By the way, Croatian carriers have already performed last week in parades / rides that took place in several cities from Dalmatia to Istria and Zagreb. THE AVALANCE STARTED, SUPPORT FROM ALL SIDES Photo: FB current tourist – Berlin Photo: Aida Terzić. BIH #HonkForHope or in practical translation and application – trumpets of hope. The initiator of the initiative, which originated in Austria and then spread to Europe and beyond, is Alexander Ehrlich, owner of a travel and transport company based in Vienna and with branches throughout Austria but also in Italy, Germany and Poland. Austrian guides recorded video support, local guides from the south of Italy, Siena, Veneto also… Guides from Sarajevo, following the example of German and Austrian colleagues, with the support of travel agencies, set up their suitcases, with inscriptions of agencies on the square – of course 2 meters. Nearly 7500 companies in the tourism sector are following the story of HONK FOR HOPE, and the wheels of tourist transport are rolling across Europe according to 11:55 tomorrow. It is everyone’s wish that – tourist transport survives. When this goal and the desire of thousands of workers in the transport sector is accepted, then it can be discussed – how, to what extent in which countries, then it becomes national operational plans. “You don’t have a trumpet, but you do have a voice. Words are your tool for work, speak clearly and loudly, and you know it well, about the situation we are in – together, he called for solidarity ” No matter how many you list, there will always be someone left out. COVID-19 knows no boundaries. But neither do we when it comes to fighting the consequences that this disease has left on our jobs and lives, ”says Ehrlich, adding: THIS IS A STORY WITHOUT BORDERS JOIN YOUR CAR! Put stickers in your cars, trucks, vans and drive in your hometown. “Honkajte” with Europe, tomorrow at 11:55 !!!! This is, seen in practice less noticeable, but really so. Even when traveling by plane, you still need transportation to the city, hotels – by bus, minibus, van… “If we want the citizens of our countries to travel after the crisis – let’s save the buses. And if you want guests to come to your country tomorrow, hotels, restaurants, apartments, boats – save the buses. This is a message I want to share with a large audience, those responsible and politicians. The bus is no longer just a transport, it is a symbol of a possible return to normalcy”Ehrlich points out. Hope in this case is, so to speak, salvation. Salvation, when you look realistically at the whole chain of activities – from transport, agencies, hoteliers, catering, trade, household and all other segments of tourism. Transport, so that there would be no doubts, from personal vehicles, vans, minibuses to buses, ships, sailboats and yachts for cruises, planes, trains, supply and delivery stakeholders of the tourist machinery. Their goal was to draw attention to the existential problems of the companies at the moment, but also the long-term problem of unprofitability of transport in the conditions of the new normal when up to 20 passengers are allowed to sit on the bus – size standards. “We have to perform together, HFH is a lifeline for buses at the European level, and at the level of tourism for carriers. Carriers rolled down the avalanche of gatherings, and very quickly the Austrians and Germans were joined by their counterparts in France, Spain, Italy, Ukraine, Poland, the Czech Republic, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Slovenia joined yesterday. News of the support is coming from across the Atlantic, from the US. Travel is not useless, it is by no means a luxury that and who knows what reasons should be given up. It is an essential part of our identity in a united Europe (whether it is the EU or not).”Says Ehrlich. Cover photo: Aida Terzić, BIH They left them there so as not to violate the recommended measures of assembly and keep their distance, thus supporting fellow transporters and drivers in which they drove through the streets of Sarajevo. “This is a story about all of us. It’s about survival. It’s an opportunity I can get involved in and take advantage of – EVERYONE. They were faced with a problem that has dimensions not national but – pan-European. Let’s look at the problem globally; we are carriers – a small stakeholder in the large tourism industry. I respect hoteliers, caterers and everyone else, there are a lot of them. There are few of us. But if we speak together, it will be heard – if we convey a clear message. We do not introduce ourselves to revolutionaries, or those who stop working or do not want to work, we present ourselves to those who are – an important factor in tourism. And at the same time an essential factor of European identity. The tourist bus is a symbol of travel, and travel is a symbol of freedom. Freedom of travel is also the motto of the European Union. After this crisis we want to return to normal life, and travel. For freedom of travel, we need buses in Europe”Emphasizes Ehrlich. Support for the initiative is coming from all sides, carriers are gathering, hotels in Munich have offered symbolic accommodation prices for drivers, restaurants a traditional warm lunch, and support is coming from a profession that is unquestionably related to tourism carriers – the guide sector. EMPTY SUITCASE ON EMPTY SQUARES Otherwise, say the originators of the initiative, you don’t need to have a bus to make an action day in Europe with #honkforhope. “Honk For Hope” is, to put it simply, a pan-European campaign to save the tourist travel business in Europe. The tourist bus is a symbol of travel, and travel is a symbol of freedom. Freedom of travel is also the motto of the European Union. After this crisis we want to return to normal life, and travel. For freedom of travel we need – buses in Europe
Fishermen and traders have stopped fishing in the waters along Senegal’s coasts and switched to other income generating activities.As Peninah Karibe reports, the switch is driven by the steady decline of fish stocks, after a decade of overfishing.
Press Association In a race run to suit those with proven stamina on the tacky ground, the Jimmy Finn-trained seven-year-old was held up through the early stages and was always likely to be doing his best work late on as a winner already over a longer trip. He was under pressure a fair way out, but Eddie O’Connell’s mount, who was pulled out of a beginners chase on Thursday because of the testing conditions, relished the long run from the last, eventually coming eight and a half lengths clear of Darenjan. Finn, who bred and also owns the 9-2 winner, said: “It’s grand when things go right. “He likes good ground, but he had a light weight here and just got into the handicap, which was a big help. “This is by far my biggest win so far and I’ve a half-brother to him going to the sales this month. We’ll see how he comes out of this and he might go for a two-and-a-half-mile handicap in Killarney.” Dermot Weld notched his 11th victory of the week when Notable Graduate (evens favourite) caught runaway leader The Black Russian in the Trappers Inn Maiden Hurdle, battling away under Derek O’Connor to score by a length and three-quarters. O’Connor came in for the ride at the last moment as Robbie McNamara was booked but couldn’t make the weight, while the stewards turned down a request to allow Ruby Walsh to take over as they considered it was not a like-for-like change (a professional taking over from an amateur). The winning jockey said: “He was on and off the bridle throughout the race and there was a fierce pace set by Tony Kelly’s horse. He missed the last hurdle but kept on well up the hill. I was very lucky to get the ride, but there is no better man to ride for around Galway than Mr Weld.” Ballyfinboy stayed on strongly from the final fence to land the feature Lord Hemphill Memorial Handicap Chase at Galway.