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Best 2020 Holiday Travel Destinations for Private Aviation with Minimal COVID Restrictions 

The 2020 Thanksgiving/Christmas/New Year’s holiday travel season is going to be one unlike any we’ve seen in our own lifetimes. Despite the COVID-19 pandemic continuing to limit travel options, demand for open holiday destinations remains high. Recently, we’ve seen a trend of operators coming to us for trip support questions without a destination in mind. “Where can I go with minimal restrictions?” With some destinations offering limited capacity due to COVID, we recommend making your reservatio...
Tags: Asia, UK, London, Mexico, New York City, Eu, European Union, Turkey, United States, Asia Pacific, Hawaii, United Kingdom, Dubai, Croatia, Aviation, San Jose


As a lifelong Catholic and former US diplomat, I'm worried the Church is turning its members into pro-life single-issue voters at the expense of America's democracy

Official Catholic guidance emphasizes an opposition to abortion. Jeffrey Greenberg/Education Images/Universal Images Group via Getty Images In 2016, my deacon warned that any Catholic who voted Democrat risked their soul's eternal damnation because of the party's views on abortion.  Official Catholic guidance strongly warns against supporting abortion rights, causing many Catholics to vote single-issue.  Trump is relying on single-issue Catholic voters for his reelection — but confirming A...
Tags: Supreme Court, Vladimir Putin, Iraq, Church, US, America, Trends, Rome, Hillary Clinton, Middle East, Croatia, Catholic Church, Catholic, Biden, Donald Trump, George W Bush


As a lifelong Catholic and former US diplomat, I'm worried the Church is turning its members into anti-abortion single-issue voters at the expense of America's democracy

Official Catholic guidance emphasizes an opposition to abortion. Jeffrey Greenberg/Education Images/Universal Images Group via Getty Images In 2016, my deacon warned that any Catholic who voted Democrat risked their soul's eternal damnation because of the party's views on abortion.  Official Catholic guidance strongly warns against supporting abortion rights, causing many Catholics to vote single-issue.  Trump is relying on single-issue Catholic voters for his reelection — but confirming A...
Tags: Supreme Court, Vladimir Putin, Iraq, Church, US, America, Trends, Rome, Hillary Clinton, Middle East, Croatia, Catholic Church, Catholic, Biden, Donald Trump, George W Bush


Aaron Hickey: Bologna left-back given first Scotland Under-21 call-up

Bologna left-back Aaron Hickey is named in the Scotland Under-21 squad for the first time ahead of games against Croatia and Greece.
Tags: News, Scotland, Croatia, Bologna, Aaron Hickey


Croatia, Slovenia toughen anti-coronavirus measures

Croatia has tightened measures this week to fight the coronavirus after exceeding 2,000 daily cases over the weekend, by ordering the use of masks outdoors and recommending work from home wherever possible. Also from this week, Slovenia, its northwestern neighbour in the European Union, will allow citizens to leave their municipal areas only in exceptional cases, after having reported 1,675 new infections on Sunday. On Monday, Croatia, a nation of about 4 million people, reported 828 infection...
Tags: News, European Union, Slovenia, Croatia, Croatia Slovenia


Croatia accused of brutality, sexual abuse against migrants

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Danish aid workers stationed in the Balkans say dozens of migrants have alleged they were brutalized by Croatian law-enforcement officers when they tried to cross into the European Union nation, before being summarily expelled back to Bosnia. Nicola Bay, the head of the Danish Refugee Council in Bosnia, told The Associated Press Friday that 149 migrants of varying nationalities, independently interviewed by his staff in the country over the past 10 days, repo...
Tags: News, European Union, Ap, Croatia, Balkans, Bosnia, Bay, The Associated Press, Sarajevo Bosnia Herzegovina, Danish Refugee Council, Bosnia Nicola Bay


Croatia denies migrant border attacks after new reports of brutal pushbacks

Instances of alleged beatings and sexual assaults against asylum seekers continue to blight special unitsCroatia has dismissed allegations of violence by its border patrol after new reports emerged this week of border police allegedly beating, robbing and sexually abusing migrants.On Wednesday the head of home affairs for the European Commission, Ylva Johansson, said that she was taking the allegations “very seriously”. Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, European Union, World news, Migration, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Refugees, Global development, European Commission, Croatia, Bangladesh, Ylva Johansson


Covid surge 'very serious' in Germany and 'out of control' in Spain

Czech PM apologises for bringing back tough measures; Poland and Croatia set daily records European politicians and experts charged with combating the coronavirus pandemic are raising the alarm that nations across the continent are on the brink of an “out-of-control” resurgence of the disease.As multiple countries recorded record rises in infections – including some previously praised for the effectiveness of their response – a chorus of increasingly grim warnings was matched by announcements of...
Tags: Europe, Sweden, Germany, Spain, World news, Czech Republic, Netherlands, Poland, Belgium, Croatia, Coronavirus


Croatian police accused of 'sickening' assaults on migrants on Balkans trail

Testimony from asylum seekers alleging brutal border pushbacks, including sexual abuse, adds to calls for EU to investigatePeople on the Balkans migrant trail have allegedly been whipped, robbed and, in one case, sexually abused by members of the Croatian police.The Danish Refugee Council (DRC) has documented a series of brutal pushbacks on the Bosnia-Croatian border involving dozens of asylum seekers between 12 and 16 October. Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Eu, World news, Migration, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Refugees, Global development, Croatia, Migration And Development, Balkans, Bosnia, Balkans trail, Danish Refugee Council DRC


QSLs from stations whose callsigns spell words: K7MOA, 9A/W4GAL

I’ve worked Keith, or Key for short, K7MOA, several times in the past, but it wasn’t until his QSL card showed up in my mailbox that it occurred to me that it might be a word. The reason for this is that, since the pandemic hit, my wife and I have been playing a fair amount of Scrabble, and when you play a lot of Scrabble, you discover words that you never knew existed. In case you’re wondering, the Scrabble Word Finder defines moa as an “extinct flightless bird of New Zealand.” Over and above...
Tags: Florida, Radio, New Zealand, Croatia, Gary, Keith, QSLs


Covid in Europe: how countries are tackling second wave

Roundup of measures affecting mask-wearing, schools and more across mainland EuropeCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageAustria has reintroduced mandatory mask-wearing for shops and public transport, imposed a 1am closing time on bars and restaurants, and limited non-seated gatherings in public places to 10 people. A “mini lockdown” has been imposed on the Kuchl region in the Land Salzburg state, where public events are currently completely banned, visits to care homes for...
Tags: Europe, Sweden, Greece, France, Germany, Spain, World news, Czech Republic, Austria, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Portugal, Switzerland, Poland


Puma Release The Lightest Soccer Cleat Ever!

PUMA has teamed up with electric hypercar maker Rimac Automobili to develop the PUMA ULTRA SL, the world’s lightest boot ever. Only 412 pairs will be released to select retailers, with the boot officially weighing in at a gravity defying 90 grams or 3.2oz. It is a delicate balance of elite-level stability, traction and lightweight properties combined with PUMA exclusive innovation. The PUMA ULTRA SL weighs in at 3.2oz. Being honest, it is a surprise to see Puma enter the super lightweight categ...
Tags: France, Sport, Soccer, Croatia, Puma, Latest, Zagreb, Antoine Griezmann, Rimac Automobili, Rimac, Dominique Gathier, Puma Ultra, Puma ULTRA SL


Croatia 1-2 France: Kylian Mbappe scores winner

Kylian Mbappe scores the winner as France beat Croatia in a repeat of the 2018 World Cup final to maintain their unbeaten record in the Nations League.
Tags: France, Football, Croatia, Kylian Mbappe


Mbappe gives France Nations League victory in Croatia

Zagreb (AFP) – Kylian Mbappe grabbed a late winner as France edged a 2-1 victory over Croatia in their Nations League clash in Zagreb on Wednesday. The Paris Saint-Germain star, who earlier missed an open... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: France, Sport, Soccer, Paris, Croatia, Zagreb, Afp, Kylian Mbappe, France Nations League


Where to find Croatia vs. France on US TV and streaming

If you’re trying to find out how you can watch Croatia vs. France in the US, we have all of the details for you about the UEFA Nations League match. League: UEFA Nations League Genre:... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: France, US, Sport, Soccer, Croatia, Uefa Nations League


Croatia beat Sweden to claim first Nations League win

Zagreb (AFP) – Croatia picked up their first win of the UEFA Nations League campaign on Sunday with a 2-1 victory over League A, Group 3 bottom team Sweden. The 2018 World Cup finalists had... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: Sweden, Sport, Soccer, Croatia, Afp, Uefa Nations League, League A Group, Zagreb AFP Croatia


WRC Rally GB moves to August, addition of new Croatia round

Britain's round of the World Rally Championship has moved to an August date next year following a virtual meeting of the FIA's World Motor Sport Council (WMSC) members on Friday
Tags: Sport, Britain, Croatia, FIA, WRC, Autosport, WRC Rally GB, World Motor Sport Council WMSC


Napoli’s no-show, Kramaric on fire, Real on top: European football talking points

Paris (AFP) – Serie A was thrown into chaos by coronavirus, Croatia’s Andrei Kramaric surprisingly tops the Bundesliga’s goal scoring charts and Real Madrid took top spot in La Liga in the last weekend of... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: Sport, Soccer, La Liga, Paris, Real Madrid, Croatia, Napoli, Afp, Kramaric, Andrei Kramaric


Neanderthal genes increase risk of serious Covid-19, study claims

Strand of DNA inherited by modern humans is linked to likelihood of falling severely illCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageModern humans and Neanderthals could be forgiven for having other issues on their minds when they interbred in the stone age. But according to researchers, those ancient couplings laid a grim foundation for deaths around the world today.Scientists have claimed that a strand of DNA that triples the risk of developing severe Covid-19 was passed on from...
Tags: Health, Science, Genetics, Infectious Diseases, Anthropology, Croatia, Neanderthals, Coronavirus outbreak


Nikola founder Trevor Milton bought semitruck designs instead of making them 'in his basement,' report says

Nikola Motor Company Two people familiar with the matter said Trevor Milton bought the Nikola One’s design from a designer at EV brand Rimac Automobili, according to the Financial Times. This is despite Nikola saying Milton was responsible for initially designing the One “in his basement.” Nikola is currently involved in a $2 billion lawsuit with Tesla, claiming that the Tesla Semi is “substantially" similar in design to the Nikola One. Tesla’s rebuttal to the lawsuit claims the Rimac des...
Tags: Google, Transportation, Trends, Tesla, Lawsuits, Autos, Croatia, Nikola Tesla, EVs, Electric Cars, Financial Times, Reuters, Milton, Nikola, Rimac Automobili, Rimac


AP PHOTOS: Migrants face more misery in Bosnian crackdown

VELIKA KLADUSA, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Remote woods, abandoned run-down buildings and roadsides in northwestern Bosnia are steadily filling with makeshift camps where migrants and refugees from the Mideast, Asia and North Africa are bracing for more misery as autumn’s chill and rains set in. A sense of desperation hangs over the hundreds of men and boys who have been forced to build tents from sticks and black plastic tarps in the forests after local authorities in Bosnia's Krajina region de...
Tags: News, European Union, Ap, Croatia, Bosnia, North Africa, VELIKA KLADUSA Bosnia Herzegovina, Krajina, Mideast Asia


The rise of the 'half-tourist' who combines work with a change of scene

Covid-19 has accelerated the decline of the office, but not everyone wants to work from home. We look at travel firms catering to the growing number of nomadic workersUntil the pandemic the term “remote worker” conjured up an image of a young hipster lugging a Mac around a But when coronavirus forced half of the UK to work from home back in April, a whole new cohort of people, who had spent their entire careers in an office, realised that working from different locations was a real possibility....
Tags: Travel, UK, UK News, Work & careers, Work-life balance, Croatia, Boris Johnson, Travel websites, Cultural Trips, Working Holidays, Europe Holidays, Anguilla, Barbados, Estonia Georgia


Europe's second wave is here: France and the UK recorded their highest daily COVID-19 cases ever, and the EU warned that some countries have worse outbreaks than in March

A waiter looks out on the terrace of a Paris bar during the coronavirus pandemic on September 24, 2020. Kiran Ridley/Getty Images France and the UK this on Thursday set all-time records for daily coronavirus infections. Other European countries are seeing their highest cases since the continent's peak earlier this year. The EU's health commissioner said that in "some member states, the situation is now even worse than during the peak in March." Much of Europe was devastated during the firs...
Tags: Europe, UK, Science, Greece, France, Germany, US, Trends, Eu, Spain, European Union, Czech Republic, Hungary, Ireland, United Kingdom, Paris


As Covid cases rise again, how are countries in Europe reacting?

Tighter measures are being imposed, but they vary across the continent Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverage Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Sweden, Greece, France, Germany, Spain, UK News, World news, Czech Republic, Austria, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Portugal, Switzerland


A risk of thunderstorms prevented Dutch F-35s from escorting US B-52 bombers during a mission in August

Royal Norwegian Air Force F-35 fighters in formation with a B-52H as part of a Bomber Task Force Europe mission titled Allied Sky, August 28, 2020. US Air Force/Master Sgt. Burt Traynor The Dutch air force said its F-35s would take part in a one-day exercise with US bombers last month, but the risk of a thunderstorm forced it to cancel the participation. The risk is related to an issue with the F-35's fuel system, a design fault that could cause the jet to explode if struck by lightning, t...
Tags: Europe, Greece, US, Trends, Bloomberg, Ukraine, Czech Republic, Canada, United States, Nato, Italy, Portugal, Marine Corps, Poland, Belgium, Wisconsin


Rakitic bids farewell to Croatia squad

Zagreb (AFP) – Croatia international Ivan Rakitic on Monday bid farewell to the national team with whom he reached the final at the 2018 World Cup in Russia, the country’s football federation said. “Saying goodbye... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: Russia, Sport, Soccer, Croatia, Ivan Rakitic, Zagreb, Afp


Operating notes: Better band conditions, AC2YD working the world with QRP, 9A/W4GAL rocks a 4-element 40-meter Yagi

Anyone else noticing better band conditions lately? I certainly have. If you’re a regular reader, then you know that I’m a big fan of 30-meter band. Lately, I’ve been getting great reports, and one recent evening, I made four different contacts on 30 meters, all of them with stations in Europe. And, as I wrote recently, NASA says that Solar Cycle 25 is now officially underway. So, hopefully, we can look forward to 5 years of improving conditions. AC2YD working the world with QRP Back on May 25...
Tags: Europe, Florida, Nasa, Radio, Croatia, Dx, Gary, Ben, Yagi, Propagation, QSLs


Travel to Croatia with Google Arts & Culture

Croatia, the country of a thousand islands, is well known for its spectacular beaches and national parks, and as one of the sunniest places in Europe. But it also has a rich cultural history, with one of the highest counts of items on UNESCO’s List of Intangible Cultural Heritage. Google Arts & Culture partnered with the Croatian National Tourist Board, the Museum of Arts and Crafts in Zagreb and the Museum Alka of Sinjto let the world experience the colors and sounds of Croatia. Learn about the...
Tags: Google, Europe, Unesco, Croatia, Zagreb, Arts And Culture, Dalmatia, Google in Europe, Bell Ringers, Korčula Island, Liudmila Kobyakova, Intangible Cultural Heritage Google Arts Culture, Museum Alka of Sinjto, Hrvatsko Zagorje, Julien Duval, Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity Check


Croatian Short Stories Pula Istria

Istria is the largest peninsula in the Adriatic Sea. It is the most northern part of the Adriatic its territory shared by Croatia far majority Slovenia and Italy. Records show settlements in this area going back to Roman even Greek times. Most of the
Tags: Travel, Italy, Slovenia, Croatia, Adriatic, Roman, Adriatic Sea, Istria


In Transit through Austria

After having packed our little VW Golf to the max we drove from Wil through parts of Austria and Slovenia to Hrvatska Croatia. We were planning to stay at least 4 to 5 weeks in Croatia establishing our Mediterranean base camp in Vodice a town near Si
Tags: Travel, Austria, Slovenia, Croatia, Mediterranean, Wil, Hrvatska Croatia, Vodice