Listen on Spotify to Get Tressed With Us to get the details of every hair love affair in Hollywood, from the hits and misses on the red carpet to your favorite celebrities’ street style ‘dos (and don’ts!) – Advertisement – The Dream Girls star sent large wheeled carts filled with stylish goodies to Kerry Washington, Tina Knowles and more to try out themselves. The mobile closet was also covered with a drop screen featuring the same mountain landscape as the “Find Your Park” campaign, so celebs can have their own little photoshoot at home.During her interview in British Vogue’s December 2020 issue, the “Formation” singer spoke to the importance of clothes and fashion. “During quarantine, fashion was a place of escape for me. My kids and I came up with Fashion Fridays. Every Friday, we would dress up in my clothes or make clothes together and take each other’s pictures,” she said. “It became a ritual for us and an opportunity to handle this crazy year together.”She said that this little tradition is what inspired this new Ivy Park collection. “It consciously uses bright, bold colors to remind us to smile. I used a lot of neon yellow and coral mixed with baby blue and earth tones that felt soothing. They brought me joy and made me smile in the midst of a tough time for all of us.”- Advertisement – Gift from a goddess! Beyoncé’s Ivy Park x Adidas Drip 2 collection is here and celebs are getting in on the fashionable fun.On Friday, October 30, the 39-year-old’s second Ivy Park collection with Adidas dropped and it was as cool as the first one. Filled with lots of pretty colors and casually chic designs, the collab was such a hit that it sold out almost immediately. But for a few lucky stars who are friends with Queen Bey herself, that was no problem.- Advertisement – This is the second time the founder has gifted her friends a fun mailer. When she dropped the first line back at the start of this year. Ellen DeGeneres, Reese Witherspoon and Cardi B all took to Instagram to show off their giant packages.Keep scrolling to see all the A-listers trying on their new duds.- Advertisement –
Feb 12, 2008 (CIDRAP News) – The World Health Organization (WHO) today reported that a 15-year-old girl from Indonesia is hospitalized in critical condition with an H5N1 avian influenza infection, a week after her mother’s H5N1 illness was announced.The girl, who is from West Jakarta, got sick on Feb 2 and was hospitalized 6 days later, according to a statement from the WHO. She is listed as Indonesia’s 127th case-patient.An investigation into the girl’s illness is ongoing, though the WHO said she was exposed to her sick mother on Jan 27 and 28 and also spent time in a neighborhood where chickens and other birds were present. The WHO said samples from the birds have been taken to determine if they were the source of the girl’s infection.The girl’s mother fell ill on Jan 23 and was hospitalized 3 days later. The WHO’s Feb 5 statement on the woman, who is listed as Indonesia’s 126th case-patient, said she was in critical condition. The report gave no details about the source of her infection.Indonesia’s last known family cluster of H5N1 cases was reported in January 2007, when an 18-year-old boy’s H5N1 illness was confirmed after his mother died of the disease. The mother was from Tangerang, a suburb of Jakarta. The son’s place of residence was not listed, but a Jan 15, 2007, WHO statement on his illness said the son and his mother probably had the same environmental exposure to the virus.With the latest case, the WHO’s global H5N1 count has reached 360 cases with 226 deaths.See also:Feb 12 WHO statementFeb 5 CIDRAP News story “WHO: H5N1 strikes two more Indonesians”Jan 16, 2007, CIDRAP News story “H5N1 hit Indonesian mother, son, but not father”
Mar 18, 2009 (CIDRAP News) – The global economic crisis and climate change are taking their toll on world health and may threaten the recognition and control of infectious diseases, Margaret Chan, director-general of the World Health Organization (WHO), said today at a global health forum.Chan made her comments in a keynote speech before the 23rd Forum on Global Issues in Berlin, which focused on health issues. She directed most of her comments toward effects of the economic crisis on health in general, but voiced several specific concerns on how it might impact infectious diseases. The WHO published her speech on its Web site today.She said the economic crisis is the result of bad policies and comes at a time when global interdependence threatens nations that avoided risky financial practices. “We have made this mess, and mistakes today are highly contagious,” she said, adding that globalization, greater market efficiency, trade liberalization, and user fees for healthcare seem to have contributed to health inequities.Chan said she doesn’t oppose free trade and that economic prosperity can improve health at all levels. “But I do have to say this: the market does not solve social problems.”Cutbacks in healthcare spending could interrupt the supply of medications for diseases such as AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria and could speed the development of drug resistance, she said. The potential for drug-resistant diseases such as multidrug-resistant TB to spread quickly over international boundaries is particularly ominous, Chan added.”Its further international spread could take us back to the treatment era that predates the development of antibiotics,” she said. “Can the world really afford another risk of this magnitude?”If economic conditions erode financial support for surveillance and laboratory capacity, “will health authorities catch the next SARS [severe acute respiratory syndrome] or spot the emergence of a pandemic in time to warn the world and mitigate the damage?” Chan asked.Scientists are confident that climate change will have serious health consequences, such as more outbreaks of cholera and other diarrheal diseases, she warned. “Climate change could alter the geographical distribution of disease vectors, including the insects that spread malaria and dengue.”Chan urged the health sector to take the lead in guarding the world against infectious disease threats, which could cause global havoc aside from the disruptions already occurring from the financial crisis and climate change.”Emerging and epidemic-prone diseases are considered threats to international security, precisely because of the tremendous economic and social disruption they can cause,” she said.The health sector showed its strength when it stopped the spread of SARS within a 4-month span. “The health sector was prepared. Surveillance, alert, and response mechanisms were in place,” Chan said. “We managed the risks, and the crisis did not spiral out of control.””This is the brighter side of globalization. This is an example of collaboration before a shared threat,” she said.See also:Mar 18 WHO link to Chan speech23rd Forum on Global Issues program
During her second visit to Vukovar-Srijem County, Ashley Colburn shot a three-minute promotional video that presents all the attractions, content, beauty and excitement of Vukovar-Srijem County.The cooperation of the Vukovar-Srijem County Tourist Board, local tourist towns and county municipalities with Ashley Colburn was co-financed through the Public Call for Joint Advertising in public and private sector promotional campaigns in 2016. AshleyColburn is a world-famous American blogger, winner of the prestigious Emmy Award in 2010 for the film about Croatia “WOW Croatia” in which she fell in love, settled and further researched, and Golden Pen, the award of the Croatian Tourist Board for promotional articles about Croatia .Related news: INITIATIVE LAUNCHED TO HELD TOURISM DAYS IN SLAVONIA NEXT YEAR!
Simulation of population growth in coastal countiesSource: HGK According to the calendar, most overnight stays in commercial accommodation facilities during the year are realized in July and August: in July about 29%, and in August about 33%, which clearly shows that seasonality is one of our biggest problems, says the Croatian Chamber of Commerce in the tourist season.In 2017, as many as 49,2 million overnight stays, or about 95% of the total number of overnight stays in those two months, were realized in six coastal counties. Considering that over 60% of all tourist overnight stays in the year are realized in July and August, and 91% of tourist overnight stays are realized in 6 counties, we can talk about the territorial concentration and time constraints of Croatian tourism. It becomes even more visible if we compare the number of realized tourist nights in the best (August) and worst (January) month of the year: the ratio is around 60: 1. For comparison, the first next country in the EU in terms of this ratio is Greece, with approximately 20: 1.”According to estimates of the increase in the number of “inhabitants” for the six strongest tourist counties and their individual cities and towns and the impact of seasonal increase in demand on their functioning, the data show a high concentration of overnight stays in only two months of the central season. Croatia. From this additionally arises the need to expand the offer and generally measures that would allow the extension of the season, or allow a longer tourist pre-season and post-season. This is especially true for smaller, tourist-attractive places where, during the main tourist season, the number of “inhabitants” increases more than five times, which requires the adjustment of infrastructure and other supply of goods and services to such short-term increased demand.Said the director of the Sector for Financial Institutions and Economic Analysis, Zvonimir Savić. The calculation showed that the range of the expected increase in population in August 2018, based on the arrivals and overnight stays of tourists in the counties in Adriatic Croatia, is moving from 40% in Split-Dalmatia to 129% in Istria County. In order to assess the growth of demand in trade and tourism, to assess the load on communal infrastructure at the peak of the tourist season, but also to further emphasize the extreme seasonality of tourism in Croatia, HGK made a calculation that results in an estimate of population growth in coastal counties and stronger tourist centers. In Medulin (a municipality of about 6.000 inhabitants) and Nin (a town with less than 3.000 inhabitants) an expected increase is 469% and 447%, respectively. That means yes population during August increases by about 5,5 times in both places due to the arrivals and overnight stays of tourists. This represents the largest increase among the observed tourist centers in Adriatic Croatia in August.Read this extremely important and interesting analysis in its entirety in the attachment.PRLOG: HGK analysis / Estimation of population increase in the tourist season
Foreign cruise ships in the period from January to September 2018 increased the number of voyages by 2,6% compared to the same period in 2017, according to data from the Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS). In the mentioned period of 2018, the number of passengers on timber boats increased by 10,0%, while the total number of days of stay decreased by 4,5% compared to the same period in 2017.A total of 554 cruises of foreign ships were realizedIn the period from January to September 2018, 64 foreign cruise ships entered Croatian seaports, with 554 cruises. There were 834 thousand passengers on these ships, who stayed in Croatia for 1 days.The largest number of voyages was made by ships flying the flags of the Bahamas (144 voyages) and Malta (128 voyages), while the largest number of passengers arrived by ships flying the flags of Panama (234 thousand passengers) and the Bahamas (175 thousand passengers).Source / Photo: CBSOut of a total of 554 cruises, most trips were realized in the Dubrovnik-Neretva County (55,8%) and the Split-Dalmatia County (24,7%), which is a total of 80,5%. The remaining 19,5% of trips were made to the following counties: Zadar (6,3%), Istria (5,8%), Šibenik-Knin (5,2%) and Primorje-Gorski Kotar (2,2%).The most visited seaports are Dubrovnik, Split and ZadarThe port of Dubrovnik (417 visits) had the most visits of foreign cruise ships, followed by the ports of Split (198 visits) and Zadar (100 visits).
In order to ensure better visibility of occupations in tourism and employment opportunities provided by the tourism sector, tomorrow in the sports hall Gradski vrt in Osijek (18.01) begin 3. Job Days in Tourism 2019, and which will be held after Slavonia in Zagreb (25.01.) I Split (01.02.). “At Aminess, we are proud of the fact that 70 percent of seasonal employees return to us from year to year, extremely satisfied with the working conditions and the range of development and promotion opportunities we offer in our destinations. We nurture friendly relations in the company, and the work of employees is continuously monitored by mentors, managers and directors of facilities. In addition to numerous trainings, we strive to approach each employee individually and, in accordance with the interests and achieved results, prepare a plan for personal development and advancement. In participating in fairs like this, we see a great opportunity for further growth of the company through new employees and the promotion of the tourism and hospitality industry and related occupations.” said Sanja Žužić, head of human resources at Aminess hotels and camps. The Job Days in Tourism are the right opportunity to promote jobs in tourism and motivate all those who are looking for a job, whether they have worked in tourism or not, as well as young people who are just entering the labor market. The company provides food and accommodation to all seasonal employees in the destinations in which it operates. Regardless of the employment status, all employees are provided with a wide range of training, development program for trainees and future managers, as well as talent development through experience in various jobs and through mentoring. Also, in hotels and camps, professional internships are conducted for students of tourism and hospitality high schools, and Aminess currently provides scholarships to 11 students. The high level of quality of working conditions in Aminess is also evidenced by the Employer Partner certificate awarded by the company specialized in consulting in the field of human resources SELECTIO, of which Aminess has been the holder since 2017. At the third Days of Jobs in Tourism, over 10.000 visitors, the unemployed, students in the final grades of secondary catering schools and others interested in working on seasonal jobs are expected. Aminess hotels and camps in Osijek will present all the advantages of working in the company at the Fair of Jobs in Tourism, in the sports hall Gradski vrt in Osijek. During the Tourism Job Day, the Ministry of Labor and Pension System will intensify the promotion of active employment policy measures related to employment, training and education of workers in tourism, while the Croatian Employment Service and the Ministry of Tourism will hold workshops on employment in the tourism sector. Also, the Ministry of Tourism will hold a workshop aimed at promoting the Call co-financed by the European Social Fund “Regional Centers of Competence and strengthening the attractiveness of vocational education and training in the tourism and hospitality sector.” For this year’s season, we are looking for 130 new employees, mostly in the kitchen, restaurant and household department, but we are also looking for employees for the reception, horticulture, maintenance, animation and sports departments. Aminess hotels and campsites are looking for 130 employees In its hotels and camps in Novigrad, as well as in hotels in Orebić and Korčula, Aminess employs 650 employees in the high season, including temporary and indefinite employees, trainees, pupils and students.
On Thursday, July 18, 2019, the European Commission announced the “World Bridge Tourism” competition with the aim of increasing the number of Chinese travelers to the European Union, especially high-income FITs (Free Individual Travelers), interested in lesser-known destinations and trips. outside the main season and to stimulate investment opportunities for companies from the European Union. The tender documentation is located HERE. Source / photo: Ministry of Tourism The specific objectives of the tender are to bring together EU tour operators from different EU Member States by helping them to create flexible transnational partnerships, to provide business opportunities for EU tour operators to connect with relevant Chinese (B2B) operators, with priority given to small and medium-sized enterprises. operate in more than one EU Member State and support the development and visibility of trans-European tourism products in China. The deadline for applications is September 24, 2019.
In this way, the Tourist Board wants to pay tribute to ideas, projects and activities that have contributed to the strengthening of Istria as a very attractive tourist destination and motivate the public and private tourism sector while providing incentives for further successful work. The Tourist Board of the Istrian County has announced a call for nominations on the occasion of the traditional award ceremony of the Golden Goat – Capra d’oro Prominent individuals are awarded as well as the best projects or activities in the field of marketing activities in the tourism of Istria, and especially in the field of product improvement and tourist promotion in the categories of events, innovative products, tourist products and visual communications. Applications are open until November 20th. You can find more detailed information about the award and everything about the previous candidacies and winners on our website www.istra.hr/zlatna-koza Plaque Golden Goat – Capra d’oro contained in the form of a commemorative charter and a cash prize in the amount of HRK 4.000 is awarded to the best submitted project, product or activity in each of the following categories: events, innovative products, tourism products and visual communications.
“Tourism is a key economic activity in Europe. Short-term rental accommodation offers suitable solutions for tourists and new sources of income for people. At the same time, there are concerns about the impact on local communities. ”said Thierry Breton, European Commissioner for the Internal Market. Source: SkiftPhoto: Pixabay Two lobby groups for the sector – EU Travel Tech and the European Family Tourism Association – welcomed the move and expressed hope that data sharing would contribute to more comprehensive tourism statistics across Europe, provide public authorities with a better understanding of economic co-operation and support evidence-based policies. When the first series of data becomes available this year, it will be better understood where the market is. The data will include the number of nights booked and the number of guests. The European Commission, the EU’s executive arm, said the agreement would protect the privacy of both guests and hosts. Airbnb, Booking.com, Expedia Group and Tripadvisor have signed an agreement on data exchange with the European Union, reports Shift. The agreement means that reliable information on the short-term rental market will be published through the statistical office Eurostat. This is the first time that short-term rental competitors are coming together to share global market data. Airbnb and other platforms have waged a leading battle across Europe over the accelerated expansion of urban rents. Cities like Amsterdam and Barcelona have imposed restrictions, and many have expressed concern about the impact on house prices.