5th Family Accommodation Forum (FOS) announced

first_imgThe largest gathering of family accommodation or the 5th national “Family Accommodation Forum” (FOS) has been announced, which will take place on March 29-30.3.2019, XNUMX. in Split, in the Gripe Sports Center organized by the Croatian Chamber of Commerce and the Family Tourism Association of the Croatian Chamber of Commerce.This year’s FOS will present innovations in legislation and organize always up-to-date tax advice. Participants will be introduced to new trends and topics important for business improvement such as interior design, virtual promotion, business etiquette, nutrition, installment management, offer segmentation, adventure activities as additional services for guests.Presentations of work with agencies and online platforms will be presented. They will also discuss the importance of sustainable tourism with examples of good practice and the topic of security.As part of the Forum, an award ceremony will be held for the best micro and small entrepreneurs of family tourism in the action “Tourist flower – Quality for Croatia”.This year, too, a large exhibition space will be organized with the presentation of the offer of manufacturers and service providers relevant to family accommodation.PROGRAMME 5th FAMILY ACCOMMODATION FORUM, March 29-30.3.2019, XNUMX, Gripe Sports Center, Split FRIDAY, 29.3.2019.13:00 – 15:00Grand opening of the 5th Family Accommodation ForumCroatian Chamber of Commerce, Croatian National Tourist Board, Ministry of Tourism, City of Split, Split-Dalmatia County Tourist BoardAward ceremony “Tourist Flower – Quality for Croatia 2018.”A reminder of the winners of the EHHA Awards14:30 – 15:00Coffee break15:00 – 18:0015:00 Legislative changes and news for private renters – Ministry of TourismPresentation of the credit line of the Ministry of Tourism for private renters – Ministry of Tourism15:45 Loyalty to the guest as a condition of sustainable security in tourism – Ministry of Interior16:30 Tax position of household accommodation providers – Ljerka Markota, RRiF Plus17:30 Trends in family accommodation – Family tourism communitySATURDAY, 30.3.2019.10:00 – 15:0010:00 Presentation of Booking.com online platform10:30 Ecobnb – a platform for ecological accommodation facilities and sustainable tourism11:00 Doing business with travel agencies11:30 Additional activities for longer stay – Adventure Tourism Community11:30 – 12:15Coffee break12:15 – 15:0012:15 Private accommodation and luxury… why not? – Adriatic Concierge12:45 Little things make a big difference – Why are interior redesign and professional photography a smart investment? – Smart Art by Mia Sinovčić13:30 Serving the best breakfast – Chef Željko Neven Bremec, Association of Chefs of Mediterranean and European Regions14:00 Business communication – Anamarija Cicarelli, Interligo Counseling for small renters14:15 How to be a successful landlord in 2019 – Nino Dubretić, Direkt Booker and award-winning landlord Applications will be open soon. Follow HrTurizam.hrlast_img read more

6 things you can do right now to reduce your risk of high blood pressure

first_imgHigh blood pressure kills – and it kills quietly.There aren’t any obvious signs (other than a cuff reading) that a person’s blood pressure is dangerously high, which is why many call hypertension the “silent killer”.As sciencealert.com reports, it can be tough to see outward signs of pressure building up in a person’s blood vessels until it’s too late and the extra stress on arteries leads to a heart attack, a stroke, or heart failure.Recently, the American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology lowered the bar for what they consider high blood pressure to a cuff reading above 130/80, down from 140/90.The new guidelines mean nearly half of adults in the US – 46 percent – should lower their blood pressure, according to the American Heart Association.Here are some tips on how to do it.Blood pressure is measured in two numbers. The top number is your systolic pressure, or the amount of pressure in your blood vessels when your heart beats. It ideally should remain below 120.The bottom number is your diastolic pressure, or the amount of pressure in your blood vessels when your heart rests between beats. It should stay below 80.If you want to lower your blood pressure, spend some time with family and friends – or yourself.Stress contributes to blood pressure, so enjoying time relaxing with family or friends is a great way to lower your risk of heart problems.The Mayo Clinic even suggests taking 15 to 20 minutes a day to simply “sit quietly and breathe deeply”.And being thankful is also great for your heart. A 2015 study found that patients with heart failure who spent more time appreciating life and giving thanks were healthier.“It seems that a more grateful heart is indeed a more healthy heart,” said Paul Mills, one of the study’s authors. “Gratitude journaling is an easy way to support cardiac health.”Jump around.A bit of movement can also boost heart health.When you’re more physically active, the heart doesn’t have to work as hard to pump blood around the body.And you don’t have to be a pro athlete to reap all-star benefits from exercising.A recent study found that people who start high-intensity aerobic exercise in middle age can reverse some of the dangerous and deadly effects of a life spent sitting in a chair or on a couch.Researchers already knew that a lifetime of exercising four or five days a week helps keep a heart healthy. But the new findings suggest that even a person who shunned exercise for decades can change their ways later in life and become part of the heart-healthy crew.Drink less.If you’re going to happy hour, moderation is key.According to the Mayo Clinic, having more than three servings of alcohol in one sitting can temporarily raise your blood pressure, and repeated binging can lead to more long-term blood pressure problems.Some studies suggest that a bit of moderate drinking – especially wine – can help lower blood pressure and may also reduce a person’s risk of developing diabetes, but researchers are still debating the science behind that.Start reducing the size of your waistline.By shedding pounds around your middle, you’re increasing blood flow to the brain and reducing strain on your blood vessels – a nice perk for both your body and your mind.One of the easiest ways to watch your weight and reduce midsection paunch is to eat more filling, flavourful, and fibre-filled foods, like whole grains and protein, while cutting sugar.Slash salt from your diet, and add more fresh fruits and veggies.Foods that are low in sodium and high in potassium are great options for heart health.When the level of sodium in your bloodstream increases, it becomes harder for your kidneys to flush impurities from your blood, raising blood pressure. Even eating just a little less salt can make a difference.Potassium is a natural antidote to sodium’s harmful effects on your blood pressure, so eating more fresh fruits and vegetables, like bananas or avocados, can perform a double-duty favour for your heart.And finally, if you smoke, it’s a good idea to quit.The nicotine a smoker inhales triggers an immediate spike in blood pressure – and though it’s temporary and doesn’t correspond with higher blood pressure levels throughout the day, it can lead to longer-lasting problems in the blood vessels.The chemicals in tobacco can cause the arteries to narrow and damage the lining of their walls, prompting a spike in blood pressure.The American Lung Association says people who quit smoking can start to reduce their risk of a heart attack in as little as two weeks.last_img read more

US chasing farm trade deal with Japan that could wipe out Canadas

first_img Pigs on a farm in Collins, Iowa. Canadian pork exports to Japan edged ahead of those of the U.S. for the first time in April.Houston Cofield/Bloomberg ← Previous Next → Naomi Powell United States representatives say they are seeking an agricultural trade deal with Japan “within the next few months,” a move that if it succeeds will likely wipe out the sizeable advantage enjoyed by Canadian farmers under a new Asia Pacific trade deal.Pork and beef exports to Japan from Canada and Australia have surged under the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP), the 11-nation trade deal abandoned by U.S. President Donald Trump in 2017.The lost market share by U.S. farmers — whose goods now face considerably higher tariffs than CPTPP nations — has sparked concerns in Washington. China to suspend pork imports from Canadian company Frigo Royal Morgan Stanley sees recession within year if trade war gets any worse Canadian exporters in a sour mood as outlook drops to 7-year low: EDC “We’re in a situation where if we don’t make headway quickly, people will lose customers and never get that market share back,” U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer said before the U.S. Senate Finance Committee Tuesday. “The Japanese are fully engaged, they understand what needs to be done, we’re quite clear about it and my hope is in the next few months we’ll have an agreement on it.”U.S. and Japanese representatives held a series of talks last week and are slated to meet again on the sidelines of the G20 Summit in Osaka later this month. Lighthizer has proposed settling the agricultural issues first rather than risk the loss of further market share as the U.S. pursues lengthier “across the board” negotiations for a full free trade deal with Japan.“One of the biggest beneficiaries of our actions with Japan will be of course the beef industry, but also pork and some others,” he said. “Those are also the ones most at risk if we don’t do something because of the fact that Japan has entered into (the CPTPP).”Canadian beef and pork exports to Japan have soared since the CPTPP went into force on Dec. 30, 2018, with beef exports tripling in January to 3,545 tonnes as tariffs fell to an initial 27.5 per cent from 38.5 per cent.Canadian pork exports edged ahead of those of the U.S. for the first time in April as shipments of chilled pork meat rose 8.5 per cent to 17,800 tonnes, while the U.S. shipped 17,388 tonnes, according to Japanese customs clearance data. Japanese levies on pork fell by half to 2.25 per cent under the CPTPP and will gradually be phased out altogether.Frozen pork shipments from Canada rose to 3,559 tonnes, a 51 per cent increase compared to the year before, while U.S. shipments declined nearly 18 per cent to 3,966 tonnes.Canadian pork farmers now hold a little more than half of the Japanese market and will continue to compete “head to head” with U.S. farmers even if Lighthizer succeeds in winning lower tariffs, said Martin Lavoie, chief executive of Canada Pork International.“We have a tariff advantage and that’s great to have, but we have always been able to compete with the U.S. based on quality,” Lavoie said. “The advantage may be the icing on the cake, but we still have the cake.”• Email: npowell@nationalpost.com | Twitter: Share this storyU.S. chasing farm trade deal with Japan that could wipe out Canada’s Pacific pact advantage Tumblr Pinterest Google+ LinkedIn Reddit What you need to know about passing the family cottage to the next generation June 18, 20195:20 PM EDT Filed under News Economy 3 Comments Facebook advertisementcenter_img Recommended For YouTrans Mountain still faces huge ‘execution risk up until the oil starts flowing’, Moody’s warnsLNG boss says China welcomes our natural gas, tensions with Canada not an issueAt Oil Search party, PNG prime minister seeks bigger slice of cakeJGBs track global peers higher, BOJ’s bond-buying helpsChina’s yuan internationalization should be market-driven, will take time-regulator Comment Email Join the conversation → More Twitter Featured Stories Sponsored By: U.S. chasing farm trade deal with Japan that could wipe out Canada’s Pacific pact advantage Lighthizer pushes for quick deal because American farmers are losing market share to CPTPPlast_img read more