Fox’s Howard Kurtz compares GSA stonewalling of Biden to Whoopi Goldberg being mean

first_imgBecause once you’ve compared a government-wide ban prohibiting members of the next administration’s transition team from so much as entering federal buildings to a television talk show host making riffs, you have both sides yourself, orbital cannon version, into the Earth’s asthenosphere.We are likely to get quite a bit of this, in coming weeks. Yes, fascist legislators in several states are contemplating how to strip their citizens of their votes and instead allocate their own electors to Dear Leader—but Randy Rainbow released a new song that made people who have Trump flags permanently mounted to their cargoless pickup trucks sad. It is upsetting that the United States president, a deluded malignant narcissist whose incompetence has killed a quarter million, is obsessively broadcasting conspiracy theories in an attempt to undermine a democratic election that upset him, but a political cartoonist has colored Trump in with far too orange a hue—so who is the real monster here, when all is said and done?To political journalists as a whole, both sides is an addiction more powerful than crack. Combine it with a Fox News paycheck and several floors of the Fox building solely dedicated to finding new things non-conservatives have done that their audience should be outraged by, though, and it begins to look something like this.- Advertisement – It’s been a while, hasn’t it? Good times, good times.Kurtz defended his tweet to the many, many mockers, sniffily telling them to read his Fox News article rather than, um, the “both sides” comparison he himself chose to highlight, but ’twas all for naught.- Advertisement – – Advertisement –last_img read more

Trump’s stonewalling of Biden’s transition team threatens national security, Democrats say.

first_imgMr. Biden’s decades of experience in Washington will likely soften those consequences, the Democrats said.Deprived of access to secure government communications by the Trump administration, Mr. Biden’s team of more than 500 former officials and outside experts has embraced workarounds, talking over encrypted apps like Signal to shield their conversations from the Chinese, meeting in outdoor coffee shops with government officials they once worked alongside. The conversations are circumspect, both because of rules on both sides limiting how much information Mr. Biden’s team can seek and how much executive branch officials are allowed to say, participants said. In many ways, what is happening now, officials said, is a reverse of four years ago — when President Barack Obama’s team was ready with detailed briefings and simulations of potential crises (including a pandemic flu), and Mr. Trump’s advisers were unwilling to receive them. Now, Mr. Biden has loaded his transition team with many of the same officials who were ready to brief the Trump appointees. It may be weeks until Mr. Biden’s so-called agency review teams, made up of longtime government officials with deep roots in the bureaucracy, are let into the government departments that a Biden administration will run starting at noon on Jan. 20. Some issues can wait until a formal ascertainment is declared, giving them access to the offices and classified material.Mr. Biden’s aides say they have been warned not to get into detailed conversations with government officials, even career officials, until they receive the formal approval that transition has begun. But there is no prohibition on talking with officials who worked for the Trump administration and left. And many informal conversations between former political officials and those career government officials who stayed on have been going on for four years — and never really stopped.The last remaining arms control treaty between the United States and Russia, called New START, expires days after the inauguration. Mr. Biden has expressed a willingness to renew it, but his national security staff has had no access to the detailed discussions between the national security adviser, Robert C. O’Brien, and his Kremlin counterpart, or a team of State Department negotiators who have dealt with Russia on questions like inspections and verification.- Advertisement – Mr. Biden was forced to use open lines when foreign leaders call to congratulate him, as the Japanese prime minister and South Korean president did on Wednesday. With Mr. Trump unwilling to recognize the election result and authorize the “ascertainment” that allows formal transition to begin, the White House Communications Agency is forbidden to run secure lines to Mr. Biden’s house in Delaware.- Advertisement – – Advertisement – Democratic congressional leaders warned that President Trump’s stonewalling is already doing damage to the country’s ability to deal with foreign leaders — President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr. made his first contacts on unsecured telephone lines — and plans for how to handle the most high-risk period in the spread of the coronavirus and bolster the economic recovery.“It is most unfortunate that the Republicans have decided that they will not respect the will of the people, and let me just say: It’s like the house is burning down and they just refused to throw water on it,” Speaker Nancy Pelosi of California said.- Advertisement –last_img read more

How Stylish Stars Are Making Their Outfits Pop

first_imgThat missing element, especially around this time of year? There’s a high chance it’s a beanie! A cute beanie can totally change the entire vibe of an outfit. It can dress down something that’s a little too fancy, it can add some warmth and personality to an otherwise dull look and it can be used to bring out another color in your outfit, whether it’s matching or contrasting. Of course, it’s also a must for the cold!kristin-cavallari-beanieKristin Cavallari Courtesy of Kristin Cavallari/InstagramSee it!Get the KBETHOS Soft Slouchy Beanie for just $10 at Amazon! Please note, prices are accurate at the date of publication, November 5, 2020, but are subject to change.- Advertisement – If you’re looking for some beanie inspiration, you don’t need to look far at all. Just check your fave celebrities’ Instagrams or paparazzi shots and you’ll find a goldmine. In recent memory, we know we’ve seen Nikki Bella matching with her son in black beanies, Tayshia Adams rocking one while kicking back in her car and Zoe Kravitz wearing one while posing with her ballot. Two celebs whose beanie looks have really stuck with us though are Kristin Cavallari and Heidi Klum!This fall alone, we’ve seen Cavallari wear a black beanie on a trip with friends, along with a mustard crew neck and leggings, in a selfie snuggling her son and in an Instagram Story video with a matching black top. Klum hasn’t held back either, wearing a camel-colored beanie while exploring Germany, posing with a blue beanie in the car and showing off yet another one to tease a collaboration with Disney Villains!heidi-klum-beanieHeidi Klum Courtesy of Heidi Klum/InstagramSee it!- Advertisement – Us Weekly has affiliate partnerships so we may receive compensation for some links to products and services.Sometimes we’re so focused on the bigger elements of our outfits — the dresses, the coats, the pants, the sweaters — that we forget to shop for the small. You think you’re all set to create the chicest outfit ever, but when you finally put it all together in front of a mirror, something is off. Everything is cute, and yet there’s a missing element.- Advertisement – Get the KBETHOS Soft Slouchy Beanie for just $10 at Amazon! Please note, prices are accurate at the date of publication, November 5, 2020, but are subject to change.Now that the inspiration is taken care of, we can get to the beanie itself. We found a $10 option on Amazon available in over 50 different colors and styles so you can recreate basically any celeb look. There are different fits and different knits. Go for slouchy or snug, go for the sherpa lining, go for a ribbed or patch design — go for all of the above! This beanie is one-size-fits-most and unisex, so don’t hold back!Whether you’re using it as a cute outfit accessory, to cover up a bad hair day or to warm up in the cold, a good beanie is indispensable to a fall and winter wardrobe, so pick up yours today! See it!Get the KBETHOS Soft Slouchy Beanie for just $10 at Amazon! Please note, prices are accurate at the date of publication, November 5, 2020, but are subject to change.Not your style? Check out more from KBETHOS here and shop more beanies here! Don’t forget to browse all of Amazon’s Daily Deals for more great finds!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! – Advertisement –last_img read more

Huawei hopes Biden brings a ‘reset’ to relations

first_imgThe Trump administration announced sanctions against China’s Huawei in August that effectively cut off the company from some technology it got from the United States. The measures added to a slew of actions the U.S. has taken in the past 15 months against Huawei, which it has accused of being a national security risk. Huawei refutes that allegation. – Advertisement – U.S. sanctions have put pressure on the company’s margins. For the first nine months of the year, revenue totaled 671.3 billion yuan ($98.57 billion), up 9.9% from the 610.8 billion yuan reported in the same period last year. That’s a significant slowdown in growth — in the first nine months of 2019, Huawei’s revenue grew by 24.4%.Meanwhile, Huawei’s net profit margin came in at 8% for the first nine months of the year, down from 8.7% in the same period last year.Like the United States, a rising number of countries including Sweden, France and the UK have banned Huawei from their 5G networks on security grounds.- Advertisement – “Of, course under the previous administration, we had a lot of challenges,” Scanlan said in apparent reference to the Trump White House. Huawei has been “working through those challenges” with customers and suppliers, said Scanlan, who spoke to CNBC as part of the annual East Tech West conference.Despite those problems, Huawei remains “optimistic” the two sides can resolve their differences. “We would welcome more dialogue,” said Scanlan, who added that “with dialogue comes understanding, then comes trust, and then people can do business together.”Margin pressure- Advertisement –center_img Scanlan sought to downplay “trust” issues countries may have about Huawei gear, insisting the company has been open in its dealings with governments globally.Scanlan underlined if a government “wants to inspect the products, then we show the products, we show everything that’s inside the products.”“They can bring their experts to us or us to them, and we can sit down and demonstrate that the product is trustworthy,” he said.“We do that across the world,” he said. Huawei hopes to “reset” relations with the United States under Joe Biden’s presidential administration, according to a senior executive at the telecom equipment and mobile phone giant. Paul Scanlan, chief technology officer at Huawei Carrier Business Group, told CNBC’s Arjun Kharpal that when there “is a change in government, there is always the opportunity to reset relationships. The unit of Huawei focuses on deploying 5G networks.- Advertisement –last_img read more

Florida Lawyer Charged With Extorting N.F.L. Player in Robbery Case

first_imgMr. Baker, 23, whom the Giants selected as the 30th overall pick of the 2019 N.F.L. draft and started in 15 of 16 games in his rookie season last year, was charged on Aug. 5 with four counts of armed robbery and four counts of aggravated assault. He was released by the team in early September. On Monday, Broward County prosecutors dropped all charges against Mr. Baker.- Advertisement – The charges stem from the incident in May in Miramar, Fla., where, witnesses claimed, three men robbed people at a cookout of $70,000 in cash and jewelry after one of the men pulled a gun. The witnesses identified New York Giants cornerback DeAndre Baker, Seattle Seahawks safety Quinton Dunbar and a man wearing a red mask as the perpetrators. The man in the red mask was never identified, and charges against Mr. Dunbar were dropped in August, according to The Miami Herald. The lawyer representing three men who accused two N.F.L. players of robbery and assault in Florida was arrested on Monday morning and charged with attempting to extort roughly $800,000 from one of the athletes in exchange for having his clients alter their testimony.Four men accused the players of robbing them at gunpoint at a cookout on May 13, but three of them later recanted their testimony and the fourth refused to answer prosecutors’ questions, according to a statement from the Broward County state attorney.- Advertisement – The Broward County Sheriff’s Office said on Monday that investigators believed that Mr. Dean wanted Mr. Baker to pay each of his clients more than $266,000 in exchange for either changing their testimony or refusing to cooperate further with prosecutors in the case. “Evidence in the case reveals that Dean told Baker’s attorney that his clients would do ‘anything you want, so long as the money is right,’” the sheriff’s office said in a statement.Mr. Dean was arrested by Broward County sheriff’s deputies and U.S. marshals in North Miami Beach early Monday morning.Citing a continuing investigation by the Broward State Attorney’s Office and the Broward Sheriff’s Office, a spokeswoman for Broward County declined to comment further about the case against Mr. Dean.Bradford Cohen, Mr. Baker’s lawyer, said on Monday that his client was the victim of a shakedown, and that Mr. Dean had originally sought $1.5 million. No money ever changed hands, Mr. Cohen said.“These guys wanted money to go away,” Mr. Cohen said of the men who accused Mr. Baker, noting that the accusers’ testimony changed over time. “I hope the N.F.L. will look at this case and let cases play out before they decide to suspend a player.”Asked why the case was filed against Mr. Baker when there supposedly were dubious witnesses, Mr. Cohen said: “Because it was a high-profile case. Your fame is a detriment when you have a criminal case against you.” A spokesperson for the New York Giants declined to comment via email. Mr. Dunbar, 28, still plays for the Seattle Seahawks, but the team announced on Nov. 13 that he was out with a knee injury.The case against Mr. Baker unraveled as the men who accused him began to change their story, or became uncooperative altogether. According to the Broward County Sheriff’s Office, Mr. Dean came under investigation in August after information emerged that he was trying to extort Mr. Baker.“The alleged victims and the known witnesses have become uncooperative and their credibility is inalterably tarnished,” Assistant State Attorney Paul R. Valcore said in a statement on Monday. One of Mr. Baker’s accusers refused to answer questions, and prosecutors moved to have that accuser held in contempt of court, Mr. Valcore said. William A. Dean, 50, the managing partner of the Florida law firm Ford, Dean & Rotundo, was charged in Broward County on Monday with soliciting payments for three clients in exchange for their changing their testimony or ceasing to cooperate with prosecutors. A woman who answered the phone at Ford, Dean & Rotundo said Mr. Dean was unavailable to speak. Further calls asking the firm for comment on Mr. Dean’s arrest resulted in the line being disconnected. – Advertisement – William DeanCredit…Broward County Sheriff’s Office – Advertisement –last_img read more

Vietnam reports 3 avian flu cases, says virus is changing

first_imgApr 14, 2005 (CIDRAP News) –Vietnamese officials today announced that three more human cases of H5N1 influenza have occurred since April 2 and said the virus appears to be changing into a less virulent, faster-spreading form.One of the patients, a 21-year-old woman from the northern province of Quang Ninh, is co-infected with HIV and H5N1, Reuters news service reported today. She was hospitalized in late March with fever and coughing, Nguyen Van Thich, head of the Center for Preventive Medicine in Quang Ninh, told Reuters. He described the woman as having no fever and being in stable condition.The World Health Organization (WHO) said it was seeking more information on her case from Vietnam.”There are possible public-health implications, including the potential in any person with immunodeficiency to display greater virus excretion and more chronic infection,” said Peter Cordingley, spokesman for the WHO’s Western Pacific Regional Office in Manila, as reported by Agence France-Presse (AFP). “We need to study such patients carefully and encourage Vietnamese clinicians to do so and share their findings.”The WHO said the Vietnamese government had notified it of eight confirmed H5N1 cases, although it is not clear whether the woman from Quang Ninh was among them. Two cases mentioned in a WHO news release today involve people from the northern provinces of Hung Yen and Ha Tay who are still alive, the WHO announced, without giving any other details about the patients.”The other six cases are thought to have been detected prior to 2 April,” the WHO news release said. “WHO is seeking further details from the authorities on (these) six cases.”The numbers bring Vietnam’s unofficial tally to 41 cases from 18 cities and provinces since the current outbreak began in mid-December. Of those cases, 16 people have died and 6 remain under medical care, the WHO said.Dr. Nguyen Tran Hien, director of Vietnam’s National Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology, was quoted in state media today as saying that tests on the H5N1 virus show it is changing. Recent tests indicate its virulence has decreased but it is spreading more quickly, according to his remarks as reported by Reuters.Some samples of the virus have been sent for more testing in the United States, Hien added. Final results are expected later this month.Despite the continued human cases of H5N1 flu, the Vietnamese agriculture ministry reported that poultry outbreaks have greatly declined. The only reported outbreaks are in the southern province of Tra Vinh, in the Mekong Delta, the Reuters story noted.See also: WHO news release read more

H1N1 FLU BREAKING NEWS: US case count; newly affected countries; UK, Argentina situations; flu summit next week; more antiviral resistance

first_imgJul 2, 2009US cases rise to almost 34,000The United States’ number of pandemic flu cases climbed to 33,902, with 170 deaths, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported today. The new totals reflect 6,185 more cases and 43 more deaths than last week. In its new surveillance report today for the week ending Jun 27, the CDC said flu activity decreased but is still higher than normal for this time of year. The New York/New Jersey area is still reporting elevated activity, as is the Pacific Northwest.[Current CDC numbers]Malta, Uganda report first novel flu casesAuthorities in Malta today confirmed the country’s first two pandemic flu cases, two 26-year-old men who had recently traveled with a group to Spain, Deutsche Presse-Agentur reported. Others from the group also have flu symptoms. Before today’s confirmation, Malta was the only European Union country that had not reported a novel flu case. Elsewhere, Uganda today reported its first case, a 40-year-old British man who had recently arrived from Kenya, Xinhua, China’s state news agency, reported.[Jul 2 DPA article]Paraguay, China report first pandemic flu deathsParaguay’s health ministry today reported the nation’s first novel flu death, a man in his 60s, Agence France-Presse (AFP) reported. No details were available about any preexisting conditions. Meanwhile, China’s state media said a woman who was hospitalized with a novel H1N1 infection was found dead yesterday in a hospital bathroom, according to the Associated Press. She was reportedly recovering and her death is under investigation.[Jul 2 AFP story]UK moves away from flu containment measuresThe United Kingdom is moving from a novel flu containment strategy to focus more of its resources on more vulnerable patients, AFP reported yesterday. Prime Minister Gordon Brown announced the change yesterday, noting that case numbers spiked by 2,000 over the past week and that a “more flexible and local approach” will be used in hard-hit areas. Media reports say hot spots include London, the West Midlands, and Glasgow.[Jul 1 AFP story]Argentina authorities criticize government’s flu responseSome health officials in Argentina are criticizing the government for rejecting calls to postpone the nation’s recent election, a move they say could have avoided the virus’s spread at crowded polling places and focused the public’s attention on pandemic issues, the New York Times reported yesterday. The officials said the health minister who just resigned was among those who recommended postponing the election. Increased flu cases prompted an emergency declaration in Buenos Aires.[Jul 1 New York Times article]Obama convenes flu summit for next weekPresident Obama has called a “flu summit” on Jul 9 to discuss the nation’s pandemic flu preparedness plans for the fall, CNN reported yesterday. The meeting will be held at the National Institutes of Health and be led by Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano and Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius. On Jul 30 Obama met with federal officials who helped manage the 1976 influenza outbreak to discuss lessons learned from their experience.[Jul 1 CNN story]US to supply Tamiflu to Latin America, CaribbeanHHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced today that the country will supply 420,000 treatment courses of oseltamavir (Tamiflu) to the Pan-American Health Organization to fight novel H1N1 flu in Latin America and Caribbean countries. She announced the effort while attending a series of meetings in Cancun, Mexico, for health ministers throughout the Americas.[Jul 2 HHS statement]Japan reports its first antiviral resistant novel flu caseJapan’s health ministry today confirmed the country’s first instance of oseltamivir (Tamiflu) resistance in a novel flu virus, Reuters reported. The patient, from Osaka prefecture, was sick with the new H1N1 virus in mid May and has since recovered. A health ministry spokesman said the patient’s sensitivity to the drug has not been tested yet. Danish officials reported the world’s first oseltamivir-resistant novel flu case Jun 29.[Jul 2 Reuters article]last_img read more

Over 170 tourist films competing at the Zagreb Tourfilm Festival

first_imgSee how other countries are branding and what messages they send this year at the 6th ZTF in the competition of 175 films in a small film marathon at Kaptol Boutique Cinema, Nova Ves 17, on September 14 from 14 pm to 21 pm, and admission is free. The festival program is available on the web ( ) and FB pages of the festival .. International Tourist Film Festival, Zagreb Tourfilm Festival, a full member of CIFFT – International Association of Tourist Film Festivals, in its sixth edition from 13 to 15 September, which will be held at Kaptol Boutique Cinema, presents tourist films from 76 countries.This year, 520 films from 76 countries were submitted, of which 170 competed for one of the awards, and travel enthusiasts have at their disposal films in five categories: promotional films up to 3 and 7 minutes, promotional films up to 60 minutes. , TV report and ecological films up to 60 min. The best among them will be selected by a ten-member expert jury, made up of relevant domestic and European experts.Promotional films or videos promote a particular tourist destination, both national and regional and local, and convey the main messages or motives for choosing that destination for a holiday or visit during the year. The importance of branding and promotion in general, and especially in tourism, is crucial because the competition is not sleeping and we are all fighting for the same piece of cake. “We are especially pleased with the large number of countries from which the films were submitted, because they are a confirmation and recognition that the name of Croatia, the city of Zagreb and the Zagreb Tourfilm Festival are already known in the world of tourism and specific professional film expression about this important industry. ”Points out Spomenka Saraga, director of the Zagreb Tourfilm festival, and adds that the works from countries such as the Kingdom of Bahrain, UAE-Dubai, Turkey, Portugal, Denmark, Bangladesh and Australia are especially interesting, the organizers point out.The promotional film “Dubrovnik and Time” won the 13th award worldwide  Promotional film of the Dubrovnik Tourist Board “Dubrovnik and Time“, Shot in the production of Baludić Film Zagreb, is the most awarded Croatian tourist film. Last year, it won a total of thirteen awards at various festivals around the world, and was chosen among the 10 best tourist films in the world.last_img read more

Days of Adriatic squid in Northwestern Istria as a real guide to the development of our tourism

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Adriatic Squid Days, now a traditional gourmet event, is returning to Northwestern Istria. From 1 December to 7 January, visitors to the Croatian capital of wine and outstanding culinary tradition will be able to enjoy a number of traditional and unconventional Adriatic squid dishes.This gourmet event, in addition to being an additional motive for visiting northwestern Istria during the Christmas holidays, seeks to valorize extraordinary squid from the Adriatic Sea which is hunted precisely in the winter. It aims to raise awareness of their value in the kitchen and encourages caterers to devise new, creative recipes based on this seafood.With emphasis on Adriatic squid, not the one from Patagonia, which in combination with modern cuisine are presented in an attractive way. And that is exactly the key to success and the very essence of tourism. Selling an authentic story. “Never forget who you are, what you are and where you come from, nor forget your knowledge of local products. I would not want Croatian chefs to make the same mistake as Italian or Spanish, who try to satisfy tourists and forget the tradition”Said French chef Lionel Levy with a Michelin star in Osijek after the workshop organized by the CNTB, where he literally opened the eyes of the audience and showed how local food can make a top presentation of dishes that belong to the very top of world cuisine. You just need to add innovation, presentation creation and respect local ingredients. The combination of tradition and modernity, that is the main message, and that it is certainly possible, he presented in a practical way – perk from the fish in an innovative and different way.”It is important to protect and defend the recipes of your ancestors, otherwise they will get lost. Defend the recipes of your ancestors!Levy concluded. A strong message from chef Lionel Levy that can certainly be interpreted as the philosophy of the whole tourism because that is exactly the very meaning of tourism. People travel to get to know new ways and culture of living, and authenticity is the very essence of tourism. We seem to be ashamed of our history, traditions, identity, way of life, etc.… we have to start respecting ourselves, so that others can respect us, and the tourism workers who create our tourism product are not aware that this is our biggest advantage, our incredible diversity. and authenticity. We constantly strive to be some copies, and figuratively we sell French wine to the French.Days of Adriatic squid in IstriaThat is why the Days of Adriatic Squid, as well as all other gastronomic events and tourist stories, were small or large, which respect the tradition of extremely important, long-term sustainable and a real signpost in which direction our tourism must develop. It must be our main tourist product – our authentic story. We can learn so many lessons from this example, and the most important one is to stimulate the local economy, which is the meaning of tourism, to increase tourist spending and disperse to as many participants as possible at the local level, not to finance imported products. It is insane to import tomatoes, lettuce, etc.… We are thus destroying our economy and our resource, and we are only dealing with form through rental tourism, not content. And that is not sustainable in the long run, which we can see day by day in any of our tourist destinations. Everyone loses, and even hotels in the end because the motive for coming is not accommodation, but diverse, quality and authentic content.Because I wonder why someone from Zagreb would come to Istria to eat a Zagreb steak? Of course not. This is exactly what they are aware of in Istria, and the most important interest of the guests goes in favor of that, so from year to year the event attracts more and more guests from the entire region. “Istria is a destination that has a rich offer for the whole year, and with this event we confirm that the season in our country never really ends. Everyone who decides to visit Istria before Christmas will be able to enjoy our rich tourist offer in which the Days of Adriatic Squid are the icing on the cake. Last year’s experiences have shown that such events are extremely popular, because they are rich and interesting, and at the same time Istria at this time of year provides an opportunity for a true vacation for everyone who needs it.”, Said Michelle Babić, director of the office of the Tourist Board of the Municipality of Brtonigla.Delicious dishes of this prominent delicacy whose quality surpasses squid from other seas, this year will be prepared by as many as ten local restaurants that have prepared promotional prices for this occasion. Top chefs have also designed new creative recipes for their visitors in order to offer dishes for everyone’s taste. The squid is thus composed in several sequences, in more spicy and lighter variants and in combination with interesting side dishes. Exactly what chef Levy said, a combination of tradition and modern interpretation of food. “Our goal is to show visitors that squid, with a little imagination and creativity, can find a place on a plate for any occasion. I believe that our visitors will know how to recognize this and that they will be happy to return to us in the future, but also that they will dare to experiment in their own kitchen based on our creations.”, Said Anton Kernjus from the tavern Astarea. Inspirational squid dishes as part of this event are prepared in taverns and restaurants Astarea from Brtonigla, Rondo and Lux ​​Casino Hotel Mulino from Buje, Giovanni and San Bendetto from Novigrad, Buščina, Melon and Nono from Umag and Toni and Vila Vilola from Savudrija. See a list and locations of all restaurants here.During the year, northwestern Istria hosts as many as four different gourmet events in which it brings visitors closer to Istrian specialties, such as shellfish, asparagus and fish leaf. Although these events are held outside the summer months, from year to year there is an increase in attendance, which further confirms that Istria has positioned itself as a year-round destination that offers its visitors a rich culture and customs that guests are always happy to meet.Some will say that it is easy for Istrians and they again, but they see only the tip of the iceberg and forgetting how tourism in Istria has been developing strategically for years, and how they have successfully combined what is imperative – local tradition and culture and authentic tourist product . We all have the same opportunities, and it is only a question of our will and proactivity, and the answer to the main question: Do we want tourism or not?If the answer is yes, then we must start dealing with tourism strategically and sustainably.last_img read more