Dopapod posted another update on Tuesday, January 22nd, as the rumor mill runs wild.The newly published comic reads, “December 31st, 2017. In the midst of Dopapod’s New Year’s Eve show at the Paradise Rock Club in Boston, a time warping portal mysteriously appeared, abducting the band into another dimension. Rumors quickly spread as fans speculated the whereabouts of the band. The portal has gone unseen for over a year. As fans began to lose hope, whispers of the portal reopening somewhere in the Northeast have been reported.” Following their 2017–2018 New Year’s Eve show, jam scene favorites, Dopapod, began a year-long hiatus. Comprised of guitarist Rob Compa, drummer Neal “Fro” Evans, bassist Chuck Jones, and keyboardist Eli Winderman, the band has a deep history dating back to 2007, with over 1,000 lives shows under their belts.Prior to going on hiatus, Dopapod shared, “Following seven years of ceaseless touring, the sabbatical is a blueprint for wellness borne from love and mutual respect amongst old friends. It’s a pre-emptive move of self-preservation inspired by the TED Talk, ‘The Power of Time Off’.”“Every seven years, this guy closes his design firm and everyone who works for the company works on their own projects for the year,” explained Eli Winderman. “When they come back, everyone is inspired and working with a newfound sense of excitement.”Today, Dopapod has updated their website and profile pictures on their social media accounts, hinting at the band’s imminent return to getting back together and hitting the road. Keep your eyes peeled on Dopapod’s website and social media accounts for impending news.
Last week, Croatian tourist workers, caterers and entrepreneurs gathered through the Voice of Entrepreneurs Association decided to react in an affirmative way and send a positive message to the world that holidays in Croatia are safe. Poruka je došla do onih kojima je bila namijenjena – kako turistima tako i stranim medijamima, u prvom redu njemački i austrijski mediji, da prošire glas o Lijepoj našoj kao sigurnoj turistikoj destinaciji. Croatian tourism professionals: Holidays in Croatia are safe http://www.finanztreff.de/news/kroatien-wirbt-um-touristen-urlaub-im-land-ist-sicher/20938174 The timely communication of the Ministry of Tourism, and especially the CNTB, was lacking and what little we could expect from the season was called into question, UGP points out, adding that this was the motive for the UGP Tourism and Catering Committee to form a press release in which they stressed that tourism workers adhere to all safety recommendations and that Croatia is safe for vacation. https://www.ad-hoc-news.de/wirtschaft/krk-fazana-das-eu-und-adria-land-kroatien-wirbt-im-schatten-der/60300640 https://ch.marketscreener.com/boerse-nachrichten/Kroatien-wirbt-um-Touristen-Urlaub-im-Land-ist-sicher–30859445 The importance of this UGP statement was recognized and published by many media in Germany and Austria, but also beyond. The announcement was published by more than fifteen influential foreign tourism media mostly from Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Below are just some of the links to posts related to the UGP press release and action Holidays in Croatia are safe! #CroatiaIsSafe ROUNDUP / After the lockdown, Croatian Tourism is located in Meltdown / / / CROATIAN TOURIST EMPLOYEES SEND A MESSAGE TO THE WORLD: HOLIDAYS IN CROATIA ARE SAFE https://www.tag24.de/thema/coronavirus/coronavirus-liveticker-rekord-usa-neuinfektionen-50000-tag-lockerung-ruecknahme-1452019 After the tennis tournament in Zadar and the articles in the foreign media about the corona hotspot on the Croatian coast, UGP decided to react, and so they sent a message to the world: Holidays in Croatia are safe! #CroatiaIsSafe https://www.bild.de/wa/ll/bild-de/privater-modus-unangemeldet-54578900.bild.html https://der-farang.com/de/pages/corona-ueberblick-meldungen-am-donnerstag-13 http://www.finanztreff.de/news/roundup-nach-dem-lockdown-stemmt-sich-kroatiens-tourismus-gegen-den-meltdown/20938301 “Kad se za promociju hrvatskog turizma na našim emitivnim tržištima ne brine HTZ koja ima državnu organizaciju, dvadesetak ureda u Europi i svijetu i “samo“ 319 lokalnih zajednica po Hrvatskoj, onda poduzetnici sami moraju uzeti stvar u svoje ruke kako bi spasili i radna mjesta i sezonu! Pitamo se koliko plaćamo urede HTZ-a u Njemačkoj i drugim državama Europe te što to oni točno rade za promociju hrvatskog turizma?” said Drazen Orescanin, executive director of the Voice of Entrepreneurs Association. https://www.finanzen.net/nachricht/aktien/roundup-nach-dem-lockdown-stemmt-sich-kroatiens-tourismus-gegen-den-meltdown-9032367 “Želimo prenijeti poruku svim medijima u svijetu i Hrvatskoj da se hrvatski turistički djelatnici i ugostitelji drže preporuka i propisa vezanih za sprečavanje širenja korona virusa i pozivamo sve turiste da dođu u Hrvatsku te države EU da ne zatvaraju granice prema Hrvatskoj. Mi smo ozbiljni i profesionalni” said Gordana Fabijanić from the Committee for Tourism and Catering of UGP. https://www.ingmarkets.de/nachrichten/168759/roundupnach-dem-lockdown-stemmt-sich-kroatiens-tourismus-gegen-den-meltdown https://www.traveller-online.at/news/detail/kroatien-croatiaissafe-eine-botschaft-kroatischer-tourismusbetreiber.html?no_cache=1&fbclid=IwAR287UdfDeVZzoktEBPxqCZN9f75Hg8NhGe37AQzMcdnYB_1xXGJrkSVcKk https://ch.marketscreener.com/TUI-AG-470539/news/Nach-dem-Lockdown-stemmt-sich-Kroatiens-Tourismus-gegen-den-Meltdown-30859472