Month: November 2020

Voter suppression is unconstitutional and fascistic and only one political party engages in it

first_img– Advertisement – As of Nov. 4, 2020, here’s a breakdown of completed ballots, mailed in time, that have not been “processed” by Trump and the Republican party’s hampered USPS.x👀New USPS data filed in federal court this morning.Incoming ballot delivery scores 11/3:– Atlanta, 82.2%– Central PA, 61.3%– Philadelphia, 66.3%– Detroit, 78.9%– Greensboro (NC), 72.9%– Lakeland (Wisc.), 76.8%** These are completed ballots sent to election offices. **— Jacob Bogage (@jacobbogage) November 4, 2020Only one of those areas is considered “white.” It also has a population of around 1,000 people, versus say … Atlanta that has a population 500 times larger. Why is that? You know exactly why and it’s racist and it’s the definition of white supremacy and it’s by design. There are still over 300,000 mail-in ballots still unaccounted for, and the confusion and anxiety that the federal government has produced over the past few months—with Trump-appointee postmaster general Louis DeJoy’s dismantling of our postal infrastructure—is its own form of voter suppression and disenfranchisement. And while there is evidence that the USPS hasn’t specifically lost these votes as was earlier reported, the fact that the postal service under this incompetent Republican donor continues to defy a judge’s order to sweep facilities to make sure every vote is accounted for, is bullshit.- Advertisement – Republicans’ promotion of the myth of widespread “voter fraud” does reveal a kernel of truth. There is widespread constitutional fraud in our country and it has been perpetrated by the Republican Party and their wealthy, elite, and sometimes shadowy backers. The biggest fraudsters have been covered on this site and elsewhere, people like former Republican Secretary of State Kris Kobach of Kansas, who has stolen away thousands of votes, almost entirely from communities of color.In Pennsylvania, as the days pass, Republicans will push to defraud the American citizens of the Quaker state by trying to negate the counting of hundreds of thousands of votes. In Georgia, a state where the GOP stole the governor’s race away from Democratic candidate Stacey Abrams in 2018, the Republican then-Secretary of State and now-Governor Brian Kemp has “purged” somewhere approaching 1,000,000 registered voters over the last 3 years. The majority of those registered voters were and are Black. The voter suppression perpetrated by the Republican Party in Georgia has been so blatant that there is a House Oversight Committee report that highlights how much of a fraud was perpetrated on the American people under Kemp and friends. – Advertisement – xUpdate for those wondering about USPS’ methodology: Just spoke with @SamSpital, an attorney on the case. He said in all likelihood USPS simply does not know the exact percentage of mail ballots that went undelivered by Election Day deadlines (1/3)— John Kruzel (@johnkruzel) November 4, 2020Even now, after all the resources and energy the Republican Party and Donald Trump have spent on thwarting the democratic process in our country, Trump continues trying to transparently steal the election. The time and energy put in on both the federal level and the local level by these officials could have been used to say, control the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic in our country. It could have been used to begin something resembling an infrastructure plan. It could have been used for almost any of the myriad nation-building projects that even the Republican Party pretends to care about.But it wasn’t. Instead, along with packing the courts, deregulating banks and doing away with consumer protections, the Republican Party gave an enormous tax break to the wealthiest in our country, and spent the rest of the time working to solidify their very unpopular positions.Americans, even against all of these odds, came out to vote in record numbers this election, hoping to throw as much Democracy against the wall in the hopes that enough would stick in the name of justice. It remains to be seen how much we are able to salvage, but a lot did stick, and Americans and people of color are not going away. We are living in an oligarchy and it will be an uphill battle for Americans to take back their country.  Lest we forget, a group of around 200 American citizens in Graham, North Carolina, were literally pepper-sprayed by law enforcement as they marched down to vote a few days ago. The citizens were predominantly Black.Calling out voter suppression is not a new thing in progressive circles. But it is something that cannot be written about or talked about enough. We see the numbers in Texas and Florida, and there are things the Democratic Party could have done better: outreach to Latino/Latinx/Latina communities being a glaring one. But let’s not forget that Texas, with an anti-democratically packed court, was hampered by Republican Gov. Greg Abbott’s Saddam Husseinian move to limit counties to one mail-in drop-off location in each county. This move serves only one purpose: to make it that much more difficult for people to vote.- Advertisement –last_img read more

Chiron lowers estimate of flu vaccine output

first_imgOct 19, 2005 (CIDRAP News) – Chiron Corp. said this week its influenza vaccine production this year probably will be lower than the previous estimate of 18 million to 26 million doses, but officials wouldn’t predict how much lower.The company said production has been delayed by the process of correcting problems at its vaccine plant in Liverpool, England, where contamination last year forced the firm to cancel the shipment of 48 million doses to the United States.”At this point we’re out of time,” Chiron spokeswoman Alison Marquiss in Emeryville, Calif., told CIDRAP News today. “Looking ahead, we’re not 100% sure what our total number will be, but more likely than not it’ll be below the range we put out in July.”This week the company began shipping its first 1.5 million doses to US customers since the contamination problems surfaced last October.In an Oct 17 conference call with stock analysts, a transcript of which the company provided, Chiron CEO Howard Pien said the firm’s production season has been “partial and truncated.” Remediation steps at the Liverpool plant delayed the start of production, and the task of adapting to new procedures lowered output once production got under way, he explained.Pien gave no specific estimate of how many doses Chiron will produce this year. “We will supply a meaningful amount of doses to the US market, but it would most likely be fewer than the 18 million doses we spoke about in July,” he said.In response to questions, Pien said the plant’s production has not been hampered by any contamination problems. But he said some doses have been rejected in the company’s own quality-assurance process.Pien predicted that Chiron will be able to produce about 40 million doses of flu vaccine in 2006, which is expected to be a full-production season.With Chiron’s previous estimate of 18 million to 26 million doses, federal health officials had expected a US flu vaccine supply this season of about 89 million to 97 million doses. The expected contributions from other vaccine makers include 60 million doses from Sanofi Pasteur, 8 million from GlaxoSmithKline, and 3 million from MedImmune, for a total of 71 million. After the loss of Chiron’s doses last year, a total of about 60 million doses were produced for the US market.last_img read more

Australia reports community spread of novel flu in Victoria

first_img Victoria’s health minister, Daniel Andrews, said in a statement today that the state’s move to a modified sustain phase of its influenza plan is being done to focus on protecting vulnerable people from the virus rather than containing the virus. Vulnerable groups include seniors, students at special development schools, hospital patients, and those who have chronic illnesses. See also: Jun 3, 2009 (CIDRAP News) – Australian health officials acknowledged today that the novel H1N1 influenza virus has achieved sustained community transmission in the state of Victoria, where 521 cases were reported today, an increase of 126 since yesterday. The spread of the virus in Victoria suggests that the World Health Organization’s (WHO’s) formal criterion for a full-fledged pandemic (pandemic alert phase 6)—sustained community transmission in more than one global region—has probably been met. The WHO has been holding off on a pandemic declaration because of concern that it may trigger undue alarm, given that the illness is mild in most cases. This week the agency said it would come up with a way to rate the disease’s severity and provide related guidance in an effort to reduce undue alarm from a pandemic declaration. Australia’s overall novel H1N1 case count reached 633 today, with all eight states and territories reporting cases. In addition to Victoria’s cases, New South Wales has reported 70, and Queensland has reported 26. For the remaining states and the two territories, case numbers are in the single digits. At a news briefing yesterday, Dr. Keiji Fukuda of the WHO described Australia as one of several countries that seemed to be in transition between having scattered travel-related and institutional H1N1 cases and having sustained community transmission. He said the WHO had not yet seen evidence of “really widespread community transmission” in those countries. “The decision to move to a modified sustain phase of our plan acknowledges that Victoria’s response to the H1N1 influenza virus is proportionate to the risk to the community,” Andrews said. Raina MacIntyre, professor of infectious diseases and epidemiology at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, told CIDRAP News that Victoria is the only state where sustained community transmission appears to be occurring. More than 75% of cases have occurred in children aged 5 to 18, she said. Schools will no longer automatically close if a student has a flu-like illness, though large numbers of confirmed cases in a school might warrant closure. The state will provide antiviral treatment only to those who have novel flu infections and their household contacts, require people with confirmed cases to isolate themselves for 3 days after starting treatment, conduct intensive surveillance in high-risk settings such as nursing homes, and enhance community surveillance for illnesses and changes in the circulating influenza strains. The normal influenza season in Australia and the rest of the southern hemisphere is just getting under way, and global health officials worry that the novel flu virus could change when it circulates alongside the seasonal strains. Though weekly reports on Australia’s flu season haven’t yet begun, MacIntyre said so far labs are reporting that both seasonal and flu viruses are circulating. Jun 3 Australia Department of Health and Ageing update The Australia Department of Health and Ageing said the pandemic response for Victoria has been raised from “contain” to “sustain.” The resulting measures “will enable Victoria to more appropriately respond to the relatively higher number of cases and the sustained community transmission of the infection in Victoria,” the agency said in a statement. Jun 3 Victoria Department of Human Services press releaselast_img read more

Obesity may be risk factor for severe H1N1 illness

first_imgJul 10, 2009 (CIDRAP News) – In a series of 10 cases of severe illness with the pandemic H1N1 virus in Michigan, nine patients were obese, suggesting that very overweight people may be particularly vulnerable to life-threatening H1N1 infections, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported today.Seven of the nine obese patients were considered extremely obese, and three of the nine patients died, according to the report, published as an MMWR Dispatch.”Clinicians should be aware of the potential for severe complications of novel influenza (H1N1) virus infection, particularly in extremely obese patients,” the CDC report says.The report is not the first time that obesity has been cited as an unexpectedly common finding in patients with severe H1N1 illness, but good data on the topic are scarce, said Dr. Anthony Fiore, a medical epidemiologist in the CDC Influenza Division and a coauthor of the report.”It’s been noted in some of the data that’s been received by the WHO [World Health Organization],” Fiore told CIDRAP News. “It’s been a phenomenon that other people have noticed, but I don’t think in a quantitative sort of way.”Series profileThe 10 patients described in the report were referred to the surgical intensive care unit (SICU) at the University of Michigan Health System between May 26 and Jun 18. The unit specializes in treating patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS).The patients ranged from 21 to 53 years old, with a median age of 46, and all but one were men. Nine were classified as obese on the basis of a body mass index over 30, and seven of them had an index of 40 or over, classified as extremely obese. Two of the obese patients—one of them a smoker—had asthma, and a third had chronic lung disease.All 10 patients required advanced mechanical ventilation, and two were treated with extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO). Six of them also needed treatment for acute renal failure. Nine had multiorgan dysfunction syndrome when admitted to the SICU, and nine suffered from septic shock. Five patients were found to have pulmonary emboli at the time of admission or later.All the patients received antiviral treatment, but the authors estimated that it was started a median of 8 days after symptom onset—well beyond the recommended 2-day window for greatest effectiveness.As of Jul 8, two patients were still receiving ECMO or mechanical ventilation, five had been transferred back to the referring hospitals in stable condition, and three had died, the report says.No evidence of bacterial infection was found in any of the patients, all of whom received antibiotic treatment before and after they were admitted to the SICU. But the authors say they couldn’t exclude the possibility of undetected bacterial infectionThe report says the overall findings suggest that the patients’ lung damage was caused by primary viral pneumonia, but their own intense immune responses might have contributed as well.Obesity prevalence called striking”The high prevalence of obesity in this case series is striking,” the report states.It says it is unknown whether obesity is an independent risk factor for severe complications of H1N1 infection. Obesity has not been tagged as a risk factor for severe seasonal flu. However, one study showed that mice with diet-induced obesity were more likely to die of seasonal flu infections than lean mice were, the report states.Also, it notes that extremely obese flu patients, compared with normal weight patients, have a higher prevalence of other health conditions that increase the risk of flu complications, including heart, lung, liver, and metabolic diseases.”It might actually be an issue that this [obesity] is a marker of other underlying chronic illnesses,” rather than an independent risk factor for H1N1 complications, said Fiore.He said it’s possible that obesity also confers a risk for severe complications in seasonal flu, but it just hasn’t been identified before.Fiore said the CDC is studying the issue further. “We’re certainly going to look at the information in our hosptalization data from a national perspective. It’s challenging because it’s not the usual sort of medical risk factor that people check off. It doesn’t show up in the usual codes like asthma or congestive heart failure.””There’s a large prevalence of obesity in the country right now, and of severe obesity, so we’d expect some flu patients to have those conditions, but we don’t have a national figure,” he commented. On the basis of telephone surveys, the CDC reported this week that 26.1% of Americans were obese in 2008, up from 25.6% in 2007.CDC officials have previously mentioned obesity as a finding in some patients with severe H1N1 infections. In a May 19 press conference, Dr. Anne Schuchat commented, “We were surprised by the frequency of obesity among the severe cases that we′ve been tracking. I do think it′s an important result. The question of whether people with obesity need to be treated differently in terms of antiviral treatment or seasonal flu vaccinations is one we′re looking into.”Today’s report notes that the 10 patients received oseltamivir treatment in higher doses and over a longer period than normal. It says that until more is known, increased oseltamivir regimens can be considered for severely ill H1N1 patients.CDC. Intensive-care patients with severe novel influenza A (H1N1) virus infection—Michigan, June 2009. MMWR Dispatch 2009 Jul 10;58:1-4 [Full text]See also: Transcript of May 19 CDC press briefinglast_img read more

Valamar Riviera achieves 22% sales growth in the first six months

first_imgValamar Riviera has announced its business results for the first six months of this year.Sales revenues amounted to HRK 512 million, which is 22% more than in the same period last year. 1,9 million overnight stays were realized, or 30% more, and the average daily price increased by 8%, which means that Valamar achieved extremely high sales growth rates in the first half of the year for the second year in a row.Total revenues amounted to HRK 571 million and operating profit grew by 14% to HRK 90 million. The growth of revenues and operating profit is the result of continuous investments in increasing the competitiveness and raising the quality of facilities and services, the development of value-added destination products and the acquisition of Imperial Rab. “By 2020, Valamar plans to invest up to HRK 2 billion in repositioning its portfolio towards high-quality offers and services and to continue to achieve double-digit growth in operating profit on an annual basis. For 2018, we are preparing an investment cycle worth HRK 704 million to raise the quality of accommodation and the level of service. We want to be recognized as the most desirable employer in tourism and we will continue to invest in human resources with the aim of progressively raising wages and improving working conditions. We had two great years of business growth in the pre-season and I believe that by investing in product and employee development we will be able to maintain the positive business trend outside the main tourist season.”- said Željko Kukurin, President of the Management Board of Valamar Riviera.In June, the largest annual investment cycle of Valamar Riviera worth a little more than 900 million kuna was completed, most of which referred to two new resorts in Rabac – Family Life Bellevue Resort 4 * and Valamar Girandella Resort 4 * / 5 *. Investments also include further raising the quality of campsites towards the premium segment and a number of projects to raise the quality, operational efficiency and energy efficiency. A significant percentage increase in bookings of announced overnight stays by the end of the year with a very good acceptance of newly invested facilities indicates positive expectations for the business year, which will also contribute to growth in the first half and consolidation of Imperial Rab.New investment cycle in 2018 of HRK 704 millionIn 2018, Valamar plans to open the first Kinderhotel in its portfolio, Valamar Girandella Maro Resort 5 *, and complete the repositioning of Rabac as a leading holiday destination for guests with higher purchasing power. The investment in Valamar Pinia Family Suites in Poreč will also bring a new luxury hotel for a family vacation. Also, the investment plan for 2018 is to continue the strategy of intensive investment in the premium camping segment, in Valamar’s camps in Istria and Krk. In Dubrovnik, the focus is on investments in additional facilities of the Valamar Argosy Hotel, and a number of other investment projects in tourist facilities, facilities for guests and accommodation for seasonal employees are also planned.last_img read more

Excavators arrive in Žnjan

first_imgExcavators from the Ministry of Construction will arrive in Žnjan in Split tomorrow, and caterers from Žnjan have already started dismantling their facilities today.Regarding the removal of buildings in the Žnjan plateau, the mayor of Split, Andro Krstulović Opara, said today that the decision to remove was made independently by caterers based on the decision to remove illegal buildings, which they received from the Ministry of Physical Planning, ie their inspection.Everything that will happen on the Žnjan plateau will be in accordance with the law and order. If it is ordered that the illegal buildings there must be removed, that is what happens, Krstulović Opara emphasized and added that he does not run away from responsibility and reminds that the decision on removal was issued long before he became a candidate for mayor and long before and posato. ”The decision was not issued by the City Administration or the County. It was issued by the Construction Inspectorate. As a legalist, I can do nothing but support it. As for what will happen later, a survey questionnaire will be published today, intended for citizens, who are given the opportunity to start arranging the Žnjan plateau on their own. The survey questionnaire should collect the opinions of citizens and this, together with the study of the Faculty of Architecture in Zagreb, will serve as a basis, first for a temporary and then final solution of the entire plateau – from Zenta to Duilovo, or for the adoption of a new spatial plan. that, for Split, too much space ”, said Krstulovic Opara.In accordance with the schedule of the working group of the Ministry of Physical Planning and Construction, Split-Dalmatia County and the City of Split, and due to the fact that due to the procedure and tender it is not possible to bring planning documentation in several months, in 2018 a temporary regime will be established. In accordance with it and the legal provisions, precisely determined modules, ie standardized spaces, with an area of ​​12 square meters will be installed, and as many as will be installed for the next year based on the management plan of the Žnjan plateau and the tender for concessionaires, point out the city of Split. The final solution, based on the plan to be adopted by the City Council, can be expected in May 2019, what time is needed to meet all the obligations for the adoption of planning documentation, without which the coastal zone cannot be regulated.A new, temporary, state will be established by next summer, the city of Split points out, and based on the law it will be possible to use modules that will soon be presented to the public, and for which everyone will be able to compete and use them as beach facilities, of any type – as a place to rent props, boats, sell ice cream. “Žnjan beach should be like the beaches in Nice, or like Copacabana…, because with its surface, significance and character it can be”, Concluded Krstulović Opara.The city of Split invites citizens to fill out a survey questionnaire and express their opinion on what kind of arrangement they want on the famous beach Žnjan. Fill in the questionnaire at the link:  http://arcg.is/2xZBT9C .Related news: NEW VISION AND APPEARANCE OF POLULAR ŽNJAN IN SPLIT PRESENTEDlast_img read more

A special promotion of Slavonia was held at the f.re.eu tourist fair in Munich

first_imgPhoto: HTZ Considering the intensified promotion of the Croatian continental tourist offer, a special presentation of Zagreb and Slavonia was held as part of the fair. It is also important to point out that the Croatian tourist offer is presented at the largest exhibition stand so far, the second largest at the entire fair in Munich, just behind the hosts of the Bavarians. Which is certainly commendable because we either play the game or not, and since this is our main emitting market, the focus must be on the best possible presentation. The Croatian tourist offer is also appearing at the fair this year f.re.e, jednom od najvažnijih turističkih sajmova u Njemačkoj i nama glavnoj emitivnoj regiji – Bavarskoj, a koji se ove godine održava do 24. veljače u Münchenu.  He also attended the gathering Giovanne Elber, legend FC Bayern Munich te Andreas Jung, marketing director of this most popular German football club. He also supported the promotion of Slavonia with his specialties and food preparation official chef Fiery Tomica Đukić, otherwise the chef of Hotel Osijek.  The importance of the Bavarian market is also emphasized by Nera Miličić, head of the CNTB Office in Munich. “Bavaria is very important for Croatian tourism because it generates almost half of all arrivals of German guests in Croatia. That is why we are especially pleased that we and our partners have successfully held the largest presentation of the Croatian continent on such an important market.”, Said Milicic. Selimir Ognjenović from ID Riva Tours emphasizes that this is the year in which Croatian tourism should defend its market position on the German market. “Germany is a very large market, the most important for Croatian tourism. That is why we must defend the market position of our country and do everything to keep Croatia at the successful figures of the past years. Large and high-quality presentations like this one in Munich will definitely help”, Ognjenović thinks.  As part of the stand of the Croatian Tourist Board, a total of 25 co-exhibitors present their offer at the fair, including the Dubrovnik-Neretva, Šibenik-Knin and Krapina-Zagorje counties, the cities of Zagreb and Novalja, Slavonia Cluster, Makarska Riviera Cluster and Valalta, Solaris, Hadria. Camps of Dalmatia, KUH, Camping Village Simuni, Novasol, Plitvice holiday resort, Aminess, Jadrolinija, Jadranka camps, Hotels Njivice, Maistra, Mon Perin, Casa Nube, Zaton holiday resort, Ilirija and Campiste bi village. “Germany, as our traditional market, with an emphasis on Bavaria, where we have the largest number of visitors, in recent years has shown significant interest in destinations in the Croatian interior and I am glad that we are visitors to this year’s fair f.re.e. had the opportunity to further present the richness of Croatian continental tourism, Zagreb and Slavonia. We notice that the Bavarian market is showing a kind of change and that Croatia is increasingly recognizing Croatia as an air destination instead of a traditional car destination. Namely, last year the turnover of passengers from Germany in airports was two million, and we believe that the positive trends will continue this year as well. “, said Minister Cappelli. “We designed a rich and original program of events at the Croatian stand that attracted the attention of many visitors. This was also a confirmation of a well-designed cooperation with the Tourist Board of Istria and FC Bayern Munich, which provided us with additional promotional value and visibility in the extremely important Bavarian market from which every other German guest comes. “, commented director Staničić, adding that in cooperation with another partner, the media house Münchner Merkur, we organize “Evening of Slavonia and Zagreb“In the center of Munich in the hall of the former printing house of this largest Bavarian daily newspaper.  During the fair, the Croatian delegation met with numerous German partners, such as Fti, one of the largest tour operators, Lust on Croatia, a portal that specializes in promoting the Croatian tourist offer and  IDRiva Tours, a tour operator that specializes in the sale of Croatia and which was among the first to include Slavonia in its sales catalogs.  The Croatian stand was visited by the legend of the football club Bayern Munich / Evening of Slavonia and Zagreb “We are extremely pleased to present our Slavonia to numerous partners and the German audience, which we presented as the most beautiful Croatian tourist secret, and our capital Zagreb, a three-time winner of the award for the best Advent in Europe.”, said director Staničić. Photo: HTZ At the Croatian stand, in cooperation with the Croatian Chamber of Commerce, a special gathering with partners was organized with Slavonian specialties and top Croatian wines.  Last year, 2,9 million arrivals (+ 6%) and 21,2 million overnight stays (+ 2%) came from the German market, which convincingly occupies the very top of the top markets from which we generate the largest tourist turnover.last_img read more

In Rijeka, Split and Dubrovnik, cruisers emit almost 190 times more kilograms of sulfur oxide than cars

first_imgThe results show that only two luxury cruise brands Carnival Corporation and PLC in 2017 emitted as much as 10 times more sulfur oxide, which is the cause of many diseases, than all 260+ million cars in Europe. Spain, Italy, Greece, France and Norway are most exposed to air pollution caused by cruise lines. One of the more important recommendations is that the European Union should introduce standards for zero-emission cruisers in European territorial waters. It is also recommended to extend the area under SECA control to the rest of the European seas. RELATED NEWS: The analysis also reveals that in the control areas of sulfur oxide emissions (SECA), where the strictest standard for the amount of sulfur in fuel is prescribed, air pollution is worrying. The Danish coast, for example, is completely covered by SECA, but cruisers emitted as much as 2017 times more sulfur oxide in 18 than 2,5 million cars. This reflects the effectiveness of the Road Fuel Quality Directive and the failure to implement the same standards in maritime transport. Research conducted by the Transport & Environment Association testifies to air pollution in European destinations where cruise ships dock. In the first five months 19% more cruise passengers In 2017, forty cruisers sailed in Dubrovnik, spending 2.791 hours at their destination and releasing 6.344 kilograms of sulfur oxide. For comparison, there are 27.173 vehicles in the Dubrovnik area that released 331 kilograms of sulfur oxide that year. In 2017, nine cruisers sailed into Rijeka and spent 5.908 minutes on the berth, emitting 10.169 kilograms of sulfur oxide into the air. On the other hand, 67.792 registered vehicles in the Rijeka area released 826 kilograms of sulfur oxide in the same year.center_img The research included 203 cruisers, and data, such as coordinates and speed, were obtained according to the Automatic Ship Identification System (AIS), according to which fuel consumption and associated emissions of harmful substances into the air were estimated. In total, only these three Croatian ports hosted 78 cruisers that spent 42.324 hours at berths and released 3.589.093 kilograms of sulfur oxide into the air in 2017. The fact is that even a relatively small number of cruisers emit huge amounts of harmful substances into the air.  You can find the complete research HERE. Source / photo: Transport & Environment The research also included three Croatian ports, Rijeka, Dubrovnik (Gruž) and Split, which ranked 16th, 32nd and 42nd on the list of the 50 most polluted European ports. Split took the last place on the scale of pollution of the mentioned Croatian ports. In 2017, it was visited by forty-seven cruisers that spent 3.535 hours on the berth and emitted 5.266 kilograms of sulfur oxide. There are 89.473 registered vehicles in Split, and they polluted the air with 1.090 kilograms of sulfur oxide in the same period.last_img read more

Popular Hollywood actor, Tim Roth operated on at the Light Clinic

first_imgBy the way, the average daily consumption of tourists according to the Thomas Summer 2017 survey is 79 euros per person per night.Find out more about the research in the attachment. “What I experienced is the closest thing to a miracle. I came, I was almost blind, it was very difficult to constantly work with glasses, to constantly wear them with me. Now, after only 48 hours, I have full vision for the rest of my life and that is extraordinary. I recommend everyone to come here. This is an amazing experience. It was painless, fascinating and works. It works for me so thank you ” Roth concluded. So we are after the great news from last week, when Polyclinic Bagatin named the best clinic for cosmetic surgery in the world, again witnesses another confirmation of the excellence and quality of our health clinics, as well as the potential of health tourism. The actor, known for his roles in the cult films of Quentin Tarantino, but also for the hit series “Lie to Me”, flew to Zagreb after six months of filming his new drama series from Liverpool in order to solve his vision problems forever. TOMAS HEALTH TOURISM 2018 RESEARCH RESULTS PUBLISHED “TOURIST ATTITUDES AND CONSUMPTION IN CROATIA – TOMAS SUMMER 2017” According to the UNWTO, health tourism is the fastest growing special form of tourism with an annual growth of 15 to 20 percent worldwide. We are constantly talking about potentials in Croatia, including health tourism. But while the system is sluggish and inert to make meaningful, complete and strategic promotion of health tourism and a complete tourism product, the private sector cannot wait and is pushing forward day by day. It all actually started with Armando Assante who underwent surgery last year, he shared his experience with actors Franco Nero and Cassandra Gava, they in turn shared it with Ivan Trump and Tim Roth. They all chose Svjetlost because they believed in Professor Gabrić and his team. This actor is another in a series of actors operated on at the Light Clinic. According to the survey Attitudes and consumption of users of health tourism services in Croatia (one of the surveys from the ‘family’ survey TOMAS, which was conducted in 2018 for the first time by the Institute for Tourism as a pilot survey) the average daily consumption of multi-day visitors in wellness segment is 149 € (82 € for accommodation, 11 € for health services), spa segment € 63 (€ 34 for accommodation, € 16 for health services) and medical segment at € 292 (€ 31 for accommodation, € 221 for health services).center_img TOMAS HEALTH TOURISM 2018 / ATTITUDES AND CONSUMPTION OF USERS OF HEALTH TOURISM SERVICES IN CROATIA Namely, the popular Hollywood actor nominated for an Oscar, Tim Roth he underwent surgery two days ago at the Svjetlost Clinic in Zagreb. “This is a confirmation that Light is a world-renowned and recognized ophthalmic facility, imagine that someone who lives in California and records all over the world needs eye surgery, any doctor would be proud to be his patient, and I am most proud that Tim Roth is for himself and his wife chose me and my clinic ” said Professor Gabrić, who did not hide his enthusiasm for another in a series of world celebrities who entrusted him with their most valuable sense, the eyes. Svjetlost Clinic is the leading ophthalmological institution in Europe with 7 centers and over 210 employees. They were recognized by over 400 patients and performed over 000 eye surgeries, as well as numerous celebrities from the region and the world. Photo: Svjetlost Polyclinic Cover photo: Polyclinic Svjetlost RELATED NEWS: POLYCLINIC BAGATIN NAMED THE BEST CLINIC FOR AESTHETIC SURGERY IN THE WORLD! Professor Gabrić and his team operated on Mr. Roth and his wife Nikki and installed the latest generation of multifocal lenses with extended focus, Synergy, which has been on the market for less than half a year and is available exclusively at the Svjetlost Clinic. Both of them saw great and enjoyed Zagreb Advent for several hours after the operation. “All my life I believed that my left eye was visually impaired, in fact I thought I saw less than 30% on it… I was with many doctors in California and England who assured me that there was no hope for that eye, after 2 hours spent in the Light i see it for the first time in my life! Now I can see perfectly at all distances with both eyes! ” said Tim Roth, who for the first time in over 40 years, sees reading without the need for glasses.last_img read more

Interest in travel is growing. In case of impossibility to travel, travel agencies return the money to the passengers

first_imgThe new business and service conditions in the circumstances of the COVID-19 pandemic aim to ensure a refund in the event of travel cancellation due to the inability to arrive at the desired destination due to restrictive measures. Photo: UHPA Travel agencies, despite the new conditions in which we live and the rules that surround us, are facing increasing interest from clients for autumn and winter travel, say the Association of Croatian Travel Agencies (UHPA). “According to the information of our members, the interest in travel, although with increased caution, still exists, which makes us very happy. It is mostly about individual trips and traditional ski arrangements. In order to respond to customer requirements, our members have promptly adjusted the conditions and way of doing business and we believe that their approach to the new circumstances will motivate travelers in planning their trips.”, Said UHPA President Tomislav Fain.center_img All key information passengers can find out from employees of travel agencies and UHPA invites them to contact them with confidence. “In agency business, it has always been most important to spot new trends in a timely manner and adapt to them as soon as possible. Accordingly, the agency business was continuously changing and adapting to market and passenger requirements. In the same way, we approached the preparations for the tourist season 2021, for which the new rules definitely apply, and it is certainly encouraging that both our clients and partners have confidence in us. The only way to stay on that path is to provide passengers with all the information and safety, both on the trip itself and in case the trip does not materialize. UHPA, in cooperation with the relevant ministry as well as other professional associations, will continue to invest great efforts in the normalization of business as well as restoring the trust of passengers, and we are extremely glad that our passengers recognize this and show growing interest in travel.”, Concludes Fain.last_img read more