The promotion of health tourism in 11 markets has started

first_imgSIDE DISH_ The campaign will run until September 30 through online advertising and digital ambient advertising activities.  The offer of health tourism is viewed through three segments, ie through the offer of wellness, spa and medical tourism. Estimates say that this is a product for which demand is growing at an annual rate of 15 to 20 percent and that the users of these services are good consumers of higher purchasing power, which is confirmed by research data. TOMAS health tourism 2018, which established that multi-day visitors to Croatia in the wellness segment spend an average of 149 euros per day, while in medical spending reaches as much as 292 euros per day. According to the Croatian National Tourist Board, activities are focused on the promotion of health tourism and further expansion of the offer and achieving an adequate level of quality standards. Also, with the aim of developing and promoting health tourism, as a fast-growing product, especially important for creating motives for arrival in the pre- and post-season, the Croatian National Tourist Board participates in organizing professional and specialized events in the country and abroad on health tourism.center_img The Croatian National Tourist Board has launched a marketing campaign to promote health tourism in 11 key emitting markets, including Germany, Slovenia, Austria, the United Kingdom, France, Italy, the Netherlands, Russia, Sweden, Norway and Denmark. The current health tourism campaign is focused on markets identified and recognized as promising from the position of compatibility of the characteristics of demand and Croatian supply in the segment of health tourism “Apart from foreign markets, we will also carry out activities within this campaign for tourists who are already in Croatia, and we will use geolocation settings during the campaign. In this way, we refer our messages to specific areas and to selected target groups of our guests “, said CNTB director Kristjan Staničić, adding that research shows that health tourism services in Croatia have so far been mostly used by guests from Austria, Slovenia, Italy and Germany.  TOMAS health tourism 2018last_img read more

Explainer: How does Japan’s Abe score on his policy agenda?

first_imgJapanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, the nation’s longest serving premier, visited a Tokyo hospital on Monday as concerns deepened about his ability to continue in his post due to health issues and fatigue from handling the coronavirus crisis.Here are key elements of Abe’s record since returning to office in December 2012. He ended a first troubled 2006-2007 term as premier by quitting abruptly, citing ill health.COVID-19 response, scandals “Abenomics”Abe’s signature “Abenomics” policies of bold monetary easing and fiscal spending encountered headwinds last year as a US-China trade war hit exports and a sales tax rise hurt business and consumer sentiment.Now the pandemic has hit Japan with its biggest economic slump on record. A third straight quarter of declines knocked real gross domestic product (GDP) to decade-low levels, wiping out the benefits of “Abenomics”.Critics have also said Abe relied too heavily on his monetary and fiscal policy without following through on a pledge of a “third arrow” of structural reform to achieve long-term growth despite a fast-ageing and shrinking population.SecurityAbe bolstered defense spending after years of declines and expanded the military’s ability to project power abroad.In a historic shift in 2014, his government reinterpreted the post-war, pacifist constitution to allow troops to fight overseas for the first time since World War Two.The following year, legislation ended a ban on exercising the right of collective self-defense, or defending a friendly country under attack.Faced with divided public opinion, however, Abe has not achieved his long-held goal of revising the US-drafted constitution by writing the Self-Defense Forces, as Japan’s military in known, into the pacifist Article 9.Personnel appointmentsBy creating a Personnel Affairs Bureau at the cabinet, Abe and his right-hand aide, Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga, gained greater control over appointments of bureaucrats, who for decades have dominated policymaking, shifting the balance of policy power toward politicians.DiplomacyAbe has cultivated warm personal ties with US President Donald Trump, averting worst-case outcomes on trade. He has overseen a cautious improvement in ties with China, although a territorial row and Beijing’s clampdown on Hong Kong are causing strains. Relations with South Korea turned frigid due to disputes over the wartime past.Abe has made little progress toward resolving a long-running feud with Russia over disputed islands seized by Soviet troops at the end of World War Two. The row has kept the two countries from signing a formal peace treaty ending the war.Nor has Abe been able to settle a feud with North Korea over Japanese citizens kidnapped by Pyongyang’s agents in the 1970s and 1980s, an issue he put at the center of his political career Topics :center_img Japan has not suffered an explosive virus outbreak, but a recent rise in infections has fuelled concern that Abe is putting too much emphasis on the economy over health.Abe has drawn fire for an initial response to the outbreak that critics called clumsy and, more recently, for a seeming lack of leadership, including few media appearances.Dissatisfaction with his response, as well as scandals such as the arrest of a former justice minister and his lawmaker wife on suspicion of vote-buying, have eroded Abe’s ratings.A Kyodo news agency weekend survey showed Abe’s voter support at 36.0%, down from 38.8% the previous month and the second lowest since he returned to office in 2012.last_img read more

Restaurateur’s Gold Coast mansion served up to the market

first_imgThe Omeros Bros restaurant’s website said the brothers, Angelo and Nick, had been in the restaurant game for more than four decades. “Their family’s culinary history dates back to the old Paragon Seafood Restaurant, which was the first seafood- focused restaurant in New South Wales,” it read. “Unfortunately, in 1974 a storm struck the restaurant, which forced the immediate closure of this iconic restaurant.“This was also a fortunate occurrence for the Gold Coast as it meant that Omeros Bro had to find a new location to form a new restaurant.” The mega-mansion offers everything, including this luxe home theatre.When Angelo died in 2001, Nick’s son John stood up to help run the family business and has since taken over. Earlier this year, Mr Omeros’ other son Harry Omeros, 31, found himself in hot water over a $5.2 million tax bill. The son was the heir to the Omeros Bros restaurant and a former owner of Oceans by Omeros in Surfers Paradise. After failing to pay the bill he was declared bankrupt in January. A well-known restaurateur has served his mansion at 22 Knightsbridge Pde West, Sovereign Islands, up to the market.THE opulent Gold Coast trophy home of a well-known restaurateur has hit the market with a multimillion-dollar price tag. Nick Omeros, one of the men behind popular up-market restaurant Omeros Bros, listed the Sovereign Islands mega-mansion for sale last week. The Marina Mirage seafood restaurant partner has $3.65 million price hopes for the property. MORE NEWS: Why this beachfront paradise is on the marketMORE NEWS: House screams Hollywood glamour Nick and Vicky Omeros. The owner is behind the up-market seafood restaurant Omeros Bros.The five-bedroom, six-bathroom house sprawls across three levels and offers water views from almost every room.The basement can house up to eight cars, plus there is 18.2m of water frontage with a riverfront pool. There’s also a chef-worthy kitchen with granite benches and ILVE appliancesA home theatre, grand foyer with high ceilings and a dome centrepiece, and a pontoon are also part of the impressive package. The grand abode features five bedrooms and six bathrooms. Look at that view!Property records show Mr Omeros purchased the house at 22 Knightsbridge Pde West for $900,000 in 2003. The property had a six- month stint for sale in late 2016 with a $3.495 million asking price through a different agency. It did not sell, according to CoreLogic. It is now listed with Critton Astras of Astras and Bond Estate Agents, who was contacted for comment. You can cook up a storm in this large kitchen. More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa9 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag1 day agoVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:40Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:40 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenOpen for inspection etiquette for buyers00:41last_img read more

Abortion bill permits discrimination against conscientious objectors

first_imgNZ Doctor 9 October 2019Family First Comment: In written submissions, the NZMA and the RNZCGP express concern that, if passed unchanged, the bill will “undermine a doctor’s ability to exercise true freedom of conscience”…. “Legislating the ability for employers to discriminate on these grounds is a retrograde step. Furthermore, the phrase ‘unreasonably disrupt the employer’s activities’ could be open to wide interpretation…. “You wouldn’t expect an abortion facility to employ people who have a conscientious objection to abortion”.Of course not, but that’s how dangerous this bill is, and its architects!The NZMA wants abortion decriminalised, but says doctors who object to being involved should not be penalised“Legislating the ability for employers to discriminate on these grounds is a retrograde step”Planned changes to abortion law will allow employers to discriminate against medical practitioners who refuse to participate in abortions, says the NZMA.A parliamentary committee is hearing submissions on the Abortion Legislation Bill, aimed at decriminalising abortion and making it a health matter.In written submissions, the NZMA and the RNZCGP state their support for decriminalisation.But the association goes on to express its concern that, if passed unchanged, the bill will “undermine a doctor’s ability to exercise true freedom of conscience”.New obligation to refer At present doctors with a conscientious objection must inform a patient she can get an abortion from another health practitioner, but they do not have to provide a list of such people nor their contact details.The bill requires a conscientious objector to tell a woman how she can access contact details of an abortion provider. The Ministry of Health will have to maintain a list of providers.Section 20 of the bill says abortion, sterilisation and contraceptive service providers must accommodate conscientious objection of employees or job applicants, but goes on to permit discrimination against them if their objections “unreasonably disrupt the employer’s activities”.Types of permitted discrimination Permitted discrimination includes dismissal, not hiring the person in the first place, or providing worse terms of employment.The association’s submission says: “Legislating the ability for employers to discriminate on these grounds is a retrograde step.“Furthermore, the phrase ‘unreasonably disrupt the employer’s activities’ could be open to wide interpretation. While this is likely to be tested in court, we ask the committee to rescind these draft provisions that allow employers to discriminate on the grounds of personal conscience.”Association chair Kate Baddock told New Zealand Doctor the “pragmatic response” of MPs on the committee when this matter was raised at a hearing was “you wouldn’t expect an abortion facility to employ people who have a conscientious objection to abortion”.The NZMA has raised questions over the proposed ministry list of abortion doctors, saying the profession must be consulted.https://www.nzdoctor.co.nz/article/news/abortion-bill-permits-discrimination-against-conscientious-objectors (behind paywall)Keep up with family issues in NZ. Receive our weekly emails direct to your Inbox.last_img read more

Breaking: NFF appoints Joseph Yobo as Super Eagles’ assistant coach

first_img The attack-minded defender also played in six Africa Cup of Nations finals in 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010 and 2013, capping it with leading the Super Eagles to their third continental title in South Africa in 2013. He played a total of 100 matches for Nigeria at senior level. A thoroughbred and dedicated professional, who played his club football in five countries, including sterling appearances for Olympique Marseille in the French top flight, Fenerbahce in Turkey and Everton FC in the English Premiership, Joseph Yobo scored several crucial goals for the Super Eagles in important qualifying matches for the FIFA World Cup and the Africa Cup of Nations. He was also among the scorers when the Eagles thrashed South Africa’s Bafana Bafana 4-0 in a group phase match in Tunisia 16 years ago. Read Also:Ahmed Musa 10 caps away from equaling Yobo, Enyeama’s records Born Joseph Michael Yobo on September 6, 1980, the flamboyant stopper also played club football in Belgium with Standard Liege, Tenerife in Spain and Norwich City in England, having started out with Michellin-Harcourt in Rivers State in 1996. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… He replaces Imama Amapakabo in the three –time African champions’ technical crew. Yobo, who played for the Nigeria U20 boys – Flying Eagles – during the FIFA World Youth Championship (now known as FIFA U20 World Cup) in 1999, won his first cap for the senior team in an Africa Cup of Nations qualifying match away to Zambia in Chingola in April 2001, and played in three FIFA World Cup finals in 2002, 2010 and 2014.Advertisement Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has appointed former Super Eagles’ defender and captain Joseph Yobo as assistant coach of the team. Promoted ContentThe Most Exciting Cities In The World To VisitThe Highest Paid Football Players In The WorldThis Guy Photoshopped Himself Into Celeb Pics And It’s HystericalCan Playing Too Many Video Games Hurt Your Body?20 Facts That’ll Change Your Perception Of “The Big Bang Theory”We’re Getting More Game Of Thrones: Enter House Of The Dragon!Who’s The Best Car Manufacturer Of All Time?Birds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic Bombs10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeHere Are The Secret Origins Of Famous Foodslast_img read more

Wenger to amend offside law in a bid to end VAR row

first_img Promoted ContentBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A TattooBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?Who Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?20 Completely Unexpected Facts About ‘The Big Bang Theory’6 Ridiculous Health Myths That Are Actually True14 Hilarious Comics Made By Women You Need To Follow Right NowWhat Happens To Your Brain When You Play Too Much Video Games?6 Incredibly Strange Facts About HurricanesHere Are The Top 10 Tiniest Mobile Phones On The Planet!15 Celebs You Probably Didn’t Expect To Be Cheerleaders A player will be deemed onside if any part of the body which can legitimately score a goal is level or behind the last defender — even if other parts are in front. Arsene Wenger will change the offside law for next season to end VAR chaos.Advertisement And it will mean one of the most significant changes of the past two decades, re-balancing the game in favour of the attacker.Wenger plans to drive through the change this month in his role as Fifa’s head of global development where he is effectively the boss of the International FA Board, football’s lawmakers.Olivier Giroud’s disallowed goal for Chelsea against Man Utd would have stood under the new lawsCredit: Sky SportsHe said: “You will be not offside if any part of the body that can score a goal is in line with the last defender, even if other parts of the attacker’s body are in front.A player will be deemed onside if any part of the body which can legitimately score a goal is level or behind the last defender — even if other parts are in frontCredit: BBC“That will sort it out and you will no longer have decisions about millimetres and a fraction of the attacker being in front of the defensive line.”center_img Read Also: FIFA’s Plans To Improve VAR Offside Calls With Artificial IntelligenceWenger has drafted his proposals to be adopted at the annual general meeting of Ifab in Belfast on February 29.Each of the four Home Nations has one of the eight votes, with Fifa – led by Wenger – holding the other four.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… last_img read more

DepEd chief: No face-to-face learning when classes start

first_img“We will not allow face to face na physical na…nagdidikitan ang mga bata. Hindi papayagan ‘yan ng DepEd,” says Education Secretary Leonor Briones. CNN PH The DepEd, according to Briones, would be using broadcast media and the internet to deliver education to students. According to Briones, the DepEd would still pursue the class resumption on Aug. 24 through alternative approaches like blended learning at flexible learning. “We will not allow face to face na physical na…nagdidikitan ang mga bata. Hindi papayagan ‘yan ng DepEd,” Education Secretary Leonor Briones said Thursday during the Laging Handa virtual press conference. For her part, Briones said that DepEd’s stand does not have conflict with the statement of President Dutere.“I would like to emphasize: There is no conflict, there is no disagreement, there is no debate between the pronouncement of the President and of the department because they are exactly the same,” she said.   Presidential spokesman Harry Roque the next day clarified that the President was only prohibiting face-to-face classes in areas that would remain under community quarantine.center_img MANILA – The Department of Education (DepEd) will disallow face-to-face classes in the coming school year as the threat of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) lingers. The department has been crafting self-learning modules that will be printed and reproduced for those who have no gadget and access to internet, she added.The school year was scheduled to start on Aug. 24 but teachers and students are not obligated to go to school in person since schools would implement various alternatives to in-person classes./PN The education department earlier said the conduct of face-to-face classes would depend on the risk level of the areas where the schools are located. On Monday, however, President Rodrigo Duterte opposed the resumption of classes with the physical attendance of students.last_img read more

The HEAT is on for the weekend

first_imgWilmington, Oh. — The National Weather Service has included Ripley, Franklin, Decatur, Rush and Shelby Counties in an oppressive heat and humidity advisory for Friday, through the weekend.Temperatures are expected in the low to mid-90’s during the period, increasing humidity will push heat indices over 100.Use caution if you must be outside for any length of time. Take frequent breaks in the shade or air conditioning. Drink plenty of water to replenish lost fluids. And most importantly, never leave a child or a pet in a hot vehicle, even for a short period of time. Look Before You Lock!last_img read more

Lady Bulldogs Sweep Lady Cubs On The Court

first_imgBatesville Bulldogs C Team had their opening match up tonight.  We traveled to Madison and played two games capped at 25.  Game one we lost with a final score of 22-25.  Tiffany Hawker scores 7pts with 2 being aces, and Kennedy Westrick served up 3pts 1 ace.  The second game we won 25-24!  Serving for us were Tiffany Hawker with 9pts, and Belle Westerfeld with 5pts 2aces.  We rallied back from a 21-24 with great serves and finding our way as a team!   Nice start to the season ladies!  The Batesville JV volleyball team extended their win streak to 3 straight to start the season by defeating Madison in 3 games. After a slow start for the team, Madison got the upper hand dropping the first set 23-25, the Lady Dogs bounced back with a lopsided 25-6 win to force a final game resulting in a  15-11 win. Naia Bustinza led the team offensively scoring 10 points and earning 5 kills at the net. Sydnee Schaefer continued her consistency in the back row.   What a marathon night! The Varsity Bulldogs are 3-0 on the season after defeating the Madison Cubs 25-8,25-17, 23-25, 18-25,25-7. We started out strong then Madison made a few adjustments that took the wind out of our sails but we can back swinging in set 5. The night was sparked by great leadership from senior Macy Prickel. Leading the attack was Macy. She was 34/38 spiking with 19 kills followed by Katie Bedel with 13 kills. Senior Abby Westerfeld and Macy led the team in serving with 20/22. Macy also had 4 aces on the night. The defense was sparked by Macy Prickel with 21 digs and Nikki Fox followed with 19 digs. Great win Dogs!Our next game is against Shelbyville on Saturday, August 24th.  Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Kateri Paul.last_img read more

Spurs supremos charmed me – Eriksen

first_imgChristian Eriksen has revealed it was the personal touch of Daniel Levy and Franco Baldini that persuaded him to sign for Tottenham. Eriksen’s Tottenham career may just be 71 minutes old, but the playmaker is already a fans’ favourite following his impressive debut in the 2-0 win over Norwich. The Dane became the seventh and final signing of a busy summer for the north London club when he completed an £11.5million move from Ajax on the Friday before the transfer window shut. Levy has become renowned for his love of a last-minute deal, but the Tottenham chairman resolved to get his squad in tip-top shape early on in this transfer window to offset the damaging loss of Gareth Bale to Real Madrid. Gone are the days when Levy would launch last-gasp raids for cheap signings, such as he tried to do with Phil Neville and Charlie Adam in the Harry Redknapp era. This time, he and technical director Baldini sought to wrap up Eriksen’s signing quickly by flying to Amsterdam to negotiate with the Dutch club and the move paid off. “I talked a little bit with the manager but I had more to do with the chairman and the director Baldini. They were they guys who really had the right words,” Eriksen said. “The first contact was with my agent and then my agent talked to me and I said, ‘Go on, I really want to hear what they have got to say’. “The day after my agent was (in London) to look around and see everything and talk with the big men, then the day after, they all went to Amsterdam to negotiate with Ajax. “The next day, I was here for a medical. It went really quick. Just four days. “It really impressed me that they wanted it so badly and wanted to do it so quickly.” Press Association The “right words” that came out of Levy’s mouth centred around Tottenham’s ambitions. “The club wants to be in the Champions League next season, for sure, and then we have, of course, to become champions,” the 21-year-old said. “That is why he spent so much money on good players and that is just the sort of thing I want to be part of.” Although the season is still in its early stages, the early signs are that Tottenham are well-equipped for their assault on the top four. Eriksen’s ability to link play between midfield and attack has given Spurs something they have been lacking since the departure of Rafael van der Vaart. Roberto Soldado’s ratio of four goals in five games has been encouraging while Erik Lamela is yet to start a game following his £26million move from Roma. Arsenal sat above Spurs at the top of the Barclays Premier League table on Sunday night, but Eriksen hopes that will soon not be the case. “We will have to turn that around for a start,” he said. “Overall our chances look really good. It is different. We are in a new squad and still have to learn about everything and everybody, but, we have had a good beginning.” last_img read more