Austria is playing a political game, which will return to her like a boomerang

first_imgSo, Austrian citizens can still freely go to Croatia, but after returning to their country they still need to isolate themselves or take a covid-19 test when entering the country. Austria abolished everything yesterday epidemiological measures for the travel of Austrian nationals to countries with which that country directly borders. Of course, this whole story has nothing to do with any animosity towards the citizens / guests of Austria, but is exclusively a harmful political game. The goal is to activate the tourism market primarily from Germany and Switzerland, and on the other hand they want to keep their citizens traveling within Austria and thus generate domestic consumption. It should certainly be reminded that the coronavirus spread to Croatia and other parts of Europe, mostly from ski resorts in Austria where the new Hotspot was created, which again due to arrogance and looking only for profit, did not react to the coronavirus but are still normal. work. They now face billions of euros in lawsuits. At the very least irresponsible, egocentric, selfish… but now the same pattern is seen again according to the last decision. Austria’s decision is controversial to say the least because Croatia has one of the best epidemiological situations in Europe, and has even become a positive example of how it has dealt with the whole situation. Austria is playing a political game, looking only at itself and its interests, which will come back to it like a boomerang, because for every cooperation and partnership, you want to have a partner you can trust. However, it is already a political sphere, what is most important at the moment is for Austria to act as if it is in the EU and to remove obstacles to travel to Croatia and other countries that have a favorable epidemiological situation. And what could happen before 15.06. Thus, as of June 4, the Austrian borders are open to Germany, Liechtenstein, Switzerland, Slovakia, Slovenia, the Czech Republic and Hungary. If you enter Austria from these countries, you will not need to self-isolate or provide a medical certificate. But not from Croatia. But when the political factor is included in this paradigm, then the result is completely different. It is quite clear here that this is a purely political decision, not a health situation. Photo: Pixabay.com This rule, for now, is in force until June 15. According to unofficial information, Austria will still be June 6. open borders towards Croatia, ie the need for self-isolation for return from Croatia will be abolished. Primarily due to pressure from both Croatia and the EU. Although yesterday’s decision of the Austrian authorities, in my opinion, should have gone beyond diplomatic channels, ie public outrage and pressure, both from Croatia and the EU. After Germany and Slovenia, Austria is in third place with the markets with which Croatia has the largest tourist turnover. So it is quite clear how the tourism sector eagerly awaits the Austrian guests, in order to save at least to some extent what to save from this tourist season. This year the most important thing is to have at least some traffic or cash flow, pay the workers, all other expenses and be in some positive to survive until the spring of 2021. Because although it is a recommendation of the European Commission for full liberalization of travel in countries with a similar epidemiological situation, this decision is against everything that the EU represents or should represent, and that should be the concern of the European Commission itself. Especially after Brexit. last_img read more

Wolf Administration Awards $3.4 Million in Grants to Support Pregnant and Postpartum Women with Opioid Use Disorder

first_imgWellSpan HealthYork, Adams, Franklin, Lebanon Wolf Administration Awards $3.4 Million in Grants to Support Pregnant and Postpartum Women with Opioid Use Disorder Lehigh Valley Health NetworkLehigh, Schuylkill The Wright Center for Community HealthLackawanna, Susquehanna, Wyoming, Wayne, Luzerne Lancaster GeneralLancaster SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Grant RecipientService Area Berks Counseling CenterBerks Allegheny Health NetworkAllegheny, Fayette November 07, 2019 Press Release,  Substance Use Disorder Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf announced today his administration is awarding $3.4 million in federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) grants for support services of pregnant and postpartum women with opioid use disorder (OUD).The grants are part of the $55.9 million SAMSHA grant secured by the Wolf Administration and administered through the Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs to bolster the state’s response to the prescription opioid and heroin epidemic.“Pennsylvania continues its leadership role in the national, statewide and local fight against the scourge of opioids with a focus on all those affected by this crisis,” Gov. Wolf said. “These grants will go a long way to create or expand programs to help vulnerable pregnant and postpartum women get the services they need to treat opioid use disorder and start a healthy life for them and their newborns.”The funding will be directed to nine providers through grant agreements up to $400,000. Awardees are a combination of providers expanding existing services and developing new programs with the funding. Services may include assisting individuals as they become and remain engaged in evidence-based treatment programs, providing postpartum physical and mental health care, child care during periods when the mother is engaged in treatment, and parenting-, nutritional-, and employment-readiness education. “While we have made strides against the opioid crisis there are still far too many Pennsylvanians suffering from OUD,” said DDAP Secretary Jen Smith. “In order to make effective change, we must continue to provide innovative services to those in need. With the unprecedent amount of federal funding flooding Pennsylvania, we are committed to creating services and supports that wouldn’t be available otherwise, while focusing on building a drug and alcohol treatment system that can adequately address all Pennsylvanians, including priority populations like pregnant women.”In July, Gov. Wolf signed an executive order strengthening protections for vulnerable populations, such as pregnant women suffering from OUD. As part of this effort, the administration is committed to support innovation in service delivery and strengthening quality services. Supporting providers that offer innovative, critical services to pregnant women and postpartum women with OUD represent the administration’s continued commitment to providing services and supports that meet Pennsylvanians’ individual needs and help them on a path to happy, healthy lives.“As public servants, we have an obligation to help all individuals but especially vulnerable populations that greatly influence the future of Pennsylvania, like our children,” Gov. Wolf said. “I look forward to the innovative services this funding will support and its positive effects on the health and safety of our youngest Pennsylvanians.”For more information about the work the Wolf Administration is doing to combat the opioid crisis, visit pa.gov/opioids. Geisinger Medical CenterMontour, Northumberland, Luzerne PA Counseling Services, Inc.Lebanon, Dauphin Clinical Outcomes Group, Inc.Schuylkilllast_img read more

It’s Almost May

first_imgBelieve it or not, this is our last article in April for Huddle Up.  Next Monday is the beginning of May already.  That means two of the largest sporting events of the year are coming up.Next weekend is the Kentucky Derby which draws an unbelievable number of people for a horse race.  It has been called “the greatest 2 minutes in sports” by track announcers.Of course, here in Indiana the month of May means the Indianapolis 500.  It is known as the “greatest spectacle in racing”!  You have two “greats” that are an easy driving distance from Batesville and the surrounding area.  I hope you are able to see both of these events at least once in your lifetime.  I have seen the 500, but I have not made it to the Kentucky Derby yet.last_img read more

Suarez tells Barca fans: I’ll be ready to play

first_img Loading… Luis Suarez has revealed he’s feeling in good after returning to training at Barcelona. The striker was due to missing the season after undergoing knee surgery over the New Year. Promoted Content2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This Year13 kids at weddings who just don’t give a hootWhy Do So Many Digital Assistants Have Feminine Names & Voices?A Soviet Shot Put Thrower’s Record Hasn’t Been Beaten To This DayThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A Tattoo7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The UniverseWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?15 Celebs You Probably Didn’t Expect To Be CheerleadersCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoUnderappreciated Movies You Missed In 2019 Advertisement But Suarez is now back in training and told Sport: “The truth is I am very happy. At first I did a few days with Juanjo and then little by little I joined the group. Now I have been doing full training sessions with the group for a few days. read also:Suárez to receive medical green light in 10 days “In part, the coronavirus helped me gain time in my recovery, I am going to be able to play matches that I could not have played, I’m very happy for that part but you have to see the negative part also with the whole situation that many people are experiencing today.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

Alexander: A lengthy, exhausting but utterly delightful Sunday for Dodgers

first_imgThere was plenty to rehash Sunday afternoon in The Ravine, following a three-hour, 35-minute exercise that ended with what the Dodgers considered a beautiful rerun. Matt Kemp, who smacked a three-run home run off Arizona’s Archie Bradley in the eighth inning Saturday night for a 3-2 victory, came up against Bradley in the ninth Sunday afternoon and ripped a first-pitch fastball off the wall in center to chase home the tying and winning runs for, yes, another 3-2 victory, L.A.’s third straight come-from-behind win this weekend.Related Articles There was plenty to chew on Sunday, far more strategic byplay than 25-30 column inches can cover. In the ninth inning alone, Roberts was second-guessed for leaving Caleb Ferguson in to start the ninth. He said his desire was that Ferguson could steal an out before he had to bring in Kenley Jansen, who had pitched the previous two nights. Ferguson instead gave up a go-ahead home run to Daniel Descalso and Jansen had to get three outs anyway just to keep it close.Lovullo, the 2017 NL Manager of the Year, was roasted for leaving starter Zack Greinke in long enough Friday night to give up a game-winning homer to Justin Turner. And he was second-guessed Sunday for bringing Bradley back to face Kemp fewer than 24 hours after that matchup had gone sour. In fact, as Kemp was striding to the plate the video board was replaying the previous night’s home run. And yes, he noticed.“I wasn’t thinking about hitting a home run,” he said. “I was just trying to get that one run in from third base. It just so happened I got two.”Kemp’s first half made him an All-Star. His August (.214 batting average, one homer, five RBI and a .577 OPS) was dreary.So far, Kemp has matched his August RBI output in two September games, and he has a 1.333 OPS for the month after entering Sunday’s game in the seventh as a pinch hitter and going 1 for 2. He keeps up that pace, and the chances are good he’ll have meaningful games in October, too.“You look at his career and the big moments and big hits he’s come up with throughout his career — many against me from the other side — (and) you bet on that, you bet on the preparedness,” Roberts said. “When you get into September and through October, you’ve got to feel comfortable with the heartbeat. Matt’s been there, done that … a guy like him who’s proven (he can) do that and come up in spots like that, I’ll take my chances.”Kemp has been away from September baseball in Los Angeles since 2014. One change from then to now is hard to miss.“I think it gets louder and louder every year,” he said. “I think the fans get more excited every year, because it gets better and better.”Some of that is a conscious effort by the game ops crew to pump up the energy level. But some of it is also the urgency of a fan base that has gotten closer and closer and is anxious for that ultimate payoff.“Tommy (Lasorda) said to me today that that’s the loudest he’s heard Dodger Stadium,” Roberts said of Saturday night’s game.Lasorda might even have amended that after Sunday’s game. Then again, it would have been hard to hear him in the din. Fire danger is on Dave Roberts’ mind as Dodgers head to San Francisco Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Dodgers hit seven home runs, sweep Colorado Rockies It was wild, unwieldy, lengthy. It almost certainly irritated those who have decided September call-ups and expanded rosters are somehow a stain on the national pastime. Arizona manager Torey Lovullo used eight pitchers Sunday, while the Dodgers’ Dave Roberts sent out five pinch-hitters (two of them decoys) and a pinch-runner. For a change, he still had a handful of position players available when the game ended thanks to all of those extra bodies.To those who object? Go watch football. All of those available players, and all of the moves and counter-moves are part of the fun of games that matter down the stretch.“September is one of the funnest months,” Kemp said. “We’re going to treat every game this month like it’s a playoff game, like it’s a must-win, because those guys over there (the Diamondbacks) aren’t going to slow up, and Colorado’s a good team.”I mean, are we really still carping about pace of play when we are hanging on every pitch?center_img How Dodgers pitcher Ross Stripling topped the baseball podcast empire Cody Bellinger homer gives Dodgers their first walkoff win of season LOS ANGELES—Ten days ago, the Dodgers were 4-1/2 games behind in the National League West, their bullpen was a mess, their clutch hitting was pretty much nonexistent, and their streak of consecutive postseason appearances seemed on life support.Sign up for our Inside the Dodgers newsletter. Be the best Dodger fan you can be by getting daily intel on your favorite team. Subscribe here.Today, they’re in first place by themselves. They’ve won eight of nine, the schedule is in their favor, and three straight come-from-behind victories over the Arizona Diamondbacks have the faithful convinced the magic is just starting.Careful, now. Remember what we said last week about a roller coaster as metaphor for a baseball season. There are almost certainly a few more dips to come over the final 26 games.But that’s the fun, isn’t it? That’s what keeps us all coming back, day after day, to the best serial drama around, especially when your team has something at stake. You can’t second-guess soap operas, after all. Dodgers’ Max Muncy trying to work his way out of slow start last_img read more

Fort St John RCMP looking for missing woman

first_imgUPDATE:  The RCMP is pleased to confirm that the Nichole Simituk reported missing, has been located, and she is safe and sound.FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Fort St. John RCMP are requesting the public’s assistance in locating a missing Fort St. John resident.Nichole Simituk was last seen March 29, 2016.Nichole is described as:• Caucasian female- Advertisement -• 27 years old• 5 ft 4 in (163 cm)• 130 lbs (59 kg)Advertisement • blonde hair• blue eyesAnyone with information of her  whereabouts is urged to contact their local police, or Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).last_img read more