Istria is a leader in tourismThanks to its geographical position, diverse natural beauties and rich tourist offer, the County of Istria has been the absolute ruler for many years in terms of the number of overnight stays. The most important tourist centers of the County of Istria, in which more than two million overnight stays were realized in 2016, are Rovinj (3,3 million), Poreč (2,9 million) and Medulin (2,4 million). The popularity of Istria is evidenced by the fact that the three cities with the highest number of overnight stays per capita are in that county, namely Funtana (1), Tar-Vabriga (667) and Vrsar (803). Dubrovnik with the most overnight staysDubrovnik, a city that was included on the UNESCO World Heritage List due to its cultural heritage in 1979, with 3,4 million overnight stays in 2016, ranks first in the number of overnight stays in Croatia. According to the type of accommodation, out of the total number of realized overnight stays last year, most of them were realized in hotels (55,3%), followed by rooms, apartments and holiday homes (37,0%). The highest number of overnight stays in 2016 was recorded by tourists from the United Kingdom (21,7%), followed by tourists from France, the USA and Germany (6,8% each).Cruises in increasing numbersThe beauty and uniqueness of the Croatian coast is evidenced by the data relating to cruises of foreign ships, which come in increasing numbers. Namely, the number of days spent by foreign cruise ships in the territorial sea of Croatia in 2016, with a total of 1 days of stay, more than doubled compared to 813. Also, in 2006, 2016 million passengers were recorded on foreign cruise ships, which is as much as 1,1% more than in 82,7.That Croatia is recognized as a top destination charted on the route of many foreign cruise ships is shown by an increase of 46,0% in 2016 compared to ten years earlier. Last year, the largest number of cruises was made by ships flying the flag of the Bahamas (26,3%) and Malta (21,5%), while the largest number of passengers arrived by ships flying the flag of Italy (32,5%) and the Bahamas (20,4%). ). Tourists come more individually Tourists, both foreign and domestic, mostly choose the individual way of arrival. In 2016, out of a total of 15,6 million tourist arrivals, 61,3% came individually and 38,7% organized, through travel agencies. The average number of overnight stays per arrival in 2016 for foreign tourists was 5,2, and for domestic still slightly less, 3,3. Rooms, apartments and holiday homes are most in demand In 2016, out of the total number of realized overnight stays of tourists in commercial accommodation, 45,5% of them were realized in rooms, apartments and holiday homes, in which domestic tourists realized 40,3% and foreign 46,0% overnight stays. This is followed by overnight stays in hotels (23,6%), followed by camps (22,4%). The number of tourist arrivals and overnight stays, observed since 2001, has been continuously increasing. During 2016, more than 15,6 million tourists came to Croatia, which is almost twice as many as in 2001, when 7,9 million came. The structure of tourist arrivals in commercial accommodation in 2016 was dominated by foreign tourists, with a share of 88,5%, which is approximately the same as when we also look at data from fifteen years ago, during which the share of foreign tourists ranged more than 80%.The situation is similar in the observed period in relation to tourist nights, of which an impressive 2016 million were recorded in 78,0, which is as much as 79,8% more than in 2001, when 43,4 million of them spent the night. The share of foreign tourists in the structure of overnight stays has hovered around 90% over the years. The Germans have been convincingly our most loyal guests for yearsIf we observe the arrivals and overnight stays of tourists to the country of residence, the Germans have been convincingly our most loyal guests for years. Since 2001, they have been absolute record holders, accounting for a fifth (17%) of the total number of overnight stays in 21,9 with more than 2016 million overnight stays. They are followed by Slovenes, with just over 7,1 million, and Austrians, with 6,5 million overnight stays. The Germans not only come to us at night in large numbers, but in 2016 they were also in first place in terms of the average number of nights per arrival, which was 7,5. What we can still conclude about unsere Gäste, is that of all parts of Lijepa Naša, they like to spend the night in places on the coast, where in 2016 they spent as much as 96,5% of the total number of overnight stays of tourists from Germany. Arrivals and overnight stays in continuous growth If we move away from the economic aspect, what is it that makes tourism so attractive? Adventure, exploration of the unknown, escape from everyday life – all these are the drivers that have brought this economic activity the status it deserves. Croatia, the land of a thousand islands, a small country for a big vacation ie a country full of life, has been charting its tourist path since the 19th century. That it is one of the most popular European tourist destinations is evidenced by the indicator of tourism intensity, according to which in 2015 Croatia with 16,9 overnight stays per capita was in second place in the group of EU-28 countries, just below Malta, which has the highest number of overnight stays per capita – 20,8 of them. On the occasion of today’s World Tourism Day, the Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS) published an overview of data in the field of tourism from 2001 until today.Tourism is one of the fastest growing industries, and its importance as a driver of many changes is unquestionable. Therefore, it is not surprising that this “pillar of the economy” of many countries around the world got its day, almost forty years ago. Its celebration was initiated by the World Tourism Organization back in 1979 to further strengthen awareness of its importance and the need for continuous investment in development activities in this segment, monitoring trends and adapting to them. September 27, the time of year when the main tourist season ends in the northern hemisphere and begins in the southern hemisphere, was symbolically chosen as the date of the celebration, and this year it will be celebrated worldwide under the motto “Sustainable tourism, an instrument of development” Source: CBS
Share Share Sharing is caring! Share 30 Views no discussions Premature deaths are now more likely to occur in adolescence and early adulthood than in childhood, a new global report claims.The study in The Lancet looked at data from 50 countries – rich, middle-income and poor – over 50 years.It found that while mortality had fallen overall, rates were now relatively higher in teenagers and young adults, than in young children.Violence, suicide and road accidents are being blamed.Disease downThe new study shows death rates among young people have fallen dramatically over the last 50 years across the globe.Mortality in children aged one to nine has fallen by between 80% and 93%, thanks largely to fewer deaths from infectious disease.Death rates have not been dropping as fast among teenagers and young adults.In young men aged 15-24, mortality has dropped between 41% and 48%, again largely because of success in combating disease.But ‘injury’, be it violence, suicide or road accidents, has emerged as the biggest killer of young men in all regions, and the biggest killer of young women in rich and eastern European countries.Violent deaths are on the rise in both young men and women in real terms.This means that although mortality has fallen overall, it is now higher among teenagers and young adults than in children.Young men aged 15-24 are now two to three times more likely to die prematurely than young boys aged one to four, the researchers claim.“Modern life is much more toxic for teenagers and young people,” says Dr Russell Viner of University College London, who led the study. “We’ve had rises in road traffic accidents, rises in violence, rises in suicide which we don’t see in young children.“The teenage years were the healthiest time of our life. It’s no longer true.”Urban youngThis might not be the complete picture. The study doesn’t take into account the poorest countries from sub-Saharan Africa, because the data was not available, say the researchers.There are also regional variations. There was a peak in suicide rates observed during the post-communist countries in the late 1990s, for instance, while suicide rates have started to fall in rich countries in recent years.But Dr Viner says trends first seen in the West are now being seen in developing countries, as the move to cities brings benefits and risks to the urban young.“It seems that economic development, the move to cities, increasing urbanisation and social dislocation are actually quite toxic for our young people in terms of mortality,” he says.Co-author Dr Michael Resnick, of the University of Minnesota, told the BBC: “What is clear is that the greatest threats to young peoples’ health, outside of living in extreme poverty and in ‘hot zones’ of infectious disease and war, stem from the behaviours in which young people engage, and the contexts in which they find themselves.”He said governments had to focus “on violent neighbourhoods, extreme impoverishment and lack of access to fundamental resources and services, and the hopelessness that comes from utter lack of prospects and opportunity”.Source: BBC News Tweet HealthLifestyle Death rates ‘higher’ among young adults than children by: – March 29, 2011
C. Rosemary McFarland, 92, died peacefully in her home in Sun City West, AZ on Sunday, January 24, 2016 with her care-givers, daughter Kathy and son-in-law Richard, by her side.Rosemary was born on June 17, 1923 in Shelbyville, Indiana to Phil and Prudence Navarra, who proceeded her in death. She married Robert H McFarland on June 14, 1947, who died in December, 2007. Also proceeding her in death were siblings, Barbara, Phil Navarra, Jr. and Teresa Wenning; daughter-in-law, Sandy Jacobson (Pat) McFarland.Rosie was a member of St. Mary’s Church, Greensburg, and was the first female Eucharistic Minister there, a lector, and member of the Liturgy Planning Team. She was an active member of The St. Lawrence Auxiliary, Daughters of Isabella, and the Linger Awhile Home Ec. Club. She graduated from Greensburg High School in 1940 and received her RN license through St. Vincent’s Hospital, Indianapolis. As a nurse at Decatur County Memorial Hospital, she founded the Children’s Toy Chest. She served as a Girl Scout Leader and spent her days lovingly caring for her nine children. She enjoyed reading, playing cards with family, needle work, and cooking.Rosemary is survived by her children, Natalie (Alan) Armstrong, Indianapolis; Don (Carol) McFarland, Greensburg; Pat McFarland, Greenwood; Kathy (Richard) Whitmore, Sun City West, AZ; Prudence McFarland, Greensburg; Phil McFarland, Roanoke, VA; Tim McFarland, Greensburg; Anita (Dave) Kendall, Millhousen; Karen (Charlie) Hardesty, Beech Grove; 15 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; sisters Margherita Meyer, Rushville; Rita (Bob) Rust, Greensburg; many nieces and nephews.Family and friends will gather at 3:30 p.m. on Thursday at the funeral home to pray the rosary. Visitation will follow the rosary until 8:00 p.m. at the Porter-Oliger-Pearson Funeral Home in Greensburg.Funeral Services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, January 29, 2016 at the St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Greensburg with Rev. John Meyer officiating.Interment will be held in the St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery.Memorials may be made to the St. Mary’s Church Building Fund.Online condolences can be made to the family at www.popfuneralhome.com
The FCPA Flash podcast provides in an audio format the same fresh, candid, and informed commentary about the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and related topics as readers have come to expect from the written posts on FCPA Professor.This FCPA Flash episode is a conversation with David Simon (Foley & Lardner). In the episode, Simon discusses a disconnect between where FCPA compliance resources are being spent (specifically third-party issues and gifts, travel and entertainment) and where meaningful anti-bribery compliance progress can actually be made.While some may view the general discussion of cost-effective and difference-making FCPA compliance to be provocative, it is an essential conversation to have that impacts real companies competing in good faith in the global marketplace, often in the face of seemingly inconsistent and counterproductive enforcement agency guidance.FCPA Flash is sponsored by the Red Flag Group. The Red Flag Group assists companies in developing and maintaining efficient and effective corporate governance and compliance programs, and has a proven track record in providing integrity due diligence investigations in 194 countries.