Saturday, 25 September 2021

In the Dubrovnik-Neretva County, 35 new cases of coronavirus infection have been recorded in the last 24 hours.

These are 16 males and 19 females: ten from Dubrovnik, five from Konavle, four from Ploče and Župa dubrovačka, three from Blato and Opuzen, two from Metković and Trpanj and one from Kula Norinska and Vela Luka.

39 people made a full recovery: 20 from Dubrovnik, seven from Župa dubrovačka, three from Ston, two from Dubrovacko primoirje, Metković and Orebić, and one from Blato, Opuzen and Ploče.

In the last 24 hours, 648 samples were processed, and since the beginning of the pandemic, a total of 136,803 samples have been analyzed.

14 people tested positive for coronavirus were hospitalized in the Dubrovnik General Hospital. Three patients require intensive care and are on ventilators. 

There are 1059 people in self-isolation, and in the last 24 hours one case of violation of the self-isolation measure was recorded. 


Bingo is a game that has captured the imagination of people all over the world ever since it first began to be played in America in the 1930s. Quick, simple, and fun to play, it’s a game that has brought communities together for generations, first through games played in bingo halls and, more recently, in its online form. In fact, it’s the game’s rebirth as a favorite on the internet that has led to many exciting developments.

As well as different kinds of bingo games being invented, there has also been a trend of creating themed games to attract particular groups of players, some of whom might be completely new to bingo.

So anyone who visits a bingo site is likely to find games and slots that are linked to everything from TV shows like Deal or No Deal to traditional folklore themes. These include Irish leprechauns searching for pots of gold at the end of the rainbow, lucky four-leaf clovers, and even traditional Scottish highland games.

With the increasing popularity of these kinds of sites in Croatia, surely it’s now time for some specific games to be introduced for this audience. After all, the whole Slavic region has just as rich a folklore tradition as not just Ireland or Scotland, but as any country in the world. This would be an obvious route for the inventors of the games to explore. There are at least two clear directions to go down.


For example, just as Ireland has its legendary four-leaf clover – very rare to find but very lucky for the person who finds it – Croatia has the raskovnik. According to legend, this magical herb has the ability to unlock the secrets as well as bestowing great luck and riches on anyone who finds it. The problem is that the herb is said to be very difficult to spot and only those with special gifts are able to do this.

With this in mind, it’s easy to see how these elements could be used to make a very captivating bingo or slots game. Similarly, there is a very strong tradition of mythical Slavic creatures who would also seem to be perfect to incorporate into a game.

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The most obvious of these, natural, would be the Vila, or fairies, who are said to dwell in the clouds, coming down to earth to bring good fortune to those lucky enough to encounter them. There are a number of different kinds of fairies, some of which can even bring bad luck. This would lend itself perfectly to games where your fortunes can change depending on which kinds of fairies you encounter.

Of course, there are countless other tales that could be used to create games, but it would probably be a good idea to stick to the best-known ones first. If these do turn out to be popular, then more can follow.

The challenge now is for games developers to put on their thinking caps to create games that will be a big hit in Croatia.

The British national airline, British Airways, will gradually reduce the number of routes and weekly operations to Croatian airports in October.

At the beginning of October, British Airways will have a total of four active flights to Croatia, but the number of weekly flights will gradually decrease from week to week, reports Croatian Aviation.

Dubrovnik is traditionally the most important destination of this UK airline in Croatia, which is evident from the number of weekly flights. Namely, British Airways has the largest number of weekly operations from London to Dubrovnik Airport.

Until the last day of October this year (October 31), British Airways plans to operate between Heathrow and Dubrovnik as many as 11 times a week! Two daily flights are available on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Sundays, and one flight each on Mondays, Fridays and Saturdays.

Although the company has considered the possibility of traffic on the line between Heathrow and Dubrovnik in the winter flight schedule, however this will not happen due to low demand in the winter months.


In the first phase of the census in Croatia, which is currently being held online, was completed by one million people up until yesterday, reported the Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS) on Thursday.

This first phase of the census, the online phase of the census, will be held until the 26th of September, and citizens and residents can independently register themselves and all the members of their households on the e-Citizens portal.

The CBS commented that “Such a way of self-registration enables safe and advanced digital communication with citizens, at a time when it suits them best.”

After this first digital phase of the census the second phase will see census staff go door-to-door to all those who haven’t already completed the online forms.


The whole of Croatia has remained in the red zone on the new European Union Covid-19 map from the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control.

The epidemiological situation is best in Europe in Hungary, the Czech Republic and Denmark, and good conditions are also in parts of Italy and Spain. The worst situation in Europe is in Slovenia, which is the only one marked in dark red.

Red, to remind you, means a 14-day incidence of 75 to 200 infected per 100,000 inhabitants with a positive share of more than 4 percent, and areas where the 14-day incidence is infected from 200 to 500 per 100,000 people.

In the last 24 hours, 1,373 new cases of Covid-19 virus infection were recorded, and the number of active cases in Croatia today is a total of 8,615.

Among them, 694 people are in hospital, of which 89 are on ventilators.

Unfortunately, a further 15 people died in the past 24 hours.


In the Dubrovnik-Neretva County, 31 new cases of coronavirus infection have been recorded in the last 24 hours.

These are 11 males and 20 females: 11 from Dubrovnik, six from Metković, two from Konavle, Opuzen, Ploče and Župa dubrovačka and one from Korčula, Kula Norinska, Lumbarda, Orebić, Trpanj and Lastovo.

42 people made a full recovery: 13 from Dubrovnik, 12 from Župa dubrovačka, five from Konavle, three from Ploče and Ston, two from Metković and one from Blato, Dubrovačko primorje, Kula Norinska and Lumbarda.

In the last 24 hours, 455 samples were processed, and since the beginning of the pandemic, a total of 136,155 samples have been analyzed.

21 people tested positive for coronavirus were hospitalized in the Dubrovnik General Hospital. Three patients require intensive care and are on ventilators.

There are 1,085 people in self-isolation, and in the last 24 hours there have been no cases of violations of the self-isolation measure. 


During his stay in New York, where he is attending the 76th session of the United Nations General Assembly, the Croatian President, Zoran Milanovic, met with representatives of the Croatian business and scientific community of Croats from New York at the Permanent Mission to Croatia, the Office of the President announced on Thursday.

Representatives of the Croatian business and scientific community in New York briefed President Milanovic on their activities both in connecting as many Croats living in New York as possible and in strengthening their ties with Croatia, it was announced.

In a conversation with President Milanović, they made suggestions on how to improve this cooperation, and offered their help in the affirmation of Croatia in New York and in America. They expressed satisfaction with the meeting and the respect shown to them by Croatian state institutions.

As it was announced, the meeting was attended, among others, by the President of the National Federation of American Croats (NFCA) Steve Rukavina, Fr. Vedran Kirinčić from the Croatian Catholic Mission of the Blessed Ivan Mertz, Astoria, and a member of the Government Council for Croats Abroad Travel - Astoria Boris Miketic.

In the town hall, the Head Councillor of the borough of Župa Dubrovačka Silvio Nardelli, yesterday received the representative of the vocal group “Klapa Subrenum,” Šime Lukšić, on the occasion of the victory at the 16th Klapa Festival with mandolins and guitars held in Makarska. The festival was held under the auspices of the President of the Republic of Croatia Zoran Milanović, organized by the City of Makarska and the Makarska Tourist Board.

The winning performance of Klapa Subrenum, featured songs "The sea is my destiny" and "Tija bi te jubit mala", and their rendition was greeted by ringing applause, and the expert jury awarded them the largest number of votes.

Nardelli congratulated “Klapa Subrenum” on winning the award and wished them further success.

Architects and designers have control over our setting and by changing the way we design buildings, can shift our physical relationship with the environment. Tomislav Alujević and his award-winning team at studio Aalto have become a distinctive choice for hoteliers and owners of luxury properties throughout the Mediterranean looking to create destinations with the utmost respect for nature and nurture. The Split-based architecture studio has recently been recognized by the Luxury Lifestyle Awards and has named Aalto as a 2021 Winner in the category Best Luxury Architect Studio in Croatia.

High-end hospitality developers looking to build a natural facade with minimal intrusion and supreme ambiance, need to look no further. The team has worked together for over fifteen years and as a collective has the utmost respect for the environment; not only for the site location but with every raw material used throughout the build.

Their design approach is to keep as much of the Mediterranean landscape as possible and to integrate the architecture as such. Their ultimate objective is to conceptualize a ‘dialogue’ between interior and exterior design, ensuring .


Seamless integration between the indoors and outdoors

The team of Studio Aalto believes that climate change requires a paradigm shift in architectural language and that they have a responsibility to think critically about how they are impacting the environment.

One of their most recent projects, is the MASLINA RESORT, a luxury 5-star seaside boutique hotel. Set amongst unaffected nature overlooking the scenic Maslinica Bay on Hvar Island the resort stretches over 2 hectares of pine forest and is surrounded by olive groves and terraced vineyards.


Maslina Resort 

The result was a cluster of six interconnected pavilions overlooking the Adriatic Sea which created an illusion of a floating landscape. The use of locally sourced materials such as local Brac Island stone, Iroko wood, brushed brass, and tones of terracotta harmonized with the natural color scheme of the landscape. Custom-made interiors and handpicked vintage pieces complete the space, ultimately designed with the guest in mind.


Beach bar at Maslina Resort 

This ingenious team of designers approaches every single project with the utmost respect for traditional architecture and the “genius loci” of the structure whilst reinterpreting the construction in a contemporary way. 


Bringing the discipline of architecture into the next millennium

About Luxury Lifestyle Awards

Luxury Lifestyle Awards is a global award selecting, recognizing, celebrating, and promoting the best luxury goods and services all over the world. The goal of the company is to connect people with the best of luxury. LLA has evaluated more than 10 000 various goods and services in 400 categories from 60 countries and analyzed the results to give you a TOP list of the best of the best in the world. Such world-renowned brands as Chanel, Dom Perignon, and Ferrari were proudly named winners. The victory brings companies status and recognition, global promotion, and exposure to an entirely new market of customers.

Employees in the health and social care system who do not want to be vaccinated, do not have a Covid-certificate, have not recovered from the virus and refuse a test for Covid-19, from October 1 will not be able to enter the institutions where they work, or will be considered not appeared at work, and then they will consequently be able to get an extraordinary dismissal, reveals Jutarnji List.

A government source explained that labour relations are already defined by the Labour Law and employment regulations for health and social care institutions, so that these regulations will not have to change but for those who do not want to have a Covid-certificate will be considered not did not show up at work.

According to the Employment Law, absenteeism can be considered a serious violation of employment and the employee can be fired for misconduct or extraordinary dismissal without the right to severance pay and notice period, and various labour regulations precisely define the procedures in these situations.


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