Zagreb received its edition of the Time Out guide – Time Out Zagreb

first_imgThe new Zagreb edition of the magazine with as many as 208 color pages represents the capital of Croatia in all its best aspects. Also, Time Out Zagreb promotes numerous opportunities that Zagreb offers to foreign and domestic urban researchers, eager for diverse cultural, entertainment, oenological and gourmet experiences.  The magazine is edited and written by people based on their experiences, which gives special value to the same, and thus the popularity of the Time Out edition. As of this year, Zagreb has a new tourist guide in English as part of the world’s most famous tourist franchise guide Time Out. As part of the new Time Out Zagreb, there is a special, integrated one an article on health tourism in Zagreb as an extremely important and constitutive part of the growing tourist offer in the metropolis.  Martina Bienenfeld, director of the Zagreb Tourist Board, pointed out that this is just the beginning of cooperation, and that another edition of Time Out Zagreb will be released this year, and that the plan for the second year is to mark all four seasons through four Time Out Zagreb editions. . “Everything that happens in Zagreb deserves to be a part of this magazine. The best part is certainly that it is written by journalists based on real experiences, which allow the Croatian capital to have its own tourist story 365 days a year.Said Bienenfeld. Speaking about the diverse tourist offer, the director of the Bagatin Polyclinic Ognjen Bagatin He pointed out that Zagreb and Croatia can and deserve to be the top destinations for health tourism in Europe. He also emphasized that with quality communication we can attract tourists, educational centers and potential investors, with the most important being the togetherness and synergy of forces from the social, hotel, cultural and health segment. Time Out Zagreb joins other editions in Croatia this year: Time Out Istria, Time Out Rijeka and Time Out Croatia 2019. With this publication, Zagreb for the first time gets its special edition in the Time Out global media family of print and digital media, which is published in 58 countries and 315 cities with an audience of 242 million readers worldwide. Although today the digital platform is stronger, ie the online edition, certainly as well as a quality rich print edition has its value.  You can download the digital edition of Time Out Zagreb 2019 HERElast_img read more

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Don’t ‘misinterpret new normal’: Govt expects new team to meet health, economic goals

first_imgThe Industry Ministry also issued its own coronavirus guidelines that allowed factories to open amid the large-scale social restrictions, when the Quarantine Law actually stipulated a suspension of workplace activities.“There is no synergy between government ministries or agencies,” Enny said in a phone interview. “This is evident in the fact that very little of [the COVID-19 response budget] has been spent.”As the pandemic worsens, Bank Indonesia (BI) has forecast that domestic economic growth will contract by 4.8 percent year-on-year in the second quarter of 2020. The Finance Ministry expects the country to fall into recession in the third quarter of the year. Indonesia’s GDP growth fell to a 21-year low in the first quarter, at 2.97 percent year-on-year.President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo signed on Monday a presidential regulation to establish the team to optimize coordination between government ministries and agencies, said Airlangga.The team also comprises the Coordinating Minister of Maritime Affairs and Investment, the Coordinating Legal, Political and Security Affairs Minister, the Coordinating Human Development and Culture Minister, the Finance Minister and Home Minister.“The task is to oversee the national economic situation and COVID-19 developments, including the availability of test kits, vaccine and antibody production, as well as multilayered economic programs,” said Airlangga. Economic recovery “will take time”, he added.The economic recovery task force will map out sectors hit hardest by the pandemic and consult with other government ministries and regional administrations to design a program in response, said Budi, who also serves as deputy SOEs minster.Budi said on Monday the government would maintain the current national economic recovery policy, including social assistance. The government has allocated Rp 695.2 trillion (US$47.6 billion) for its COVID-19 response. The largest chunk of the budget is allocated for social safety net programs.“One of our main tasks is maintaining Indonesia’s economic growth,” said Budi. “We will maintain it by protecting jobs and people’s purchasing power.”With additional support from the team, the government is planning to step up its testing capacity to 30,000 specimens per day, according to Doni, who also serves as the head of the National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB). The government is currently testing around 20,000 specimens every day.The plan to increase testing is designed to better detect infected people as regional administrations have reported that 80 percent of confirmed cases show no symptoms.“We hope this collaboration can increase collective awareness and public compliance,” said Doni. “If compliance can improve, we hope the cases will decline.”Bhima Yudhistira, an economist at Indef, said on Monday that there should be no trade-off between public health and the economy if the government could speed up the disbursement of the COVID-19 stimulus, especially the social aid.“It is somewhat nonsensical to expect people to return to grocery stores and offices when the confirmed cases are still rising,” Bhima told the Post in a phone interview. “The urgent thing to do is to strike a balance between public health and the economy by getting the pandemic under control.”Topics : The government launched on Monday a new team to tackle both the public health and economic aspects of the COVID-19 pandemic as the country’s economy restarts amid a surge in cases.The National Economic Recovery and COVID-19 Response Team will be led by Coordinating Economic Minister Airlangga Hartato as chairperson and State-Owned Enterprises (SOEs) Minister Erick Thohir as executive chairperson.“We do not want the public to misinterpret the ‘new normal’ term by returning to their activities freely without complying with [public health] protocols. At the end of the day, the economy will suffer,” Erick told a virtual press briefing. The team will come up with an outline of a plan by Tuesday and submit it by Wednesday to the team chairman. Head of the economic recovery task force Budi Gunadi Sadikin and head of the COVID-19 response task force Doni Monardo will join the team to coordinate and integrate the country’s policies on handling the pandemic from the public health and economic aspects.The establishment of the new team comes at a time when Indonesia’s confirmed COVID-19 cases surged following the government’s decision to reopen the economy. Indonesia’s confirmed COVID-19 cases surpassed the official toll in China on Saturday, reaching 88,214 on Monday, with 4,239 dead.Enny Sri Hartati, an economist at the Institute for Development of Economics and Finance (Indef), said Indonesia needed better leadership rather than a new government team. The main problem hindering the country’s COVID-19 response was miscoordination between government ministries and regional administrations, she added.When the Jakarta administration was planning to suspend intercity and interprovincial buses in late March, for example, the then acting transportation minister Luhut Pandjaitan blocked the plan.last_img read more