Temporary ban on crossing the border crossings of the Republic of Croatia extended

first_imgIn the past 24 hours, 86 new cases were recorded, so the number of currently ill (active cases) in Croatia today is 738, according to data from the Civil Protection Headquarters of the Republic of Croatia. The Civil Protection Headquarters of the Republic of Croatia extended today Decision on temporary prohibition of crossing the border crossings of the Republic of Croatia. BiH citizens can go to the Republic of Croatia for tourist reasons, but a negative PCR test is needed, so that they do not have to isolate themselves As pointed out in the Decision, the exceptions are third-country nationals entering the Republic of Croatia due to tourism (lease or flat-rate camp payment agreement, permanent berth in a nautical tourism port, etc.) or other business reasons or other economic interests. Third country nationals not subject measure quarantine / self-isolation, if at the border crossing presented negative PCR test result swabs nose and throat on SARS-Cov-2, not older than 48 hours (counting from the time of swabbing to arrival at the border crossing).If third-country nationals have a 48-hour test when entering Croatia, they will be allowed to enter Croatia, with a measure of self-isolation and re-testing in Croatia at their own expense. The above can be applied to passengers and crew members on yachts.center_img This Decision is does not relate to nationals of EU Member States or Schengen Member States and Schengen Associated States as well as members of their families, and third-country nationals who are long-term residents under Council Directive 2003/109 / EC on the status of third-country nationals of long-term residence. It is still recommended to announce the arrival of entry into the Republic of Croatia through the application entercroatia.mup.hr, to all tourists. Persons who do not present a negative PCR test are subject to a mandatory 14-day quarantine / self-isolation measure.last_img read more

Sports Ministry Sanctions Change of Guard at AFN

first_imgIbrahim Shehu Gusau The Permanent Secretary of the Ministry, Adesola Olusade, received in audience George as the acting president of the athletics body.Although details of the meeting remained sketchy as at press time, receiving George by the permanent secretary appears an approval of the decisions taken at the AFN meeting in Abuja on Tuesday.Nine members of the athletics board met earlier in the week and suspended Gusau and announced George as acting president.However, in a swift move to denounce the meeting in Abuja, Gusau led some of his loyalists on the AFN board to another Congress in Awka, Anambra State where he denounced the Sports’ Ministry’s alleged interference in the affairs of the athletics body.A Twitter message posted after it’s socalled ‘Extra Ordinary Congress’ in Akwa came out with a resolution declaring it’s autonomy from the ministry, citing ‘interference’ as reason to stand alone.The tweet read in part: “Following the resolution by state chairmen at the just concluded AFN Extraordinary Congress attended by major stakeholders in athletics, the board has decided to declare autonomy from the ministry citing interference” as reason to end years of going cap in hand for government money to fund its activities.Gusau dismissed his suspension, insisting that it was a “waste of time and null and void.”Although the embattled AFN president claimed to have 27 of the country’s 36 states athletics association chairmen with him, insiders at the gathering in Awka revealed that majority of those Gusau claimed to be representing the states were nothing but coaches and some hanger-on in sport.“Who are those they are claiming to have as state athletics chairmen? Majority of them are jobless former athletes and coaches. Let’s wait and see how they will operate their so-called faction when the time comes,” a respectable voice on track and field who did not want to be quoted due to his position in Nigerian sports told THISDAY on telephone last nightNigeria’s Sports Minister, Sunday Dare, who has been calling for a new beginning for the sector in other for the country to take her rightful place in global sports, clocked 100 days in office yesterday.He is out of the country attending the 2019 African Economic Conference on Jobs, Entrepreneurship and capacity building for African Youth in Sharm El-Sheik, Egypt.The minister was rankled by the shoddy handling of Nigeria’s participation at the last IAAF World Championships in Doha, Qatar.His ministry directed the AFN to investigate the reasons leading to the disqualification and later reinstating Nigeria’s top athletes, Blessing Okagbare and Divine Oduduru from their respective events.Amongst other allegations against the Gusau led board include, refusing to pay athletes and coaches balance of their allowances when such funds have been released by the Ministry.Gusau’s AFN narrowly escaped ban from IAAF over the $135,000 erroneously paid to Nigeria but took the coming of Sunday Dare as Sports Minister to refund the money in full to the world athletics body just last month.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Gusau’s faction declares autonomy from sports ministryDuro IkhazuagbeThe suspension of Ibrahim Shehu Gusau as President of the Athletic Federation of Nigeria (AFN), has received the blessings of the country’s apex authorities on sports matters, the Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports Development.Gusau’ deputy, Olamide George who is acting as AFN president until the outcome of the panel set up on Tuesday in Abuja to investigate allegations of infractions against the former member of the House of Representatives, was received at the ministry yesterday.last_img read more

Dodgers’ offense regresses again in loss

first_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error They made little progress for most of the day Sunday.The Dodgers loaded the bases with no outs in the second inning but A.J. Ellis and Zach Walters struck out and pitcher Kenta Maeda flied out.In the third, they had runners on first and second with two outs but Yasiel Puig grounded out. Corey Seager doubled with one out in the fifth and couldn’t advance past second base.The Diamondbacks had none of those problems against Maeda. He allowed four consecutive hits in the first inning — singles by Michael Bourn, Paul Goldschmidt and Jake Lamb and a two-run double by Brandon Drury — for a three-run head start.Lamb homered in the third inning and the Diamondbacks added another run in the fifth when Ray and Bourn doubled.Maeda lasted just 4 1/3 innings. It was the ninth time in the past 11 games that the Dodgers’ starting pitcher lasted five innings or less.With the Dodgers trailing 6-0, Seager and Turner nearly pulled thems all the way back in the final two innings. The tying run was on third base with one out in the ninth when Puig — who bounced out with the bases loaded in the 12th inning Saturday — struck out and Taylor struck out to end the game.“I think he’s trying to do too much,” Roberts said of Puig. “When guys get into scoring position and it gets hot, Yasiel — you can see the tension and he starts to squeeze the bat too much. I think it’s a case of trying to do too much.”Puig has actually been one of the Dodgers’ better hitters with runners in scoring position, going 20 for 64 (.313) this season even with his failures in the clutch in Arizona this weekend.“It’s not that I’m squeezing the bat too hard. It’s that I’m not connecting,” Puig said of Roberts’ comment through an interpreter.“It’s very hard. That’s how baseball is. You have to keep moving forward. They gave me an opportunity yesterday. They gave me an opportunity today. They would give me an opportunity tomorrow but there’s no game, so I’ll have to wait until Tuesday.” PHOENIX >> You know how your car stops making that thwack-squeak-thump sound just when you’re ready to take it to the mechanic? The Dodgers’ offense is making that sound again.Just as the non-waiver trade deadline approached, that offense was running more smoothly than it has all season during a 25-game stretch before the All-Star break. The Dodgers even scored 12 runs in their first six innings back on Friday night. Over the next 22 innings, though, they managed just two runs at hitter-friendly Chase Field, slipping back into gear too late to salvage a 6-5 loss Sunday afternoon.The Dodgers were down 6-0 before scoring two runs in the eighth inning on a home run by Justin Turner and three more in the ninth on an RBI double by Corey Seager (his third double of the game) and a two-run single by Turner.Turner drove in five of the Dodgers’ six runs in losses Saturday and Sunday. Over the final 24 innings of the series, the Dodgers went 5 for 30 with runners in scoring position and stranded 28 runners on base. Of those five clutch hits, Turner had three and Seager one.center_img “I do think (with) runners in scoring position, sometimes you do need to shorten up and put the ball in play,” Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said. “I think there is something to be said for that. But I think our guys can swing the bats, and I do think we’re going to continue to get better.“But, yeah, the runners in scoring position — those numbers over the course of the season don’t lie.”Those numbers show the Dodgers have hit .246 with runners in scoring position, 22nd in the majors and well below the league average (.258). They have struck out more often in those situations (179 times) than they have come through with hits (175).Roberts’ frustration with the lack of production in those situations is apparent when he says it has been an ongoing topic of discussion in the daily hitters’ meetings and with hitting coaches Turner Ward and Tim Hyers.“We’ve addressed it,” Roberts said. “We’re working on it. It’s a work in progress.”last_img read more