Voters Say Black Lives Matter Protests Were Important. They Disagree On Why.

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first_imgBlack voters said they did not think Mr. Biden would be a fix for all of the problems of policing in their communities. But at least he acknowledged systemic racism, they said, something Mr. Trump has refused to do. They hoped that Mr. Trump’s exit would mean more civility.“We’ve got a lot of people who have shown their face and their horns,” said Lakaisha Stoner, 27, a small-business owner in Louisville, adding that she hoped racism would be less on display in the future. “I’m just ready for a positive change, I can’t stress that enough,” she said.- Advertisement – A new president is the place to start, she added.In a sign that the video of a police officer killing Mr. Floyd had made an impression on the public, even among the president’s backers, 70 percent of voters polled in the A.P. VoteCast survey said racism in policing was a very serious or somewhat serious problem, and of those voters, three in 10 cast their ballots for Mr. Trump.And for some immigrants who are neither Black nor white, the protests played in complicated ways. Jose Nunez, an electrician who immigrated from the Dominican Republic in 2002, said he voted for Mr. Trump in 2016, but this time voted for Mr. Biden. He switched because he had noticed an ugliness among supporters of Mr. Trump with flapping flags and angry signs. But, he said, the Democrats also needed to expand their appeal to him.- Advertisement – “I don’t want to be talking about race or police brutality on a daily basis,” he said. “It’s crazy.”Others badly wanted both parties to talk about other things. Jose Soto, 37, a Navy veteran in Madison, Wis., who now works for the Department of Veterans Affairs, said he cared most about education and health care, but neither issue seemed to come up in the campaign. He liked Bernie Sanders, saying, “it feels like every time he talks, he talks to me,” and voted for Hillary Clinton in 2016. On Tuesday, he voted for Mr. Trump.center_img – Advertisement –last_img read more

‘There will be a smooth transition to a second Trump administration’

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first_imgSecretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks during a news conference at the State Department, October 14, 2020, in Washington, DC. - US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on October 14, 2020 encouraged Saudi Arabia to recognize Israel, in what would be a massive boost for the Jewish state amid normalization by two other Gulf Arab kingdoms. (Photo by Manuel Balce CENETA / POOL / AFP) (Photo by MANUEL BALCE CENETA/POOL/AFP via Getty Images) – Advertisement – In a smirking exchange with reporters, Trump Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in which Pompeo was just asked whether his State Department will be cooperating with the the transition team of President-elect Joe Biden. Pompeo’s response: “There will be a smooth transition to a second Trump administration.”Pompeo, an arch-conservative ex-House Republican who refused to testify to Congress about impeachable acts by Donald Trump that he himself was involved in, chose to give the answer of a corrupt autocrat’s lackey rather than defend this nation’s elections. By falsely calling Trump’s loss into question, each statement like this one escalates the likelihood of domestic terrorism by Trump’s addled base.- Advertisement –last_img read more

Heidi Klum Channeled Berlin Style in These Dr. Martens Boots

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first_imgSponsored content. Us Weekly receives compensation for this article as well as for purchases made when you click on a link and buy something below.When you travel or visit a new place, sometimes you dress to fit your surroundings. You don’t have to completely change your wardrobe, it’s just always fun to channel the vibes of wherever you may be.- Advertisement – – Advertisement – Get the Dr. Martens Sinclair Quad Retro with free shipping for $200, available from Zappos!Let’s get one thing straight: Dr. Martens are notoriously hard boots to break in. It’s a known fact, but we can safely assure you that they will end up being some of the comfortable footwear on your shoe rack. You will want to wear them every day — not just because of how soft they will become, but because of their impressive versatility.These boots truly go with any ensemble — from flirty romantic dresses to edgy ripped jeans. They effortlessly add punk flair to whatever outfit you pair them with, and clashing different styles is a lot easier with boots like these Dr. Martens. Not only are they instantly iconic, they have the Heidi Klum seal of approval. It’s officially time to strut like a supermodel!See it: Get the Dr. Martens Sinclair Quad Retro with free shipping for $200, available from Zappos!Not what you’re looking for? Check out more shoe styles from Dr. Martens and shop all of the boots and booties available from Zappos!Check out more of our picks and deals here!This post is brought to you by Us Weekly’s Shop With Us team. The Shop With Us team aims to highlight products and services our readers might find interesting and useful, such as face masks, self tanners, Lululemon-style leggings and all the best gifts for everyone in your life. Product and service selection, however, is in no way intended to constitute an endorsement by either Us Weekly or of any celebrity mentioned in the post.The Shop With Us team may receive products free of charge from manufacturers to test. In addition, Us Weekly receives compensation from the manufacturer of the products we write about when you click on a link and then purchase the product featured in an article. This does not drive our decision as to whether or not a product or service is featured or recommended. Shop With Us operates independently from advertising sales team. We welcome your feedback at [email protected] Happy shopping! The former Victoria’s Secret Angel spent the day shopping in Berlin clad in an all-black look (including a protective face mask), which was rounded off with these Dr. Martens boots. They’re a fresh take on the brand’s classic combat boots which have been wildly popular for decades. While we’ve seen this chunky platform in the past, what sets these boots apart is their interesting closure!Instead of the traditional lace-up style, these boots have a zipper in the front where the tongue usually is. There’s still some lace-up detailing in the grommets, but no functional laces running across the upper portion. As a lot of shoppers are proven fans of the platform version, these boots are an excellent way to upgrade the look even more!Dr. Martens Sinclair Quad RetroDr. Martens Sinclair Quad Retro ZapposSee it!- Advertisement – Heidi Klum did exactly that on a recent trip to her native Germany. The capital city of Berlin has a very specific and minimalist style — it’s grungy and polished at the same time. The Making the Cut star fit right in with that aesthetic as she hit the town in these chunky Dr. Martens boots!Dr. Martens Sinclair Quad RetroDr. Martens Sinclair Quad Retro ZapposSee it!Get the Dr. Martens Sinclair Quad Retro with free shipping for $200, available from Zappos!- Advertisement –last_img read more

Tyson Fury return delayed until 2021 with fight against Agit Kabayel in December in doubt | Boxing News

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first_img Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury not fighting at least once in the UK would be ‘a shame’, says Eddie Hearn “Hopefully we can just make sure that if Anthony Joshua can beat Kubrat Pulev on December 12, then the path is clear for AJ against Fury in 2021.”Asked if the Joshua vs Fury schedule could become more complicated, Hearn said: “If the legal action rumbles on, because ultimately after that fight with Pulev, we want to be in a position to say ‘This is the fight for the undisputed’.“Get the sanctioning in place and obviously you’ve got [Oleksandr] Usyk now standing in the wings, saying ‘Once that Pulev fight is over, I want to be called as mandatory’.“That’s just going to be another issue that we’re going to have to deal with. Hopefully, they can resolve whatever problem – who is right, who is wrong. That’s the job of the arbitrators and the mediators, and good luck to them.” Fury drew with Wilder when they first met but overcame the American when they fought for a second time in February, and it has been previously reported that the heavyweights were contracted for a third and final fight to complete the trilogy.The ongoing dispute over a third fight could disrupt plans for an undisputed world title clash between Fury and Anthony Joshua, according to promoter Eddie Hearn. Unified champion Joshua will face IBF mandatory challenger Kubrat Pulev on December 12, live on Sky Sports Box Office, but Hearn is unsure whether Fury can still press ahead with a blockbuster battle next year.He told Sky Sports: “We try and avoid the mess, and keep discipline and focus on what we’re doing, and the path for AJ has always been clear, with the ups and downs of the Ruiz fight, and getting that rematch over the line.“But we know what we’re doing. December 12, it was announced probably eight weeks before the fight, we’re focused on the victory.“That’s their [Fury and Wilder’s] business, it’s a right mess either way, and it’s not going to resolve itself any time soon. Agit Kabayel (right) was expected to fight Fury in December Agit Kabayel (right) was expected to fight Fury in December

England’s proposed winter tour of Pakistan will not happen, confirms England and Wales Cricket Board | Cricket News

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first_img 2:12 Wasim Akram is confident England will tour Pakistan in 2022 – but what about the chances of Pakistan playing India again? Negotiations had taken place over a potential England tour to Pakistan in early 2021
Negotiations had taken place over a potential England tour to Pakistan in early 2021

FDA panel: Children’s deaths unrelated to Tamiflu

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first_imgNov 18, 2005 (CIDRAP News) – A routine government safety review of the antiviral drug oseltamivir (Tamiflu) revealed 12 deaths in Japanese children who were taking it, but a US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) advisory panel concluded today that the deaths were not related to it.The Associated Press (AP) quoted Dr. Robert Nelson, chairman of the FDA’s Pediatrics Advisory Committee, as saying, “If we ever have a pandemic of avian flu, which is a debatable point, people want to know that they have a drug that will not cause more harm than the flu itself. There is no evidence that this will.”The committee unanimously agreed that the drug’s label does not need a warning related to the children’s deaths, the AP reported. However, the panel did say that information about serious skin reactions should be added to the label.Oseltamivir, currently regarded as the best available drug for preventing or treating a potential pandemic strain of influenza, is used by more people in Japan than anywhere else. Many countries are stockpiling the medication in case H5N1 avian flu triggers a human flu pandemic.The FDA revealed yesterday that a legally required safety review for pediatric drugs had identified the deaths in Japanese children taking oseltamivir. The advisory committee discussed the report at a meeting today.In a statement on its Web site, the FDA said the children’s deaths appear to be part of a wave of influenza-related encephalitis and encephalopathy cases in Japanese children that began in the mid-1990s, before oseltamivir was approved.”Based on the information available to us, we cannot conclude that there is a causal relationship between Tamiflu and the reported pediatric deaths,” the statement said.The safety review identified neurologic and psychiatric problems such as delirium, hallucinations, abnormal behavior, convulsions, and encephalitis, nearly all of them (and all 12 deaths) in Japanese children.”In many of these cases, a relationship to Tamiflu was difficult to assess because of the use of other medications, presence of other medical conditions, and/or lack of adequate detail in the reports,” the FDA said.The agency said that since the mid-1990s there have been many reports of flu-associated encephalitis or encephalopathy in children. “These reports originated primarily from Japan where pediatricians described a pattern of rapid onset of fever, accompanied by convulsions and altered level of consciousness, progressing to coma within a few days of the onset of flu symptoms. This syndrome frequently resulted in death or significant neurologic sequelae.”These reports prompted the launching of nationwide surveillance for such cases in Japan before oseltamivir was approved for treatment of flu, the FDA said.”Review of the available information on the safety of Tamiflu in pediatric patients suggests that the increased reports of neuropsychiatric events in Japanese children are most likely related to an increased awareness of influenza-associated encephalopathy, increased access to Tamiflu in that population, and a coincident period of intensive monitoring [of] adverse events,” the statement said.The FDA said its oseltamivir review “also identified severe skin reactions (like allergic reactions) in some pediatric patients. These events were not all reported in Japanese children and have also been reported in adults. Severe skin reactions in all age groups are currently being reviewed in more detail.” The AP said the FDA staff recommended adding information to the drug’s label about potential skin reactions.The advisory panel asked the FDA staff to give an update about a year from now on adverse events related to oseltamivir and to provide a full report in 2 years, according to the AP.An official with Roche, manufacturer of oseltamivir, told Bloomberg News that the 12 deaths represented a rate of about 1 death per million Japanese children treated. “The scientific evidence is that neuro-psychiatric events are no more common among people on Tamiflu than those not being treated,” said David Reddy, head of Roche Holding AG’s virology unit.A Roche statement said 24.5 million Japanese have taken oseltamivir since 2001, out of a total of about 33 million people who have used it worldwide. The company said flu-related death rates in children treated with the drug are 60% to 90% lower than in those not treated.See also:FDA statement on Tamifluhttp://www.fda.gov/cder/drug/infopage/tamiflu/QA20051117.htmNov 18 Roche statementlast_img read more

Oyster-related illnesses surge in Washington state

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first_img Two patients have been hospitalized in the outbreak, but there have been no deaths, a Washington health official told CIDRAP News today. Vibriosis is a bacterial illness caused by Vibrio parahaemolyticus, which naturally occurs in seawater. High levels can grow during summer. Nancy Napolilli, WDH director of food safety and shellfish, told the Kitsap Sun last week that unseasonably warm temperatures and afternoon low tides are likely causes of the dramatic rise in vibriosis cases. She also said a change in the strain of bacteria may also be a contributing factor. Jul 21 New York City warning on raw shellfishhttp://www.nyc.gov/html/doh/html/pr2006/pr063-06.shtml Symptoms of vibriosis include diarrhea, abdominal cramps, nausea, vomiting, headache, fever and chills, the WDH said. They usually appear within 12 hours after eating infected shellfish, but can begin anytime between 2 to 48 hours after consumption. The illness is usually mild or moderate, lasting 2 to 7 days, but it can be life-threatening in people who have immune dysfunction or chronic liver disease. Most cases resolve without treatment. Additional cases in Oregon and British Columbia have also been linked to eating raw Washington oysters. In a Jul 14 press release, the Oregon Department of Human Services said 14 people had become ill after eating raw oysters at restaurants around Portland. The vibrosis outbreak is the largest in 8 years, according to an article last week in Washington’s Kitsap Sun newspaper. Jul 27, 2006 (CIDRAP News) – Washington state health officials said yesterday that 60 people have become ill after eating raw oysters from the state’s coastal waters in recent weeks, well above the normal reported total for a whole year.center_img See also: The Washington Department of Health (WDH) said it usually records about 20 cases of vibriosis a year, but a dramatic rise in cases prompted the state to close several oyster harvesting areas on Jul 20. The department closed more areas yesterday. New York City health officials, citing the outbreak in the Pacific Northwest, on Jul 21 issued a similar warning about eating undercooked shellfish after four clusters of vibriosis cases were recorded in the city. Jul 10 Oregon DHS warning about raw oystershttp://www.oregon.gov/DHS/news/2006news/2006-0714a.shtml Washington officials said that while the restricted oyster areas are closed to recreational harvesting, some commercial growers can continue harvesting oysters if they are shucked, packed, and labeled “for cooking only.” Napolilli recommends that restaurants and consumers thoroughly cook all shellfish before serving or eating. Cooking shellfish to an internal temperature of 145°F kills the bacteria, she said.last_img read more

The Northwestern Istria Cluster presented examples of good practice to the private and public sector of Novi Sad

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first_imgDuring the two-day visit to Istria, representatives of the City Administration for Economy and Tourism and the Tourist Board of Novi Sad, owners of tourist properties and wineries, event organizers and other entrepreneurs from Vojvodina, as well as representatives of the Center for Tourism Research and Studies from Novi Sad visited Rovinj and Novigrad. held meetings and presentations with representatives of the Northwestern Istria Cluster on the topic of deepening cooperation between the two cities and taking over good cluster practices.On the first day of the visit to Istria, the representatives of the city of Novi Sad visited the Moreno Ivančić winery where they got acquainted with the models of local economic development from the perspective of entrepreneurs. On the second day of the visit to Istria, guests were welcomed in the Italian Community of Novigrad – Cittanova by Anteo Milos, Mayor of Novigrad-Cittanova, Nada Prodan-Mraković, Head of the Administrative Department for Tourism of Istria and Vesna Ferenac, Director of the Tourist Board of Novigrad-Cittanova.On behalf of the Northwestern Istria Cluster, the presentation was given by Vesna Ferenac, Director of the Novigrad-Cittanova Tourist Board, talking about the Northwestern Istrian Cluster, which was the first in Croatia to recognize the potential of association and to develop key tourism products , tennis, football), events and wellness, which promote local values, complete the offer, extend the season and encourage the competitiveness of the destination. “We are glad to have the opportunity to connect with Vojvodina in this way and present our example of association, especially because Istria and Vojvodina are similar in their multiculturalism and multiethnicity. In the area of ​​clusters, cooperation has already begun through the organization of major festivals such as the Sea Star Festival, and with new ideas and projects we can certainly enhance cooperation and help each other achieve long-term goals. ” said Vesna Ferenac, director of the Tourist Board of the city of Novigrad-Cittanova.The presentation was held by Marina Klarić from Novi Sad, project manager for tourism in the Tourist Board of Novi Sad. The main topics were related to the economic potential of Novi Sad in the field of culture, tourism and entrepreneurship, as well as destination marketing and development of tourist products and services. “Novi Sad should certainly be a leader in strengthening the offer of the tourist destination Vojvodina, and this can be easily achieved by leading the model of the Northwestern Istria Cluster. Vojvodina will soon receive a tourism development strategy that is in line with the Tourism Development Strategy of Serbia until 2025, in which Vojvodina is recognized as a destination that can achieve notable results in the short term. Bearing in mind that Istria participates in the total number of tourists in Croatia with almost 30% while Vojvodina has close to 18% of the total number of tourism in Serbia, it is clear that there are numerous opportunities for development and joint cooperation. The most important thing is to find the right partners ready to share knowledge, experiences as well as partners ready for continuous communication.. ” pointed out Milan Ćulić, President of the Management Board of the Center for Research and Studies of Tourism from Novi Sad.The next step in connecting Istria and Vojvodina at the EIAT Regional Conference on November 10 and 11 in Novi SadLearning about positive examples of clustering in Croatia and networking with stakeholders are the main goals of Novi Sad’s public and private sector visits to Istria. In order for the cooperation between the two countries and the two regions to become increasingly important in terms of tourism and economy, it is important to constantly talk about the potential of cross-border cooperation and encourage the creation of joint tourism products and services on the one hand, and work on educating and improving public stakeholders. and the private sector.The next opportunity to connect the two tourist cities and regions will be in a few days EIAT Regional Conference on Sustainable Tourism, Entrepreneurship and Local Economic Development to be held on 10 and 11 November 2017 in Novi Sad, and in which the panel “Development of a tourist product and best practices in the region” will be attended by representatives of the NW Istria Cluster.last_img read more

Lošinj: Awards and recognitions of Business Excellence in Tourism 2018

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first_imgOn the World Tourism Day, September 27, 2018, the City of Mali Lošinj and the Tourist Board of the City of Mali Lošinj traditionally awarded prizes and recognitions to employees who have contributed to the development of tourism in the destination.In the action “Man – the key to success in tourism”, aimed at raising quality and hospitality in the destination, this year were awarded: Ljiljana Vuksan (agency worker), Filip Uzelac (receptionist), Jelica Kosanovic (domestic worker – cleaner), Nada Plazonja (domestic worker – housewife), Ivica Zlodi (SPA therapist), Antonio Badurina (tourist guide), Enisa Mujačić (waitress in a coffee bar), Josip Perković (chef), Daliborka Baljak (bartender), Ivan Čondić- Grgić in a restaurant), Petar Goleš (pastry chef), Ivica Bulat (private landlord), Lara Komin (policewoman), Matija Matko (shipping worker), Evelin Nikolić (saleswoman), Nedjeljko Baričević (handyman), Željko Herenda (cleaner) , Saša Mandić (firefighter) and Branko Prusina (museum worker).This year, special awards were given, so for innovations in the tourist offer, the award was given to the Association of Guides Mali Lošinj for the program of interactive walks with guests “Lošinj through the centuries” and the newly opened Japanese restaurant Matsunoki. For exceptional effort and demanding organization of the unique and extreme world cycling competition “Mercedes-Benz UCI Mountain Bike World Cup Lošinj”  The award was given to the Athletic Club Lošinj and the Mountain Bike Trbovlje, and in the category of preservation of traditional and cultural heritage, the award was given to the Native Society Puntari. A special award was given to an excellent student for her success at the regional Gastro Competition in Pula and Mali Lošinj, and first place in the discipline Business Travel Agency – Paolini Matas.For her exceptional contribution to the development of tourism, a special award was given to Tatjana Braškić, who has more than 30 years of experience in tourism, performing various key functions in Jadranka dd, and previously in the Tourist Board of Mali Lošinj.”Each individual participates in creating impressions about Lošinj, and thus impressions about Croatia. By completing the offer and raising the hospitality, we make Lošinj a quality choice and a destination where a pleasant experience and beautiful memories are created. This would not be possible without quality cooperation between the population and the private and public sectors. Award-winning employees prove year after year that effort and perseverance pay off, and without them our tourism would not exist ” concluded the director of the Tourist Board of the City of Mali Lošinj, Dalibor Cvitković.As part of the ‘Lošinj Flower’ campaign, awards were given to locals who contributed to the beautiful appearance of the street and the whole place: Morena Marjanović Curri (Mali Lošinj), Petar Budinich (Ilovik), Ana Probojčević (Mali Lošinj), Danica Bernabić (Veli Lošinj) ), Livija Plazibat (Mali Lošinj), Florina Jerolimić (Ilovik), Rosana Žižić (Mali Lošinj), Natalia Baričević (Ilovik), Gordana Mustač (Mali Lošinj), Danica Mužić (Mali Lošinj) and Zorica and Slavko Vukajlović (Liski Bay, Ćunski). The Vukajlović family was also elected in the 10th action of the Primorje-Gorski Kotar County and  New paper “We choose the most beautiful garden of the Primorje-Gorski Kotar County 2017/2018.”.last_img read more

Dubrovnik cable car before closing?

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first_imgAs of this week, the Customs Administration is on the ground and in the investigation of the company Excelsa nekretnine, which a few days ago informed their employees and partners about the possibility of closing the cable car by the Customs Administration. ”The allegations that the company Excelsa nekretnine has been waiting for a concession agreement for nine years are untrue, namely in February 2017 they were delivered a Concession Agreement which the company never signed. The Concessions Act adopted by the Parliament of the Republic of Croatia is binding on everyone, including Excelsa nekretnine, so it is incredible that the responsible person of Excelsa nekretnine calls for a reasonable solution to this situation in the best interest of the state, the City of Dubrovnik and its citizens. what is reasonable; compliance with the laws of the Republic of Croatia and payment of the concession fee with all arrears ” Franković points out, and adds that it is at least hypocritical to invoke the interests of the City and its citizens, and to carry out economic activities and make a profit for nine years, without paying the same City a concession fee. “The Republic of Croatia is based on law-based rights, but also obligations, so on behalf of the City of Dubrovnik and its citizens, I call on the responsible persons of Excelsa Real Estate to stop manipulating. I remind you of the judgments of the Commercial Court in Dubrovnik and call on them to pay their debt from the past so that the City of Dubrovnik can conclude a concession agreement with Excelsa nekretnine ” emphasizes Franković. At the end of this “legal mess”, it is not good to shoot three sides through the media, from the state, investors, to the city of Dubrovnik, because again it does not lead to anything constructive, and the solution is only possible at the table and quick reaction of the state, respecting all laws.The After long-standing disputes between the City of Dubrovnik and Excel Real Estate, the owners of the Dubrovnik cable car, which date back to 2010, when the company renovated the cable car and requested a concession, the whole story could finally unravel. The judgment in question ordered Excelsa Real Estate to pay the City of Dubrovnik the amount of HRK 20.104.250,00, increased by default interest. This is a first-instance verdict for performing the activity of transporting passengers by cable car without a concession contract. Mato Franković, Mayor of Dubrovnik: Closing the cable car is the only legal solution “Closing the cable car is not in the best interests of these parties and therefore does not represent a reasonable solution.” concludes Ruskovic. “The last decision on the concession was made by the City of Dubrovnik in April last year, but the contract in accordance with that decision has not yet been submitted to Excelsa Real Estate for signature. As the concession agreement has not been signed and there is no legal basis for the city of Dubrovnik to issue invoices for the concession fee of Excelsa real estate, so Excelsa real estate has never been given the opportunity to pay the concession fee ” points out Anto Rusković from Excelsa Real Estate and adds that they still believe in a reasonable solution in the best interest of the state, the city of Dubrovnik and its citizens, Excelsa Real Estate and their business partners.  In a statement, Excelsa nekretnine reports that they are continuing to operate the popular cable car in Dubrovnik. According to their information, the supervision of the Customs Administration is underway and at the moment they do not know when and how it will end, but given this situation, Excelsa Real Estate has decided that the cable car, when weather conditions allow, to continue regular work until the next notices. Namely, the Commercial Court in Dubrovnik on March 22, 2019. passed and published the verdict in the case that was conducted in connection with the lawsuit of the City of Dubrovnik against the company Excelsa nekretnine dd. However this legal entanglement ends, certainly how the Act must be obeyed and how Excelsa Real Estate must pay a concession to use it. Of course, the question arises as to how it is at all possible that nine years have passed without the Concession Agreement being signed, while the cable car has been operating normally all these years and generating revenue. And then we wonder why our young people are leaving Croatia. center_img However, on Friday (April 05, 2018), Excelsa nekretnine announced that they will continue working until further notice. Excelsa nekretnine: The Dubrovnik cable car continues to operate until further notice  Photo: Dubrovnik Cable Car We did not have to wait long for the reaction of the city of Dubrovnik to the announcement, more precisely for one day. Thus, on Saturday (April 06, 2019), the Mayor of Dubrovnik, Mato Franković, reacted in his statement that he points out due to a series of untrue allegations in the statement of Mr. Ante Rusković from the company Excelsa nekretnine, the City of Dubrovnik as a concession provider is obliged to react the space would not be untrue and thus confuse the public. This proves the correctness of the decision of the city administration to file a lawsuit against Excel Real Estate and that in this way the City of Dubrovnik earns what it should have earned from the concession fee, more precisely the amount with interest of about 30 million kuna, said Dubrovnik Mayor Mato Frankovic for Dubrovnik Herald and added: “Once again, I doubt why the City of Dubrovnik did not initiate such a lawsuit in the past, because the outcome would certainly be the same, and the money would have been collected a long time ago. We expect that the State Attorney’s Office of the Republic of Croatia, for its part, will protect the City of Dubrovnik and prevent Excels from real estate from performing economic activities without a previously obtained concession.” Namely, DORH gave Excelsa nekretnine a deadline until the end of this month to comply with the law of the Republic of Croatia, pay receivables for previous periods to the City and the State and sign a concession agreement with the City of Dubrovnik, because otherwise, until these conditions are met, suspended. In the end, Franković concludes that the closure of the cable car is the only legal solution in a case in which the provisions of the Law on Concessions are not respected. The solution is at the table and the quick reaction of the State Namely, in the whole process or legal entanglement, Excel Real Estate points out that they have been waiting for a concession agreement with the city of Dubrovnik for nine years. As they point out, to date, they have submitted a request for a concession a total of three times, once to the Government and twice to the City of Dubrovnik, but to date they have not received an official response and the contract has not been submitted for signature.  In any case, the worst case scenario for tourism would be for the Dubrovnik cable car to stop working in the long run, because it is certainly a top tourist attraction and the best view of Dubrovnik. This trump card is also held by Excelsa nekretnine, as well as the recent beginning of the tourist season, although the first three months also saw an increase in arrivals and overnight stays in Dubrovnik. But everything has its limits, including the patience of the city of Dubrovnik. The city of Dubrovnik is demanding around 30 million kuna last_img read more