The prestigious 5 * Boutique Hotel Alhambra is a new member of the American network of leading tourist entities Virtuoso. With more than 15 advisors worldwide and a portfolio of almost 1.700 partners, Virtuoso represents the best travel offer – from top hotels, cruises to tour operators. With this valuable recognition awarded to a 5 * hotel from the portfolio of the Lošinj Hotels & Villas of the Jadranka Group, Boutique Hotel Alhambra became one of only three Croatian members of the American network Virtuoso.Virtuoso is an international network of luxury travel agencies specializing in luxury and experiential travel. The organization has more than 380 agency members with more than 11.400 elite travel advisors in more than 30 countries around the world. It is important to note that the annual turnover of Virtuoso agents is more than $ 15 billion making Virtuoso the most significant organization in the luxury travel industry.Boutique Hotel Alhambra is also a proud member of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World group, which brings together only 520 small luxury hotels that can satisfy the most demanding guests with a top offer. In addition, Boutique Hotel Alhambra is the winner of this year’s TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence, thanks to the exceptional quality of offer and service and high ratings and guest reviews. By the way, Alhambra is part of the hotel brand Lošinj Hotels & Villas of the Jadranka Group, which operates six hotels and restaurants and villas and apartments located in the most attractive locations of the island of Lošinj and is a unique place where the spirit of aristocratic times and exceptional luxury meet.
Categories: Letters to the Editor, OpinionSanders is leader in climate change fightOn Sept. 4, during CNN’s Climate Crisis forum, Americans had an opportunity to compare 10 Democratic presidential frontrunners’ positions on climate change. All the candidates took the “No Fossil Fuel Money Pledge.”Thanks to a question from someone in the audience, we learned that Biden had agreed to attend a pricey fundraiser the following day co-sponsored by Andrew Goldman, co-founder of a fracking company. Can Biden be trusted to hold polluting industries accountable if he violated the above pledge? His plans to deal with climate change were short on specifics.Unlike Biden, Bernie Sanders’ answers to questions were received with enthusiasm. He emphasized the importance of tackling the crisis over the next 11 years, when scientists say carbon emissions must be cut in half to avoid runaway climate change.Although Sanders’ $14 trillion Green New Deal Plan, to be invested over a 15-year period to fund a transition to renewables, has been called unrealistic, he said it was “an emergency that could make the whole planet uninhabitable.”He cited the $400 billion in oil subsidies and the over $1 trillion spent on nuclear weapons as expenditures that would be better spent on dealing with climate change.Sanders is a leader who grasps the gravity of this environmental crisis. He respects the climate scientists who have warned us for decades that greenhouse gas emissions are heating up the planet at an unprecedented pace.It’s no wonder the DNC was opposed to a debate on just climate change. Joe Biden would’ve lost.Barbara TrypalukSaratoga SpringsKnow the pros, cons of facial recognitionFacial recognition software is a newer technology that is now widely available to the general public.Once a thing of science fiction novels, this software is capable of identifying individuals from a distinct image or video frame found online.You can find it almost anywhere, from the cameras in the streets that watch us to the phones in our hands. This technology, like any other, has its pros and cons.Some of the obvious pros are that it can identify criminals, terrorists, and felons from an image saved in its database.This is a vital way of spotting dangerous people before they do something dangerous to hurt themselves or others. Another pro is that this system is non-contact, meaning that you don’t have to touch it for it to recognize you.These facial recognition systems are extremely fast and accurate, while finger ID can be slow and sometimes inaccurate.While efficiency and accuracy might be great, some people find their privacy is at risk with these cameras in use.In China, a wanted criminal was at a concert with 50,000 other people. Using this technology, the police were able to find and arrest him during the concert.This might seem like a seemingly fantastic invention to catch criminals but what if people began to abuse this technology?In other countries, it could be used to end all crime while in others it could be used to hunt down political enemies or people who don’t agree with one’s ideas.Dean ButtaciAverill ParkMore from The Daily Gazette:Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s press conference for Sunday, Oct. 18EDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesEDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsEDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?
“Our focus is peace for Liberia,” Madam Thompson (L) told the gathering comprising executives of PurdueA former deputy Foreign Affairs Minister, Ms. Una Kumba Thompson, has called on Liberians to maintain a peaceful and non-violent approach during and after the ensuing elections.Madam Thompson said as the country prepares to go to the polls on October 10, the need to sustain the peace by shunning a violent approach to electoral issues cannot be overlooked.The former deputy Foreign Affairs Minister is the chief executive officer of the Women of Liberia Peace Network (WOLPNET) and president of the Swanee Women’s Coalition, an organization which supports women’s advocacy for their rights, empowerment and peace in Liberia.Launching the ‘Pen –Pen Peace Network non-violent campaign in Monrovia on the theme, “I Love my Country; This is Why I Say No to Election Violence.,” Thompson challenged politicians not to preach hate messages during and after the electoral processes, but rather seek peace to carry out the country’s development agenda.She also called on the commercial motorcyclists otherwise known as the pen-pen riders to fully support the electoral process if they are to make an informed decision at the polls, “because peace is security, development and human rights abuse.The campaign was organized by the Purdue Peace Network-Liberia. The head of the organization, Grace Yeah Yeanay said the month-long campaign will cover Nimba, Margibi, Montserrado and Bong counties, targeting 64 communities in Montserrado alone.Prior to the weekend launch, the Purdue supported Pen-Pen Peace Network (PPPN) has held a series of activities highlighting the importance of peaceful elections.The Purdue Peace Project (PPP), according to Yeanay, convenes regularly to help the citizens address immediate threats of violence to the pending elections in their community.The reason, Ms. Yeanay said, is to continually monitor and evaluate the projects in order to maximize its impact so that everyone will live in peace and harmony especially during election year.The PPP is a university-based political violence prevention initiative that does peace-building work in fragile states and conducts research to advance knowledge about political violence prevention at the local and community level.In 2013, a group of motorbike riders or the Pen-Pen riders formed a local peace committee, called the PPPN, to promote peace in the country. Since September 2015, the PPPN, in support of the Purdue Peace Project, has been planning and implementing a campaign aimed at promoting peace before and during the upcoming October polls, and fostering good relationships between Pen-Pen riders and officers of the Liberia National Police.Since then, numerous activities, such as soccer tournaments, town hall meetings, radio talk shows, distribution of flyers, and round table discussions have taken place characterizing the campaign’s launch.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)