HUT launched the Corona Region Tracker website

first_imgInterestingly, precisely with the diplomacy of our Government, Slovenia started to epidemiologically map and look at each Croatian county individually, which was great news for our tourism. Because if it were the opposite due to the epidemiological situation, the whole of Croatia would already be on the red list. And that should be publicly praised. While we play “ping pong” for days on whether we sent all the information to the Netherlands or not, instead of picking up the phone and resolving the situation, tourists cancel reservations. Instead of reacting strongly, filing a lawsuit, asking for denials, etc.… according to the German television RTL, which published last year’s old footage from Zrće, introducing how in Novalja during covid19 allegedly scandalous partying, we are silent, and who knows how many tourists cancel reservations. One should not be too clever that any negative news in this situation, the same day blocks new bookings. On the map, Croatia is divided into four regions: North Coast (Istria and Kvarner); South coast (Dalmatia); Central Croatia (Zagreb and surroundings) and Eastern Croatia. The Croatian Tourism Association has launched a website with the aim of timely and accurate informing the public about the number of COVID-19 cases in Croatian regions. Well done to HUT, but it is a pity that the system itself did not react much earlier, especially to the wave of diplomatic success in the context of Slovenia. Communication and proactivity are always, let alone in crisis situations, extremely important, in fact, as we see in the example of the Netherlands, and crucial. But unfortunately again the whole system is slow and sluggish and we are late with reactions and communicate poorly. The profession has been talking about epidemiological mapping of regions for weeks, and in this crisis situation and “media and political war” we have to and had to react much faster and more efficiently for every guest. What the state should have done was done by HUT – epidemiologically mapping and looking at each Croatian county individually. See the page HEREcenter_img As Nedo Pinezić recently pointed out: “Croatia is a “thorn in the side” due to its high attractiveness and age of accessibility to individual guests. Hence the organized “media chases” towards our country. We are in a position to defend ourselves, but we are doing it quite clumsily. ” We are simply lost in this crisis situation, and we have to admit it to ourselves, so that we can react better tomorrow. Unfortunately, if the public system, primarily MINT and CNTB in cooperation with HZJZ, epidemiologically mapped and set up the same platform for each county, especially because of tourism on which 20% of GDP depends, we would have a much more positive image of Croatia as a safe tourist destination. destinations. And the situation we now have with the Netherlands would certainly be avoided. Yes, some play dirty and hit below the belt. As it has been known since the beginning of the crisis, every state will want to keep its citizens within its borders, in order to start the economy and keep consumption within its states. But we must react quickly and efficiently to all fires, because as we know, it is too late to put out a fire when the whole house catches fire. “We hope that this corona region tracker will help in planning a vacation for all guests coming to Croatia”Point out from HUT. This has nothing to do with politics, but the market, and here we unfortunately fall because of the poor political selection of people who make decisions and the sluggish system. This whole crisis has shown how the public system has failed at all tourism levels with late reactions and poor communication, honoring positive examples. I hope that we will learn something from that, and that we will start to deal more with market development, because this is how everyone loses. The main story is that the private sector could no longer wait, in this case HUT, and reacted and I made a platform, which was to be made by the state.last_img read more

Suncor in near miss incident on Terra Nova FPSO as grease drum dropped

first_imgCanadian offshore safety authorities have informed that Suncor was in a “near miss” incident aboard it Terra Nova FPSO in the Atlantic Ocean after a potentially fatal drop of a grease drum from a lifting basket.Terra Nova FPSO. Image courtesy of Suncor EnergyOffshore safety body for Newfoundland and Labrador CNLOPB said that on March 13, 2019, workers on the Terra Nova FPSO were moving grease drums by a crane with an approved lifting basket, following safe lifting practices.During a lift, the lifting basket made contact with a turret rail. The gate pin of the lifting basket released, which caused the door of the basket to open. This resulted in a drum falling approximately 10-15 feet, coming to rest on an enclosure below, CNLOPB said, citing a report from Suncor.There were no injuries and no personnel were in the area. However, the incident had the potential for fatality based on the Dropped Objects Prevention Scheme (DROPS) calculator, CNLOPB added.“Crane operations were immediately stopped, the area was secured and the drum has been removed. The C-NLOPB is monitoring Suncor Energy’s continued investigation of the incident,” the safety body said.Suncor Energy operates the Terra Nova field, which is located offshore approximately 350 kilometers southeast of Newfoundland and Labrador. The Terra Nova field in the fourth quarter 2018 produced on average only 9.5 thousand barrels a day, compared to 14.6 thousand in the fourth quarter of 2017.The 4Q 2018 output was affected by planned FPSO maintenance and then by a major storm system on the East Coast of Canada in the period. Production from the field resumed on December 2, 2018.Offshore Energy Today Stafflast_img read more

Nepal:Death toll climbs as search continues

first_imgRescuers in Nepal battled on Tuesday to reach remote communities devastated by a huge earthquake that has killed at least 4,310 people, as the impoverished country’s leader said relief workers had still not reached many of the worst-hit areas.Prime Minister Sushil Koirala told an emergency all-party meeting that the government was sending desperately needed tents, water and food supplies to those in need.But he said getting help to remote Himalayan villages left devastated by Saturday’s 7.8-magnitude quake was a “major challenge” in the desperately poor country, where many communities are inaccessible by road.Sources say an estimated eight million people have been affected by the massive earthquake in Nepal, and 1.4 million are in need of food aid, the United Nations says.International aid has started arriving but there is still a shortage of medical equipment, food and body bags.The 7.8-magnitude quake hit Nepal on Saturday destroying buildings in Kathmandu and severely affecting rural areas across the region.A government official said on Tuesday the death toll had risen to 4,310.Almost 8,000 people have been injured, home ministry spokesperson Laxmi Prasad Dhakal is quoted as saying.China’s Air Force planes are already in Nepal to give relief to the victims of the quake and also help in rescue operations  following Saturday’s 7.8-magnitude earthquake.Two IL-76 planes were dispatched to an airport in Chengdu, capital of southwest China’s Sichuan Province, and one IL-76 plane was placed at an airport in Kunming, capital of nearby Yunnan Province, to transport PLA rescuers and logistics to Nepal. International aid has started arriving but there is still a shortage of medical equipment, food and body bags.last_img read more