States challenge unlawfully appointed Chad Wolf’s effort to further decimate DACA

first_img– Advertisement – “Despite the landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision finding the Trump administration’s attempt to rescind DACA to be unlawful, the federal government has continued to take steps to diminish protections granted to Dreamers who were brought to the United States as children,” Becerra said in the complaint, joined by Maine Attorney General Aaron Frey, Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh, and Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison.The changes that the unlawfully appointed acting secretary ordered include reducing the duration of protections from two years to just one and the outright rejection of any new applicants, as well as the denial of advance parole, which in the past allowed DACA recipients to be able to travel outside of the U.S. and safely return.- Advertisement – But Unlawful Chad has never cared much about the law or rules especially of late, basically using his government office to campaign for his boss’ reelection in states including Arizona and Texas. Hmm, wonder why those states right now. They may not care, but it hasn’t gone unnoticed: following a request from independent federal watchdog American Oversight this week, the chief of Office of Special Counsel’s Hatch Act unit has agreed to open a probe into top DHS officials’ shameless campaigning.We’ve also noticed, and we also care. On this final day of voting across the country, remember that Democratic wins won’t just mean sweeping Trump out of office. It’ll also mean sweeping out his army of corrupt lackeys and protecting programs that protect families everywhere.center_img “Ultimately, the unlawful changes directly harm Dreamers and threaten to rob them of opportunities to give back to their communities, including for the roughly 29,000 doctors, nurses, dentists, physician assistants, and other healthcare workers who have benefitted from DACA and are on the front lines confronting the ongoing pandemic every day,” Becerra continued. A lawsuit filed by Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF) and others in September also challenged Unlawful Chad’s authority, saying he “has no legal authority to upend the lives of hundreds of thousands Dreamers living, learning, and working in the country that they call home.” “The Trump administration’s irresponsible governance has consequences under our Constitution and statutes,” MALDEF president and general counsel, Thomas A. Saenz, said at the time. “Trump’s refusal to nominate candidates to lead the Department of Homeland Security—even when his own party controls the Senate that must confirm such appointments—means that the punitive Wolf memorandum was unlawfully issued.”- Advertisement –last_img read more

Trailblazers beat Supernovas in low-scoring Women’s T20 Challenge final after Smriti Mandhana’s fifty | Cricket News

first_imgTrailblazers beat Supernovas by 16 runs to win the 2020 Women’s T20 Challenge. The Trailblazers claimed their first Women’s T20 Challenge title after beating defending champions Supernovas in a low-scoring final.Captain Smriti Mandhana scored a superb 68 from 49 balls as the Trailblazers made a strong start but a dramatic collapse of 7-48 late in the innings saw them finish on 118-8, having been 71-0 after 11 overs, with left-arm spinner Radha Yadav (5-16) claiming the tournament’s first five-wicket haul.Sophie Ecclestone (1-26) made the early breakthrough the Trailblazers needed defending such a low total, trapping the dangerous Chamari Athapaththu lbw in her first over and the Supernovas failed to gather any real momentum throughout the innings on a slow pitch in Sharjah.Supernovas skipper Harmanpreet Kaur tried to hold the innings but was struggling with an injury and when she was bowled by Selma Khatun (3-18) in the 19th over, the Trailblazers were on the brink. – Advertisement – – Advertisement – Captain Smriti Mandhana scored a crucial half-century as the Trailblazers won the Women’s T20 Challenge for the first time with a 16-run victory over the Supernovas; Radha Yadav’s 5-16 comes in vain for the defending champions By Sam DruryLast Updated: 09/11/20 5:57pm Trailblazers captain Smriti Mandhana scored a vital half-century to set her side on the way to victory Trailblazers captain Smriti Mandhana scored a vital half-century to set her side on the way to victory

Here’s Where All the Cracks in the ‘Blue Wall’ Were for Biden

first_imgOne place that was not especially helpful to the president-elect was the city of Detroit. A lack of enthusiasm there for Mrs. Clinton helped sink her chances of winning the state, but this year Democrats had high hopes that turnout in the predominantly African-American city would rebound. It did, but for Mr. Trump. Though Mr. Biden won Detroit with 94 percent of the vote, he received almost 1,000 fewer votes than Mrs. Clinton did in 2016. Mr. Trump increased his totals by nearly 5,000 votes, with strength concentrated in small pockets of the city like the west side, which has a large number of Latino voters.PennsylvaniaThe trends in the state that put Mr. Biden over the top in the Electoral College were similar to those in Michigan. Its biggest city, Philadelphia, went overwhelmingly to the president-elect, but also provided Mr. Trump with more votes than he received four years ago.Though votes were still trickling in nearly a week after Election Day, Mr. Biden was behind where Mrs. Clinton finished in Philadelphia. And Mr. Trump saw an uptick in his numbers in white working-class neighborhoods in the city’s northeast, as well as in precincts with large Latino populations. On Election Day, Mr. Biden’s analysis prevailed. He won every state. Here is a look at the dynamics that worked in his favor.MichiganThe antipathy toward Mr. Trump in many swing and Republican-leaning suburbs was a national phenomenon, and in the communities surrounding Detroit it provided Mr. Biden with the votes he needed to help claw the state back from the president. – Advertisement – Victory was always going to be difficult for Mr. Trump in Michigan, a state he won by less than 11,000 votes in 2016. But he traveled there often in the final days of the race, believing it was within reach. The Republican National Committee, whose chairwoman, Ronna McDaniel, lives in Michigan, dropped money on a last-minute ad campaign in the hope of moving the needle in the president’s favor. Outside of Philadelphia, it was a different story. Mr. Biden’s voters showed up in overwhelming numbers in the suburbs and swing counties farther out, like Northampton in the Lehigh Valley and Erie in the northwest. These predominantly white counties voted twice for Mr. Obama, then went to Mr. Trump in 2016.Mr. Biden won them both, but narrowly — Erie County by one percentage point and Northampton County by less than a point. Northampton, with its mix of rural areas, old mining towns and small to medium-size cities like Bethlehem, behaved like other demographically similar areas where Mr. Trump’s leadership style drove voters away and energized the opposition against him. – Advertisement – WisconsinFor much of the campaign, Mr. Trump’s re-election seemed to hinge on Wisconsin. It was the test market for his playbook of driving up turnout in rural areas where his operation could identify people who liked him but who didn’t vote in 2016. The playbook worked, but the margins were too small: a few thousand votes, give or take, in most of the state’s 72 counties.Mr. Biden didn’t flip any major counties, just two smaller ones north of Milwaukee. But in a sign of the president’s weakness among voters 65 and older, one of those was Door County, northeast of Green Bay on Lake Michigan. As a destination popular with retirees but also reliant on tourism, Door County was an especially bad environment for the president, considering the many voters who blamed him for mismanaging the deadly coronavirus and the economic fallout that followed. In the end, Mr. Trump held onto most of the counties he won in 2016 and boosted his vote total statewide by nearly 370,000, with gains in places like Macomb County, a bellwether that first appeared in the political spotlight in the 1980s, thanks to its high concentration of Reagan Democrats. But it was not enough. He grew his base, but often in smaller, rural counties where there weren’t a lot of votes to begin with. And even in places where he gained significantly, like Macomb, Mr. Biden’s gains were bigger when measured against Hillary Clinton’s totals in 2016.Mr. Biden surged ahead of Mrs. Clinton’s statewide, especially in suburban areas where Republicans were once dominant. He managed to flip conservative-leaning Kent County in the western part of the state, the home of former President Gerald R. Ford. In Oakland County, the state’s second-largest, Mr. Biden finished ahead of Mr. Trump by 14 points, a major improvement over not just Mrs. Clinton but also Barack Obama in 2008, who both won it by eight points. Mr. Biden managed to do very well in the county’s wealthy enclaves like Bloomfield Hills, where Mitt Romney grew up and where being a Democrat was, until recently, one of the surest impediments to getting elected at any level of government.As was the case in many suburban areas across the Midwestern battlegrounds, women voters were especially activated in Oakland County. Erie County does not have as high an average income as Northampton, but it has about the same majority percentage of white voters, spread across rural areas and small cities. It was the kind of place where Mr. Biden’s back story, rooted in the working-class city of Scranton, about five hours east, seems to have made Trump voters comfortable switching sides. While Mr. Trump increased his vote totals in Erie County by roughly 5,000, Mr. Biden outdid him. He improved on Mrs. Clinton’s performance by more than 9,000 votes to pull just barely ahead, proving again that in places where the Trump campaign was effective at mobilizing its base, it could not keep pace. Updated Nov. 9, 2020, 4:46 p.m. ET President Trump’s path to re-election always had very little margin for error. His victory in 2016 was decided by just 77,000 votes spread across three Northern battleground states, fewer than the crowd at an average Big Ten football game on a Saturday, at least before the pandemic.Since the start of his campaign in early 2019, President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr. has made the case that he could beat Mr. Trump precisely because of the strength he would have in those states — Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin — where his unpretentious, approachable style and moderate politics would connect with voters.- Advertisement – In the bigger picture, Wisconsin’s shifts toward Mr. Biden came from its cities and largest counties. Well-educated, prosperous counties like Dane, home to the liberal university town of Madison, saw a significant jump in turnout over 2016 that went almost entirely to Mr. Biden. In the conservative counties surrounding Milwaukee that are a bulwark of support for Republicans running statewide, Mr. Trump’s share of the vote declined. The drop off wasn’t huge, but it helped Mr. Biden build his 20,000-vote lead in Wisconsin.In the city of Milwaukee, the dynamic was once again similar to the ones seen in Detroit and Philadelphia: Mr. Biden won an overwhelming share of the city but did not improve much over Mrs. Clinton. And in wards of the city with majority Black populations, fewer voters cast their votes for him than they did for her, according to The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Mr. Biden also appeared to do worse against Mr. Trump in city wards with a large number of Latino voters. – Advertisement –last_img read more

Pandemic Reaches Grim Milestone as Biden Moves to Take Charge

first_imgIn Utah, the increase in coronavirus cases — more than 2,000 new infections a day — has sent ripples of alarm throughout Salt Lake City. Stores began limiting purchases of certain items like toilet paper and cleaning supplies. Shelves in a local Costco last weekend were low on staples like pasta and flour.In Nebraska, Gov. Pete Ricketts, a Republican, announced a series of specific restrictions on Monday that stopped short of any sweeping directive. People can still eat indoors at restaurants, but dining will be limited to eight people per table. Masks will be required in some businesses — but only if there is close contact between people for 15 minutes or more. Dancing at weddings will not be allowed — unless people dance at their own tables.Gov. J.B. Pritzker of Illinois said on Monday that he would impose more stringent restrictions on three regions of the state, including suburbs of Chicago and Southern Illinois, that are seeing surges in coronavirus infections.- Advertisement – Mr. Herbert, who has been slow to enact restrictions aimed at slowing the spread of the coronavirus, announced new rules that would apply statewide, including canceling high school extracurricular activities and limiting social gatherings to within households.But he did not close bars or restaurants and declined to impose restrictions on churches.- Advertisement – – Advertisement –center_img “The virus is winning the war by now,” Mr. Pritzker said, urging the public to wear masks. “The situation has worsened considerably in certain areas of the state.”In New York City, Mayor Bill de Blasio warned on Monday that the city was “getting dangerously close” to a second wave and said that further lockdowns were possible if New Yorkers did not regain control of the virus. “Unfortunately, it could mean even having to shut down parts of our economy again,” he said.At Mr. Biden’s closed-door briefing with his Covid advisory board, which took place remotely over a video conference call on Monday, three leaders of the panel provided updates on the pandemic while others members of the group introduced themselves, according to a person familiar with the discussion.- Advertisement –last_img read more

Roche to give flu drug to WHO to fight pandemic

first_img CDC information on neuraminidase inhibitors Movement of people in and out of the area would be effectively restricted. WHO news release Roche news release “If the first signs of improved transmissibility are picked up quickly, there is a chance that rapid intervention, involving mass prophylactic administration of antiviral drugs, might contain the pandemic at its source or at least delay international spread, gaining time to intensify preparedness,” the agency said. The first viruses that show an ability to sustain transmission among humans would not yet be highly contagious. The 30 million doses will be used to build up an international stockpile of antivirals, the WHO said in announcing the gift today. The first 1 million treatment courses (10 million capsules) will be ready early in 2006, with the rest expected before mid-2006. Earlier this month, the WHO said it had enough oseltamivir to treat 120,000 people. The company said it has received orders for oseltamivir from about 30 countries in the past few months, as governments have begun building their own stockpiles. Countries aiming to buy enough of the drug to cover 20% to 40% of their people include France, Finland, Iceland, Ireland, Luxembourg, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom. Recent news reports said the US government has stockpiled enough oseltamivir to treat about 2.3 million people. “Right now, many countries are creating their own stockpiles of antivirals,” said WHO Director-General Dr. Lee Jong-Wook, as quoted in the WHO announcement. “However poor countries simply cannot afford to do this. If a flu pandemic were to emerge in a poor country for example, these drugs could be flown quickly to the center of a potential pandemic. We urge other countries to help us build up the international stockpile.” Roche CEO William M. Burns said the production lead time for the drug is about 12 months. The company doubled its production capacity last year and this year, and it plans to increase it further in 2006, he said. Aug 24, 2005 (CIDRAP News) – The Swiss drug company Roche has pledged to give the World Health Organization (WHO) enough doses of the antiviral drug oseltamivir (Tamiflu) to treat 3 million people, in the hope that it could help to stave off or delay an influenza pandemic. The emergence of such viruses would have to be limited to a small geographical area.center_img Antiviral drugs would be rapidly mobilized from the stockpile and administered to a large enough share of the affected population. “While mass intervention with antiviral drugs has no guarantee of success, it nonetheless needs to be undertaken as it represents one of the few preventive options for an event with predictably severe consequences for every country in the world,” the WHO said. “Once the virus has become fully contagious, its spread to all parts of the world is considered unstoppable.” “Oseltamivir could help to reduce illness and death, and when combined with other measures, could potentially contain an emerging pandemic virus or slow its national and international spread,” the WHO said. “If it reaches the site of an outbreak quickly, an antiviral stockpile could especially help people in poorer countries.” A Roche news release said oseltamivir is likely to be effective against any mutating strain of the H5N1 virus. See also: Oseltamivir is one of the two flu drugs called neuraminidase inhibitors, the other being zanamivir (Relenza). Of the two, only oseltamivir is approved for prevention (as well as treatment) of flu and for use in children younger than 7 years (and older than 1 year). Both drugs reduce flu severity if treatment is begun within 48 hours after symptoms appear, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The drug “would be dispatched to people in greatest need at the site of an emerging influenza pandemic,” the agency said today. The announcement comes amid growing concern that the H5N1 avian flu virus in Asia may evolve into a humanly contagious form at any time, triggering a pandemic. The first clusters of human cases caused by the virus would have to be rapidly detected and reported. Officials said the following specific conditions would be required: Disease experts have warned that stopping a budding pandemic would be extremely difficult at best. The WHO noted that such a thing has never been tried before and said success would depend on meeting tough conditions.last_img read more

Two die of avian flu in Cambodia, China

first_imgMar 24, 2006 (CIDRAP News) – Avian influenza has killed a 3-year-old girl in Cambodia and a 29-year-old woman in China, pushing the global toll from the H5N1 virus to 105 deaths out of 186 cases, the World Health Organization announced today.The Cambodian girl was the fifth person in her country to die of the illness and the first since April 2005. She fell ill Mar 14, was hospitalized Mar 21, and died the next day, the WHO said, citing information from the Cambodian government.Samples from the girl tested positive at the Pasteur Institute in Cambodia, the agency said.An Agence France-Presse (AFP) report today said the girl, named Mon Vuthy, came from the village of Phum Prich, about 28 miles west of Phnom Penh, the capital.Chickens in the village began dying in February, and she was known to have played with sick chickens, the WHO said.WHO and Cambodian investigators found seven people in the village who were ill with fever but had no respiratory symptoms, the agency said. All had had contact with sick birds or had been involved in caring for the girl. Though their symptoms were not consistent with H5N1 infection, they are being tested and are under medical observation, the WHO said.At least 42 other people who had contact with the girl or the seven people under observation are also being tested, AFP reported.Most people in the victim’s village keep chickens or ducks, and nearly all said they had eaten poultry that had been sick, according to AFP.In China, the health ministry said a 29-year-old woman who was a migrant worker died of avian flu in a Shanghai hospital Mar 21, according to the WHO. She had been hospitalized since Mar 15.Her case was the first reported in Shanghai, the WHO said. China now has had 16 human H5N1 cases, including 11 deaths.The agency said the woman’s source of infection is under investigation. No poultry outbreaks of H5N1 have been reported in the Shanghai area since February 2004.In related news this week, Finland said yesterday it had ordered 5.2 million doses of an H5N1 vaccine, enough to cover its entire population, according to an AFP report. The Dutch company Solvay Pharmaceuticals will produce the vaccine for 20.8 million euros, or about $25 million.The Finnish National Public Health Institute said the vaccine would be used if the H5N1 virus evolves into a pandemic strain, AFP reported. Clinical studies to determine the vaccine formulation and dosage are to be conducted in coming months.Finnish officials said the vaccine should provide some protection if the H5N1 virus leads to a pandemic. But to provide for better protection, the government has also signed a contract with Solvay for 5.5 million doses of a future vaccine to be developed after the emergence of a pandemic virus, according to AFP.Also this week, the head of the WHO once again urged governments to prepare for a pandemic. “We urge and plead countries to be prepared,” said Dr. Lee Jong-wook, in comments reported Mar 22 by AFP.”About 50 countries have concrete plans,” Lee said. “All others are scrambling to have a plan. . . . We have to take advantage of this window of opportunity.”See also:WHO statement on case in China statement on Cambodian case read more

Extended deadline for legalization of illegal construction

first_imgBy consensus, the Croatian Parliament decided to extend the deadline for submitting requests for legalization of illegal buildings until June 30, 2018, but noting that on-site inspections should be intensified in order to prevent illegal construction.This is not a new legalization, because this deadline applies only to persons who had the right to submit applications in 2012, when the law came into force, said State Secretary of the Ministry of Construction and Physical Planning Dunja Magaš, presenting the final proposal to amend the Law on dealing with illegally constructed buildings.The deadline is extended to June 30, 2018 due to the large number of unresolved cases, but also due to the legalization of as many buildings as possible. Namely, as Maguš said, with yesterday’s 826 thousand requests for legalization, 558 thousand cases have been legally resolved. The state, on the other hand, earned 2016 billion kuna from legalization fees by the end of 1,318, she said.The legal changes also increase the percentage of funds earned from legalization fees for local self-government units from 20 to 30 percent, which MPs also welcomed.In the afternoon, the deputies also supported the final proposal for amendments to the Law on Physical Planning, which harmonizes it with the EU directive and which enables spatial planning in the protected ecological-fishing zone and the continental shelf of Croatia.last_img read more

Sportska Hrvatska – a new CNTB project

first_imgAttachment:NOTE / THIS IS LAST YEAR’S CALL AND IS NOT CURRENT / INVITATION TO EXPRESS INTEREST IN THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE “SPORTS CROATIA” PROJECT FOR MARKETING AND PR COOPERATION ON INTERNATIONAL SIGNIFICANT SPORTS PROJECTS IN 2018. Yesterday, the 42nd session of the Tourist Board of the Croatian Tourist Board was held at the Ministry of Tourism, at which the members of the Council were presented with the proposal of the annual work program of the Croatian Tourist Board for 2019. At the session, a proposal for an invitation to express interest in the implementation of the Sports Croatia project in 2019 and a proposal for a decision on the establishment of the Commission for Sports Croatia were adopted. Exceptional emphasis in future work will be placed on the Sports Croatia program and on cooperation with the Croatian Olympic, Handball and Football Federations with the aim of strengthening Croatia’s position on the dynamic world tourist market.According to the CNTB, the reason for a more systematic approach to branding through sports is the excellent results of this year’s promotion through sports and that is why the Sports Croatia program is being prepared for next year, which will support top sports events in Croatia and conduct promotional activities in cooperation with international famous Croatian athletes.As part of the Sportska Hrvatska project, projects and events such as the Tour of Croatia cycling race, ATP Croatia Open Umag, Pannonian Challenge, Downhill UCI MTB World Cup Mali Lošinj, TP52 Super Series world regatta held in Šibenik and Zadar, etc. have already been supported. Last year. In addition, at the same convocation, a proposal for a Decision on marketing cooperation with the Croatian Olympic Committee on the Sportska Hrvatska project as well as a Decision on marketing cooperation with the Croatian Football and Handball Federations was adopted.”It is important to point out that the promotion of Croatia through a combination of sports and celebrities is also currently one of the most effective promotional tools, which was confirmed this summer at one of the most watched World Cups in Russia. Through cooperation with top Croatian athletes, medal winners and participants in important international competitions in domestic and foreign markets, as well as through cooperation related to holding top sporting events in Croatia, our goal is to further strengthen the brand and raise awareness of Croatia as an attractive tourist destination. offers throughout the year. As a kind of ambassadors of our country, athletes deserve our maximum support in work and development, and I also believe that joint cooperation in domestic and emitting markets will have a positive impact on increasing tourist traffic and general consumption.”, Said the Minister of Tourism and President of the Croatian Tourist Board Gari Cappelli.In the coming period, the Croatian National Tourist Board will establish a four-year cooperation with the Croatian Olympic Committee for the implementation of marketing and PR cooperation in the project “Sports Destination Croatia” in order to create and deliver an innovative product focused mostly on athletes, based on quality infrastructure and recognition foreign sports market.Also, from 2019 to 2021, the Croatian National Tourist Board and the Croatian Handball Federation, in order to further strengthen the brand, will cooperate through matches and performances that the Croatian men’s senior handball team will play during the term of the contract. The cooperation proposal includes, among other things, branding of sports equipment with the Croatian tourism logo, highlighting it on the handball court at matches organized by HRS, and other materials of the association, using HRS visuals and other activities related to the implementation of CNTB promotional activities. Additionally, from the end of 2018 to the end of 2022, cooperation with the Croatian Football Association will be established, which will include marketing and PR activities related to domestic matches and trainings at home and abroad.We bring you what last year’s call for the implementation of the “Sports Croatia” project looked like, to get a framework of what kind of cooperation it works with and what they expect in the CNTB. We are certainly following the development of the project “Sportska hrvatska” and we will publish new details as well as the invitation for cooperation for 2019 as soon as it is published.last_img read more

A tourist office was closed in Fužine

first_imgAt the beginning of this year, an Agreement on cooperation in the creation, development and promotion of the tourist brand of the “Gorski kotar” region was signed.  / / / AGREEMENT ON COOPERATION ON CREATION, DEVELOPMENT AND PROMOTION OF THE TOURIST BRAND OF THE “GORSKI KOTAR” REGION SIGNED This Agreement covers the activities of drafting strategic documents intended for the development and promotion of tourism in the Gorski Kotar region in the period from 2019 to 2025, based on which the development and marketing activities of local tourist boards and local governments will be consolidated and harmonized. In the direction of future development, the Municipality of Fužine, in agreement with representatives of local tourism businesses, ie members of the Assembly of the Tourist Board and the Tourist Council of the Municipality of Fužine, unanimously passed a decision to put the municipal Tourist Office – Fužine Tourist Board. Perhaps this move accelerates the realization of the tourist brand of the “Gorski kotar” region. Now is the right time to reset and lay new healthy and sustainable foundations. And this regardless of the pandemic, because it relies on the “Master Plan for Tourism Development of Gorski Kotar”, and mostly on the common position of all mayors and mayors of this area and representatives of the tourism sector who believe it is necessary to establish a single Tourist Board of Gorski Kotar. center_img So logical and natural – a tourist brand Gorski Kotar. The aim is to ensure a clear presence on the national and world markets when conditions allow, he points out David Bregovac, Mayor of Fužine and adds that the Tourist Board of Fužine continues to work operationally, ie that all administrative functions and obligations will continue to provide the Municipality of Fužine, until the moment and the final decision on the creation of one Tourist Board of Gorski Kotar. Branding regions must be imperative. As of today, there are 315 tourist boards or “tourist destinations” in Lijepa naša. Photo: TZ Fužinelast_img read more

The New York Times included Croatia on the list of open countries for American citizens

first_imgIn the article title “I am an American citizen, where in the world can I travel?”, Croatia is highlighted as the only one of the few countries in the Mediterranean currently open to Americans, who can enter the country unhindered upon presentation of a reservation about accommodation. Also, an American news portal that records over 35 million monthly visits The Daily Beast, in his article expires Croatia as Mediterranean hot spot, which is open to American citizens. “Any positive announcement coming from reputable and reliable sources like The New York Times increases the visibility of our country on the tourist map of the world. It is important that American travelers and all other guests from distant markets know that we are an open and safe destination in which tourist traffic takes place in compliance with all prescribed epidemiological measures and protocols.”  said the director of the Croatian National Tourist Board, Kristjan Stanicic.center_img A renowned American daily whose website is visited by over 400 million readers a month, The New York Times, has included Croatia on the list of open countries for American citizens, reported Ina Rodin, director of the CNTB Representation in New York. last_img read more