an empty stadium.Live sport also returned on Saturday to New Zealand, which has gone 22 days without new coronavirus cases, as 20,000 fans watched rugby’s Otago Highlanders edge the Waikato Chiefs.But even in the much-awaited global sporting revival, there are wobbles — Australian rugby league officials postponed a top-level game on Sunday hours before kick-off due to a coronavirus scare.The World Health Organization said this week the pandemic is accelerating in Africa. Botswana’s capital Gaborone was locked down Saturday after new cases were detected.And in the US, which has seen the most COVID-19 deaths with over 115,000, more than a dozen states — including populous Texas and Florida — reported their highest-ever daily case totals in recent days.The rise comes as huge anti-racism protests rage across America and the world, with many demonstrators wearing masks to protect against the spread of the virus.Topics : Of the 57 new cases logged by Chinese authorities, 36 were domestic infections in the capital, where a large wholesale food market at the centre of the outbreak has been closed and nearby housing estates put under lockdown.”People are scared,” a fruit and vegetable trader at another local market in central Beijing told AFP.”The meat sellers have had to close. This disease is really scary,” said the man surnamed Sun, adding there were fewer customers than normal.At least 429,000 people worldwide have died from the respiratory illness, nearly halfway through a year in which countless lives have already been upended as the pandemic ravages the global economy. China reported its highest daily number of new coronavirus cases in months on Sunday with parts of Beijing still under lockdown, offering a second wave warning to the rest of the world as the pandemic rages in South America.The shock resurgence in domestic infections has rattled China, where the disease emerged late last year but had largely been tamed through severe restrictions on movement that were later emulated across the globe.It also provides a bleak insight into the difficulties the world will face in conquering COVID-19 — even as countries in Europe prepare to reopen borders at the beginning of the summer holiday season after an encouraging drop in contagion.last_img read more

Boca cool interest in Scocco

first_img The 29-year-old has failed to make an impact on Wearside since his £3.2million January arrival from Brazilian club Internacional, and has been linked with a return to his homeland Argentina. Scocco, known as “Nacho”, has been in the thoughts of Boca boss Carlos Bianchi in recent weeks. Sunderland striker Ignacio Scocco could have talked himself out of a move to Boca Juniors. However, club president Daniel Angelici was less than impressed to read comments from the player suggesting a return to former club Newell’s Old Boys was his preferred option. He told Radio Cooperativa: “Scocco was in Bianchi’s thoughts, but we did not like to read in the media stating that he prefers to play for Newell’s.” River Plate have also been credited with an interest in Argentina international Scocco, although it remains to be seen if any of his potential suitors can come up with the finances to broker a deal. Earlier this month, the player, who has two years left on his contract, made his position clear when he said: “If you ask me, I’ll obviously tell you that I want to play for Newell’s.” Scocco was drafted in by the Black Cats as manager Gus Poyet looked to reinforce his misfiring striking department amid a desperate fight for Barclays Premier League survival. However, he managed only eight senior appearances and did not start a single league game, and he is yet to open his goalscoring account. Ultimately, it was England Under-21 international Connor Wickham who provided the impetus after being recalled from his loan spell at Leeds as Sunderland dug themselves out of trouble with a remarkable late run. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Experts launch unique knowledge sharing project to tackle flooding in Peru

first_img Community and economic development Health and wellbeing Urban planning Infrastructure Risk information Governance The Piura River system Source: Reviewed by James Ives, M.Psych. (Editor)Aug 31 2018Experts from Birmingham City University have launched a unique knowledge sharing project aimed at tackling flooding in one of the world’s most flood-prone countries – Peru.The international collaboration brings together Peruvian universities, and academics from UK institutions with the aim of supporting vulnerable communities living in high-risk zones across Peru.The initiative was launched after Birmingham City University flooding experts Professor David Proverbs, Roger Wall and Michael Grace successfully secured funding to travel to Peru and host a four-day workshop with groups of experts and researchers, with the aim of improving the South American country’s resilience to flooding.Based in the northern Piura region of Peru, attendees visited some key flooding hotspots and explored how changes to engineering, urban and rural planning, and government policy could help prevent flooding and improve response times in emergency situations.Working alongside the Instituto Geofísico del Perú (IGP), the Universidad de Puria and the Governor of the Piura Region, the scheme hopes to equip officials with new ideas and kick-start a major overhaul of research into the issue, as well as influence future policy.Improved approaches to flood risk management could save lives and prevent the devastation which has seen hundreds of thousands left homeless in recent years.The project will also see a detailed report produced to inform future policy in Peru which could provide vital protection for the country’s most vulnerable communities.Peru has experienced numerous incidents of severe flooding, most recently experiencing extreme conditions and mudslides in 2017, which saw many people killed and hundreds of thousands of people left homeless.The workshops focussed on seven key themes which could help transform Peru’s approach to flooding: Birmingham City University’s academics have spent twenty years researching flood risk management approaches across the globe in a bid to help reduce the risk of flooding and support communities in preparing for the impact of such incidents.center_img Professor David Proverbs, Associate Dean for International at Birmingham City University, said: “Flooding represents a significant hazard in this region of Peru and it was great to bring together this international and multi-disciplinary team of experts together to help develop innovative approaches to improve future resilience.”The exciting proposals developed during the workshop could lead to a step change in the adoption of integrated approaches to living with flooding and towards the development of collaborative, co-produced solutions.”Professor Proverbs has pioneered the development of flood recovery in the UK having worked on a number of government funded projects and most recently provided a leading contribution to the latest UK Climate Change Risk Assessment.The new international collaboration has been funded through the British Council Newton Fund Researcher Links programme and has been supported by the British Council, the Newton Trust and the British Embassy.Following the launch of the project, the academics produced a number of key outputs which will be carried out to help progress towards the aim of improving flood resilience and reactiveness in Peru, including: A detailed report on managing flood risk in Peru to create future improvements Supporting the work of new researchers in Peru who will be able to help support the implementation of new ideas or policies New academic articles which will serve as legacy documents Ongoing contact with Peruvian officials.last_img read more