Logan Ryan: Safety credits New York Giants trainer, Justin Maher, with saving wife’s life | NFL News

first_imgLogan Ryan’s wife, Ashley, is recovering well, he says The 25-year-old was released by the 49ers on Tuesday, two days after he fumbled his first kick-off return for the side during their loss to the Seattle Seahawks.Pettis will not be able to play for the Giants in their NFC East match-up with the Washington Football Team on Sunday due to coronavirus protocols.He was drafted in the second round of the 2018 Draft and recorded 38 catches for 576 yards and seven touchdowns in 28 games in San Francisco.However, Pettis fell out of favour and played in just five games for the 49ers this season without making a catch. Live NFL Redzone November 8, 2020, 6:00pm- Advertisement – – Advertisement – New York Giants safety Logan Ryan has credited one of the team’s trainers with potentially saving his wife’s life following a medical emergency on Monday.Ryan revealed that he was speaking to his wife, Ashley – who had flown to their family home in Florida – following the Giants’ loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers when she said she was suffering from “extreme” stomach pain.Ryan advised Ashley to “sleep it off” before speaking to a Giants trainer, Justin Maher, about her symptoms. He insisted she went to hospital immediately, with tests showing Ashley had an ectopic pregnancy (when a fertilised egg grows around the uterus).- Advertisement – Dante Pettis was released by the San Francisco 49ers on Tuesday Dante Pettis was released by the San Francisco 49ers on Tuesday

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Salmonella sources in tomato-linked outbreaks still unclear

first_img Investigators who traced Roma tomatoes from restaurants back through the supply chain identified one field-packing operation and three packing houses as possible sources of contamination in the largest outbreak, the report says. One of these, a packing house in Florida, was also seen as a possible source for the other two outbreaks. It concludes that research is needed to shed more light on how Salmonella contaminates tomatoes and how the problem can be controlled. Three separate outbreaks involving a total of 561 cases were linked with eating Roma tomatoes in June and July of 2004, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports in today’s issue of Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. The outbreaks made 2004 the worst year so far for tomato-associated salmonellosis cases. The article says Salmonella can enter tomato plants through the roots or flowers and can enter the fruit through small cracks in the skin or through the plant itself. But it is not clear whether the pathogen can move from the roots to the fruit. Killing Salmonella inside a tomato “is difficult without cooking, even if treated with highly concentrated chlorine solution,” the article says. In a second outbreak, investigators found 125 salmonellosis cases in 16 eastern and midwestern states, all featuring the same serotype, S Braenderup, and occurring between Jun 18 and July 21. A case-control study showed that Roma tomatoes were the only item significantly associated with illness, having been eaten by 41% of case patients but only 14% of controls. The largest outbreak involved 429 laboratory-confirmed salmonellosis cases that occurred in nine eastern and midwestern states in July, the CDC says. None of the patients died, but 30% were hospitalized. All had eaten at a chain of delicatessens, identified at the time as Sheetz Gas Station stores. Finally, seven people in Ontario fell ill in early July after eating at the same restaurant, the report says. No case-control study was done, but Roma tomatoes were the only food eaten by all seven people. The same serotype, S Javiana, was identified in all seven cases. S Javiana was also seen in the largest outbreak, but the pulsed-field gel electrophoresis patterns differed. A case-control study indicated Roma tomatoes as the source of infection. The deli chain had bought sliced Roma tomatoes from a single processor for all of its stores in five states. The cases involved six different Salmonella serotypes.center_img However, environmental investigation of four packers and five associated farms in Florida and South Carolina in the late summer and fall “did not reveal a clear source of contamination, and the packing houses appeared to be following food-safety guidance,” the article says. But only one packer and one farm were actually operating when they were inspected, and investigation will continue this year, it says. Circumstances pointed to four tomato-packing sites as possible sources of contamination in one or more of the outbreaks, but investigators couldn’t find clear sources of contamination at the facilities, the report says. Investigators also checked quality-control measures at the tomato-slicing facility linked with the largest outbreak and found no contamination. Apr 8, 2005 (CIDRAP News) – Follow-up investigation has failed to pinpoint how Roma tomatoes were contaminated with Salmonella last summer, sickening more than 500 people in the United States and Canada, according to federal health officials. Salmonella infections have been linked to tomatoes since 1990, the CDC reports. Nine outbreaks totaling 1,616 cases have been reported since then. Given how many foodborne illness cases typically go unreported, the agency estimates that 60,000 tomato-related cases have occurred since 1990. CDC. Outbreaks of Salmonella infections associated with eating Roma tomatoes—United States and Canada, 2004. MMWR 2005 Apr 8;54(13):325-8 [Full text]last_img read more

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Panasonic addresses speculation over employee pandemic order

first_imgFeb 12, 2009 (CIDRAP News) – A spokesman for Panasonic Corp. said today that the company had no proprietary information about any increased risk of an influenza pandemic in December 2008 when it instructed some of its overseas employees to send their families back to Japan by September.Jim Reilly, a Panasonic spokesman based in New York City, also denied speculation that the company ordered the families to return to Japan as a cost-saving measure to mitigate the effects of the global economic downturn.However, he told CIDRAP News that the company realizes its move may seem unusual, given that they are the first major company to enact such a pandemic planning measure. “They realize that there are different perceptions around the world,” Reilly said of Panasonic officials.No change in pandemic riskMasato Tashiro, MD, PhD, a virologist at Japan’s National Institute of Infectious Diseases and a consultant to the World Health Organization (WHO), told CIDRAP News that he hasn’t seen any increase in the global pandemic risk. “As far as I understand, the recent situation of poultry outbreaks and human infections in China is within our prediction,” he said.Panasonic said its request to the employees was based on a review of where the H5N1 virus has been detected and an assessment of medical facilities in the areas, according to previous reports.The regions that were named align with its operational divisions, Reilly said. He reiterated that Japanese employees have been asked to return send their families back from Asia (except Singapore), China, the Middle East, Africa, the Commonwealth of Independent States (the former Soviet republic states), and Latin America. Divisions that aren’t subject to the repatriation request include North America, Western Europe, and Oceania (Australia and New Zealand).He said it was difficult to determine how many people are affected, but he said, for example, that Panasonic has 60 factories and about 100,000 employees in China. The company has 307,000 employees worldwide, including 13,500 in North America.Panasonic gave the affected employee families several months to make their moving arrangements, because Japanese families aren’t typically as mobile as those in other countries, Reilly said. Making new living and school arrangements might be more complicated and take longer, because families don’t frequently make such adjustments.Importance of business preparednessOne element of Japanese culture is that the country is very prepared to address natural disasters, Reilly said. “People from outside of Japan are always impressed when they see lots of information on what to do about earthquakes,” he said, alluding to a 1995 earthquake centered in Kobe that killed nearly 6,500 people and one in 1923 that killed 140,000.”Companies know the importance of continuing business,” he said.Japan’s pandemic plan, posted on the health ministry’s Web site, contains 14 pages of guidance on business preparedness. It urges employers to consider options for evacuating employees and their families assigned overseas in regions that experience pandemic outbreaks, minimizing travel to outbreak areas, and ensuring that returning employees and families follow quarantine guidelines.William Raisch, executive director of the New York University International Center for Enterprise Preparedness, told CIDRAP News that Panasonic’s action shows that some of the largest corporations still see a pandemic as a continuing and real threat.”Further, this announcement by Panasonic indicates that they are actively monitoring the prevalence of bird flu and have begun to assess the capability and access to healthcare in key elements of their supply and distribution networks,” said Raisch, who is an editorial board member of the CIDRAP Business Source.Earlier this month, Japan’s defense ministry said it had developed a plan to fly Japanese citizens in foreign lands home in government-chartered jets in the event of an influenza pandemic, the Yomiuri Shimbun, an English-language newspaper in Japan, reported on Feb 4.Strict quarantine, mass cremationThe country’s health ministry today announced some new details of its pandemic plan, which includes strict quarantine measures such as shutting down all but four airports and three ports, the Associated Press (AP) reported today. Other plans include closing schools and conducting mass cremation of pandemic flu fatalities.The ministry said, “It is important to delay as much as possible the virus’ entry through measures such as strengthening quarantine to take advantage of the special qualities of our nation as an island nation,” according to the AP report.Some pandemic flu experts have said that closing borders won’t stem the spread of a pandemic virus and could hamper the flow of crucial supplies.Health minister Yosuke Yamaki told the AP that Japan is updating its pandemic plan, based on public feedback collected in recent weeks.See also:Feb 10 CIDRAP News story “Panasonic’s pandemic-related move fuels questions, concern”last_img read more

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Real estate prices are up 4 percent from the same month last year

first_imgAccording to research portal Njuškalo.hr   conducted on a sample of 156 thousand active real estate ads, their prices in Croatia are growing rapidly on an annual basis, so they are higher by 4 percent compared to the same period last year.If the current data is compared with the same month last year, apartments have risen in price by 6 and a half percent, while houses are as much as 4 percent more expensive. However, the news is that prices in July this year exceeded those of 2011, which leads to the conclusion that the crisis in the Croatian real estate sector is far behind us and that we may face a real price “boom” in the near future.“Our Real Estate category is the largest online real estate market in the Republic of Croatia and, with almost 3 million visits, the most visited real estate database for sale and rent. Interest in real estate in the Republic of Croatia is growing from year to year, so in July Njuškalo recorded an increase in visits in this category on an annual basis by almost 4 percent. ” stand out from Njuškalo.Looking at the counties in which real estate is most in demand, the City of Zagreb is in first place, while right behind it are the Split-Dalmatia, Primorje-Gorski Kotar and Zadar counties.Apartment prices in the largest Croatian cities have been growing rapidly in the last year. Thus, in Zagreb, the current average price per square meter of an apartment is 1.873 euros and is 9 percent higher compared to the same period last year. The largest annual increase in apartment prices in Croatia, as expected, was recorded in Dubrovnik. There, the average asking price per square meter of an apartment is 3.643 euros, and it is 18 percent higher than last year. The average price per square meter of a house in Dubrovnik has grown by 4 percent annually and currently stands at 4.684 euros.Apartment prices in Split rose by 11 percent and in Pula by almost 12 percentThe average asking price per square meter of an apartment in Split is 2.665 euros, while in Pula it is 1.570 euros. Osijek is still one of the cities where real estate prices are stagnating, so in July the average asking price there was 942 euros.A square meter of an apartment in Croatia is 38 percent more expensive than a square meter of a houseThus, in Zagreb, the square footage of a house recorded a growth of only 1 percent on an annual level, while in Osijek and Zadar, prices remained at the level of last year. The largest annual increase in the price of square meters of houses in Croatia from larger cities was recorded in Split and amounted to as much as 13 percent.The average asking price per square meter of an apartment in Zadar is 2.027 euros and is 11 percent higher than last year, while at the same time the average price per square meter of a house stagnates and amounts to 1.485 euros. As a rule, real estate on the coast and in Zagreb achieves a higher price, while in Slavonia the lowest real estate prices are recorded, so in Slavonski Brod, for example, the average price per square meter is 801 euros, while the average price per square meter is 643 euros. Even cheaper are Vinkovci, where an average of 710 euros will be needed for a square meter of an apartment, while the average price of a square meter of a house with a yard is around 200 euros more favorable than an apartment.Of the larger Croatian cities, Dubrovnik and Split are the only cities where square meters of houses are more expensive than square meters of apartments. This is mostly due to the high share of luxury houses in these cities, they conclude from Njuškalo.Source: Njuškalo.hrlast_img read more

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Franchise as a business model is not yet sufficiently recognized in Croatia, but we have excellent domestic examples that are conquering the global market

first_imgPrecisely in order to bring together companies that operate on the Croatian market according to the principle of the franchise business model, but also those interested in such business, the Croatian Chamber of Commerce organized the 1st Franchise Forum 2019.  Secrets of how to successfully place a brand on the international market were revealed to the audience by a renowned world franchise broker Joel Silverstein, Romana Matanovac Vučković, professor at the Faculty of Law in Zagreb, and Hedda Martina Šola, director of the Neuromarketing Institute, assistant professor at the University of Herzegovina, spoke about the importance of intellectual property in franchising and market injuries. The franchise industry is extremely strong in the world, with 7,6 million jobs directly related to the franchise industry with a turnover of a staggering $ 674.3 billion, accounting for as much as 2,5% of total U.S. GDP. Although there are currently about two hundred franchise systems in Croatia with about 17 employees, we are still at the bottom of the list if we compare ourselves with other countries. CARWIZ BECAME A CROATIAN TOURIST EXPORT PRODUCT! THROUGH THE FRANCHISE MODEL IT IS EXPANDING TO THE GLOBAL MARKET  Andrija Čolak, Surf’n’Fries / Photo: HGK HOLLYWOOD FRANCHISE OPENED MUSEUM By the way, Andrija Čolak is after ten years of great experience with Surf’n’Fries founded the first agency for consulting in the franchise business in tourism. Vice President of the Franchise Business Association of the Croatian Chamber of Commerce Ljljana Kukec drew attention to the importance of this sector when it comes to employment. “Franchising is a generator of a sustainable economy. It has created one million and one hundred thousand companies. According to statistics, more than 50 percent of the world’s retail sales are realized in the franchise sector. More than 300 industries are represented by the franchise business, and there are about 24 and a half thousand franchisors in the world, of which more than half are global brands.”  RELATED NEWS: FRANCHISE IN TOURISMcenter_img FROM POMFREE BAR TO A GLOBAL FRANCHISE IN 10 YEARS. AWAKE DREAM Andrija Čolak, vice-president of the Franchise Business Association of the Croatian Chamber of Commerce, explained the advantages of franchising for both providers and franchisors. “We, who started the company in 27 square meters would never have the capital to open 60 stores around the world. This is how the franchisors invested that capital, and therefore, since it is their capital, the commitment is greater than working for a salary. According to some research, franchisors work up to 30 percent better than employed managers”, Said Čolak and added as an advantage their knowledge of the market and culture in the countries where they open a franchise, which further reduces the risk of doing business.  / / / ANDRIJA ČOLAK OPENS THE FIRST AGENCY FOR CONSULTING IN FRANCHISE BUSINESS IN TOURISM – CFCG ANDRIJA ČOLAK, SURF’N’FRIES: RETURN ON INVESTMENT OF MOBILE SURF’N’FRIES STANDS IS 45 DAYS  MUSEUM OF ILLUSION THROUGH THE FRANCHISE MODEL CONQUERS AMERICA AND SOON THE WHOLE WORLD MUSEUM OF ILLUSIONS AS A CROATIAN TOURIST EXPORT PRODUCT: 16TH MUSEUM OF ILLUSIONS OPENS IN SHANGHAI “We have good examples that have achieved significant success in foreign markets, for example: Galeb, Surf’n’Fries, Museum of Illusions, Place2Go, CarWiz and Direct Booker, but our entrepreneurs still do not recognize this form of business as a model of their development. on giving or receiving a franchise. The Croatian Chamber of Commerce estimates that the future development of this model depends on good education of businessmen, financial institutions, legal experts, but also on various forms of support for entrepreneurs.”, Said the vice president of the Croatian Chamber of Commerce, Josip Zaher. last_img read more

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The Sea Star Festival generated HRK 164 million in tourist spending

first_imgAlthough the analysis states that in addition to direct, indirect consumption caused by Sea Star could be around an additional 65 million kuna, this amount is not included, because additional research is needed to calculate it accurately. The UNWTO forecast says that the main driver of global tourism growth will be young people, and that in the next decade, almost 370 million young travelers will make a total consumption of over $ 400 billion. In the same period, the total value of the festival promotion, organized by the multi-award winning EXIT team, is almost 100 million kuna, focused largely on branding the destination of Umag, Istria and the Croatian coast. Investing in events is not a cost, but an investment. And here is a new concrete example of that thesis. Festival visitors spend 35% more than the average tourist The analysis also noted that, despite Croatia becoming a destination with a large number of festivals, Sea Star in May is still the only major music festival in the pre-season, more precisely outside the prime dates when the coast is already full of tourists. Thus, this festival, as well as Exit’s project in Fažana in March and April, are one of the few positive examples that support Croatian tourism’s plans to enrich the offer outside the main season. The Sea Star Festival in Umag has brought 164 million kuna in direct profits to the Croatian economy in the past three years, according to a study by the consulting company Hotelis, specializing in tourism and hospitality, made for the Tourist Board of Umag. In the past three years of the Sea Star festival, they have recorded more than 120.000 entries of visitors, of which, according to research, about 90% came to Umag solely because of the festival. Visitors to the Sea Star Festival are just young; according to the research, the average typical visitor is 25,5 years old, while the share of people over 35 is around 7%. On average, 58% of visitors are employees, while the share of highly educated and students is as high as 68%. The comprehensive analysis, in addition to the Sea Star Festival, also includes the music and sports games in Fažana, a multi-day event by which the EXIT team in cooperation with English partners in the past two years generated about 30.000 overnight stays of British tourists in the early preseason in March and April. , as well as HRK 23,8 million of spending to the local economy! Bearing in mind that they mostly choose apartments for accommodation, their non-board consumption is even twice higher than the average, which further increases the effect on the local economy. Based on data from financial reports, in three years Exit’s Croatian company EMC has generated taxes of 8,2 million kuna, while the festival employs a large number of employees of various professions, and the total number of people engaged before and during the festival is estimated at over 400. Of these, as many as 96% of respondents have improved or left the same opinion about Umag, from which the research concludes that the festival has a very positive effect on destination branding, and that, according to the report. Photo: Sea Star Festival The research also concludes that a visitor to the Sea Star festival spends about 35% more than the average tourist in the same destination, averaging 2.200 kuna, while foreign visitors spend an average of up to 3.000 kuna during this festival weekend. For 108.000 visitors, the motive for the arrival was the Sea Star Festival Young people as the main driver of global tourism growth The motivation for coming is mostly socializing as a social aspect of the festival, music program as a cultural, and finally tourist as an opportunity to stay at sea. Many cite loyalty to the EXIT brand as a reason, as well as trust in the organization and quality of the event, which is officially part of its large, international festival family.last_img read more

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The Croatian Chamber of Trades and Crafts is looking for stronger measures for the survival of crafts

first_imgwrite-off of all contributions from and to the salary, for the period during which the work ban laststo put a moratorium on craftsmen who use the CES measure for self-employment, so that they can use the measure to preserve jobs for themselves and their employeesthat the use of the measure for the preservation of jobs be made possible for seasonal trades, as well as for all other trades, regardless of how long they have been operatingthat the amount that the employer can pay above the minimum wage is tax-freeto suspend the collective agreement and put a moratorium on certain provisions of the Labor Law due to retention of employability Following the measures to help the economy adopted by the Government of the Republic of Croatia, the Croatian Chamber of Trades and Crafts, headed by President Dragutin Ranogajc, continues to insist on achieving better conditions for the survival of craftsmen’s business and the preservation of jobs. Although, as they say, they appreciate all the efforts made by the Government of the Republic of Croatia helping the economy to survive, they are aware that what has been done will unfortunately not be enough. That is why they call on the Government of the Republic of Croatia to open a dialogue on write-offs on a monthly basis, and not to postpone the payment of taxes and contributions for three + three months. The Croatian Chamber of Trades and Crafts requires for its members: HOK emphasizes that it is not time to look at the debt for public benefits, which amounted to HRK 200,00 or HRK 10.000,00, but that everyone should be allowed to access the measure for deferring tax benefits.last_img read more

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Jasenka Kranjčević, IZTZG: How will the COVID-19 pandemic affect health security in the tourism sector

first_imgIt is known that the health security of tourism significantly depends on compliance with health regulations, health opportunities, but also the organization of the national, regional and local public health system. Precisely this last fact showed that where there is a well-organized public health system on humane principles, the pandemic was kept under control as much as possible and did not significantly affect the overall health system. If no vaccine is found in the foreseeable future, in all areas where tourism takes place, it is necessary to ensure stricter social distance and hygiene (restaurants, beaches, public swimming pools, sports buildings, cultural buildings, souvenir shops, shops, etc.). In that case, it will be necessary to change / supplement the regulations, recommendations, plans and studies on possible reception capacities which regulate the maximum number of tourists, e.g. for beaches, hotels, swimming pools, etc.  Attachment: dr.sc. Jasenka Kranjčević: Tourism and Health Security “Tourism and health security“Is the title of a new professional paper from the Institute of Tourism, this time by dr.sc. Jasenka Kranjčević in which she commented on how the COVID-19 pandemic will affect health security in the tourism sector.  It is known that tourism has an interdisciplinary dimension, and depending on its spatial coverage and intensity, so far it has been more or less monitored through its impact and connection with the economy, law, transport, environment, spatial planning, architecture, etc. work dr.sc. Jasenka Kranjčević. and adds that now that tourism has been hit by a pandemic, its perhaps neglected dimension is visible, and that is the health security of tourism, but in a different way. Also, Kranjčević emphasizes that given the mobility of tourists and the desire to change the destination, the question of the right to move and monitor movement arises. In the tourist promotion of Croatia, she should, among other things, emphasize and emphasize the tradition and results of the public health system, concludes Kranjčević. It is known that trust between tourist supply and demand takes a long time to build, and can be easily lost due to emergencies, which is perhaps the biggest problem. The pandemic has shown that health security in tourism (tourists, tourism stakeholders and the domicile population) may not have been highlighted enough, but has now proved very important and should be taken into account when planning and monitoring the sustainable development of tourism. Therefore, it may be time to establish new relationships at the global level, among other things, to monitor the sustainable development of tourism. center_img Perhaps medical, health, dental tourism and other types and forms of tourism will gain new meaning and be more strongly connected with health security and the health system, Kranjčević points out and emphasizes that a strong national and regional health system, as well as the ability to fast and quality response, certainly have a strong connection with tourism in the context of a sense of security of a destination. Tourism will be increasingly linked to health security2 and monitoring the public health system where tourism takes place. This means that in the new relations, the issue of health security will become an important segment in the preparation of travel, choosing a destination, but also the provision of services in tourism, believes Kranjčević. In the end, he points out that it is assumed that the feeling of health security in tourism will become one of the important impressions and challenges for the destination, but also for witnesses in tourism as well as the local population. Therefore, the perception of quality health security and services may be increasingly important for tourism, and it will be necessary to expand research in this regard as well. Therefore, perhaps now is the time to reconsider the existing principles and settings of sustainable tourism development, its interdisciplinarity, and thus the health security of tourism at all levels. The entire professional work of dr.sc. Jasenka Kranjčević read in the attachment: Regardless of how the recovery of the tourism industry after the pandemic is designed, there is no doubt that health security in tourism will gain a new dimension through the establishment of new relationships with the economy, law, transport, spatial planning, architecture, reception capacity, health, agriculture, culture , sports, etc. It is understood that not only the health security of tourism is important, but also the health security of the local population. Cover photo: Porapak Apichodilok/ Pexels.comlast_img read more

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Another perspective – responsible tourism for all

first_imgI came up with the idea to produce the video “Second Perspective”, which has as its theme a tour from the perspective of a person with a disability, during the shooting of my graduation documentary, whose main actors are also people with disabilities. The Tourist Board of the city of Zaprešić recognized the potential of this story and we decided to record a twenty-minute pilot show. The main actress is Laura, a girl in a wheelchair who visits some of the most attractive locations in Zaprešić, and on her, seemingly classic tourist trip, she is accompanied by cameras. The final product is a promotional video destination, but from the perspective of a person with a disability, who are equal members of society as everyone else and who have the same needs and desires as others – to travel, meet, learn and experience., noted Glavas. You can watch a special promo video with the most beautiful locations of the city of Ban Josip Jelačić, which was visited by the girl Laura in a wheelchair, at the following link. From Zaprešić for the whole of Croatia – a different promo video destination “We invite all interested parties, other tourist boards, as well as institutions related to this topic to join us in creating a different perspective of travel for people with disabilities, but also those at the national level that aims to incorporate and better position this topic in the national tourism strategy for the next period “, concluded Ganjto and added that the Tourist Board of the City of Zaprešić, encouraged by this special promo video, will embark on a series of other concrete activities with the aim of socially and socially responsible tourism for all. The importance of involving people with disabilities in creating a tourist story “With this project, we want to make the public aware of a different perspective on travel and creating experiences that must be made possible and accessible to all people, regardless of their physical limitations and disabilities. The project aims to draw attention to the importance of the idea of ​​responsible tourism, but also connecting local communities, culture, tourism and all service providers to successfully see all the perspectives of those who use our services, travel and want to return richer for new experiences., points out the director of the Tourist Board of the city of Zaprešić, Toni Ganjto. “Travel is changing, and destinations must be adapted, taking into account social justice, visitor satisfaction and community well-being. On this track, in the coming period we will carry out various activities in creating a positive, different and focused perception of those who face various obstacles in their ability to travel. The first step was to make a promotional film about Zaprešić from the perspective of a girl Laura who visited our city in a wheelchair, and which we made in collaboration with the author Anja Glavaš, which shows a great cooperation between the student initiative and our public responsibility as a tourist community., pointed out Ganjto. Following the development trends in the tourism market and the need for sustainable tourism, and taking into account the importance of inclusion of all persons and their access to tourism services and destinations, of which nearly a billion people are people with disabilities, the Tourist Board of Zaprešić and a young student team led by Anja Glavas was launched project “Second Perspective”. The aim of the project is to tell the story of the importance of including all people in tourist movements, regardless of their physical limitations and disabilities. According to the European Commission, 300 million people with disabilities and 30 million people in wheelchairs travel frequently, and more would travel if our destinations dealt with this topic in a focused and inclusive manner and create customized tourism products. The author of the video project, Anja Glavaš, mentioned that it is necessary to include people with disabilities in all segments of life, including tourist visits, and to contribute to social inclusion and, most importantly, to suppress stereotypes and raise public awareness. Zaprešić Tourist Board that is why it is launching a campaign on inclusion in tourism, but not only on the importance of physical accessibility and infrastructure, which most projects emphasize. The desire is to provide a perspective in creating a different experience, to encourage the adaptation of programs, content and service packages. The “Second Perspective” project takes the local community as a base and encourages destinations to create their different tourist story and perspective, and at the same time wants to point out the importance of implementing such a project at the national level to bring Croatia closer to all people with disabilities. The travel experience of people with disabilities – a perspective we must not forget Source: Zaprešić Tourist Boardlast_img read more

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This year’s 55th Vinkovci Autumn in a form adapted to the epidemiological situation

first_imgThe program of the 55th Vinkovci Autumns, during which the materials for this completely different edition of the event will be recorded in the whole of Lijepa naša, will bring the best Croatian folklore Vinkovci and Dubrovnik, Split, Sibenik, Zadar, Otocac, Rijeka, Pazin, Karlovac, Zagreb, Gornja Stubica, Krapina, Varazdin, Cakovec, Koprivnica, Sisak, Pozega, Slavonski Brod and Djakovo. The first shooting has been announced for Thursday, August 27, in the south of Lijepa naša, in Dubrovnik.   “It never happened that there was no Autumn, they were held even in the Homeland War, so we found ways to keep them in safe conditions this year as well. This year, over 10.000 participants will not pass through our streets, nor will 10 visitors pass through our streets during the 120.000 days of the event like last year. Precisely because of the size of the event and the great interest it arouses, unfortunately it will not be able to be held in the way we are used to. In these circumstances, we all had to adapt together and do everything to hold the 55th Vinkovci Autumn, but in circumstances where we will be able to comply with all measures and make a safe situation for all participants and visitors to avoid unwanted consequences. announced the President of the Organizing Committee and the Mayor of Vinkovci Ivan Bosančić. The planned events will be adjusted to the epidemiological situation, the organizers announced to the media today. The program of the Opening Ceremony of the 55th Vinkovci Autumns has been announced for Friday, September 18, on the main big stage in the city center, in the open with respect to all measures. Slavonski sokak will be organized with an offer of autochthonous products to the sounds of the tambourine, as well as a festive Sunday parade in which only folklore societies of Vukovar-Srijem County will take place this year, and folklore evenings the easternmost counties. So this year, although differently and with respect to all measures, Vinkovci Autumn will still turn the whole of Lijepa naša into a big stage of original Croatian folklore because folklore will, at least for the purpose of recording material, still come to life and shine throughout Lijepa naša event, which is the preservation from oblivion of the original Croatian folklore and customs that have been going on in Vinkovci for 55 years. This year, a four-day program will be organized in Vinkovci from September 17 to 20. center_img “Since it is impossible to hold all those events as it has been so far, a lot will be missing and please be responsible, during the four days of holding special measures will be valid in the city center, we will have to limit the number of spectators, and all of us who we participate in this event we must be responsible because the health of both participants and visitors must come first ” concluded the first man of the town on Bosut Bosančić, presenting to the media a bus painted with the logo and motifs of Vinkovci Autumns, which will promote Vinkovci and Vinkovci Autumns throughout Croatia. COVID 19 does not allow over 10.000 participants, lovers of folklore and Croatian culture and heritage to gather in Vinkovci, as every year, but this year’s Vinkovci Autumns will be filmed throughout Croatia, all in order to record the best original Croatian folklore this year as well. and presented in the best light. This year’s 55th edition of the most important manifestation of the original Croatian folklore of Vinkovci Autumns will be held in a slightly different edition. Photo: Vinkovci Autumnslast_img read more

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