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In these hectic times, snacking on the go has come into its own. But as our lifestyles gather speed, driven by the need to tweet every time we boil the kettle, the need for fast food solutions that keep pace grows ever more acute. Sometimes one yearns for a 120psi cannon to fire food straight into one’s face.Thankfully, such dreams have crossed over into reality, with one Youtube video showing ’product launching’ taken to its logical conclusion. The Cupcake Cannon offers a somewhat less dainty way of consuming a cupcake than politely nibbled with an afternoon tea. See t-shirt brand Johnny Cupcakes’ cupcake cannon video here: bit.ly/bVoArI.The concept is about to go mainstream with the return of Wallace & Gromit yes, they’re back and they’re baking, this time as the face of nPower Energy’s World Cup-themed advertising. Wallace has devised a cannon to distribute pies to a stadium crowd, but it goes out of control, leading to a splendid Maradona ’Hand of God’ pun: bit.ly/9FIVro.
Jadranka Primorac, member of the Management Board of Sv. Katarina: Medical and health tourism is an opportunity to position Croatia in the world
The strength of the tourism brand that we have should be used for additional positioning in the health tourism market. Foreign tourists do not have a generally developed trust in the Croatian health care system, but they base it on individual experiences, which is not nearly enough for a larger number of foreign patients. As Croatia is becoming an increasingly desirable and popular tourist destination, this moment should be used and given added value because the effects of tourism are not only the effects on the commercialization of success through the hotel, marina or camps, ie “sun and sea” but it should be much wider. For all of us who “live” medical tourism, there are situations where patients coming from countries where the perception of Croatia is somewhat worse remain surprised to learn that here they can get even better service than at home, often at a price that is 2-3 cheaper than with them. , and in addition discover many other beauties, from natural phenomena, cultural heritage to gastronomy. It is absurd that out of 19 million foreign tourists who visited Croatia last year, the number of those who came for treatment is at the level of statistical error.- Jadranka Primorac, member of the Management Board of Sv. Catherine The growth of such demand for health and medical tourism services in the world is mostly generated by the crisis in the health systems of developed countries, high prices of health services, long waiting lists, and the general trend of population aging. The latest estimates from the European Commission show that in Europe, by 2040, the population over the age of 65 is expected to increase to 26% of the total population, so the growth in demand for health solutions outside their home countries will become even more important. Building an attractive and sustainable destination for medical and health tourism requires a long-term strategy and action plan For example, in the new programming period, the use of financial resources from EU funds allocated for health care should be enabled not only to public institutions but also to private health care institutions, as is the case in other regulated EU countries. Also, in order for healthcare to become a desirable segment of investment, it must be allowed to use the benefits of the Investment Promotion Act, which is not the case now. The global growth of the health and medical tourism industry is estimated at 15-20% per year, and by 2025 it is estimated to be over $ 120 billion. The specificity of health and medical tourism, ie what puts it in the sphere of real economic activity, is precisely its multiplicity, since it runs many different sectors, and medical tourists spend up to 30% more than traditional tourists. Photo: Sv. Catherine In order to make a new step forward in Croatia and develop health tourism with individual activities and efforts of individual health care institutions, stronger state support is needed, primarily through defining and implementing clear rules that apply equally to all businesses in Croatia. Croatia is just waking up when it comes to medical and health tourism, but it has great potential, because above all we have medical excellence, great doctors, some with an international reputation, and a safe destination, which is crucial. There is a whole market of tourists who adore Croatia, and who probably do not even think of finding a solution to their health problems in Croatia. In their minds, there is no connection between Croatia as a summer destination and Croatia as an affordable solution for obtaining quality health care. It is absurd that out of 19 million foreign tourists who visited Croatia last year, the number of those who came for treatment is at the level of statistical error. The impact on Croatia’s reputation in this synergy of health and tourism is invaluable and it represents a completely different positioning of Croatia in the world, not only related to natural beauty, but also gives it added value based on knowledge. For example, Slovenia and Hungary have long ago privatized or put into public-private function all their health resorts and completely renovated them from EU funds, which was also the recommendation of the European Commission, which strongly advocates public-private partnerships. support for a more efficient private cannot initiate or complete projects. Global changes in this type of tourism are happening extremely fast, so we must not give in to the elements, but we must get involved and know how to deal with them, which means much greater involvement of the state and all other stakeholders than before. If we look at the surrounding countries, I am sure that with a good marketing strategy we can redirect 30% of patients who come to neighboring Hungary or Poland, for example, to Croatia. Let’s not forget that Croatia also has great potential in health tourism. Furthermore, the Croatian National Tourist Board and the Ministry of Tourism already have developed promotion and sales channels, which need to be modernized and adapted to add new facilities and services that the health sector can help them develop. Nothing will happen by itself but precisely because of innovative and creative individuals and companies who listen to what the medical tourism market is looking for and consider how to improve their offering by creating high quality content. Author: Jadranka Primorac, B.Sc. oec., member of the Management Board of the Special Hospital Sv. Catherine
Roberto Soldado and Erik Lamela were among the goalscorers as Tottenham thrashed Celtic 6-1 in Saturday’s friendly in Helsinki. A flurry of goals early in the second half saw Jonathan Douglas and Andre Gray put the home team 2-0 up and Palace then draw level through Glenn Murray and Marouane Chamakh. Moses Odubajo subsequently notched the winner. A Stoke XI drew 0-0 at Burton and West Brom went down 1-0 at Nottingham Forest courtesy of a Matty Fryatt goal. Charlie Austin and Junior Hoilett scored a brace apiece in QPR’s 4-0 win at Shamrock Rovers, while summer recruit Marvin Sordell’s effort steered Burnley to a 1-0 triumph at Blackpool. Leicester drew 1-1 at Preston, with Liam Moore’s goal cancelled out by a Tom Clarke header. Aston Villa slumped to a 4-1 defeat away against Dutch side Groningen after conceding two goals in the opening eight minutes. Both of those were scored by Tjaronn Chery, and Jarchinio Antonia then made it 3-0 on the half-hour. Charles N’Zogbia responded with a free-kick with around 15 minutes to go, but Groningen were not done and Dino Islamovic added their fourth in the last few seconds. Competing in the same Schalke Cup tournament as Newcastle, West Ham drew 0-0 with the host club at the Veltins Arena before triumphing 7-6 on penalties. The Hammers had survived a few scares during the 90 minutes, with their German opponents hitting the woodwork twice. Midfielder Lamela – who, like Soldado, is looking to bounce back after a disappointing first season with the London club – made it 4-1 just before the hour mark. And a Christian Eriksen free-kick and Emmanuel Adebayor penalty wrapped up the rout in the last 10 minutes, while Celtic’s misery was compounded by a red card for Efe Ambrose – his second this week, having been dismissed in Wednesday’s Champions League qualifier against Legia Warsaw. Newcastle, playing at Schalke’s Veltins Arena, conceded three goals in 18 first-half minutes en route to a 3-1 loss to Spanish side Malaga. Sergi Darder opened the scoring in the 25th minute with a long-range strike that went in off the woodwork. Samu Castillejo volleyed in at the far post in the 32nd minute and the same man then netted a deflected effort towards the end of the half before Gabriel Obertan fired in a consolation on the hour. Summer signing Bafetimbi Gomis was on the scoresheet for Swansea as they beat Reading 3-1 at the Madejski Stadium. The France striker provided a cool finish to seal the victory in the second half. Wayne Routledge had earlier – after Wilfried Bony crashed a penalty against the crossbar – scored twice in three minutes to put the Swans in charge, with the hosts replying through a Nick Blackman wonderstrike. Crystal Palace suffered a 3-2 defeat at Championship newcomers Brentford. Spurs raced into a 2-0 lead thanks to efforts from frontmen Harry Kane and Soldado in the fourth and 11th minutes respectively. Jamie Lindsay pulled a goal back for Celtic in the 43rd, but a minute later Lewis Holtby restored the two-goal cushion and Tottenham kept the momentum going after the break. Press Association
16 November 2015“Sport is a significant part of any nation’s culture, leisure time, health and education,” said Sport and Recreation Minister Fikile Mbalula at the launch of the inaugural National Sports Week on 13 November.“When integrated into the broader framework of development, sport constitutes an important tool for advancing sustainable development in the different sectors of society.”National Sports Week will take place from today till 22 November. As part of South Africa’s National Development Plan, sport is recognised as a pillar to promoting social cohesion. It also acts as a catalyst for nation building.#NationalSportsWeek2015 logo: Discussion, Showcase, Engage, Honour pic.twitter.com/sk4XprWFTM— Dep. Sport & Rec (@SPORTandREC_RSA) November 13, 2015Sport, said the minister, had gained the attention of countries as a key contributor to attaining government priorities, with global leaders recognising that sport touched every aspect of a nation’s ethos.“Over the past decade, United Nations agencies, international sports federations, international non-governmental organisations and grassroots organisations have been using sporting events as tools for social development and peace,” the minister said.The aim of National Sports Week is to boost the development of sports; drive business through sport; and to foster open communication as a way to overcome the challenges confronting the sporting fraternity.Minister @MbalulaFikile unpacking the itinerary of #NationalSportsWeek2015 pic.twitter.com/5Htbfmzgkk— Dep. Sport & Rec (@SPORTandREC_RSA) November 13, 2015EventsAccording to the department, the following events will be taking place during National Sport Week:National Sport Business Exhibition: 14 to 17 NovemberInternational Sport Exchange Conference: 15 to 19 NovemberMinisterial Golf Day: 21 NovemberSouth African Sport Awards: 22 NovemberThe department will also provide sporting equipment to local sport clubs and various schools in Welkom, Hanover, Botshabelo, Kroonstad and Thaba Nchu.Source: South African Government News Agency
By BEN HARRISQueensland will have a chance to defend their women’s open crown from 2012 as they won the second State of Origin match against New South Wales on Saturday morning at Sunshine Coast Stadium.However, the 8-3 win has come at a cost with key player Kim Sue See injuring herself after she had scored Queensland’s fifth touchdown.Sue See was escorted off the field by medical staff and did not return to the field.Although it seemed to not have mattered that she was missing as Queensland hammered the southern neighbours by five touchdowns.It was Queensland’s biggest winning margin in the women’s open division, beating a 26-year record that was set in their 5-1 victory on the Gold Coast.Queensland got out to a 2-0 lead with touchdowns to Catherine Sargent and Jemma Mi Mi.New South Wales fought back with back-to-back touchdowns in two minutes to level the scores at half-time.The visitors hit the lead for the first time when Louise Winchester scored her third touchdown of the series.However that was the last joy for New South Wales as Queensland’s Peta Rogerson, Brooke Walker and Sue See stepped up.Walker was the first to score then Sarah Spacie put Queensland back in front at 4-3.Sue See scored then was taken off before the job was finished off by Spacie, Hayley Maddick and Kate McCarthy as they scored touchdowns.The third game will be played at 4.15pm today.QUEENSLAND 8 (Sarah Spacie 2, Brooke Walker, Catherine Sargent, Hayley Maddick, Kim Sue See, Jemma Mi Mi, Kate McCarthy touchdowns) def NEW SOUTH WALES 3 (Samantha Rodgers, Kristin Boss, Louise Winchester touchdowns). HT: 2-2; Division tied 1-1.There are plenty of ways to keep up-to-date with all of the latest results, news and information from the 2014 State of Origin. The Touch Football Australia and State of Origin websites will be updated regularly throughout the event with all of the latest information and can be found by clicking on the links below: www.soo.mytouchfooty.com www.touchfootball.com.au All of Touch Football Australia’s social media pages will be regularly updated throughout the NYC event, so be sure to ‘like’ and ‘follow’ us by clicking on the links below. Facebook – www.facebook.com/touchfootballaustralia Twitter – www.twitter.com/touchfootyaus (be sure to use the hashtag #soo2014) Instagram – www.instagram.com/touchfootballaustralia (be sure to use the hashtag #soo2014) The TFA YouTube channel will also have highlights and live games streamed throughout the event. Please click on the link below to be taken to the channel, and be sure to become a subscriber to the channel – www.youtube.com/touchfootballausPlease note, the link for the Open’s games by television production company, Power Productions – https://new.livestream.com/powerproductions/2014stateoforiginseriesRelated LinksSOO Women’s open 2
Slip Cup New Idea Beer PongLet’s face it – beer pong, for as fantastic a tailgating game as it is, is also a bit unhygienic. Players throw ping-pong balls onto the ground, clean them off with dirty water, and then drink the beer they’ve come in contact with. After you’ve played a while, you get used to it. But apparently, you no longer have to. Five friends from Connecticut have invented the “Slip Cup”, which sits on top of each cup, blocking the balls from hitting the beer. They also don’t interfere with gameplay at all – they’re basically smaller versions of the normal cups you already use. It’s a genius idea. KickstarterThe Slip Cup is trying to raise $70,000 on Kickstarter to get the product into major retailers. So far, they’ve racked up just over $13,000.Here’s the video from the Kickstarter page. Needless to say, this is a game-changer both for tailgating and house parties. Would you buy one?[Patch]
LAWRENCE, KS – NOVEMBER 24: A general view during the game between the Rider Broncs and the Kansas Jayhawks at Allen Fieldhouse on November 24, 2014 in Lawrence, Kansas. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)Get ready college basketball fans. It is March, which means Madness is right around the corner. Before it’s time to fill out our NCAA Tournament brackets, however, we have the conference tournaments, which can be amazing events in their own right.The Big 12 has been arguably the best and most competitive league in college basketball this year, and the conference tournament kicks off next Wednesday, March 9, at 6 p.m., with the No. 8 and No. 9 seeds playing on ESPNU. Seeding for the tournament isn’t set yet, but we have an idea of how things will shake out when the Big 12 standings are set on Saturday.With Monday night’s domination of the Texas Longhorns, Kansas has clinched the No. 1 seed in the tournament. The Jayhawks face the winner of the 8 vs. 9 game, currently slated to be Kansas State vs. Oklahoma State.There is a large gap between the top seven teams in the conference, and the bottom three. Texas Tech, currently No. 7, is 8-8 in the league, four games ahead of Kansas State. Oklahoma State and TCU each have 14 conference losses.The tournament will take place at the Sprint Center in Kansas City, Mo.Wednesday’s first round games will be broadcast on ESPNU. On Thursday, the first two games will be on ESPNU, and the second two will be on ESPN2. Friday’s games are on ESPN2, and Saturday’s championship game will be broadcast on ESPN at 5 p.m.Here is the bracket, which includes the tournament schedule, via the Big 12’s official website. The Big 12 standings won’t be finalized until after Kansas plays Iowa State at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 5.More Big 12 Tournament notes:Iowa State won the 2015 Big 12 Tournament, defeating Kansas 70-66 in the final. The Cyclones also won the 2014 tournament, topping the Baylor Bears in the final.Kansas, winner of 12 straight Big 12 conference regular season titles, last won the tournament in 2013, blowing out Kansas State 70-54.Big 12 Tournament tickets are available at StubHub.Kansas will enter the tournament as a favorite, but Baylor, Iowa State, Texas, and West Virginia have all been very strong this year, and will vie for the Big 12 championship. We can’t wait for things to kick off from Kansas City.Information on the ACC Tournament is available here, and learn about the Big Ten Tournament here.
OTTAWA – Bob Zimmer, M.P. for Prince George-Peace River-Northern Rockies and Damian Collins, M.P. in the U.K., have sent a joint letter to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg.Zimmer is Chair of the Standing Committee on Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics and Collins is Chair of the UK Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee.The letter to Zuckerberg requests that he appears before an international committee formed by Zimmer and Collins to examine disinformation and ‘fake news’. The hearing on Tuesday, November 27 at the Westminster Parliament, will allow collaborative scrutiny by members of the national committees of both the British and the Canadian Parliaments in their studies into digital policy including disinformation, digital vulnerabilities, and the potential threats to democracies.Other parliaments are also being invited to attend the session.Both committees have separately requested Zuckerberg to appear before their respective committees to discuss the breach of personal information involving Cambridge Analytica and Facebook, as well as subsequent breaches. However, none of these previous requests were successful.In a statement, M.P. Bob Zimmer said, “We have asked Mr. Zuckerberg to appear at our committees several times and expect him to show respect for both of our great nations by appearing at this hearing to answer for his platform’s practices.”Both Zimmer and Collins would like to receive a response from Zuckerberg by November 7.
DAWSON CREEK, B.C. – The Farmers Advocate Office is currently seeking participants to fill out an evaluation survey.On behalf of the Peace River Regional District, MNP LLP is conducting an evaluation survey on the Farmers Advocate Office as an independent third party.The Regional District says this evaluation is to determine if the FAO is performing as expected and assess if changes and improvements to services are needed. “This evaluation requires input from all the stakeholders and landowners in the region who have interactions with the oil and gas industry are encouraged to participate in this survey.”The survey takes approximately five to ten minutes to complete, depending on the amount of detail you provide.All responses must be submitted by Wednesday, December 12.The survey can be accessed at the following link: https://form.simplesurvey.com/f/l/northeast-landowner