Assemblymember Chris Holden’s Legislation to Regulate Prescription Medication Automatic Refills Passes Assembly

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“MAKE ME CARE” as the main philosophy in tourism

first_img“Make me care” is a well-known Disney philosophy, which is one of the basics in tourism, or should be because it is about service and care for guests.So at breakfast before the trip, ie leaving the Arena Hospitality Group Park Plaza Verudela in Pula, I received free coffee as a sign of attention with the sentence: “As you hit the road, we treat you to a coffee to stay awake and better monitor traffic. Happy journey and come to us again. “This is not about free coffee or money, but a sign of attention. A sign of attention I didn’t expect. They bought me forever with one “ordinary” coffee. In procurement with a “cost” of one kuna, if not less. This is called effective marketing.The people on the front line of defense are the hotel brand, not the Management. From receptionists, waiters, maids, etc.… they are the real brand of every hotel. And it is precisely this example that is proof of this thesis. That is why this whole situation about the lack of workers in tourism is both ridiculous and tragic. I wonder how we in Croatia got into a situation where people just fell on the scale of values ​​to the last line. The entire tourist system not only examined the last limits of extensibility, but consciously, with all the alarms and alarms, squeezed the gas to the end. The worker, ie the man who is the most valuable resource as well as the key to success in tourism, was at the very bottom of the value.That is exactly why the labor force problem arose. Due to poor working conditions, disrespect for workers, man as well as low wages. People are the key to success in tourism, and in Croatia they are still a cost, so it is imperative to find as cheap labor as possible. Preferably Filipinos, Indians… when we no longer have robots to replace people in hotels. The working atmosphere, respect and working conditions are more important than the amount of salary, but we have fallen at all levels. People are the key to success, and their performance can be above expectations if they are satisfied and happy with working conditions and salary levels. Also, if employees are satisfied with the working environment and atmosphere, they will not go to the competition for “100 kuna” higher salary.Most hoteliers would view this famous coffee as an expense rather than an investment. Of course, if we look at an excel spreadsheet from an office in London, certainly how bookkeeping that coffee is is an expense. But the excel spreadsheet has no emotions and experiences, and there is a big difference from tourism and the real estate business i.e. the tourism industry that watches and draws profits to its limits and then resell the real estate and go to a new locationThe best marketing is peopleTo make things funnier, they bought me one plain coffee.Last year we made over 100 million overnight stays, we had customers in our showroom, did we buy them? Have we met or exceeded their expectations? Have we sold them a story, ie given the motive for their arrival to return to the pre- and post-season? So the season is extended, our guests are there, in our controlled conditions. We just have to tell them the story and it’s nice to wrap up. Also, that’s how tourist spending goes up, you know the story of why there are chocolates and those “little things” right next to the cash register in supermarkets. When you have already spent hundreds of kunas, you still do not see those few kunas as a big expense.It is cheapest to return a strict guest, and that is imperative. Have as many returning guests as possible who are loyal. They are free, there is no cost of marketing and commission, and they are still our brand ambassadors. Of course, this is a long-term process, to complete the whole story, not a sure return on investment in two or three years. But it is also a question of what kind of investors we want in our tourism or what kind of tourism and tourist product we want to have.A sign of attention, the “Make me care” philosophy must be the basis of business in tourism. Let you care about the guests. Let them feel like people, not like numbers. That is exactly the message of this story. It is the best possible marketing, the cheapest and most efficient. People make a difference, while the quality of accommodation is understood according to the categorization of the hotel. And finally, as life sometimes tells strange stories that incredibly match and complement each other, just yesterday a friend called me to recommend him where to spend his summer in Pula. You know my answer – Park Plaza Verudela. Thus, the investment of one kuna is multiplied, all thanks to the people who are at the forefront of the defense of every hotel and the most important resource in tourism.last_img read more

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Carwiz, after Florida, opened a franchise at the third largest airport in the United States

first_img“Prošlotjednoj vijesti o otvaranju prve franšizne poslovnice u SAD-u pridružio se novi franšizni partner na Floridi čime smo nakon izlaska na američko tržište u svega tjedan dana ostvarili dvije partnerske suradnje i tako broj franšiznih partnerstva povećali na 16 država” stand out from Carwiz. Nakon prve poslovnice u Međunarodnoj zračnoj luci Orlando, u jugoistočnoj saveznoj državi Floridi, Carwiz se pozicionirao u jednom od najvažnijih američkih financijskih središta i trećoj najvećoj zračnoj luci u SAD-u, Miami International Airport. After breaking through on American market, which is a huge success, Carwiz continues to expand through a franchise model. Više o povijesnom uspjehu Carwiza i otvaranju prve franšizne poslovnice u SAD-u  saznajte u prilogu. RELATED NEWS:last_img read more

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East Java’s first Posyandu for people with disabilities opens in Malang

first_imgKen said the Posyandu was established because of the difficulty that people with disabilities in the area faced in accessing health services at community health centers (Puskesmas) and hospitals.He said disabled children and adults paid an average of Rp 200,000 (US$14.63) per medical examination, not including transportation costs, which could be very burdensome for low-income families.These hurdles led the village administration to take the initiative to work together with a number of related institutions – including disability advocacy group Lingkar Sosial (Linksos) Indonesia, the Lawang district Puskesmas, and the Radjiman Wediodiningrat psychiatric hospital – to establish the Posyandu.The Puskesmas helped provide the general practitioners, midwives and Posyandu volunteers; the psychiatric hospital contributed psychiatrists; while Lingksos provided business and marketing training. The village administration, meanwhile, lent its hall to be used as a venue for the Posyandu and also provided ambulances to offer shuttle services. Village officials, healthcare providers and disability advocates have teamed up to create East Java’s first integrated health services post (Posyandu), to help people with disabilities in Bedali village, Lawang district, Malang.The Posyandu – whose services include health examinations and medication, physiotherapy, counseling, parenting, arts and crafts training, as well as shuttle services – has been available at the Bedali village hall every first Thursday of the month since December, 2019, operating from 8 a.m. to noon.“These [services] are all free,” Posyandu head Ken Karta said at the post’s opening day last week, adding that the facility had 20 staff of different backgrounds, including psychiatrists, general practitioners, midwives and volunteers. Mustajab, a 39-year-old Bedali resident, who has a daughter with a disability, said that he felt lucky that the Posyandu was there and was located only 500 meters from his house. He said he previously had to go to the Lawang psychiatric hospital to get health services for his daughter. “It’s 9 kilometers from home. I spend about Rp 150,000 per visit,” he said.Siti Kotimah, 44, who also has a daughter with a disability, echoed Mustajab’s sentiments. She said the Posyandu was even better than the hospital because she could meet with friends there to share knowledge. It also offered training and shuttle facilities.“That’s what makes it different from Lawang psychiatric hospital,” she said.To access the services at the Posyandu, residents only need to fill in the waiting list form, have their weight and waist measured, and their blood pressure checked. A staff member will then ask about their health conditions over the past month, then a physician will examine them and provide medical advice, as well prescribe medications before they are finally examined by a psychiatrist. The health services are preceded by group exercise and play sessions and the Posyandu also provides training for people with disabilities to make floor mats.Ken said that since the Posyandu opened last December, the number of disabled people registered in the village’s social welfare information system next generation (SIKS-NG) had increased tenfold to 90 from nine.“Many were not registered in the SIKS-NG previously because their families were ashamed,” he said. “Some had even been excluded from their family cards [KK] for the same reason, making them ineligible for health services and insurance provided by the government.”“That’s why we proactively come to them. At the Posyandu everyone can get the same services regardless of their residence status,” he said, adding that Posyandu volunteers would help them get registered in the SIKS-NG and obtain ID cards.Ken said that Posyandu for people with disabilities could easily be established in other villages and subdistricts, as long as the respective local officials had the will to do so. Topics :last_img read more

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City residents told: ‘Clean as you go’

first_img“Clean as you go” or CLAYGO is apractice or policy of keeping one’s area clean and tidy at all times. ILOILO City – The SangguniangPanlungsod (SP) encourages residents, businesses and government offices tofulfil their civic duty of keeping this southern city clean. In support of the resolution, citygovernment officials led by Mayor Jerry Treñas signed a “commitment of support”after Monday’s flag-raising ceremony in front of city hall. Mayor Jerry Treñas spearheads the signing of a “pledge of commitment” in support to Resolution No. 2019-654 of the Sangguniang Panlungsod encourage the public to observe “Clean as You Go” – the practice of keeping one’s area clean and tidy at all times. Citing Section 1 of PresidentialDecree No. 825, the SP also encourages schools, commercial and industrialestablishments such as hotels, restaurants, hospitals, cinema houses, publicmarkets, department stores, groceries, food chains, kiosks, and workplaces toprovide sufficient trash bins and other facilities intended for clean-up. “Clean as you go,” it reminded them inResolution No. 2019-654 authored by Councilor Rudolph Jeffrey Ganzon andapproved late last year. People should take part in the cleaning process, it stressed. The public, whether locals andtourists, are also encouraged to dispose their garbage properly in trash binsto ensure a safe, healthy and cleaner environment./PN The SP resolution encourages people tomake cleaning a habit to avoid relying on street sweepers, janitors, citycleaners, waiters and waitresses to clean surroundings/premises.last_img read more

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Football News Seriton signs three-year deal with FC Goa

first_img Panaji: Defender Seriton Fernandes has signed a new long-term contract with FC Goa till the summer of2022.Seriton made his ISL bow in 2017/18 as a Gaur after the club picked him in the 7th round in the 2017 ISL Players Draft. He then went on to play a vital role in his first season in the club, establishing himself as the undoubtedfirst-choice in the right-back slot.He helped the club to semi-final appearances in both the Indian Super League and the Super Cup, a media releaseissued here said.”Goa is home for me. Playing for the people and wearing the crest is something I really take pride in. highlights To have the opportunity to play for the club is every Goan boy’s dream. And now to have the chance to extend my stay here wassomething I couldn’t say no to,” stated Seriton. FC Goa have had a sensational Indian Super League as they were able to make their way through to the finals. With defender Seriton Fernandes coming into the setup, FC Goa will be hoping to get better results and get their hands on the coveted trophy. Seriton carries a good experience at his back and will look to utilize it to the fullest during his stint with the franchise. (With Inputs: PTI) Defender Seriton Fernandes has signed a new long-term contract with FC Goa .FC Goa played Indian Super League 2018-19 finals.Seriton will look to utilize his experience with FC Goa.  For all the Latest Sports News News, Football News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

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Road to Riches wins Lexus Chase at Leopardstown

first_imgThe festive meeting continued at Limerick today.Today’s returns….12.35 – won by no.6 Vercingetorix 4/5f1.05 – won by no.5 Dromnea 10/31.35 – won by no.6 Character Actor 12/12.05 – won by no.1 Kitten Rock 4/5 f2.35 – won by no.9 The Mad Well 8/13.05 – won by no.2 Don Vincenzo 10/13.35 – won by no.5 Ryback Jack 8/1 The eagerly anticipated race was won by Road To Riches at a price of 4/1 and trained by Noel Meade.  On His Own (14-1) was second and Sam Winner (7-1) third.Lieutenant Colonel won the Grade One Christmas Hurdle  for Sandra Hughes.  The 4-to-1 shot came home 3-quarters of a length ahead of Jessica Harrington’s ‘Jetson’. Today’s results…12.20 – won by no.3 Identity Thief 7/412.50 – won by no.15 Usuel Smurfer 20/11.20 – won by no.4 Le Vent D’Antan 7/4 f1.50 – won by no.Lieutenant Colonel 4/12.20 – won by no.4 Shemshal 4/1 f2.55 – won by no.8, Road To Riches 4/13.25 – won by no.5 Up For Review 9/10 flast_img read more

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Meet Michael Jordan’s security guard John Michael Wozniak, who shined in ‘The Last Dance’

first_imgEpisodes 5 and 6 of ESPN’s documentary series “The Last Dance” aired Sunday and with it brought some amazing footage of Michael Jordan playing a quarter toss game with a security guard.The footage showed just how competitive Jordan got, even in something as silly as tossing quarters at a wall. It also showed how he was willing to gamble on literally anything involving competition and himself. The game was simple in nature: try to toss the quarter as close to the wall without hitting the wall. Wozniak passed away in January 2020 at the age of 69. During his life he spent a lot of time with Jordan, and the NBA superstar treated him well. “I traveled with Michael to every major city in the U.S., but I also went along with his family on vacations, to events, even all the way to Paris. All over the world,” Wozniak told Complex. “A tremendous bond was formed, and we took it seriously. I have a special relationship with Michael that I share to this day.”The late John Michael Wozniak tells the true story of what it was like working as one of Michael Jordan’s security guards. #TheLastDanceFULL STORY: https://t.co/pBDnb5hKaa pic.twitter.com/DnmAyGjsku— Complex Sneakers (@ComplexSneakers) April 28, 2020In the tribute video for Wozniak, many pictures can be seen with him and Jordan at various points in his career. Jordan Brand even created custom security jackets for Wozniak and his crew. He also told the time of when he and the rest of the security crew got Jumpan tattoos because Jordan said so. This security dude hit Michael Jordan with the Jordan shrug after winning at quarters! #TheLastDance pic.twitter.com/yxFs2kcVnm— Awful Announcing (@awfulannouncing) May 4, 2020After Jordan lost, the security guard hit the NBA star with his famous shrug pose.The real MVP#TheLastDance pic.twitter.com/cFzzdGOSYj— The Ringer (@ringer) May 4, 2020MORE: The best moments from ‘The Last Dance’His name wasn’t mentioned in the documentary, but that security guard is John Michael Wozniak.Wozniak was a Chicago police officer who joined the Chicago Police Department in 1970. He and a few others worked part-time at Chicago Stadium where they would work as security officers.”That’s how I got the opportunity to work with Michael and his entire family,” Wozniak told Complex in 2016. “Two other police officers had befriended Michael, and he wanted them to provide security for him when he’d have anything to do outside of being a Chicago Bulls superstar. These gentleman approached me. I had worked with them in organized crime department in the narcotics division, and they introduced me to Michael, and Michael said yes.last_img read more

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Cats dig down to win one for Coach D, capture West Kootenay Hoop Crown

first_imgJohnny Johnson and Oliver Cougur combined for 26 points to lead the Mount Sentinel Wildcats to an emotional 42-38 victory over the L.V. Rogers Bombers the final of the West Kootenay High School Junior Boy’s Basketball Championships Friday at the South Slocan-based school gymnasium.The win was the first time that most people can remember that a junior boy’s team from Mount Sentinel has defeated its district rivals to win the West Kootenay crown.“The team was carrying a heavy heart and feeling a lot of pressure to perform to the best of their ability in front of the school community in order to deliver on a promise to win this game for Coach D,” Mount Sentinel principal turned coach Glen Campbell said after the victory.Campbell along with Ken Wiens skippered the team after coach Blair D’Andrea died suddenly.A Celebration of life was held for D’Andrea at Mount Sentinel Thursday and Friday, after the WK tournament, at the LVR Hangar.“The difficulty for any team in this situation is being able to keep your mind focused on the task at hand as opposed to the outcome and the constant reminders of their beloved Coach,” Campbell added. The pressure was evident on the faces of the Wildcats early in the game as the visiting Bombers built up an early 23-7 lead in the second quarter.However, Mount Sentinel began chipping away at the margin and, once the hosts gained the momentum, there was nothing that was going to stop this juggernaut.“Filling in for Coach D was friend and colleague Ken Wiens who did a great job at keeping the guys settled down and focused on the moment so that a comeback was possible,” Campbell explained.“It finally materialized with about two minutes to go in the game before Mt. Sentinel took the lead for the first time and held on for a four point margin of victory.”Johnson topped all scorers with 16 points while Oliver Cougur added 10.Replying for the Bombers was Avery Kusher with 10 and S. Wang with 11.“In my 25 years of coaching experience in high school sports this will go down as one of my most rewarding days because the selfless gift that coaches give of their time felt like the team was able to pay that back a little in memory and tribute to Coach D and his Family,” said Campbell, who spoke on behalf of coach Blair D’Andrea during Friday’s Celebration of Life at the Hangar.“We all needed a feel good moment given the difficulty of dealing with his sudden loss to us all.”last_img read more

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Maggots: a sustainable animal feed

first_imgThe common housefly could be a bigfactor in easing the strain on natural marine resources, if the Drew brothers have their way. (Image: Shadowness)  MEDIA CONTACTS • Jason Drew  AgriProtein  + 27 21 422 1887 or +27 83 700 5255 RELATED ARTICLES • New bug leaps into history books • Malaria-proof mosquito a reality • Tanzania’s ‘butterfly effect’ • Pick n Pay greens seafood operationsEmily van RijswijckAn enterprising duo has developed a sustainable alternative to fishmeal and soya livestock feeds, in the process helping to ease the pressure on precious natural resources which are constantly under strain from the growing human population.Originally from the UK, brothers David and Jason Drew are now based in South Africa.For the last three years the two entrepreneurs have been researching the potential of protein-rich fly larvae or maggots as a natural replacement for soya and fishmeal, the two most commonly used sources of protein animal feed used by industrial farmers.Their Cape-based company AgriProtein produces maggot meal, a completely natural protein feed for animals. Maggot meal is obtained by harvesting fly larvae fed on organic waste just before the insects turn into pupae. To make one ton of the meal, about five tons of maggots are required.The larvae are dried and then processed into a fine rich brown powder, to be sold to farmers in 50-kilogramme bags.In terms of nutrient value the product matches that of fishmeal and is superior to soya.Research and developmentThe fly farm and production plant is based in Stellenbosch and for the moment is producing only for research and development purposes, confirms Jason Drew.The facility produces two tons of meal a week. Research is conducted with the help of the University of Stellenbosch‘s Animal Nutritional Department.“We plan to start up a full scale production plant in 2013, which will produce 28 tons per day of the dry product,” says Drew.The company intends to open plants in South Africa and Germany, the latter country because it is one of the world’s leading green nations.According to Drew, the demand for protein feed is almost limitless, and one of the biggest chicken producers in Germany is already showing keen interest.His only concern is whether AgriProtein will be able to keep up with the projected demand of over 2 000 tons per month.Should other countries show interest, the Drew brothers will consider rolling out the technology to them as well.So far, AgriProtein’s research has shown that larvae protein produces better weight gain and lower gizzard erosion scores than fishmeal. Gizzard erosion is a dietary deficiency disease affecting younger birds.Nutrient recyclingAt the heart of AgriProtein’s approach is a relatively new concept: nutrient recycling.Increases in global food demand and pressing environmental challenges have caused prices of both fishmeal and soya feeds to soar in recent years. Fishmeal, for example, has on average almost tripled in price since 2002, according to the IndexMundi data portal.Using organic waste to create a new source of protein – such as animal protein feed – is one way in which we can save the world’s declining fish resources, believes Drew.At the AgriProtein plant the flies are fed waste from abattoirs. This natural way of disposing of the waste also helps the suppliers to cut down on their costs. To ensure success of the venture, the company runs two programmes, for breeding and production.Under natural conditions one female fly can lay about 750 eggs a week and the larva increases in weight by over 400 times in just a few days.Maggots are harvested just before the pupal stage, or after about 72 hours. They are then dried, milled and packed. Because birds and fish eat larvae in the wild, the magmeal is easily digested.AgriProtein uses three types of flies: the common housefly (Musca domestica); the black soldier fly (Hermetia illucens) and the blow fly (Calliphoridae family), each of which prefers to break down a specific type of organic waste.The end product contains nine essential amino acids, according to the AgriProtein website.And that hint of fishmeal which is sometimes so detectable in battery-reared chickens will also be a thing of the past as maggot meal has a completely neutral taste and odour, Drew confirms.Amazing creaturesLike other insects the fly goes through three phases to reach adulthood: egg, larva, pupa and then adult.One of the most fascinating aspects of these creatures is the ammonia which is produced by fly larvae, a natural secretion used by the creatures to kill bacteria.In the AgriProtein plant the strong smell of ammonia is a by-product of the production process but one which the Drew brothers still plan to tap into as well.“We are looking at ways in which to harvest the ammoniated air to make a natural bleach,” says Drew.last_img read more

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