The National Association of Caterers calls for compliance with prescribed epidemiological measures

first_imgIt is important to emphasize that the above is confirmed by analyzes and results that show that 1200 weddings and a significant number of other family gatherings are held in Croatia in a month without any problems. The National Association of Caterers on the eve of the coming weekend and holding large gatherings in the open air and nightclubs, family events and wedding ceremonies wants to publicly appeal to all organizers and participants of such events and call for compliance with all measures and recommendations prescribed by epidemiological services and Civil Protection .  “The organizers of all types of events invest great efforts and resources to ensure the conditions for the smooth holding of celebrations and festivities, as well as the work of clubs and restaurants. I can say with certainty that such events can be carried out in compliance with all prescribed measures and recommendations of the Civil Protection Headquarters. We have clear indicators of how the current measures of the competent authorities are giving good results and that is why it is crucial that we adhere to them.”, Says Marin Medak, president of the National Association of Caterers. “We would like to once again publicly invite all organizers and participants of various events, but also the entire public to adhere to all prescribed measures. Only in this way is it possible to continue holding such events, to continue working for the entire event organization industry and to create the happiest memories for all participants.”, Concludes Medak. center_img Due to the great interest of the public and intensive media coverage of these events, the National Association of Caterers would like to point out that more than 230 people participated in weddings in the past month alone, and that according to the Civil Protection Headquarters, 234 cases of transmission were recorded in the same period. virus as a result of attending wedding ceremonies, which makes up only 0,1 percent of the total number of people who attended such events. In addition to the prescribed measures, the members of the National Association of Caterers have independently defined a number of additional measures that they implement in their daily business, all with the aim of protecting the health of all guests and employees.last_img read more

Tevez set for Manchester City exit

first_img Indeed, Tevez’s status as one of City’s highest earners means that the deal in total is worth £27million, even though the South American only had a year remaining on his contract. Providing there are no unforeseen hitches, the transfer will bring to an end one of the most eventful Premier League careers. Signed by West Ham in 2006 despite being the subject of third party ownership, which is against Premier League rules, Tevez scored the goal that kept them up, only for the east Londoners to be hit with a massive £5.5million fine for infringing regulations. Tevez quickly moved on to Manchester United, where he won two Premier League titles and the Champions League. However, a deteriorating relationship with Sir Alex Ferguson meant Tevez had no hesitation in accepting a massive offer from City in 2009, triggering the memorable ‘Welcome to Manchester’ poster that infuriated United. The departure of manager Mark Hughes within six months of that deal being done was to have significant repercussions though as Tevez failed to connect with the Welshman’s replacement Roberto Mancini, whilst the striker’s advisor Kia Joorabchian had an equally poor relationship with former chief executive Garry Cook. Tevez was named skipper in 2010 and led City to an FA Cup final win over Stoke the following year, but simmering discontent erupted in Munich when Tevez opted not to warm-up during a Champions League defeat to Bayern. Mancini reacted furiously, stating after the match that Tevez would never play for the club again. Tevez was subsequently put on ‘gardening leave’ but with the anticipated January move not materialising, he returned to the club in February 2012. Amazingly, he earned his place back in Mancini’s side and was a factor in City ending their 44-year wait for the league championship. Manchester City director of football Txiki Begiristain met with his Juventus counterparts on Tuesday and after an agreement from new boss Manuel Pellegrini, it was decided Tevez should be allowed to end his controversial four-year stay at the Etihad Stadium. The player will undergo a medical on Wednesday, with personal terms also still to be agreed. Although Juventus will only be paying an initial nine million euro (£7.6million), a further six (£5.1million) could be payable if various clauses are met over the course of what it is understood will be a three-year contract. Carlos Tevez is expected to complete a £13.5million move to Juventus later this week.center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

USC can still rally to achieve BCS goals

first_img“Inside the 20s” runs every other Thursday. If you would like to comment on this article, visit or email Nick at [email protected] As the USC players pushed their way through the throng of Cardinal fans on the Stanford Stadium field after the clock hit 0:00 Saturday night, the thousands of Trojan fans who made the trek north to Palo Alto were racing their way to the parking lot as quickly as they could.Each group was most likely thinking the same thing: How could this happen?This 2012 version was supposed to be the best team in the nation, the team to put USC back atop its perch. But on that night, USC looked like anything but. The supposedly best offense in college football was beaten down, held to just 14 points and shut out in the second half. A loss like this was unheard of.Or was it?As many have correctly pointed out, slip-ups like this have become the norm for top-ranked USC teams. Very rarely do teams go undefeated, and USC, highly-touted though they may be, is no different.Think back to 2003, when the No. 3 Trojans suffered a week-four loss to California. Or in 2006, when a pair of upsets at Oregon State and UCLA knocked them out of the BCS national title game. The next season, USC was at the receiving end of one of the biggest upsets in college football history when the team lost at home to a struggling Stanford team in former Cardinal coach Jim Harbaugh’s first season.But it doesn’t stop there. In 2008, USC again lost at Oregon State, its lone blemish that season. And last season, the stunner came in Tempe when the team lost to a 6-7 Arizona State squad.And what do these teams all have in common? With the exception of last year’s team, which was ineligible to compete in a bowl game, each of the teams that suffered unexpected losses bounced back to win the Rose Bowl. And last season, the Trojans finished ranked No. 6 in the final Associated Press top-25 poll.The point of all this is simple: One loss does not have to derail a season.  Troy is in peril right now. Everyone is still in a state of shock. But the key is that the people who matter, the players and the coaches, snap out of that haze and refocus in a hurry.In the past, they have done just that. Former coach Pete Carroll’s success is well documented. But current coach Lane Kiffin, who was part of Carroll’s staff, showed resilience last season in recovering from the early season loss to the Sun Devils. After stumbling through an uninspiring win at home to lowly Arizona, the team rattled off impressive road victories at California and Notre Dame, with both its offense and defense clearly finding their stride after looking inept against Arizona State.And all this is not taking into consideration the determination of senior quarterback Matt Barkley. Already one of the all-time Trojan greats, Barkley was one of the main reasons the experts picked USC to run the table. Now, after one of the worst games of his career, it will have to be the driving force to right the ship after such a disappointing letdown.One of the cruxes going into this season was the perceived small margin for error USC had. That margin is now considerably even smaller. And with several Pac-12 teams exceeding preseason expectations, another loss seems like a more imminent threat. But the tough schedule also provides an opportunity for the team to add marquee victories to its BCS resume, as well as regain its confidence when it has been understandably shaken.Since declaring they had “unfinished business,” Barkley and his teammates have planned on having the perfect season, which included going undefeated en route to the national championship. Now, the plan has changed, but the motivation doesn’t have to. This team still has business to take care of. Every goal set out at the beginning of the season is still attainable, albeit the challenges might now be a little steeper.But the questions still linger: Will the offensive line improve? Was Barkley merely the victim of a bad night or is it something more? Can the running game re-establish itself after being rendered insignificant?Time will tell whether or not the Trojans can correct these mistakes. But fans should take comfort in knowing that the program is in the right hands to recover from such a crushing blow.And come Saturday, against a Cal team fresh off a near upset at Ohio State, we should see answers to these questions.last_img read more

Anthony Davis, LeBron James each get what they need from Lakers pairing

first_img Lakers practice early hoping to answer all questions Trail Blazers, Grizzlies advance to NBA play-in game; Suns, Spurs see playoff dreams dashed Trail Blazers beat Grizzlies in play-in, earn first-round series with the Lakers EL SEGUNDO — On Sunday afternoon, Anthony Davis and LeBron James found themselves in the rare position of being at odds.They were shooting 3-pointers from the near corner, opponents in the daily ritual of shooting contests after Lakers practice. As each shot left his fingertips, James screamed – at one point shouting to everyone in the gym: “I’m (expletive) locked in!”At its core, it was all in fun. Davis couldn’t help but laugh, even when he missed a follow-up 3-pointer. The Lakers’ headlining duo can often be found in one another’s company these days, and there are usually plenty of smiles to go around – whether it is filming “Space Jam 2” together; or the reported Italian dinner when James offered (ceremonially) his number to Davis; or in the locker room, where the two are just one empty stall apart by themselves on the far wall.This is not just a bromance: This is a partnership. This is the pairing that LeBron James asked for last winter, publicly sounding the notice that he would like a 6-foot-10 partner in the fold. This is the situation that Davis’ agent, Rich Paul, warned 29 other teams throughout the league that his client wanted – that he’d be hard-pressed to sign an extension anywhere else. When asked how he thought James and Davis were bonding, Danny Green – who has won championships at North Carolina, San Antonio and Toronto in his basketball career – brought up, unprompted, Davis’ ability to rise to James’ level as a key factor of the team. That kind of accountability at the top, he suggested, could trickle down to the rest of the roster.“His leadership of challenging LeBron – that’s gonna be huge,” Green said. “I’m interested to see where it goes, where it takes us. I know it’s gonna take us to good places because of how well they challenge each other.”Davis has gained the teammate to help carry the load that he’s always wanted – a superstar who has won before, who he expects to help lead him down the path in turn. James gained the co-star he wanted, but it might just be the accountability partner he needed.It’s something everyone will be watching closely – the Lakers most of all.“The on-the-court chemistry has looked great at times and still has a way to go at times,” Vogel said Monday after the team’s final full practice before Tuesday’s regular-season opener against the Clippers. “That’s to be expected with two players of that magnitude playing with each other for the first time. It’ll be a work in progress throughout the year but hopefully we hit the ground running tomorrow night.” AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with PackersIf the chemistry turns out as hoped between the stars, the big winner will be the Lakers, who have leveraged their future on their two stars meshing. Every team paints a rosy picture in the preseason – but so far, signs have pointed to James and Davis’ joint venture having legs.“We’re always learning each other,” Davis said. “The more and more we get a chance to play alongside each other, the better we’re gonna be.”In forcing a trade from New Orleans, Davis passed up an opportunity at an estimated $240 million supermax contract that would have made him one of the most handsomely paid players in NBA history. But Davis has said before that he would choose winning over money – something backed up by those who have known him for years.John Calipari, who coached Davis’ Kentucky squad to the 2012 NCAA title, recalls how the one-and-done star couldn’t score a bucket in the first half against Kansas. With their best player locked up on offense, the locker room was stewing before Davis piped up.“He starts telling the team, ‘I can’t make baskets. I can’t make any basket. I’m gonna help you guys make shots,’” Calipari recounted. “Ended up being 1 for 10, but led us in assists, rebounds and blocked shots. Winning really means everything to him. I swear there will never be another Anthony Davis.”center_img The subtext of the anecdote, however, is that Davis thrived for a Kentucky roster that produced five other NBA draft picks (although almost all have since been drummed out of the league). Even though he was the leader of the team, during the Wildcats’ most important game of the season, he needed help – Doron Lamb’s 22 points, Marquis Teague’s 14, or Michael Kidd-Gilchrist’s 11. Davis still did enough (16 rebounds, six blocked shots, five assists) on the court to be the Final Four’s Most Outstanding Player, but he still needed a cast around him when he was 1 for 10.He lacked that in New Orleans, which couldn’t build on its momentum after finally winning a playoff series in 2018. In the games leading up to his trade demand in January, the Pelicans had a hard enough time winning when Davis had a big game and fell apart when their start couldn’t deliver. New Orleans was 18-15 when Davis scored 25 or more points, and just 4-10 when he scored fewer or was unable to play.James will be by far Davis’ most accomplished teammate so far. Some sense of burden seemed lifted last Wednesday, when Davis was largely the second fiddle to James in a 126-93 preseason shakedown of Golden State.“I was joking with LeBron earlier – I said it’s the first time in a while where I can have five or six points, whatever it was, at halftime and we’re up 30,” he said. “It feels good knowing that you don’t have to do much, everybody has a role and when you have guys all over the board who can score the basketball, you don’t need to do everything every possession.Then, Davis added the most telling line of all: “It feels good to be able to just, you know, fit in.”That’s something James can understand from his own career: Back in 2010, when Davis was a 17-year-old teenager at one of James’ camps, James left his native Ohio and the Cavaliers to team up with Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh in Miami seeking more help to win a then-elusive NBA title.When presented with the parallels, James bristled. He compared the scrutiny of the Heat’s Big Three to scorching weather, as he was castigated by hometown fans and NBA observers alike for wanting to team up with other stars. James’ own legacy has changed the times of the league, which now routinely sees its best players get together – James said of Davis’ circumstances: “It’s a very nice 68 (degrees). Fan on medium. L.A. weather. It’s perfect.”However, James will acknowledge his pairing with Davis is like his Heat team in one way.“Just for us to be able to challenge each other, that’s one thing that’s for sure the same. Me challenging D-Wade, D-Wade challenging me, Chris Bosh, and then me challenging A.D., A.D. challenging me. That is definitely the same.”In this factor alone, this season is very different from the last. Within the Lakers’ locker room, virtually no one had the footing to keep James accountable on the court. Coach Luke Walton battled job insecurity nearly from the opening tip, and James’ teammates on the roster ranged from young, unestablished players who were meant to be learning from him to veterans who didn’t rise to his stature.There were times when that strain leaked through, particularly on a host of defensive clips last season when James didn’t stick to his assignment, or in the poor body language that led to frustration among the team in February as the Lakers were dropping out of the playoff race.In the nearly 80 minutes James was on the court during four preseason games, the Lakers had a 91.5 defensive rating, and showed an attentiveness that only came in spurts last season. While acknowledging that he’s seen clips of James’ defensive lapses, Avery Bradley said that’s not the James he’s seen in practice or the preseason.“LeBron is the leader on both ends of the floor for our team, and I feel like he helps put us in great spots,” Bradley said. “He’s gonna make our defense that much stronger this year with his talk on the defensive end.”It’s expected that under a coach like Frank Vogel, who boasts a track record of elite defenses in Indiana, the team would show more intensity on that end of the floor. But James, Davis and their Lakers teammates have all talked about the importance of Davis’ ability to challenge James and call him out when needed as a catalyzing factor.Related Articles Lakers, Clippers schedules set for first round of NBA playoffs How athletes protesting the national anthem has evolved over 17 years Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more