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

Indonesia lost 130 doctors, 92 nurses to COVID-19, medical association says

first_img #wearmask More medical workers have lost their lives to the coronavirus as the number of cases continues to grow at an alarming rate in Indonesia.The Indonesian Medical Association (IDI) announced on Saturday that 130 doctors had died of COVID-19. IDI mitigation team deputy head Ari Kusuma Januarto expressed his concerns over the increased mortality rate of medical workers.“Although the government has created awareness about the importance of complying with health protocol, the number of health worker deaths continues to increase rapidly,” he said.  Read also: IDI urges better protection for medical workers as five more doctors die of COVID-19He said that this phenomenon proved that the public was both ignorant to the health protocols and did not care about health workers’ safety.Ari added that losing more health workers would create disadvantages to the country’s healthcare system.Ari said Indonesia was among the countries with the lowest number of doctors, as one doctor had to serve around 3,000 people. Losing more health workers would disrupt the healthcare services in Indonesia, both for COVID-19 and non-COVID-19 patients.Sonny Harry B Harmadi, the national COVID-19 task force member heading the behavioral change division, raised a similar issue, noting that Indonesia had a limited number of doctors and health workers.“If we don’t stop the transmission, the number of cases will continue to increase. With limited facilities, we’re going to face a [serious] problem,” he said on Friday.That being said, the task force has embarked on an awareness program called the 3M Health Protocol, with 3M referring to menggunakan masker (mask-wearing), mencuci tangan (hand-washing) and menjaga jarak (social distancing). The program involves collaboration with the National Population and Family Planning Board (BKKBN).The protocols are considered to be effective at preventing person-to-person transmission of COVID-19.Indonesia has seen a continuously rising number of confirmed cases since March. As of Sunday, the country recorded 303,498 cases with 228,453 recoveries and 11,151 deaths. (jes) Topics :center_img According to the IDI data, 67 of the fallen doctors were general practitioners, 61 were specialist doctors and two were residents. Nine of them were also professors.Physician deaths were reported from IDI branches in 18 provinces and 61 regencies.Dentists and nurses also lost their lives to the coronavirus.The Indonesian Dentists Association (PDGI) has reported that nine dentists have died from the disease. Meanwhile, the Indonesian Nurses Association (PPNI) has revealed that 92 nurses have lost their lives in the fight against the pandemic.last_img read more

LME recommends higher penalties for noncompliance of employee pay rights

first_imgSir David Metcalf, director of labour market enforcement (LME), has released the first annual strategy report setting out his recommendations for improving state-led enforcement of employee rights.In United Kingdom Labour Market Enforcement Strategy 2018/19, he suggests that employers should be subject to more regular prosecution and higher penalties for non-compliance.According to data published by the Office for National Statistics (ONS), it is estimated that 342,000 jobs, 1.2% of all employee jobs, were paid below the National Living Wage (NLW) in 2017.Research also suggests that total unpaid wages in 2016 amounted to £3.1 billion. Over half of this (£1.8 billion) is the result of unpaid holiday pay. £4.5 billion is thought to be misappropriated from agency workers annually, with £2.5 billion due to unpaid holiday pay.Referrals to the National Referral Mechanism (NRM) have increased from 899 in the third quarter of 2016, to over 1,300 in the third quarter of 2017. Labour exploitation accounted for 48% of these referrals.The report identifies key risk sectors for labour exploitation, which include agriculture, care, hospitality and construction.Metcalf states that a compliance-focused approach is premised on the idea that many violations of employment regulations are made in error. He suggests that an effective solution would be to offer greater information, clarity, education and support from the various enforcement bodies.To improve the deterrence approach, which tackles deliberate violations, Metcalf recommends raising the regularity of investigations and the scale of financial penalties. Currently, employer penalties for non-compliance to the National Minimum Wage (NMW) are, on average, around £110 per worker. Employer fines following NMW prosecution tend to sit below £5,000. Some employers are simply factoring these numbers in as part of their wider business models.He notes that government expenditure on enforcement bodies has risen significantly, from approximately £25 million to £33 million over the last year. However, he states that the Employment Agency Standard (EAS) Inspectorate, which has nine inspectors covering an estimated 18,000 employment agencies, is under-resourced.Metcalf feels that an increase in penalty fares might aid this effort to provide more funding to the EAS.The report identifies several gaps in the current processes for labour market enforcement. For example, Metcalf suggests that a state body be given the responsibility of regulating holiday pay. He also notes that, now that it is possible to prosecute the failure to keep adequate records as a standalone offence, Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC) should do so regularly.Metcalf concludes: “Naturally, I am keen that those elements of this strategy that are accepted by the government are implemented in a timely fashion. I believe that urgent action is needed to address problems and gaps in labour market enforcement. Some will inevitably require legislation, and hence will take longer to implement, but others ought to be simpler to take forward. I therefore intend to be proactive in working with the relevant governmentdepartments and the three enforcement bodies in an effort to take these forward, such that I can report on progress by the time of my next [report] in 2019.”last_img read more