The Helena Smokrović Institution for Health Care and Rehabilitation from Rijeka and Jadran-Galenski laboratorij dd, also from Rijeka, became new members. The Kvarner Health Tourism Cluster has published B2C brochures in English and German. The brochure lists health and dental clinics, tourist boards, educational institutions, travel agencies and hotels, and aims to promote all partners within the Cluster, as well as to promote a destination (although additional information on tourism facilities is missing) that offers a complete health tourism product. You can download the brochures in the attachment. The second week (November 12 and 13) will be held for the eighth time in a row Crikvenica International Health Tourism Conference, and for the first time virtually with English speakers. It is the largest regional conference on health tourism, which will again bring together world-renowned experts in the field of health, tourism, marketing and education. The Kvarner Health Tourism Cluster brings together members from the medical, tourism and university sectors and related services with the aim of creating a recognizable and competitive health tourism product at the local and international level. Kvarner health Tourism guide / Health & Holidays at a place Also, it is good to emphasize that the cluster website, in addition to the Croatian language, provides information in English, German, Russian and Italian. Kvarner health TOURISM CLUSTER / Health & Holiday all in one place The membership of the Cluster has expanded and now has 32 members Attachment: Kvarner Health Tourism Cluster – B2C brochures in English and German Photo: Kvarner Health Tourism Cluster / Illustration: HrTurizam.hr
Bauer then sold its Australian and New Zealand operations in July to Sydney-based private equity firm Mercury Capital.Bauer ANZ CEO Brendan Hill, who stayed on after the sale, said that earlier hopes that all of the company’s 43 magazine brands could resume publication later this year had been dashed by the depth of the economic downturn.”No one could have anticipated the swift, widespread and ongoing impact of the pandemic on our business and industry,” Hill said in a statement.”The reinstatement of these titles and teams was always dependent on the advertising market bouncing back and the return of domestic and international travel. “Despite promising signs from advertisers in recent weeks, this has not outweighed the medium-term outlook for these titles.”The economic crisis has devastated news media around the world, with dozens of Australian newsrooms closed and hundreds of journalists losing their jobs in recent months.While Australia had curbed the virus and began easing restrictions in June, a serious outbreak in Melbourne in recent weeks has cast a pall over its recovery.Bauer cited data from Nielsen AdQuest showing the COVID-19 lockdowns caused a nearly 40-percent drop in media advertising expenditure in Australia from March to April, while it was down 33 percent in June compared to a year earlier.Bauer has resumed publication of its magazines in New Zealand, which has fully reopened its economy and resumed domestic travel after successfully containing COVID-19.Topics : Bauer Media is closing eight of Australia’s best-known magazines due to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, the publisher announced Tuesday, a month after it was bought by a private equity firm.The axed titles include the Australian editions of Harper’s Bazaar, Elle, InStyle, Men’s Health and Women’s Health.The German media conglomerate paused publication of many of its Australian and New Zealand magazines in May due to a drastic fall in advertising revenue caused by business closures and travel restrictions imposed to curb the spread of COVID-19.
NZ Herald 25 Feb 2013Ron Hay says the proposed law change redefining ‘marriage’ will have deep implications for society.…The proposed legislative change, however, is no light thing. To change the meaning of the primary relationship in adult life and the foundation stone of all human societies is momentous. For more than two millennia Western society has defined marriage as the lifelong union of one man and one woman. While some societies took longer than others to move from polygamy to monogamy, the complementarity of the two sexes has been seen as of the essence of marriage in every age and culture.Even societies notably tolerant or even encouraging of homosexual relations, such as ancient Greece, never contemplated equating such relationships with marriage.Redefining marriage to include same-sex unions is to turn our back as a nation not only on our own cultural heritage, but also on the legacy of wisdom from every age and from every society as to what makes for human wellbeing.Proponents of the change say there is no intention in this legislation to down-value heterosexual marriage and its linkage to the nurture of children. The good of marriage is simply being extended to homosexual couples as well. And therein lies the major problem. Marriage is not just being stretched, it is being redefined, and with that comes major loss.What is happening is not the creation of a new all-inclusive term to embrace both heterosexual and same-sex unions.Instead, the two types of relationship, which we currently distinguish, are to be conflated under the term “marriage” which till now has applied to only one.So how will currently married couples feel when they no longer have a term which describes what is distinctive about their relationship?As British commentator Andrew Goddard points out, the force of this is at present hidden from us because we still distinguish these two relationships with qualifiers such as “same-sex”, “opposite sex” and “homosexual/heterosexual”. But the proposed legislation won’t create a new category with a new name – “same-sex marriage” as distinct from “opposite-sex marriage”. Instead, it will do away with the old category and give its name to a quite different new category – “marriage” as a new gender-blind institution. Are there good grounds for such a momentous change? The whole case for change rests on the call for equal treatment for homosexual couples. But equality under the law has already been granted with the legislation for civil unions. As this legislation was being introduced only a few years ago, a number of politicians including then Prime Minister Helen Clark assured us there was no need (or intention) to change the nature of marriage.Tim Barnett, the mover of the bill, said “The Civil Union Bill is an acceptable alternative; marriage can remain untouched.”http://www.nzherald.co.nz/opinion/news/article.cfm?c_id=466&objectid=10867488
LOS ANGELES >> The trade deadline passed on Thursday, and the Lakers’ roster mostly looks the same.Pau Gasol survived yet another round of trade discussions and will remain a Laker. Jordan Hill also will stay on the team despite the Lakers holding various conversations with the Brooklyn Nets, Dallas Mavericks, Cleveland Cavaliers and Phoenix Suns about shipping them. Same with seldom-used center Chris Kaman. But with the Lakers nearly guaranteed to miss the playoffs for the first time since 2005, they hardly took the steps they hoped leading into the deadline in making the first steps toward a significant rebuilding process. The Lakers walked away from the trade deadline without any additional draft picks for this year’s star studded class. Nor did the Lakers fall below the luxury tax threshold, a move that could’ve helped them avoid the so-called “repeater’s tax.”The Lakers traded Steve Blake to the Golden State Warriors Wednesday night for two seldom-used point guards in Kent Bazemore and MarShon Brooks, a cost-cutting move that saved the Lakers about $4 million in combined salary and luxury taxes. But the Lakers’ payroll remains at $76.9 million and the luxury tax threshold stays at $71.7 million. That leaves the Lakers vulnerable for the repeater tax, a penalty that applies to teams that spend over the luxury tax in four of five seasons since the NBA’s new labor deal was constructed in 2011. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak has said such cost-cutting measures were hardly a “driving force.” The Lakers had talked with Gasol to the Phoenix Suns, but they were only intent on shipping him if it entailed receiving draft picks. The Lakers had no interest in ridding Gasol’s $19.3 million million contract without any additional assets. Still, the Lakers only have one first-round pick, their first since 2007.Follow the latest on the Lakers on Mark Medina’s Inside The Lakers blog.