What are the differences in mentalities, are we more emotional than the rest of the world, which nations are motivated by money, how do we look at the same situations in different parts of the world, is it nicer to live in Bosnia and Herzegovina or Norway? Who can give better answers to these questions than the hardened journalist Goran Milić, who has traveled all over the world in his rich career. For his lecture at the just concluded seventh International Tourism Fair PLACE2GO, more space was sought.Along with Goran Milić, well-known travel writers and bloggers, travel enthusiasts such as Mirela Priselac Remi, Putoholičar, Ivan Bengeri, Goran Jović, Saša Pjanić, Damir Filipović and Ivan Raka, Dejan Nemčić, Vlado Šestan, Bojan Muscet and Dragan Petric took turns on the main stage of the fair. … Interesting lectures and panels, business meetings, attractive sweepstakes, new trends in the travel industry, more than 180 exhibitors from 21 countries, including the Seychelles, Zanzibar and Ivory Coast for the first time, attracted more than 16 thousand visitors.More than 28 lecturers, bloggers and travel writers, interesting lectures, panels and special presentations marked the seventh International Tourism FairDistant destinations India and Indonesia attracted attention with an attractive performance of dancers, and from closer destinations Vojvodina was presented to journalists with a rich gastronomic offer, top wines, unavoidable tamburitza players and farms as one of the strongest assets. “I am extremely glad that the fair is growing more and more from year to year. New destinations are coming to Zagreb, and more and more people love and want to travel. We started seven years ago as a small fair in the Bowling Alley, and last year we moved to Arena Zagreb due to the large number of exhibitors. The fact that all exhibition places have been filled this year shows that the interest in the fair is growing”, Said Damjana Domanovac, director of the fair.Turkish Airlines, which has been supporting the fair for five years as the main sponsor, celebrated its twentieth birthday in Zagreb with a lavish stand and an interesting performance. The sponsor of the B2B lounge is Hrvatski Telekom, from the very beginning the fair has been supported by the City of Zagreb, the Tourist Board of the City of Zagreb, and sponsored by the President Kolinda Grabar Kitarović, the Ministry of Tourism, the Croatian National Tourist Board, the Croatian Chamber of Commerce and the Croatian Chamber of Crafts.
Bung Karno Hospital director Wahyu Indianto confirmed the incident, saying that the hospital management had since provided its spare rooms for the nurses to stay.News of the eviction subsequently reached Central Java Governor Ganjar Pranowo, who immediately responded by calling the nurses and the landlord on Monday.He confirmed that the hospital management had picked up the nurses and provided them with temporary accommodation in the facility.”The landlord, meanwhile, apologized to me while crying and said she was just afraid that her husband could be infected [with the coronavirus],” Ganjar said. “I was baffled by the fact that she could think that way since she is a midwife herself.”The eviction is the latest example of hostility toward medical workers in the country, who have fought on the front line of the coronavirus battle but are nonetheless facing discrimination as many are concerned they could be spreading the virus.Last month, some nurses and doctors who treat coronavirus patients in Persahabatan Central General Hospital (RSUP) in East Jakarta were reportedly kicked out of their rooming houses near the hospital.Read also: ‘If not us, who else will do it?’: Sweat and tears of Indonesia’s COVID-19 nurses, doctorsIn Central Java’s Semarang regency, residents of Sewakul village in West Ungaran subdistrict rejected the funeral of a nurse who died after succumbing to COVID-19 on April 12, citing fears of being infected with the contagious virus.The Central Java Police, in cooperation with the Semarang Police, have since apprehended three residents who had allegedly rejected the nurse’s burial. They were charged under articles 212 and 214 of the Criminal Code and Law No. 4/1984 on infectious diseases.Ganjar said such incidents indicated that residents needed to be educated more thoroughly on COVID-19. However, he said the provincial administration had prepared buildings to house medical workers if similar evictions occurred in the future.”We’ve prepared several places for healthcare workers to stay if such incidents occur. In Semarang, we have Kesambi Hotel and in Surakarta we have the Bakorwil building,” he said. (nal)Topics : Three nurses who work in Bung Karno Hospital in Surakarta, Central Java, have been evicted from their rooming house over the landlord’s concerns that the healthcare workers will infect her family with the coronavirus.One of the affected nurses, Siska, said she received the eviction notice via text.”I just woke up and I suddenly received texts from our landlord asking us to move immediately. The three of us were kicked out because we work in a referral hospital for COVID-19,” she told The Jakarta Post on Monday. Siska said she was perplexed by the situation especially since it would be very hard for them to find a new place to stay amid the coronavirus pandemic.”We’re shocked, disappointed and offended. Why are we being treated like this?” she said.”I hope people don’t stigmatize healthcare providers, we always use protective gear when treating COVID-19 patients and implement standard health protocols.”Read also: Respect, not reject COVID-19 victims read more
Winter in Helsinki, FinlandKeva’s chief executive Timo Kietäväinen said: “I am glad the working group has reached agreement on the major guidelines for how the merger of the municipal and private pension systems could be implemented.”He emphasised that many questions had still to be resolved in the preparations for the merger.While the working group’s preliminary draft said the reform could be implemented from 2027, Kietäväinen said this was the very earliest date possible from Keva’s point of view.“It is in the interest of the entire TyEL system that the change is prepared responsibly and thoroughly, ” he said.Jaakko Kiander, Ilmarinen’s chief communications officer, told IPE the reform proposal was a welcome change that unified the Finnish system of occupational pensions.“The actual change will take place in 2027 and there are many technical and actuarial details which have to be addressed before the parliament can make necessary legislative changes,” he said.At Varma, Finland’s other major pensions insurance company, chief executive Risto Murto told IPE his firm supported the main conclusions of the committee work.“It’s worthwhile studying whether the local government pensions system can be integrated to be a part of the current TyEL system,” he said.“To Varma, the precondition is that there is no extra cost to our policyholders or employers.”Ilmarinen has total assets of €46bn while Varma manages €44bn.Veritas’ portfolio hurt by market declinesThe €3.1bn Finnish pensions insurer Veritas posted a loss of 1.5% on its investments last year, down from an 8% gain the year before. It blamed the result on market fluctuation. Finland’s biggest pension funds have welcomed government plans to merge the country’s municipal and private pension systems – a move that would break the €52.6bn pension fund Keva’s current monopoly on public pension provision.A working group set up by two government ministries in 2017 concluded this month that it was possible to merge the municipal pension system and that of the private sector. This would make Finland’s huge municipal pensions market open to competition from 2027.Keva – Finland’s biggest pension provider and one of the 20 biggest in Europe – would become a mutual company that could enter private sector provision, where it would compete with current providers Ilmarinen, Varma and Elo. The pension insurers would in turn also be able to woo municipalities for their pension contracts.As one of the ministries behind the work, the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health stated: “The advantage of merging the pension systems is that they share the risks together.” Niina Bergring addresses delegates at IPE’s 2018 conference in DublinSource: Patrick FrostCIO Niina Bergring said: “2018 was an eventful year on the capital markets. It began with turbulence due to concerns about rising inflation, but gained a boost from economic growth in the US.”Private equity stood out in the pension provider’s results, making a return of 15.8%. Real estate generated a 5.7% return and was the strongest performing of Veritas’ four main asset classes.Listed equities, however, made a loss of 5.3%.The fund’s merger with Pension-Alandia in 2018 appears to have proved beneficial, with Veritas saying it led to almost €1m per year of savings on administration, and strengthened its solvency by one percentage point. Finnish pension fund association TELA said the investigation had been undertaken because changes taking place in administrative structures in both the public and private sectors – which affect pension systems and the financing of pensions – caused problems with the country’s current dual system.After the merger, pensions of Finland’s municipal employees – currently covered by the country’s largest pension fund Keva – would then be governed by the Employees’ Pensions Act (TyEL) instead of public sector pension law.According to the working group’s proposal, Keva would become an TyEL institution.After a transitional period following the merger, competition between pension institutions would then be opened up, according to the government plan.Fund reactions read more
James R. Blair 89, of Moores Hill, Indiana, passed away Monday November 5, 2018 in Lawrenceburg, Indiana.He was born December 13, 1928 in Cincinnati, Ohio, son of the late Fred Blair and Mildred (Staut) Blair.He served his country as a member of the United States Army.James worked as a Carpenter for Roy A Miller & Sons, with over 35 years of service. He was also a member of the Carpenters Union for over 50 years.James was a member of the First United Methodist Church, where he also served on the Board of Trustees. He was a member of the Aurora VFW and a member of the Moores Hill American Legion. James was also on the Board of Directors for River View Cemetery.In his younger years James bowled 3 nights a week. James would read the newspaper every day. His faith and family were very important to James and he will be greatly missed.James is survived by his children, Janet (Steve) Hart of Aurora, IN, Judy Blair of Fredericktown, OH, James Blair, Jr. of Moores Hill, IN; step children, Linda (Bill) Butte of Milan, IN, J.D. “Jake” Largent, of Aurora, IN, Kathi (Jack) Prarat of Aurora, IN; grandchildren, Camila Buschur, Tim (Misty) Buschur, Andrew Buschur, Kenneth Blair, Aaron (Ashley) Baker, Casey Baker, Travis Butte, Jennifer Largent, Jason D. Largent, Jason M. Largent, Tina (Travis) Meyer, Shane McHenry, Matt (MaryAnn) Prarat, Emily Prarat; 15 great grandchildren, 2 great-great grandchildren.He was preceded in death by his parents; spouses, Nellie Jean (McCoy) Blair and Virginia (Jackson) Blair.Friends will be received Wednesday, November 7, 2018, 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm at the First United Methodist Church, 304 Third Street, Aurora, Indiana 47001.Services will be held at the church on Thursday at 11:00 am with Pastor Ellaine Hussung officiating.Interment will follow in the River View Cemetery, Aurora, Indiana. Military graveside services will be conducted by members of local Veterans Service Organizations.Contributions may be made to the First United Methodist Church. If unable to attend services, please call the funeral home office at (812) 926-1450 and we will notify the family of your donation with a card.Visit: www.rullmans.com read more
The Batesville Youth Football Fundraising Golf Tournament will be held July 27 at The North Branch Golf Course. There are a couple of different sponsorship opportunities to market your company, products or services.Batesville_Youth_Football_Golf_OutingRegistration at Noon. Golf starts at 1.
RelatedPosts Ighalo: My best moment as ‘Red Devil’ EPL: Crystal Palace stun sloppy Man U EPL: Red Devils attack Palace Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba will be out of action “for a few weeks” after missing Wednesday’s match at Arsenal due to further problems with his ankle. Club manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said: “He’s injured. It is the same ankle. So, he will be out for a little while.” In separate comments to the club’s MUTV channel, Solskjaer said the French World Cup winner was “feeling some discomfort in his ankle. “He will be out for a few weeks, definitely.” Pogba, who has been linked frequently with a potential move away from Manchester United, has only featured eight times for them this season due to the injury. The injury has kept him sidelined for three months. The former Juventus midfielder returned to action as a substitute in Manchester United’s 2-0 defeat at Watford and also featured in their 4-1 win against Newcastle United on December 26. But he then did not travel to Burnley for the 2-0 win two days later at Turf Moor, although Solskjaer said he expected the 26-year-old to be in his squad at Arsenal. Pogba’s future at Manchester United remains the subject of much transfer speculation, especially since recent comments from his agent Mino Raiola criticising the club. “Now Pogba’s problem is Manchester (United),” Raiola told the Italian newspaper, La Repubblica. “It is a club out of touch with reality, without a sports project. “I will no longer take anyone there. “They will even ruin (Diego) Maradona, Pele and (Paolo) Maldini. “Paul needs a club and a squad, one like Juventus was before.” Reuters/NAN.Tags: Manchester UnitedOle Gunnar SolskjaerPaul Pogba read more
Jamaican Olympic medallist sprinter Sherone Simpson has been suspended for 18 months after testing positive for a banned stimulant.Simpson, 29, said in January that a supplement provided by her Canadian trainer was responsible for the positive test.But a Jamaican anti-doping panel voted unanimously that Simpson was “negligent in all the circumstances”.Olympic discus thrower Allison Randall was suspended for two years. Simpson, an Olympic 4x100m relay gold and silver medallist, and her training partner, former 100m world record holder Asafa Powell, tested positive for the stimulant oxilofrine at last year’s national championships.They were two of five Jamaicans to test positive, with Powell set to hear his verdict on Thursday. Simpson and Randall’s bans have been backdated to 21 June 2013, the date they provided the samples.They will both miss the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow in July.Randall, 25, who holds the Jamaican discus record with a distance of 61.21m, tested positive for the banned diuretic hydro-chlorothiazide.Simpson had previously said that she researched the “Epiphany D1” supplement for up to 14 hours online before taking it.She had added that nothing “raised a red flag or an alarm bell” but acknowledged that she did not disclose the new supplement on doping control forms. The 29-year-old was training in the United States and was not able to fly back in time for the hearing. – See more at: http://graphic.com.gh/sports/athletics/21022-sherone-simpson-given-18-month-drug-ban.html#sthash.E8SOoZuQ.dpuf read more
The Bucks held Los Angeles to 43 percent shooting. Griffin missed eight of 12 shots and Paul missed 10 of 15 while committing six turnovers for the second straight game.“You can throw them different looks and you just hope that they miss,” Milwaukee coach Jason Kidd said. “We gave them different looks and, again, one shot. When Griffin misses a shot, (DeAndre) Jordan normally is around the rim cleaning it up. We just tried to make it tough on those guys and they missed some shots down the stretch.”The Clippers shot 39 of 91 while Milwaukee took only 76 shots, but made 43.“We allowed them to shoot 56 percent from the field and 60-something (64 percent) from 3,” Clippers coach Doc Rivers said. “When you do that, you should probably lose the game and we did.”Jamal Crawford hit a 3-pointer with 3.1 seconds left to pull the Clippers to 109-106. Knight’s inbounds pass was tipped out of bounds by Matt Barnes, who was tied up with Khris Middleton on a close play. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error MILWAUKEE — Practice may not make perfect, though it made a big difference for the Milwaukee Bucks. Brandon Knight scored 22 points, Giannis Antetokounmpo added 20, and the Bucks beat the Clippers 111-106 on Saturday night.The Bucks’ defense had been faltering the past two weeks, allowing at least 107 points in four of five games and losing five of their last six contests.With three days off since losing at Oklahoma City on Tuesday night, the Bucks went into the gym to correct some errors. It paid off, with the Clippers star tandem of Chris Paul and Blake Griffin held to just 10 points apiece.“We harked in on things that are very valuable about our defense that we’ve seen on film, where we make little mistakes and our whole defense collapses,” said Larry Sanders, who had 15 points and nine rebounds, but was just as valuable disrupting the Clippers offense in the paint. Milwaukee inbounded again, and Knight hit a pair of free throws with 2.1 seconds remaining to close the scoring.Barnes scored a season-high 26 points and JJ Redick added 25 for Los Angeles.Milwaukee made eight consecutive shots en route to a decisive 18-3 run midway through the fourth quarter, sending the Clippers to consecutive losses for the first time this season.“They got everywhere they wanted to tonight,” Paul said. “We never really made an impact on the game. Just like last night, it was (six) turnovers. Never did that before. Don’t think I ever had four offensive fouls in a game, either. We have to defend. We have to play better.” read more
Women’s World Cup 2019: Updated group stage results and standings #GER #GER #GER #GERCHN | #FIFAWWC pic.twitter.com/S168DLbvnY— FIFA Women’s World Cup (@FIFAWWC) June 8, 2019China spent most of the first half defending, but it also had the best two chances of the opening 45 minutes, the first coming when an errant pass from Germany’s Sara Doorsoun led to a breakaway and a gilt-edged 17th-minute opportunity for Yang.But the forward – following good build-up work from Gu Yasha – took a touch instead of shooting when presented with a clear sight of the goal, a decision that gave Marina Hegering time to get back and make a crucial block.Germany was denied the opener when Simon’s 17th-minute cross floated onto the crossbar, and it should have trailed at the break after another careless possession.However, Yang, put through on goal by Zhang Rui, could only curl her effort against the post as both sides went to the break scoreless.The deadlock was finally broken when a corner was only cleared to Gwinn at the edge of the penalty box, who took a touch before rifling into the back of the net, a strike worthy of winning any game.Germany next faces Spain in Valenciennes on Wednesday, and China takes on South Africa in Paris on Thursday. Women’s World Cup 2019: Host France dominates South Korea in tournament opener Germany needed a piece of individual brilliance from Giulia Gwinn to break down stubborn China 1-0 Saturday in the opening match for both teams in the Women’s World Cup in France.Carolin Simon hit the crossbar for the two-time world champions in the first half, but they could have fallen behind twice after needlessly giving away the ball. Yang Li was profligate for China, though, and Gwinn struck from 20 yards in the 66th minute to delight the crowd of 15,283 in Rennes.That goal proved enough for Martina Voss-Tecklenburg’s side in an entertaining Group B encounter. Related News Key Opta FactsGermany is unbeaten in its last 17 Women’s World Cup group-stage games (13 wins, 4 draws) and has lost just one such match overall (17-1-4).China is without a win in five games in all competitions (4 losses, 1 draw), after winning each of the seven before that.At 19 years and 341 days, Gwinn became the first teenager to start a Women’s World Cup match for Germany since Linda Bresonik against Canada in September 2003.Gwinn is just the third teenager to score for Germany at the Women’s World Cup, after Birgit Prinz (17 years, 227 days in 1995) and Ariane Hingst (19 years, 335 days in 1999). read more
DES MOINES — The governor’s emergency order requires the state-licensed casinos to shut down for the next two weeks.Iowa Gaming Association President Wes Ehrecke says four casinos had already made the decision to temporarily close — and others were discussing it. “These are unprecedented times, and it’s imperative to flatten the curve to minimize exposure to the coronavirus so we don’t overwhelm the health care system,” Eherecke says. Iowa’s 19 commercial casinos are premier entertainment destinations that attract thousands of patrons each week, and we support the governor’s order to help contain that during these critical next two weeks.”Prairie Meadows Casino in Altoona was the first to announce that it was suspending operations. The casino announced a 30-day closing and says it will continue paying employees during that time. Ehrecke says other casinos might follow that pay policy. “Anticipate that other gaming companies will do likewise — but I have not confirmed that entirely yet, “Ehrecke says.The casinos have restaurants that are part of their facilities and must shut down inside service — but under the governor’s order could still operate a restaurant drive-through or with take-out service. Eherecke is not sure if that will be an option for casinos. “If someone had a facility that was capable of a drive-through or a carry-out, they might consider that. But, it’s my understanding that most will close their entire property for the next couple of weeks,” he says.Ehrecke is not sure what type of long-term impact this might have on the casinos. “There’s is no script for what we are experiencing here as a state, as a country as a world,” Ehrecke says. “Those are discussions to be having with the properties as it relates to potential state support or even federal support as it relates to disruption of business, and helping these companies if there is some need relative to that. So, all that discussion I anticipate will be happening here in the next week or two.” The shut down under the emergency order is effective through March 31st. read more