Polyclinic Bagatin named the best cosmetic surgery clinic in the world!

first_imgWe have all the prerequisites for the development of health tourism, the whole mosaic of health tourism is at our disposal, we just need to connect the dots and start proactively dealing with market development. Synergy, market development and a complete tourism product – that is the winning formula. So, we have the most important, excellent healthcare institutions, which are not only competitive in the global market, but even as confirmed by the profession in Berlin and the best in the world. Also, the day before, the Bagatin Polyclinic was awarded two Temos International accreditations for excellence in medical tourism. This is definitely the best possible promotion of our health tourism, as well as the excellence of our experts. And this is great news for Croatian health tourism. In fact the most important one is the BREAKTHROUGH NEWS. We have everything and everything is up to us. Let’s wake up, show the market what we have because we have something to be ponsoons on. I hope that this award will awaken others, and especially that those who decide to pay attention, at least at this time, will turn to health tourism. And I hope that we will be able to use such bright examples and learn something from them. All of us together and on all levels. And that is why every success and recognition should be praised and supported, because being the best on the European or world scene (the nomination itself is already a huge success), and especially in health tourism where there is no playing with nominations, is for every praise and step closer to the success of our health. tourism. This is not the first time that our healthcare institutions have been nominated or received worldwide recognition. Various certificates, quality systems, and especially recognitions are extremely important because they provide “proof of concept” at the highest level. Here we gain the trust of clients from abroad, but we also position Croatia as a top destination for health tourism. Regardless of what we thought, Croatia is still not sufficiently positioned globally, especially in the context of health tourism, where it is extremely important to build patients’ trust in our health services. center_img Photo: FB Ognjen Bagatin We are constantly talking about potentials, it is time to concretize or use those potentials. Right now and now, because when if not now when Croatian tourism is in trend and in the focus of global tourists and media. At the most important conference for health and medical tourism in Europe – the International Medical Travel Journal – IMTJ, held in Berlin, the Bagatin Polyclinic was named the best clinic for cosmetic surgery in the world, according to 16 experts from around the world. But the clinics themselves cannot do health tourism on their own, we need a complete tourism product. last_img read more

The Government of the Republic of Croatia presented three phases of easing measures, find out what and when everything opens

first_imgAt the 226th session of the Government of the Republic of Croatia, the Proposed Conclusion of Fr. measures to launch economic and other activities and activities in the conditions of the declared epidemic of COVID-19 disease. Taking into account the current epidemiological situation, in order to initiate economic and other activities and activities with regard to the restrictions introduced following the declared epidemic of COVID19, it is necessary to undertake the following: Enabling the work of all business entities that perform the activity of trade, except those that operate within the shopping centerEnabling the continuation of work for all business entities that perform service activities, except those in which close contact is established with clients, while respecting measures of physical distance (for example, shoemaker, tailor, making keys, travel agency offices, photo studio)Introduction of public urban and suburban transport lines and high-speed lines for islands not connected by ferry lineEnabling the operation of libraries, museums, galleries, antique shops and bookstores Providing training for athletes I. and II. categories in individual sports and senior sports teams that perform in the highest level of competitionEnabling the implementation of the state professional exam for priority groups of students  All activities and activities from Phases 1, 2 and 3 can take place only in compliance with all epidemiological measures. Allow gatherings of up to 10 people in one place, while respecting physical distance measuresEnabling the operation of shopping centers, while respecting special epidemiological measuresEnabling the work of preschool institutions and classroom teaching from 1st to 4th grade and special classrooms and work with children with disabilities who have a teaching assistantFacilitating laboratory, artistic and clinical exercises and practical work in small groups in higher educationIntroduction of inter-county transport lines and domestic air transport linesEnabling the operation of catering facilities exclusively on outdoor areas and terracesEnabling the operation of catering facilities in accommodation facilities only for users of accommodation servicesEnabling the operation of national parks and nature parksExpanding the possibilities for issuing e-passes Phase 3 begins on May 11th The measures will be relaxed in three phases: HORIZONTAL MEASURES Phase 1 starts on Monday 27.4. Enabling the operation of the public health system in full, with exceptions in accordance with the measures of the Ministry of HealthEnabling the private health system to operate in full, while respecting special epidemiological measuresEnabling the work of all business entities that perform service activities in which close contact is established with clients, while respecting special epidemiological measures (for example, hairdressers, beauticians, barbers, pedicurists) Phase 2 begins on May 04th Continuation of adherence to all measures of physical distance, the highest standard of hygiene and disinfection of the premisesContinue to comply with the obligation of employers to ensure working conditions in accordance with epidemiological measures and to enable work from home where possible, organize remote meetings and prohibit the arrival at work of workers with body temperature and respiratory syndromesContinuation of the ban on holding public events and large gatheringsMake recommendations and instructions for the use of face masks, protective and medical masksDevelop recommendations and guidelines for the elderly, people with chronic non-communicable diseases and other people with an increased risk of contracting COVID-19 diseaseMake recommendations and instructions on the number and retention of people indoors according to the square footage of the facilityDevelop recommendations and instructions for two-shift work in storesMake recommendations and instructions for carrying out agricultural activitiesDevelop recommendations and instructions for holding the state matura from June 8 to 29, 2020.Make recommendations and instructions for holding religious gatherings from May 2, 2020.  The General Staff of Civil Protection of the Republic of Croatia and the Croatian Institute of Public Health will prepare all recommendations and instructions, both for hotels and catering facilities, as well as for all other economic branches.last_img read more

Instead of fighting tax bill, cut our taxes

first_imgI find it humorous that Gov. Andrew Cuomo wants to waste more New York state taxpayer money by suing the federal government over the new tax plan. This is nothing more than another expensive Cuomo campaign stunt — his motto is ABC – “Always Be Campaigning.” Cuomo likes to play fast and loose with tax dollars. While he has the state anywhere between $4 billion and $8 billion in the red before the development of next year’s budget, he just spent millions on an executive helicopter to transport him around.He has sent millions to Puerto Rico while taking trips to Cuba and Israel as New York’s infrastructure is failing. While I am all for helping others, none of this spending has been budgeted and adds to the growing deficit. He now wants to take the federal government to court and run up legal bills for nothing.It is interesting that 47 states are OK with the plan, while just New York, New Jersey and California are against the plan because of the massive income and property taxes to which those states subject their residents.The federal plan is no problem in a state like Florida, where there is no state income tax and the property taxes are less than half of what residents of New York pay. There is one simple solution to all of Mr. Cuomo’s angst. How about lowering the taxes in New York? Just a thought — one that he obviously has never had.John MetalloSlingerlandsMore from The Daily Gazette:Foss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusEDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationCuomo calls for clarity on administering vaccineEDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motorists Categories: Letters to the Editor, Opinionlast_img read more

Greed at center of train storage issue

first_imgCategories: Letters to the Editor, Opinion Why would Iowa Pacific Holdings put antiquated rail cars in the Adirondack Park? It’s simple: Greed. They can store roughly 1,760 cars every 20 miles. Companies pay $4 a day per car. That’s $2,569,600 per year for every 20 miles. At that price, Iowa Pacific will let them sit and rot. They’re in no hurry to move them.When they first acquired the line, Iowa Pacific Holdings said it wanted to sell the “railings” from the National Lead mine in Tahawus. However, Plan B was much more profitable.The headwaters of the Hudson River run parallel to the rail spur. The river then flows east to North Hudson at Exit 29 of the Northway. You may remember the governor bragging of creating a new facility there. But like the city of Hoosick Falls, North Hudson may require additional precautions for its drinking water.While balancing the need for jobs and maintaining the pristine beauty of the Adirondacks, the state Department of Environmental Conservation and Adirondack Park Agency face their biggest challenge — Wall Street ethics in the Adirondacks. The railroad baron faces Sheriff Cuomo in Frontier Town. It’s high noon.George HebertCohoesMore from The Daily Gazette:Albany County warns of COVID increaseEDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesEDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationlast_img read more

Take precautions with oak tree fungus

first_imgCategories: Letters to the Editor, Opinion An outbreak of oak wilt, a fungus that kills oak trees, has been confirmed in Schenectady County as of Nov. 27. This disease has been recorded in our county previously in 2008 and 2013. Killing trees within weeks, oak wilt harms trees by infecting their water-carrying cells, preventing the tree from receiving water and nutrients.Unfortunately, there’s no treatment that’s known to save infected trees. The only thing we can do is prevent the disease from spreading. An extremely effective way of doing so is not transporting firewood, especially oak wood, out of the area. Even if a tree isn’t exhibiting symptoms, it may still be infected. Therefore, any wood from a tree cut down in the area shouldn’t be transported out of the county. As has been done in the past, a protective zone will most likely be established around the location where diseased trees have been discovered, legally preventing the removal of wood from this area. Until then, the public should be aware of this issue and should take proper precautions to keep the trees in our area healthy.The trees in our area are worth protecting, not just for their beauty, but for their value to wildlife. Oak trees in particular provide both a habitat and food source for many animals, including birds and small mammals.As the weather continues to get colder, please keep the health of the Capital Region’s trees in mind when managing your firewood.Additionally, please be observant of the trees surrounding your home and report any abnormalities to the state Department of Environmental Conservation’s Forest Health at foresthealth@dec.ny.gov or call 1-866-650-0652.Grace CoddNiskayunaMore from The Daily Gazette:Niskayuna girls’ cross country wins over BethlehemEDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationPuccioni’s two goals help Niskayuna boys’ soccer top Shaker, remain perfectlast_img read more

Moving on up

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£60m Trinity Square sale shelved as Willis stays put

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Singapore remains open for business, despite COVID-19: Envoy

first_imgAmid heightened fears about the global spread of the novel coronavirus, Singapore has said it remains open for business and that it has put effective measures in place to prevent the transmission of COVID-19, the disease resulting from the virus.Singapore’s ambassador to Indonesia Anil Kumar Nayar said that from an economic standpoint, a complete lockdown of the country was impossible and cooperation between countries in the region was needed to contain the spread of the coronavirus.”I have to emphasize that Singapore is safe as far as COVID-19 is concerned. Our Indonesian friends who have business in Singapore, who would like to visit Singapore, please continue to do so,” Kumar Nayar said at a press briefing on Monday in Jakarta. Kumar Nayar said that authorities in Singapore would be strict about border control for inbound travelers and would pay closer attention to those who had travel histories to places that had seen an outbreak of the coronavirus, like China and South Korea.Authorities in Singapore have also enacted measures to quarantine those who recently traveled from areas of coronavirus outbreak like Wuhan in China and Daegu in South Korea.”We give a stay-at-home notice to people coming back to Singapore from those places. This is strictly enforced and we can deport or ban the entry of people who refuse to comply,” Kumar Nayar said.As of March 1, Singapore has confirmed 106 cases of COVID-19. A total of 74 patients have been discharged from the hospital, while seven are still in critical condition and under intensive care.Singapore has raised the Disease Outbreak Response (DORSCON) level to orange, a move that has allowed authorities to contain the spread of coronavirus.The country has also stepped up its cooperation with other countries and bodies in the region to prevent the spread of the disease, including the World Health Organization and Indonesia.”We worked closely with the WHO and countries in the region. There’s no point in lying because panic can be created from fake news and hoaxes,” Kumar Nayar said.Topics :last_img read more

NGO coalition calls for sustainable fisheries policies

first_imgSeveral nongovernmental organizations are joining forces to monitor the government’s policies on the fisheries sector and to make sure they would not harm the security and ecological sustainability of fish stocks and of the livelihoods of traditional fishermen.To strengthen their bargaining power, the organizations set up the NGO Coalition for Fisheries and Maritime Sustainability (Koral).The new coalition aims to push for fisheries governance that prioritizes national sovereignty and justice in fisheries and marine resources management, and upholds scientific-based recommendations, information disclosure and public participation, according to its statement. Topics : “The fisheries governance should also promote institutional effectiveness that supports the strengthening of independent management, people’s welfare and the preservation of coastal and marine ecosystems,” the coalition said.The coalition comprises the Indonesian Forum for the Environment (Walhi), the People’s Coalition for Fisheries Justice (Kiara), Greenpeace Indonesia, the Indonesia Ocean Justice Initiative (IOJI), the EcoNusa Foundation, Pandu Laut Nusantara, Destructive Fishing Watch​, Yayasan Terangi and the Indonesian Center for Environmental Law (ICEL).Among its programs, Koral would conduct studies and discussions, as well as provide policy recommendations to the government regarding issues in the fisheries sector to achieve sustainable and equitable maritime and fisheries governance.“We set up a coalition so that at least President Joko Widodo and [Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Minister] Edhy Prabowo will listen to us,” EcoNusa ocean program manager Wiro Wirandi said during a press conference on Tuesday.center_img In addition, IOJI’s enforcement support and stakeholder partnerships director, Fadilla Octaviani, highlighted the illegal fishing by foreign ships that still occurs in the country’s territory, citing the Chinese and Vietnamese fishing vessels that recently entered the North Natuna Sea.“This is a serious threat to our sovereign rights in our exclusive economic zone and our fish resources,” Fadilla said, adding that the government should strengthen law enforcement in the nation’s waters.The standoffs in the Natuna Sea have prompted the government to increase its presence in the area by assigning the Maritime Security Agency (Bakamla) to lead fisheries and security efforts with fishing associations.Fadilla also reminded the government to streamline its law enforcement authority over the seas because many agencies, aside from Bakamla, also patrol the oceans, namely the Transportation Ministry’s Coast and Sea Guard (KPLP), the Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Ministry’s sea patrol division, the Customs and Excise Agency and the National Police’s Water and Air Police, as well as many provincial administrations that conduct their own coast guard patrols. This often causes confusion because of overlapping operations.She also noted that the recent omnibus bill on job creation formulated by the government eliminated the National Commission of Fish Resources Assessment and she said she feared that fisheries management would no longer be based on the best scientific evidence and fish stock availability.The coalition raised concern over the ecological sustainability of the oceans, citing the government’s plan to export lobster seeds even though lobsters have been overexploited in all of the country’s fishing areas.Wiro noted the government’s plan to revise fisheries regulations and once again allow cantrang (seine nets) to be used, after having been banned by the previous maritime affairs and fisheries minister, Susi Pudjiastuti.Despite experts warning that the cantrang were harmful to coral reefs and seabed ecosystems, Coordinating Maritime Affairs and Investment Minister Luhut Pandjaitan said in January that his office and the Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Ministry was conducting a study to address the concerns.Moreover, Destructive Fishing Watch national coordinator Moh. Abdi Suhufan highlighted the dire condition of the coral reefs in Indonesia as Indonesian Institute of Sciences (LIPI) research showed that 36.18 percent of them, 386 of a total of 1067 coral reefs, were in bad condition.Additionally, the group urged the government to protect the livelihoods of small and traditional fishermen. Walhi campaign coordinator Edo Rahman said the government should ensure that extractive industries would not threaten the livelihoods of people living in coastal areas and on small islands. “We always push the government to ban extractive industries in the zero- to 4-nautical-mile radius, so that it would be allocated for traditional fishermen,” he said.Furthermore, Kiara secretary general Susan Herawati criticized the omnibus bill on job creation that would require small fishermen to have permits and allow foreign vessels to fish in Indonesia’s exclusive economic zone. She added that port developments stipulated by the bill would only benefit large fishing vessels and leave the small ones behind.“Traditional fishermen represent Indonesia’s identity as a maritime country. If they cease to exist, the Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Ministry might as well change our identity to ‘maritime country for foreign vessels’,” Susan said. (mfp)last_img read more