Tottenham head coach Jose Mourinho says he has contacted Maradona to offer him his best wishes in his recovery from brain surgery Luque confirmed Maradona had sustained “no neurological damage” during the operation and said he was was “amazed by his recovery”.It was hoped Maradona would be released from hospital last Friday but he was kept in over the weekend after suffering from withdrawal symptoms caused by alcohol dependency.- Advertisement – Image:Maradona could be discharged from hospital in the coming days The 1986 World Cup winner has experienced frequent periods in hospital over the years, often due to the lifestyle that accompanied and followed his playing career. 0:17 He was taken into hospital in 2004 with severe heart and respiratory problems linked to cocaine use.Maradona later underwent a stomach-stapling operation in 2005 that helped him lose weight.In 2007, he checked himself into a clinic in Buenos Aires to help him overcome alcohol abuse problems.He also fell ill at the 2018 World Cup in Russia, where he was filmed passing out in an executive box at the Argentina-Nigeria game, and was admitted to hospital in January 2019 with internal bleeding in the stomach. “Diego wants to go home and we are evaluating his discharge,” said Luque.“We’ll talk about where he goes later but for now we know that Diego is doing very well.”Maradona, widely considered to be one of the greatest players of all time, was initially admitted to the Ipensa Clinic in La Plata, Argentina on November 2, suffering from anaemia and dehydration.- Advertisement – Diego Maradona is recovering well from brain surgery and is likely to be discharged from hospital “tomorrow or the next day”, the Argentina legend’s doctor said on Monday.Dr Leopoldo Luque, who is also Maradona’s neurosurgeon, is hopeful the former Barcelona, Napoli and Boca Juniors player will be discharged in the coming days after having successful surgery on a subdural hematoma – an accumulation of blood between a membrane and his brain.- Advertisement – He was later transferred to the Olivos Clinic in Buenos Aries to undergo surgery the following day. – Advertisement –
Google has introduced a new feature on Gmail that will allow users to pin a specific Google Chat conversation. It will also be possible to pin a ‘room’ to the top of the list. The conversation or room will be pinned to the top of the list view in Gmail and the pinned messages can be accessed from the left-hand navigation menu. The feature has begun rolling out to eligible users and will be visible to everyone within a few days. It will be available primarily for Google Workspace customers.Pinning a conversation will help users keep track of important updates as the conversation will be visible on the top of the Chat list. According to Google, this will make them quicker and easier to find. A red dot will appear next to pinned conversations with unread messages on integrated Gmail. To pin a conversation, navigate to the said conversation under Chat or Rooms. Click on More > Pin. To unpin a conversation, follow the same steps and click on Unpin.- Advertisement – The pinned conversation feature will be available on Android and iOS devices, and on the Web. It will be available to users with the following plans: Google Workspace Essentials, Business Starter, Business Standard, Business Plus, Enterprise Essentials, Enterprise Standard, Enterprise Plus, G Suite Basic, Business, Education, Enterprise for Education, and Nonprofits customers.Google Chat is in the process of replacing the classic Hangouts on Gmail. The update has already been rolling out, and all eligible users are expected to make the transition by the first half of the coming year. While Google Chat will retain some Hangout features, such as direct and group messaging, Google said that it will discard some other features.Is OnePlus 8T the best ‘value flagship’ of 2020? We discussed this on Orbital, our weekly technology podcast, which you can subscribe to via Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, or RSS, download the episode, or just hit the play button below.- Advertisement – – Advertisement –
Oct 8, 2008 (CIDRAP News) – The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) has included avian influenza, Ebola fever, Rift Valley fever, and plague on a list of 12 diseases and pathogens that it believes may spread to new regions as a result of climate change.The report, titled “The Deadly Dozen: Wildlife Diseases in the Age of Climate Change,” gives examples of diseases that may increase their ranges in response to changing temperatures and precipitation patterns, threatening wildlife and human health and causing economic damage.The report’s release yesterday at a meeting in Barcelona nearly coincided with a World Health Organization (WHO) announcement today that a group of experts has agreed on an agenda for research on the health effects of climate change.More than melting ice capsIn releasing the WCS report, Steven E. Sanderson, president of the group, said in a statement, “The term ‘climate change’ conjures images of melting ice caps and rising sea levels that threaten coastal cities and nations, but just as important is how increasing temperatures and fluctuating precipitation levels will change the distribution of dangerous pathogens.”The best defense against the problem is to monitor wildlife to detect how the diseases are moving, so that health professionals can prepare to mitigate their impact, the group said.The WCS cautioned that its list does not include all pathogens that may be spurred by climate change—and that future studies could cross some of them off the list. The group made the following observations about specific diseases (the full report was not available online):Avian influenza: Currently the poultry business largely drives the geographic movement of H5N1 avian flu, “but changes in climate such as severe winter storms and droughts can disrupt normal movements of wild birds and can bring both wild and domestic bird populations into greater contact at remaining water sources.”Ebola hemorrhagic fever: There is evidence that outbreaks of the deadly Ebola fever and its cousin, Marburg fever, are related to unusual variations in seasonal rainfall patterns. “As climate change disrupts and exaggerates seasonal patterns, we may expect to see outbreaks of these deadly diseases occurring in new locations and with more frequency.”Plague: Changes in temperature and rainfall are expected to change the distribution of rodent populations, which would affect the range of rodent-borne diseases such as plague. The disease is caused by Yersinia pestis, which is spread by rodents and their fleas.Rift Valley fever, a viral hemorrhagic fever. The disease causes abortions and high death rates in livestock in Africa and the Middle East and can be fatal in humans. Climate change raises concern about the disease because it is spread by mosquitoes.Other diseases and pathogens on the WCS list are babesiosis, cholera, intestinal and external parasites, Lyme disease, the harmful algal blooms called red tides, trypanosomiasis, tuberculosis, and yellow fever. The list does not include some other mosquito-borne diseases that have often been mentioned as candidates to increase their ranges in a warming world, such as dengue fever, malaria, and chikungunya fever.WHO lists five research priorities The WHO announced its research agenda on the health effects of climate change at the end of a 3-day meeting of experts in Madrid.”Our 193 member states asked WHO to help them strengthen the evidence base for policy action,” WHO Director-General Margaret Chan said in a statement. “This plan provides the framework for doing just that. It sets out guidance to governments, research institutions and donors looking to fill crucial knowledge gaps.”Although climate change has been increasingly seen as a threat in the past decade, its effects on health have received little research attention, the WHO said. For example, studies on the effects of air pollution outnumber those on the health effects of climate change by almost 8 to 1.In a news teleconference today, Tony McMichael of Australian National University, chairman of the Madrid meeting, said “one quite basic problem” is that most of the relevant research in the past decade has been done in rich countries, whereas global warming’s worst effects on health are likely to occur in poor countries.The agency said those attending the meeting identified five priority research areas:Interactions of climate change with other health determinants and trends, such as economic development, globalization, urbanization, and inequities in health risksLong-term changes such as increasing drought, declining freshwater supplies, and population displacementThe comparative effectiveness of short-term interventions to deal with climate change–related health threats such as heat waves and floodsThe health impact of efforts to prevent or mitigate climate change, such as the potentially negative effect of biofuels development on food securityStrengthening public health systems to address the health effects of climate changeThe aim of the plan is to speed up and focus climate change and health research to strengthen the evidence base for discussion at the United Nations conference on climate change in December 2009, the WHO said. World leaders at that meeting will try to forge a new agreement to succeed the Kyoto Protocol, which laid out steps and objectives for preventing and mitigating climate change.The research agenda builds on a comprehensive review of what is already known about the health effects of climate change, the WHO said. The Madrid meeting included representatives of donor organizations and other UN agencies.See also: Oct 7 WCS news releasehttp://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2008-10/wcs-dr100608.phpOct 8 WHO news releasehttp://www.who.int/mediacentre/news/releases/2008/pr36/en/index.htmlWHO information on climate change and healthhttp://www.who.int/globalchange/en/
Survey finds businesses see flu risk but have planning gapsA survey of 400 companies by the British law firm DLA Piper revealed that about half of them believe they are at high or very high risk for disruptions caused by the next wave of pandemic flu, the Financial Times reported yesterday. About 80% said they were reviewing their continuity plans, but only slightly more than half had communicated the strategies to employees, customers, or suppliers. About 75% said they had no plans to modify employee policies.http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/ac1bba70-a645-11de-8c92-00144feabdc0.html?nclick_check=1Sep 21 Financial Times storyBioCryst nets federal funding to further peramivir developmentBioCryst said it has received $77.2 million from the US government to continue late-stage development of its intravenous antiviral medication peramivir, Reuters reported yesterday. The company said it has also received a request for proposal to supply the government with between 1,000 and 40,000 courses of the experimental drug, which, if an emergency use authorization is granted, could be used to treat critically ill flu patients.http://www.reuters.com/article/governmentFilingsNews/idUSBNG28445620090921Sep 21 Reuters storyHospital sets up tents to handle flu surgeAuthorities at Dell Children’s Medical Center in Austin, Tex., set up tents outside its emergency department to start triaging some patients with less severe flu-like illnesses today, the Austin Statesman reported. The hospital has seen a steady increase in flu patients, and daily numbers over some of the past few days have exceeded 300. The hospital made the decision on Sep 20 to open the tents after 343 patients swamped the hospital.http://www.statesman.com/news/content/news/stories/local/2009/09/22/0922swineflu.htmlSep 22 Austin Statesman storyNew York doctor wins H1N1 video message contestDr. John Clarke of Baldwin, N.Y., won the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) 2009 H1N1 public service announcement contest, HHS said today. More than 50,000 YouTube viewers voted for Clarke’s video. He will receive a $2,500, and the video will be broadcast on national television. “I want to congratulate Dr. Clarke, the ‘hip hop doc,’ for producing his creative and engaging video. His work will reach millions of Americans this flu season,” said HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius.http://www.hhs.gov/news/press/2009pres/09/20090922a.htmlSep 22 HHS press release
Based on an excellent and successful concept, Poreč Open Air, the second Rabac Open Air it attracted more than thirty thousand people, which took place in twelve different locations in 76 days and proved to be excellent quality content.Valamar, in cooperation with the City of Labin and the Labin-Rabac Tourist Board, as well as the company MPG, the organizer of the festival, organized an excellent and important quality content in a tourist destination in Rabac this year as well. Tourists and locals were delighted with many concerts, costumed entertainers, lots of music and laughter, and excellent films under the stars marked the summer in Rabac, and the size of the project says enough that 116 hours of music marked the summer in Rabac. “The concept of the festival provides a variety of entertainment for all generations, so all festival programs were very well attended. All the feedback we have received from foreign and domestic visitors is very positive and commendable and that is why we need to continue in the same direction with small changes to offer our guests something new every year. With its almost daily program, Rabac Open Air definitely influenced the quality of entertainment and changed the perception of Rabac as a small place where little happens.”, Said Radmila Paliska Kos, director of the Labin-Rabac Tourist Board.By the way, the Rabac Open Air program was divided into four categories and took place at several locations during June, July and August. In fifteen different programs, the organizers prepared as many as 66 events in which 160 domestic and foreign performers participated. With the aim of further enriching the content, this year the excellent cooperation with the program partners, the organizers of the Labin Art Republika festival, continued. Interesting events in nearby Labin further complemented the Special Events program and connected Labin and Rabac through a variety of content in the form of the Shpeena Dox Documentary Film Festival, a night tour of the Old Town of Labin on Tuesdays and a beautiful event in Spina, the Labin Jazz Festival.On Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, visitors enjoyed the Open Air Cinema and eighteen in the park below the Valamar Sanfior Hotel. free screenings of family and animated films as part of the Cinema and Theater program, and Saturday was reserved for Istra Inspirit, a popular stage-educational attraction. Tuesday during the summer months was a day for Circus in the City within the Street Performance program, while for the youngest this year Sunday was a favorite day, a day reserved for the interactive program Princess Ball.Quality, diverse and authentic content is imperativeIf we want to increase tourist spending, to have better quality guests, then it can certainly no longer offer only the sun and the sea. Quality, diverse and authentic content is imperative. Apart from the fact that guests have something to do in the destination through various facilities, apart from swimming, we directly raise the overall satisfaction of tourists with the destination, as well as increase tourist consumption, and thus the profile of guests. Not only in the financial context but with targeted content we target a specific target group that is attracted to the destination by active vacation, culture, entertainment, etc.… Of course, first and foremost we need to know which tourism product we build and for whom, and only then work on strategic destination development through the offer, service, arrangement and contents.In the end, we should certainly praise and emphasize the communication on social networks, which took place in English.
Side dish: UNWTO / Tourism Statistics and Tourism Satellite Account (TSA) SOURCE: INSTITUTE OF TOURISM / TSA 2011SOURCE: INSTITUTE OF TOURISM / TSA 2011SOURCE: INSTITUTE OF TOURISM / TSA 2011 For more details on the TSA survey (Tourism Satellite Account), see HERE The implementation is carried out by the Ministry of Tourism in cooperation with the Ministry of Finance, the Croatian National Bank and the Central Bureau of Statistics of the Republic of Croatia, while the study of direct and indirect effects of tourism is conducted by the Institute of Tourism. The last Tourist Satellite Account -TSA was created in 2014, for 2011. Prior to that, in 2008 an Experimental TSA for 2005, 2007 and 2010 was made, and in 2007 a Feasibility Study was made. All previous Satellite accounts of tourism were prepared by the Institute of Tourism, to which the Central Bureau of Statistics is joining for the first time in this project. And if we know that tourism is 19,6% of our GDP (for 2018, a daily growth of up to 20% of GDP is expected) then TSA research should certainly be done every year, as a tourist country, the importance of tourism for our economy and as a strategic branch of development. I sincerely hope this won’t be the exception, but the rule, and if we can’t already do TSA research every year, then we should do it at least every two years, everything else would be frivolous. Otherwise, the TSA provides a more detailed view of important areas that are hidden in the accounts of the central framework, ie to see all the effects and impacts on tourism and tourism on the national economy. While in developed EU member states, such as Spain, Austria, Germany and France, the TSA has long been the main statistical indicator for tourism, in Croatia we are only now catching up. Certainly a compliment to the Ministry of Tourism for implementing this important document, but also a remark on how much we are late and how the TSA survey should be every year. Of course, if we talk about the strategic development of tourism. SOURCE: INSTITUTE OF TOURISM / TSA 2011 The tourism satellite account is one of the key analytical tools and an internationally accepted framework that enables the analysis of tourist supply and demand based on financial data that can be compared over time and with other activities at national and international level. thereby ensuring the improvement and enhancement of efficiency at all levels. Tourism is not one industry, but connects various other industries horizontally and vertically. That is why tourism is so complex and has such an impact on the local economy, and we certainly have to deal with tourism strategically and in the long run, and not by inertia and accident. Next week (Tuesday, January 15), the results of the Tourism Satellite Account (TSA) and the calculation of indirect and direct effects of tourism on the economy of the Republic of Croatia for 2016 will be presented at the Ministry of Tourism.
That is why yesterday’s presentation of the new book Research of Tourist Markets, authored by Professor Emerita Mira Marušić, prof. dr. sc. Darko Prebešac and Associate Professor dr. sc. Josip Mikulić at the Faculty of Economics is extremely important and valuable. Although it has an original scientific approach and an original methodology, the book goes beyond textbook literature because business cases give it a high practical level. Therefore, this book can count on the interest of a very wide professional public. The book is intended for all those who are engaged in tourism, and who want to discover the needs of users (existing and potential), creatively transform them into services and products (destinations or companies) and thus generate higher revenues. Although tourism is our strategic industry and accounts for 19,6 GDP, unfortunately we do not have a lot of professional tourism literature, and especially quality literature, so that all tourism workers, both current and future, can further educate and raise the quality of their knowledge. The publisher of the book is the Faculty of Economics, University of Zagreb, and the book can be obtained directly through the publisher, in the Script Office of the Faculty of Economics – Zagreb. These are authors who are among the leading experts and researchers in the field of marketing and research in tourism in Croatia and beyond. In the first place, the authors had in mind the needs of students from all universities in the Croatian language area (but also the region), which were the main impetus for their work. Furthermore, these are all business people who deal with various aspects of tourism (eg hotel, brokerage, transportation, etc.), other participants whose products and / or services are intended for tourists (cultural institutions, art galleries, theaters, etc.) , but also all those participants who are involved in various aspects of tourism planning, development and management at the state or destination level (tourist boards, competent ministry and related ministries, local government, etc.). It is for these reasons that the content of this book, but also examples and business cases, is focused on business activities of different categories of participants whose implementation is important for the successful development of tourism. Special attention is paid to sustainable tourism (understanding the concept and research of this phenomenon), as a new direction and way of thinking about the economy in general, and thus modern tourism. At the end of each chapter comes a business case (or more of them) and in this way an attempt was made to bring the issue of the chapter closer to the readers. 25 authors (scientists, researchers, experts from practice) participated in the development of business cases, and they are mainly based on domestic experiences, and comparisons with parties were presented as a stimulus for thinking and acting. The content of the book is structured in two parts. The first part, which consists of seven chapters, aims to acquaint the reader with the existing forms, procedures and methods of market research. The second part of the book is dedicated to the application of market research in the main areas of tourism, for the needs of tourist destinations, catering companies, intermediaries in the organization and sale of tourist services, for the needs of transport companies and for sustainable tourism.
As of today, it is mandatory to wear masks in stores, and masks must also be worn by staff in cafes and restaurants. Some guests who are already in Lijepa naša and may not know about this change in Croatia, so it is my personal recommendation to let them know. Especially in the context of negative shock, because until yesterday there was no obligation to wear masks in shops or restaurants, and guests today may be unpleasantly surprised. Also, they will not be able to study in the store if they do not have masks. Communication is crucial, especially in current emergencies. / / / FROM MONDAY OBLIGATORY TO USE THE MASK IN STORES, PUBLIC TRANSPORT AND EMPLOYEES IN THE CATERING ACTIVITY Without raising any panic, it is a preventive praiseworthy measure that, in my opinion, should have been adopted a long time ago due to tourism. Provide masks to your guests There is no room for panic – we have to accept the fact that we will have to live with the coronavirus for a while. Life, economy, tourism must go further, in the new normal adhering to all preventive measures. Photo: Pexels.com Some of our guests may not have masks with them, so when talking about the new rules of wearing masks in HR, ask them if they had masks with them. If they don’t – provide them with masks. We had 190 cases of corona over the weekend, and in Croatia until yesterday there were 1.117 active people with covid19, 132 people are in hospital, with three patients on a respirator.
So from now on all permanent employees in foreign companies can stay and work in Iceland for up to six months. By the way, so far the approval has lasted only 90 days. To obtain a long-term residence permit, a person must prove employment, income and health insurance. As we know, the introduction of visas for digital nomads is also expected in Croatia, which would allow people outside the EU to stay for up to a year. Currently, only six countries have visas for digital nomads: Barbados, Bermuda, Anguilla, Estonia, Georgia and, more recently, Dubai (UAE). “Rapid technological development requires us to be open and flexible to the new opportunities available to us as more and more employers encourage teleworking. The regulatory framework must take this into account. ”, concluded Áslaug Arna Sigurbjörnsdóttir, Minister of Justice. Ms Þórdís Kolbrún Reykfjörð Gylfadóttir, Minister of Tourism, Innovation and Industry: “We need to shape our export industry, based on ingenuity and making it easier for foreign nationals to work from Iceland. We add value and knowledge in Iceland that support our innovation environment”, Said Þórdís Kolbrún Reykfjörð Gylfadóttir, Minister of Tourism, Innovation and Industry. Interestingly, the Minister and the Ministry of Innovation. Under this measure, those foreign nationals who are exempt from the visa application will be allowed to apply for a long-term visa in Iceland and bring their families without the need to relocate their legal residence to the country or obtain Icelandic ID numbers. When we talk about digital nomads, the biggest focus to attract digital nomads is the focus on entrepreneurs from Canada, America, Australia and the UK. “We believe that these individuals will bring with them valuable experience and knowledge that will benefit Iceland on its path to economic recovery from the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic. ” Following the COVID-19 epidemic, many companies around the world have made significant changes in the way they work and are now increasingly allowing and encouraging their workers to work remotely. The result is that in many cases employees can choose to work as “digital nomads” i.e. from home without which state they are in. With the new measures, Iceland has enabled foreign nationals outside the EU and the European Economic Area (EEA) to stay in Iceland for up to six months and work remotely for foreign companies. Bjarni Benediktsson, Minister of Finance and Economic Affairs, pointed out that on the tax side they want to ensure that nothing prevents the possibility of temporary work for workers working in other countries, in order to work in Iceland from now on. Although digital nomads are not particularly emphasized in the narrative, they are in fact the same thing. The new law allows foreign workers to work in Iceland without the need for a visa for up to six months, and as the Icelandic government points out, it will continue to research to find ways to extend the time period, but for now the regulations have been changed to accommodate the six-month period.