Voters pass pro-worker laws where the Congress lags, this week in the war on workers

first_imgThe presidential and Senate elections were the headlines on Tuesday and through the rest of the week, but it’s worth noting a few key places where voters said yes to ballot measures making life a little better for working families. In Florida, voters passed a $15 minimum wage amendment. It phases in very slowly, not reaching $15 until 2026, but it’s progress. If you’re wondering WTF is going on with more than 60% support for a minimum wage increase while Donald Trump won the state, welcome to Florida. The state’s voters did the exact same thing in 2004, voting for George W. Bush and a minimum wage increase.Colorado voters passed paid family leave. The state legislature had failed to pass such a bill, so organizers took it to the voters, and won. The law, which doesn’t go into effect until 2024, will provide up to 12 weeks of paid leave at between 65% and 90% of their pay, up to $1,100 per week. It’s funded by a payroll tax.- Advertisement – And Arizona voters approved a tax on high-income households that will raise hundreds of millions of dollars for education. That comes after Arizona teachers went on strike for school funding in 2018.center_img – Advertisement –last_img read more

Newbury beckons for Global Citizen | Racing News

first_img– Advertisement – “He likes to flick his toe out and attack the fences and not sit in behind horses where he can’t do that.”Pauling has announced the retirement of 2019 Ballymore Novices’ Hurdle third Bright Forecast, who missed all of last season and has since suffered a second heart issue.He added: “His heart has gone out of rhythm twice, and we now feel it is going to be hard to keep it right.“He has gone back to his owners, we have to keep the horse’s interest at heart, and there is no point carrying on.“It is a desperate shame, there are no two ways about it, because in the short spell he had with us he was very exciting.” Pauling hopes Global Citizen can leave that effort behind in either the Get Your Ladbrokes £1 Free Bet Today Handicap Chase on November 27 or the Ladbrokes Handicap Chase, better known as the Jim Joel Memorial Trophy, 24 hours later.He said: “Global Citizen came out of the Exeter race fine, and the likelihood is that he will go to Newbury now at the end of the month.“He will either go for the two-mile-three handicap chase on the Friday or what is the Jim Joel Memorial Trophy.- Advertisement – “He should have dropped to a nice mark for a handicap like either of those.”With a decision to drop Global Citizen in behind the pace at Exeter failing to work, Pauling plans to switch him back to the front-running tactics which have served him well in the past.He added: “It was disappointing at Exeter, but we thought we would try different tactics and just drop him in. Some horses don’t enjoy being ridden like that, and he is one.- Advertisement – Ben Pauling is weighing up two handicap options at the Ladbrokes Winter Carnival at Newbury for multiple Grade Two winner Global Citizen.The eight-year-old failed to complete a race for the first time in his career when pulling up on his seasonal return in the Haldon Gold Cup at Exeter last week.- Advertisement –last_img read more

CDC: Mexico’s novel flu outbreak mirrors other hot spots

first_imgJun 4, 2009 (CIDRAP News) – In an update on novel influenza developments in Mexico, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported today that patterns look like those in the United States and other nations, with cases leveling off nationwide and areas of localized transmission.The latest analysis of the disease in Mexico appears in tomorrow’s issue of Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR). The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) reported yesterday that Mexico has had 5,563 novel flu cases, 103 of them fatal. The nation has the world’s highest number of deaths and the second highest number of cases, behind the United States.Other features of the novel flu outbreak in Mexico resemble those in the United States and other countries that have reported a number of cases, Anne Schuchat, MD, interim deputy director CDC’s science and public health program, said today during a media briefing. The virus is circulating during a time when activity is usually low and appears to be sparing the elderly, she added.”This is a very helpful summary of the country that first had the largest problem noted,” Schuchat said.Today’s update from the CDC also describes the health actions that Mexico has taken to control disease and the surveillance activities it has used to track the spread. Epidemiologic evidence suggests that Mexico’s novel flu outbreak peaked in late April.In the La Gloria, Veracruz, outbreak, which first prompted Mexico in mid April to explore outbreaks of acute respiratory illnesses, laboratory officials determined that the high number of illnesses in the small community were caused by a range of viruses, including seasonal influenza A (H3N2), seasonal influenza B, adenovirus, and novel H1N1, the CDC reported.In the meantime, Mexico was investigating clusters of rapidly developing severe pneumonia in Mexico City, San Luis Potosi, and other locations. The two events prompted a national surveillance committee on Apr 17 to intensify surveillance for acute respiratory diseases and severe pneumonia. Mexico’s health ministry also launched outbreak investigations with help from global health organizations.Within 4 days, the surveillance system detected increased pneumonia hospitalizations in young adults in Mexico City, which led to the collection of isolates that were analyzed by laboratories in Canada and the United States and confirmed as novel H1N1 influenza.A few days later, Mexico’s epidemiology directorate established an Internet-based reporting system, which published its first report on Apr 26.A surge in testing increased the daily load at Mexico’s national laboratory from 30 to 900 specimens.Of the 5,337 laboratory-confirmed cases covered in the report, nearly 98% were in people age 60 or younger. Nearly 56% of deaths occurred in patients between ages 30 and 59.Mexico activated its pandemic plan on Apr 24, which led to school closures in Mexico City, a media campaign that taught the public how to avoid transmission, and a host of social distancing measures. On May 11, the government reopened the schools and education officials advised that parents and teachers identify sick students and close classrooms and schools when illness clusters surfaced.At airports in Mexico, officials are still screening passengers for respiratory illnesses, and thermal scanners are in use at the Mexico City International Airport.In an editorial note that accompanied the report, the CDC said that the large number of off-season novel flu outbreaks occurring around the world is a pattern that has been seen before with sustained transmission of other novel influenza A strains.Circulation of the new virus in the southern hemisphere at the start of the region’s annual influenza season in a population without much immunity to the virus suggests that the novel H1N1 strain might dominate during the coming months, the CDC reported.CDC. Update: novel influenza A (H1N1) virus infection, Mexico, March-May, 2009. MMWR 2009 Jun 5;58(21):585-9 [Full text]See also:Jun 3 PAHO updateMay 1 CIDRAP News story “Mexico’s first swine flu case surfaced in mid-March”last_img read more

Participate in a large survey on the digital habits of private renters in Croatia

first_imgThe conference, a hackathon through which innovative business-technological solutions for Croatian private renters will be found, and a multitude of tips for renters themselves, who face the challenges of modern tourism, gather under one roof, the project Digital renters organized by the portal Netocracy. As an introduction to the wider story and to identify the sore points, but the benefits of technological advances in the tourism sector of private rental accommodation in Croatia, a comprehensive survey is being launched for all those involved in rental accommodation.How do renters in Croatia breathe?Today, it is not necessary to emphasize that tourism is one of the most important items of Croatian GDP, with a share of more than 18%, and private accommodation in such a system leads in the total number of tourist nights. However, at the same time, it contains great potential for further development – more efficient business, rising prices and a higher occupancy rate, all with the help of modern technologies.That’s why it’s running Research in which more will be learned about ways in which Croatian renters use digital tools, such as those for managing guest reservations, advertising on social networks or for administration, but also digital platforms, like Airbnb and Booking. With this, we want to check the level of digitalization of Croatian private renters, but also the challenges that plague them in placing accommodation on the (digital) market.The aim of the project is to create a “blood picture” of private accommodation renters in Croatia, identify trends and room for improvement, so that renters can improve their business, but also other stakeholders in the tourism system create better and more customized products for renters.Digital renters: Tips, research, hackathon, conference!The Digital Renters initiative was supported by industry experts, including Emanuel Tutek of Horwath HTL, a global leader in hotel consulting.Platforms and channels such as Airbnb and are followed by a large number of similar ones, and software solutions such as channel i reservation management systems that make it significantly easier for renters to keep up with the times and improve their business. Such solutions are already widely used around the world, and we have an excellent example of Rentli in Croatia, which has shown that our minds oriented towards the right vision can make a top product with top results.”Get involved in the research!To get renters involved in the survey, just go to the following link:  Anyone who completes the survey will receive an email address a free ebook (digital book) containing the best tips and articles published in the section Digital renters.last_img read more

An excellent opportunity for all startups in the field of tourism

first_imgThe World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) in collaboration with the leading organization in the field of tourism in Spain and Latin America, Globalia, has announced the start of the first UNWTO competition for tourism startups. This initiative is the first and largest initiative of its kind undertaken in the world, which is dedicated to recognizing new companies that are transforming the tourism sector through their activities.UNWTO, is a specialized agency in the service of the United Nations and a leading international organization, which has a key role in promoting the development of responsible, sustainable and accessible tourism. The World Tourism Organization is an inexhaustible source of knowledge and innovations in the tourism sector, but also a platform for questioning and resolving open issues and current problems in tourism. On the other hand, Globalia is a leading tourism association that turned over 2016 billion euros in 3.57. It has over 15.000 employees and operates in over 20 countries around the world. Also, Globalia Holding provides services in all areas of tourism.”Innovations and investments in tourism are not contradictory stories, their meaning must be directed towards more successful development and positioning of the tourist product, improvement of the management of tourist goods and creation of sustainable tourism, creating new jobs and opening new opportunities.”Said UNWTO Secretary-General Zur Pololikashvili.UNWTO and Globalia are implementing this tender in 164 countries, with the aim of finding the best innovative solutions and projects of high transformative potential. Emphasis was placed on all those projects that are committed to establishing a sustainable tourism system. This opens the opportunity for pioneering proposals that seek to implement new and revolutionary technologies in tourism, then for startups that operate on the principles of new business models such as the circular economy.Applied projects must have an implemented business model that addresses at least one of the four main areas: the future of travel, the quality of the tourism experience, ecology or community development. Whether the proposals bring technological or non-technological solutions, whether at an early or mature stage, all those ideas that take the travel experience and the experience of tourism to a new level are welcome.”We want to offer the winners the opportunity to work with us and to transform the tourism sector together”, Commented the participation of Globalia, a member of its Board of Directors Javier Hidalgo.Applications are open from June 26 until September 3, while the received projects will be evaluated according to the following criteria: uniqueness and sustainability of the solution, the potential of the project to be reflected in other areas vital to the community, business model, growth ability and team profile. implements it. Those interested can submit their projects and proposals via web pages.last_img read more

Grants awarded for the Cyclotourism Development Program on the Continent in 2019

first_imgThe funds of the Cyclotourism Development Program on the continent are intended to strengthen bike tourism on the continent through tracing, arranging and marking bicycle routes and are available to the public sector – regional self-government units, ie the following counties: Bjelovar-Bilogora, Brod-Posavina, Karlovac, Koprivnica -križevačka, Krapinsko-zagorska, Ličko-senjska, Međimurska, Osječko-baranjska, Požeško-slavonska, Sisačko-moslavačka, Varaždinska, Virovitičko-podravska, Vukovarsko-srijemska and Zagrebačka. Cover photo: TZ Samobor The Ministry of Tourism has announced the results of a public call for grants under the Cyclotourism Development Program on the Continent in 2019, for which the Ministry of Tourism has provided HRK 5 million in the budget this year.  The largest grants were received by Karlovac County for the continuation of the development of the “Bike4river” program in the amount of 407.200,00 kuna, followed by Varaždin County for the development of “outdoor” cycling routes of Varaždin County and Međimurje County for the construction of a lookout with a rest area for cyclists. received HRK 400.000,00 in support. Attachment: Decision on project selection and award of grants under the Cyclotourism Development Program on the Continent in 2019 Karlovac County received the largest support for the development of cycling tourism Find out what is planned to be done by counties on the continent for the development of cycling tourism, as well as a list of all the winners in the attachment. last_img read more

Landlords, become sea ambassadors: 10 little things you can do for our sea…

first_imgCover photo: Catherine Sheila from Pexels “We want to draw attention to the environmental, social, economic and cultural importance of marine ecosystems as well as the causes of their degradation, in order to preserve them and thus contribute to raising public awareness and improving relations that local communities, visitors and tourists develop and nurture with the sea.” aMORE festival. Namely, the organizers of the aMORE festival published a leaflet: 10 little things you can do for our sea… which is intended for the education of tourists. As a renter, you can print a pdf flyer and place it in your accommodation in a visible place, as well as share it on your social networks. Let us guard our sea, the sea from which we live. What if there is no tourism? Where would they be? The sea as well as space are our most valuable resource, let’s preserve it. If we don’t guard our sea, who will? The story is very simple and it only takes a little of your effort. In order to make as many tourists and travelers aware of the importance of preserving our sea, the organizers of the aMORE festival, the first festival entirely dedicated to the sea where art, culture, science, new technologies, innovations, stories and legends intertwine, invite all renters to become ambassadors. must. You can download the leaflet in English and Croatian attached. Side dish: 10 little things you can do for our sea… Also, the organizers of this great initiative are asking for help in translating the leaflet into other foreign languages, in order to expand the whole story. last_img read more