Pro-Trump mobs fueled by conspiracy theories try to disrupt voting counts in contested states

first_imgIn Detroit, a crowd of protesters pounded on the windows inside the city’s vote-counting center, demanding to be allowed in to the vote-counting area, which was at its capacity of 570 vote challengers already inside the room. The protesters, who chanted in support of a Trump lawsuit demanding the counting be stopped due to transparency claims, eventually were rebuffed—as was Trump’s lawsuit.In Philadelphia, protesters from both pro-Trump and pro-Biden camps gathered outside the city’s convention center, where ballot-counting operations are centered. The pro-Trump protesters, who included several Proud Boys, were organized by FreedomWorks For America, the right-wing “astroturf” group credited with co-creating the “Tea Party” phenomenon. “CALLING ALL PATRIOTS! We cannot let the radical Left steal this election!” the group posted on Facebook. In another post it urged protesters turn out to “make sure Joe Biden does not steal the election.”- Advertisement – In Nevada, competing protests outside the North Las Vegas ballot-counting center have so far remained peaceful. “President Trump has won,” one Trump supporter told the Las Vegas Sun. “He won Nevada. President Trump four more years.” She also voiced skepticism that the Nevada vote count was legitimate: “I would bet my life there’s no people in there,” she said, referring to the warehouse where votes were being counted.In Arizona, where Joe Biden has consistently led in the ballot count, several hundred protesters—some reportedly carrying weapons—gathered outside the Maricopa County Recorder’s Office on Wednesday to demand all votes be counted, and claiming that there had been ongoing fraud in which Republican ballots were being thrown out.The Arizona protesters were ginned up about a conspiracy theory—dubbed “SharpieGate”—that Republican voters who had used Sharpie pens given out at polling stations to mark their ballots were being widely disqualified, a claim that state officials emphatically denied.- Advertisement – “Poll workers are not going to give voters pens that are going to invalidate their ballot,” Arizona Sec. of State Katie Hobbs told KTAR News on Wednesday.That did not stop Republican and mainstream-conservative groups from spreading the claims. Congressman Paul Gosar of Arizona, a fervid Trump supporter, asked for Arizona’s Republican attorney general, Mark Brnovich, to investigate the allegations on Twitter. Brnovich responded by sending a letter to Maricopa County election officials asking them for answers.The American Conservative Union’s Matt Schlapp pushed the conspiracy theory hard on Twitter as well. “Apparently the use of Sharpie pens in GOP precincts is causing ballots to be invalidated,” read one of Schlapp’s multiple tweets promoting the SharpieGate claims, all of which were labeled by Twitter as possibly misleading. “Could be huge numbers of mostly Trump supporters.”- Advertisement – Accordingly, Wednesday’s protest crowd was ripe with far-right figures and conspiracy theorists. One of the state’s most prominent “Patriot” movement leaders, Jennifer Harrison of Arizona Patriots, led a small delegation inside the building in the early moments of the protest, where video showed her demanding to be permitted to observe the count, and being denied.Arizona Patriots (also known as the Patriot Movement of Arizona) won notoriety in 2018 for a Facebook video posted by a leading member of the group showing her entering a Muslim mosque and removing articles, leading eventually to a felony conviction for the woman. Harrison, who was sued by several churches for harassing immigrant children by posting videos of them arriving by bus, herself currently faces a felony identity theft charge in Maricopa County.  Maricopa County sheriff’s deputies formed a barrier at the entrance that kept the protesters out, even as they began chanting “Let us in!” and “Stop the Steal!” Among the protesters was Gosar, who could be seen joining a chant: “Where are the votes!”All of these protests appear to have been organized largely on Facebook. The Facebook group devoted to the “#StopTheSteal” hashtag gained 320,000 members in less than 48 hours, having been created shortly after Trump had tweeted out his plea to “Stop the count!”A Facebook spokesperson told Rolling Stone it removed the group on the grounds that it was “creating real-world events. The group was organized around the delegitimization of the election process, and we saw worrying calls for violence from some members of the group.” – Advertisement –last_img read more

$1,944 for a Covid Test? How Readers Helped Us Spot an Unusual Trend

first_imgThe documents are part of a project I began in August, asking readers to send in charges they’ve faced for coronavirus testing and treatment. The bills can reveal important information that hospitals and doctors often keep secret, like the true cost of a hospital stay or how much fees vary from one patient to the next. A few trickle in each day, and I look over each one.If you read enough — I’m at 400 and counting right now — they can also show patterns in how providers bill patients. That’s how I came to my latest story, which looks at a doctor in Greenwich, Conn., named Steven Murphy. Patients contend that he used public testing sites to run unnecessary and expensive tests. Dr. Murphy defended his billing practices and said he was providing a vital service to the community. The story caught my eye only because of the high number of patients sending bills from his testing sites in New York City’s northern suburbs. Without that wave of reader submissions, I never would have known something was awry.- Advertisement – This is information that powerful health care lobbies typically try to keep secret. The American Hospital Association recently sued the Trump administration over new rules that would make health care prices public (they lost that challenge but have said they plan to appeal to a higher court). This makes it frustratingly difficult for reporters and patients to answer seemingly basic questions, like how much a coronavirus test costs in the United States. Times Insider explains who we are and what we do, and delivers behind-the-scenes insights into how our journalism comes together.For the last few months, I’ve started my mornings with the same routine: reviewing New York Times readers’ medical bills over coffee.- Advertisement – The first bill with this provider was sent to me on Aug. 3, the same day I started the collection project. A woman from outside New York City said she was “shocked” to see a drive-through coronavirus testing site bill her insurance $1,944. “How can this provider bill $480 for a 3 minute phone call giving test results?” she asked in her submission.The next day, another submission from a patient of Dr. Murphy’s came in. “I can pay my bill but I’m astounded at the cost the provider is charging for the test,” the patient wrote. Four days later, there was another patient reporting the “exorbitant rates” she faced, also from Dr. Murphy.When the first bill came in, I thought it was interesting but didn’t quite see a full story. The patient’s high charges could be an anomaly. By the end of the summer, I had six separate bills and an inkling something was amiss. I had slowly amassed a data set that showed that a doctor who was staffing public testing sites was repeatedly billing insurers more than $1,000 for coronavirus tests.- Advertisement – – Advertisement – The patients who went to one of these drive-through tests had no chance of knowing what charges they would face beforehand. Their bills, however, can help shine some light on the issue. They lay secret prices out in plain sight.They also contain five-digit billing codes, which I’ve had to become more adept at reading the longer I’ve covered the health system. Those codes show exactly what service the doctor provided. In this case, those codes tipped me off that Dr. Murphy wasn’t just billing for coronavirus tests, as his patients thought. He was billing for 20 other respiratory pathogens, too.The bills are important, but they are never the entire story. After I had amassed enough bills to start seeing a pattern, I began interviewing patients about their experiences. I spoke with Dr. Murphy about his billing practices. He said the use of the larger test was appropriate because it could catch a wider range of diseases, particularly for those who were symptomatic.I talked to medical billing experts to get their insights, and to the elected officials who had set up the testing sites. I filed public records requests, and when they came back, combed through thousands of pages of emails between Dr. Murphy and town government workers.In most cases, the patient bills I receive don’t turn into stories. Some don’t reveal new information. Of those that do, we often don’t have enough submissions to show a pattern or the ability to look into each one.In this case though, we got lucky: A critical mass of readers decided to take a few minutes to send us a medical bill they found odd. That decision allowed me to do my job better, and tell a story that otherwise may have gone untold.last_img read more

Cluster of Vietnamese avian flu cases may shrink

first_imgJan 26, 2005 (CIDRAP News) – A reported family cluster of H5N1 avian influenza cases among three brothers in Vietnam may turn out to be only two cases, the World Health Organization (WHO) said today.Contrary to some media reports, the WHO said the 36-year-old younger brother of two men who contracted the disease has not been sick, though test results are still pending.As reported previously, a 46-year-old man and his 42-year-old brother had confirmed H5 avian flu cases, the WHO said. The older man died Jan 9, but the 42-year-old, who cared for his older brother while the latter was sick, has recovered.A Chinese news agency had reported Jan 24 that the 36-year-old brother also had tested positive for avian flu. But the WHO said, “The third brother, aged 36 years, was hospitalized for observation only, did not develop symptoms, and remains in good health. Results of tests, conducted as part of the investigation, are pending.”Previous reports have said the three brothers had shared a meal that included a dish containing raw duck blood, triggering speculation that they acquired avian flu that way. But the WHO did not comment on that theory today, saying only, “The source of infection for the two brothers remains undetermined and investigations are ongoing.”No evidence of additional cases has been found in the two communities where the brothers lived, the WHO said.The agency fears that the H5N1 could launch a pandemic if it develops the ability to spread easily from person to person. The only case so far where person-to-person transmission is believed to have occurred was in Thailand last September, when an 11-year-old girl probably passed the disease to her mother and an aunt.Today the WHO also confirmed two other H5N1 cases that were reported in the news media last weekend. They involved a 35-year-old woman from Dong Thap province, who died Jan 21, and a 17-year-old boy from Bac Lieu province, who died Jan 14.Vietnam has had 10 confirmed human cases, 9 of them fatal, since mid-December, the WHO said. Vietnam now has had 37 confirmed cases, 29 of them fatal, since January 2004, while Thailand has had 17 cases with 12 deaths, according to the WHO.See also:Jan 26 WHO statement read more

WHO: Six developing countries may get flu vaccine plants

first_imgEditor’s note: Contrary to this story, information obtained Mar 23 from the World Health Organization and from another news report indicated that Thailand had no plans to withhold H5N1 virus samples. See link at end of story for more information.Mar 22, 2007 (CIDRAP News) – The World Health Organization (WHO), faced with developing countries’ growing reluctance to share samples of H5N1 avian flu viruses, said today that four Asian countries and two in Latin America are moving closer to getting their own flu vaccine manufacturing plants.”Up to six projects to establish in-country manufacturing capacity of influenza vaccine are in the final stage of approval following an application process which began in November,” the WHO said in a news release. “These projects will take place in two Latin American and four Asian countries, three of which have had human H5N1 influenza cases.”The statement said vaccine manufacturer Sanofi Pasteur has “played a key role in transferring vaccine technology to Brazil, which will be in a position to produce vaccine next year.” But the agency did not clarify whether Brazil is one of the two Latin American countries involved, nor did it name any of the other countries.Japan and the United States have provided $18 million to support the effort, the WHO said, without giving other details on the plans.The announcement comes in the wake of Indonesia’s statement last month and Thailand’s declaration today that the countries will not share any more H5N1 virus samples with the WHO without a guarantee of access to any vaccines based on their samples. The countries complain that they get little or nothing in return for the samples, because the specimens are used to make vaccines that the countries’ populations can’t afford.In other efforts to ensure that developing countries will have access to vaccines in the event of a flu pandemic, the WHO said it is exploring financing mechanisms to help countries buy vaccines from multinational companies. Among the proposals are a “virtual international pandemic influenza stockpile and advance purchase mechanisms to secure funds to buy vaccines for developing countries.”WHO officials are scheduled to meet with a number of Asian health ministers Mar 26 and 27 in Jakarta to discuss access to pandemic vaccines and sharing of virus samples. Today’s statement was intended to facilitate discussions at the Jakarta meeting.”Most countries with resource constraints do not have the means to access influenza vaccines,” Marie-Paule Kieny, director of the WHO’s Initiative for Vaccine Research, said in the statement. “If we are to be well-prepared for an influenza pandemic, it is essential that developing countries have access to vaccines.”Yesterday David Heymann, the WHO’s acting director-general for communicable diseases, was quoted as saying that certain vaccine makers might be able to transfer some manufacturing capacity to developing countries, but that it could take 10 years. He also noted that the world’s total capacity for making flu vaccine is very limited. The WHO has estimated capacity at no more than 350 million doses of trivalent flu vaccine.The WHO released a “global pandemic influenza action plan to increase vaccine supply” in October 2006. Today the agency said more money is needed to keep the plan on track.”For this work to continue to advance in a timely manner, additional funds are needed for this10-year, US $10 billion effort to protect the world from what could be a devastating public health crisis,” the statement said. “We urge other countries to step up and join Canada, Japan and the United States in supporting this critical work.”See also:Mar 23 CIDRAP News story “Thailand to continue sharing H5N1 samples”Mar 21 CIDRAP News story “WHO to discuss vaccine access with Asian officials”last_img read more

OSHA releases pandemic flu guidance for healthcare workers

first_imgMay 21, 2007 (CIDRAP News) – Experts predict that an influenza pandemic will place a long and heavy burden on the medical community, which prompted the US Department of Labor (DOL) to develop guidance for healthcare worker safety that it released today at a press conference.The guidelines, released on the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Web site today, cover a range of healthcare settings, from emergency departments to ambulances to temporary patient care facilities. The 100-page document is a follow-up to guidelines released by OSHA in February that provided general guidance for all types of workplaces.Edwin G. Foulke Jr, assistant secretary of labor for OSHA, told reporters today that the guidance for the healthcare workers and other employee groups is part of the Bush administration’s national pandemic strategy. “We have to ensure that essential public services will continue, and only by protecting healthcare workers can we weather a pandemic,” he said.The OSHA guidelines are based on traditional infection control and occupational hygiene principles but may need to be modified or supplemented as more details become known about the transmission once a pandemic strain emerges, Foulke said.The guidance for healthcare workers is divided into four sections that cover clinical information on influenza, infection control, pandemic influenza preparedness, and specific OSHA standards. Donald Wright, director of OSHA’s office of occupational medicine, said he anticipates that healthcare workers will be most interested in the infection control section.A focus of the infection control section is the “weak links” in hospital infection control, such as hand hygiene and respiratory protection compliance. The section stresses that it’s not enough to question employees about hygiene practices; institutions need to observe employee behavior, implement strategies to promote the recommended practices, and cultivate a safety climate that promotes good infection control behaviors.In reviewing several possible patient care scenarios, the OSHA guidance, for example, suggests what to do when a hospital runs out of single rooms for patients: Patients with suspected pandemic influenza could be grouped in cohorts in areas of the facility where they receive care from experienced staff and are isolated from main thoroughfares.OSHA suggests several surveillance activities that would be helpful for hospitals in a pandemic, such as tracking employees who have cared for patients with suspected or confirmed influenza or screening workers each day for influenzalike symptoms.Guidance on personal protective equipment is consistent with other OSHA and US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) advisories, Wright said. Though the HHS pandemic influenza plan does not recommend goggles and face shields for routine care of patients with pandemic influenza, OSHA advises that workers who are within 3 feet of a coughing patient should wear those items.OSHA strongly urges healthcare institutions to stockpile N-95 respirators and other protective equipment, warning that the items will be scarce once a pandemic strikes. “Employers and employees should not count on obtaining any additional protective equipment not already purchased and stockpiled,” the report said. “Therefore, it is important for healthcare facilities to consider respiratory protection for essential personnel to assure that employees are ready, willing, and able to care for the general population.”The guidelines recognized that when supplies are scarce, employees may need to consider reusing their respirators. Reuse of disposable respirators should be limited to a single wearer, be labeled with the employee’s name, and include clear instruction about how to avoid spreading contamination from the outside of the respirator. Wearing a face shield over the respirator may help keep the exterior of the device clean, the OSHA guidance suggests.Several other institutional issues are addressed, such as cleaning patient care equipment, disinfecting patient rooms, and disposing of solid waste.Extensive appendices include several resources for healthcare institutions, such as communication tools for promoting employee infection control practices, strategies for planning respiratory protections programs, triage algorithms, supply and pandemic planning checklists, and even a crisis communication guide for handling questions from the media.See also:OSHA pandemic preparedness and response guidance for healthcare workers and employers 21 OSHA press releaseFeb 8 CIDRAP News article “New OSHA guidance targets pandemic flu”last_img read more

Tour of Croatia is one of the most beautiful Croatian postcards in the world

first_imgThe International Cycling Tour of Croatia will be held for the fourth year in a row, from 17 to 22 April, in six stages, on a route longer than 1000 kilometers through almost the entire territory of the Republic of Croatia.That this is one of the most important sporting events of the year is confirmed by the promotion to the 2nd HC category by the World Cycling Organization (UCI) and the interest of numerous cycling teams and media that will transmit the image from Croatia to as many as six continents. Top Sport Events and add that this year’s race will be even more demanding and will host 20 teams, including those from the highest ranking of the World Cycling Organization (UCI), namely the Bahrain Merida Pro Cycling Team, Astana Pro Team and Trek Segafredo .The organizer of the race is the agency Top Sport Events, represented by Vladimir Miholjević, also the director of the race, and on the eve of the start, an official presentation of stages, teams and other news for representatives of partners and the media was organized.”This year’s edition of the Tour of Croatia will be in many ways more exciting and attractive than the previous ones. On behalf of the entire organizing team, I would like to thank all the partners and sponsors for their support and understanding, because without them this project would not exist. Organizationally, we always try to be even better, so we are especially happy that the transfers between the stages will be minimal and the cycling teams will have enough time for quality regeneration and preparation of the next stages. The route race passes through numerous nature parks and national parks and we are proud to present these Croatian gems to competitors and the whole world.”, Said Vladimir Miholjevic, director of the race.In the meantime, there is no need to worry about it. ”He also announced numerous novelties of this year’s edition, among which the program intended for children stands out, as part of which he will learn about the importance of recycling, in cooperation with the Fund for Environmental Protection and Energy Efficiency. “Tour of Croatia is an example of a project that has multiple positive effects on Croatian tourism. First of all, in the promotion segment because the race takes place on a route of about 1000 kilometers and passes through almost the entire area of ​​our country, the coast and the continent. The development of the offer in the pre- and post-season periods, ie the extension of the tourist season is the focus of the activities of the Croatian Tourist Board and the Ministry of Tourism, and the Tour of Croatia is a real example of how major international events can contribute to this goal. That is why this year we are proud partners of a race that has successfully positioned itself as the most exciting cycling race in the country.”, Said the director of the CNTB, Kristjan Staničić.The race will be broadcast daily by Croatian Radio and Television with 11 hours of live television broadcast and a total of three hours of summaries. The live broadcast will also be broadcast on Eurosport, and the TV broadcast will, thanks to the cooperation with ASO, be broadcast by numerous television stations from as many as 6 continents – in Europe, North and South America, Asia, Africa and Australia – some of which will be broadcast by Tour and live.Thus, the most beautiful postcard from Croatia will travel the world again. The Spanish production company ISB, the executive production company at the last 12 Olympic Games, has been hired for the technical part of the broadcast, which will record the race with cameras while driving and with the use of a special camera helicopter that will monitor the race from the air.Stages of the Tour of Croatia race For the third time, the Tour of Croatia starts in Osijek, and this introductory stage, 227 kilometers long, is more demanding than the previous ones, and the ascent to PP Papuk will be a novelty for cyclists that will physically make the journey to Koprivnica more difficult. The goal on Koprivnica’s Zrinski Square will be the perfect completion of this stage.The longest stage is scheduled for the second day, and it starts in Karlovac, a city on four rivers. Cyclists will reach the Plitvice Lakes National Park along the route, and the ascent to the Velebit Nature Park will be the main obstacle for sprinters, who should be the main actors in this stage. The goal of the stage is in Zadar, and the scenography provided by Sv. Donat is likely to be just as interesting to spectators around the world as the race itself.The start in Trogir and the circle across Ciovo, through the very center of Okrug Gornji, evokes pride in the organizing team, because the shots of historical heritage and natural beauty leave you speechless. It is technically demanding to pass through the center of Makarska, followed by the beginning of the infernal ascent through the PP Biokovo to the top of Sv. Jure.The fourth stage is, as everyone who visited it agreed, the most beautiful road for riding a motorcycle or bicycle in Europe, and probably beyond, so the organizers are happy to see the whole world. The start is in Starigrad, and the concentration of cyclists will certainly be “disturbed” by the beauties of the Paklenica National Park. The goal of the stage is on the main town square in Crikvenica.The fifth stage is the royal stage of this year’s race because in its 155 kilometers it hides a 3.300 m altitude difference and additional climbing from the waterfront in Rabac to the center of the old town of Labin where the official start will be. The cyclists will pass through Rijeka along the Korzo and continue towards Opatija, fighting for positions before the final ascent of 15 km and 922 m altitude difference from Ičići to Poklon.The last stage is between Samobor and Zagreb. read more

New Law on State Property Management and Camps

first_imgThe new Law on State Property Management entered into force on June 14.6.2018, XNUMX. (published in NN no. 52 from 6.6.2018.).A significant novelty in this law is that the Ministry of State Property manages camps, but also land and forests for which it is planned to build golf courses, sports-recreational and tourist complexes.The Croatian Camping Association (KUH), as they point out, closely cooperated with HUP regarding this Act and its provisions, which had numerous activities during the procedure of passing this Act. Namely, it also regulates the management of land on which the camp is owned by the Republic of Croatia (ART. 3) and exceptional management of other real estate whose management is entrusted to another body by a special law if the spatial plan on these real estates, in a separate construction area and / or outside the boundaries of the construction area, plans to build golf courses, hotels, hotel complexes, camps and other outdoor sports and recreational courses with ancillary buildings and other similar facilities of a commercial nature (Article 5).”Although the position of the tourism sector was represented at several meetings with the competent ministries and through all channels of social dialogue and concrete amendments to the law were proposed, only some of HUP’s proven proposals were partially accepted: the definition of camps in Article 3 was changed. . and the possibility of subleasing the land in the camp (Article 44), and Article 43 has been amended in order to eliminate doubts about the possible double payment of the concession fee ” point out from KUH and add that the key remark to clearly prescribe that this law does not apply to camp land regulated by regulations in tourist land is not accepted, as well as the proposal to delete the obligation to obtain the consent of the Ministry to lease part of the property and amendments with the possibility of disposing of the camp with immediate settlement.Parts of the law relating to campsitesArticle 3(1) The term “state property” used in this Act means in particular the following property:- land on which the camp is located, and on which the ownership of the Republic of Croatia has been established, regardless of whether it is located in a construction zone, on agricultural land and in a forest or on forest land owned by the Republic of Croatia. camp, in terms of this Act, is also considered real estate that is so defined by a special regulationArticle 5(1) As an exception to Article 3 of this Act, the Ministry, in accordance with the provisions of this Act, also manages other real estate whose management is entrusted to another body by a special law if the spatial plan on these real estates, in a separate construction area and / or outside areas, plans to build golf courses, hotels, hotel complexes, camps and other outdoor sports and recreational playgrounds with ancillary buildings and other similar facilities of a commercial nature.Article 43The user of the camp, who is a camp in the sense of the provision of Article 3, paragraph 1, subparagraph 4 of this Act as such defined by a special regulation, pays the Republic of Croatia a fee in accordance with that regulation.Prohibition of sublease and subleaseArticle 44(5) Exceptionally, in the case of camps, hotels, mountain lodges or houses or other facilities for the accommodation of tourists, a part of the real estate may be subleased with the previously obtained consent of the Ministry.HR camping statisticsIn 2018, from the beginning of the year to June 19.6, a total of 653.198 arrivals and 3.275.826 overnight stays were realized in our camps, which represents an increase of 6,3% in arrivals and 9,5% in overnight stays.Results by counties (1.6.-19.6.)Annually, countiesNights by age groups, annual levellast_img read more

Course for “Certified Guides of Performers” in Istria

first_imgThe Tourist Board of the Municipality of Vrsar is organizing a certified course for guide interpreters within the project “I enjoy tradition”, licensed by Interpret Europe (European Organization for the Interpretation of Heritage).   The course is intended for tourist guides, museum guides, nature park staff and all those who have the opportunity to personally present the heritage to visitors. During the course, participants will be introduced to the means of interpretation and adopt the technique of creating interpretive speeches and walks that connect visitors with heritage, provide them with new experiences, and help create memories. Tečaj  za osposobljavanje vodiča interpretatora  održat će se u Vrsaru u ožujku i travnju 2019. godine, a voditeljica tečaja je Iva Silla, certificirana trenerica vodiča interpretatora za organizaciju Interpret Europe.  For all those who want to upgrade the skills of presenting cultural and natural heritage with methods and techniques of interpretive guidance, for all institutions that care for heritage, and want to help their employees to more successfully convey the value of their material to visitors, a 40-hour course for interpreters is an unavoidable stop. according to these goals. center_img The training is conducted within the project “I enjoy tradition” and is co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund, which ensures free participation of course participants.  Vrijeme i mjesto održavanja: 29. – 31.3.2019.; 6.- 7.4.2019., Vrsar. Više informacija o tečaju i prijavni obrazac nalaze se HERElast_img read more

Free application for public city transport available in Rijeka

first_imgData on routes and marked stops are taken from the open data portal of the City of Rijeka and will be supplemented and changed if deficiencies are noticed. The desire is to implement this application in other cities in the Republic of Croatia and work on further improvements for which there is an opportunity. Also, the goal is to encourage other market stakeholders to be actively involved in the development and implementation of similar solutions. The idea for the CityBus Zadar application was created at the Google I / O Extended Hackathon held in mid-May 2017 in Zadar. After more than two years of the application being active in the Zadar County, it reached almost 10.000 downloads, but the key support of local institutions for further progress was lacking. Therefore, Smart Solutions Zadar decided to transfer the existing system to other cities within the Republic of Croatia. Given the availability of data, they opted for Rijeka, although several similar applications have already been developed in the city and county. The application itself is designed as a guide through public transport for citizens and tourists in the entire Primorje-Gorski Kotar County. The new free Android application CityBus Rijeka is available to the citizens of Rijeka and their guests. Using the available data through the open data portal of the City of Rijeka, the Zadar company Smart Solutions came up with the idea to implement the same for Rijeka after the development of the mobile application for the City of Zadar. This application is a unique guide to public transport in the entire Primorje-Gorski Kotar County. It is currently available for free download through the Google Play Store. The application allows you to view the marked bus stops in the Primorje-Gorski Kotar County, display bus stops with information about the distance of users from the same with the display of the next 3 bus lines coming to the same, display routes of all city and suburban bus lines Autotrolej, then view the timetable of all of Autotrolej city, suburban and night bus lines by desired date with display of all passing stops with estimated arrival times, overview of all city, suburban and night bus lines of Autotrolej with associated stops, display of important marked taxi stops in Rijeka, display of parking zones in the city of Rijeka with information on the time of payment, there is also a display of information on free spaces in closed parking lots, a display of the latest information related to public transport in the Primorje-Gorski Kotar County, a display of locations for the purchase of bus tickets with information working time actions. The application is available in several languages, in addition to Croatian there are also English, Italian, German and Hungarian. last_img read more

FISCALIZATION CONTROL: Restaurants and facilities for food preparation and serving are supervised by the tax until 19.02.

first_imgIn the period from 13. – 19.2.2020. Supervisory activities will cover all taxpayers of fiscalization, especially taxpayers who perform the activity: – I 56.10 – Restaurants and mobile food service activities. The Tax Administration supervises taxi drivers, restaurants, florists and specialized pet equipment stores for another 4 days. The Tax Administration, in cooperation with the Customs Administration, continues to carry out fiscalization controls throughout the territory of the Republic of Croatia.  – G 47.76 – Retail sale of flowers, plants, seeds, fertilizers, pet animals and pet food in specialized stores, As reported, the results of the risk analysis and procedures for monitoring the issuance and fiscalization of invoices showed that there are still a significant number of taxpayers who either do not issue invoices or do not fiscalize the issued invoices, committing the most serious tax violations.center_img # We would like to inform taxpayers that, as part of their regular supervisory activities, the Tax Administration, in cooperation with the Customs Administration, continues to carry out fiscalization inspections on the entire territory of the Republic of Croatia. – Х 49.32 – Taxi service and Supervisions of fiscalization are performed by inspecting the business premises of taxpayers, checking the issuance of invoices in real time via mobile devices and other supervisory activities.last_img read more